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Sayonara (1957)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 28, 2016

Sayonara Directed by Joshua Logan Written by Paul Osborn based on a novel by James A. Michener 1957/USA Pennebaker Productions/William Goetz Productions Repeat viewing/YouTube I last saw this film on a black-and-white TV.  It was even better than I remembered. Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) read more

Love on the Run (1936, W.S. Van Dyke)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 28, 2016

Joan Crawford is top-billed in Love on the Run. Unfortunately, she has absolutely nothing to do in the entire film. Maybe if Clark Gable had something to do besides deceiving everyone (and then rescuing Crawford) the movie might make it through better, but he doesn’t. Love on the Run is eight read more

Jack Davis 1924 – 2016

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Jul 28, 2016

We were sad to learn yesterday of the death of long-time Mad magazine cartoonist Jack Davis at the age of 91. Jack made his mark not only at Mad but all over the world of illustration – advertising, album covers, film posters; you name it and Jack illustrated it in his own delightful style. In read more

A Study in Scarlet (1933) – with Reginald Owen and Anna May Wong

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Jul 28, 2016

Share This! “My interest is to bring the criminal to justice.” — Sherlock Holmes (Owen) A Study in Scarlet came almost in the middle of Arthur Wontner’s five British Sherlock Holmes films, and would be the last American film about the detective until the first of the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce read more

I Feel It in My Bones: My Favorite Star Trek Character

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 28, 2016

With Star Trek Beyond out in theaters just in time for the 50th anniversary of the original show, I find myself thinking back about my lifetime of Trek experiences. I first saw the show as a little girl, when it was on in re-runs during the 1970s. I have been a fan ever since, seeing every movie and read more

1001 Classic Movies: The Films of Olivia de Havilland

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

Throughout July, I celebrated the 100th birthday of Olivia de Havilland with a look at three of this old Hollywood legend's best films. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938): This rollicking swashbuckler about medieval English outlaw Robin of Locksley and the noble Maid Marian is the best read more

Throwback Thursday – More Nero Wolfe

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Jul 28, 2016

Between this blog and my previous one, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, I’ve been writing about movies for quite a while now. Because of that, there are a lot of posts that have simply gotten lost to the mists of time. So, I figured I’d use the idea of “Throwb read more

Book Review--The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 28, 2016

The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best Peter L. Winkler, Ed. Chicago Review Press, 2016 In his six years in Los Angeles and New York, James Dean packed in several decades-worth of living. Many who knew him would comment on his morbid world view and how he seemed to fore read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 28, 2016

“The bad girls were so much fun to play. I wouldn’t have wanted to play Coleen Gray’s good-girl parts.” -Audrey Totter One of the greatest leading ladies in the film noir genre has to be Audrey Totter. Gifted in playing the “bad girl” roles necessary for this gen read more

Christopher Lee as Rasputin, the Mad Monk

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 27, 2016

Christopher Lee as Rasputin. Hammer Films and historical drama may sound like strange bedfellows. And yet, the British studio produced much more than just horror films, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. Its output also included suspense pictures, costume swashbucklers, comedies, and science fictio read more

WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED Review: A Near-Perfect Fit

ScribeHard on Film Posted by Michael Nazarewycz on Jul 27, 2016

(The text of this review originally appeared at Way Too Indie.) Ask a random sampling of movie buffs to name a famous costume designer and the first response will most likely be Edith Head, and rightfully so. With 35 Oscar nominations to her name (eight of which went on to win), Head is synonymous read more

My Top Ten Cowboy Stars - Yep, another o' them internet lists...

Phantom Empires Posted by Clayton on Jul 27, 2016

My Top Ten Cowboy Stars - Yep, another o' them internet lists... 7/27/2016 0 Comments   I've found it common on film blogs to make lists, so this year I've done a few, just for the fun of it. Recently I've been wat read more

An Affair to Remember (1957)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 27, 2016

An Affair to Remember Directed by Leo McCarey Written by Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey Mildred Cram, and Donald Ogden Stewart 1957/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corportation/Jerry Wald Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #331 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Nickie Ferrante: People? read more

Ticklish Business Episode 3: Planet of the Apes (1968)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

I talk with Dwight Hurst about the 1968 sci-fi adventure Planet of the Apes in honor of TCM’s recent nationwide screening of the film. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. read more

Dark Tower, The (1943)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 27, 2016

UK / 93 minutes / bw / Warner–First National Dir: John Harlow Pr: Max Milder Scr: Brock Williams, Reginald Purdell Story: The Dark Tower (1933 play) by George S. Kaufman, Alexander Woollcott Cine: Otto Heller Cast: Ben Lyon, Anne Crawford, David Farrar, Herbert Lom, Frederick Burtwell, Bill Hartnell read more

The Costumes of Gone With the Wind: Scarlett O'Hara's Curtain Dress

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jul 27, 2016

Today, I'm taking a behind the scenes look at the dress made of curtains that Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) wears in Gone With the Wind (1939). This article is the third in a four-part series. Go here for part one and part two. The curtain dress that Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) wears to vis read more

The Snow Queen (1957)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 27, 2016

The Snow Queen (Snezhnaya koroleva) Directed by Lev Atamanov Written by Lev Atamanov et al from the story by Hans Christian Andersen 1957/USSR All-Union Animated Cartoon Studios/Soyuzmultifilm First viewing/YouTube This is a beautifully animated retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale read more

Sherlock Jr (1924)

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

Sherlock Jr (1924) On July 27, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized Buster Keaton is one of those people that can make any movie great just by having his name attached to it. When you’re watching one of his movies, you’re not just watching it, you’re experie read more

La Filmothèque Streaming Classics

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Jul 27, 2016

I’m always excited to find new places to watch classic movies, so I was delighted when La Filmothèque emailed me about their website. It’s a public domain film library where you can watch movies for free, but unlike youtube, this is a curated site so you know the movies will be complete read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 27, 2016

“My brother and I laughed a lot as kids. We came up in the middle of the Depression, and neither one of us knew we were poor. We had nothing, but we didn’t know it.” -Dick Van Dyke Dick Van Dyke is a person who seems to constantly exude and create joy wherever he goes. He possesse read more