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Ruggles of Red Gap (1935): An All-American Gentleman’s Gentleman

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 29, 2021

It’s Paris in the spring of 1908. The mumble-mouthed, rather sheepish Roland Young admits to his manservant Ruggles (Charles Laughton) he’s gone and lost him in a poker game. He was terribly good at the art of bluffing. A little too good as it were. The kicker is the folks he’s ha read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR AUGUST ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 28, 2021

Ambitious and passionate about her work, Bette Davis early on proved her talent and worth to Warner Brothers Studio with whom she had signed a seven-year contract in 1932. However, it was on loan to RKO where Bette embraced the opportunity to impress critics, audiences, and peers as Mildred Rogers i read more

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Dave Lewis on Jul 27, 2021

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today’s world. In this read more

Les Miserables (1935) and Candlesticks

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 27, 2021

There’s a biblical verse that warns against storing up treasures in heaven where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in a steal. Jean Valjean keeps two silver candlesticks with him always — they’re probably the nicest things he owns — but their true value signifies read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (James Stewart Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 26, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a film that starred James Stewart 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 t read more

Musical Monday: Thrill of a Lifetime (1937)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 26, 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 Thrill of a Lifetime read more

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Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 26, 2021

 (1967) Directed by: Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov; Written by Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov and Aleksandr Ptushko; Based on the story by Nikolay Gogol; Starring: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Vadim Zakharchenko and Pyotr Vesklyarov; Available on Blu-ray read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 26, 2021

“To be pretty and to stay pretty are two different things. You can’t take anything for granted, and it’s foolish to think you can. You have to think ahead of how to build health and happiness. You have to learn to avoid what is going to hurt you or someone else.” –Sue Lyon Best read more

The Boys and Girls Film Book ( 1952 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 25, 2021

For the latest post in our new series covering movie memorabilia, we are putting the spotlight on a wonderful issue of the Boys' and Girls' Film Book from 1952. Unlike most American magazines that released issues monthly, Great Britain had a number of publishing companies that issued "annuals". read more

WORLD CINEMA: People on Sunday

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 25, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: People on Sunday On July 25, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized The absolute star power behind the little-known, 73-minute German delight People on Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) is astonishing. Billy Wilder, check, Fred Zinnemann, check, Ed read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 25, 2021

“I want to entertain people. That’s my whole life. To my last breath.” –Elvis Presley Still the “King of Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley is well remembered as a music legend. In addition to being a cultural icon, his performances on the stage as well as the screen exemplified read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 23, 2021

 This looks like a fun group of people. You don't have to guess who they are or what they are doing, just tell us which film this is a screenshot from and you can win a prize! As always, if you are not familiar with the rules of the game or the prize, simply click here. read more

LEGENDS OF WESTERN CINEMA WEEK: Female vocalists and Western movie theme songs

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 23, 2021

The 2021 edition of Legends of Western Cinema Week hosted by Rachel at Hamlette's Soliloquy, Heidi at Along the Brandywine, and Olivia at Meanwhile, in Rivendell is fast coming to a close. My final contribution to the online celebration is a look at three classic western movie theme songs.The s read more

Mutiny on The Bounty (1935) with Gable, Laughton, and Tone

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 22, 2021

More recently I’ve found myself straying away from period pieces and epics and not necessarily because there is something fundamentally off-putting about them. Nor do I think it can solely be blamed on my admittedly short attention span in this increasingly inane and vapid social media-fueled read more

Film Noir Review: He Ran All the Way (1951)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Jul 22, 2021

“I wish I knew how you wanted me to be. If only you’d tell me.” Most fans who make their way through film noir will invariably stumble upon the tragedy of John Garfield. A remarkably naturalistic actor, Garfield was adept at taking hateable characters and humanizing them so much read more

BLACK WIDOW

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 21, 2021

 BLACK WIDOW is the first movie I've seen in a theater this year. It's not because I've been afraid to go, or wary of the experience. If the entertainment conglomerates would put out things that I actually want to see, I'd go all the time. But the pickings at the local multiplexes have been rat read more

LEGENDS OF WESTERN CINEMA WEEK: No Name on the Bullet, 1959

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 21, 2021

This review of the 1959 western No Name on the Bullet is a contribution to the Legends of Western Cinema Week hosted by Hamlette's Soliloquy, Along the Brandywine, and Meanwhile, in Rivendell this July 19 - 24, 2021.The online celebration of a favourite genre is an ongoing summertime treat.Audie Mur read more

Gene Tierney unravels the mystery surrounding “Dragonwyck”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jul 21, 2021

Gene Tierney unravels the mystery surrounding “Dragonwyck” Dragonwyck (1946) is an American historical drama directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, and Glenn Langan. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name read more

It Happened One Night (1934): Carrots and The Walls of Jericho

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 20, 2021

When I was growing up we had a VHS of Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny cartoons and like any lad my age, he was an immediate sensation. Casual, mischievous, and yet generally good-natured and out-and-out hilarious. I had no concept of cartoon logic and what made him so memorable as a cartoon character; you read more

Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day – Looking For Love

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Arancha van der Veen on Jul 20, 2021

Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day – Looking For Love Doris Day When you think of the iconic Doris Day, you probably think of a picture-perfect blonde who had it all — the all-American girl, the perfect housewife, the happy-go-lucky sweetheart. Doris almost seemed to personify the ideal read more
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