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Dawn Patrol (1930) and The Numbing Cycle of War

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 18, 2022

  Taken in the context of his entire career, Dawn Patrol becomes a prototype for a plethora of later Howard Hawks pictures involving aviation and male bonding, including the likes of Ceiling Zero, Test Pilot, and certainly, Only Angels Have Wings. As a WWI pilot, Hawks has more than a passing read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 18, 2022

Theresa, the CineMaven herself is hosting The Umpteenth Blogathon on January 18th. A tribute to those movies which have an addictive hold on our moving pictures loving souls. Every fan has many such films and HERE we get to gush about one of them. My selection is the energetic, music-fille read more

Lives Behind the Legends: Cary Grant – Finding Happiness

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Arancha van der Veen on Jan 18, 2022

Lives Behind the Legends: Cary Grant – Finding Happiness “My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.“– Cary Grant If there ever was a quintessential classic Hollywood gentleman, it was Cary read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 18, 2022

In September 2021, I was delighted to join the West Coast Classic Film Bloggers Zoom Association (WCCFBZA) for an exciting trip to the Joel and Frances McCrea Ranch Foundation. I had not visited my favorite state on the map since 2019, so I was more than ready to soak up the sunshine and classic fil read more

The Roaring Twenties (1939): I'm an Absorber, Not an Observer

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 17, 2022

This is my entry in CineMaven's Essays From the Couch For the Umpteenth Blogathon. You know, movies you've seen so many times every word, look and outcome is carved in your heart? Click HERE for more cinematic obsessions by people like us... you know, movie nuts.The Roaring Twenties (1939)There are read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 17, 2022

 Yesterday was the 80th anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of Carole Lombard and 21 others. Last night I watched one of Lombard's earliest films that she starred in while under contract to Paramount--the 1931 comedy IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE. Norman Foster plays Rodney Martin, t read more

On Playing Sherlock Holmes

The Baz Posted by Neve on Jan 17, 2022

Musical Monday: The Gene Krupa Story (1959)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 17, 2022

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: The Gene Krupa Story (1959) read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Vincent Price Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 17, 2022

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a Vincent Price film and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it!1 read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 16, 2022

 INTERNATIONAL LADY, released in the fall of 1941, is WWII espionage tale, produced by Edward Small, directed by Tim Whelan, and released by United Artists. The story opens in London during the blitz. Glamorous Norwegian concert pianist/singer Carla Nillsson (Ilona Massey) has attracted th read more

Screen Capture Theatre: "Hell's Angels on Wheels," or Diff'rent Spokes

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 16, 2022

This time around on Screen Capture Theatre we look at the 1967 film "Hell's Angels on Wheels," or as I like to think of it ... Who is this fine, upstanding citizen? Kindly Father Harrigan of the local parish? No, it is only Psycho -- er, Cycle Sid, a member of the upstanding Hell's Ang read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 16, 2022

The Golden Age of Hollywood sings in Carla Valderrama’s This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars & Stories. This small tome is jam-packed with information about some of Hollywood’s most intriguing film legends who have since faded into obscurity. Valderrama delves into interviews and arch read more

Favorite Films of 2021

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 15, 2022

This has felt like a strange year in movies, and I’m not even trying to make reference to the pandemic. 2020 had a bounty of great movies, and 2021 did as well, but it somehow felt different. Still, here are a handful of films that I enjoyed for different reasons. I want to go ahead and highli read more

From the Archives: The Three Lives of Thomasina ( 1963 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 15, 2022

 Susan Hampshire is pictured getting close to two kittens in this candid photo from The Three Lives of Thomasina ( 1963 ) released by Walt Disney Studios. In the film, Hampshire portrays Lori, a "witch" of the glen who rescues animals. One of the animals she saves is Thomasina the cat, whom you read more

THE TRIUMPH OF SHERLOCK HOLMES On Blu-ray From The Film Detective

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 15, 2022

 THE TRIUMPH OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1935) is the fourth film in which English actor Arthur Wontner starred as Holmes. It is included in THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VAULT COLLECTION from The Film Detective. At the beginning of this film Holmes is moving out of his rooms at Baker Street, and preparing read more

Cinema Style - Katharine Hepburn Toasts the New Year in Kalloch for 1938's HOLIDAY

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 15, 2022

Because we recently celebrated the New Year along with costume designer Robert Kalloch's birthday on January 13, I wanted to share a piece on Holiday that I originally wrote back in 2015. I really love the story behind the film, especially how significant it was to the evolution of Katharine He read more

Forgotten Sitcoms: "Dave's World"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 14, 2022

The final episode of "Dave's World" aired on CBS the night of June 27, 1997.And I'll bet you a quarter that the last time you thought about "Dave's World," if you have thought about it at all, was on June 27, 1997."Dave's World" ran on CBS from 1993-97. Four seasons, 98 episodes. It was based on the read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 13, 2022

In light of the passing of Sidney Poitier, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will be honoring him on February 19th and 20th with a special tribute featuring a lineup of his films. February 20th would have been his 97th birthday. The weekend lineup of his films is as follows: TCM Remembers Sidney Poitier – read more

Wild Boys of The Road (1933): Another Wellman Micro Epic

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 13, 2022

We’re always told that teen culture was an invention of the 1950s and the post-war boon. To a certain extent this is true and yet watching something like Wild Boys is eye-opening. We open at the Sophomore Frolic. It suggests there were elements of this lifestyle generations before. Dances, gi read more

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jan 13, 2022

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1 Every film noir lover has their best-loved features from this shadowy era of filmmaking. As we begin another year, I’m taking a look at my favorite films noirs. One of the reasons why I love this particular task is because some of my favorites will always remain read more