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Possessed (1931): Joan Crawford and The “In” Crowd

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 27, 2020

We open up on the Acme Paper Box Co., which has a down-and-dirty industry strewn about its edges. If the people flooding out of the factory are any indication, this will be a dusty, grubby, little picture. Two of their employees are Al Manning (Wallace Ford) and Marian Martin (Joan Crawford). He read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 27, 2020

Today's game features a spooky scene from a film that is very fitting to watch on Halloween. A front view of this character would have been too easy for our readers, so in keeping with the title of the game we hope this is "impossibly difficult"! Have no idea what this game is about? Simply click on read more

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: October Round-up

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 27, 2020

 I didn't have as much time as usual to listen to podcasts this month, but the shows I did catch were extra delightful. All of these episodes are packed full of love for the movies, from great memories, to interesting film recommendations. Episode titles link to the shows:Warner Archive Podcast read more

The table read is up!

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 27, 2020

Carole Lombard never was able to read one of my scripts, but a group of professional actors (many with IMDb credits) recently did.It took a little longer than anticipated, but Saturday's virtual table read for my larger-than-life romantic comedy "Stand Tall!" now is up. You can find it at https://yo read more

Western RoundUp: Lone Pine (Virtual) Film Festival

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Oct 27, 2020

Western RoundUp: Lone Pine (Virtual) Film Festival Every October for the past half-dozen years I’ve spent Columbus Day weekend at the Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, California. In a Western RoundUp column last fall I shared a look at some favorite moments from the 2019 read more

HALLOWE'EN FUN: The Black Castle, 1952

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 26, 2020

Ah, Hallowe'en! Crunchy leaves underfoot, cozy sweaters, and movies. Oh, the movies! The Universal Studios logo, the Swan Lake theme, and the familiar and welcome chills. Of course, that is when we go back to the early 1930s with The Mummy and Frankenstein and Dracula. Today let's visit with a favou read more

Vincent Price Returns as Dr. Phibes

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 26, 2020

Vincent Price as Dr. Phibes. When we last saw Dr. Anton Phibes (Vincent Price), he was laying beside his dead wife in an hidden chamber, his blood being replaced with a mysterious fluid. Three years later, the blood-exchange process is reversed and Dr. Phibes--now revived--is rejoined by his faithf read more

Musical Monday: Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 26, 2020

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: Hillbillys in a Haunted read more

The Phantom Stage - Universal's Haunted Stage 28

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 25, 2020

The old story of a phantom haunting a Hollywood sound stage was brought to television in a number of episodes of various series throughout the 1970s-1980s ( most notably in the two-part "The Hollywood Phantom" episode from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries ) but did you know that this plot idea wa read more

THE APE On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 25, 2020

 In the late 1930s, Boris Karloff signed a deal with low-budget Monogram Pictures to star in a series of films concerning the exploits of a Chinese detective named Mr. Wong. Karloff's last film in the contract wound up being a horror film: 1940's THE APE, just released on Region A Blu-ray from read more

'Stand Tall!' takes a (virtual) giant step

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 25, 2020

Carole Lombard could vouch for the power of a good script (she's seen holding one, for 1934's "Now And Forever," in Paramount portrait p1202-812). While neither of my two completed feature screenplays is close to being produced yet, one of them made a major advancement Saturday."Stand Tall!", my rom read more

TCM ESSENTIALS: VOLUME II

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Oct 25, 2020

TCM: The Essentials Volume 2, 52 More Must-See Movies and Why They Matter by Jeremy Arnold and Foreword by Ben Mankiewicz Films from Volume I included a foreword by TCM Host Robert Osborne and highlighted the following selections: The pleasure of knowing that TCM’s and Robert OsborneR read more

Getting to Know Peggy Dow: Harvey and Beyond

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 24, 2020

source: IMDb The L.A. Times headline in 1951 read: “Peggy Dow Sketches Future as She Quits Hollywood to Wed” Many people recall how Grace Kelly famously married Prince Rainier of Monaco and from thenceforward left her stirling Hollywood career behind out of a sense of love and duty. That read more

2nd Annual Muscle Car Tourney Final Rd

All Good Things Posted by monty on Oct 24, 2020

 Final Match: 70 Chevy Chevelle 454 LS6 vs 70 Plymouth Road Runner 426 Hemi vs 67 Chevy Camaro SS 396https://linkto.run/p/93HG6F3B read more

Who's the fairest of them all? Carole's among the contenders

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 24, 2020

"The Gay Bride" wasn't much of a movie, but this Clarence Sinclair Bull portrait of Carole Lombard in a tight-fitting gown is nothing sort of sensational. Lombard certainly ranked among the screen's great beauties in her time, but how does she rate against stars of different eras? Fairly well, accor read more

“The Hitch-Hiker,” a taunt film noir directed by Ida Lupino

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 23, 2020

“The Hitch-Hiker,” a taunt film noir directed by Ida Lupino The Hitch-Hiker (1953) is a film noir directed by Ida Lupino and starring Edmund O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, and William Talman. The movie is based on the true-crime spree of psychopathic murderer Billy Cook. The cinemato read more

Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 23, 2020

Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949) Although it’s not as celebrated as noir classics like The Maltese Falcon (1942) or Sunset Blvd. (1950), director John Berry’s Tension (1949) is one of my go-to picks for the genre because it packs so much punch to appreciate into 95 minutes of keenly depict read more

Annabelle

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Oct 23, 2020

Branching out The Conjuring series, Annabelle tells the story of a young couple and a doll that becomes possessed with evil. Mia (Annabelle Wallis) and John (Ward Horton) are a picture perfect couple living in the California suburbs. Mia is adorably pregnant and John is dutifully sweet, even giving read more

Carole + Rexall: A day in the sun

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 23, 2020

Carole Lombard offers a fetching come-hither look -- in a swimsuit, no less -- on the cover of the July 1935 Rexall magazine. The alliance of local drug stores, dominant in the pharmaceutical industry, published this monthly; copies were sent to scores of pharmacies. This went to a drug store in Hem read more

Book Review: ‘This Life’ by Sidney Poitier

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 22, 2020

Three weeks ago, I went back to the library to return the book Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew by John Oller. I then took the opportunity to borrow another one. My choice was Sidney Poitier’s autobiography This Life which was initially published in 1980. I chose this book because, 1- Poit read more
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