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Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 15, 2022

Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937) 1) Pick a number, four or five… So, how many versions of this movie are there, really? Well, most classic film fans would say a definite ‘four,’ end of story — which would be the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March read more

Monsters and Matinees: ‘Soylent Green’ came too close to predicting life in 2022

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on May 14, 2022

The year is 2022. Smokestacks spew thick, dark fumes. Fires burn out of control. People wear masks to shield themselves from dangers in the air. Garbage overflows. Hunger and unemployment are rampant. We understand all of that from the impressive two-minute opening montage for Soylent Green. 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

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

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

Lives Behind the Legends: Greta Garbo – Social Butterfly

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Arancha van der Veen on May 7, 2022

Lives Behind the Legends: Greta Garbo – Social Butterfly Greta Garbo’s most famous quote is undoubtedly ‘I want to be alone.’ But it wasn’t Garbo who said this, it was her character in Grand Hotel who uttered those famous words. Garbo herself made a more nuanced statement: ‘I never read more

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Dale

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 5, 2022

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Dale Virginia Dale Actress and dancer Virginia Dale was born Virginia Paxton in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 1, 1917. Her parents were mechanic Joel Paxton and Lula Helms Paxton. Dale was one of six children: Jay, Frances, Frieda, Joey, and an unnamed infa read more

Western RoundUp: Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Apr 29, 2022

Western RoundUp: Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) movie poster A frequently seen theme in the Western film genre is a disparate band of travelers banding together against a common foe, most often Indians. One of the most famous Westerns featuring this theme is J read more

Film Noir Review: I, the Jury (1953)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Apr 28, 2022

“I never wanted the world. Just room enough for the two of us.” Mike Hammer has a strange cinematic history, especially when compared to other classic detectives. He toiled in B-movie adaptations while P.I. ‘s like Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe were given the A-list treatment. Ki read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Apr 21, 2022

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927) In the mid-1920s, after being known primarily for melodramas and light comedies with battle-of-the-sexes themes, famed director Cecil B. DeMille was starting to move in a more “epic” direction. Being interested in religious themes, read more

Five Fun Facts about His Girl Friday (1940)

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

Five Fun Facts about His Girl Friday ….. 1) Hildy was originally a man His Girl Friday was adapted from the 1928 Broadway play, The Front Page, which, in turn, was adapted into the 1931 film The Front Page. All three versions revolve around the same storyline, more or less, with o read more

Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Apr 14, 2022

Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2 Earlier this year, I decided to take a look at my favorite films noirs – a task that I periodically love to tackle because, depending on the season, my mood, or even the time of day, my favorites are subject to change. My January 2022 Noir Nook served up the read more

Silver Screen Standards: That Night in Rio (1941)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 12, 2022

Silver Screen Standards: That Night in Rio (1941) Fox made many of these light musical comedies during the war years, and several feature a South American theme with Brazilian star Carmen Miranda. I turn to Fox’s cheerful Technicolor musicals whenever I really need a morale booster, and That read more

Monsters and Matinees: The cinematic miracle of ‘Nosferatu’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Apr 9, 2022

An overprotective widow looking out for her husband’s masterwork – and her bank account. A disastrous miscalculation by filmmakers that brought down a fledgling studio. A legal order for the destruction of an artistic work. That should have been the end of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent vampire read more

Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 7, 2022

Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton Percy Helton Percy Helton was a beloved character actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in addition to performing on stage and television. He was born Percy Alfred Helton on January 31, 1894, in Manhattan, New York. His father was Alfred “Alf” Helton, read more

What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in April 2022

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 2, 2022

What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in April 2022Captain Kidd, His Girl Friday, Of Human Bondage and More! With the arrival of spring, our friends at Best Classics Ever are leaving the long, cold winter behind and rolling out all-new collections of beloved movies and television shows that will read more

Film Noir Review: The Argyle Secrets (1948)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Mar 31, 2022

“I got so mixed up I didn’t know what I was doing.” The Argyle Secrets has a lot working against it. It has no movie stars, and the film’s writer/director, Cy Endfield, is mostly remembered for being part of the Hollywood blacklist. It was given a budget of $100K and an eight-da read more

Western RoundUp: Iverson Movie Ranch

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Mar 28, 2022

Western RoundUp: Iverson Movie Ranch Visiting Western movie locations is one of my favorite things to do! Seeing these sites in person always provide interesting insight into filmmaking in general and Westerns in particular. In past columns I’ve taken readers along on visits to Western l read more

Silents are Golden: What Were Films Like In The Nickelodeon Era? – Part 2!

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Mar 18, 2022

Silents are Golden: What Were Films Like In The Nickelodeon Era? – Part 2! Last month, we started exploring the many genres of 1900s nickelodeon films, taking a look at travelogs, military films, the different categories of comic shorts, etc. that were offered in exhibitors’ catalogs. For part read more

Five Fun Facts: And Then There Were None (1945)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 14, 2022

Five Fun Facts: And Then There Were None (1945) ….. 1) Can you say best-seller? And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie’s mystery novel, was not only one of Christie’s own favorite books but also one of the world’s favorites! As a matter of fact, according to N read more
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