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ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Woman of the Year (1942)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 12, 2022

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Woman of the Year (1942) On May 12, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Image from Pinterest It’s Katharine Hepburn’s birthday and you know what that means. May’s edition of ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES goes out to her! No, not The Phi read more

Noir Nook: Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on May 12, 2022

Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark There aren’t many things I love in life more than classic movie trivia. In celebration of spring, this month’s Noir Nook is serving up some trivial tidbits on some of my favorite noir actors read more

ROGER MOORE'S JAMES BOND DIARY

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 12, 2022

 On my latest excursion to Half Price Books, I picked up this little paperback item for $3. ROGER MOORE'S JAMES BOND DIARY was written to coincide with the theatrical release of LIVE AND LET DIE, the first Bond film that Moore starred in. I assume that Moore had some ghostwriting help on t read more

One Hour With You (1931): Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 11, 2022

Ah, Spring in Paris! The local gendarmerie is intent on cleaning up the parks of couples canoodling. Among them are Andre Bertier (Maurice Chevalier) and his gal pal Colette (Jeanette MacDonald). But it’s perfectly decent. As they sing, later in bed together, “what a little thing like a read more

Starman

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 11, 2022

(1983) Directed by John Carpenter; Written by Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon; Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel and Robert Phalen; Available on Blu-ray and DVD  Rating: ****  “You are a strange species, not like any other, and you would b read more

Richard Widmark, Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter in "Pickup on South Street"

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

Richard Widmark, Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter in "Pickup on South Street" Pickup on South Street (1953) is a film noir set against Cold War intrigue, directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, and Thelma Ritter. The supporting cast included Richard Kiley and Milburn S read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 10, 2022

Silver Screen Standards: The Most Dangerous Game (1932) The Most Dangerous Game (1932) has a lot in common with King Kong (1933): the same sets, the same producers, one of the same directors, and some of the same cast, but it’s a tighter, low-budget production without the supersized special effec read more

THE DEVIL'S AGENT

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 9, 2022

The 27th of this month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Christopher Lee. During my time writing this blog I've done plenty of posts on Lee's films--there's plenty to choose from. One of Lee's more obscure movie appearances is a 1961 German-Irish-British production calle read more

Roundtable Discussion with Writer, Critic, and Historian Leonard Maltin

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on May 9, 2022

The Leonard Maltin Roundtable Discussion included journalists Bob Brauer from ABC Radio, Debra Levine from Artsmeme, Kami Spangenburg from Classic Couple, Carla Renata from The Curvy Film Critic, Manny Pacheco from Forgotten Hollywood, Jan Price from “The Jan Price Show” on iHeart Media, read more

Broken Lullaby (1931) and The 5th Commandment

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 9, 2022

It intrigues me that this fascinating outlier in Ernst Lubitsch oveure, once upon a time was released as The Fifth Commandment. For those keeping count, it’s the one in the Catholic faith that says thou shall not kill or rather thou shall not murder. But already you might see the semantic amb read more

Petrocelli: Night Games

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 9, 2022

Barry Newman as Petrocelli.There are few instances of an actor reprising a character from a theatrical film in a television series. Richard Widmark and Richard Roundtree first played Madigan and Shaft in theatrical films and then revived the characters for TV. However, in both cases, the shows were read more

Musical Monday: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 9, 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: Gentleman Prefer Blondes read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 9, 2022

While there are many wartime films about homecoming, none are quite so balanced in comedy and drama as Preston Sturges’s Hail the Conquering Hero (1944). This satirical film tells the story of Woodrow, who is discharged from the military for chronic hay fever. After a chance encounter with som read more

What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in May 2022

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 7, 2022

What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in May 2022John Wayne, Moms Love Mystery, and More! May is a big month for movies, as our friends at Best Classics Ever are debuting three all-new collections just in time for Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, and John Wayne’s birthday. Are you a fan of read more

The VCI Santo Blu-ray Box Set: Disc Four

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 7, 2022

 I finally got around to viewing the fourth and final disc of VCI's Santo Blu-ray box set, which contains two cinematic adventures of the Mexican masked wrestler. SANTO AND BLUE DEMON VS. FRANKENSTEIN (1974) has a lot in common with SANTO VS. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER. Once again Santo (alon read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 7, 2022

Portrait of Jennie (1948) is nothing short of haunting. Beautifully shot with an esoteric feel, the film captures the spirit of a star-crossed love letter. A fantasy film based upon Robert Nathan’s novella of the same name, the film tells the story of an artist named Eben, living in 1934, who read more

Classic Horse Racing Comedies

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 7, 2022

It's that time of year...the grass is growing green, the magnolias are in bloom - and the horses are racing! Look at 'em go! A Mother's Day Weekend tradition, the 148th Kentucky Derby once again takes place this evening so why not get in the spirit of this classic American tradition by watching read more

Lives Behind the Legends: Greta Garbo – Social Butterfly

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Arancha van der Veen on May 7, 2022

Lives Behind the Legends: Greta Garbo – Social Butterfly Greta Garbo’s most famous quote is undoubtedly ‘I want to be alone.’ But it wasn’t Garbo who said this, it was her character in Grand Hotel who uttered those famous words. Garbo herself made a more nuanced statement: ‘I never read more

CAFTAN WOMAN BLOGATHON: A Paddy Nolan-Hall Tribute

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 6, 2022

CAFTAN WOMAN BLOGATHON: A Paddy Nolan-Hall Tribute On May 6, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized On March 7th, our dear Paddy Nolan-Hall of the Caftan Woman blog sadly left us. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll have no doubt seen her comments on ma read more

The Caftan Woman Blogathon: Man of the West (1958)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on May 6, 2022

Like so many bloggers across the Internet, I was stunned and saddened to learn earlier this year of the passing of Patricia “Paddy” Nolan-Hall, author of the Caftan Woman blog. I never met Paddy in person, but she felt like a friend. She wrote for many years for my film noir newsletter, The Dark read more
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