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Short Film Saturday: The Night Before Christmas (1905)

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Dec 20, 2014

As has been noted here before, Edison was not just a technical innovator in film but he also brought many stories to the screen for the first time. Here is another very fitting for this holiday season. read more
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Silent Movie Trivia #13: The Wizard of Oz (1925)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 20, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 20, 2014 in Blog, Silent Movie Trivia (Click to view in lightbox.) Every genre and every era has its infamous bombs. In the case of silent comedy, that bomb is the 1925 version of The Wizard of Oz. It’s not the wor read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 20, 2014

Image Irene Dunne (1898-1990) Audrey Totter (1918-2013) read more
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Saturday Breakfast Serial 008 – The Crimson Ghost (1946) Chapter 8: The Slave Collar

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Dec 20, 2014

Welcome back! It’s Saturday morning again which means it’s time for the next chapter of our ongoing serial The Crimson Ghost and more movie serial history. (Previous Chapters: 1  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) Since today’s episode is largely de read more
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25 Days of Christmas: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 20, 2014

Originally published December 17th, 2012 The Bishop’s Wife was my big discovery last Christmas after a viewing on TCM.  I’m a Cary Grant fan, and thankfully one of the box sets of his films came with this included!  The Bishop’s Wif read more
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Heat (1995, Michael Mann)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 20, 2014

Until the final scene, director Mann is still carefully plotting out Heat. The film’s narrative construction–when he introduces a character, when he returns to a character, how he transitions from one character to another–is magnif read more
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I like him, he’s crazy. Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 19, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 19, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor During the middle of the 1910s, there was a stampede of stage stars. Movies were becoming feature length and were starting to be considered respectable entertainment. The easier working condi read more
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Two venues where you can be put through DeMille

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Dec 19, 2014

Carole Lombard and William Powell (the latter recuperating from a prolonged ailment, explaining why he's seated) go through their paces in early May 1938, as they prepare an aural adaptation of their 1936 hit "My Man Godfrey" for the "Lux Radio Theat read more
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Portrait of Jennie, a Production Journal, of a Timeless Christmas Gift

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 19, 2014

  Glimpses of the Portrait of Jennie in 1948: Portrait of Jennie had its general public premier on Christmas Day, 1948, at the Carthay Circle Theater, located at 6316 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California; a more than fifteen-hundred s read more
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Adrian

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Dec 19, 2014

Adrian Greenberg better known simply as Adrian was one of Hollywood’s greatest costume designers. He was discovered by Irving Berlin in Paris. Adrian’s gowns were glamorous and his costume designs defined characters. He was the head costume designer read more
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Mini-Review: Blackfish

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Dec 19, 2014

This year, as I did both last year and in 2012, I am engaging in something I like to call the Year-End Dash. Basically, its the scramble to get as many eligible titles viewed as possible before the end of the year for the forthcoming BAM Awards. The read more
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Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Dec 19, 2014

Leave Her to Heaven Directed by John M. Stahl Written by Jo Swerling based on a novel by Ben Ames Williams 1945/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/YouTube   Gene Tierney can be one scary lady while looking lovely in som read more
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Unfinished Business: Movies I Just Can't Sit Through

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Dec 19, 2014

Unfinished Business: Movies I Just Can't Sit Through Gunga Din (1939) SOURCE For someone who counts GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) as their all-time favourite movie, it's a little hard to believe that there are some movies I just can't make it th read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 19, 2014

Image Ralph Richardson (1902-1983) Edmund Purdom (1924-2009) read more
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Classic Links

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 19, 2014

I was sorry to hear of the passing of Italian actress Virna Lisi. Though I don't know her work well, I adore her performance in Anyone Can Play (1968). It was so much fun to see her and her glamorous costars get the opportunity to be goofy--The Guard read more
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25 Days of Christmas: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 19, 2014

This review originally ran December 10th, 2012.  Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is my favorite Rankin-Bass production that has fun songs, and a memorable villain!   Tonight’s film is a television movie, but it’s an iconic Christmas read more
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Remember the Night,a Christmas gems review

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Dec 18, 2014

Remember the Night,a Christmas gems review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Moved to pity by the Christmas season, New York District Attorney John Sargent (Fred MacMurray) lets pretty shoplifter Lee Leander (Barbara Stanwyck) out read more
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out of past

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Dec 18, 2014

out of past review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest There was Siodmax’ “The Killers” in 1946! There was Huston’s “The Asphalt Jungle” in 1950 and in between was RKO’s OUT OF THE PAST in read more
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The King of Hollywood – Clark Gable

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Dec 18, 2014

Clark Gable is one of my favorites. He was a talent that can’t be matched today. He was known as the King of Hollywood. Women went crazy over him and men wanted to be just like him. On the screen he was a rogue, a lover, an adventurer, and a romanti read more
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The Kind of Hollywood – Clark Gable

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Dec 18, 2014

Clark Gable is one of my favorites. He was a talent that can’t be matched today. He was known as the King of Hollywood. Women went crazy over him and men wanted to be just like him. On the screen he was a rogue, a lover, an adventurer, and a romanti read more
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Scarlet Street (1945)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Dec 18, 2014

Scarlet Street Directed by Fritz Lang Written by Dudley Nichols from the novel and play “La Chienne” by Georges de la Fouchardiére and André Mouézy-Éon 1945/USA Fritz Lang Productions/Diana Production Company Repeat viewing/YouTube read more
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Classic Television Thursday #016 – A Classic Christmas Roundup

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Dec 18, 2014

We did it for Halloween, we did it for Thanksgiving, so there’s no reason not to do it for Christmas, too. Here’s a roundup of classic television specials and special episodes to help you get into the holiday spirit. (BTW, I should go ahe read more
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Fun Size Review: Sherlock Holmes (1922)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 18, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 18, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review John Barrymore is Sherlock Holmes, college student. Our callow detective is soon matching wits with Professor Moriarty and romancing Griffith loan-out Carol Dempster. Disjointed and a bi read more
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The Mark of Zorro (1940) with Tyrone Power

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Dec 18, 2014

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Two Orphans, Three Studios, Four Films (Remakes and the Early Days of Film, 3)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Janelle Vreeland on Dec 18, 2014

  Two Orphans, Three Studios, Four Films: A Brief History of The Two Orphans From the time it was translated into English in 1874, “The Two Orphans” was a successful, well-known play in the United States. The story of orphaned sisters Henriette read more
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The Moment I Fell for Eve Arden

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Dec 18, 2014

In the early eighties, all the girls I knew pined for large hoop earrings, curly hair, and tight pants just like the changed Sandy in Grease. We piped “You’re the One that I Want,” with its requisite “oooh, oooh, ooohs,” imagining we could read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 18, 2014

Image Lynn Bari (1913-1989) Betty Grable (1916-1973) Ossie Davis (1917-2005) Jules Dassin (1911-2008) Celia Johnson (1908-1982) read more
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THE BISHOP’S WIFE,a Christmas gems review

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Dec 18, 2014

 the bishop’s wife  review,a Christmas gems review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Dejected by his efforts to raise money to build a cathedral, Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) beseeches heaven for guidance, and is visi read more
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You want a controversial film?

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Dec 18, 2014

At the time Carole Lombard was filming "To Be Or Not To Be" in the final few months of 1941, she probably knew it was going to be controversial; after all, it was a dark comedy set in Poland, during a war against an enemy that at the time seemed to h read more
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25 Days of Christmas: Remember the Night (1940)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 18, 2014

Originally reviewed Remember the Night on December 16th, 2011 We journey back to 1940 for today’s 25 Days of Christmas film featuring two huge stars of day, Remember the Night.  I found this movie via Wikipedia and only knew it was the first read more
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