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Watching 1939: Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 27, 2022

1939 film: Twelve Crowded Hours (1939) Release date: Feb. 23, 1939 Cast: Richard Dix, Lucille Ball, Allan Lane, Donald MacBride, Cy Kendall, John Arledge, Granville Bates, John Gallaudet, Murry Alper, Allan Lane, Bradley Page, Dorothy Lee, Addison Richards, Frank Faylen (uncredited), Kay Sutton (un read more

Film Noir Review: The Drowning Pool (1975)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Jan 27, 2022

“Oh sometimes I do better than others.” Paul Newman is the quintessential movie star. Some were more iconic, or more quotable, perhaps, but no actor has managed to compete with Newman’s impeccable blend of good looks, talent, and longevity. He came from the mold of classic Hollywood read more

10 Things You May Not Know About Robert Mitchum

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 27, 2022

10 Things You May Not Know About Robert Mitchum Robert Mitchum (1917 - 1997) was the original movie bad boy. When he entered the movies, his easy-going naturalistic acting style kept him starring in movies for five decades. Discover how much, or how little you know about this movie legend.Studi read more

Western RoundUp: Hell Bent for Leather (1960)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Jan 26, 2022

Western RoundUp: Hell Bent for Leather (1960) It’s been just about two years since I wrote here about Audie Murphy in Seven Ways From Sundown (1960), an entertaining Western which costarred Barry Sullivan. Hell Bent for Leather (1960) It’s also been a year si read more

The Criminal Code (1931): Howard Hawks in The Big House

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 25, 2022

Although this is still a very early talkie, you can already see Howard Hawks developing a more intricate sense of dialogue which he would be known for in his pictures — most notably His Girl Friday. In the opening scene at the police station, we have dialogue piled on top of each other betwee read more

Blu-ray Review: Stage Fright

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jan 25, 2022

Distributor: Warner Brothers Release Date: January 25, 2022 Region: Region A Length: 01:49:56 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.37:1 Notes: This Warner Archives release marks the film’s North American Blu-ray debut. Warning: read more

Teresa Wright and Robert Mitchum are "Pursued"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 25, 2022

Teresa Wright and Robert Mitchum are "Pursued" Pursued (1947) Is considered the first noir western, directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Teresa Wright and Robert Mitchum. The cinematography is by the legendary James Wong Howe and music by the equally legendary Max Steiner. Oscar-winni read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 24, 2022

The Hollywood Blacklist affected many different entertainers working in various facets of the industry. In Rare Birds: An American Family, Dan Bessie shares his family history and how it was affected by the blacklist. Bessie’s family included numerous creative minds over the course of 150 year read more

Musical Monday: The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 24, 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: The Eddy Duchin Story (1956 read more

The One That Got Away

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 24, 2022

Hardy Krüger as von Werra.It'd be hard to make up a story as exciting and unlikely as The One That Got Away (1957), the true tale of a German prisoner-of-war (POW) who escaped from the British army in 1940. Lieutenant Franz von Werra's exploits begin when his plane is shot down during the read more

Grandma Dixie and the Feds

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 24, 2022

I've already written about my Grandma Dixie a time or two. She had the unique ability to play piano by ear, by just hearing a song and then pounding it out. Consequently she kept very busy, playing solo gigs and with musical groups all around Louisville from the 1930s until the early 1980s.The group read more

If Hammer Films Had Made DUNE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 23, 2022

 I came up with this idea while watching the 2021 DUNE on Blu-ray. The timeline for this would have had to have been the early 1970s. And yes, I'm well aware that Hammer wouldn't have had the budget to film even one chapter of Frank Herbert's novel. But the cast would have been great.  read more

My most-read article of each series of posts

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 23, 2022

My most-read article of each series of posts On January 23, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized So, every once in a while, I check my blog stats. I think it’s important to keep up with your audience as that is a good way of knowing where to go next read more

Making the News with The Muppets

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 23, 2022

 Some years ago my dear friend and fellow popular culture scholar Anissa Graham and I co-edited two books about the works of Jim Henson. They're essay anthologies featuring scholarly discussions by a wide variety of authors, including us, and they were a lot of fun to create. Both of the books read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 23, 2022

Orson Welles is nothing short of an icon from Hollywood’s Golden Age. An innovator and highly regarded director and actor, Welles left a huge impression upon film and radio. While much has been written about Welles’s storied career, What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an read more

More Film Reviews of 2021

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 23, 2022

Undine Christian Petzold is the master of methodical cinema and with the conceit for Undine, he proves he’s more than up for imprinting his style onto a modern-day mythical fairy tale. He reunites again with Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski from Transit. Once more it’s a world from a distant past some read more

SILVER BLAZE On Blu-ray From The Film Detective

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 22, 2022

 SILVER BLAZE (1937) was the last film in which English actor Arthur Wontner portrayed Sherlock Holmes. It is included in The Film Detective's THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VAULT COLLECTION Blu-ray set. Holmes and Watson (Ian "Not that one" Fleming) are invited to pay a visit to old friend Sir Henry read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 22, 2022

 Rebecca at Taking Up Room and Gill at RealWeegieMidget Reviews are hosting The Odd or Even Blogathon from January 20th to the 23rd. It was a lot of fun to have a flip of the coin settle the topic for the contributors.  Day 1   Day 2   Day 3   Day 4  read more

Giants and Toys

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jan 22, 2022

(1958) Directed by Yasuzô Masumura; Written by Yoshio Shirasaka; Based on the novel by Takeshi Kaikô; Starring: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Hideo Takamatsu, Michiko Ono; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ****  “You’re behind the times. You don’t understand the age read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 22, 2022

The growth of the film industry no doubt also opened the door to many new job opportunities. In the case of B.S. Moss, Moss followed his calling to build a large and prestigious theater chain in New York. To this day, Moss Management continues to keep his theater chain alive, surviving the transitio read more