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TECHNICOLOR NOIR: The Man Who Watched Trains Go By, 1952

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 18, 2021

The man who watched trains go by, particularly the Paris Express is Kees Popinga. Kees has a comfortable life in Groningen, the Netherlands. Set in his ways, he is a reliable bookkeeper and a reliable husband and father. It is the trains that spark the romance in his soul. He imagines the places the read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Movie of the Week Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 18, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a film that aired on the ABC Movie of the Week and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--j read more

Musical Monday: St. Louis Blues (1958)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 18, 2021

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: St. Louis Blues (1958) – read more

Book Review: ‘Marlon Brando’ by Patricia Bosworth

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 17, 2021

Some years ago, I stopped in a used books sale next to a church with a friend who loves books (she works as a librarian now). As we were browsing around the books, she spotted a biography book on Marlon Brando and immediately caught my attention as she knew I was a fan of him. As it was inexpensive read more

Pre-Code on YouTube

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Jan 17, 2021

Happy New Year, classic film lovers! I hope that you all are having a great start to 2021 – the last time I wrote, it was for 30 straight days of noir for Noirvember 2020, so I thought I’d start this year with a leap into the pre-Code pool. If you read my Noirvember posts, you’ll know that there’s read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 17, 2021

 This is the very first film adaptation of Curt Siodmak's science-fiction novel DONOVAN'S BRAIN. The movie was made by Republic Pictures and released in 1944. Siodmak was not involved in the production, which was directed by Western veteran George Sherman. In a spooky castle-like building read more

Rd 3 Land Yacht Cars Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jan 17, 2021

 Match 1: 75 Buick Park Avenue vs 56 Continental MK IIhttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll3351845x28354A0B-102Match 2: 58 Pontiac Bonneville vs 67 Plymouth Furyhttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll3351854xe1c42b96-102Match 3: 67 Chevy Impala vs 57 Desoto Fireflitehttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll3351857xB7 read more

On her 79th angel day

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jan 16, 2021

I admittedly haven't written much of late about Carole Lombard and classic Hollywood on this site. It's not health-related -- aside from a weak chest, I've felt fine, and I take every precaution when going outside to protect others as well as myself. It's simply that in the world we're in right now, read more

Valley of Decision (1945): Greer Garson & Gregory Peck

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 16, 2021

Gregory Peck’s pleasantly resonant voice brings us into the moment. The scene is unimaginative yet unmistakable with its obviously scaled-down establishing shot. Pittsburgh. Smokestacks and steel. These are the days of Andrew Carnegie and the transcontinental railroad wrapping its way east to read more

I answer your questions!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 15, 2021

I answer your questions! On January 15, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized That was fun! I had a blast answering your questions, thank you again for submitting them! Dina asked: ‘Why is there still sexism in Hollywood to a certain degree?’ read more

Portrait of a Lady ( 1968 ) - BBC

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 15, 2021

In 1968, BBC produced an excellent television adaptation of Henry James' critically acclaimed 1880 novel "The Portrait of a Lady". It aired as a two-part mini-series in January of that year. Suzanne Neve starred as Isabel Archer, the beautiful and spirited American woman who travels to England read more

William Powell and Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 15, 2021

William Powell and Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey” My Man Godfrey (1936) is an American screwball comedy directed by Gregory La Cava and starring William Powell and Carole Lombard. The film is based on a short novel, 1101 Park Avenue by Eric S. Hatch. My Man Godfrey is considered read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 15, 2021

Katharine Hepburn‘s brownie recipe is one that certainly intrigues classic film fans. When I first encountered the recipe in a cook book, I immediately wanted to get a “taste” of classic film history and indulge in this recipe from a confident and celebrated classic film star. The read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 15, 2021

“I will never retire. Put that down and underline it. The world is too nice – and so have been all the breaks.” –Miriam Hopkins Miriam Hopkins is among some of the most celebrated Pre-Code film stars. A versatile actress with an especially impressive roster of films from the read more

CD Review: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Original Soundtrack Expanded Edition

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 14, 2021

 I've mentioned on this blog and on Facebook several times how the very first movie soundtrack I ever bought was for THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. That purchase was on audio cassette, and I've bought it many times since, including a vinyl re-release just last summer. Now, Quartet Records read more

Madame Curie (1943): Starring The Indomitable Greer Garson

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 14, 2021

Physics and Mathematics are the two primary focuses of Marie Curie’s life. In the early days, when she was one of the few solitary women in a Parisian sphere of academia, dominated by dismissive men, she still went by her maiden name and took on the rigors of study with ardent relish. Thus, w read more

Happy 5th Anniversary to Three Enchanting Ladies!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 14, 2021

Three Enchanting Ladies I created this blog five years ago already! Curiously enough, this is the first time I’m celebrating the anniversary of this blog. Since I publish, like, two posts a year (ok, maybe a bit more), I didn’t think it was significant to celebrate each year. However, five years read more

RD 2 Land Yacht Cars Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jan 14, 2021

 Here we go with rd 2:Match 1: 57 Desoto Fireflite vs 76 Oldsmobile 98https://www.poll-maker.com/poll3346491x7C404038-102Match 2: 75 Buick Park Avenue vs 68 Pontiac Bonnevillehttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll3346497x65004274-102Match 3: 73 Oldsmobile Toronado vs 58 Pontiac Bonnevillehttps://www. read more

Book Review--Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jan 13, 2021

  Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s Kimberly Truhler Good Knight Books, 2020  Having read as many books about film noir as humanly possible, with the publication of Kimberly Truhler’s Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s I was surprised to realize it was the first I’d r read more

Pride and Prejudice (1940): Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 12, 2021

When you grow up with a sister, I imagine most people are aware of books like Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Anne of Greene Gables, and Little House on The Prairie. However, especially when you’re young, you rarely appreciate them fully or comprehend how notable they are as cultural artif read more