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Someone You Should Know: Louise Closser Hale

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Oct 24, 2022

I was first introduced to Louise Closser Hale via one of my (many) favorite pre-Codes, Dinner at Eight (1933). She had a small part – playing the cousin of Billie Burke’s flighty hostess – but she was an unforgettable presence, making the most of her limited scenes and imbuing her lines with sardoni read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 23, 2022

While Classic Hollywood explored numerous original storylines, remakes were also a common occurrence. Studios would revisit their previous films with more current contract players or even reimagine non-musical films as musical remakes. In other cases, stories would even be altered or expanded to ac read more

ACE HIGH On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 22, 2022

 ACE HIGH (1968) is the middle film in a trilogy of Euro Westerns directed by Giuseppe Colizzi and starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. Kino has given it a fine presentation on Blu-ray. Bounty hunters Cat (Terence Hill) and Hutch (Bud Spencer) are led on a rambling chase by bandit Cacopo read more

Check it Out! - Preparing for Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 22, 2022

On October 7, 1971, Walt Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a delightful and magical musical starring the late great Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson, had its world premiere in London. Earlier that day, John Noakes, the host of Britain's popular children's series Blue Peter, was in Leicester read more

The Wonderful World of Cinema’s 8th Anniversary + a Top List (FNC 2022)!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 22, 2022

After a pause of no less than six months, I felt like blogging again, and I’m back! And what would be a more perfect occasion than my blogging anniversary?! Since yesterday, October 21st, 2022, The Wonderful World of Cinema is eight years old! How impressive is that?! In two years only, weR read more

CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME FOUR 1929

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 21, 2022

 The Sprocket Vault & Kit Parker Films return to the world of Hal Roach Studios with this region-free DVD release of the very first sound comedy short subjects starring Charley Chase. CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME FOUR 1929 includes six shorts from the very beginning of the read more

The Take Two Blogathon - Strawberry Blonde is Better the Second Time Around

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 20, 2022

This is my entry in the Take Two Blogathon hosted by Hometowns to Hollywood. Click HERE for more remarkable remakes.Some films just don't get it quite right the first time around. Remake "Gone With the Wind"? Unthinkable. Remake "A Star is Born"? Maybe the perfect version is yet to be made.&nbs read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 20, 2022

Among many classic Hollywood musical remakes, there is Lovely to Look At (1952), which is based upon the Broadway musical Roberta from 1933. Lovely to Look At (1952) stars Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, and Ann Miller. In between the premiere of the stage read more

BY CANDLELIGHT On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 19, 2022

 Kino has released on Blu-ray one of director James Whale's rarest titles: the 1933 Universal light romantic comedy BY CANDLELIGHT. Josef (Paul Lukas) is the butler to a playboy European prince (Nils Asther). Josef tries to emulate his master's ladykiller ways by wooing a beautiful woman n read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 19, 2022

It’s spooky season and the best time of year to revisit some classic Hollywood horror films! This year, the Chicago Public Library–Austin-Irving Branch invited me to present my “A Hollywood Halloween” program as part of their 31 Days of Horror screenings. In advance of the pr read more

MARK OF THE VAMPIRE On Blu-ray From Warner Archive

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 18, 2022

 During the last few years the Warner Archive Collection has been releasing a number of fantastic restorations of classic Hollywood horror films. Now they've brought out on Blu-ray Tod Browning's somewhat controversial MARK OF THE VAMPIRE, made by MGM and released in 1935. MARK OF THE VAMP read more

“Ain’t We Lucky We Got ‘Em” Good Times Blog: Interview with Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 18, 2022

Karen Burroughs Hannsberry Talks about theLaunch of her “Good Times” Blog with CMH I’m so happy to share that Karen Burroughs Hannsberry, author of Classic Movie Hub’s Noir Nook column, has launched a new blog! It’s called “Ain’t We Lucky We Got ‘Em,” and it focuses read more

Bodies Bodies Bodies

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Oct 18, 2022

In Bodies Bodies Bodies a group of young friends have a hurricane party at their wealthy friend’s parent’s house out in the middle of nowhere. They’re equipped with flashlights, extra batteries, booze and an array of drugs. As the storm sets in and the night heats up, they decide to play a game: read more

Disney Takes on a Children's Classic and a Spooky Washington Irving Tale

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 17, 2022

Mr. Toad--in disguise--and friends.Released in 1949, Walt Disney's The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad consists of two half-hour animated shorts strung together for a theatrical release. The connecting device is simply that each featurette boasts a memorable character from literature.&n read more

Musical Monday: Pennies from Heaven (1936)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 17, 2022

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: Pennies from Heaven – read more

Orson Welles' Great Mysteries

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 16, 2022

Orson Welles always loved a scary tale. In 1938, he and other players of his Mercury Theater company put on a radio play of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" for Halloween that scared the heebie-jeebies out of most of his listeners. Then in 1951, while taking a break from filming Othello in Ireland, h read more

The Devil Bat

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 16, 2022

                                          (1940) Directed by: Jean Yarbrough; Written by John T. Neville; Story by George Bricker; Starring: read more

Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, and Richard Widmark star in the western classic "Yellow Sky"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 16, 2022

Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, and Richard Widmark star in the western classic "Yellow Sky" Yellow Sky (1948) is a western directed by William A. Wellman that stars Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, and Richard Widmark.Anne Baxter confronts Gregory Peck in Yellow SkyThe plot centers on Peck and read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 14, 2022

I’m delighted to share that three of my articles and one blogathon have been nominated for Classic Movie Blog Association awards! Thanks so much to fellow bloggers who voted for my articles. You can view my nominated articles and blogathon here: Best Comedy/Musical Review: Hail the Conquerin read more

Offbeat Blu-ray Review: Arsenic and Old Lace — The Criterion Collection

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Oct 13, 2022

Spine #1153 Distributor: Criterion Collection (USA) Release Date: October 11, 2022 Region: Region A Length: 01:58:15 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 1.0 English Linear PCM Audio (48 kHz, 1152 kbps, 24-bit) Subtitles: English (SDH) Ratio: 1.37:1 Bitrate: 35.92 Mbps Notes: This is the film’s read more
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