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Night and the City (1950).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 4, 2012

Night and the City (1950). A film noir based on the novel by Gerald Kersh, directed by Jules Dassin. Cast: Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney. Shot on location in London, the picture is considered a classic of the film noir genre. The film's British version was five minutes longer, with a more u read more

On December 3, 2012, Turner Classic Movies will present the documentary Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 3, 2012

On December 3, 2012, Turner Classic Movies will present the documentary Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room and four rarely seen films: Carmen Jr. (1923), Peg o' the Mounted, Captain January and Such Is Life (all 1924). Diana Serra Cary (born October 26, 1918), best known as Baby Peggy, was o read more

Silent Film Star: Claire Adams.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 2, 2012

Claire Adams (September 24, 1898 – September 25, 1978) was a Canadian silent film actress, who was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sister of screenwriter Gerald Drayson Adams. Educated in Canada and England, Claire Adams worked briefly as a nurse with the Red Cross during World War I. In 1920 read more

Star of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck. (1)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 1, 2012

Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) After, a short career as a stage actress, she made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood, before turning to television. By 1944, Stanwyck was the highest paid woman in the United States. She was nominated for the Academy Award four times, a read more

Smart Girls Don't Talk(1948).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 30, 2012

Smart Girls Don't Talk( 1948). A crime film starring Virginia Mayo and Bruce Bennett. When Marty Fain's gambling Club Bermuda, is held up by gangster Johnny Warjak, Fain offers to reimburse his customers for their losses. Among the victims is, Linda Vickers, who Fain does not believe read more

History Is Made at Night (1937).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 29, 2012

History Is Made at Night(1937). A romantic/drama about a love triangle. Cast: Colin Clive, Jean Arthur and Charles Boyer. Produced by Walter Wanger and directed by Frank Borzage. The film has a very suspenseful Titanic-like ending, when the ocean liner "SS Princess Irene" (named after Jean Arth read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Silent film star Kathryn Adams.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 28, 2012

Kathryn Adams (May 25, 1893 – February 17, 1959). Born Ethalinda Colson in St. Louis, Missouri, Adams entered films in 1915 after a brief and rather unsuccessful stint in musical comedy. After a number of successful leading roles, she drifted into supporting roles in the 1920s, and except read more

Constance Bennett. (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 27, 2012

Tail Spin (1939). Is a  aviation film starring Alice Faye, Constance Bennett, Nancy Kelly, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, and Jane Wyman. The movie was written by Frank Wead and directed by Roy Del Ruth. Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942). Belle Andrews' gambling hall burns down and read more

LIMERICK CONTEST

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 27, 2012

There once was a professional photographer named, Jeff. Who accidentally broke his leg and needed a, chef. His "rear window" looks out into others apartments. Which turned out to be not so nice, Because, it got his leg broken, not once, but twice... read more

Pride and Prejudice(1940).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 26, 2012

A film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name. Robert Z. Leonard directed. Cast: Greer Garson, Mary Boland, Maureen O'Sullivan. The film begins when the girls are out shopping for new dresses when they see two gentlemen and a lady in a beautiful carriage. They learn that the men are read more

Silent film actress: Jean Acker. Pictures and a Movie.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 25, 2012

Jean Acker (October 23, 1893 – August 16, 1978). Was born in Trenton, New Jersey where she attended school. She performed in vaudeville until she moved to California in 1919. After arriving in Hollywood, Acker became the protegee and lover of Alla Nazimova, a film actress whose contacts he read more

Jezebel (1938).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 24, 2012

Jezebel (1938). Drama film directed by William Wyler. Cast: Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Richard Cromwell, and Fay Bainter. The film was adapted by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston and Robert Buckner, from the play by Owen Davis, Sr. The st read more

In Memory: Larry Hagman. (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 24, 2012

Larry Hagman, 81, is best known for his beloved villain character J.R. Ewing on the television show Dallas, died at Medical City Dallas Hospital, November 23, 2012. According to his family, the cause of death was complications from his battle with throat cancer. Larry’s family and closest read more

Anna Karenina(2012).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 23, 2012

Anna Karenina(2012). British drama film directed by Joe Wright adapted by Tom Stoppard from Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel of the same name. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Release Date: November 9, 2012. From watching the trailer this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel Ann read more

Lindsay Lohan, is going to play Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie Sunday Nov. 25th .

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 22, 2012

The 25-year-old actress is going to play Elizabeth Taylor, in a Lifetime movie Sunday Nov. 25th at 9/8c: ‘Elizabeth and Richard: A Love Story’ produced by Larry Thompson and written by Christopher Monger. What they do have in common? Well... They both had domineering stag read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Jeanette Mac Donald.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 21, 2012

Personal Quote: "I've been told I have an Irish temper, I know I have Scottish thrift, and, like the English, I love a good show". read more

Constance Bennett. (1)

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

After Office Hours (1935). Is a film starring Clark Gable and Constance Bennett and directed by Robert Z. Leonard. The story is about Jim Branch, a news editor, who falls for Sharon Norwood, while trying to solve a murder.   Merrily We Live (1938). A comedy film directed by N read more

I Love You Again (1940).

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

I Love You Again(1940). A comedy directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Cast: William Powell and Myrna Loy all three were involved in the, The Thin Man series. The ninth of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy. The cast also included Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe and Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer. Whil read more

Silent film actress: May McAvoy. Pictures and a movie.

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

Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) A silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Which is based on Oscar Wilde's 1893 play Lady Windermere's Fan which was first played that year by Julia Arthur as Lady Windermere and Maurice Barrymore as Lord Darlington.   Please click here to watch S read more

The Apartment (1960).

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

The Apartment is a 1960 film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's follow-up to Some Like It Hot. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and won five, including Best Picture. The Apartment is not your typical read more
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