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Pre-codes on DVD: Ginger Rogers in Professional Sweetheart (1930) and Helen Twelvetrees in Unashamed (1932)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 13, 2019

There's nothing more welcome on my doorstep (apologies to my cats) than a package of pre-code films. Here's a pair of new releases from Warner Archive that I recently viewed: Professional Sweetheart (1930) This lively romantic comedy catches Ginger Rogers before musical fame, but already in the fu read more

Noir Nook: YouTube Noir – Private Hell 36 (1954)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Mar 13, 2019

Noir Nook: YouTube Noir – Private Hell 36 (1954) This month’s Noir Nook offers another entry in my series on film noir features that can be found on YouTube. This time, I’m focusing on Private Hell 36, released in 1954 and featuring a first-rate cast that included Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard read more

From Helen Rose to Nolan Miller - Interview with Designing Woman Jorjett Strumme

GlamAmor Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

There are many of us who long to have lived during the Golden Age of Hollywood, or at least during the last breath of that glorious time. I recently became acquainted with someone who did just that - Jorjett Strumme. You could consider her a classic film Zelig. She left Oregon in her early 20s for t read more

See you in court

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 13, 2019

It's Aug. 18, 1933, and Carole Lombard -- now officially a Nevada resident following six weeks' time in the Silver State -- prepares to file for divorce from William Powell, her husband of little more than two years. Most celebrities going through the procedure dissolved the knots in Reno, but contr read more

TCM Has Gone Film Noir Nutty!

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Mar 13, 2019

Kirk Douglas will do anything for a headline in Ace in the Hole. If you’ve got a hankering for a hefty dose of film noir, you can get your fix on Thursday, March 14th by tuning in to TCM. From the evening – when the noirish shadows first start rolling in – to the morning’s wee hours on Friday, read more


Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Mar 12, 2019

Hollywood loved to make films about doctors, nurses, lawyers, scientists, truck drivers,  electric linemen,  oil riggers; and, of course, teachers. The noble occupation of teaching  makes one think of the various narratives: GOODBYE MISTER CHIPS (1939),  TOM BROWN’S SCHOOL DAYS (1940) and  read more

A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 12, 2019

A Big Hand for the Little Lady Directed by Fielder Cook Written by Sidney Carroll 1966/USA Eden Productions Inc. First viewing/Netflix rental   A fine ensemble cast ensures an enjoyable movie despite the underwhelming plot payoff. The setting is the Old West.  The richest men in the territory read more

From the heartland to Hollywood heights

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 12, 2019

There probably are many reasons Carole Lombard and Clark Gable developed such a romantic rapport, even if sparks didn't immediately ignite during the lone film they made together, 1932's "No Man Of Her Own." Lombard's roots were in Indiana, Gable's in adjacent Ohio and each carried a Midwestern sens read more

book: The Art Forger (2012) by B.A. Shapiro

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 12, 2019

The cover of The Art Forger is filled with enconia such as that it’s “a clever, twisty novel about art, authenticity, love, and betrayal” and “a provocative meditation on what we value most,” that it “will . . . leave you with a new appreciation of how paintings read more

Fortress (1985 TVM)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 12, 2019

Australia / 88 minutes / color / Crawford, HBO, UIP Dir: Arch Nicholson Pr: Raymond Menmuir Scr: Everett De Roche Story: Fortress (1980) by Gabrielle Lord Cine: David Connell Cast: Rachel Ward, Sean Garlick, Rebecca Rigg, Robin Mason, Marc Gray, Beth Buchanan, Asher Keddie, Bradley Meehan, Anna Craw read more

The Lodger (1944)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 12, 2019

“Love is very close to hate. Did you know that?” – Laird Cregar as Mr. Slade Some perceptive viewers might well know that The Lodger is based off a novel by Marie Belloc Lowndes and it garnered a fairly high profile silent adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock followed by a sound version read more

Rd 7: Classic Screen Villains Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Mar 12, 2019

Rd 7: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 7: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 7: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 7: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 7: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 7: Which classic scr read more

Captain Marvel (2019, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 11, 2019

Captain Marvel is difficult to incapsulate. Its successes are many, some of its achievements truly singular (the CG-de-aging of Sam Jackson, combined with Jackson’s “youthful” performance, is spectacular), and there’s always something else. Even when you get past all the major things—first read more

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

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 11, 2019

To celebrate National Classic Movie Day on May 16th, we will be 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 outs read more

Musical Monday: Finian’s Rainbow (1968)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

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: Finian’s Rainbow (196 read more

Clark and Carole as a couple

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 11, 2019

It's mid-April 1936, and the romance between Carole Lombard and Clark Gable is heating up Hollywood. So what if Gable's already married to the much older Ria Langham? Their lack of passion is no secret to the public.I'm not certain whether they're attending is a boxing match, a ballgame or whatever. read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Mar 11, 2019

the little mermaid 30th anniversary The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite Disney movies. When it was first released in 1989 as i was a little boy as if i was to rank my favorite Disney movies i would say sleeping beauty is top of list. I seen this movie often over the years.  we can all relate read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Mar 11, 2019

What I love most about Turner Classic Movies is how many obscure films they show. particularly ones from the 1930s. Last week TCM presented a 1934 melodrama called THE MAN WITH TWO FACES. The movie stars Edward G. Robinson, and it was produced by First National/Warners. Robinson plays Damon Wells, read more

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 10, 2019

Fahrenheit 451 Directed by Francois Truffaut Written by Francois Truffaut And Jean-Louis Richard from a novel by Ray Bradbury 1966/UK Anglo Enterprises/Vineyard Film Ltd. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental     Francois Truffaut’s first and only English-language film seems even more releva read more

STAND-IN On Blu-ray From Classic Flix

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Mar 10, 2019

STAND-IN is a 1937 light comedy satirizing the Hollywood studio system of the period, and it has just been released on home video by Classic Flix. The movie was produced by Walter Wanger and originally released by United Artists. The New York-based bank of Pettypacker and Sons is planning to sell t read more