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OTR Tuesday – Ma Perkins

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Nov 12, 2019

Of course, we’re all familiar with the concept of the soap opera. It’s a serial, either daily or weekly, that usually dramatizes (often overly so) the lives of a generally small group of people linked to gether in some way. They might live in the same city, work together in a hospital, o read more

A 'Confession': She's in jail

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 12, 2019

Carole Lombard's "True Confession" alter ego, Helen Bartlett, is in big trouble, which is why she's currently in jail, or at least the 1937 Paramount version of such (the cinderblocks and faucet give it away). However, her exasperated husband Kenneth Bartlett (Fred MacMurray), tired of his wife's co read more

The Grace Kelly Blogathon is Here — Day 2

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 12, 2019

Musings of a Classic Film Addict Even though tomorrow marks what would have been the Princess of Monaco’s 90th birthday, Grace Kelly fans worldwide have already began writing tributes to this blonde screen goddess! There are few events that I look forward to more than The Wonderful Grace Kelly Blog read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 12, 2019

After an exciting opening night and a wonderful double feature, it was time to experience the second day of Noir City Chicago. This day included a special meet and greet with TCM Host Eddie Muller, in addition to a screening of the Film Noir Foundation’s latest restoration–Trapped (1949 read more

book: Father Panic’s Opera Macabre (2000) by Thomas Tessier

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Nov 11, 2019

Historical novelist Neil is motoring around Italy when his car breaks down near a big old mansion occupied by a strange group of old people, a forceful priest and a red-hot babe, Marisa. Marisa offers to put him up for the night while the servants do something about his car. Cue a bonkathon. A few read more

book: Caught (2010) by Harlan Coben

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Nov 11, 2019

We were away at a science fiction convention this past weekend, so everything’s a bit sleepy and tentative around Noirish Towers today. This will be just a quick note . . . TV investigative journalist Wendy Tynes ensnares social worker Dan Mercer in a sting operation, the latest triumph of he read more

Yet another Columbia gem

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 11, 2019

On this Veterans Day (Carole Lombard, above, is shown with servicemen she met at the Salt Lake City railroad station in January 1942 en route to Chicago and then her bond rally in Indianapolis), we have a second new Lombard still from Columbia in as many days. Take a look:A gorgeous, pensive image o read more

Grace Kelly & Audrey Hepburn Part II

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 11, 2019

Two years ago I contributed a post to The Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon to commemorate the actress and cultural icon alongside my other favorite performer Audrey Hepburn. For my initial point of reference, I started with a pair of photos I’d seen backstage at the 28th Academy Awards in 1956. read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Nov 11, 2019

Disney plus must see classics After several years of teasing comments and drip-fed information on Disney’s TV streaming service, the Disney Plus launch is finally upon us as we get to finally get a full on streaming service that will be the biggest thing for this Disney fan’s love. I cannot read more

MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) on Women in Political Life

Backlots Posted by Lara on Nov 11, 2019

Last night, I was pleased to see that KQED, my local PBS affiliate, was showing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington for their weekly Saturday night movie program. I have always loved this film, and deeply respect the emotional integrity and intelligence it brings to the screen. It’s hard to imagine read more

Made for TV Monday – Killdozer (1974)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Nov 11, 2019

  Okay, let’s just start out with a little bit of honesty, shall we? When you turn on a movie with the title Killdozer you have to know right up front that you’re in for more than just a little bit of ridiculousness. Well, I’m happy to report that at least on that front, the m read more

The Watcher in the Woods

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 11, 2019

Bette Davis as Mrs. Aylwood. If absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder, then it may make the brain more curious. For me, that was the case with Walt Disney Productions' The Watcher in the Woods (1981), which I recently viewed again for the first time in 38 years. It opens with the Cu read more

Musical Monday: Tars and Spars (1946)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Tars and Spars (1946) – read more

The Keys of the Kingdom ( 1944 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 11, 2019

Film studios always preferred a good novel adaptation over an original story idea. This was primarily because the producers knew they had an established audience who were waiting in anticipation for the release of the film. When a best-selling book became a box-office hit at the movie theatres, then read more

Entrevistando Grace Kelly / Grace Kelly interviewed

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Nov 11, 2019

Entrevistando Grace Kelly / Grace Kelly interviewed Grace Kelly foi uma das pessoas mais famosas do século XX. Milhares de fotos dela foram tiradas, centenas de artigos foram escritos sobre ela, sua vida e seus filmes. Em jornais e revistas do mundo todo havia especulações sobre sua vida amor read more

Day 11 of Noirvember: Top 10 Noirs That Don’t Get Enough Love

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 11, 2019

Everybody knows about Out of the Past, Double Indemnity, Laura, The Killers, The Maltese Falcon, yada yada yada. But there are so many noirs out there that are also superb examples, but they never seem to come up when in discussions of movies from this era. Today’s Noirvember post pays tribute to read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Nov 10, 2019

Gojira, known in the West as Godzilla, first thundered into Japan’s movie houses on November 3, 1954. Six and a half decades later, the monster presides over an international entertainment franchise, having starred in thirty-two feature films produced in Japan and three (so far) in Hollywood, and read more

Death Rides a Horse (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 10, 2019

Death Rides a Horse (Da uomo a uomo) Directed by Giulio Petroni Written by Luciano Vincenzoni 1967/Italy PEC/Sancro International Film First viewing/Netflix rental   Petroni is not Leone but this is a fine, if extremely violent, Spaghetti Western with a dynamite performance by Lee Van Cleef. As read more

THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 10, 2019

I discovered this 2016 documentary on Tubi. It details one man's quixotic attempt to recover a large film set that was built--and supposedly buried--on the central coast of California. The writer, producer, and director of THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE, Peter Brosnan, had heard a story in the e read more

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955): Spencer Tracy and Small-Town Bigotry

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 10, 2019

In its theatrical cut, Bad Day at Black Rock opens furiously, charging forward with the momentum of a freight train as the credits roll and Andre Previn’s score thrashes in the film’s most manic moment. From thenceforward, its greatest strength is restraint. The whole town cowers around read more
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