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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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Tarkovsky Thursday: Stalker (1979)

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Dec 18, 2014

If you’re not already aware of Open Culture you should bookmark or follow them for they are great resource. One post on their site notified me to the fact that the films of Andrei Tarkovsky are online legitimately. In the case of his last stude read more
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Fake Snow Bringing winter to silent movies

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Dec 17, 2014

Snow Scenes in Early Movies Making snow blizzards in Hollywood California There's nothing like the real thing, snow-stuff When the weather outside is frightfully gorgeous in California, the location man -- usually a man in the teens and twenties read more
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Silent Movie Rule #11: Never send a somnambulist to do a (conscious) man’s job

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 17, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 17, 2014 in Blog, Humor, Silent Movie Rules Cesare had one job: Kill Jane. But nooooo, he has to drag her off and carry her over hill and dale (or the painted approximation). It’s Dr. Caligari’s fault, really read more
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Classic Films in Focus: THE HALF-NAKED TRUTH (1932)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Dec 17, 2014

Lee Tracy was a popular star during the Pre-Code era; his fast talking banter made him a hit with audiences during the early days of sound, and he had a waggish quality that perfectly suited the looser moral attitude of the times. In The Half-Naked T read more
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News From the Lake for December 17th, 2014

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

  News in a nutshell: A new event going on at the UCLA Film and Television archive, and what’s new on DVD and Blu-ray. All my L.A. readers, take a drive down the Billy Wilder Theatre in Westwood Village January 9th-February 28th to see t read more
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Brief Encounter (1945)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Dec 17, 2014

Brief Encounter Directed by David Lean Written by Anthony Havelock-Allen, David Lean, and Ronald Neame from the play “Still Life” by Noel Coward (all uncredited) 1945/UK Cineguild Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #191 of 1001 Film You Mu read more
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She Makes Comics (2015, Marisa Stotter)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 17, 2014

Almost everyone interviewed in She Makes Comics does indeed make comics. The film never says what most of these interviewees made–I know what interviewee Heidi MacDonald edited because I remember (she’s identified for her current journal read more
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My favourite classic film discoveries of 2014!

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Dec 17, 2014

My favourite classic film discoveries of 2014! Metropolis (1927) Wow - this year has been an absolute minefield of great classic film discoveries! Is it just me or does it seem as if there has been a never-ending list of  superb biog read more
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Warner Archive: Young Robert Mitchum in Till The End of Time (1946)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 17, 2014

I was drawn to the new Warner Archive release Till the End of Time (1946) almost entirely because it features Robert Mitchum in an early supporting role, a year after his breakout in Story of G.I. Joe (1945). Other than that, I was happy to see Dorot read more
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Hope in the Night

Classic Reel Girl Posted by BG Voita on Dec 17, 2014

Remember the Night (1940) and I met quite by accident. One might think between my affinity for Fred MacMurray, admiration for Barbara Stanwyck, and passion for all things Christmas, I would have discovered this holiday film years ago. Alas, I happene read more
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25 Days of Christmas: Come to the Stable (1949)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

Originally published December 27th, 2012 My final review for Christmas 2012 is the 1949 film Come to the Stable.  It’s not a Christmas movie per se, but it does include the building of a church in a town called Bethlehem so it’s good enou read more
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Mini-Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Dec 17, 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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Still 'Hot' after 250+ (combined) years

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Dec 17, 2014

That's Carole Lombard at right as part of the cast of the 1928 Mack Sennett two-reeler "His Unlucky Night," which may -- or may not -- have been filmed at what was then Sennett's newfound lot at Studio City. While the Internet Movie Database writes i read more
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A Free Gift for Cafe Readers!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Dec 17, 2014

This holiday season, we want to show our appreciation to all the classic film and TV fans that have visited this blog over the last five years. As our gift to you, we are offering the free e-book Eat, Drink, and Watch Movies. This 446-page volume con read more
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Pics of the Day: Timothy by Jack Davis

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Dec 16, 2014

It was announced today that veteran Mad Magazine artist Jack Davis will be retiring at the young-spring-chicken age of 90. To celebrate his amazing career, we thought it appropriate to re-post this entry from 2012. Thank you Jack, and take it easy &# read more
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