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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The Sheik (1921)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Aug 18, 2022

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The Sheik (1921) One of the great sensations of the early 1920s screen, The Sheik (1921)is the kind of silent film that’s almost too easy to mock: it’s melodramatic, it’s cheesy, it’s based on a florid romance novel, and it features plenty of that read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 18, 2022

 What a cute kid! He's not Spanky and he probably made only one film in his whole life but we noticed him...and if you did too, you may remember what film he appeared in. Test your memory and give a guess.As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to the Impossibly Difficult Name that Mo read more

The Gold of Naples (1953)

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

It’s easy to be skeptical of anthologies, portmanteaus, or these kinds of thematic character pieces. However, The Gold of Naples’s structure, built out of 6 interlocking vignettes, suits the talents of Vitorrio De Sica since he’s always invested in a world of characters — em read more

Book Review: Making The Best Years of Our Lives: The Hollywood Classic That Inspired a Nation

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 17, 2022

Book Review: Making The Best Years of Our Lives: The Hollywood Classic That Inspired a Nation The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is one of the most honored and beloved films from Hollywood's Golden Age. It was released over 75 years ago. Author and film historian, Alison Macor has wri read more

Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner in director Robert Siodmak's "The Killers"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 16, 2022

Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner in director Robert Siodmak's "The Killers" The Killers (1946) is an American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Burt Lancaster in his movie debut and Ava Gardner. The film co-stars Edmond O'Brien, Sam Levine, and Charles McGraw. The film is bas read more

Musical Monday: Rose Marie (1954)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 15, 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: Rose Marie (1954) – Musical read more

Umberto D. (1952)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 15, 2022

I recall in middle school I was giving a current event on the horrible conditions in a hospital for war veterans. The handyman who just happened to be in our classroom overheard my report and was moved to speak. He shared his displeasure not at me but at a system that would so completely fail these read more

Two Low-Budget Features Find New Life in DVD/BluRay Set: The Guilty and High Tide

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 15, 2022

It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten a DVD where I loved the extras more than the film itself – but that was my experience with Flicker Alley’s double-movie DVD/BluRay set on The Guilty and High Tide, both released in what is arguably film noir’s greatest year, 1947. In addition to their read more

BATTLE OF THE WORLDS On Blu-ray From The Film Detective

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 15, 2022

 In 2017, I wrote a blog post on BATTLE OF THE WORLDS, a 1963 American version of a Italian science-fiction film directed by Antonio Margheriti (under the name Anthony Dawson). In that post I stated that the film needed a proper official Blu-ray release. It now has one, courtesy of The Film Det read more

Monsters and Matinees: Exploring the cinematic roads to ‘The Lost World’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Aug 14, 2022

Meet Professor George Edward Challenger, a clever and gruff man with an adventurous spirit but impossible behavior. He lives up to his name by being a challenge to everyone he meets while also issuing challenges to colleagues and foes. He’s a meaty character who is a “full-charged battery of read more

Classic Film Photo of The Week: Joan Collins and Gardner McKay

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 14, 2022

Embed from Getty Images A smiling Joan Collins and a serious Gardner McKay are attending a party circa 1959 celebrating composer Jimmy McHugh's 35-year career. Collins had recently appeared in the 1958 films Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! and The Bravados. McKay was then starring in the TV series read more

The Portrait of Captain Gregg

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 14, 2022

Several years ago we posted an article on the whereabouts of the oil painting of Captain Gregg from the 1947 film classic The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. This post ( Whatever Became of the Portrait of Captain Gregg? ) is one of our most viewed posts and I was surprised by how much interest film fans h read more

SKYSCRAPER SOULS

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 13, 2022

 Warren William--The King of Pre-Code, the Captain of Cads--is back to his devious schemes again, this time at MGM instead of Warner Bros., in the 1932 production SKYSCRAPER SOULS. William plays bank president David Dwight, who has borrowed $30 million to build a spectacular skyscraper cal read more

From the Archives: The Go-Between ( 1971 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 13, 2022

 Margaret Leighton and Julie Christie have a slight difference of opinion as young Dominic Guard looks on in this scene from The Go-Between ( 1971 ), a beautifully filmed adaptation of L.P. Hartley's 1953 novel about a schoolboy who spends his summer at an English estate and acts as a messenger read more

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: La Strada (1954)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 12, 2022

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: La Strada (1954) On August 12, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized So, I came back from Venice a few days ago and it was absolutely grand spending a few days in one of my favorite cities in the world. And I did say August’s ONE MO read more

Miracle in Milan (1951)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 12, 2022

The title and the opening preface hint that this is a kind of fairy tale. True to form, Miracle in Milan opens with a baby being found not in the reeds like Moses but lying in a cabbage patch. He’s taken by a ditzy old lady — with a smile almost permanently placed on her face — an read more

Noir Nook: Femme Entrances – Part 2

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Aug 11, 2022

Noir Nook: Femme Entrances – Part 2 Last month, I offered up four femmes who provided us with some of the best entrances in film noir: Cora Smith (Lana Turner) in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) in Double Indemnity (1944), Kathie Moffat (Jane Greer) read more

Shoeshine (1946)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 10, 2022

Shoeshine was penned by a whole host of people: Sergio Amidei, Adolfo Franci, Cesare Giulio Viola, and Cesare Zavattini. However, it’s quite easy to focus on Zavattini due to his longtime partnership with De Sica dating back to The Children Are Watching from a few years prior. Their lucrative read more

Silver Screen Standards: Bombshell (1933)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Aug 10, 2022

Silver Screen Standards: Bombshell (1933) With tousled curls, Lola wakes to another day of chaos and early morning studio calls. Played a different way, Bombshell (1933) would be a tragic drama about the relentless pressures and manipulation faced by a young actress in 1930s Hollywood, and cer read more

A Profile of Basil and Ouida in 1938

The Baz Posted by Neve on Aug 10, 2022

Basil, Ouida, and Rodion. Note the mirror framing the fireplace mantel. read more
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