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What I'm watching this Week..

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 17, 2013

Ralph Bellamy (June 17, 1904 – November 29, 1991). During his career, he played leading roles as well as supporting roles and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in, The Awful Truth (1937) and played a similar part, in His Girl Friday (1940). H read more

Silent Film Star: Billie Burke.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 16, 2013

Billie Burke (August 7, 1884 – May 14, 1970), she toured the United States and Europe with her father, the singer and clown Billy Burke. Billy Burke She returned to America to perform on Broadway: Mrs. Dot, Suzanne, The Runaway, The "Mind-the-Paint" Girl, and The Land of Promise from read more

Pre-Code: Hot Saturday(1932) with Cary Grant.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 15, 2013

Hot Saturday(1932). A drama film directed by William A. Seiter. Cast: Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott. Based on the novel Hot Saturday by Harvey Fergusson. The film was Cary Grant's first movie as leading man. Carole Lombard was mentioned for the role eventually played by Na read more

The Hoodlum Saint(1946)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 14, 2013

The Hoodlum Saint(1946). Drama, Cast: William Powell and Esther Williams. After World War I, Major Terry O'Neill returns to Baltimore, expecting to pick up where he left of at his newspaper editor job. However, the paper has changed owners and his friend and former editor, has been told to cut read more

Celebrating Esther Williams.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 13, 2013

I do not remember the first film I watched of Esther Williams, but.. I do remember how colorful and amazing her swim routines were. Esther Williams, was a graceful bathing beauty and superior athlete. Not many actress could fill her flippers. These are my five favorite Esther Williams films. read more

Latin Lovers(1953)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 12, 2013

Latin Lovers(1953). Romantic/musical/comedy was directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The music score is by Nicholas Brodszky and the cinematographer was Joseph Ruttenberg. Fernando Lamas was originally cast in the role that Ricardo Montalban played. Lamas and Lana Turner were lovers and when they broke up, s read more

Pre-code: Female(1933)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 11, 2013

Female(1933). A pre-code film directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Ruth Chatterton and George Brent. It is based on the novel of the same name by Donald Henderson Clarke. The pool is the same one that can be seen in the musical number "By a Waterfall" from the Warner Bros. production "Footlight Par read more

What I will be watching this week...

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 10, 2013

Noir and Chick Flicks, is really looking forward to sharing "What I will be Watching" posts with my fellow bloggers and readers. I have really missed putting them together. I'm also going to make a few fun changes on the side-bar. I'm adding... "Movie News" feature and "Box Sets Reviews" to my re read more

Silent Film Star: Ethel Clayton.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 9, 2013

Ethel Clayton (November 8, 1882 — June 6, 1966), screen debut came in 1909, in a short called Justified. On the stage she performed mainly in musicals such as The Ziegfeld Follies(1911). Clayton, may have been a talented singer, but went unused in her silent screen performances. In 1912 s read more

Pre-Code: Merrily We Go to Hell (1932) with Sylvia Sidney.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 8, 2013

Merrily We Go to Hell(1932). Pre-Code. Cast: Fredric March, Sylvia Sidney and Cary Grant. Directed by Dorothy Arzner. The film's title is an example of the titles that were common in the Pre-Code era. Many newspapers refused to publicize the film because of its racy title. A heavy drinkin read more

The only child of actress Marlene Dietrich and film production assistant Rudolf Sieber, Maria Elisabeth Sieber.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 7, 2013

Maria Riva (born December 13, 1924). Maria Elisabeth Sieber was born in Berlin, the only child of actress Marlene Dietrich and film production assistant Rudolf Sieber (and later Paramount Pictures director of dubbing, Paris, France). In 1930, at age five, she moved with her mother to Americ read more

In Memory: Esther Williams, Swimming Champion Who Became a Movie Star, Dies at 91.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 6, 2013

Esther Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013), was an competitive swimmer and MGM movie actress. Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of th read more

Love Crazy (1941).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 6, 2013

Love Crazy(1941). Comedy. Everyone knows that William Powell, always wore a mustache, but did you know he shaved it off when dressed as a woman for this film? The tenth of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy. Architect, Steve Ireland and his wife Susan, are looking forward to read more

Three Comrades(1938)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 5, 2013

Three Comrades 1938. Drama directed by Frank Borzage. The screenplay is by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edward E. Paramore Jr., and was adapted from the novel Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque (also considered the loose basis for The Deer Hunter in 1978). This was F. Scott Fitzgerald's only scre read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Gary Cooper. (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 5, 2013

Personal Quote:  "The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends I have made in this community". read more

Dramatic School (1938).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 4, 2013

Dramatic School(1938). Romantic/drama directed by Robert B. Sinclair. Cast: Luise Rainer, Paulette Goddard, Alan Marshal, Lana Turner and Gale Sondergaard. Based on the play School of Drama by Hans Székely and Zoltan Egyed. MGM had planned for Greer Garson to make her film debut in the film, but read more

Patricia Morison.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 3, 2013

Patricia Morison (born March 19, 1914 or 1915). Her father, William Morison, was a playwright and actor who changed his name to Norman Rainey. Her mother, Selena Morison worked for British Intelligence during World War I. After graduating from High School, Morison studied at the Arts Students read more

Pre- Code: The Cheat (1931) with Talullah Bankhead.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 2, 2013

The Cheat (1931). Pre film code directed by George Abbott. Cast: Talullah Bankhead and Harvey Stephens. It is a remake of the 1915 silent film of the same name which was directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Compulsive gambler Elsa Carlyle, wants to live her life to the fullest. Her husband Jeffrey read more

A Tribute to Pauline Starke

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Jun 1, 2013

A Tribute to Pauline Starke Born in Joplin, Missouri on January 10, 1900, Pauline Starke came to Los Angeles with her mother, and when the latter began work as an extra, her daughter would accompany her. Pauline happened to be in the crowd when D.W. Griffith was selecting and he sai read more

Cary Grant performed two films with Nancy Carrol.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 1, 2013

Hot Saturday (1932). Drama film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, and Randolph Scott. The film is about a small-town bank clerk who becomes the victim of a vicious rumor from a lover that she spent the night with. Hot Saturday was released on DVD as part read more
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