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PANCHO VILLA

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 23, 2022

 PANCHO VILLA is a 1972 Euro Western, filmed in Spain, with Telly Savalas in the title role. Many of the people involved in this production, such as producer Bernard Gordon, writer Julian Halevy, and director Eugenio Martin, would soon later go on to make the fantastic HORROR EXPRESS. A nu read more

Check it Out! - Rare TV Show Releases from VEI

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 23, 2022

Visual Entertainment Inc. has been releasing a number of rare television shows of the 1970s on DVD and they are currently running a great sale on these discs. You can pick up the complete series of The Protectors or The Persuaders for only $2.50, the complete collection of Angie for $5, or grab Henr read more

The Front Page (1931): His Boy Friday

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 22, 2022

With The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s ode to the Mythical Kingdom, the world of newshounds was translated to the movies by Bartlett Cormack and Charles Lederer. Given their own experience hammering away at copy, they locked in on the newsroom parlance going so far as to base read more

TCM Classic Film Festival Day 1

Backlots Posted by Lara on Apr 22, 2022

“This California dew is a little heavier than usual tonight,” as Debbie Reynolds said in Singin’ in the Rain, and she might have been talking about this evening in Hollywood, where an unexpected downpour punctuates a full first festival day. The fun kicked off this afternoon with read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Apr 21, 2022

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927) In the mid-1920s, after being known primarily for melodramas and light comedies with battle-of-the-sexes themes, famed director Cecil B. DeMille was starting to move in a more “epic” direction. Being interested in religious themes, read more

Five Star Final (1931): Edward G. Robinson and Yellow Journalism

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 20, 2022

Five Star Final has its place among a bevy of real-world Journalism movies as perpetuated by Hollywood in the Pre-Code era. Probably equally important is director Mervyn Leroy, who at this point in his career was about to be tackling some of his most pointed material including I Am a Fugitive From read more

The TCM Classic Film Festival Day 0

Backlots Posted by Lara on Apr 20, 2022

This where the classic movie faithful converge. The greatest part of the weekend, for me, is reuniting with like-minded people, who speak the same classic movie “language.” Today I realized that this is my tenth festival, and each year I envy the people experiencing it for the first tim read more

Blonde Crazy (1931) with Joan Blondell and James Cagney

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

From the outset, Blonde Crazy promises to be a midwestern hotel chamber piece. It’s a story of the help: including opportunistic bellboys (James Cagney) and plucky chambermaids (Joan Blondell). He does her a service by nabbing her a job, and in such a world, he probably expects some recompens read more

Five Fun Facts about His Girl Friday (1940)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 18, 2022

Five Fun Facts about His Girl Friday ….. 1) Hildy was originally a man His Girl Friday was adapted from the 1928 Broadway play, The Front Page, which, in turn, was adapted into the 1931 film The Front Page. All three versions revolve around the same storyline, more or less, with o read more

My Name Is Julia Ross

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 18, 2022

Nina Foch as Julia Ross. After reviewing Gun Crazy, the Cafe's staff decided to seek out more of director Joseph H. Lewis' work. That led us to My Name Is Julia Ross, a 1945 "B" picture with an intriguing premise that sadly fell short of our expectations. It gets off to a very promising start whe read more

Musical Monday: Breakfast in Hollywood (1946)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 18, 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: Breakfast in Hollywood (194 read more

Day 3 of the 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 17, 2022

The 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration continues for a third and last day! Today is being hosted by Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Please click on the following link to read day 3 entries and/or submit yours if you’re a participant : http://loveletterstooldho read more

William Holden and Billy Wilder : A Frendship Behind Masterpieces

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 17, 2022

Once in a while, the wonderful world of cinema creates matches made in Heaven (or wherever) when considering working collaborations between people in the film industry. We can think of actors and or/actresses who collaborated on many occasions due to their obvious chemistry, their power to make us l read more

Film Albums: Inspired Themes from the Inspired Movies - The Fantastic Strings of Felix Slatkin

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 17, 2022

 Inspired Themes from the Inspired Movies is our featured film album of the month. This is a really beautiful album to listen to and, as the title suggests, it showcases music from "inspired" films. "Religious films" could have been used in the title instead, but perhaps sales would not have be read more

The kindness of strangers

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 17, 2022

I was 24 and a broke reporter. I often could barely afford to eat after paying my rent, but I somehow saved enough money throughout the year to travel to Los Angeles, Calif. for the 2013 Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival. It was my first time traveling alone on a plane, and I was heading read more

NIGHT CREATURES On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

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

 The latest Hammer Region A Blu-ray release from Shout Factory is NIGHT CREATURES, the American titled version of the 1962 film CAPTAIN CLEGG. NIGHT CREATURES is a remake of the 1937 film DR. SYN, which was based on the Russell Thorndyke novel of the same name. Thorndyke wrote a number of read more

Here comes Robert Montgomery in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 16, 2022

Here comes Robert Montgomery in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) is an American fantasy romantic comedy directed by Alexander Hall and starring Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, and Evelyn Keyes. The screenplay was written by Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Segall and the ci read more

Day 2 of the 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 16, 2022

Good morning (or afternoon or evening or night, depending on where you are in the world) and welcome to the 2nd day of The 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration! Today, we’re exploring and reading more entries written for this blogging event, following day 1, hosted by Emily read more

Golden Boy’s Voice — 24 Karat Gold (guest post written by Period Drama Fan)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 16, 2022

William Holden’s voice was the finest in Hollywood.   Yes, he had luscious looks, a fantastic physique, and awesome acting skills.  But that voice was magical, a precious thing bottled up like perfume and released regularly when we needed a thrill. His baritone had a unique timbre, coming from deep read more

Titanic ( 1953 )

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

On April 15th, 1912, in the early morning hours, the luxury liner RMS Titanic sank in the waters of the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Over 1,500 passengers perished in one of the worst ocean disasters in history. Today marks the 110th anniversary of this tragic event, and so we'll be rev read more
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