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Noirvember Day 27: Sunday Words of Noir (Part 4)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 27, 2022

It’s the last Sunday of Noirvember 2022, but don’t let that stop you from swimming in a sea of shadowy lines from the noir realm. For our final Sunday of memorable quotes, we’re hearing from the gents. Don’t get in over your head . . . “All right, let’s play Twenty Ques read more

Noirvember Day 26: Barbara Stanwyck – In Her Own Words

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 26, 2022

It’s not Barbara Stanwyck’s birthday today. And it’s not the anniversary of her passing. None of her noirs were released on today’s date. Nonetheless, I’m shining the spotlight on this iconic noir veteran today – not on the many noirs in which she appeared (including my favorite, Double read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 25, 2022

 Mae Clarke is best known for two things: her role as Elizabeth in the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN and having a grapefruit shoved in her face by James Cagney in THE PUBLIC ENEMY. She deserves to be known for more than that, though. Clarke was an extremely versatile actress who always managed to make an i read more

Noirvember Day 25: Opposites in Noir

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 25, 2022

One of my favorite Audrey Totter performances is in The Set-Up, where she plays the uber-supportive wife of an aging boxer. Another of my favorite Totter roles is in Tension, where she plays a perfectly awful wife who doesn’t give a second thought to stepping out on her milquetoast husband. Both fil read more

Check it Out! - The Landing of the Pilgrims ( 1940 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers! We hope you are having a wonderful day and counting all of your blessings. There is so much we can all be grateful for!If you have a few minutes and want to watch something Thanksgiving-related then check out this fabulous little cartoon from 1940 - The read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 24, 2022

 TWO FOR TONIGHT is a 1935 comedy-musical from Paramount Pictures, starring Bing Crosby. It is mainly notable for being the last feature film in which Thelma Todd had a significant role. (It was planned for Todd to have a major part in the Laurel & Hardy movie THE BOHEMIAN GIRL, but after h read more

The Long Haul (1956)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 24, 2022

Although it was distributed by Columbia, The Long Haul is a bit unique from your typical Hollywood offerings. Victor Mature is an American G.I., who settled in England with his English wife following the end of the war. He has a cross-cultural marriage in a post-war landscape and since this is a Br read more

Jeanne Crain wishes us a Happy Thanksgiving

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 24, 2022

Jeanne Crain wishes us a Happy Thanksgiving  Jeanne Crain and The Classic Movie Man wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Posted by Stephen Reginald at 6:00 AM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: Classic Movie Man, Jeanner Cra read more

Film Noir Review: Marlowe (1969)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Nov 24, 2022

“It would give me great pleasure to see you do something foolish.” The private detective struggled to find footing in the swinging sixties. The occupation, as far Hollywood was concerned, almost went extinct in the decade prior (save for a few exceptions: Kiss Me Deadly being the most read more

Noirvember Day 24: Happy Thanksgiving, the Marilyn Way

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 24, 2022

When you think of Marilyn Monroe movies, you may envision Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, or The Seven-Year Itch, or Some Like It Hot, but of course I think of her film noir appearances. During her 15-year career, she was seen in four noirs: The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Clash By Night (1952), Don’t Bo read more

Gregory Peck is Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 24, 2022

Gregory Peck is Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) is an American drama directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay is by Horton Foote, and is based on the best-selling novel by Harper Lee. The book won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for literature. The film stars Gr read more

Noirvember Day 23: Obscure Noir – Decoy (1946)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 23, 2022

I love sharing obscure films with noir lovers. And I love it even more if they’re readily accessible – for free, even. Well, today’s Noirvember post fits the bill on both accounts, I’m happy to say. I’ve had a copy of Decoy (1946) in my collection for several decades now – it’s a fairly read more

Yield to The Night (1957)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 22, 2022

“For the night is already at hand and it is well to yield to the night.” There’s immediate traction to Yield to The Night’s opening visuals. We look on at pigeons scuttling about, outdoor waterfalls, and Diana Dors’s heels clicking across an open plaza. Of course, we d read more

Presenting the First Shadows and Satin Giveaway!

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 22, 2022

As we continue to celebrate Noirvember 2022, I’m excited to present the first Shadows and Satin giveaway. You can win one of the six books below — just in time for the holidays! Just request a free sample electronic copy of the Dark Pages and you’re in. (If you’re on Twitter, read more

Noirvember Day 22: Trivia Tuesday (Part 3)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 22, 2022

Dive into a lively pool of trivia featuring your film noir faves! Born Dawn Evelyeen Paris, and known at the start of her career as Dawn O’Day, Anne Shirley took her final screen name from her character in RKO’s Anne of Green Gables (1934). Sydney Greenstreet made his feature film debut in The Malte read more

Musical Monday: Up in Arms (1944)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 21, 2022

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: Up in Arms (1944) – Musical read more

Noirvember Day 21 – List o’ the Week: Top 10 YouTube Noirs

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 21, 2022

In what seems like just a matter of a few years, YouTube has gone from a place where I used to watch old episodes of All My Children in 10-minute bites, to a site where a plethora of first-rate films noirs abide. Today’s Noirvember post offers my list of the Top 10 films noirs (in no particular orde read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 20, 2022

 Streaming now on HBO Max is the new documentary SAY HEY, WILLIE MAYS!, directed by Nelson George. It is universally acknowledged among sports fans that Willie Mays is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Yet it seems that writers and the mainstream media are not as obsessed w read more

World Cup of Film Noir

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 20, 2022

World Cup of Film Noir On November 20, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sooo…here we are again. As the FIFA Men’s World Cup starts today, I thought I would go back to basics! World of Cup of Horror Movies last month was so much fun, I decided to do one read more

Favorites from 1978

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Nov 20, 2022

Several months ago, I was challenged by Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews to discuss my top five favorite movies from 1978. As many film fans know, it was such an exceptional year for movies. The plethora of choices made it difficult to narrow down my picks – so difficult, in fact, that I dec read more