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Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 28, 2016

Big Deal on Madonna Street (I soliti ignolti) Directed by Mario Monicelli Written by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli et al 1958/Italy Cinecittá, Lux Film, Vides Cinematografica Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Some of Italy’s stars of the 1950’s get together for this spoof of the era&# read more

The Thing from Another World

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Sep 28, 2016

Today, I'm reviewing the science fiction classic The Thing from Another World (1951), which stars James Arness as an alien who menaces a polar research station. This article is part of Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon hosted by Cinematic Frontier. The fam read more

The Feminine Touch (1941)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Sep 28, 2016

via: Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Jealousy takes center stage in this comedy from 1941 starring Rosalind Russell and Don Ameche. The two romantic leads are already married to each other when the movie begins, so you kno read more

Crime Patrol, The (1936)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 28, 2016

US / 59 minutes / bw / Mayfair, Empire Dir: Eugene Cummings Pr: Harry S. Knight Scr: Betty Burbridge Story: Arthur T. Horman Cine: Bert Longenecker Cast: Ray Walker, Geneva Mitchell, Herbert Corthell, Hooper Atchley, Wilbur Mack, Russ Clark, Max Wagner, Virginia True Boardman, Henry Roquemore, Snub read more

The Keep Watching The Skies! Blogathon--THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Sep 27, 2016

When one thinks of 1950s science-fiction films, it is natural to focus on the many American productions that defined the genre during that particular decade. But there were several British movies that were also important to the period. Hammer Films is best remembered for their colorful Gothic horro read more

Yoru no tsuzumi (1958)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 27, 2016

Yoru no tsuzumi (“Night Drum”) Directed by Tadashi Imai Written by Shinobu Hashimoto and Kaneto Shindô from a play by Monzaemon Chikamatsu 1958/Japan Shôchiku Eiga First viewing/Hulu This tragedy recounts several points of view on the conduct of a samurai wife suspected of adultery. A read more

I don’t usually get political, but…

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 27, 2016

I don’t usually get political, but… On September 27, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... read more

Warner Archive: John Barrymore in a Pre-code Version of Moby Dick (1930)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 27, 2016

"Call me Ishamael." Herman Melville's opening line to Moby Dick is one of the most famous first sentences in English literature, and yet, when a large volume of the book is opened to the first page in the credits of this pre-code take on the novel, there is no Ishamael in sight. The man himself neve read more

Torn Curtain (1966)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 27, 2016

Torn Curtain was Alfred Hichcock’s fiftieth feature in an illustrious career. Though he was arguably on a slow decline, the film still channels the Cold War sentiment and the age of the spy thriller, while taking hold of the director’s fascination in the everyman.  The story line unwinds as Professo read more

Gigi (1958)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 26, 2016

Gigi Directed by Vincente Minnelli Written by Allen J. Lerner based on a novella by Colette 1958/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #344 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This movie makes me feel happy and I love it unapologetically. Gigi (Leslie Caron) is a rambunctio read more

“Monsters! Monsters from the Id!”: Forbidden Planet (1956)

True Classics Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

The Wonders in the Dark sci-fi countdown rolls on, and here’s another contribution from yours truly: at #25, it’s the 1956 deep-space classic Forbidden Planet: MGM, the studio that produced Forbidden Planet, threw a couple million dollars into the production of the film, and it shows in read more

1001 Classic Movies: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Sep 26, 2016

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), starring John Wayne and James Stewart, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). This yea read more

A Very Special Time Of Night – The Midnight Special

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Sep 26, 2016

On August 19, 1972 a special program appeared on NBC urging younger voters to get out and vote in the upcoming presidential election. Sponsored by Chevrolet, the special feature live acts performing their own music, something rather unique at the time since, like many appearances by acts on TV today read more

Seven Things to Know About Glenn Ford

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 26, 2016

1. Glenn Ford was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada. He became a naturalized U. S. citizen in 1939. His father was a railroad executive; Ford played a railroad engineer in Fritz Lang's classic film noir Human Desire (1954). 2. Ford was a regist read more

Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Sep 26, 2016

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other Part Two of a Four-Part Series Though two-time Oscar winner Spencer Tracy is widely regarded as one of the acting greats of the “golden age,” not all of his co-stars were so keen on him. For instance, Melvyn Douglas complain read more

Musical Monday: Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Broadway Thru a Keyhole read more

o/t: Princeton Children’s Book Festival 2016 — a proud author modestly demonstrates his triumph

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 25, 2016

  Yup — we sold out about an hour and a half before closing time. Frustrating, of course, but as my neighbor, the excellent children’s author/illustrator Ross Burach (There’s a Giraffe in My Soup), pointed out, it was a nice problem to have. We had a great day out — it read more

“TCM Big Screen Classics: The Shining” Movie Event Ticket Giveaway (September 30 – October 15)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 25, 2016

Win Tickets to see “The Shining” on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide October 23 & October 26! CMH is thrilled to announce the October edition of our monthly movie ticket giveaways, courtesy of Fathom Events! This month, we’ll be giving away EIGHT PAIRS of tickets to see “TCM read more

Happy Halloween! Young Frankenstein DVD Giveaway (October)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 25, 2016

Announcing our Happy Halloween “Young Frankenstein” DVD Giveaway! We decided to do something a little special this year for Halloween — so this will be the first of two Halloween-themed DVD giveaways we’ll be doing this month. That said, we will be paying tribute to the late read more

Know Your Character Actor – James Gleason

Smum County Posted by smumcountry on Sep 25, 2016

September 25, 2016 by smumcounty James Austin Gleason was born in New York City on May 23rd 1882 to William Gleason and Mina Crolius who were both theater folk. James or Jimmie as he was known to his friends was quickly inducted into the world of theater when he made his stage debut at the tender ag read more