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From the Archives: Paula Prentiss in "Man's Favorite Sport?"

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 13, 2022

This beautiful headshot of Paula Prentiss was taken to publicize the Universal film "Man's Favorite Sport?", which was released in 1964. Paula played alongside Rock Hudson in this fun comedy set at a campground in California. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share p read more

Classic Horse Racing Comedies

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 7, 2022

It's that time of year...the grass is growing green, the magnolias are in bloom - and the horses are racing! Look at 'em go! A Mother's Day Weekend tradition, the 148th Kentucky Derby once again takes place this evening so why not get in the spirit of this classic American tradition by watching read more

Way Down Cellar ( 1968 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 30, 2022

Three boys discover a secret tunnel under the vacant lot where they practice football and find that it leads to the old Burden house, where a gang of crooks is printing counterfeit money. Butch Patrick stars in Way Down Cellar, a made-for-tv movie that first aired on Walt Disney's The Wonderful read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 28, 2022

Is this screenshot impossibly difficult or is this super-simple to identify? It depends on if the film this scene is from is one of your favorites - in our house it certainly is!As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to the Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie game or the prize, click her read more

Check it Out! - Rare TV Show Releases from VEI

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 23, 2022

Visual Entertainment Inc. has been releasing a number of rare television shows of the 1970s on DVD and they are currently running a great sale on these discs. You can pick up the complete series of The Protectors or The Persuaders for only $2.50, the complete collection of Angie for $5, or grab Henr read more

Film Albums: Inspired Themes from the Inspired Movies - The Fantastic Strings of Felix Slatkin

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 17, 2022

 Inspired Themes from the Inspired Movies is our featured film album of the month. This is a really beautiful album to listen to and, as the title suggests, it showcases music from "inspired" films. "Religious films" could have been used in the title instead, but perhaps sales would not have be read more

Titanic ( 1953 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 15, 2022

On April 15th, 1912, in the early morning hours, the luxury liner RMS Titanic sank in the waters of the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Over 1,500 passengers perished in one of the worst ocean disasters in history. Today marks the 110th anniversary of this tragic event, and so we'll be rev read more

Hawaiian Eye to Air on Decades TV

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 8, 2022

Each weekend, the Decades TV channel picks one television show and airs it back-to-back in a weekend marathon. Usually, the shows they pick can be seen on other channels so watching a marathon of a popular series isn't all that special, but occasionally they unearth some not-so-frequently seen serie read more

From the Archives: Maverick ( 1957 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 7, 2022

 James Garner is pictured here with Diane Brewster in a scene from "According to Hoyle", an early episode in Garner's popular western television series Maverick. Some of you may remember Diane Brewster as Miss Canfield, Beaver's first teacher, in Leave it to Beaver. From the Archives  read more

Film Albums - A New Series

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 2, 2022

Since it is the beginning of April - and we just began the spring season - it seems an appropriate time to begin a new series here on Silver Scenes. This is a fun one called Film Albums where we will introduce a different film or television-related album dating from the 1950s-1980s. Judging from the read more

MeTV Schedules - Old and New

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 26, 2022

MeTV has just announced a new line-up for their Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night block which includes the addition of Sventoonie, a new show based on their popular weekday morning cartoon host Toony, at 10pm EST and Batman at 10:30pm. Star Trek is now pushed to 11pm EST and Buck Rogers in the 25th Centur read more

The Avengers - You Have Just Been Murdered ( 1967 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 19, 2022

Terence Canote, the blogger behind A Shroud of Thoughts, is hosting the 8th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon and this year I could not resist sharing an episode from one of the best British shows of the 1960s - The Avengers. The Avengers were comprised of the crime-fighting duo of Joh read more

Dublin's Fair City - My Three Sons ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2022

There were a great number of episodes from classic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s that featured characters visiting Paris and Rome, but there were very few that had characters going to Ireland. Since today be St. Patrick's Day, we'll be sharing with ye one of the best of these rare episodes read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 16, 2022

Once again we have a downright tricky screenshot to share with all of you. Most of you can probably guess who these boys are, but you are asked to name the film they appear in - not their occupation! Good luck! As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to the Impossibly Difficult Name that M read more

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie ( 1978 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 11, 2022

In the winter of 1978, Scottish Television, a branch of ITV, released The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, a seven-part miniseries based on Muriel Spark's 1961 novella of the same name. The story centers on the life of Miss Jean Brodie ( Geraldine McEwan ), a Scottish schoolteacher, focusing primarily on read more

From the Archives: Three Cheers for the Irish ( 1940 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 5, 2022

 Priscilla Lane and Dennis Morgan are making eyes at each other while Thomas Mitchell looks on in this scene from "Three Cheers for the Irish" ( 1940 ). You can read our review of this American-Irish themed film here: https://silverscenesblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/three-cheers-for-irish-194 read more

Check it Out! - Tony's Trading Site of TV/Film Annuals & Comics

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 26, 2022

If you love browsing antique stores and tend to stop and pick up old Dell or Golden Key comics just to admire their cover art ( especially the Movie/TV themed issues ), then you'll have to check out Tony's Trading Site of TV/Film Annuals and Comics. This great site is run by Tony ( natch ) and featu read more

The Barefoot Executive ( 1971 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 20, 2022

"He's gonna make it!"Steven Post ( Kurt Russell ) is a young mailroom clerk with high ambitions and a lot of enthusiasm. He wants to see UBC, the faltering television studio that he works for, become the leading network but his boss Mr. Wilbanks ( Joe Flynn ) won't listen to any of his suggestions, read more

From the Archives: Murder, She Wrote ( 1985 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 11, 2022

Angela Lansbury and Cyd Charisse are decked out in glamourous fashion for the second season premiere episode of Murder, She Wrote ( 1985 ) entitled "Widow Weep for Me". In this episode, the snoopy sleuth goes undercover as a wealthy widow at a posh Caribbean resort and meets up with all sorts of cel read more

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad ( 1958 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 5, 2022

"From the land beyond beyond, from the world past hope and fear, I bid you Genie now appear!"Legendary adventurer Sinbad the Sailor ( Kerwin Mathews ) lands on the island of Colossa for provisions when he encounters and helps rescue Sokurah the magician ( Torin Thatcher ) who is fleeing from the gia read more
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