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Encore Podcast: Fade to Blacklist, Part 2

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jul 5, 2019

In our last episode, we looked at the East Coast blacklist triggered by "Red Channels" -- which listed the "Communistic" activities of supposed radicals -- and the lives that were ruined by it. In this episode we look at the pushback -- the positive results of people standing up to a small number of read more

Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 5, 2019

Samurai Rebellion (Jo-uchi: Hairyo tsuma shimatsu) Directed by Misaki Kobayashi Written by Shinobu Hashimoto from a novel by Yasukiho Takiguchi 1967/Japan Mifune Production Company Ltd/Toho Company Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Kobayashi’s film about the clash between love and duty features on read more

THE JANET LEIGH BLOGATHON: Columbo, Forgotten Lady (1975)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 5, 2019

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting a blogathon tribute to lovely Janet Leigh. Click HERE to enjoy the contributions. Forgotten Lady guest-starring Janet Leigh was the opening episode of the 5th season of Columbo airing on September 14, 1975. The episode was written by William read more

Let's go 'Past Daily,' part 2

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 5, 2019

Yesterday's Carole & Co. entry dealt with "Past Daily," a site with several thousand items of recorded sound (most of them radio broadcasts). A visit to enables one to search its library for particulars; for example, there are 238 listings under "Los Angeles."A look th read more

RD 1 (40's Era) Favorite Classic Movie Actresses Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 5, 2019

Here we go with rd 1 of the 40's era bracket: Rd 1 (40's era): Which actress do you like more? Rd 1 (40's era) Which actress do you like more? Rd 1 (40's era) Which actress do you like more? Rd 1 (40's era) Which actress do you like more? read more

More than “just a film”: The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 5, 2019

John Frankenheimer is one of those movie directors whose films, I feel, are so unique, that I couldn’t compare them with the work of anybody else. He fits, I believe,  in the category of those “authors”. But it’s subtle and you have to look at them with a lot of reflexions. read more

Hello Down There (1969, Jack Arnold)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 5, 2019

Hello Down There is a family comedy. Its target audience is families who want to see a sexy mom Janet Leigh and sexless teenagers. I think it’s for dads who somehow got stuck taking their tweens to the movies in the late sixties? When the movie starts, it almost seems like Leigh’s going to play read more

WAR AND PEACE On Blu-ray From Criterion

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 4, 2019

I had read about the 1960s Russian film version of WAR AND PEACE a number of times. I had read that the entire project may have been the most expensive cinematic production ever, how it may have used the largest number of extras ever, and that in total it was a mind-boggling seven hours long. Thank read more

Happy Fourth of July from the Classic Movie Man

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jul 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July from the Classic Movie Man Betty Hutton wishes you a happy and safe 4th of July! Posted by Stephen Reginald at 1:48 PM Reactions:  Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: Betty Hutton, Clas read more

The China Syndrome—More Than a Conspiracy Thriller

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 4, 2019

Jane Fonda as Kimberly. Kimberly Wells (Jane Fonda), an ambitious reporter for an L.A. television station, wants to be a serious journalist. Instead, her condescending boss has given her “puff pieces”—stories about singing telegrams and tiger birthday parties at the zoo. Another r read more

Let's go 'Past Daily', part 1

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 4, 2019

We've frequently noted that Carole Lombard regularly appeared on radio, especially from 1938 to 1941. But what shows might she have listened to, either at home or in one of those newfangled car radios (a luxury she certainly could've afforded)?We'll never know precisely, but a site I discovered yest read more

The American Spirit - 25 Films that Capture Our Love for America

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 4, 2019

Today is America's birthday, the day we celebrate our great nation's declaration of independence. We have so many reasons to be proud of America and one of the greatest treasures is growing up with such a rich history and culture, a culture so unique in itself and yet made up of so many other cultur read more

Watching 1939: Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 4, 2019

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

There's hope for the rom-com yet

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 3, 2019

I don't know how you plan to spend your July 4th holiday. You may be at a summer home, a la Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray in 1937's "True Confession." (Part of it was filmed at Lake Arrowhead.) You may spend time watching a romantic comedy, such as the one above, and the good news is that the ge read more

He Ran All The Way (1951): John Garfield’s Final Film

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 3, 2019

We meet the belligerent two-bit criminal named Nick Robey (John Garfield) sleeping one off in the grungy apartment he shares with his acerbic mother. It’s not exactly the lap of luxury but it gives us some immediate insight into who he is. He’s an oafish, pitiful excuse for a human bein read more

Wonder Boys (2000, Curtis Hanson)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 3, 2019

Wonder Boys has a very messy third act. The film takes place over a weekend, Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon; it’s the annual writers conference at an unnamed Pittsburgh university, which kicks off some of the film’s events, lines up some other ones, but is really just an excuse for exposition read more

RD 1 (1930's era) of the 2019 Classic Movie Actress Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 3, 2019

Here we go with rd 1 in the 1930's era bracket.. 1930's era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? 1930's era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? 1930's era Rd 1: Which actress do you like more? 1930's era Rd 1: Which actress do  you like more? read more

Toy Story 4

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jul 3, 2019

Nine years after giving us a perfect ending to the Toy Story trilogy, the creators at Pixar have decided the story is not over. Toy Story 3 did not end with the cliche, And they lived happily ever after, though we could have believed that. Instead, in Toy Story 4, we see that while Bonnie promised read more

Alias Mr. Twilight (1946)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 3, 2019

US / 69 minutes / bw / Columbia Dir: John Sturges Pr: John Haggott Scr: Brenda Weisberg, Malcolm Stuart Boylan Story: Arthur E. Orloff Cine: Vincent Farrar Cast: Michael Duane, Trudy Marshall, Lloyd Corrigan, Rosalind Ivan, Alan Bridge, Gi-Gi Perreau, Jeff York, Peter Brocco, Torben Meyer, Olaf Hytt read more


Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Jul 3, 2019

The story OF HUMAN BONDAGE has become like A STAR IS BORN, that is, being filmed many times with different effects on the audience and box office.  Studios loved to put actors into roles that are ‘star making,’ hoping the magic will occur again.  Such  would be the case with Paul Henrei read more