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Pre-code: Bedside (1934).

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

Bedside (1934). Directed by Robert Florey. Cast: Warren William, Jean Muir, Allen Jenkins and David Landau. The story begins with Bob Brown aka Dr. J. Herbert Martel, a X-Ray tech with 3 years of medical school. He works in the same offices as, nurse Caroline, who is charmed by Bob as all woman read more

Saratoga Trunk (1945).

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

Saratoga Trunk (1945). Written by Edna Ferber and Casey Robinson, based on Ferber's best-selling novel of the same name. Cast: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Florence Bates, and Flora Robson, who was nominated for a Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. The illegitimate daughter Clio Dula read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Ann Sothern.

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

Personal Quote: "Sometimes I'll watch an old movie on television and, once in a while, one of mine -- such as April Showers (1948) -- will come on and I'll watch it. And you know something? I'm always amazed at what a lousy actress I was. I guess in the old days we just got by on glamour". read more

Maisie Goes to Reno (1944).

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

Maisie Goes to Reno (1944). Directed by Harry Beaumont. Cast: Ann Sothern, John Hodiak, Tom Drake, Marta Linden and Ava Gardner. The eighth of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier. The story begins when Maisie Ravier, an overworked riveter has developed a nervous wink. read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Myrna Loy and Skippy

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Aug 28, 2012

The divine Myrna and Skippy in their most famous roles as Nora Charles and Asta read more

Along Came Jones(1945).

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

Along Came Jones(1945). Gary Copper, Lorettea Young, William Demarest and Dan Duryea. The movie was adapted by Nunnally Johnson, from the novel Useless Cowboy, by Alan Le May. Directed by Stuart Heisler. When wounded during a stage robbery, masked bandit Monte Jarrad, drops a rifle engraved wit read more

Johnny Apollo(1940).

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

Johnny Apollo(1940). Crime film. Cast: Tyrone Power, Edward Arnold, Lloyd Nolan and Dorothy Lamour. The story begins when Bob Cain Jr., feels betrayed by his father, who is a multimillion-dollar stockbroker, indicted for embezzlement. Before going to prison, father and son have a terrible argu read more

A Tribute to Ricardo Cortez

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Aug 24, 2012

A Tribute to Ricardo Cortez Of all the “Latin Lovers” in Hollywood, Ricardo Cortez looked the most like Valentino, and he was invented, named, and groomed to become his direct rival. Ironically, he wasn’t Latin at all, having been born read more

A Guy Named Joe (1943)

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

A Guy Named Joe(1943). Directed by Victor Fleming, produced by Everett Riskin, from a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan from a story by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne and Van Johnson, with Esther Williams in a minor role. Musica read more

Singin' in the Rain on the "Big Screen".

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

Last night, during a huge thunderstorm, My husband Stephen and I drove to the Century-Oro Valley Market Place Theater in Arizona, to see one of my favorite musicals, Singin' in the Rain. I would say 30 other people, also.. came out in the rain to see the classic musical. I was thrilled to have read more

Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon

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

This is my contribution to the week-long Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon, sponsored by the Classic Movie Blog Association. Please stop by other blogs(located on the sidebar) and read the many wonderful tributes celebrating Gene Kelly's 100th birthday. Cover Girl (1944). Musical. Cast: read more

One Way Passage (1932).

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

One Way Passage (1932). A romantic film starring William Powell and Kay Francis. Directed by Tay Garnett. It was remade in 1940 as 'Til We Meet Again, featuring Merle Oberon and George Brent. Powell and Frances performed in four films at Paramount before being signed by Warner Brothers.The m read more

Knockout (1941).

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

Knockout (1941. Directed by William Clemens. With Arthur Kennedy, Olympe Bradna, Virginia Field and Anthony Quinn. It does not take long before sports promoter Trego, learns that he bought a phony contract for boxer Johnny Rocket. Johnny, had already made plans to quit the ring after his next read more

The Sandpiper(1965).

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

The Sandpiper(1965). Cast: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Laura Reynolds, is living a wonderful life as single, bohemian artist/model, with Danny her 9-year-old son (Morgan Mason, James Mason's son), in a run down beach house. Until one day Danny, shoots and read more

A Yank at Eton(1942).

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

A Yank at Eton (1942). Comedy/drama. It was the 1942 sequel to the 1938 A Yank at Oxford. A propaganda film to show that Americans and Britons could set aside their differences and come together in the common cause of the war effort. The film also has the Eton boating song as its theme song, read more

Pre-Code: Christopher Strong(1933).

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

Christopher Strong (1933). RKO film, directed by Dorothy Arzner. Cast: Katharine Hepburn in her second screen role. The screenplay by Zoe Akins is adapted from the novel by Gilbert Frankau. The musical score for this film is by Max Steiner. At one of Carrie Valentin's socialite parties a "treas read more

Speedway (1968).

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

Speedway (1968). Musical/action film. Cast: Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra. Scenes were shot at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The film features guest appearances by many top stock-car better known now as NASCAR drivers . This would be the final "formula" musical film of read more

The High Chaparral.

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

I just received in my e-mail the classic TV western, "The High Chaparral" promo from from INSP’s Melissa Prince. The High Chaparral is a Western television series. Starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, was created by David Dortort, read more

Broken Blossoms(1919).

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

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl is a 1919 silent film directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess and Donald Crisp. It is based on Thomas Burke's short story "The Chink and the Child" from the 1916 collection Limehouse Nights. With high hopes in changing W read more

White Heat (1949).

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

White Heat(1949). Film Noir. Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran. Directed by Raoul Walsh from the Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts screenplay based on a story by Virginia Kellogg. While Cody Jarrett and his ruthless gang robs a train, Cody kills t read more
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