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The Alternate Movie Title Game (Gregory Peck Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 20, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a Gregory Peck film 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!&n read more

Musical Monday: Song of the Open Road (1944)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 20, 2021

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: Song of the Open Road (1944 read more

CRY MACHO

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 19, 2021

 The most important thing about CRY MACHO is that a 90-year old Clint Eastwood produced, directed, and starred in a major studio motion picture during a very complicated time in America. That fact is a testament to Eastwood's work ethic and no-nonsense attitude. As for the movie itself, it read more

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 19, 2021

 (1926) Directed by: Harry Edwards; Written by: Frank Capra, Tim Whelan, Hal Conklin, J. Frank Holliday, Gerald C. Duffy and Murray Roth; Starring: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis, Tom Murray and Alec B. Francis; Available on DVD (included on Harry Langdon… The Forgotten Clown read more

COLD WAR CREATURES: FOUR FILMS FROM SAM KATZMAN On Blu-ray From Arrow

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 18, 2021

 Arrow Video does it again with another amazing Blu-ray box set to warm the hearts of cult movie geeks. COLD WAR CREATURES: FOUR FILMS FROM SAM KATZMAN features a quartet of low-budget genre films produced by B-movie maven Sam Katzman for Columbia Pictures in the mid 1950s. The movies are read more

One-Eyed Jacks (1961): Good and Evil is in the Cards

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 18, 2021

One-Eyed Jacks acts as a bit of an anomaly. It was originally meant to be helmed by Stanley Kubrick. Instead, Marlon Brando himself oversaw direction — his one and only time in the director’s chair. The results are as vibrant and totally Brando as they are messy, devolving into somethin read more

British Pathé: Globe Making - How the World is Made

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 17, 2021

If you ever wondered how a world is made, then you have to check out this British Pathé news clip that gives you the scoop on just how one goes about creating a globe. A tabletop globe, that is. “While the rest of the mankind does its best to blow the world up, they like building a new on read more

ANNE BANCROFT, A 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: The Raid, 1954

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 17, 2021

 Crystal Kalyana is back and In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is hosting a blogathon tribute to the uniquely talented Anne Bancroft. The 90th birthdate celebration runs from September 17th to the 19th. The Raid, 1954 is a historical drama released by Twentieth Century Fox. Th read more

Classic Conversations: Ben Mankiewicz on His Grandfather’s Oscar-Winning ‘Citizen Kane’ Coming to Theaters

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Sep 17, 2021

TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, grandson of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz Among classic movie lovers, the topic of the greatest film of all time is one that always leads to a lot of controversy. I tend to be an outlier when I read such lists. I’m shocked by all the people who call Vertigo the best read more

Five Favorite Films: Val Lewton

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Sep 16, 2021

I wouldn't normally think about making a five favorite films list for a producer, but Val Lewton is special. Born Vladimir Leventon in what is now Ukraine, Lewton headed the horror unit for RKO in the 1940s and made brilliant, moody horror pictures on shoestring budgets. He eschewed gimmicks and gor read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Sunrise (1927)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Sep 16, 2021

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Sunrise (1927) German director F.W. Murnau, probably best known for his horror classic Nosferatu (1922), is also renowned for his masterpiece Sunrise (1927). This beautifully stylized drama about the travails of a young rural couple has universal appeal – read more

The Young Lions (1958): Humanity in Epic Scale

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 16, 2021

The opening of Edward Dmytryk’s The Young Lions, based on Irvin Shaw’s titular novel, could be plucked out of an earlier picture like The Mortal Storm. It’s New Year’s Eve 1938 in Bavaria, Germany. Young lovers ski and frolic in the snow as locals make merry indoors. Marlon read more

Watching 1939: Here I Am a Stranger (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 16, 2021

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

Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper in “Meet John Doe”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 16, 2021

Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper in “Meet John Doe” Meet John Doe (1941) is a comedy-drama directed by Frank Capra and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The screenplay is by frequent Capra collaborator, Robert Riskin. The cinematography is by George Barnes (Rebecca) an read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 15, 2021

In August 2021, I was excited to be invited aboard Karie Bible’s Hollywood Kitchen once again. This time, we celebrated Ann Blyth by making Ann Blyth’s Blueberry Muffins. The recipe does not require modification, though I did happen to replace the shortening with butter, since I happened read more

Suddenly, Last Summer: The 2021 Classic Movie Book Challenge

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 15, 2021

As a wise man once said, “Better late than really, really late.” Or words to that effect. For seven consecutive years, beginning in 2013, I was a participant in the Summer Classic Movie Book Challenge, the brainchild of Raquel Stecher over at Out of the Past. To join the event, you read six classic read more

BLIND CORNER (AKA MAN IN THE DARK)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 14, 2021

 BLIND CORNER is a very effective 1964 British black & white suspense drama with a cast that includes some names familiar to film geeks--William Sylvester (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY), Barbara Shelley (THE GORGON), and Elizabeth Shepherd (THE TOMB OF LIGEIA). The film was released in the United read more

Silver Screen Standards: Claude Rains

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Sep 14, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: Claude Rains I couldn’t decide between several movies I had in mind for this month’s column, and then I realized that they all had something in common – Claude Rains. Rains is one of those actors whose presence makes any film better, whether he’s appearing in read more

Sayonara (1957): Marlon Brando and Miiko Taka

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 14, 2021

Major Lloyd “Ace” Gruver (Marlon Brando) lands on the airbase in Korea and almost immediately gets assigned leave in Kobe. However, this leave has ulterior motives, signed by General Webster (Kent Smith), a friend of his father’s and the father of the pilot’s sometime girlfr read more

Pages to Screen: Light in the Piazza (1962)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

As soon as I started reading the book, I could see the story playing out in my head, just as it does in the movie. When Elizabeth Spencer’s 1960 novella “Light in the Piazza” was adapted for film, the movie is nearly identical to the original printed word. This doesn’t often happen. In the opening read more
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