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Our Man in Havana (1959) and Vacuums in The Atomic Age

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2021

Because of the renewed partnership of Grahame Greene and director Carol Reed, it’s difficult not to feel an inclination to compare Our Man in Havana with The Third Man from a decade prior. If you wanted to go out on a limb, you could make the case the earlier film beget this film, at least in read more

Watching 1939: The Man Who Dared (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 19, 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

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 19, 2021

The Red Scare impacted many individuals in the United States, including within the film industry. Many careers were ended at this time, with various on and off-screen talents being placed on the infamous Hollywood blacklist. In particular, ten witnesses refused to answer questions regarding their me read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 19, 2021

Inspired by my recent trip to Ava Gardner’s hometown, the Ava Gardner Museum, and a surplus of blueberries in my fridge, I decided to take on making Ava Gardner’s blueberry buckle. Karie Bible at Hollywood Kitchen recreated this recipe along with Lora Stocker as her special guest. I high read more

F. P. 1 DOESN'T ANSWER On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 18, 2021

 Kino continues its exemplary series of Weimar Cinema releases with the 1932 film F. P. 1 DOESN'T ANSWER. Both the original German and English-language versions of the film are included on this disc. The story concerns the F. P. 1, or Floating Platform One, an artificial island built in th read more

Deborah Kerr leads an order of nuns in the dazzling “Black Narcissus”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 18, 2021

Deborah Kerr leads an order of nuns in the dazzling “Black Narcissus” Black Narcissus (1947) is a psychological drama directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and starring Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar, and Flora Robson. The film was written and produced by Powell read more

The Long Gray Line (1955) and Martin Maher

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 18, 2021

There’s no other way to put it. The West Point imagery of The Long Gray Line is smart from the outset, and if nothing else, it instills this sense of admiration in the military sharpness of this storied institution. However, although this is a hagiography from John Ford, it feels more full-bo read more

The Joyful Goofiness of Red Garters, 1955

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 16, 2021

First, the plot: a stranger rides and sings his way into Limbo County looking for the man who shot his brother. It is the "Code of the West." Romance and its inherent troubles are exemplified by a saloon singer who is fed up with her politically minded boyfriend, and with the townsfolk who seem read more

THUNDERBOLT (1929)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 16, 2021

 Kino has released on Region A Blu-ray Josef von Sternberg's first talking film, the 1929 THUNDERBOLT, from Paramount. THUNDERBOLT is a follow-up to von Sternberg's gangster hit UNDERWORLD of a few years earlier. Both movies star George Bancroft. In my opinion UNDERWORLD is the much better read more

Musical Monday: Jamboree! (1957)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 16, 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: Jamboree! (1957) – Musical read more

Mogambo (1953): John Ford Updates Red Dust

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 16, 2021

Whether it’s apocryphal or not the term “Mogambo” is purported to be the Swahili word for “passion,” although it’s difficult to know if this was only hearsay propagated by westerners (now including myself). Regardless, it boasts an intriguing if altogether curiou read more

Announcing The Third Hammer-Amicus Blogathon

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Aug 15, 2021

Due to the pandemic, 2020 was a difficult year for many. For most of us, that meant putting our plans (big and small) on the back burner, while we dreamed of better days ahead. Although we’ve seen a glimmer of hope in 2021, it’s been a trifle premature to celebrate everything getting bac read more

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 15, 2021

Tom Courtenay as Colin Smith."Running was always a big thing in our family, specially running away from the police. It's hard to understand. All I know is that you've got to run, running without knowing why, through fields and woods. And the winning post's no end, even though the barmy crowds might read more

Just Like the Saint! - Roger Moore Off Screen

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 14, 2021

He's six foot two, fair-haired, and fabulously handsome. He's one of the world's best-dressed men and he's tough. He drives a racy, 100 mile-an-hour-plus sports car and travels internationally. He's outside the law, but he always gets his man - and his girl. He's The Saint. The man who plays him on read more

Monsters and Matinees: With Beauty and Brains, Mara Corday Battled the Beasts

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Aug 14, 2021

My lifelong obsession with the horror classic Tarantula is well known among my family and friends. The second column I wrote for Classic Movie Hub detailed my love for the film even though it still gives me nightmares. There is just so much to enjoy: a cool monster, a scientist dabbling in ill read more

Max Steiner and Now, Voyager (1942)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 14, 2021

Max Steiner and Now, Voyager (1942) On August 14, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized When you have Casablanca and Gone With the Wind under your belt, it seems strange that anybody would pick any other film score as their favorite. And yet, here it is: N read more

Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: Ava Gardner

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 14, 2021

We wanted to continue our ongoing series by highlighting a few of the best films of an actress we’ll be writing about in the next weeks. Ava Gardner was renowned throughout her career as one of the most alluring leading ladies in Hollywood. And although she was linked romantically with everyon read more

Huck Finn

The Baz Posted by Neve on Aug 13, 2021

Old Hollywood Haunts: The Hollywood Canteen, 1942 - 1945

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Aug 12, 2021

Clockwise from top: Bette Davis and John Garfield; Rita Hayworth; Hedy Lamarr and Bob Hope; GIs at the Canteen A Very Special "Old Hollywood Haunt"In her 1987 memoir, This 'n That, Bette Davis remembered a day not long after World War II began when fellow Warner Bros. star John Garfield sat dow read more

Watching 1939: Boy Friend (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 12, 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
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