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Film Noir Review: Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Sep 8, 2019

“Things have been awfully dead around here.” I am forever indebted to Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The duo were my entry point into classic film as a kid, and many of their comedies (Buck Privates, Rio Rita, Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man) still rank among my all-time favorites. read more

The Private Life of Henry VIII ( 1933 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 8, 2019

The name of Charles Laughton has become synonymous with that of King Henry VIII, a role that he portrayed both onscreen and on stage. Laughton was 34-years old when he played the part of this beer-gulping, head-chopping monarch, and his delightfully raucous portrayal remains a highlight in a career read more

Carole, and Kay, en espanol

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 8, 2019

In 1931, audiences saw Carole Lombard and Kay Francis in support of William Powell (whom Lombard married in late June) in his Paramount vehicle "Ladies' Man." They also saw the ladies in that September's issue of the Spanish-language fanmag Cinelandia, Kay on the cover......and Carole inside in a on read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Alien 40th Anniversary” (Giveaway runs now through Sept 28)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 8, 2019

Win tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Alien 40th Anniversary” on the Big Screen!In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Oct 13, Tues Oct 15 and Wed Oct 16 “This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.” CMH continues with our 4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events read more

Mae Clarke: More than a Grapefruit in the Face

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 8, 2019

I was recently a guest on a podcast, on which I was asked about Mae Clarke, and I am mortified to admit that, at the time, I couldn’t think of the name of a single, solitary one of her movies. This would have been bad enough if it had been just any classic movie star, but Mae Clarke?!? One of read more

The Three Musketeers (1973, Richard Lester)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 7, 2019

The Three Musketeers is so much fun, you barely notice when the film takes a turn in the last thirty or so minutes. The Musketeers are on a mission—they’ve got to deliver a letter to England to save at least one lady’s honor, possibly two—and just as the film reunites them all with the promise read more

The Funny Papers: The Best of Harpo

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Kellee Pratt on Sep 7, 2019

The Funny Papers: The Best of Harpo “If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world’s against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.” — Harpo Marx Laughter from physical comedy has likely been around since the first cave dweller read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 7, 2019

When reflecting up on the major film studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood, one of my favorites is easily MGM. Boasting it had more stars than there were in the heavens, it was one of the top studios with some of the brightest cinematic stars. Combining their history with Columbia and, now, Sony P read more

Give 'Godfrey,' and others, a lift

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 7, 2019

In one of its many surveys, the site ranker.com asks readers to rank the best romantic comedies of the 1930s (https://www.ranker.com/list/best-30s-romantic-comedies/ranker-film). Carole Lombard fans can help her move up in the world.Her 1936 classic "My Man Godfrey" is currently ranked second, trail read more

Scaramouche (1923)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Sep 7, 2019

Scaramouche (1923) Podia acontecer de tudo durante a Revolução Francesa – e, de fato, todos os tipos de coisas que pareciam impossíveis aconteceram durante a Revolução Francesa. O povo primeiro tomou a Bastilha, depois o Palácio das Tulherias, depois as ruas. O rei e a rainha perderam read more

Laura (1962 TVM)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 7, 2019

West Germany / 110 minutes / bw / Bayerischer Rundfunks, Riva Studios Dir & Scr: Franz Josef Wild Pr: Werner Preuss Story: Laura (1943) by Vera Caspary Cine: Günter Kropf Cast: Hildegard Knef, Adolf Wohlbrück (i.e., Anton Walbrook), Hellmut Lange, John van Dreelen, Hillie Wildenhain, Wolf Schmid read more

Noirvember 2018 in Review

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 7, 2019

It’s only September, but the wintry months are just around the corner, and you know what that means: Noirvember will be here soon! To whet your appetite for this year’s daily fare of shadowy posts, here’s the complete listing of last year’s Noirvember series. Don’t go d read more

Wildcats (1986, Michael Ritchie)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 6, 2019

Wildcats is supposed to be about a woman coaching high school football but it ends up being an unintentionally thorough examination of patriarchy, misogyny, and racism. There’s a lot to unpack; more, actually, than its worth. Because Wildcats isn’t just a failure of a female empowerment picture, read more

THE COSTUME DRAMA BLOGATHON: In Old Chicago (1938)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 6, 2019

The Costume Drama Blogathon is the brainchild of Debbie Vega of Moon in Gemini and it runs from September 6th to the 8th. Click HERE for all the sublime designs and stories. "We O'Learys are a strange tribe. There's strength in us. And what we set out to do, we finish." - Alice Brady (Oscar w read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Ernest Lehman

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 6, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Ernest Lehman On September 6, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the most prolific and respected screenwriters in Hollywood history, Ernest Lehman was described by Dictionary of Literary Biography’s Nick Roddick as a ‘champ read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 6, 2019

When I think of shorts that are classic comedy gold, The Music Box (1932) quickly comes to mind. A key work from the creative minds of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, this Sisyphan tale of the duo trying to deliver a piano up a seemingly endless flight of stairs never fails to disappoint. As the two read more

NO GREATER GLORY (1934)

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Sep 6, 2019

Allegory themes tend to be a hit and miss proposition.  A lovely example is  STRANGE CARGO (1940) with one of Clark Gable’s best on camera moments of life  and the hereafter. Clarence Brown’s THE  HUMAN COMEDY (1943) with Mickey Rooney is another.  The  picture was  originally written read more

book: The Paris Secret (2018) by Lily Graham

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 6, 2019

A novel that has quite a lot wrong with it yet that I nonetheless found infectiously charming, in the same way that I can be rendered damp-eyed by a Hallmark Channel movie even at the same time as recognizing it as absolute schmaltz. Of course, anything that’s set in a little Paris bookshop i read more

Encore podcast: What We Saw at the Movies

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Sep 6, 2019

Encore podcast: My brother Steve and I toddle down memory lane and reminisce about movies we saw as kids in the 1960s and '70s. Included are looks at the drive-in cheeseball classic "Eegah," "The Sound of Music," "How the West Was Won," "Mary Poppins," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Blazing Saddles" an read more

Colleen and Keswick await Austin After Dark

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 6, 2019

Carole Lombard never wrote a screenplay, but if she had, she could've consulted with such heavyweights as Oscar-winner Robert Riskin, whom she dated for some time in the mid-1930s. Many writers at the time used Lombard as a sounding board, respecting her innate feel for what makes a good script. Ris read more
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