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Silver Screen Standards: Dangerous When Wet (1953)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 13, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: Dangerous When Wet (1953) Williams was at the height of her career as the star of MGM’s “aqua musicals” when she made Dangerous When Wet in 1953. In June, I was finally able to return to the retirement community where I present classic movie programs for the residents, read more

Short Take: Sadko

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 13, 2021

 (1953) Directed by Aleksandr Ptushko; Written by Konstantin Isaev; Based on the opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Starring: Sergey Stolyarov, Alla Larionova, Ninel Myshkova, B. Surovtsevand, Mikhail Troyanovskiy and Nadir Malishevsky; Available on DVD Rating: **** “The wise man boasts read more

Book Review: THE PASSION OF THE MUMMY

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 12, 2021

 Frank Dello Stritto's THE PASSION OF THE MUMMY is in the same vein as his earlier works, A WEREWOLF REMEMBERS and CARL DENHAM'S GIANT MONSTERS. All three deal with the lives and adventures of famous classic horror film characters. In the earlier two volumes Frank revealed the "actual" exploits read more

CITIES WITHIN CITIES: Union Station, 1950

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 12, 2021

Cities within cities fascinate creators and audiences. Consider the nightclub in Piccadilly, 1929, the business complex in Skyscraper Souls, 1932, and the transportation hub in The Terminal, 2004. The transportation mecca for our feature's setting is the Chicago Union Station, with the conveniently read more

Musical Monday: Hold On! (1966)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 12, 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: Hold On! (1966) – Musical read more

Michael Asimow Discusses His New Book on Truth and Trickery in Courtroom Movies

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 12, 2021

What movie fan doesn’t love a good courtroom drama?In Real to Reel: Truth and Trickery in Courtroom Movies, co-authors Michael Asimow and Paul Bergman dissect over 200 movies that “take place in a courtroom, defined broadly enough to include pretrial discovery, plea negotiations, jury de read more

Together Again (1944): Boyer and Dunne

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 10, 2021

The film’s title couldn’t be more true as Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer pooled their talents for a third go-around, and what a pleasant experience it is. If it wasn’t evidenced by the soaring romance and light comedy of Love Affair and Beyond Tomorrow, they share that thing that i read more

Book Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD--A NOVEL

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 10, 2021

 Has any other film director written a novel based on one of his movies? Someone might have done it before...(one must realize that even though George Lucas is credited as the author of the novelization of STAR WARS, the book was actually written by Alan Dean Foster). When I wrote a blog p read more

British Pathe: Wimbledon Finals ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 10, 2021

Since the Wimbledon tennis finals are taking place this weekend, what better time to share this fascinating clip from the 1964 Wimbledon tournament? In this 5:09 minute British Pathé newsreel we see highlights from the men's, doubles, and women's competitions.Fred Stolle and Roy Emerson ( both from read more

Monster and Matinees: Georges Méliès and the creation of the first horror film

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Jul 10, 2021

It started with a bat. And what a perfect opening image it was for the world’s first horror film. After all, the bat has been one of the most iconic images in movies for more than century thanks to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Yet Le Manoir du Diable – also known as The Haunted Castle (U.S.), read more

What’s Streaming in July on the CMH Channel at BCE? The Proud Rebel, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers and Captain Kidd

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 9, 2021

Our July Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelJuly Birthdays and Fan Favorites! Here we go… This month’s free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! These titles read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 9, 2021

With summer in full swing, it’s high time to enjoy the sunshine, ride the waves, and catch up on your favorite outdoor activities. If you need to cool off, it’s also the perfect time to delve into a new book–either lounging poolside, relaxing at home, or in your favorite spot to re read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 9, 2021

One of Hollywood’s major brunette bombshell’s, Jane Russell‘s life, career, and legacy are fascinating. Though her career began with a slow start in The Outlaw (1943), Russell crafted a career that made her memorable in Hollywood and allowed her to work alongside many top stars of read more

Watching 1939: Within the Law (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 8, 2021

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

From the Archives: The Egg and I ( 1947 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 8, 2021

 Betty MacDonald ( Claudette Colbert ) is looking surprised at the hen perched on Pa Kettle's shoulder in this photo from a deleted scene from The Egg and I. Pa ( Percy Kilbride ) explained that his pet hen took a fancy to him and "been followin' me ever since, can't figger it out". From t read more

When Tomorrow Comes (1939) and Romantic Shelter From The Storm

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 8, 2021

Waitresses bustle about on their beats passing along the news like busy bees: eight o’clock tonight unity hall! It caused quite a stir in the ranks and the girls are currently walking on eggshells afraid to get canned. A few of the gals are especially jumpy including poor Lulu who drops a who read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 8, 2021

Actress and singer Anna Held led a fascinating life as one of Ziegfeld’s earliest muses. A popular comedy star on the New York theater scene, Held made La Belle Époque all the more lovely. Though personifying glamour, Held’s early life was anything but glamorous. Held overcame an impover read more

Valentina Cortese discovers the dark secrets of the “House on Telegraph Hill”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jul 7, 2021

Valentina Cortese discovers the dark secrets of the “House on Telegraph Hill” House on Telegraph Hill (1951) is a thriller/suspense film directed by Robert Wise and starring Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, and William Lundigan. The film is based on the novel The Frightened read more

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jul 6, 2021

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward Susan Hayward Susan Hayward has long been one of my favorite actresses. When I was growing up, I thrilled with her performances in such films as Smash Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), for which she earned her first of five Oscar nominations; read more

Cluny Brown (1946): Nuts to The Squirrels

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 6, 2021

The title card introduces our time and place. It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon in England. The year: 1938. Nothing particularly important is going on except a cocktail party and that’s only important to the host, one Mr. Hilary Ames (Reginald Gardiner). You wouldn’t call this much of read more
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