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Star of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck. (5)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 20, 2012

Crime Of Passion (1957). Crime/noir directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Jo Eisinger. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr and Fay Wray. Video: Movie in full. Please click here to view past movie review. The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947). Film noir directed by Peter Go read more

Dueling Divas Blogathon: In Name Only(1939).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 20, 2012

In Name Only(1939). Cast: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard and Kay Francis. Based on the 1935 novel Memory of Love by Bessie Breuer. This movie was intended to be a reunion for Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, but following the failure of Bringing Up Baby at the box office, Hepburn left RKO after bei read more

Star of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck. (4)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 19, 2012

Double Indemnity(1944). Is a film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The script was based on James M. Cain's 1943 novella. The film stars Fred Mac Murray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a sex read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Nils Asther.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 18, 2012

Fun Fact: Proposed to Greta Garbo in 1929. She turned him down. read more

Pre-Code: Son of India(1931).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 17, 2012

Son of India(1931). A romance film directed by Jacques Feyder. The film is based on the 1882 novel Mr. Issacs written by Francis Marion Crawford. Cast:Ramon Novarro, Conrad Nagel and Madge Evans. On their long journey across India, Indian jewel trader named Hamid, whose life has not been an eas read more

Imitation of Life(1934).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 16, 2012

Imitation of Life(1934). Drama directed by John M. Stahl. Based on Fannie Hurst's 1933 novel of the same name. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Warren William and Rochelle Hudson, Louise Beavers and Fredi Washington. The film was released by Universal Pictures on November 26, 1934, and later re-issued i read more

Silent Film Star: May Allison.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 15, 2012

May Allison (June 14, 1890 – March 27, 1989). Violet eyed, Allison made her living on the Broadway stage before her screen debut was in the film, A Fool There Was(1915), with Theda Bara.  Please click here to learn more about the film: A fool There Was.. Please click here to watch t read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Sharon Tate.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 14, 2012

Personal Quote:  I'm one of those mad, irrational characters who simply loves men. I love them because they're men. Women, ...I don't like to compete against them or play games. It's a waste of time. Please click here to view the official Sharon Tate website read more

Star of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck. (3)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 13, 2012

To Please A Lady (1950). A drama film produced and directed by Clarence Brown and starring Clark Gable and Barbara Stanwyck. The climactic race scene was shot at the Indianapolis Speedway, Indiana, USA. Columnist Regina Forbes tries to interview race car driver Brannan, but he refuses. Regina t read more

Sar of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 12, 2012

Banjo On My Knee (1936). A comedy film directed by John Cromwell. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Sound Recording (Edmund H. Hansen). Ernie Holley runs away on his wedding night because he thinks he has killed a wedding guest. His father Newt and bride Pearl find him read more

Merry Christmas Pictures From all of us here at N and CF.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 10, 2012

Carole Lombard Betty Compson Carole Lombard Louise Brooks Alice White read more

"Queen of Screwball Comedy": Carole Lombard.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 10, 2012

At the christening of the California Shipbuilding Corporation's Liberty Ship "S.S. Carole Lombard", Irene Dunne (right) was sponsor and Mrs. Walter Lang, Carole's closest friend (left) was Matron of Honor. Clark Gable stood on the launching platform during the ceremony which took place one d read more

Silent Film Star: Mary Alden.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 9, 2012

Mary Alden (June 18, 1883 – July 2, 1946). Born in New York City, Alden began her career on Broadway before moving to Hollywood where she worked for the Biograph Company and Pathe Exchange. Her most popular role in movies, Birth of a Nation(1915) directed by D.W. Griffith. Alden played read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Madge Evans.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 8, 2012

Fun Facts: Husband Sidney Kingsley, a playwright, is best known for his plays: Dead End and Detective Story. read more

Pawsome Pet Picture: Alice White.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 8, 2012

Fun Fact: One-time secretary and script girl for 'Joseph Von Sternberg' who thought she lacked the temperament to be a secretary for him. She later worked for Charles Chaplin. read more

Silent Film Star Laura La Plante Autographed photo and movie.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 7, 2012

Please click here to view the movie:The Cat and the Canary in full The Cat and the Canary (1927) . A silent horror film adaptation of John Willard's 1922 black comedy play of the same name. Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. Cast: Laura La Plante, Forrest Stanley read more

Star of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 6, 2012

So Big (1932). A drama film directed by William A. Wellman. The screenplay by J. Grubb Alexander and Robert Lord is based on the 1924 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by Edna Ferber. The film is the second screen adaptation of the Ferber novel, following a 1924 silent version dire read more

A Tribute to Laura La Plante

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Dec 6, 2012

A Tribute to Laura La Plante The natural, down-home beauty of silent film actress Laura La Plante was matched by an easy going charm and personality. Her characterizations were generally wholesome and refreshingly light, a welcome relief from the exoticism of other leading la read more

Star of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck (1)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 5, 2012

Ladies of Leisure (1930). A romantic drama film directed by Frank Capra. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck and Ralph Graves. The screenplay by Jo Swerling is based on the 1924 play Ladies of the Evening by Milton Herbert Gropper. Artist Jerry Strong, sneaking out of his own party to take a nice drive read more
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