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The Moment I Fell For: Alice Brady

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Oct 31, 2014

This is part of the Classic Movie Blog Association’s Forgotten Stars blogathon. Check out the other entries! When you type Alice Brady into a Google search, a flood of entries appear—but not for the talented actress who won over My Man Godfre read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 31, 2014

Image Ethel Waters (1896-1977) Barbara Bel Geddes (1922-2005) read more
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Classic Links

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 31, 2014

Image Source How wonderful that Orson Welles' long unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind may finally be released! I hope this happens, because I'd love seeing a newly-released movie starring John Huston--The Dissolve If you are loo read more
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Night of the Demon: If Hitchcock Had Made a Horror Movie...

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 31, 2014

Although made in the late 1950s, Night of the Demon (US: Curse of the Demon) owes its inspiration to producer Val Lew-ton's 1940s “B” horror films. Constrained by a low budget, Lewton knew he couldn’t afford to show a scary monster, read more
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“Welcome Back, Kotter” wife Marcia Strassman (1948-2014) Remembered on MeTV

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Oct 30, 2014

When actress Marcia Strassman, best known for her role as Julie Kotter on ABC’s Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-79) was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer in March of 2007, she took on a new role: patient advocate. Strassman became read more
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Strange Experiences at Valentinos Grave

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Oct 30, 2014

Strange Experiences at Valentino's Grave Did you know that: Crypt of Rudolph Valentino Ten people inquire every day for the specific location of Valentino's burial place There are societies all over the world pledged to keep the grave ever fres read more
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Freaks (1932)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 30, 2014

Freaks Directed by Tod Browning Writers uncredited; suggested by a story by Clarence Aaron ‘Tod’ Robbins 1932/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Video #73 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die IMDb users say 8.0 read more
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Rubber Tires (1927) A Silent Film Review

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 30, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 30, 2014 in Blog, Feature, Silent Movie Review Bankrupt in New York? California, here we come! That, in a nutshell, is the plot of Rubber Tires, a romantic road comedy from the tail end of the silent era. Can our madcap f read more
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Milking some glamour, plus a word from 'Mom'

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Oct 30, 2014

Even before hitching to Clark Gable as her second husband, Carole Lombard showed the public her sudden fondness for rural life through a series of Paramount publicity photographs taken at the San Fernando Valley ranch she owned in 1937. (It's probabl read more
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Classic Films in Focus: THE PREMATURE BURIAL (1962)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 30, 2014

Ray Milland takes over from Vincent Price as Roger Corman's lead actor in The Premature Burial (1962), which builds a feature-length story of obsession and betrayal around a much simpler tale by Edgar Allan Poe. Price's absence makes this entry into read more
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Louis Sorin, a Soarin’ Performer, Scorin’ on Stage, Radio, Television and the Big Screen

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Oct 30, 2014

Louis Sorin   Louis Sorin was far better known on stage, than in film, finding a thirty year stint on Broadway, [1] including: Humoresque, 1923, The Constant Nymph, 1927, and The Night Before Christmas, 1941. In late 1941, Sorin replaced Morris read more
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Laura (1944)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 30, 2014

Laura Directed by Otto Preminger Written by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Elizabeth Reinhardt from a novel by Vera Caspary 1944/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Amazon Prime Instant Video #176 of 1001 Movies You Mus read more
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Fury (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Jared Bratt on Oct 30, 2014

You know that feeling when you’ve finished watching a film, and you’ve enjoyed the movie so much so that your mind is just utterly racing (in every which direction) unable to lock down the specifics as to why you had such an enthralling read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 30, 2014

Image Ruth Hussey (1911-2005) read more
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Classic Television Thursday #011 – The Halloween Special Halloween Special

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 30, 2014

Tomorrow is Halloween, and, like many holidays, Halloween means Halloween specials on television. Whether it’s an actual special such as 1966’s It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown or just a Halloween-themed episode of an ongoing s read more
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The Mark of Zorro (1940) with Tyrone Power

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

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Bob Hope Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 30, 2014

Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. One of Bob Hope's best films, The Ghost Breakers is a first-rate haunted house comedy that benefits from a funny script and a strong cast. Made in 1941, it reteams Hope and Paulette Goddard from the similar The Ca read more
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Mini-Review: A Place at the Table

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Oct 30, 2014

Introduction This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. Each film deserves its own review. Therefore I will repost, and at times add to, read more
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The Mummy Trilogy

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 30, 2014

" O Amon-Ra. O God of Gods. Death is but the doorway to new life —we live today; we shall live again….In many forms shall we return, O mighty one." With these immortal utterances from the Scroll of Thoth, impetuous assistant Ralph read more
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October Quick Picks and Pans – Halloween 2014

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 30, 2014

Burnt Offerings (1976) Karen Black and Oliver Reed star in this slow burn psychological horror film, based on a novel by Robert Marasco. Marian and Ben, along with their 12-year-old son (Lee Montgomery) and elderly aunt (Bette Davis), find an old man read more
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My Ten Greatest Movie Vampires

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Oct 30, 2014

A couple days ago my friend Will McKinley shared a blog post that he wrote on something called "World Series of Monsters" from the HitFix website. As part of this "World Series", readers were asked to pick who was the best movie vampire from a list o read more
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Rita Hayworth: a deusa e a femme fatale

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Oct 30, 2014

Rita Hayworth: a deusa e a femme fatale Ela nasceu Margarita Carmen Cansino em 1918. Para milhões de pessoas, ela será para sempre Gilda, a protagonista do filme de 1946. Mas Rita Hayworth foi muito mais que a sex symbol que seduziu Glenn Ford read more
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Forgotten Stars Blogathon: Anita Page

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Oct 30, 2014

I don’t know what it is that I’ve always loved about Anita Page. Although once labeled “The Girl With the Most Beautiful Face in Hollywood,” I never found her looks, while certainly pretty, to be especially unique. And she isn’t necessarily read more
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International Chaplin: The Little Tramp in Seoul

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 29, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 29, 2014 in Article, Blog, Feature I am officially back. These last few weeks, I have been living out of a carry-on in Seoul, South Korea. The site was controlled remotely in a (more or less) successful manner using apps. read more
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Video of the Week: “Most inexplicable line reading of all time” revisited

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Oct 29, 2014

For this week’s video (by hubby’s special request) we revisit Timothy’s infamous “Atta boy Mike” scene from Bob Rafelson‘s Head (1968), the very strange first – and last – feature film from the Monkees. read more
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To the magnetism of Carole and Fred

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Oct 29, 2014

While we await Game 7 of the World Series, the finale of the 2014 major league baseball season, let's examine Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray. Just as John Barrymore helped elicit a career-changing performance from Carole in 1934's "Twentieth Centu read more
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Classic Films in Focus: THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (1958)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 29, 2014

Directed by Robert Day, The Haunted Strangler (1958) comes from the later part of Boris Karloff's career, long after his iconic roles in Frankenstein (1931) and The Mummy (1932). Karloff churned out modest chillers for decades, and he's usually the b read more
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His Haunted Mansion The late Rudolph Valentino

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Oct 29, 2014

Falcon's Lair Visit a Haunted House Valentino's Falcon Lair He built it for his wife, but she would never live there. A larger tragedy, he would die not long after its completion.  The mansion on the hill may rival his grave site for having read more
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Review: The Mystery of Happiness

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Oct 29, 2014

Santiago (Guillermo Francella) and Eugenio (Fabián Arenillas) are longtime friends and business partners. They seem to be as in sync as best friends are when they are children, and then one day Eugenio disappears without a trace. Nothing about the ti read more
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Halloweek: “The Watcher in the Woods” (1980)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 29, 2014

This week, Comet Over Hollywood is celebrating Halloween with slightly more offbeat horror films.   (This contains spoilers to explain alternate endings) When I was growing up, there were two movies my sisters and I begged for our parents to rent fr read more
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