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MASK OF MURDER

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 11, 2022

 MASK OF MURDER is a very obscure Swedish-Canadian mystery thriller, made in 1985 and starring Rod Taylor, Christopher Lee, and Valerie Perrine. The entire movie is available as an extra on the MURDER STORY Blu-ray disc included in Severin's THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE 2 box set. Desp read more

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: To Have and Have Not (1944)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 10, 2022

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: To Have and Have Not (1944) On September 10, 2022September 10, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Image from http://altiempodetenido.blogspot.com/ As I mentioned in my previous post (ask me questions!!), my birthday is coming up. read more

Monsters and Matinees: A tribute to Carl Kolchak, monster hunter

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Sep 10, 2022

Let’s be honest creature feature fans. We may love the monsters, but we enjoy the hunt, too. Van Helsing, Hellboy, Solomon Kane and yes, the Scooby Gang, are among the most well-known of that special breed of monster hunters, but tops on my list is Carl Kolchak. Without this fictional newspape read more

Check it Out! - Mitzi Gaynor singing "Love is Blue" ( 1968 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 10, 2022

 Can anyone top a Mitzi Gaynor performance? This glamorous woman was the full package deal....a fantastic dancer, singer, and actress, plus she had a fabulous figure! This performance from 1968 features Mitzi performing "Love is Blue", a Eurovision ballad that French orchestra leader Paul Mauri read more

Sally Forrest and Keefe Brasselle are "Not Wanted"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 10, 2022

Sally Forrest and Keefe Brasselle are "Not Wanted" Not Wanted (1949) is an American drama directed by Elmer Clifton (and an uncredited Ida Lupino) and starring Sally Forrest, Keefe Brasselle, and Leo Penn. The screenplay was written by Lupino and Paul Jarrico, and produced by Lupino and Anson B read more

THE FIENDISH PLOT OF DR. FU MANCHU

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 10, 2022

 Last month, as part of their annual "Summer Under The Stars" series, the Turner Classic Movies cable TV channel had a day dedicated to the films of Peter Sellers. One of the movies shown (at 4 am, which was a hint to its quality) was the last theatrical feature with new footage of Peter Seller read more

My Name is Nobody (1973)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 8, 2022

For those familiar with the tales of Odysseus, My Name is Nobody earns its name from the witty trick the Greek hero uses to escape the Cyclops. However, the movie should draw more comparisons to the works of Sergio Leone than Homer. It’s difficult not to immediately calibrate the film’s read more

Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part I

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Sep 8, 2022

Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part I If you know me, you’ll know I love a good list. And what better lists to make than lists about classic film noir features? This time around, I’m serving up my favorite film noir from each year of the classic noir era which, in my estimation, started read more

They Call Me Trinity (1970)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 6, 2022

When I was living abroad it was one of my European friends who first introduced me to Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer. I had never heard of them and was anxious to learn something about the duo. Regardless of what their names imply, both men are Italians with aliases befitting American action heroes. read more

UP POPS THE DEVIL

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 5, 2022

 This is another early Paramount film starring Carole Lombard, released in 1931. It reunites Lombard with Norman Foster and Skeets Gallagher, her co-stars from IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE--but that fact is nothing to get excited about. Norman Foster is Steve Merrick, a regular guy who has aspirat read more

An Interview with Nancy Olson Livingston

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 5, 2022

Actress Nancy Olson Livingston shot to fame at the age of 22 when she earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Sunset Blvd. (1950). She subsequently became one of the most in-demand actresses of the 1950s, starring alongside William Holden (Union Station, Force of Arms, etc.), John Wayne (Big read more

Musical Monday: Start Cheering (1938)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 5, 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: Start Cheering (1938) – read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 5, 2022

Of the many horror films from Hollywood’s Golden Age, The Uninvited (1944) is one of the most beautifully shot. Shining in its eerie atmosphere and supported by a mesmerizing Victor Young score, there is much to enjoy in this screen gem. The Uninvited was inspired by the novel Uneasy Freehold read more

For a Greater Attendance: 1962 Release Schedule Promotional Book

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 4, 2022

Last year I came across a great series of annual promotional books called "For a Greater Audience" that were released by American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres Inc. in the 1960s. Each catalog contained a section devoted to each studio where the current release schedule for that studio was posted a read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 4, 2022

My name is Annette Bochenek, Ph.D., and I am a film historian and scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. One of my favorite pastimes includes exploring the hometowns of classic Hollywood’s film actors and actresses, as documented on my Hometowns to Hollywood blog and discussed in my presentat read more

Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, and John Derek all work for a "Scandal Sheet"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 4, 2022

Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, and John Derek all work for a "Scandal Sheet" Scandal Sheet (1952) is an American film noir directed by Phil Karlson and starring Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, and John Derek. The strong supporting cast includes Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan, and Strother read more

NO ONE MAN

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 3, 2022

 NO ONE MAN is a 1932 comedy-drama from Paramount starring Carole Lombard. It is not to be confused with NO MAN OF HER OWN, a much more famous 1932 Paramount-Lombard entry that co-starred Clark Gable. It is one of the many movies that Lombard appeared in during the early 1930s that did not take read more

The Hired Hand (1971)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 2, 2022

It’s true that Peter Fonda comes out of a western tradition of sorts, which is merely an indication of his family’s presence in the film industry. Obviously, one of his father’s identifying genres was the western, and he worked with some of the greats from John Ford to Sergio Leon read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 2, 2022

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road–in person or virtually–in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to pres read more

Film Noir Review: The Brasher Doubloon (1947)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Sep 1, 2022

“Rule 1 for private detectives: always deposit retainer before client changes mind.” We all love Philip Marlowe. He’s the essence of film noir distilled to a single character, and he’s responsible for more classics than most screen detectives combined. The roster of actors who have read more
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