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The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 5, 2021

 Last night Turner Classic Movies showed the 1951 British film CLOUDBURST as part of the network's "Noir Alley" series. CLOUDBURST was made by Hammer Films, and it has an important part in that company's history. The movie was the first production by Hammer to be mainly shot at the manor house read more

Bhowani Junction (1956) and Racial Identity

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 3, 2021

“It’s about time the Lord started making all human beings the same on the outside as well as the same on the inside.” – Stewart Granger as Col. Rodney Savage “They’d only change it back again, the moment his back was turned.” – Ava Gardners as Victor read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 3, 2021

Actress, singer, and activist Doris Day meant so much to many different people. To Mary Anne Barothy, not only was she an idol but also a close friend. Sharing her memories of working for Day, Day at a Time: An Indiana Girl’s Sentimental Journey to Doris Day’s Hollywood and Beyond offers read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 3, 2021

Jayne Mansfield is remembered today for her many film roles as well as her time as one of Hollywood’s blonde bombshells and leading sex symbols. Though her life was tragically cut short, her story remains one that intrigues film fans to this day. While audiences were familiar with her on-scree read more

John Garfield reaches “The Breaking Point”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 3, 2021

John Garfield reaches “The Breaking Point” The Breaking Point (1950) is an American crime drama directed by Michael Curtiz and starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal. The excellent supporting cast includes Phyllis Thaxter and Juano Hernandez.John Garfield plays Harry Morgan, read more

Watching 1939: Convict’s Code (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 2, 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

Classic Movie Travels: Donald Meek

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 2, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Donald Meek Donald Meek A beloved character actor, Thomas Donald Meek was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 14, 1878, to Matthew and Annie Meek. Meek was one of four children, with two older sisters named Annie and Maggie as well as a younger brother named Marcus. His f read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: Rear Window

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 2, 2021

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: September 07, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free BLU-RAY: Region A Length: 01:52:27 Video — 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) BLU-RAY: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Audio (4K UHD & Blu-ray): 2.0 Mono English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono Spanish (Latin American) read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 1, 2021

 A couple of days ago, Ingrid Bergman was given her own day as part of "Summer Under The Stars" month on Turner Classic Movies. This gave me the opportunity to watch a movie starring Bergman I had never seen before--SARATOGA TRUNK, a Warner Bros. film made in 1943, but not released until 1945.& read more

The Return of Pre-Code Crazy!

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 1, 2021

I’m so excited to announce that, after two long years, my pal Kristina at Speakeasy and I are bringing back our series Pre-Code Crazy, where we each recommend a pre-Code feature airing on TCM in the coming month. It’s hard to believe it, but our last Pre-Code Crazy entry was two whole years ago, read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 1, 2021

Howard Hawks' 1938 screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby was selected for the National Film Registry in 1990, and over the years has consistently made "top" lists regarding comedy films. Nonetheless, while not a total flop upon its release, Bringing Up Baby did not match or exceed box office expectation read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 1, 2021

“Free thinking is an American privilege, but when a thing is free you distrust its value.” –Guy Kibbee Guy Kibbee was a beloved character actor, appearing frequently in Warner Bros. films and Pre Code musicals. He was born Guy Bridges Kibbee in El Paso, Texas, on March 6, 1882 or 1886, read more

The Barefoot Contessa (1954): A Cinderella Story

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 1, 2021

While it shares elements with the earlier Pandora and The Flying Dutchman in both its techniques and the mystique projected around Ava Gardner, The Barefoot Contessa ultimately evolves and settles into the narrative rhythms one might expect from its creative partners. Jack Cardiff returns to give A read more

August Quick Picks and Pans

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

 101 Reykjavik (2000) 30-year-old, unemployed slacker Hlynur (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) lives an aimless existence, living with his middle-aged mother in a small flat. Instead of looking for work, he spends his nights drinking, going to parties and getting laid. Things take an unexpected change whe read more

Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

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

 This young lady is simply aghast about something... or someone. We're not asking you to guess who or what it is, your task is just to identify the film that this screenshot came from. We'll give you three guesses..or four...or five. In fact, there's no limit to the number of times you can gues read more

Musical Monday: Sing You Sinners (1938)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 30, 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: Sing You Sinners (1938) read more

Pandora and The Flying Dutchman (1951): Love Across Time and Space

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 30, 2021

Albert Lewin’s romantic fable opens in Esperanza on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. If the director is a generally unknown name, then Jack Cardiff might just as easily draw your attention with his distinct, intoxicating color tones. It’s true the picture opens with a wonderful shot pe read more

Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Aug 30, 2021

Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967) It’s been a few months since I devoted a Western RoundUp column to a single film, so this month I’ll focus on my first-ever viewing of Hour of the Gun (1967). Hour of the Gun (1967) In doing so, I’m also returning to the to read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 29, 2021

 Another Tubi discovery--a very, very low budget 1956 film dealing with the Yeti. The producer-director of MAN BEAST was Jerry Warren, best known for churning out mediocre versions of various Mexican genre movies. This is another "the poster is far more exciting than anything that happens read more

Seven Things to Know About the Emmy Awards

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 29, 2021

1. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the first Emmys in 1948. However, the first winner for Best Dramatic Show was not bestowed until 1950. That honor went to Pulitzer Prize Playhouse, which featured 60-minute adaptations of Pulitzer Prize-winning works such as You Can't Tak read more