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A Walk in The Sun (1945) with Dana Andrews and Company

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 26, 2020

Opening as it does with the cover of its source material, A Walk in The Sun makes itself out to be a bit grand and simultaneously undermines a certain amount of its ethos as a gritty war picture. Is it a fallacy to think a book can never capture all the textures of life? Does the same hold true wit read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 26, 2020

 The number of films directed by Alfred Hitchcock that I have not seen are in the single digits--and that total went down with my recent viewing of DOWNHILL, made in 1927. DOWNHILL was only Hitchcock's fourth film as a director, and it was his next feature after the highly successful THE L read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 26: Quicksand (1950)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 26, 2020

Mickey Rooney? In film noir? You bet your babes in arms. Today’s YouTube pick is Quicksand (1950), a noir that will have you practically on the edge of your seat. It’s so chock full of noir, it’ll have you shouting at your TV: “No! Don’t do it!” Until almost the end, that is – when read more

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: November Roundup

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 25, 2020

 I Saw What You DidEsteemed DirtbagsNovember 9, 2020I’ve missed TCM Programmer Millie De Chirico’s voice in podcasting ever since her hugely entertaining show Sordid Details with co-host April Rich ended. Now she is back, with co-host and cultural writer Danielle Henderson to talk a read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 25: Odd Man Out (1947)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 25, 2020

I’d heard about today’s YouTube pick for years, but I never had any real interest in seeing it. Once I finally decided to check it out, I was blown away. Odd Man Out (1947) stars James Mason, but he may be the only performer in the film that you’ve ever heard of. But, believe me, it won’t matter read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 25, 2020

These two men look like they are giving a darn good look at something interesting, but what could that something or someone be? We hope this scene piques your interest because only the keen-eyed amongst you will be able to identify this Impossibly Difficult screenshot! As always, if you are not read more

'Screen Book,' May 1938: Blondell joins some 'Fools'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 25, 2020

My friend Robert Matzen -- author of "Fireball," the definitive volume on Carole Lombard's 1942 plane crash, tells of when he suggested to his beloved Simone they watch Lombard's film "Fools For Scandal" (above, Carole is seen in the film with Ralph Bellamy), but Simone at first wasn't interested. " read more

“La Marseillaise” Plays, as Rick, Ilsa and Refugees Find Their Footing in Casablanca (Guest Post)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Nov 25, 2020

“La Marseillaise” Even more than the famous “Here’s Looking at You” scene, the “La Marseillaise” scene in Casablanca is the one scene in the film that evokes more emotion from audiences than any other, as it propels the narration in a new direction and reveals more about the characters read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #2: Juror 3 (Lee J. Cobb)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 24, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #2: Juror 3 (Lee J. Cobb) On November 24, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Facts, not feelings, right? Wrong. The film’s biggest antagonist, Juror 3 (Lee J. Cobb) is a loud-mouthed, bad-tempered bully who is not used to having his read more

Objective Burma (1945): Errol Flynn During Wartime

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 24, 2020

It’s nearly ubiquitous for all the old war movies to open with an instructive title card supplying some context and placing us in the scenario at hand. While not the apex of visual storytelling, it does serve a concrete purpose. Objective Burma is, of course, about the Burma campaigns — read more

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Nov 24, 2020

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2 At the beginning of this year, I wrote a column on three Westerns I consider “Hidden Gems,” lesser-known yet very entertaining movies. Here’s a trio of three more Westerns I’ve really enjoyed which aren’t widely known; theyR read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 24: D.O.A. (1949)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 24, 2020

Today’s YouTube pick is one of noir’s best-known offerings: D.O.A. (1949). It’s got a perfect noir premise, a perfect noir opening, a perfect noir end, and in between, a characteristically labryrinthine noir plot. D.O.A. also serves up a great cast that includes Edmond O’Brien, Luther Adler read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 24, 2020

“You’ve got to recognize, there will never be another you. It has nothing to do with ego; it happens to be the truth. There will never be another person the same. There’ll never be another you. There’ll never be another me.” –Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney is nothing read more

Two ways to look stylish

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 24, 2020

It's not often you see two vintage Carole Lombard portraits from the same session up for sale at eBay, but that's what we have here. Above is an RKO photo from 1940, looking to be a fashion shot for "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"; it's catalogued CL-300 at RKO. The other pic looks slightly different and lacks a read more

The Gene Tierney Centenary, Pt. 2: "...carried by the winds and the tides"

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Nov 23, 2020

 Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Gene Tierney's birth on November 19, 1920  Link to Pt. 1 Gene Tierney would admit that before she married Oleg Cassini, “I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none.” This crush of eligible fellows ran the gamut read more

The Directors’ Chair: The Wrong Man and I Confess

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Theresa Brown on Nov 23, 2020

The Directors’ Chair: The Wrong Man and I Confess CAUGHT IN A TRAP…AND I CAN’T WALK OUT This month’s foray into director Alfred Hitchcock explores him putting characters into such black holes not even light can escape. I’ll give you a double whammy of two films where the read more

Musical Monday: Starlift (1951)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

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: Starlift (1951) – Musical read more

NOIRVEMBER FUN: My Favorite Brunette, 1947

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

"When I came to I was playing post office with the floor. I had a lump on my head the size of my head. Inside, Toscanini was conducting The Anvil Chorus with real blacksmiths." - Ronnie Jackson Many great films-noir were released in 1947: Nightmare Alley, Crossfire, Born to Kill,& read more

Danger: Diabolik

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 23, 2020

John Phillip Law as Diabolik. Made in 1968, Danger: Diabolik is both a psychedelic ode to the movie industry's grooviest decade and one of the first big-budget adaptations of a comic book. The title character was the subject of hundreds of popular comic books in Italy, with the first volume being p read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Nov 23, 2020

Doctor who turned 57 years old today on November 23,57 years ago Sidney Newman created an amazing idea of a hero. It’s hard to talk about the importance of an imaginary hero. But heroes ARE important: Heroes tell us something about ourselves. History tells us who we used to be, documentaries t read more