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From the Archives: Two Guys from Texas ( 1948 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 5, 2021

Jack Carson is cuddling up with an Indian maiden in this publicity photo for Warner Brother's Two Guys from Texas ( 1948 ) that featured the comedy duo of Carson and Dennis Morgan. The "Indian" pictured is Cleatus Caldwell, wife of actor Robert Hutton. From the Archives is our latest serie read more

You're Invited! FILM NOIR STYLE Online Series Concludes with POST-WAR YEARS on 2/21

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 5, 2021

On Sunday, February 21, my online series Film Noir Style concludes with The Post-War Years 1947-1950. This is the fourth and final event in the series that accompanies my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. Like the book, the series is divided into four parts:Before the War 1940-1941Th read more

FILM NOIR STYLE Featured on Seattle's New Day Northwest

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 5, 2021

 This past week, host Amity Addrisi interviewed me about my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s for Seattle's New Day Northwest! It was something of a homecoming since I grew up in Central Washington, and many friends and family live in the Seattle area. We had fun discussing many of the fil read more

Watching 1939: Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Feb 4, 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: Allan Jones

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Feb 4, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Allan Jones Allan Jones The voice of Allan Jones is one that is well-documented in classic films and a variety of recordings. Boasting a tenor range and possessing a strong on-screen presence, Jones was well established as a romantic lead in many classic films and film m read more

The Palm Beach Story (1942): Another Screwy Sturges Freight Train

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 4, 2021

“After you’re married… That’s a funny thing to hear your wife say!” – Joel McCrea as Tom Jeffers All the timeless Preston Sturges pictures have the pace of a freight train barreling down the tracks in loop de loops and figure eights. The Prologue of The Palm Beach Story sets read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Feb 4, 2021

While Doug McPhail’s name may not be well remembered today, his brief time in the film industry is to be appreciated. Typically appearing in lighthearted musical fare with his booming, melodious voice, McPhail is best remembered for his appearances in early MGM musicals alongside the likes of Judy read more

A Lombard film is finally on DVD. Well, sort of.

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 3, 2021

Several notable Carole Lombard films remain underrepresented on DVD. Her breakthrough movie, "Twentieth Century," appeared on DVD in 2005 and has yet to be reissued with any sort of extras or bonuses befitting a screwball classic. But another of her films hasn't even been that fortunate -- the 1940 read more

The Great McGinty (1940): Preston Sturges & Politics

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 2, 2021

“If it wasn’t for graft, you’d get a very low type of people in politics!” – William Demarest The Great McGinty feels like a film of many notable firsts. The two most prominent ones being Preston Sturges’s first time in the director’s chair, famously agreei read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations that profile individual p read more

Three views of the 'Reporter'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 2, 2021

Carole Lombard was moving up in the movie world in 1933, as this fan magazine portrait shows. (It also makes clear that Charles Laughton was not Paramount's initial choice to co-star with her in the potboiler "White Woman.") The trade press also took note of Lombard's assignments, among them the Hol read more

What’s Streaming in Feb on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? Too Hot to Handle, Lady of Burlesque, Too Late for Tears.

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 2, 2021

Our February Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelFebruary Birthdays and Femme Fatales! It’s that time again… We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies read more

Rd 6 Land Yacht Cars Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Feb 2, 2021

 Match 1: 76 Oldsmobile 98 vs 67 Plymouth Furyhttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll3395917xdA8F490f-104Match 2: 73 Oldsmobile Toronado vs 56 Continental MK IIhttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll3395923x0e593761-104Match 3: 57 Desoto Fireflite vs 73 Buick Park Avenuehttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll3395929x read more

Jean Simmons and Grace Kelly, Daugthers of Athletes.

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 2, 2021

Three Enchanting Ladies Two days ago, January 31st, 2021, marked what would have been British actress Jean Simmons’s 92nd birthday. Along with the Three Enchanting Ladies (Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn), Jean has always among my top favourite actresses. Even though she never share read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR FEBRUARY ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 1, 2021

 "Danny Hawkins dad was hanged!"Taunted and bullied by that one phrase, by that one fact all his life, Danny Hawkins has learned to take his beatings but he doesn't have to like it. In particular, Jerry Sykes played by Lloyd Bridges takes a perverse delight in drubbing the smaller Danny through read more

Musical Monday: Boy! What a Girl! (1947)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Feb 1, 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: Boy! What a Girl! (1947) read more

Third Man on the Mountain

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Feb 1, 2021

James MacArthur as Rudi. I'm hoping that Disney+ will eventually provide an outlet for some of the studio's lesser-known live action films, such as The Sword and the Rose, The Fighting Prince of Donegal, and Third Man on the the Mountain. The subject of this review, Third Man on the Mountain ( read more

Japan-uary X Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Feb 1, 2021

 Ugetsu (aka: Ugetsu monogatari) (1953) Director Kenji Mizoguchi’s Feudal-era yurei (ghost) story resonates with the viewer long after it’s over. Genjurô (Masayuki Mori), a poor pottery maker dreams of making a fortune selling his wares in the big city. After evading roving samurai read more

Lombard, 'Ladies' Man' and lesbianism

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 1, 2021

"Ladies' Man," a Carole Lombard-William Powell romantic drama, celebrates its 90th anniversary this spring. The film, also starring Kay Francis, casts Powell as a gigolo who woos Lombard, her character's mother, and Francis before meeting a tragic end. The movie has its moments, but might be best an read more

JET ATTACK

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

 Sunday, January 31st, was the 100th anniversary of John Agar's birth. Agar is well known to film geeks for his numerous appearances in low-budget horror and science-fiction films made during the 1950s and 60s. When I wrote a blog post on my personal list of the greatest movie monster fighters read more
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