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Uma Alma Livre / A Free Soul (1931)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Aug 16, 2017

Uma Alma Livre / A Free Soul (1931) É San Francisco, a cidade do pecado! Um homem (Lionel Barrymore) está lendo um jornal quando a sombra de uma mulher se projeta na parede do banheiro. A mulher está nua e pede para ele trazer a lingerie até ela. Ele faz isso, e podemos ver um belo sutiã read more

Old Hollywood Songs: Jailhouse Rock

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Aug 16, 2017

Today, I'm writing about the story behind the song Jailhouse Rock from the 1957 musical of the same name. The movie stars Elvis Presley as a convict turned rock 'n' roll star. his article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 16 is Pres read more

Ring of Terror (1962)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Aug 16, 2017

Ring of Terror Directed by Clark L. Paylow Written by Lewis Simeon 1962/France Playstar Productions First viewing/Netflix rental   The poster gives away the only scare in this very bad movie.  It does not really matter since it is also telegraphed early in the film. The story is framed by a read more

Vesper (2017, Keyvan Sheikhalishahi)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 16, 2017

Vesper has something like six “gotcha” reveals, which is a lot for a killer. Especially since Vesper runs twenty-three minutes. And the first gotcha is in the first five minutes. The experience of watching the film quickly becomes waiting for director Sheikhalishahi to spring another one. The story read more

Vive le tour (1962)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Aug 16, 2017

Vive le tour  Directed by Louis Malle Written by Louis Malle 1962/France Nouvelles Editions de Films First viewing/Netflix rental   I don’t even follow the Tour de France.  I found this documentary short totally charming. First we meet the crowd.  It seems like the entire population read more

Batman (1943, Lambert Hillyer), Chapter 12: Embers of Evil

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 16, 2017

The chapter opens with Batman leaving some guy to get killed–it was hinted at in the cliffhanger, which resolves even more stupidly than I expected, but I sort of assumed Batman wasn’t going to get some guy killed. Nope, he’s fine with it. J. Carrol Naish gets more screen time this chapter than read more

History is Made at Night (1937)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 16, 2017

History is Made at Night molds love into the grandest of pursuits and it wouldn’t be altogether wrong in that assertion because for humanity it is one of the most euphoric, confounding, beautiful entities known to mankind. I have no qualms with saying that whatsoever. And if there was ever a m read more

The Longest Day (1962)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Aug 15, 2017

The Longest Day Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki Written by Cornelius Ryan et al from Ryan’s book 1962/USA Darryl F. Zanuck Production/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix Instant Yet another 1962 movie for my “Ten Favorite New-to-Me Fi read more

Captains Courageous (1937, Victor Fleming)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 15, 2017

As Captains Courageous enters its third act, Spencer Tracy (as a Portugese fisherman) reminds Freddie Bartholomew (a spoiled blue blood kid Tracy rescues after he falls overboard from an ocean liner) it’s almost time to go home to his regular life. It’s a shock for Bartholomew, but also read more

Batman (1943, Lambert Hillyer), Chapter 11: A Nipponese Trap

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 15, 2017

So, even though the title is A Nipponese Trap, there’s no trap in the chapter. Unless it’s when the bad guys bail out Lewis Wilson–in his thug disguise–so they can run him over. Except Douglas Croft and William Austin have already bailed him out, yet they don’t go to pick him up. The bad guys read more


Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Aug 15, 2017

Crystal of the blog In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is hosting her 3rd Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon. The celebration of the great theatrical family runs from August 15 - 17 and you can click HERE to read the contributions. Lionel Barrymore as Nat Miller I became a Lionel Barr read more

HIGHWAY 301 (1950)

Where Danger Lives Posted by Mark on Aug 15, 2017

“You cannot be kind to congenital criminals like these. They would show you no mercy. Let them feel the full impact of the law.” Back in the days before the no-holds-barred speedway/parking lot that is Interstate 95, sun-seekers in their Nash Ramblers and Studebaker Champions trekke read more

From the Archives : The Go-Between ( 1971 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 15, 2017

Julie Christie is here pictured on the set of The Go-Between ( 1971 ). Some people have their "prime" as Miss Brodie would say and, for Julie Christie, I think the early 1970s was her prime. She never looked lovelier than in this film.  read more

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 14, 2017

In the last decade or so arguably the greatest action/spy/thriller franchises have been Jason Bourne, James Bond, and Mission Impossible. To their credit, each series has crafted several passable films fortified by a few real stalwarts of the spy thriller genre. Although many of these series thrive read more

Top of the World: My Hitchcock Day + Some Top Lists

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 14, 2017

Well, yesterday was this time of the year where I do my usual Hitchcock movie marathon in honour of him. My favourite movie director would have been 118 years old! Even if he is no longer with us since a long time, many continue to celebrate his timeless work. I started my little marathon Saturday read more

The Quare Fellow (1962)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Aug 14, 2017

The Quare Fellow Directed by Arthur Dreifuss Written by Arthur Dreifuss from a play by Brendan Behan 1962/UK Liger First viewing/Netflix rental This anti-death-penalty film provided an opportunity to appreciate the young Patrick McGoohan and enjoy an hour-and-a-half of Irish brogues. McGoohan pla read more

Cult Movie Theatre: The Green Slime

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 14, 2017

Robert Horton as the stoic hero. What do you do when you learn that a six million ton asteroid is on a collision course with Earth and impact is just ten hours away? The UNSC (United Nations Space Center?) recalls Commander Jack Rankin (Robert Horton) from retirement and sends him to Operating Ba read more

Musical Monday: Camelot (1967)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 14, 2017

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 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Camelot (1967) – Musical read more

Batman (1943, Lambert Hillyer), Chapter 10: Flying Spies

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 14, 2017

And now Batman is back to the misleading chapter titles. There aren’t spies in Flying Spies, there’s only one spy on the plane. After the laziest cliffhanger resolution in the series so far–and there have been some lazy ones–Lewis Wilson and Douglas Croft take a break from c read more

Where Film Noir and the “Woman’s Picture” Intersect: No Man of Her Own (1950)

True Classics Posted by on Aug 13, 2017

“Summer nights are pleasant in Caulfield. They smell of heliotrope and jasmine, honeysuckle and clover. The breeze that stirs the curtains is soft and gentle. There’s the hush, the stillness of perfect peace and security. Oh, yes, the summer nights are pleasant in Caulfield–but not read more