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Fog Over Frisco(1934)

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

Fog Over Frisco(1934). Drama film directed by William Dieterle. The screenplay by Robert N. Lee and Eugene Solow was based on the short story, The Five Fragments by George Dyer. Bette Davis, wanting to play the slatternly waitress Mildred, in the film, Of Human Bondage, accepted the small role o read more

Spam Up-date.

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

The past couple of days... I'm finding that Spam, is getting through and posting up on Noir and Chick Flicks's Page. So, I'm having to enable the comment security.. Sorry, for any innocence. Thanks, Dawn read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Dorothy Lamour.

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

Personal Quote:  "I made 60 motion pictures and only wore the sarong in about six pictures, but it did become a kind of trademark". read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Greta Garbo and Leo the Lion

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Nov 14, 2012

Sorry for not posting pawsome pet pictures of late but I came across this great one today I had to share.... MGM's Greta and Leo share some space together but I get  the feeling that Greta is a tad uncomfortable... read more

Star of the Month: Constance Bennett. (2)

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

What Price Hollywood? (1932). Drama directed by George Cukor. The screenplay by Gene Fowler, Rowland Brown, Ben Markson, and Jane Murfin is based on a story by Adela Rogers St. Johns. The film's original title was The Truth About Hollywood. Adela Rogers St. Johns loosely based her story o read more

A Tribute to May McAvoy

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Nov 13, 2012

A Tribute to May McAvoy  Silent film actress May McAvoy is best remembered for being the leading lady to Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer (1927) and Ramon Novarro in Ben Hur (1925). However, May went on to star in forty films, working for every major Hollywood stud read more

Silent Film: Carol Dempster.

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

Personal Quote: I just never think about my days in pictures. I am always surprised that anyone remembers me. It was so long ago. So many of my movies were so sad. Maybe my fans would like to know that in real life Carol Dempster had a happy ending. read more

That Funny Feeling (1965).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Nov 11, 2012

That Funny Feeling (1965). Romantic/comedy. Cast: Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, and Donald O'Connor. This was the third film pairing of Dee and then-husband Darin, following: Come September (1961) and If a Man Answers(1962). It was the second film that O'Connor and Kathleen Freeman made together, t read more

Crossroads(1942).

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

Crossroads(1942). Mystery directed by Jack Conway. Cast: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor and Basil Rathbone. The story begins when, French diplomat David Talbot's marriage and his future plans to be Brazil's ambassador, are threaten after receiving an anonymous letter. Addressed t read more

The Call of the Wild (1935).

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

The Call of the Wild(1935). Adventure film adaptation of Jack London's novel of the same name. A prospector heading for the Alaska gold rush rescues a sled dog from its cruel master. Cast: Clark Gable and Loretta Young. This was also the last film released under the 20th Century Pictures' name b read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Alice White.

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

Fun Fact: She was Warner Brothers answer to Clara Bow. read more

Star of the Month: Constance Bennett. (1)

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

Lady With a Past (1932).Romantic comedy film starring Constance Bennett as a shy young lady who decides to invent a wild past for herself to spice up her life. It is based on the novel of the same name by Harriet Henry. Sin Takes a Holiday (1930). Sylvia accepts her boss' marriag read more

A Tribute to Gertrude Olmstead

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Nov 4, 2012

A Tribute to Gertrude Olmstead Silent film actress Gertrude Olmstead began her career in Westerns. On June 13, 1920, Gertrude won the Herald-Examiner Elks’ beauty contest in Chicago, where she was born on November 13, 1897. Erich Von Stroheim was brought to Chicago to test the fifteen partic read more

Imitation of Life(1959).

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

Imitation of Life(1959). Directed by Douglas Sirk. Cast: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda and Juanita Moore as Annie Johnson. Kohner and Moore received Academy Award nominations for their performances. Gospel music star Mahalia Jackson appears as a ch read more

"What am I Watching" ON TCM: STARRING MERLE OBERON - 11/3

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

Wuthering Heights(1939). Directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. It is based on the novel, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The film depicts only sixteen of the novel's thirty-four chapters, eliminating the second generation of characters. The novel was adapted for the scr read more

Man of the West(1958).

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

Man of the West(1958). Western film starring Gary Cooper and directed by Anthony Mann in his last film in the genre. The screenplay, written by Reginald Rose, is based on the novel The Border Jumpers by Will C. Brown. Link Jones, catches the train to Fort Worth, where he plans to use the money read more

Hosted by: The Girl with the White Parasol. The Halloween Movie Meme:

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Oct 31, 2012

To celebrate Halloween, I thought I would join, The Girl With the White Parasol, in answering her great list of horror movie questions. Here are my trick or treats of favorites: For more info: http://thegirlwiththewhiteparasol.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-halloween-movie-meme.html 1. Who is read more

Cass Timberlane(1945).

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

Cass Timberlane, is a novel written by Sinclair Lewis, published in 1945. It is Sinclair Lewis' nineteenth novel and one of his last.It was made into a romantic drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner, directed by George Sidney, and released in 1947. Timberlane is a minor character in read more

Her Cardboard Lover (1942).

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

Her Cardboard Lover(1942). Comedy film directed by George Cukor. The film is the third screen adaptation of the play, following The Cardboard Lover in 1928 and The Passionate Plumber in 1932. Joan Crawford and Hedy Lamarr were each offered the part of "Consuela", but both turned it down. Son read more
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