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Sonho de uma Noite de Verão (1935) / A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Jul 3, 2019

Sonho de uma Noite de Verão (1935) / A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) Eu fiquei conhecendo “Sonho de uma Noite de Verão” de Shakespeare através da Disney. Um curta-metragem animado de 1999 estrelando Mickey, Minnie, Donald e Margarida contou a história de maneira cômica – read more

The 9th Annual Classic Movie Actress Tourney begins tomorrow..

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 3, 2019

Ok earlier in the year I posted I would be moving my annual tourney from it's traditional March start to July. And here is July. The only other change I have made is that I cut down the number of contestants from 64 to 32. 8 top actresses from each era of the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's.  Here read more


Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 2, 2019

Only a few weeks after completing Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), Spencer Tracy died of a heart attack at the age of 67. It was the last of nine films in which Tracy and Katharine Hepburn starred together, stretching from Woman of the Year (1942) to 1967, a period of 25 years. After suff read more

On DVD: Wallace Beery and Dean Stockwell in The Mighty McGurk (1947)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 2, 2019

Wallace Beery picks up where he left off with Jackie Cooper in the 1930s in The Mighty McGurk (1947), a drama of an ex-boxer in the Bowery who finds himself responsible for a British orphan (Dean Stockwell). Now available on DVD from Warner Archive, if you didn’t see the extra mileage on Beery read more

Carole and Cary rule Radio City 'In Name Only'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 2, 2019

A hypothetical question: If you could team Carole Lombard and Cary Grant to co-star in only one film, would you retain their romantic drama "In Name Only"......or would you give that up and have Cary and Carole as leads in the genre they're arguably most associated with, the romantic comedy? We can' read more

book: The Burglar (2019) by Thomas Perry

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 2, 2019

A book that I read almost overnight and thoroughly enjoyed, although I found it had its flaws and the handling of the conclusion seemed a bit clumsy. Elle Stowell is a house burglar in LA. Because she’s petite and pretty and young (though not as young as she looks), she adopts the role of a w read more

book: The Governesses (1992; trans 2018 Mark Hutchinson) by Anne Serre

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 2, 2019

An odd little novella that I read avidly while at the same time having no idea why on earth I was so enthralled. There are clearly subtexts going on in the tale, but I was uncertain what they actually were. There are lots of little anecdotes but almost nothing by way of plot, except in the concludi read more

Andrei Rublev (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 1, 2019

Andrei Rublev Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky Written by Andrey Konchalovskiy and Andrei Tarkovsky 1966/USSR Mosfilm/Tvorsheskoe Obedinienie i Kinorabotnikov Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Frame after exquisite frame make up this sublime meditation on art, religion, faith, and life. The setting is early read more

Olivia de Havilland is 103 Today!

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jul 1, 2019

Olivia de Havilland is 103 Today! Let that sink in for a while. There are few living legends among us these days, but de Havilland certainly qualifies. One of the truly great movie stars from Hollywood’s classical period, she was a contemporary of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Barbara Stan read more

The Breaking Point (1950): Updating Hemingway and Hawks

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 1, 2019

Michael Curtiz, to all those who revere him, has far more than Casablanca (1942) on his resume. It’s stacked with classics including The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Mildred Pierce (1945), White Christmas (1954) and even a less-heralded picture like The Breaking Point. Those familiar with read more

The Heiress (1949, William Wyler)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 1, 2019

My favorite moment in The Heiress is when Olivia de Havilland has a slight tremor, watching someone walk away after she’s just told them off. It’s this fantastic glimpse into her character. The film has something of a double twist ending, so it’s going to be hard to talk around various spoilers read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Sidney Howard

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 1, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Sidney Howard On July 1, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sidney Howard’s horrific death at the age of 48 in 1939 made him the first person to win a posthumous Oscar, when he won for the adapted screenplay of Gone with the Wind (1939, read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 1, 2019

The Korda Brothers gave us an epic filming of A.E.W. Mason's popular and oft-filmed 1902 novel The Four Feathers in cinema's golden year, 1939. Producer Alexander Korda gave us the glory of Technicolor to capture filming locations in Sudan. Director Zoltan Korda, a former cavalry officer, handled th read more

A Swingin' Summer Swings No More

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 1, 2019

I suspect that many of you have experienced the disappoint-ment of re-watching a once-cherished movie that has been tarnished by time. I wouldn't classify A Swinging' Summer as a "cherished" movie, but there was a time in my youth when I found it to be a pleasing entertainment. Thus, when I recently read more

Musical Monday: Red, Hot and Blue (1949)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 1, 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: Red, Hot and Blue (1949) read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 1, 2019

“It’s fine to have talent, but talent is the last of it. In an acting career, as in an acting performance, you’ve got to have vitality. The secret of successful acting is identical with a woman’s beauty secret: joy in living.” –Rosalind Russell Throughout her car read more

Don’t Look Now

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 1, 2019

(1973) Directed by Nicholas Roeg; Written by Allan Scott and Chris Bryant; Based on a story by Daphe du Maurier; Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½ “I love the very spine of the thing, the very read more

A history, er, 'herstory,' that needed to be told

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 1, 2019

Imagine an alternate universe where Carole Lombard doesn't recover from injuries suffered in a 1926 automobile accident, that cosmetic surgery of the time can't fully repair her Fox starlet looks. Would she have slunk off into obscurity? Maybe, maybe not. But it's a pretty good bet that, famous or n read more

1966 Recap and Ten Favorite Films

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 1, 2019

I have now watched 94 films that were released in 1966.  A complete list can be found here.  Despite my endless complaints, 1966 was actually a fairly strong year at the top.  Not for Hollywood, however, which has only one film on my list.  The films are only in very rough order.  I gave the number read more

Classic Films in Focus: CASANOVA BROWN (1944)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 1, 2019

What does a viewer expect going into a movie that features multiple marriages, a burning mansion, a kidnapped baby, and a clueless new father on a crash course in infant care? Hilarity seems like a reasonable answer, but that's not what we get with Casanova Brown (1944). While its plot summary sound read more