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Spring Reunion ( 1957 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 15, 2021

Maggie Brewster ( Betty Hutton ) has been looking forward to the fifteenth reunion of her high school class for weeks. It is the day of the big event and Maggie has a full schedule of things to do, one of which is going to the beauty parlor with her best friend Barnie ( Jean Hagen ), but before she read more

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Marvelous Mabel Normand

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Apr 15, 2021

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Marvelous Mabel Normand If Charlie Chaplin is considered the king of slapstick, then Mabel Normand certainly is its queen. Much-loved by audiences in her day, everyone who knew and worked with Mabel also remembered her fondly, describing her as “wonderf read more

Three Comrades (1938) in Body and Soul

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 15, 2021

“Germany’s a pretty rough sea if you’re drifting.” – Breuer “But I’m not alone anymore. There are so many drifters!” – Patricia Hollmann Erich Maria Remarque is of course most famous for his work All Quiet on The Western Front, which was adapted read more

Six silly Oscar jokes – 30s and 40s edition

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Apr 14, 2021

Six silly Oscar jokes – 30s and 40s edition On April 14, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s Oscar season! This year’s Academy Awards ceremony will be held on 25th April and, once again, it will be host-less. And while I’m used to it by now, I read more

Book Review: THE BODY SNATCHER--Cold-Blooded Murder, Robert Louis Stevenson, And The Making Of A Horror Film Classic

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 14, 2021

 Of all the movie thrillers Val Lewton produced for RKO in the 1940s, THE BODY SNATCHER, based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, is by far my favorite. It contains what I feel is one of Boris Karloff's greatest screen performances, along with a beautifully written script and atmospheric dir read more

Minari

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 14, 2021

In Minari, a Korean-American family relocates to rural Arkansas to start a farm. Patriarch, Jacob (Steven Yeun) is ambitious, eager to start from scratch and wants to live the American dream. His wife, Monica (Yeri Han) is skeptical of the situation. The dismay is all over her face as she sees her n read more

CROSSED SWORDS On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 13, 2021

 CROSSED SWORDS is a 1977 film adaptation of Mark Twain's story THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. The movie was produced by the Salkind family, who were behind such films as the 1970s Three Musketeer series and SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE. This is a title I had very little knowledge of, and it doesn't se read more

The Shopworn Angel (1938): Remembering Margaret Sullavan

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 13, 2021

“Dreaming’s alright if it’s all you got but if you find the real thing you’re just not satisfied with it anymore.” – Jimmy Stewart as Bill It’s 1917: the eve of the U.S. entry in WWI. The nation is yet to feel the jadedness of everyone else in mainland Euro read more

Judas and the Black Messiah

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 12, 2021

Prior to seeing Judas and the Black Messiah, I had never heard about Fred Hampton, his assassination by the FBI in 1969 or the informant, Willaim O’Neal. For reference, I’m a white woman who grew up in white suburbia. I and others like me need to see and hear these stories and broaden our understand read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Olivia de Havilland Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 12, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a film that starred Olivia de Havilland 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 read more

Musical Monday: The Beggar’s Opera (1953)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

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 Beggar’s Opera read more

GODZILLA VS. KONG

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 12, 2021

 I know what you are thinking--"Dan, there's no way you're going to like this movie. Why even write a blog post on it??" Well, it's what I do. The latest installment of the "Monsterverse"--or the "Monarchverse", or whatever you want to call it--pits Godzilla vs. King Kong. But there's a th read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2021

This fellow looks like he is dancing an Irish jig on the pavement but he is actually hurrying to catch a yellow cab. Who he is and where he is going is your job to remember!As always, if you are not familiar with the rules of the game or the prize, simply click here. read more

Mary Brian - It's Hard to Grow Up in Hollywood

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2021

Mary Brian was one of the most beautiful actresses of the 1930s. She often played charming ingenues in college-themed romances, but it seems these roles were not her cup of tea. Evelyn Warmoll shares with us in this 1938 article from Hollywood magazine, that Mary Brian was looking for more dramatic read more

Monsters and Matinees: Nature Strikes Back in Eco-horror Films

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Apr 10, 2021

Nature Strikes Back in Eco-horror Films Is there anything scarier in horror movies than the truth factor? It doesn’t matter how far-fetched the plot or how loosely it may be based in reality, just a touch of “this did happen” or “this could happen” sets me on edge. (I haven’t watched read more

From the Archives: April Love ( 1957 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 9, 2021

 Shirley Jones is about to enjoy a kiss from Pat Boone in this scene from April Love ( 1957 ), a delightful musical remake of the 1944 film Home in Indiana. It was a big hit at the box office and the title song was nominated for an Academy Award. It is also one of Pat Boone's personal favorites read more

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard have a “Brief Encounter”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 9, 2021

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard have a “Brief Encounter” Brief Encounter (1945) is a British romantic film directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. The screenplay was written by Noel Coward which was based on his play Still Life (1936).Laura Jes read more

Little Man, What Now? (1934): Borzage Vs. The Depression

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 8, 2021

Little Man, What Now? is a curious title although Carl Laemmle seems to believe in the tale even giving it a public service announcement to make the point very clearly. This is a story for every man even as it seeks to document the daily problems of the world. From the opening vignette, the movie p read more

Sound of Metal

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 8, 2021

I first watched Sound of Metal a few weeks before correcting my vision with laser eye surgery. Anything more than a few inches from my face was an intangible blur without glasses. After the movie, I started to question my choice to get LASIK. I worried how my vision would be after surgery. Would it read more

Watching 1939: They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 8, 2021

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more
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