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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 18, 2022

“It appeared as if I had invited the audience into the water with me, and it conveyed the sensation that being in there was absolutely delicious.” –Esther Williams Esther Williams was a beloved actress and competitive swimmer, setting regional and national records as a teenager. Bo read more

Basil Rathbone in Summer Stock

The Baz Posted by Neve on May 18, 2022

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Scarlet Empress (1934): Marlene The Great

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

In the case of his excursions into historical drama, director Joseph Von Sternberg only used the past as a kind of malleable tableau on which to impart his own creative vision. Once more the cornerstone of this vision is Marlene Dietrich, and she is poised to become the greatest monarch of her time read more

The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on May 17, 2022

Yes, this movie is a mess: confusing dialogue, incomprehensible character development, choppy plot development, and some truly unfortunate music choices. But there are three good reasons to still watch Jean Renoir’s curious noir, my choice for the Classic Movie Blog Association Fun in the Sun! read more

Fun in the Sun: Excitement on the French Riviera in Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief" (1955)

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on May 17, 2022

 Romance, adventure and intrigue, plus dashing Cary Grant and delectable Grace Kelly. All of this along with a tour of the French Riviera courtesy of Alfred Hitchcock. Who could resist such high style fun in the sun - and moonlight?What rapidly turns into an adventure begins with a mundane shot read more

Fun in the Sun: A Trip to Trouville

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 17, 2022

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association's Fun in the Sun Blogathon. For more sun-kissed movie moments, click here and feel the warmth.Isn't it great when everyone on a little trip has a good time? For all five participants,  the seaside jaunt to Trouville in "Gigi" proves to read more

Charles Boyer and Jennifer Jones in Ernst Lubitsch's production of "Cluny Brown"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 17, 2022

Charles Boyer and Jennifer Jones in Ernst Lubitsch's production of "Cluny Brown" Cluny Brown (1946) is a romantic comedy produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Charles Boyer and Jennifer Jones. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Margery Sharp. The cinematograp read more

4 Film Noirs for National Classic Movie Day

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 16, 2022

I would love to get more well-versed in international film noir, and I already have a handful of films on my watchlist once I can get a hold of them. However, being a lover of classic American noir, I wanted to try to dig a little deeper for some recommendations. Following are four films that I watc read more

Musical Monday: Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 16, 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: Gentlemen Marry Brunettes read more

The Four Favorite Noirs Blogathon in Support of National Classic Movie Day

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 15, 2022

As is our tradition at the Café, we are celebrating National Classic Movie Day on May 16th by hosting a blogathon. This year's Four Favorite Noirs Blogathon focuses on one of the most popular genres among classic movie fans. The goal is to pay tribute to many of the greatest films noi read more

Our Picks for the Four Favorite Noirs Blogathon

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 15, 2022

To celebrate National Classic Movie Day on May 16th, we're participating in our own Four Favorite Noirs Blogathon. For our quartet of noirs, we chose a bona fide classic (Out of the Past), an acclaimed cult film (Gun Crazy), and two lesser-known gems (Black Angel and Phantom Lady). Be sure to c read more

Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 15, 2022

Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937) 1) Pick a number, four or five… So, how many versions of this movie are there, really? Well, most classic film fans would say a definite ‘four,’ end of story — which would be the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March read more

Dishonored (1931): Marlena Dietrich, The Sultry Spy

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 15, 2022

The premise is established in broad strokes. It’s 1915 and the remnants of the Austrian empire are caught up in war. This can only have meaning if we see some of the chaos in front of us. In this case, a prostitute lies dead in the street — with a host of onlookers crowded around — read more

National Classic Movie Day: Four Favorite Noirs

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on May 15, 2022

Miss a National Classic Movie Day blogathon? Not this girl! I love the annual blogathons hosted by Rick over at the Classic Film and TV Café to celebrate National Classic Movie Day – they always give me the perfect opportunity to identify and discuss a variety of first-rate classic films. When I read more

Four Favorite Noirs

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 14, 2022

May 16th is National Classic Movie Day. As has become tradition, Rick at Classic Film and TV Café is hosting his annual blogathon in honor of the day. This year's theme is "Four Favorite Noirs." Click here and dive deeply into more of those shady dames and tortured guys.When I learned the topic of read more

Monsters and Matinees: ‘Soylent Green’ came too close to predicting life in 2022

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on May 14, 2022

The year is 2022. Smokestacks spew thick, dark fumes. Fires burn out of control. People wear masks to shield themselves from dangers in the air. Garbage overflows. Hunger and unemployment are rampant. We understand all of that from the impressive two-minute opening montage for Soylent Green. read more

Angel (1937): A Mature Lubitsch Love Triangle

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 13, 2022

For those familiar with Trouble in Paradise, Angel has a  sublime outside-the-window tracking shot in its own right to bring us flush into the world of Parisian soirees. Thusly, we become acquainted with Russian Grand Duchess Anna (Laura Hope Crews), who facilitates meetings between men and women.  read more

From the Archives: Paula Prentiss in "Man's Favorite Sport?"

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 13, 2022

This beautiful headshot of Paula Prentiss was taken to publicize the Universal film "Man's Favorite Sport?", which was released in 1964. Paula played alongside Rock Hudson in this fun comedy set at a campground in California. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share p read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 13, 2022

Anne Bancroft was a woman of many talents. She was especially impactful in dramatic performances, offering memorable appearances in The Miracle Worker (1962) and The Graduate (1967). Throughout her career, she won an Oscar, two Tony Awards, and two Emmy Awards. A biography about Bancroft’s lif read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 13, 2022

Throughout the course of film history, women have been influential both on and off the screen. Nonetheless, there are many impactful women whose names we do not hear and recognize as often as we should. Filmmaking has captured the interest of women since the early days of the industry, leading women read more