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The Alternate Movie Title Game (Volume 6 - Bette Davis Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 28, 2020

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a classic movie and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it! Note read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 27, 2020

 In the mid 1960s, a quartet of Italian science-fiction films were made concerning the adventures of a futuristic space station called Gamma One. The films were directed by the legendary Antonio Margheriti (aka Anthony M. Dawson). The Gamma One movies are colorful, wild sci-fi adventures, with read more

The Directors’ Chair: Rope

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Theresa Brown on Sep 27, 2020

The Directors’ Chair: Rope (1948) ROPE ( 1948 ) – SUBVERTING THE DRAWING ROOM PLAY Right off the bat, Hitchcock shows us a murder. “Good Americans usually die young on the battlefield, don’t they? Well the Davids of the world merely occupy space, which is why he was read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #4: Juror 9 (Joseph Sweeney)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 27, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #4: Juror 9 (Joseph Sweeney) On September 27, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized The oldest member of the panel, Juror 9 (Joseph Sweeney) has probably seen it all and, because of that, he offers wisdom, compassion and understanding to read more

Some taxing thoughts from 1938

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 27, 2020

In light of recent events, I thought it fitting to go back to August 1938 and how Carole Lombard (with the help of ace publicist Russell Birdwell) wound up in the news that month:By the end of the month, Walter Winchell's hugely popular syndicated column ran this about her. (Lombard had pinch-hit fo read more

RD 6: Muscle Car Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Sep 27, 2020

 Match 1: 72 FORD GRAN TORINO vs 69 BUICK WILDCAThttps://linkto.run/p/I2JAGYK7Match 2: 77 PONTIAC TRANS AM vs 70 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDAhttps://linkto.run/p/4GHC9KM1Match 3: 69 DODGE CHARGER R/T vs 69 DODGE CORONEThttps://linkto.run/p/CQGKTJ93Match 4: 70 CHEVY CHEVELLE 454 LS6 vs 69 FORD MUSTANG BO read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 26, 2020

 American character actor Forrest Tucker starred in three different science-fiction movies made in England that were released in 1957-58. The U.S. titles of the films are THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN OF THE HIMALAYAS, THE CRAWLING EYE, and THE COSMIC MONSTER. Out of the three, THE COSMIC MONSTER is t read more

Film Historian Seeks to Make Chaplin Keaton Lloyd Alley an “International Destination”

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Sep 26, 2020

What’s been your coping mechanism during the pandemic? For me, it’s been silent movies.   The Silent Comedy Watch Party — a live YouTube stream of silent shorts accompanied by Ben Model on piano, with commentary from Steve Massa — has become a Sunday afternoon habit since the spring. read more

That's a lot of 'Picturegoer'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 26, 2020

One advantage British fan magazines of the Golden Age had on their American counterparts is that they published weekly, not monthly, and news and film reviews thus were more up-to-date. One of the UK's best publications was Picturegoer, where Carole Lombard is shown on the cover in May 1935.If you'r read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 25, 2020

Terence Towles Canote at A Shroud of Thoughts is hosting his 7th Annual Rule Britannia Blogathon on September 25, 26, and 27. It is always an informative and entertaining blogathon event in which I am pleased to participate this year with a look at I See a Dark Stranger. Enjoy the articles linked HE read more

Watching 1939: First Love (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 25, 2020

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

From San Simeon to Culver City to Napa, plus a pair of birthdays

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 25, 2020

Carole Lombard spent most of her 33 years within the state of California, so the vast majority of her photos were shot there...like the image above of her and relatively new husband William Powell, taken at Hearst Castle in San Simeon not long after the couple returned from their honeymoon in Hawaii read more

A Mystery in Paris: ‘So Long at the Fair’ (1950)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Sep 25, 2020

If you’ve been following this blog for a while and know my tastes well, it shouldn’t be a mystery that one of my favourite national cinemas is the one made in the UK, especially the classics from the 30s until the 60s. That is why Terence’s Rule, Britannia Blogathon that he is host read more

Story Time: Richard Burton Remembers His First Glimpse of Elizabeth Taylor in Meeting Mrs. Jenkings

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 25, 2020

Meeting Mrs. Jenkins, by Richard Burton from Kendahl Cruver on Vimeo. I wanted to share a treasure I bought in the early days of the pandemic from Larry Edmunds Bookshop. Meeting Mrs. Jenkins, by Richard Burton, is a story in three parts: in the first the actor meets his wife-to-be poolside a read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 25, 2020

 One of my latest discount book purchases is RUNGS ON A LADDER: HAMMER FILMS SEEN THROUGH A SOFT GAUZE. This is a short memoir on what it was like to work behind the camera for Hammer Films from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. The author of this volume is Christopher Neame--but this is N read more

The Dr. Who Films On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 24, 2020

 The two Dr. (not Doctor) Who films produced by Amicus in the mid-1960s have now been released on Region A Blu-ray by Kino. DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS and DALEKS: INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. are available separately. I've already covered these films in a post I wrote back in August 2017 for a Bri read more

A "Stand Tall!" (virtual) casting call

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 24, 2020

Does Carole Lombard appear a bit ambivalent about the showgirl outfit she's wearing in the 1928 Pathe part-talkie "Show Folks"? Maybe so, but if you've ever had ambitions of being in show business, I'm going to give you a chance.I'm proud to announce that a month from now -- Saturday, Oct. 24 -- I'm read more

Of Mice and Men (1939) and Dreaming About Providence

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 24, 2020

Being the ignorant sot that I am, I needed to reacquaint myself with the allusion in Steinbeck’s title, plucked from Scottish poet Robbie Burns. The Scottsman wrote, to the effect that, the best-laid plans of mice and men oft go awry. This is not cynicism but merely an observation on the reali read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 23, 2020

Comedy fans all over the world are quick to recognize Lucille Ball as the Queen of Comedy. A pioneering comedienne and talent with a strong business acumen, Ball and her husband, Desi Arnaz, produced one of television’s most beloved sitcom. In addition to breaking new ground in terms of how everyday read more

On Blu-ray: Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 23, 2020

When I recently watched the new Warner Archive Blu-ray of the 1940 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, it had been many years since I last saw the film. Several minutes into reacquainting myself with it, I realized I had my hands clasped to my chest. I was reminded that it's such read more