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Christmas Holiday (1944): A Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 25, 2019

Christmas Holiday begins as a movie we’ve probably seen before countless times. A returning G.I. (Dean Harens) is getting ready for some Christmas leave except our star is as stiff as cardboard and that comes before he gets the sobering news. The girl he was intent on marrying has duped him t read more

Silver Screen Standards: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Nov 25, 2019

Silver Screen Standards: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) I’m in the process of moving houses this fall, and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) is one of the reasons. Faced with the terrifying prospect of completely remodeling our old house, I thought of the expression of pure read more

Musical Monday: Where Do We Go from Here? (1945)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 25, 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: Where Do We Go From Here? ( read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 25, 2019

“In dreams only they had ever met And at dawn he’d awake Oh so lonely for his Juliet And then he would take His little sack and hit the road A-picking rags at each abode Poor little Ragamuffin Romeo” –Harry De Costa When viewing the restored The King of Jazz (1930) fil read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 25, 2019

Ouuuuuucccccchhhh!! This wrestler is giving his opponent one heck of a headlock. If you like wrestling scenes, then this is a memorable one......you do remember where it is from, don't you?  As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to the Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie game or t read more

A December shaded in Blonde(ll)

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 25, 2019

This admittedly isn't much of a picture, but this from the July 1935 Radio Mirror is as close as we've come to the holy grail of a Carole Lombard-Jean Harlow photo together. (They're with broadcasters Walter Winchell and Jimmie Fidler in 1934, as is Russ Columbo.)So if said pic technically solves th read more

Day 25 of Noirvember: A Guest Post — Open Secret at the Turner Classic Film Festival

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 25, 2019

Now that the passes for the 2020 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival have gone on sale, this is a perfect time for another installment of my ongoing coverage of this year’s TCM event. But for today’s Noirvember post, I’m serving up a treat — a guest post from a first-rate wri read more

Carry On #23: Carry On Matron

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 24, 2019

If you say matron to someone that is now familiar with the Carry On series, the first person he or she will associate with that word would automatically be Hattie Jacques. Indeed, the actress has portrayed the role on several occasions during the series and, as Joan Sims said, she pretty much was p read more

Savage (2018, Cui Siwei)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 24, 2019

Savage is not savage. It’s got some violence, some of it rough, and it’s got some mean bad guys, but it’s never savage. I mean, unless it’s supposed to be referring to hero—more than protagonist or lead—Chang Chen. He beats up some suspects pretty bad at the beginning because he’s mad read more

The Red and the White (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 24, 2019

The Red and the White (Csillagosok, katonák) Directed by Miklos Jansco Written by Gyula Hernadi, Miklos Jansco, et al 1967/Hungary/USSR IMDb link First viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Extraordinary images.  Unfortunately, they are of wartime slaughter. Hungarian read more

Jojo Rabbit (2019): Taika Waititi’s Newest Coming-of-Age Story

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 24, 2019

We must acknowledge the elephant or rather, the rabbit in the room. Grappling with the intersection of Nazis and humor has always been a loaded and controversial topic. But usually, it fosters conversation nonetheless so here’s an attempt to provide some meager context. The Great Dictator (194 read more

On the set during 'Breakfast'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 24, 2019

Universal's "Love Before Breakfast," like its early 1936 Paramount contemporary "The Princess Comes Across," is a solid if unspectacular Carole Lombard film that bolstered her comic credentials in advance of that fall's hit "My Man Godfrey." This photo shows Carole shooting a scene with co-star Pres read more

“Buttons: A Christmas Tale” DVD Giveaway (now through Dec 7)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 24, 2019

“Buttons: A Christmas Tale”We have TWO DVDs to Give Away!“ CMH is thrilled to announce this very special giveaway – just in time for the holidays! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be giving away TWO COPIES of the DVD “Buttons: A Christmas Tale” starring beloved classic movie read more

Musical Monday: Where Do We Go from Here? (1945)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 24, 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: Where Do We Go From Here? ( read more

“Lewis Milestone: Life and Films” Book Giveaway (now through Dec 21)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 24, 2019

“Lewis Milestone: Life and Films”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH is happy to announce that we will be giving away FOUR COPIES of “Lewis Milestone: Life and Films” by Harlow Robinson, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky read more

Savage (2018, Cui Siwei)

The Stop Button Posted by on Nov 24, 2019

Savage is not savage. It’s got some violence, some of it rough, and it’s got some mean bad guys, but it’s never savage. I mean, unless it’s supposed to be referring to hero—more than protagonist or lead—Chang Chen. He beats up some suspects pretty bad at the beginning because he’s mad read more

book: Crimson Lake (2017) by Candice Fox

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Nov 24, 2019

Less than a year ago, Sydney cop Ted Conkaffey was, because of a mass of circumstantial evidence, convicted in the court of public opinion of the brutal rape of a thirteen-year-old, even though the legal case against him collapsed for lack of any clear indication of his guilt. Hoping to try to buil read more

Some Belated Acknowledgements

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Nov 24, 2019

Time has a nasty habit of getting away before you know it. Way back in January, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the hardest working blogger on the web, Gill Jacob of Realweegie MidgetReviews. Fast forward several months to September, and I was nominated for the LiebsterAward read more

Day 24 of Noirvember: Comings and Goings

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 24, 2019

Duff’s career began in radio. November 24th was a significant day in the lives of three classic movie performers, each of whom had a prominent role in at least three films noirs – they were either born on the 24th of November, or that was date on which they died. Today’s Noirvember post pays read more

Savage (2018, Cui Siwei)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 24, 2019

Savage is not savage. It’s got some violence, some of it rough, and it’s got some mean bad guys, but it’s never savage. I mean, unless it’s supposed to be referring to hero—more than protagonist or lead—Chang Chen. He beats up some suspects pretty bad at the beginning because he’s mad read more
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