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Angel (1937): A Mature Lubitsch Love Triangle

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 13, 2022

For those familiar with Trouble in Paradise, Angel has a  sublime outside-the-window tracking shot in its own right to bring us flush into the world of Parisian soirees. Thusly, we become acquainted with Russian Grand Duchess Anna (Laura Hope Crews), who facilitates meetings between men and women.  read more

From the Archives: Paula Prentiss in "Man's Favorite Sport?"

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 13, 2022

This beautiful headshot of Paula Prentiss was taken to publicize the Universal film "Man's Favorite Sport?", which was released in 1964. Paula played alongside Rock Hudson in this fun comedy set at a campground in California. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share p read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 13, 2022

Anne Bancroft was a woman of many talents. She was especially impactful in dramatic performances, offering memorable appearances in The Miracle Worker (1962) and The Graduate (1967). Throughout her career, she won an Oscar, two Tony Awards, and two Emmy Awards. A biography about Bancroft’s lif read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 13, 2022

Throughout the course of film history, women have been influential both on and off the screen. Nonetheless, there are many impactful women whose names we do not hear and recognize as often as we should. Filmmaking has captured the interest of women since the early days of the industry, leading women read more

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Woman of the Year (1942)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 12, 2022

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Woman of the Year (1942) On May 12, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Image from Pinterest It’s Katharine Hepburn’s birthday and you know what that means. May’s edition of ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES goes out to her! No, not The Phi read more

Noir Nook: Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on May 12, 2022

Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark There aren’t many things I love in life more than classic movie trivia. In celebration of spring, this month’s Noir Nook is serving up some trivial tidbits on some of my favorite noir actors read more

ROGER MOORE'S JAMES BOND DIARY

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 12, 2022

 On my latest excursion to Half Price Books, I picked up this little paperback item for $3. ROGER MOORE'S JAMES BOND DIARY was written to coincide with the theatrical release of LIVE AND LET DIE, the first Bond film that Moore starred in. I assume that Moore had some ghostwriting help on t read more

One Hour With You (1931): Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 11, 2022

Ah, Spring in Paris! The local gendarmerie is intent on cleaning up the parks of couples canoodling. Among them are Andre Bertier (Maurice Chevalier) and his gal pal Colette (Jeanette MacDonald). But it’s perfectly decent. As they sing, later in bed together, “what a little thing like a read more

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Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 11, 2022

(1983) Directed by John Carpenter; Written by Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon; Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel and Robert Phalen; Available on Blu-ray and DVD  Rating: ****  “You are a strange species, not like any other, and you would b read more

Richard Widmark, Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter in "Pickup on South Street"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 10, 2022

Richard Widmark, Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter in "Pickup on South Street" Pickup on South Street (1953) is a film noir set against Cold War intrigue, directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, and Thelma Ritter. The supporting cast included Richard Kiley and Milburn S read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 10, 2022

Silver Screen Standards: The Most Dangerous Game (1932) The Most Dangerous Game (1932) has a lot in common with King Kong (1933): the same sets, the same producers, one of the same directors, and some of the same cast, but it’s a tighter, low-budget production without the supersized special effec read more

THE DEVIL'S AGENT

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 9, 2022

The 27th of this month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Christopher Lee. During my time writing this blog I've done plenty of posts on Lee's films--there's plenty to choose from. One of Lee's more obscure movie appearances is a 1961 German-Irish-British production calle read more

Roundtable Discussion with Writer, Critic, and Historian Leonard Maltin

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on May 9, 2022

The Leonard Maltin Roundtable Discussion included journalists Bob Brauer from ABC Radio, Debra Levine from Artsmeme, Kami Spangenburg from Classic Couple, Carla Renata from The Curvy Film Critic, Manny Pacheco from Forgotten Hollywood, Jan Price from “The Jan Price Show” on iHeart Media, read more

Broken Lullaby (1931) and The 5th Commandment

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 9, 2022

It intrigues me that this fascinating outlier in Ernst Lubitsch oveure, once upon a time was released as The Fifth Commandment. For those keeping count, it’s the one in the Catholic faith that says thou shall not kill or rather thou shall not murder. But already you might see the semantic amb read more

Petrocelli: Night Games

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 9, 2022

Barry Newman as Petrocelli.There are few instances of an actor reprising a character from a theatrical film in a television series. Richard Widmark and Richard Roundtree first played Madigan and Shaft in theatrical films and then revived the characters for TV. However, in both cases, the shows were read more

Musical Monday: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 9, 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: Gentleman Prefer Blondes read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 9, 2022

While there are many wartime films about homecoming, none are quite so balanced in comedy and drama as Preston Sturges’s Hail the Conquering Hero (1944). This satirical film tells the story of Woodrow, who is discharged from the military for chronic hay fever. After a chance encounter with som read more

What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in May 2022

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 7, 2022

What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in May 2022John Wayne, Moms Love Mystery, and More! May is a big month for movies, as our friends at Best Classics Ever are debuting three all-new collections just in time for Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, and John Wayne’s birthday. Are you a fan of read more

The VCI Santo Blu-ray Box Set: Disc Four

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 7, 2022

 I finally got around to viewing the fourth and final disc of VCI's Santo Blu-ray box set, which contains two cinematic adventures of the Mexican masked wrestler. SANTO AND BLUE DEMON VS. FRANKENSTEIN (1974) has a lot in common with SANTO VS. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER. Once again Santo (alon read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 7, 2022

Portrait of Jennie (1948) is nothing short of haunting. Beautifully shot with an esoteric feel, the film captures the spirit of a star-crossed love letter. A fantasy film based upon Robert Nathan’s novella of the same name, the film tells the story of an artist named Eben, living in 1934, who read more
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