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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 1, 2022

“There are two reasons why I am successful in show business and I am standing on both of them. Betty Grable was one of World War II’s most celebrated pin-up girls, in addition to being a gifted actress, singer, model, and dancer. A top box office star, she was one of the highest-paid women of read more

Werewolf Month Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 1, 2022

 Moon of the Wolf (1972) At times, this made-for-TV movie from director Daniel Petrie (based on a novel by Les Whitten) feels a bit like an extended Night Stalker episode. Set in rural Louisiana, the focus is on story, not effects. It starts as a murder mystery, which gradually shifts to horror read more

Basil of Baker Street is The Great Mouse Detective

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 1, 2022

Basil, the great mouse detective.The 1980s was a rocky decade for Disney animated films. Several animators, led by Don Bluth, left the studio to create their own movies (e.g., The Secret of NIMH). Disney's much anticipated adaptation of Lloyd Alexander's The Black Cauldron--the studio's first P read more

Cat Ballou (1965)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 31, 2022

When the Columbia statue whips off her toga and comes out with western wear and six shooters, the movie’s intentions are made quite clear. And if that’s not enough Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye appear on the scene, decked out, strumming their banjos. They become the accompanying bards r read more

Coming Soon: TCM Presents Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ( 1982 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 31, 2022

Mark your calendar, Trekkies! TCM Big Screen Classics will be bringing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan back into theaters for a 3-day special event showing on September 4th,5th, and 8th. This film, the second in a five-film Star Trek series, has Ricardo Montalban's character Khan Singh ( who made a read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 31, 2022

While much has been written about the great Judy Garland, little has been explored in relation to the life of another popular singer and actress: Deanna Durbin. Shining during the golden years of the movie musical, both Garland and Durbin flourished as musical talents. Unlike Garland’s popular read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 30, 2022

Introducing The “Take Two” Blogathon! While Classic Hollywood explored numerous original storylines, remakes were also a common occurrence. Studios would revisit their previous films with more current contract players or even reimagine non-musical films as musical remakes. In other cases read more

MURDER STORY On Blu-ray From Severin

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 30, 2022

 Included in Severin's THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE COLLECTION 2 Blu-ray box set is the very obscure--and very generically titled--MURDER STORY (1988). American teenager Tony (Alexis Denisof) lives in the Netherlands (his father is stationed on a U.S. Air Force base there). Tony is an read more

Ask Me Anything, part 2!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 30, 2022

Ask Me Anything, part 2! On August 30, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sooooo… guess who’s turning 30 in a few weeks? That’s right, on September 16th, I shall be exiting my twenties, hopefully with panache. And so, I’ve decided read more

Actress Beauty Tip No. 41: Joan Blondell cottage cheese facial

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 30, 2022

This is the 41st installment of the classic actress beauty tips that I have read about and tested. Art from “Facing it with Joan Blondell” published in the Dec. 1932, issue of The New Movie Magazine. Screen shot by Comet Over Hollywood When it comes to skin care, I’m always intrigued to try somethi read more

The Home-Made Car ( 1963 ) - A BP Film Short

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 30, 2022

James Hill was a director of British films ( A Study in Terror, Born Free ) and television series of the 1960s and 1970s. He filmed numerous episodes of The Avengers, The Saint, and Worzel Gummidge, but he is best known as a director of family-oriented short films and documentaries. One of his most read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 29, 2022

The fight for representation in Hollywood is an important one and certainly one that continues on to this day. The Latinx community’s battle for representation in Hollywood films is no exception–many Latinx artists have made important achievements in the filmmaking industry but have gone read more

Cowboy (1958)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 29, 2022

In Cowboy, Delmer Daves and Glenn Ford continue their fruitful partnership by examining the life of a different sort of cattleman. The movie opens on a grand mid-century establishment soon to be frequented by a  cowboy named Reece. Everything is colorful and ornate in the Spanish style with gaudy c read more

DRACULA AND SON On Blu-ray From Severin

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 29, 2022

 The main highlight of Severin's THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE COLLECTION 2 Blu-ray box set is its 3-disc presentation of the 1976 French comedy DRACULA AND SON (originally titled DRACULA PERE ET FILS). The film is not only shown in a restored, uncut condition, it is also the recipient of se read more

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 6

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Aug 29, 2022

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 6 It’s been over a year since my last “Western Film Book Library” post, and in the intervening time I’ve made several interesting additions to my library, so this seems like a good time for a fresh look at some books read more

Musical Monday: Sing Me a Love Song (1936)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 29, 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: Sing Me a Love Song – read more

Ann Sheridan is a "Woman on the Run"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 29, 2022

Ann Sheridan is a "Woman on the Run" Woman on the Run (1950) is an American film noir directed by Norman Foster and starring Ann Sheridan and Dennis O’Keefe. Members of the supporting cast include Robert Keith, John Qualen, Ross Elliot, and Frank Jenks. The cinematography was by Hal Mohr read more

AFTER THE DANCE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 28, 2022

 AFTER THE DANCE, a 1935 Columbia film, is one of the most weirdly constructed movies I've ever seen. Nightclub entertainer Jerry Davis (George Murphy) is implicated in an accidental death. Jerry accepts a manslaughter conviction after he learns that the partner in his act, Mabel King (The read more

Shadowy and Satiny Picks: What to watch on TCM in September 2022

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 28, 2022

September is sometimes a bit of a letdown after the glory days of August’s Summer Under the Stars, but TCM always manages to come through with a lovely follow-up selection of pre-Code and film noir features. And this month is no different. Here are my Shadowy and Satiny picks for the month – they’re read more

Announcing the Devilishly Delightful Donald Pleasence Blogathon

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Aug 28, 2022

 When Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews asked me if I was interested in co-hosting a blogathon devoted to the one and only Donald Pleasence, how could I resist? Who else but Mr. Pleasence could be a Bond villain, a blind POW, a Soviet conspirator, William Hare (of the notorious duo Burke and H read more
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