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William Powell and Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 15, 2021

William Powell and Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey” My Man Godfrey (1936) is an American screwball comedy directed by Gregory La Cava and starring William Powell and Carole Lombard. The film is based on a short novel, 1101 Park Avenue by Eric S. Hatch. My Man Godfrey is considered read more

Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles star in “Jane Eyre”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 9, 2021

Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles star in “Jane Eyre” Jane Eyre (1943) is a gothic romance directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. Based on the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte, the screenplay was written by John Houseman, Aldous Huxley, and Robe read more

Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn believe “The More the Merrier”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 1, 2021

Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn believe “The More the Merrier” The More the Merrier (1943) is an American romantic comedy directed by George Stevens and starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn. This was director Steven’s last feature film before he j read more

Jean Arthur has “Too Many Husbands”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Dec 26, 2020

Jean Arthur has “Too Many Husbands” Too Many Husbands (1940) is a screwball comedy directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, and Melvyn Douglas. The screenplay was written by Claude Binyon (True Confession 1938), based on a play by W. Somerset Maugham.Melv read more

Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” glows on the screen

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Dec 18, 2020

Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” glows on the screen A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) is an American drama directed by Elia Kazan and starring Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan, and Peggy Ann Garner as Francie. The film is based on the best-selling read more

Irene Dunne recalls her marriage to Cary Grant in “Penny Serenade”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Dec 11, 2020

Irene Dunne recalls her marriage to Cary Grant in “Penny Serenade” Penny Serenade (1941) is an American melodrama directed by George Stevens and starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The film is based on a story that appeared in McCall’s magazine written by Martha Cheavens.Dunn read more

Don Ameche meets “His Excellency” in “Heaven Can Wait” (1943)

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Dec 4, 2020

Don Ameche meets “His Excellency” in “Heaven Can Wait” (1943) Heaven Can Wait (1943) is an American comedy produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, and Charles Coburn. The film is shot in beautiful 20th Century-Fox Technicolor.The plot read more

James Mason is the “Odd Man Out”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 27, 2020

James Mason is the “Odd Man Out” Odd Man Out (1947) is a British film directed by Carol Reed and starring James Mason and Robert Newton. The film made Mason an international film star and elevated Reed to the ranks of the top directors of the day.Johnny McQueen (Mason) is a member o read more

10 Things You May Not Know About Olivia de Havilland

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 20, 2020

10 Things You May Not Know About Olivia de Havilland Olivia de Havilland (1916 – 2020) was a two-time Academy Award Winner for Best Actress. She was the last remaining major movie star from Hollywood’s Golden Age when she passed away at her home in Paris, France, at 104.1. De Havill read more

Dorothy McGuire descends "The Spiral Staircase"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 18, 2020

Dorothy McGuire descends "The Spiral Staircase" The Spiral Staircase (1946) is a psychological suspense film directed by Robert Siodmak starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, and Ethel Barrymore. Dore Schary produced the film; the screenplay was by Mel Dinelli, the music by Roy Webb, and the c read more

Olivia de Havilland stars as identical twins in “The Dark Mirror”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 13, 2020

Olivia de Havilland stars as identical twins in “The Dark Mirror” The Dark Mirror (1946) is an American film noir directed by Robert Siodmak, and starring Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, and Thomas Mitchell. The film was written and produced by Nunnally Johnson. Milton Krasner worke read more

Ida Lupino performs at the “Road House”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Nov 6, 2020

Ida Lupino performs at the “Road House” Road House (1948) is a film noir directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Ida Lupino, Cornell Wilde, Celeste Holm, and Richard Widmark. The black and white cinematography was by Joseph LaShelle (Laura) and the film contains two songs: Johnny Me read more

Ida Lupino headlines “Ladies in Retirement”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 30, 2020

Ida Lupino headlines “Ladies in Retirement” Ladies in Retirement (1941) is an American gothic suspense film directed by Charles Vidor and starring Ida Lupino and Louis Hayward. The movie was based on the play of the same name by Reginald Denham and Edward Percy. The cinematography w read more

“The Hitch-Hiker,” a taunt film noir directed by Ida Lupino

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 23, 2020

“The Hitch-Hiker,” a taunt film noir directed by Ida Lupino The Hitch-Hiker (1953) is a film noir directed by Ida Lupino and starring Edmund O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, and William Talman. The movie is based on the true-crime spree of psychopathic murderer Billy Cook. The cinemato read more

Don’t talk to “Strangers on a Train”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 16, 2020

Don’t talk to “Strangers on a Train” Strangers on a Train (1951) is a psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, and Robert Walker. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), w read more

Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave in Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 10, 2020

Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave in Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes The Lady Vanishes (1938) is a British thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. The success of this film caught the attention of producer David O. Selznick. Selznick signed H read more

Robert Donat and Madeleine Carrol navigate “The 39 Steps”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 3, 2020

Robert Donat and Madeleine Carrol navigate “The 39 Steps” The 39 Steps (1935) is a British thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. The Screenplay was by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay. It was based on the novel of the same name by John Buc read more

Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck are “Spellbound” by Alfred Hitchcock

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 23, 2020

Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck are “Spellbound” by Alfred Hitchcock Spellbound (1945) is a film noir with a psychological twist directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It stars Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck with a screenplay by Ben Hecht, based on the novel The House of Dr. Edwardes (1927) read more

Grace Kelly tries to expose Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 18, 2020

Grace Kelly tries to expose Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief” To Catch a Thief (1955) is a romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. John Michael Hayes wrote the screenplay and the cinematography was by long-time read more

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are "Notorious!"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 9, 2020

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are "Notorious!" Notorious (1946) is a film noir/spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Raines. The film’s screenplay was written by Ben Hecht (Nothing Sacred) with cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff (My Man read more
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