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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

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

The Children Are Watching Us (1944)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2022

What begins as a day out at the cinema turns into an excursion out to the local park watching a Punch and Judy show with all the kiddies. A mother (Isa Pola) is out in public with her boy (Luciano De Ambrosis) and his scooter — sharing is hard whatever generation — though her mind is on read more

Atragon: The Super Submarine That Flies...and Drills!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 8, 2022

Atragon's flying submarine.The 1963 Japanese sci fi adventure Atragon is another one of those movies that played frequently on television when I was a youngster. Like many of those films, it seemingly disappeared into the ether for several decades before popping up unexpectedly on Amazon Prime read more

Musical Monday: Holiday in Havana (1949)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 8, 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: Holiday in Havana (1949) read more

The Night of the Werewolf

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Aug 8, 2022

(1981) Written and directed by Paul Naschy (as Jacinto Molina); Starring: Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Silvia Aguilar, Azucena Hernández, Beatriz Elorrieta and Pilar Alcón; Available on Blu-ray (Part of the Paul Naschy Collection) and DVD (Out of Print)  Rating: ***½  “The movies read more

Sylvia Sidney and Joel McCrea star in “Dead End”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 8, 2022

Sylvia Sidney and Joel McCrea star in “Dead End” Dead End (1937) is a crime melodrama directed by William Wyler and starring Sylvia Sidney and Joel McCrea. The supporting cast includes Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barie, Claire Trevor, and Allen Jenkins. The screenplay was written by Lill read more

BORIS KARLOFF: THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 7, 2022

 Last night I watched the 2021 documentary BORIS KARLOFF: THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER on the Tubi streaming channel. The film was directed and co-written by Thomas Hamilton. It's a fine program, giving a fairly complete retrospective on Boris Karloff's acting career. What makes it a cut abo read more

Babette’s Feast (1987)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 6, 2022

I love fairy tales where we know conspicuously that we are being told a story. They can be delivered by Peter Falk in The Princess Bride, Edward Everett Horton in Fractured Fair Tales, or in this case, Ghita Norby. Let it be said that there’s something inherently peaceful about the rhythms of read more

Judith Durham of The Seekers Passes Away at 79

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 6, 2022

We generally do not write about music on Silver Scenes ( unless, of course, it is film music ), but a legend in the music industry passed away yesterday - Judith Durham. This lovely woman was one of the founding members of The Seekers, a group that had hits in the 1960s with "Georgy Girl", "I'll Nev read more

Exclusive Interview with Greg Schreiner of Marilyn Remembered

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 6, 2022

Marilyn Monroe – Her Life and Legacy Classic Movie Hub is proud to share an exclusive interview — our friend and fellow film fan, Nina Boski interviews Greg Schreiner, the founding member and president of Marilyn Remembered, the longest-running Marilyn Monroe fan club in existence tod read more

Book Interview: Dressing Up the Stars — The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Aug 6, 2022

Publisher: Beach Lane Books Release Date: September 20, 2022 A Conversation with Jeanne Walker Harvey Beach Lane Books is about to release an unusual new children’s book entitled “Dressing Up the Stars: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head.” The book (which is recommended for young read more

Classic Film Photo of the Week: Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 5, 2022

Embed from Getty Images Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue were married in a civil cermony at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 4, 1964. The guests included Rock Hudson, Richard Chamberlain, Gig Young, and Carl Reiner. The couple divorced just nine months later. read more

FACING NOLAN

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 5, 2022

 As you can tell by the name of this blog, I am a lifelong dedicated fan of the Chicago White Sox. But I'm also a dedicated baseball fan period, and there are several MLB players I've had great admiration over the years who never wore a White Sox uniform. One of my favorites was the legend read more

And Now For Something Completely Different: Christmas in August

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 5, 2022

It may be sweltering outside, but I’ve got Christmas on my mind. To be specific, my favorite Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. Sadly, there’s no way I can spin this post into having any kind of durable pre-Code or film noir connection – except maybe read more
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