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Le Petit Soldat (1963)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 26, 2022

“Photography is truth, and cinema is truth 24 times a second.” Although Le Petit Soldat was released in 1963 — no thanks to the censors — it was actually filmed in 1960. This context is all-important because Jean-Luc Godard is still fresh off the sensibilities of Breathless, read more

Charles Bronson Seeks The Stone Killer

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 26, 2022

Charles Bronson as Torrey.Made two years after Dirty Harry (1971), The Stone Killer stars Charles Bronson as a Harry clone named Lou Torrey. After being suspended for his violent behavior, police detective Torrey transfers from New York City to Los Angeles. After two quiet years, Torrey arrests a fo read more

Musical Monday: Rise and Shine (1941)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 26, 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: Rise and Shine (1941) – read more

The Men of Sherwood Forest ( 1954 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 25, 2022

Before Hammer Film Studios began its regular output of horror films, they made quite a number of dramas and also experimented in other genres...including swashbucklers. One year before Richard Greene became the idol of youth in television's The Adventures of Robin Hood, Hammer tried their hand at sp read more

THE ROAD TO SINGAPORE

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

 This is not a Bob Hope-Bing Crosby comedy. It's a 1931 Warner Bros. melodrama, directed by Alfred E. Green. I discovered it on the HBO Max streaming service, of all places. Before he even shows up in the film, Hugh Dawltry (William Powell) is described as "a bounder". The suave Dawltry li read more

Gregory Peck is "The Gunfigher"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 25, 2022

Gregory Peck is "The Gunfigher" The Gunfighter (1950) is an American western drama directed by Henry King and starring Gregory Peck. The cast members include Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Karl Malden, and Jean Parker. The cinematography was by Arthur C. Miller (How Green is My Valley). read more

Classic Movie Travels: Marcy McGuire

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 24, 2022

Classic Movie Travels: Marcy McGuire – Iowa and California Marcy McGuire Marcy McGuire was an actress and singer who was already working in the entertainment industry by her teenage years. She was born on February 22, 1926, in Kansas City, Kansas, as Marilyn Jeanne McGuire, to film proje read more

Watch HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM: OPPOSITES ATTRACT on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 24, 2022

Last weekend many fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate the 1950s in the latest of my History of Fashion in Film 1920s-1980s series! The fourth event Opposites Attract featured the costume designers of the era and the stars they helped create - Elizabeth read more

Bitter Rice (1949)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 23, 2022

Doris Dowling has a name that sticks out in the opening credits for the very reason she was an American actress and she offered up a particularly memorable role as Alan Ladd’s vitriolic wife in The Blue Dahlia. Here she’s an Italian playing the moll of a two-bit hoodlum wanted by the po read more

Phillips Holmes: A Pre-Code Fella You Should Know

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 22, 2022

Phillips Holmes is a name seldom mentioned today in classic film circles, and if you’re not a pre-Code fan, you may have never heard of him at all. He led a fascinatingly tragic life (that I hope to explore in a future post) and during the pre-Code era of 1930 to 1934, he was seen in no fewer read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 22, 2022

After two long years, it was so nice to have Noir City back in Chicago for another thrilling lineup! While I could only attend one evening of films this time around, it was an evening well worth celebrating. The pandemic affected lives all over the world and the possibility of gathering. The moviego read more

Ossessione (1943)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 21, 2022

You half expect cinema to have remained dormant in wartorn Europe during the 1940s. That’s part of what makes Ossessione such a fascinating curio within this context. In fact, the film almost never made it out of the decade alive. One can only imagine how unpopular the picture might have been read more

The Yellow Rolls-Royce ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 20, 2022

Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine, and Ingrid Bergman head up the all-star cast of The Yellow Rolls-Royce, a colorful anthology film of three stories linked together by a sparkling 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II. The opening segment shows the first owner of the beautiful Rolls, the Marquess of Frinto read more

Claire Trevor and Sally Forrest star in Ida Lupino's "Hard, Fast and Beautiful"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 20, 2022

Claire Trevor and Sally Forrest star in Ida Lupino's "Hard, Fast and Beautiful" Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) is an American drama directed by Ida Lupino and starring Claire Trevor and Sally Forrest. Millie Farley (Trevor) is dissatisfied with her suburban life so she pours herself into her read more

Searching for Silent Treasure on Paramount Plus

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Sep 20, 2022

We signed up for Paramount Plus to watch Star Trek, which is probably why most people subscribe to the streaming service, but it has turned out to be a very interesting opportunity to watch classic movies that don't necessarily appear on other streamers. Classic movie fans still mourning the loss of read more

Pamela Franklin Reveals the Third Secret and Takes on Miss Brodie

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 19, 2022

Actress Pamela Franklin.With the exception of Hayley Mills, Pamela Franklin may have had the best 1960s career of any young actor. She started the decade with a spellbinding performance in The Innocents (1961). She sparkled in the offbeat Disney film A Tiger Walks (1964) and Hammer's underrated susp read more

Musical Monday: Pigskin Parade (1936)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 19, 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: Pigskin Parade (1936) – read more

Ask me Anything part 2 – ANSWERS

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 17, 2022

Ask me Anything part 2 – ANSWERS On September 17, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized I was meant to post this yesterday, but this has been the most insane week ever! So here are my answers to your questions! Mike asked ‘Your top 5 favorite movie read more

Il Generale Della Rovere (1959)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 17, 2022

It occurs to me, like with Jean-Pierre Melville (and so many others), that the landscape and context of the war years left such a lasting impact on Robert Rossellini, and they are made manifest in his films. Although it’s shot over a decade later, there’s still a lived-in quality, commi read more

The (Strange, Silly) Guest (2014)

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Sep 17, 2022

You have to hand it to Dan Stevens. Two years after his dramatic Downton Abbey exit, he starred in the camp treasure, The Guest, putting behind him one type of ponderous silliness for a decidedly lighter-weight version. The Guest bears all the hallmarks of Lifetime fare in the first half: a mysterio read more
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