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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

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

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

We have an eeeeeerie screenshot here since it is the bewitching month of October. If you have been watching Halloween classics then you probably have seen this scene flash before your eyes already....now just reach past the cobwebs into your memory vault and see if you pull out the title of this fil read more

Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part 2

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Oct 13, 2022

Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part 2 For last month’s Noir Nook, I started one of my favorite lists to date – the best film from each year of the classic noir era; Part 1 covered 1940 through 1949.  For some of those years, I’ll admit, it wasn’t easy to come up with a single film, read more

THE POOR RICH

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 13, 2022

 THE POOR RICH is a 1934 comedy, produced by Universal, and directed by Edward Sedgwick, a man best known for his work with Buster Keaton. The movie doesn't have all that many laughs, despite the characters acting as silly as possible. It does have quite a notable cast. Harriet (Edna May O read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Blob (1958)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 11, 2022

Silver Screen Standards: The Blob (1958) I have a candy corn sweet tooth when it comes to classic science fiction movies. I love the wacky, B movie cult classics of 1950s sci-fi, with their low-budget monsters, stiff as cardboard authority figures, and screaming masses of hysterical townspeople. read more

A Stellar Year for Noir: 1948

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Oct 10, 2022

In the world of film noir, 1947 is commonly touted as a banner year – it’s the year that saw the release of such classics as Out of the Past, Kiss of Death, Nightmare Alley, and Dead Reckoning. For my money, though, there’s another year that deserves just as much acclaim – 1948. Today’s post read more

Musical Monday: The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 10, 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: The Shocking Miss Pilgrim read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Hammer Films Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 10, 2022

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a Hammer film and ask you to name it. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it!  1.  read more
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