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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Aug 17, 2019

The Twilight Zone:What Do We Fear? In the 60 years since the first episode of “The Twilight Zone” aired on TV. The Twilight Zone explored certain fears during its original run. Even though it was back in the 1950’s and 60’s, these fears are still relevant today because they center read more

Ever After (1998, Andy Tennant)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 17, 2019

Ever After imagines the Cinderella story as a vaguely historically accurate period drama. It’s desperate to present itself as “realistic,” including bookends with special guest star Jeanne Moreau adding some actual French to the film, which is set in France and acted by Americans or Britons of read more

Enemy Agent (1940)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Aug 17, 2019

US / 61 minutes / bw / Universal Dir: Lew Landers Assoc Pr: Ben Pivar Scr: Sam Robins, Edmund L. Hartmann Story: Sam Robins Cine: Jerome Ash Cast: Richard Cromwell, Helen Vinson, Robert Armstrong, Marjorie Reynolds, Jack Arnold (i.e., Vinton Hayworth), Russell Hicks, Philip Dorn, Jack LaRue, Bradley read more

COMEDY GOLD #18: The picnic from To Catch a Thief (1955)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 16, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #18: The picnic from To Catch a Thief (1955) On August 16, 2019August 16, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized To Catch a Thief (1955, dir. Alfred Hitchcock) boasts not only two of the most beautiful people who have ever lived as its leads, but al read more

book: Snow White Must Die (2010; trans 2013 Steven T. Murray) by Nele Neuhaus

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Aug 16, 2019

A long, moderately involved police procedural that reads throughout (at least in the English translation) as if it’s sorely in need of a final polish. Ten years ago young Tobi Sartorius was sent to prison for the murder of two teenage ex-girlfriends on a night when he was drunk to the point t read more

Next month, 'Stand Tall!' in Texas after dark

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 16, 2019

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable gets lots of love at Love Field in Dallas in December 1939 (that's MGM publicist Otto Winkler next to Carole) as they make a stopover en route to Atlanta for the "Gone With The Wind" premiere. For Carole -- who looks a bit perturbed by it all -- it's a far cry from her read more

The World Accordion to Lawrence Welk

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Aug 16, 2019

The rise of Lawrence Welk and of rock and roll happened at roughly the same time -- maybe in reaction to each other. Welk's band played classic white-bread tunes -- waltzes, foxtrots and polkas -- and were television favorites for an amazing three decades. Reruns of the show still air on PBS station read more

The X from Outer Space (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Aug 15, 2019

The X from Outer Space (Uchu daikaiju Girara) Directed by Kazui Nihonmatsu Written by Moriyoshi Ishida, Eibi Motomochi, and Kazui Nihonmatsu 1967/Japan Shochiku Repeat viewing/Criterion Channel   Some days nothing will do but inane, cheesy, unintentionally hilarious Japanese sci-fi with stupid read more

Review: The Lady from Shanghai (1947): Funhouse Film Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 15, 2019

Before I knew the word “auteur” I think subconsciously I began to realize Orson Welles was gifted with this kind of innate artistic force that cemented all his pictures together. It’s part of what made him such a terror to work with and simultaneously a genius of such mammoth acco read more

On Blu-ray: Mark Hamill and Annie Potts in Corvette Summer (1978)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 15, 2019

A year after Star Wars (1977) brought Mark Hamill lasting fame he starred in the exponentially more modest Corvette Summer (1978). Despite the dramatic difference in setting, he plays a similarly naïve, but principled young man on a quest. It’s as if Luke Skywalker dropped into a high school read more

The Tall Guy (1989, Mel Smith)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 15, 2019

Mel Smith is a stunningly inept director. Especially for comedy. Though, given its awkward flashback montages, lack of supporting character resolutions, impromptu musical number, and just over ninety minute runtime, it sure seems like there might be a longer version of The Tall Guy out there. As is read more

A fragile, but 'banner,' item of memorabilia

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 15, 2019

Carole Lombard and James Stewart "made for" a fine couple in the 1939 Selznick International film "Made For Each Other." Now a super-rare piece of movie memorabilia has been put up for auction:What is it? We'll let the seller explain:As proof it "displays well," here are the other photos taken of it read more

Noir Nook: Minor but Memorable

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Aug 15, 2019

Noir Nook: Minor but Memorable Film noir is teeming with well-known starring roles for women — Jane Greer in Out of the Past, Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity, and Gene Tierney in Laura come immediately to mind. But there are also lots of one-scene wonders, those female characters whose read more

Carroll Baker: An interview on “Baby Doll” and Hollywood’s studio days

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 15, 2019

Carroll Baker will be attending a screening of “Baby Doll” (1956) this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 17, in Winston-Salem, NC through the RiverRun Retro film series. Following the film, Ms. Baker will be interviewed by film historian Foster Hirsch. Learn more about how to get tickets. Today, Ms. Baker read more


Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Aug 14, 2019

I first saw Phantom of the Paradise (1974) a few years ago and immediately became obsessed with it; I downloaded the entire soundtrack and listened to it constantly for weeks. I was delighted to be able to revisit the film this week thanks to the Shudder streaming service, where the film is currentl read more

Twentieth Century (1934, Howard Hawks)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 14, 2019

Even with its way too abrupt finish, Twentieth Century is rare delight. Would it be more successful if the ending hadn’t wasted Carole Lombard? Yes, but also because it would’ve given lead John Barrymore more Lombard to act opposite and Barrymore’s best opposite Lombard. He’ read more

Silents are Golden: Before Valentino – 6 Heartthrobs Of The 1910s

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Aug 14, 2019

Silents are Golden: Before Valentino – 6 Heartthrobs Of The 1910s When Rudolph Valentino became a 1920s superstar thanks to the megahits The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) and The Sheik (1921), he basically changed the definition of “matinee idol” forever. Unlike many popular actors read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 14, 2019

Writing the book and telling the story of my family helped me weave things together at a time when they seemed to be unraveling. Writing has always served this function for me. Over the years, I always wrote letters to my aunt and uncle and Uncle Ray told me,  “You write like a son of a gun!&# read more

What's so 'negative' about this p1202?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 14, 2019

Its origin, for one thing. It's from a vintage 8" x 10" negative of Paramount p1202-347, an image I've never come across before. The number indicates it's from late 1932 or early '33.Note it's the negative that's up for auction...and bidding begins at $146.99. Moreover, you don't have much time to b read more

Overnight Sensation (1984)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Aug 14, 2019

US / 28 minutes / color / Bloom Dir & Pr: Jon N. Bloom Scr: Craig Buck Story: “The Colonel’s Lady” (1947; Creatures of Circumstance) by W. Somerset Maugham Cine: James Glennon Cast: Robert Loggia, Louise Fletcher, Shari Belafonte-Harper, Parley Baer, Lee Garlington, Vincent Guastaferro, Ed read more