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Walt Disney's Live-Action Robin Hood

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 29, 2021

Richard Todd as Robin.The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) is one of the greatest films ever made--with its perfectly-cast characters, vivid color, fabulous sets, and iconic scenes (e.g., the archery contest, the climatic swordfight). Thus, it's surprising that Walt Disney chose to mount his own read more

Musical Monday: The Balloon Goes Up (1942)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 29, 2021

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: The Balloon Goes Up (1942) read more

Day 28 of Noirvember: Connie Wallace in The Great Flamarion (1945)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 28, 2021

Today’s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on a treacherous wolf in innocent lamb’s clothing: Connie Wallace in The Great Flamarion (1945). Never heard of The Great Flamarion? Do yourself a favor and take a stroll on over to YouTube. You can thank me later. WHAT’S THE GREAT FLAMARION ABOUT? read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 27, 2021

 The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell.....hmmm, now what could this be? We've got a really tricky screenshot for this month's Impossibly Difficult puzzle, so we will be kind and offer a hint: it is from a British film. Now you'll have to put on your thinking caps and see if you can remember whi read more

Desert Fury (1947): Small Town Melodrama in Technicolor

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 27, 2021

The draw to Desert Fury must begin with its intriguing cast running the range of personalities. John Hodiak and Wendell Corey (in his film debut) are driving into town. There’s this sense that their relationship is familiar but they feel like out-of-towners, somehow bringing a ting of noirish read more

Noirvember Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Nov 27, 2021

 Where Danger Lives (1950) Dr. Jeff Cameron (Robert Mitchum) is about to finish his stint at a hospital to go into private practice. His life takes a detour for the worse when he crosses paths with young, attractive suicide patient, Margo (Faith Domergue). They seem to hit it off until he learn read more

Day 27 of Noirvember: Earle Slater in Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 27, 2021

Today’s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on the fatally flawed Earle Slater in Odds Against Tomorrow (1959). WHAT’S ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW ABOUT? Odds Against Tomorrow involves a bank heist engineered by bitter ex-cop David Burke (Ed Begley). To help him carry out his plot, Burke recruits a bigot read more

SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 26, 2021

 Universal loves to constantly release home video editions of their most famous classics such as FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA, but they seem to have little interest in their more obscure titles. Thankfully companies like Kino Lorber have taken up the slack. Kino has just put out SECRET OF THE BLUE read more

Day 26 of Noirvember: Jill Merrill in Night Editor (1946)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 26, 2021

Today’s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on a seriously fatal femme: Jill Merrill in Night Editor (1946). WHAT’S NIGHT EDITOR ABOUT? Night Editor tells the story, via flashback, of a New York homicide detective, Tony Cochrane (William Gargan), who has a wife (Jeff Donnell), a son – and a high-so read more

Come Fly With Me ( 1963 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 26, 2021

"A Romantic Round the World Manhunt!" Three airline hostesses jet-set across Europe searching for handsome rich men to marry in the engaging 1963 MGM romantic comedy Come Fly With Me. Like How to Marry a Millionaire, all three women find themselves attached to men who are very much different th read more

The Threat (1949): Starring Charles McGraw

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 25, 2021

The beauty of a picture like this comes with the efficiency of the drama with a prison breakout occurring under the opening credits. Soon we learn a notorious, shadowy criminal named Kluger has broken out of Folsom prison. The convict once vowed to kill both the detective and district attorney who w read more

Watching 1939: Coast Guard (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 25, 2021

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

THE GIANT CLAW On Blu-ray From Arrow

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 25, 2021

 Since this is Thanksgiving morning, I might as well present one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) cinematic turkeys of all: THE GIANT CLAW (1957).This is by far the most notorious film included in Arrow Video's COLD WAR CREATURES: FOUR FILMS FROM SAM KATZMAN Blu-ray set. Its notoriet read more

Blu-ray Review: Number Seventeen

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Nov 25, 2021

Distributor: Kino Lorber Release Date: December 07, 2021 Region: Region A Length: 01:03:50 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master (48 kHz, 1553 kbps, 16-bit) Subtitles: English Ratio: 1.20:1 Bitrate: 39.23 Mbps Notes: This is the film’s North American Blu-ray debut, and read more

Day 25 of Noirvember: Quinn in Body and Soul (1947)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 25, 2021

Today’s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on Quinn in Body and Soul (1947). WHAT’S BODY AND SOUL ABOUT? Body and Soul centers on Charley Davis (John Garfield), who is determined to earn money for his family through the professional boxing game. He eventually works his way to the top, but at a read more

Day 24 of Noirvember: Stella in Fallen Angel (1945)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 24, 2021

Today’s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on Stella in Fallen Angel (1945). WHAT’S FALLEN ANGEL ABOUT? Cynical, down-on-his-luck press agent Eric Stanton (Dana Andrews) finds himself in a small town in California (because he didn’t have the bus fare to make it to San Francisco), and he promptly read more

WORLD CINEMA: En La Palma De Tu Mano (1951)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 24, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: En La Palma De Tu Mano (1951) On November 24, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized For Noirvember’s WORLD CINEMA, we travel all the way to Mexico for a dose of clairvoyance and melodrama, with En La Palma De Tu Mano (In the Palm of Your Hand read more

Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and Ava Gardner star in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 24, 2021

Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and Ava Gardner star in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) is an American drama directed by Henry King and starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and Ava Garnder. The film is based on a short story of read more

The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947): Starring Lawrence Tierney

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 23, 2021

Felix Feist is a relatively obscure figure today and the only reason I’ve come to him has to do with two B films he was attached to, The Devil Thumbs a Ride and The Threat released two years later. As a Southern Californian, I might obtain more glee out of name recognition than other viewers. read more

Day 23 of Noirvember: Cleve Marshall in The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 23, 2021

Today’s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on Cleve Marshall in The File on Thelma Jordon (1950). WHAT’S THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON ABOUT? Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck) reports to the district attorney’s office that there have been a series of attempted burglaries at the home of her wealthy read more
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