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Pre-Code Crazy: Flesh (1932)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Jan 2, 2022

I saw Flesh (1932) for the first time when it aired on TCM last year. I don’t remember now what made me decide to watch it, but I enjoyed it so much that I tracked down the DVD and promptly added it to my collection! And when I saw it on the TCM schedule for this month, I didn’t have to look any read more

What Ever Happened to Orson Welles – Book Giveaway (Jan)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 1, 2022

“What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career”We have Four Books to Giveaway this Month! CMH is happy to announce our first 2022 Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be giving away FOUR COPIES&n read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR JANUARY ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 1, 2022

 Sitting atop the 1937 movie season box office we find MGMs adaption of Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth starring Paul Muni and Luise Rainer, MGMs operetta Maytime starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, and Paramount's Waikiki Wedding with Bing Crosby. It appears that the audience of that y read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 1, 2022

“Everything is so uncertain regarding acting. You never can be sure of the impression you are creating. The only proof you have is the fan mail.” –Alice Terry A silent film actress and director, Alice Terry’s made her mark as Marguerite in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) read more

RIP, Betty White

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Dec 31, 2021

Betty White has left us. Here's a podcast did about her amazing career. read more

My Top Five Blu-rays Of 2021

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Dec 31, 2021

 It's the end of another screwed-up year. But hey, I did get to actually attend some baseball games....and I even went to a movie convention, the Monster Bash Conference in Pennsylvania. And I spent plenty of money (as usual) on home video releases of obscure films. So it's time for my yea read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 31, 2021

This rather blurry screenshot has a bald-headed man showing bug-eyes to his dance partner. We'll leave it up to you to guess where they are and what they are dancing. That will give you a hint as to which film this may be from. ;-)As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to the Impossibly D read more

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 4

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Dec 31, 2021

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 4 This month I’ll be sharing another round of what I like to call “Hidden Gems,” Westerns which are lesser-known yet entertaining films worth seeking out. Below are brief sketches of a trio of worthwhile movies from the latter half of the &# read more

Streetwise

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Dec 31, 2021

 (1984) Directed by Martin Bell; Starring: Erin (“Tiny”) Blackwell, “Rat,” DeWayne Pomeroy, Lou Ellen “Lulu” Couch, Patrice Pitts, Kimberly Marsh; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** “The idea was to enter the world of these kids, to figure out read more

RIP, Betty White

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Dec 31, 2021

Betty White has left us. Here's a podcast did about her amazing career. read more

Happy New Year from Classic Movie Man

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Dec 31, 2021

Happy New Year from Classic Movie Man  Happy New Year!2022 Posted by Stephen Reginald at 11:45 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: 2022, Classic Movie Man, Desi Arnaz, Happy New Year, Lucille Ball, Stephen Reginald read more

WORLD CINEMA: Aniki-Bóbó (1942)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Dec 31, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: Aniki-Bóbó (1942) On December 31, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized As 2021 comes to an end (thank God), so does WORLD CINEMA (boooo!). And because I’ve spent the past few weeks in my home country for the holidays, that’s exac read more

Rocco and His Brothers (1960): An Epic Family Drama

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 31, 2021

One immediate takeaway from Luchino Visconti’s Italian epic Rocco and His Brothers is its gorgeous, swoon-worthy black & white that’s absolutely magnificent. It shares hallowed ground with films such as The Grapes of Wrath or The Godfather where the palette does yeoman’s work read more

Favorite new-to-me films of 2021

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Dec 30, 2021

At the end of each year, I think back on my favorite new-to-me film discoveries. For the past few years, I’ve shared these in just a Twitter thread, but this year, I decided to write a formal blog post. As of Dec. 29, 2021, I have watched 517 feature films. The following or the films I’ve continued read more

Film Noir Review: Touch of Evil (1958)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Dec 30, 2021

“Your future’s all used up.” Orson Welles was an architect of film noir before the style had even been identified. His debut release, Citizen Kane (1941), was revolutionary for the artform as a whole, but the film’s shadowy visuals and elaborate flashbacks had the biggest impact read more

Blu-ray Review: Rich and Strange

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Dec 30, 2021

Distributor: Kino Lorber Release Date: January 04, 2022 Region: Region A Length: 01:23:29 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio Subtitles: English Ratio: 1.20:1 Notes: This is the film’s North American Blu-ray debut. “It wasn’t a thriller. It was just an read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Dec 30, 2021

“When I’m 100, I’ll still be doing pin-ups.” –Jayne Mansfield A blonde bombshell, performer, and sex symbol, Jayne Mansfield would garner much publicity during her lifetime and, tragically, upon her untimely death. Born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933, in Bryn Mawr, read more

Watching 1939: Midnight (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Dec 29, 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

Girl with a Suitcase (1961): Claudia Cardinale Shines

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 29, 2021

It’s a slippery slope when you begin to consider the attractiveness of women in films because the conversation can get needlessly superficial. All I will say about Claudia Cardinale is that God was very good to her. But beyond her immaculate beauty, the joyous discovery of Girl with a Suitcas read more

The Age of Indiscretion ( 1935 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 29, 2021

Robert Lenhart's ( Paul Lukas ) book publishing business is suffering from a sales slump. He has to cut back on expenses at the office as well as at home to save enough money to pay his creditors, but his young ambitious wife ( Helen Vinson ) is aghast at the thought of wearing yesterday's clothes a read more
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