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Dallas (Stuart Heisler, 1950)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Jan 31, 2015

I’ve been watching a few 1950s Westerns lately, and enjoyed this gorgeously-filmed Technicolor offering from the start of the decade, starring Gary Cooper. It’s one of his lesser films, and rather uneven, with some unbelievable plot twist read more
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Dueling Divas: Crosby and Hope

Classic Reel Girl Posted by BG Voita on Jan 31, 2015

Or is it Hope and Crosby???  When it comes to dueling divas, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope are probably not the first pair that come to mind. However, during their Road movies, the two got into plenty of "duels" -  over money, over wo read more
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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 31, 2015

Fredric March, history of an Oscar winning actor https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest http://aurorasginjoint.com/2015/01/05/31-days-of-oscar-blogathon-2015/ When you hear the name Fredric March you think of just another classic movie read more
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Saturday Breakfast Serial 014 – Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc. (1941) Chapter 2: The Prisoner Vanishes

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Jan 31, 2015

Welcome back! It’s Saturday morning again which means it’s Saturday Breakfast Serial Time! This week, it’s Chapter Two of Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc. (You can find Chapter One here.) A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the transition read more
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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 31, 2015

The Best Years of Our Lives Directed by William Wyler Written by Robert E. Sherwood from a novel by MacKinlay Kantor 1946/USA The Samuel Goldwyn Company Repeat viewing; DVD in collection #194 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die   Al St read more
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THE IMITATION GAME

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Jan 31, 2015

THE IMITATION GAME is what I refer to as a "Oscar Bait" movie. What I mean by that is the picture features several of the usual ingredients necessary to be nominated for multiple Academy Awards, such as: --the star of the film being British (or at l read more
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Short Film Saturday: Finding Heart – Shark Conservationist

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jan 31, 2015

If you saw last week’s post you saw the beginning of the series. It continues here. This one is a case of subject being a bit more intriguing than the short, however, there it’s still highly effective and there is a definite sense of styl read more
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Caftan Woman's Choice: One for February on TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Jan 31, 2015

Watching a movie starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers is like accepting an invitation to the best party in town.  Who doesn't need that in February? RKO struck gold with the pairing of Astaire and Rogers in support in 1933s Flying Down to R read more
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The Dueling Divas Entries

Backlots Posted by Lara on Jan 31, 2015

The Dueling Divas are underway, readers! I will be updating this post throughout the day as the entries come in, so be sure to check back! Here are the entries thus far: Over at Movie Star Makeover, Kim Novak and Rita Hayworth claw it out over Pal read more
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Fabulous Fights: Ginger Rogers & Gail Patrick in Stage Door (1937)

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jan 31, 2015

This post is part of Backlots’ 4th Annual Dueling Divas Blogathon. Check out the other entries! If you haven’t seen Jean (Ginger Rogers) squabble with Linda (Gail Patrick) in Stage Door, I envy you. It’s just such a pleasure. Three minutes into read more
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Saying adieu to Drew with her grandpa (and Carole)

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jan 31, 2015

Prior commitments denied me the opportunity to watch "Twentieth Century" on Turner Classic Movies' "The Essentials" when it first aired Oct. 4, but tonight I'm getting a second chance (8 p.m. Eastern). It will also be your last chance to see Robert O read more
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Japan-uary IV Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jan 31, 2015

Wolf Children (aka: Ookami Kodomo No Ame To Yuki) (2012) Director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) brings us another winner, with this beautifully animated, affecting tale. In Hosoda’s capable hands, bitter and sweet read more
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Mini-Review: Shadow Dancer

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jan 30, 2015

Introduction This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. Each film deserves its own review. Therefore I will repost, and at times add to, read more
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“The Fast and The Furious” (1955) Free today

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 30, 2015

“The Fast and The Furious” (1955) Free today Happy Birthday Dorothy and John In honor of the birthdays of the film’s two stars, Dorothy Malone (90 years old today!) and John Ireland, The Movie & Music Network is offering th read more
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Classic Films in Focus: MOROCCO (1930)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 30, 2015

Marlene Dietrich makes her Hollywood debut in Morocco (1930), with Josef von Sternberg, her director for The Blue Angel (1930), presenting his star to the American cinema scene. True to the promise of its exotic locale, Morocco offers a feast of smol read more
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Classic Links

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jan 30, 2015

I like this interview with Glenda Farrell's biographer. Lots of interesting tidbits--Immortal Ephemera Check out this photo of 16-year-old Leonard Maltin! I almost didn't recognize him at first, but he definitely still has the same smile--Movie Craz read more
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Canyon Passage (1946)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 30, 2015

Canyon Passage Directed by Jacques Tourneur Written by Ernest Pascal from the novel by Ernest Haycox 1946/USA Universal Pictures First viewing/Netflix video   I was expecting a bit more from this Jacques Tourneur-helmed Western. It’s pe read more
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Three Colors: Blue (1993, Krzysztof Kieslowski)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 30, 2015

From the first few minutes of Blue, the entire thing seems conventional. Not exactly predictable, though it’s often somewhat predictable, but definitely conventional. And when it veers away from being conventional, it soon returns to it. Direc read more
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Announcing February’s Classic Movie Book Giveaway: Harold Lloyd, Francis X. Bushman and More!

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 30, 2015

February is yet another exciting “Classic Movie Book Month” here on Classic Movie Hub! For many of us, it’s cold outside! So, why not ‘warm up’ a little by sitting back, relaxing and reading a wonderful classic movie boo read more
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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 30, 2015

parent trap review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest the Dueling Divas Blogathon review,my review part of this event. http://backlots.net/2015/01/29/dont-forget-the-dueling-divas-blogathon-is-this-saturday/ The parent trap is one read more
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Rare Musicals on TCM – February 2015

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Jan 30, 2015

Short and sweet this month, though not for any lack of musicals—within a span of about a week alone, you can catch An American in Paris, Funny Girl, or Fame on TCM! The flip side is that the “rarities” are a little scarcer for my purposes read more
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Damaged Goods: I Want A Boyfriend Like Monty Clift

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Jan 30, 2015

Damaged Goods: I Want A Boyfriend Like Monty Clift Montgomery Clift & Elizabeth Taylor "Monty represented a new kind of man in the bleak 1950s, a guy who was poetic and vulnerable and disturbed and not afraid to show it." -Rosemary Sa read more
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Lawrence of Arabia: Part Two – The Destruction of Myth

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jan 30, 2015

Lawrence of Arabia: Part two – The Destruction of Myth Hello dear readers and thank you for coming back to my Lawrence of Arabia blog posts. Last November, as part of the British Empire Blogathon, I wrote Part One of this two-part series. If you did read more
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The Aviator (2004)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jan 30, 2015

While not quite as prolific as Marilyn Monroe, Howard Hughes’ life has yielded a few biopics over time. I gave my thoughts on Tommy Lee Jones’ portrayal in The Amazing Howard Hughes in 2012 (in a nutshell, it wasn’t that amazing), w read more
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Carole and her 'mother' come across

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jan 30, 2015

"The Princess Comes Across" is a Carole Lombard film that tends to get lost in the shuffle (she's shown with Fred MacMurray above in a promotional still). It's certainly a competent movie, with some funny bits to complement a maritime murder plot, bu read more
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Event Announcement: The First Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Jan 29, 2015

The Wonderful World of Cinema is proud to participate to The First Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon organized by Silent-Ology! The event will take place on Fabruary 8 & 9 2015. Each participant have to choose a topic related to the wonderful Buste read more
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Mini-Review: Beyond the Walls

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Jan 29, 2015

Introduction This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. Each film deserves its own review. Therefore I will repost, and at times add to, read more
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Espelho D'Alma / The Dark Mirror (1946)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Jan 29, 2015

Espelho D'Alma / The Dark Mirror (1946) Se você gosta de um bom drama, seja em filmes, livros, novelas (soap operas) ou outra mídia, já deve ter encontrado pela frente o clichê da gêmea boa e da gêmea má. Essa fórmula de duas pessoas iguais read more
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Land of the Pharaohs – Episode 2

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Jan 29, 2015

When he was asked why he made Land Of The Pharaohs Howard Hawks replied “I made this film for one simple reason: Cinemascope”. He wanted to try making an epic somewhat like Cecil DeMille. He didn’t care for the way DeMille made his read more
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The Stranger (1946)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jan 29, 2015

The Stranger Directed by Orson Welles Written by Anthony Veiller, Victor Trevas, and Decla Dunning 1946/USA International Pictures/The Hague Corporation Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Video   Orson Welles showed he still had what it took, part read more
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