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Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: Gregory Peck

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 12, 2019

We want to try something a bit different at 4 Star Films. Most of what we put out are film reviews. As the years have gone by, they’ve gotten quite hefty. Frankly, they’re what I get the most joy out of writing. But I thought it would be a welcomed addition to help other nascent film fan read more


The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Oct 12, 2019

Ari Aster’s debut horror film, Hereditary, is a dark, brooding, gut punch of grief and guilt. It stars Toni Collette as Annie, a mother and artist who has just lost her own mother. There’s relief mixed with this grief, as her mother was a strange and very private person. She mainly has to console read more


The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 12, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Curt Siodmak On October 12, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized When I covered The Spiral Staircase (1946, dir. Robert Siodmak) a few days ago, it dawned on me just how versatile Robert Siodmak was. In fact, he was so prolific, he may have ove read more

This 'White Woman' is 86 and still looks fabulous

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

Of course, it helps that it is a publicity still of Carole Lombard for her late 1933 Paramount potboiler "White Woman." She's a nightclub singer in the Malaysian jungle, just married to a Cockney rubber plantation owner (an over-the-top Charles Laughton, in mustache), only to learn that while he's w read more

Devil’s Bait (1959)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Oct 12, 2019

UK / 56 minutes / bw / Independent Artists, Rank Dir: Peter Graham Scott Pr: Julian Wintle, Leslie Parkyn Scr: Peter Johnston, Diana K. Watson Cine: Michael Reed Cast: Geoffrey Keen, Jane Hylton, Gordon Jackson, Dermot Kelly, Shirley Lawrence, Eileen Moore, Molly Urquhart, Rupert Davies, Gillian Vau read more

Taking a Walk On ‘Quality Street’ (George Stevens 1937)

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

I’ve come to realize that I hadn’t participated in a blogathon since July (The Joan Bennett Blogathon)! I hope none of you are taking it personal but with the beginning of my master in Stockholm, I didn’t want to commit myself to such things since I was afraid I might have to canc read more

Rome Express ( 1932 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 12, 2019

"Romance and Adventure Roaring Through the Night!" A valuable Van Dyck painting has been stolen from an art museum in Paris and the thief ( Conrad Veidt ) is onboard the Rome Express heading to Italy. This sinister criminal is in search of a Mr. Poole ( Donald Calthrop, Blackmail ) who snatched the read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 12, 2019

This month being October, one naturally thinks about classic horror films. Producer Val Lewton is most famous for the series of thrillers he made at RKO in the 1940s. Writer Guy de Maupassant penned many renowned tales of terror. MADEMOISELLE FIFI is a 1944 film that Lewton produced based on two of read more

Amor Eletrônico (1957) / Desk Set (1957)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Oct 12, 2019

Amor Eletrônico (1957) / Desk Set (1957) Muitas profissões desapareceram no último século, em especial por causa de mudanças na tecnologia. Entre essas profissões, temos condutores de coches, telefonistas, ascensoristas, cortadores de gelo e pessoas que empilhavam os pinos de boliche após read more

The Florida Project (2017): The Antithesis of Hollywood Escapism

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

When we run in different circles it’s easy to have a conveniently jaundiced view of our society. On a personal scale, I’m talking about our neighborhoods, our towns, our community institutions. We turn a blind eye to those things that do not concern us — maybe they’re below read more

Adam’s Rib (1949, George Cukor)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 11, 2019

Adam’s Rib has a great script (by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin), but outside director Cukor not being as energetic as he could be—he might’ve been able to compensate—the script is the biggest problem with the film. There are the really obvious problems, like when Spencer Tracy gets reduced to read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is co-hosting with Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood The Second Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Blogathon. The celebration runs from October 11 - 13. Check out the interesting contributions HERE. The 1942 release Keeper of the Fl read more

Reacquainted with an old pattern

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

I know many who enjoy dressing up in 1930s attire worn by Carole Lombard and other stars. Here's a reasonably inexpensive way to pull it off -- use a vintage pattern and make it yourself.We've written extensively on one firm of the era, Hollywood Pattern ( read more

New Podcast: It's the "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Holiday Special!

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Oct 11, 2019

My daughter Nora joins me to talk about her favorite episodes of the spooky Nickelodeon series from the 1990s -- a show that helped trigger her lifelong love of scary movies. We talk about episodes involving everything from a kid trapped in a dollhouse to a haunted movie theatre to a kid who kills t read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 11, 2019

Due to the fact that I became acquainted with Eli Wallach’s work from his later years, I am especially intrigued by viewing his earlier output. Wallach worked in the film industry for significant portion of his life, working all the way up to his passing in 2015. Portraying characters through read more

The Trip (1967) and Mars Needs Women (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 11, 2019

The Trip (AKA “A Lovely Sort of Death”) Directed by Roger Corman Written by Jack Nicholson 1967/USA American International Pictures First viewing/Amazon Instant The stars of Easy Rider (1969) team up with Roger Corman to bring us a sort of Reefer Madness (1936) updated for the 60’s.  read more

Carry On #10: Carry On Cleo

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 10, 2019

Through this fun blog series, we’ve already explored a total of ten Carry On films! Of course, we’re not even halfway through them, but I’m glad this is going so well so far! Oh, before I continue, yesterday, I discovered some beautiful photos of Kenneth Williams and Ingrid Bergma read more

Marat/Sade (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 10, 2019

Marat/Sade (The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates at the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade) Directed by Peter Brook Written by Geoffrey Skelton and Adrian Mitchell from the play by Peter Weiss 1967/UK Marat Sade Production/Royal read more

Christopher Lee Battles Charles Gray in The Devil Rides Out

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 10, 2019

Christopher Lee as the hero. Upon his return to London, Rex Van Ryn learns from the Duc de Richleau (Christopher Lee) that their mutual friend Simon has been a mysterious recluse for the last three months. The duo motor over to a country estate recently purchased by Simon and interrupt what their f read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 10, 2019

A man, a gate, and a fountain.....put your thinking caps on for this one because we think this is a really challenging round of The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game. Stay tuned later this month, for on Halloween we are going to have a special edition of The Impossibly Difficult Name that Mo read more