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Top 1920’s Movies (see all)

  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  2. The Gold Rush (1925)
  3. The Circus (1928)
  4. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  5. The General (1926)
  6. Nosferatu (1922)
  7. The Kid (1921)
  8. Wings (1927)
  9. Sunrise (1927)
  10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

Fan Top Crime Movies (see all)

  1. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  2. Double Indemnity (1944)
  3. After the Thin Man (1936)
  4. The Lady Eve (1941)
  5. Ball of Fire (1941)
  6. The Thin Man (1934)
  7. The Big Sleep (1946)
  8. Another Thin Man (1939)
  9. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  10. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Fan Top Civil War Movies (see all)

  1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  2. The General (1926)
  3. Little Women (1933)
  4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  5. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
  6. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  7. The Little Colonel (1935)
  8. Silver River (1948)
  9. Abraham Lincoln (1930)
  10. Arizona (1940)

Western RoundUp

Western RoundUp: Universal Gems, Part 2 A couple of years ago I shared a list of what I called “Universal Gems,” some of the many highly enjoyable Westerns released by Universal Pictures between the late ’40s and mid-’50s. Universal Westerns are some of my favorite film......
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The Directors’ Chair

The Directors’ Chair: Rope (1948) ROPE ( 1948 ) – SUBVERTING THE DRAWING ROOM PLAY Right off the bat, Hitchcock shows us a murder. ?Good Americans usually die young on the battlefield, don?t they? Well the Davids of the world merely occupy space, which is why he was th......
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Silents are Golden

Silents are Golden: The ?Sheik? Phenomenon of the 1920s Everyone knows about 1920s flappers–the youthful, fun-loving ladies of the Jazz Age. Their style of bobbed hair, tight-fitting hats, and short (as in knee-length) skirts, has become iconic. There?s no doubt that their impact on early 2......
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The Funny Papers

The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959) Operation Petticoat (1959) There are classic comedies that capture the perfect blend of superior direction, cast, writing, and appealing aesthetics. You can tell that it works well when we find ourselves forming nostalgic bonds to such films. Even i......
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Monsters and Matinees

When classic movie fans think of the faces of horror, we rightly go to some of the most iconic creatures in film history: the Universal monsters and the images that have defined the look of vampires, Frankenstein?s monster and other creatures for nearly 90 years; grotesque aliens and horrific mythol......
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Legend Tribute: Deborah Kerr

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Deborah Kerr, Born September 30, 1921! Deborah Kerr is not what one would call a household name. If you were to ask most people under the age of 50 who she is, well, you?d probably get nothing back but a blank stare. However, in the lexicon of movie history, she...  Read more...

Mini Tribute Leo McCarey at Work

?Born October 3, 1896 (or 1898?) Director Leo McCarey! In a 41 year film career that spanned 1921-1962, Leo McCarey directed over 100 films, most famously?Duck Soup,?The Awful Truth, Love Affair,?Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary’s,?and?An Affair To Remember. Not only a director however, McCarey...  Read more...

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – How to Marry a Millionaire

Marilyn Monroe Launches Cinemascope inHow to Marry A Millionaire (1953) ?People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night,? 20th Century-Fox Studio mogul Darryl Zanuck predicted of television. He could not have been more wrong. By 1953, cinema attendance dropped nearly fift......Read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Let’s Make Love

Monroe?s Last Completed Musical-Comedy:Let?s Make Love (1960) ?Marilyn Monroe is the greatest farceuse in the business,? Fox film producer Jerry Wald asserted. ?A female Chaplin.? In the summer of 1959, Wald approached Monroe with The Billionaire, a musical comedy by Norman Krasna who had scr......Read more

What’s Streaming in Sept on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? Angel and the Bad Man, The Hitch-Hiker, His Girl Friday and More

Our Sept Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelOver 40 Titles Streaming Free All Month Long! It’s that time again… We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows......Read more

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Oct 02 To Oct 03
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Oct 12 To Oct 14

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Classic Movie Travel Sites

Did you know that there is an Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, NC?

The Andy Griffith Museum houses a treasure trove of Andy Griffith memorabilia including actual props... ..  read more

National Film Registry

In 1999, The Shop Around the Corner starring the legendary Margaret Sullavan, was inducted into The National Film Registry, 59 years after its initial release (1940).
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Edward Arnold's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1942. So were Joan Fontaine, Greer Garson, Henry Fonda, Rita Hayworth...  see more