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The Enemy Below (1957)–part 5

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Aug 1, 2015

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at * In part 4 I was mistaken. I said the “spook” was discovered by sonar. That was wrong. Since the ship was on the surface, and the “spook” was too, it could have only been discovere read more

Summer Under the Stars Guide: Olivia de Havilland

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Aug 1, 2015

I'm continuing my Summer Under the Stars celebration with a look at the life and career of Olivia de Havilland. Here she is in a publicity still for Santa Fe Trail (1940). TCM is celebrating the career of Olivia de Havilland with 13 movies on Aug. 2. Here's what you need to know about one of old read more

The British Invaders Blogathon: WHERE EAGLES DARE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Aug 1, 2015

Does the 1969 movie WHERE EAGLES DARE qualify as a British film? Well, the man who is running this blogathon says it does. Most of the film was shot at MGM's British Studios in Borehamwood, England. Much of the cast & crew of WHERE EAGLES DARE were British. But more importantly the movie is par read more

Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Day 1 – Gene Tierney

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Aug 1, 2015

The luminous Gene Tierney kicks off Summer Under the Stars today. Below, you’ll find links to those participating and honoring Gene today (updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of Tierney’s work throughout the years. A wonderful profile on Tierney over at The Ellie Badge A read more


In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Aug 1, 2015

KATHARINE HEPBURN MONTH MARY OF SCOTLAND ( 1936 ) Katharine Hepburn month is now here, and as a bonus, I’m kicking things off. For my nine essays, I’ve decided to take a glimpse into Katharine Hepburn’s career as a dramatic actress by focusing on her roles that really showcased her read more

Covering Comics #2 – Tales To Astonish

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Aug 1, 2015

I’ve often said that I miss the comics covers of old. Those covers were designed, unlike many of the ones being produced today which are merely mini-posters spotlighting the titular character without giving any indication of the story contained inside, to draw readers in and make them anxious read more

Zulu (1964)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Jul 31, 2015

Zulu (1964) A história é tão velha quanto a humanidade: um grupo invade o espaço de outro por considerar-se mais evoluído / civilizado. O discurso é de boas intenções, de levar conhecimentos e religião para o povo inferior, mas o choque de culturas é mais forte que qualquer ato de read more

Off Again

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 31, 2015

Stockholm Harbor 2015 will go down as my year of overseas travel. My husband and I are starting off for Europe on August 1.  We will start out with sort of a family reunion (his) in Stockholm for a week and then continue on for a cruise from Bergen to Barcelona.  I will return to reviewing 1951 read more

Pre-Code vs Post-Code: "State's Attorney" and "Criminal Lawyer"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jul 31, 2015

The 1932 film "State's Attorney" and its 1937 remake, "Criminal Lawyer," are based on the same story by Louis Stevens. But in the hands of different screenwriters working under different production codes -- and performed by lead actors with distinctively different styles -- you get two, well, diffe read more

Closing July with a new p1202

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 31, 2015

It's Carole Lombard p1202-641, taken sometime in 1933. We know this because the seller of this item noted the date stamped on the reverse of this is Nov. 7, 1933 (although the back of the photo, or any other information such as a snipe, isn't shown). The dress looks similar to one Carole wore in p12 read more

The Lake Update for August 2015

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 31, 2015

Lots happening this month if you didn’t see the post glued to the top of the site! I decided to abruptly jump back into the world of blogathons by taking over this year’s Summer Under the Stars Blogathon! This has been a huge undertaking that, coupled with the conclusions of the July Fiv read more

Caftan Woman's Choice: One for August on TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Jul 31, 2015

The Tall Target has the three things that make a movie great - trains, murder, and trains. Released in 1951 The Tall Target is a political and historical thriller from director Anthony Mann.  It is only one of the legacy of quality films from Mann in film-noir (Raw Deal, He Walked by Night, T read more


In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Jul 31, 2015

In August, I was selected to be the guest for the month on the newly site feature “Be My Guest” for the entertainment website “All Good Things” founded by classic film enthusiast, Monty Hawes. During each stint, each chosen participant will answer the following questions that read more

Dancing Legs Quiz ~ July Edition

Classic Reel Girl Posted by BG Voita on Jul 31, 2015

How well do you know your musicals? Can you recognize them if given only a partial picture? Take the quiz below and find out. Each of the dance routines debuted in a movie released in July of its year. Guess whose legs they are. Then give yourself a bonus if you can name the movie.  1) read more

Hope and Glory (1987, John Boorman)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 31, 2015

Director Boorman presents Hope and Glory as a series of vignettes. It opens with England declaring war on Germany in 1939 and goes until the next summer. The film concerns pseudo-protagonist Sebastian Rice-Edwards, who is nine. He obviously does not age over the film’s present action, which i read more

Classics Revisited: The Curse of the Werewolf

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 31, 2015

(1961) Directed by Terence Fisher; Written by John Elder (aka: Anthony Hinds); Based on the novel The Werewolf of Paris, by Guy Endore; Starring: Oliver Reed, Clifford Evans, Yvonne Romain, Catherine Feller and Anthony Dawson; Available on DVD Rating ****½ “A werewolf is a b read more

Summer Under the Stars Guide: Gene Tierney

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jul 31, 2015

Old Hollywood Films will be seeing stars throughout August. I'll be posting articles photos and videos here and/or on social media to coincide with TCM's Summer Under the Stars, a film festival celebrating a different actor each day in August.  First up, is Gene Tierney, one of the most beautif read more

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Jul 31, 2015

An opportunity to share images of classic stars?  I’M THERE!  And what better guide to follow than TCM’s Summer Under the Stars (SUTS) festival during which the network dedicates each day of the month to a different, classic star. Mind you this is on the heels of the Summer of Darkness read more

Sherlock Holmes: My Personal Favorites

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Jul 30, 2015

Seeing Ian McKellen in MR. HOLMES has inspired me to write a post on my favorite portrayals of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective. I have limited myself to five choices, and I have included portrayals from television. 1. BASIL RATHBONE Without a doubt Basil Rathbone is THE Sherlock Holmes. Es read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jul 30, 2015

why i love doctor who When you think back to it ,I am a whovian because of one episode I loved greatly called father’s day. It’s a personal story of a companions father, she tells about how key he is to her to doctor, wishes to see hi read more