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.
Westerns are some of my favorite film......Read Laura’s article
The Directors’ Chair: Rope (1948)
ROPE ( 1948 ) – SUBVERTING THE DRAWING
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......Read Theresa’s article
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......Read Lea’s article
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......Read Kellee’s article
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......Read Toni’s article
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...
?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 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
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
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