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Top of the World: 5 Favourite Films of the 50s for National Classic Movie Day!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on May 16, 2019

Happy National Classic Movie Day to all! Today, for the occasion, Rick from Classic Film & TV Café is hosting the 5 Favorite Films of the 50s Blogathon. I don’t think I need to explain further what it’s all about! The 50s being one of my top favorite decades in cinema history, I was read more

National Classic Movie Day Blogathon: 5 Favorite Films of the 1950s

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 16, 2019

Thank you Classic Film & TV Cafe for hosting this Blogathon! Though it’s tantamount to utter absurdity to try and whittle all my personal favorites of the decade down to five choices (I might cheat a little), this is part of the fun of such lists, isn’t it? Each one is highly subject read more

5 Favorite Films of the '50s for Classic Movie Day

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on May 16, 2019

The Final Five Who among committed classic film bloggers could possibly resist the chance to join a blogathon honoring National Classic Movie Day? I couldn’t, but this year’s blog-fest posed a tough challenge. The Classic Film and TV Café aka/Rick, its founder, is once more hosting read more

Five Favorite Films of the 1950s

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 16, 2019

Today is National Classic Movie Day and to celebrate Rick of The Classic Film and TV Cafe is hosting the Five Favorite Films of the 1950s Blogathon, an event that was sure to perplex all of its participants for how can any movie lover narrow down their 1950s favorites to five?!  What makes it read more

Sum Up | F⁴: Five Favorite Fifties Films

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 16, 2019

From Diner (1982); written by Barry Levinson; set in 1959. Growing up, I always had a negative impression of the 1950s (as far as film was concerned–it wasn’t until later I got a negative impression of reality in the 1950s). Anyway, that negative impression of fifties films has changed read more

Cheers to a 'Virtue'-ous Carole, for a 'Brief Moment'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 16, 2019

I've watched "Virtue" several times, but I don't recall seeing Carole Lombard's reformed streetwalker character Mae imbibing, as she does here. However, we know the photo is associated with that film, probably for promotional purposes, for several reasons: * There's a Columbia ID in the lower le read more

National Classic Movie Day Blogathon: Five Favorite Films of the 1950s

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on May 16, 2019

Every year, in celebration of National Classic Movie Day, Rick over at the Classic Film and TV Café hosts a blogathon, and when I found out that this year’s theme was “Five Favorite Films of the 1950s,” I was all over it like white on rice! I can never turn down an opportunity to indulge in a read more

Book Review: A Lively Biography of Legendary Screenwriter Ben Hecht

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 16, 2019

Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures Jewish Lives Series Adina Hoffman Yale University Press, 2019 Hollywood movies would have been very different without the brilliance of screenwriter Ben Hecht. He not only wrote enduring classics, but in the early days of the talkies gave shape to major f read more

NATIONAL CLASSIC MOVIE DAY: 5 Fave Films of the '50s

Caftan Woman Posted by on May 16, 2019

The Classic Film and TV Cafe leads us in celebrating the 5th annual National Classic Movie Day with a blogathon spotlighting cinema of the 1950s. Click here for the celebration. I will go out on a limb and suggest that most movie buffs, like me, love a list. Particularly a list that includes the wo read more

book: Good Morning, Darkness (2004) by Ruth Francisco

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 16, 2019

Laura Finnegan, breathtakingly beautiful in the manner that makes men feel protective of her, seems to be an entirely blameless, utterly admirable individual. We get an inkling that perhaps this view is simplistic when we learn that Laura is looking forward to seeing the pain of her surf-dude boyfr read more

ILLEGAL (1955)

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on May 16, 2019

Hollywood in the fifties was going through a transition. The moguls were losing control of the medium. Actors were becoming independent. Audiences were evolving.  Sure, scandals  still happened that were hushed up.  The argument, the  evidence, the testimony and the final sound of the gavel hitting read more

Kill Baby … Kill! (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 15, 2019

Kill Baby … Kill! (Operazione paura) Directed by Mario Bava Written by Romano Migliorini, Roberto Natale, and Mario Bava 1966/Italy F.U.L. Films First viewing/Netflix rental They Shoot Zombies Don’t They? Bava always does a lot with a little.  Not bad, not a favorite either. The setting read more

Saying goodbye to Doris Day

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 15, 2019

On the first day of eighth grade in 2002, I was a changed girl. I was sporting contact lenses after wearing glasses for years, and I had a new favorite actress that changed my life over the summer: Doris Day. I excitedly asked my friends as we walked through the halls if they had seen “Pillo read more

Review: Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 15, 2019

There’s something intriguing about the opening titles of Where The Sidewalk Ends thanks to a stripped-down quality ditching a conventional score for whistling and recognizable street noise as the credits come painted on the sidewalk. Feet trample over the names in the picture and we get a ver read more

Word Games (TVM 1979)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 15, 2019

US / 94 minutes / color / Gambit, Universal, NBC Dir: Boris Sagal Pr: James McAdams Scr: Richard Alan Simmons Cine: Isidore Mankofsky Cast: Kate Mulgrew, Henry Jones, Lili Haydn, Robert Culp, Edie Adams, Bob Dishy, Rene Auberjonois, Priscilla Pointer, Allan Rich, Frederic Forrest, Barney Martin, Chr read more

book: Istanbul Passage (2012) by Joseph Kanon

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 15, 2019

A couple of the reviews cited on the back cover of this novel compare Joseph Kanon’s work to the writings of Graham Greene. I’ve come across such comments before but, having read his Los Alamos (which I liked), Alibi (which I loved) and Stardust (of which I had the highest of expectatio read more

Contract-ing Carole for '39

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 15, 2019

For Carole Lombard, 1939 meant much more than marrying Clark Gable. Her film career, in flux after the critical and popular drubbing "Fools For Scandal" received in the spring of 1938, now took off in a different, dramatic direction. Proof of that can be found in two contracts she signed with a new read more

5 Favorite Films of the 1950s Blogathon for National Classic Movie Day

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 15, 2019

To celebrate National Classic Movie Day on May 16th, we are hosting the 5 Favorite Films of the 1950s Blogathon. Per its title, the goal is for each participant to list his or her five favorite films of the 1950s and explain why they deserve such an honor! The 1950s is a decade filled with outstand read more

TOP 5 - Meus filmes favoritos dos anos 1950

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on May 15, 2019

TOP 5 - Meus filmes favoritos dos anos 1950 TOP 5 - My favorite films of the 1950s Se você me perguntasse se eu queria viver na década de 9150, eu responderia “claro que NÃO” instantaneamente. Os anos 50 foram péssimos para a diversidade. O racismo e o sexismo eram escancara read more

It's National Classic Movie Day!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 15, 2019

May 16th is National Classic Movie Day! And, as is tradition, Classic Film and TV Cafe is hosting a blogathon. Wander on over HERE to read about everyone's 5 favorite films of the 50s. Okay, so since my real most favorite films of the 50s (Sunset Boulevard, Singin' in the Rain to read more