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James Mason is the “Odd Man Out”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 27, 2020

James Mason is the “Odd Man Out” Odd Man Out (1947) is a British film directed by Carol Reed and starring James Mason and Robert Newton. The film made Mason an international film star and elevated Reed to the ranks of the top directors of the day.Johnny McQueen (Mason) is a member o read more

CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 27, 2020

 Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986) was a multifaceted and multi-talented individual. In his long life he was an illustrator, architect, matte painter, and a renowned graphic futurist. His drawings and conceptions of the solar system still inspire those working in the field of space exploration toda read more

Rd 4 All About Camaros Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Nov 27, 2020

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YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 27: Kiss of Death (1947)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 27, 2020

Kiss of Death (1947) is one of those noirs that I knew about before I saw it. This is the one where Richard Widmark tosses a wheelchair-bound old lady down a flight of stairs. How could you not want to check out a movie with a scene like that? But there’s more to this film than Widmark’s psychopathi read more

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

DOWNHILL (1927)

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

A happy Thanksgiving, plus a cornbread recipe from the Veep-elect

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 26, 2020

We've run this Thanksgiving-themed Carole Lombard photo before, but since it combines several Hollywood notables, it's worth showing again.For Thanksgiving 1936, Carole and Clark Gable had a holiday dinner at the 120-acre Marwyck Ranch in Northridge, co-owned by Barbara Stanwyck and Marion Marx. Pic 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
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