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25 Days of Christmas: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 22, 2014

This review originally ran December 25th, 2011.  This is still a must-watch as many times as you can. I recently watched the Ron Howard remake for this month a few days back and was horrified by what had been done to this great special.  Thankfully, read more
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Christmas Gifts for My Favorite Movie Characters

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 21, 2014

Here is my wish list for a few of my needy favorites: Vivian Revere ("Three on a Match") I wish Vivian a trip to rehab before her son was kidnapped and she took that final swan dive out the window. It might have helped. Lina Lamont ("Singin' i read more
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Get in the picture with these movie stills

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Dec 21, 2014

Carole Lombard is cross-examined by husband Fred MacMurray in a scene from 1937's "True Confession," Carole's final film for Paramount. It's a vintage original still from production, as the image has crop marks......from the relatively obscure Movie read more
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Seven Things to Know About Walter Matthau

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Dec 21, 2014

Carol Grace and Walter Matthau. 1. Walter Matthau met his second wife, Carol Grace, when they both appeared in the 1955-56 Broadway hit Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? She was previously married--twice--to playwright and author William Saroyan read more
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Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Dec 21, 2014

Christmas in Connecticut Directed by Peter Godfrey Written by Lionel Hauser and Adele Comandini from a story by Aileen Hamilton 1945/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental   Another film to add to the list for the holidays. I love Barb read more
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Out West (1918) A Silent Film Review

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 21, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 21, 2014 in Blog, Feature, Silent Movie Review The comedy trio of Arbuckle, Keaton and St. John take on the western genre and the macho films of William S. Hart in particular. Chaos ensues as Arbuckle and Keaton team up read more
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Treasure from the Disney Vault Tonight

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Dec 21, 2014

As you may or may not know Disney and TCM recently struck a deal which includes not only TCM’s assistance with the Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios, but also allows TCM to start air Disney titles that are rarer. It’s the sort of afic read more
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"Dillinger," or That Old Gangster of Mine

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Dec 21, 2014

In the most exciting news since the introduction of the Pocket Catheter, it's time for another installment of Motion Pictures Told Through Still Pictures with Goofy Captions! Here for your edification is the 1945 film... ... which is "Regnillid" s read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 21, 2014

Image Jane Fonda (77) read more
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Quote of the Week

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 21, 2014

Image When I first got into pictures, there would be something on the marquees saying "Dallas' Own Joan Blondell," or "Battle Creek Michigan's Own Joan Blondell" or "Chicago's Own Joan Blondell," because someone would remember that I'd been to scho read more
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25 Days of Christmas: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 21, 2014

This review originally ran December 23rd, 2011.  I still adore this Christmas special! As we get ever closer to Christmas Day we’re hitting the best Christmas films to watch.  This isn’t a film per se, it’s a television special, but read more
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Dead Man – 1945

The Bogie Film Blog Posted by Bogart Fan on Dec 21, 2014

My Review —Mediocre, but Still Fun— Honorary Radio Bogie Fix: The Lowdown A train-hopping hobo (William Tracy) is haunted by the voice of a railroad bull (Bogart) after killing him. What I Thought Based on a short story by famed noveli read more
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Hall Of Fame Inductee for December: CAROLE LOMBARD

All Good Things Posted by monty on Dec 21, 2014

It's been ages since I did an induction for my Hall of Fame and it occurred to me that Carole Lombard, my favorite actress had not been inducted yet. My oh my, that has to be corrected. Carole's achievements include winning a Montie for Best Act read more
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getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Dec 20, 2014

  getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape The Holidays. They say it’s a time for friends, family, and celebrating tradition. When we light up the house, decorate the tree and drink approximately 10 pounds of eggnog in the span of three weeks read more
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Blu-ray Review: Saboteur

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Dec 20, 2014

 Distributor: Universal Studios Release Date: May 07, 2013 Region: Region Free Length: 109 min Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish Ratio: 1.36:1 Notes: This title has had a read more
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Spellbound (1945)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Dec 20, 2014

Spellbound Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Ben Hecht and Angus McPhail (adaptation) suggested by the novel “The House of Dr. Edwardes” by Francis Beeding 1945/USA Selznick International Pictures/Vanguard Films Repeat viewing/Ne read more
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Still Even More Of My Favorite Movie Quotes

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Dec 20, 2014

"I fancy that he's nobody's son or heir now!!" Spoken by Michael Caine as Lt. Bromhead From ZULU "Well, hooray for the Bulldog!" Spoken by Dorothy Comingore as Susan Alexander Kane From CITIZEN KANE "Who do you think this man is--God??" "No..God wo read more
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alt.Carole

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Dec 20, 2014

It's 1940, and Carole Lombard and Clark Gable are shown at Burbank Airport (now Bob Hope Burbank Airport). But imagine a vastly different 1940...one where Gable is a washed-up actor turned private investigator. What?That's the premise of a novel writ read more
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Classic Movie Man’s Favorite Christmas Movies: 2014 Edition

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Dec 20, 2014

Classic Movie Man’s Favorite Christmas Movies: 2014 Edition It’s Christmastime again. And it’s time for some more classic Christmas films to enjoy during the holidays. Some of these films you might not associate with Christmas, read more
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Short Film Saturday: The Night Before Christmas (1905)

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Dec 20, 2014

As has been noted here before, Edison was not just a technical innovator in film but he also brought many stories to the screen for the first time. Here is another very fitting for this holiday season. read more
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Silent Movie Trivia #13: The Wizard of Oz (1925)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 20, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 20, 2014 in Blog, Silent Movie Trivia (Click to view in lightbox.) Every genre and every era has its infamous bombs. In the case of silent comedy, that bomb is the 1925 version of The Wizard of Oz. It’s not the wor read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 20, 2014

Image Irene Dunne (1898-1990) Audrey Totter (1918-2013) read more
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Saturday Breakfast Serial 008 – The Crimson Ghost (1946) Chapter 8: The Slave Collar

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Dec 20, 2014

Welcome back! It’s Saturday morning again which means it’s time for the next chapter of our ongoing serial The Crimson Ghost and more movie serial history. (Previous Chapters: 1  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) Since today’s episode is largely de read more
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25 Days of Christmas: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 20, 2014

Originally published December 17th, 2012 The Bishop’s Wife was my big discovery last Christmas after a viewing on TCM.  I’m a Cary Grant fan, and thankfully one of the box sets of his films came with this included!  The Bishop’s Wif read more
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Heat (1995, Michael Mann)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 20, 2014

Until the final scene, director Mann is still carefully plotting out Heat. The film’s narrative construction–when he introduces a character, when he returns to a character, how he transitions from one character to another–is magnif read more
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Put up the wreath listen to A Christmas Carol 1939

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Dec 20, 2014

Put a wreath on it this time of year Here are a few stars of Hollywood's Golden Age wreaths putting up their wreaths, or otherwise making use of the wreath motif in celebrating for the holiday season. Finally listen to the 1939 radio show A Christ read more
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I like him, he’s crazy. Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Dec 19, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on December 19, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor During the middle of the 1910s, there was a stampede of stage stars. Movies were becoming feature length and were starting to be considered respectable entertainment. The easier working condi read more
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Two venues where you can be put through DeMille

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Dec 19, 2014

Carole Lombard and William Powell (the latter recuperating from a prolonged ailment, explaining why he's seated) go through their paces in early May 1938, as they prepare an aural adaptation of their 1936 hit "My Man Godfrey" for the "Lux Radio Theat read more
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Portrait of Jennie, a Production Journal, of a Timeless Christmas Gift

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 19, 2014

  Glimpses of the Portrait of Jennie in 1948: Portrait of Jennie had its general public premier on Christmas Day, 1948, at the Carthay Circle Theater, located at 6316 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California; a more than fifteen-hundred s read more
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Adrian

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Dec 19, 2014

Adrian Greenberg better known simply as Adrian was one of Hollywood’s greatest costume designers. He was discovered by Irving Berlin in Paris. Adrian’s gowns were glamorous and his costume designs defined characters. He was the head costume designer read more
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