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It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 6, 2015

It Happened on 5th Avenue Directed by Roy Del Ruth Written by Everett Freeman and Vick Knight; original story by Herbert Clyde Lewis and Frederick Stephani 1947/USA Roy Del Ruth Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix Rental 1947 was the year for Chris read more
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In Search Of, Redux

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Mar 6, 2015

Yesterday we received the exciting news that Season 3 of CHiPS has finally been released on DVD. That means that we will soon have Timothy’s episode “Kidnap” in our hot little hands and will be posting screencaps ASAP.  So in that read more
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1950 Oscars: Best Supporting Actress

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 6, 2015

Josephine Hull won the 1950 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in Harvey. Here she is showing off her newly minted Oscar to a certain large white rabbit. Like many of the other categories at the 1950 Academy Awards, best supporti read more
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Virginia Gregg, Happy Birthday! a Voice Uncommon

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Mar 6, 2015

Virginia Lea Gregg was born March 6, 1916 to Edward Gregg and Dewey Todd, in Harrisburg, Illinois. Her family moved to California when Ms. Gregg was but eleven; first to Long Beach in 1927 and then to Pasadena in 1929. At Pasadena City College she read more
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The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 6, 2015

The Battle of Algiers is brilliantly constructed. Director Pontecorvo deceptively frames the film–he also gives most sequences a date and time, which shows the viewer how greater events are progressing, but Pontecovro also gives multiple times read more
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Films in 2015: Modern Movies in February (Pt. 1)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Mar 6, 2015

(Image via themoviedb.org) Boys and Girls (2000) – Quirky early millennium fun, complete with a choreographed dance scene and a cheesy romance. This flick tells the story of two people who meet on a plane as tweens (around twelve years old) and read more
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Classic Links

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 6, 2015

Image Source The Monterey SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is facing challenges selling Joan Fontaine's Oscar, which the actress willed to the organization upon her death in 2013. I'm surprised this is an issue, since Fontain read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 14 | March 5

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 5, 2015

The Jerk (1979, Carl Reiner) 2006 I sort of think my mom liked THE JERK. She watched a lot of Steve Martin movies, usually with my sister. I can’t remember why my wife and I watched THE JERK. I don’t know if it was a P&S R1 Universal release read more
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Walk of Fame Animals Godzilla, Muppets, Kermit the Frog Big Bird

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Mar 5, 2015

Hollywood Walk of Fame Animals Godzilla, The Muppets, Big Bird & Kermit Animals on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Featured on this page are Godzilla, Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and the Muppets as a group. They're sometimes live-action and not exclu read more
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Review: The Cow

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Mar 5, 2015

Of all the Iranian films that I’ve never seen but heard (or read) a lot about, Dariush Mehrjui’s The Cow (1974) tops the list. Widely accepted as the film that launch the Iranian New Wave, The Cow comes to Toronto and, presumably, a fres read more
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Highlights From My DVD/Blu-ray Collection--Part Two*

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Mar 5, 2015

*Or: Why I Never Have Any Money More photos of my home video collection. Here's some Frank Capra. Sergio Leone. Alfred Hitchcock. Clint Eastwood. The original Lon Chaney. read more
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PORTRAIT OF JENNIE ( 1948 )

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Mar 5, 2015

ETHEL BARRYMORE MONTH PORTRAIT OF JENNIE ( 1948 ) To kick off Ethel Barrymore month, I’ve decided to start with “Portrait Of Jennie”, one of my favorite Ethel movies, and one of the films that most distinguish Ethel Barrymore as a read more
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What Happens When The World’s Greatest Mind Isn’t? – Here’s The Trailer For Mr. Holmes (2015)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Mar 5, 2015

Bill Condon‘s Mr. Holmes presents us with Sir Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock Holmes facing his final case. Unfortunately, his mind is not what it used to be. Looks like this could be good, and it also makes one wish that Sir Ian had had the read more
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The Lost Moment (1947)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 5, 2015

The Lost Moment Directed by Martin Gabel Written by Leonardo Bercovici based on the novel “The Aspern Papers” by Henry James 1947/USA Walter Wanger Productions First viewing/Amazon Prime Instant Video The best thing about this noirish read more
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Book vs. Film: The Most Dangerous Game

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Mar 5, 2015

Originally published in Collier’s in 1924, Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” (also known as “The Hounds of Zaroff”) is an incredibly chilling and suspenseful story. It begins with a man named Rainsford, t read more
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Top 100 Westerns: Oklahoma!

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 5, 2015

This week's Western is Oklahoma! (1955) starring Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae. The old Hollywood Western and the old Hollywood musical don't seem to be a likely combination, but the two genres worked well together in quite a few films. There read more
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TCMFF Prefunc: 10 Reasons I Dig Ann-Margret

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 5, 2015

Image Source I adore Ann-Margret. She puts so much into her performances, be it dancing, singing, acting, or all three. You never see her sweat either. She is one of the best entertainers because she always does just that, entertain, and in a big w read more
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Classic Television Thursday #025 – Rod Serling On The Mike Wallace Interview (1959) (1964)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Mar 5, 2015

Something different for this week. Long before he became the head reporter and interviewer on 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace gained notoriety for an interview show called Night Beat which aired from 1955-1957 on the Dumont network’s New York affiliat read more
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The Mark of Zorro (1940) with Tyrone Power

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

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Rare Musicals on TCM – March 2015

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Mar 5, 2015

Lots of great, rare stuff on TCM this month, thanks to Sunday night spotlight on roadshow musicals, and a salute to the musicals of Star-of-the-Month Ann Sothern. Friday March 6 6:00am / Flying High (1931) Oddball inventor Bert Lahr comes up with a read more
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The 2015 Favourite Classic Movie Actress Tournament Round One part 2

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Mar 5, 2015

The first round  of The 2015 Favourite Classic Movie Actress Tournament continues  with a new set of incredible actresses! This is an actress competition to elect your favourite actress of the 30’s, the 40’s, the 50’s and the 60’s, organized read more
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Rubbing noses and a paper doll

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Mar 5, 2015

Why are Carole Lombard and Norman Foster emulating Eskimos by rubbing noses in this promotional shot for 1931's "Up Pops the Devil"? I don't know the answer, either -- but it is cute and charming, and you can have this 8" x 10" reprint for $11 (five read more
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It’s Called The ULTRON Program – Here’s The Brand New Trailer For Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Mar 4, 2015

Yeah, I’m just gonna get out of the way and let ya watch this one. If this is any indication, it looks like this one’s gonna be at least as much fun as the first. read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 13 | March 4

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 4, 2015

Nobody’s the Greatest (1975, Damiano Damiani) 2008 I may have been hesitant to watch NOBODY’S THE GREATEST; I got it from Nicheflix. Lovely Paramount Italy DVD. At the time–and maybe still–both NOBODY films only had grey mar read more
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Abbott & Costello Meet the Frankenstein Monster...and Dracula...and the Wolf Man*

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 4, 2015

Lou sits on the Frankenstein Monster. Ask a classic movie fan to name their favorite comedians and I suspect only a few would list Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. More likely answers might be Chaplin, Keaton, and the Marx Brothers. And yet, the legacy read more
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First set of matches are in the books

All Good Things Posted by monty on Mar 4, 2015

The first set of the first round matches in the 2015 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney are either complete or near over. So here are all the numbers of the first matches. The second set of matches will begin shortly this evening. 30's era: read more
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Second set of matches are now underway...

All Good Things Posted by monty on Mar 4, 2015

With the first two brackets just wrapping up a few minutes ago, we continue on with the other two brackets of first round play. Here are the brackets and matches that are scheduled to begin immediately. The polls to vote on are the sidebar to the ri read more
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Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Mar 4, 2015

Today I’m serving murder. Following is a list of memorable movie murders – for fun.  I’m not sure what that says about me, but I hope you enjoy revisiting the scenes I describe – as disturbing as some of them are.  Feel free read more
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Rendezvous With Yesterday - Time Tunnel - Unaired Pilot

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Mar 4, 2015

"Don't get logical with me. This is a running and jumping show."                                 read more
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Unconquered (1947)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 4, 2015

Unconquered Directed by Cecil B. DeMille Written by Charles Bennett, Fredric M. Frank, and Jesse Lasky Jr. from the novel “The Judas Tree” by Neil H. Swanson 1947/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental There is something w read more
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