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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 15, 2020

José Ferrer was certainly a man of many talents. An accomplished actor of the stage and screen as well as a film director, secured many notable achievements. He won a Tony Award for his work in Cyrano de Bergerac and, more impressively, happend to be the first Hispanic actor to win the Academy award read more

The Hideaways aka From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ( 1973 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 14, 2020

Claudia Kincaid wants to run away from home. She is a romantic dreamer at heart and feels like her parents do not appreciate her. So, when she finds a train ticket with an unpunched ride, she decides to take off on an adventure of a lifetime. Together with her younger brother Jamie ( who is financin read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 14, 2020

 Earlier this month I covered DRIFTING, the main feature on a Kino Blu-ray that contains two silent films directed by Tod Browning. Today I'll look at the other movie on the disc, WHITE TIGER, which was made before DRIFTING but released after. WHITE TIGER is very much a precursor to Browni read more

Bob Le Flambeur (1956): Melville’s Noir Heist

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 14, 2020

“Montmartre is both heaven and…hell.”  While Melville would continue to cultivate his own unique canvass and pulp sensibilities, Bob Le Flambeur, as a slightly earlier work, shows its deep abiding debt to the American noir cycle. Because it was at this juncture in time where read more

Monsters and Matinees: The Vampire through the Artistry of Mario Bava

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Nov 14, 2020

As much as we love Bela Lugosi and our other iconic film Dracula, Christopher Lee, there’s a range of vampire films that go beyond these actors and The Count. Some aren’t memorable or even very good; others bear little resemblance to the blood-sucking count. Then there’s Mario Bava’s read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 14: The Enforcer (1951)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 14, 2020

I never hear people talk about The Enforcer (1951). I’m going to remedy that today. First off, let’s talk about the film’s cast. It stars Humphrey Bogart, which is a premium selling point all by itself. But it also boasts a boatload of other veterans from the noir era: Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane, read more

With the weather getting cooler* in our Covid-19 world...

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 14, 2020

*in the Northern Hemisphere, of course...health experts suggest both cutting back on travel and wearing protective masks. And items from redbubble.com enable you to do both, Carole Lombard style. When keeping yourself at home, cut back on heating by wearing thicker clothing. Redbubble has a wide ran read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 13: Too Late for Tears (1949)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 13, 2020

How do I love Lizabeth Scott? How much time do you have? She may not have been the best actress in the world, but boy, was she made for noir. There was just something about her – was it her voice, her hair, her eyes, her smile? The way she wore her clothes? (The way she sipped her tea?) Whatever it read more

Ready to "Rumba" with Raft

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 13, 2020

"Rumba" was an attempt by Carole Lombard, George Raft and Paramount to make lightning strike twice, following the success of their dance film "Bolero" in early 1934. But one year later, things didn't quite pan out. Was it the imposition of a strict Production Code that prevented the studio from once read more

Olivia de Havilland stars as identical twins in “The Dark Mirror”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 13, 2020

Olivia de Havilland stars as identical twins in “The Dark Mirror” The Dark Mirror (1946) is an American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak, and starring Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, and Thomas Mitchell. The film was written and produced by Nunnally Johnson. Milton Krasner worke read more

Camaros Only Tournament

All Good Things Posted by monty on Nov 13, 2020

 Here we go with our next tourney..all about camaros..1970 Z/28 vs 1987 IROC-Zhttps://linkto.run/p/KYDV3KOM1968 Camaro Copo 427 vs 1980 Camaro Z/28https://linkto.run/p/JJIFGXLU2020 Camaro ZL1 vs 68 Camaro Yenko SChttps://linkto.run/p/21VMFRVJ1969 Camaro SS 396 vs 68 Camaro SS 396https://linkto read more

SCREENPLAY BY: A. I. Bezzerides

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 12, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: A. I. Bezzerides On November 12, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized The coolest named screenwriter of them all is our SCREENPLAY BY star for Noirvember! Born in Samsun, Turkey in 1908, Albert Isaac Bezzerides emigrated with his family to the read more

Sahara (1943): Bogart Against The Nazis…Again

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 12, 2020

The opening crawl of Zoltan Korda’s Sahara sets the scene, though contemporary audiences were probably already well aware of current events. This war film details the exploits of members of the Armored Corps of the Army Ground Forces. In June 1942 an American detachment joined British forces read more

Searching for Grace Kelly… On Television

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 12, 2020

Three Enchanting Ladies Today, November 12, 2020, marks what would have been enchanting Grace Kelly’s 91st birthday. On this day, I always like to revisit some of her films as a way to pay my tribute. I also normally host The Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon on my main blog, The Wonderful World read more

Carole, Roz and Mae conquer Berlin (peacefully)

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 12, 2020

On Jan. 15, 1942, Carole Lombard began her day-long Indianapolis war bond rally activities by participating in a flag-raising near the Indiana state capitol. She gave a short speech that concluded with "Heads up, hands up, America! Let's give a cheer that will be heard in Tokyo and Berlin."More than read more

Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Nov 12, 2020

Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945) If you know anything about me, you know I love my noir dames. Everything about them fascinates me – from their fearless approach to life to their mercenary ways – and don’t get me started on their unadulterated sexiness. No wonder they leave read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 12: Shield for Murder (1954)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 12, 2020

If I had a dollar every time I said a noir was one of my favorites . . . But I can’t help it – there are so many good ones out there. And Shield for Murder (1954) is definitely on the list. It’s got so much to recommend it: a perfect noir opening and a perfect noir end, and in between, a cast read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 11, 2020

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–presently virtual–range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations read more

On Blu-ray: Glamorous Mayhem in The Opposite Sex (1956)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 11, 2020

The first time I saw The Opposite Sex (1956), a musical remake of The Women (1939) I didn’t appreciate it. How could I when I compared it at every beat with one of the best films ever made? I had a much different experience when I watched the new Warner Archive Blu-ray release, because I saw i read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 11, 2020

Once the Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) began, I was particularly looking forward to the drive-in movie experience. In the meantime, I was happy to see the various virtual viewing options made available through the HIFF website. I’m most interested in anything having to do with c read more