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Louisa ( 1950 ) - When Grandma Starts Neckin'

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 20, 2018

What do you do with a meddling mother-in-law? That's a subject that has been addressed in many comedies over the years, one of which was Louisa ( 1950 ) which starred Spring Byington as the titular nuisance. Actor and former president Ronald Reagan, who always had a knack for playing comedy, portray read more

From the Archives: The Restless Years ( 1958 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 18, 2018

In this scene from The Restless Years, Miss Robeson ( Virginia Grey ) is announcing to her drama students that she is looking for lead performers for the upcoming school production of "Our Town". Miss Robeson is hoping Sandra Dee ( in the second row ) will sign up for the part, but the girl  is read more

The Warriors ( 1955 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 15, 2018

By 1955, Errol Flynn, that rakish swashbuckler of the 1930s, was no longer the young and frisky new kid on the block. He was a veteran actor of some fifteen adventure films, and all that vine-swinging, sword fighting, heavy drinking, and wooing of women took its toll on the physical appearance  read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2018

Hmmm....now who could this violinist be? I'm sure most will instantly recognize the film this scene is from, but since I'm feeling generous today I'll contribute a hint to help: this grey-haired fiddler was quite famous as a television actor for many years.  As always, if you are not familiar read more

Old Man Khottabych ( 1957 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 8, 2018

Lenfilm Studios, one of Russia's most famous film production companies, made a number of great children's films in the 1940s and 1950s, one of which was Old Man Khottabych ( Старик Хоттабыч ). This 1957 classic was based on the 1938 children's book of the same name by author read more

On the Set of The Ten Commandments ( 1956 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 31, 2018

Tonight, as part of television tradition, ABC will be airing The Ten Commandments in honor of Passover week. For those who are unfamiliar with the film ( were you wandering in the desert wilderness with Moses? ), this 4-hour production tells the story from the Old Testament of Moses, the prince of E read more

The Mystery of Pirate's Cove - The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries ( 1977 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 25, 2018

Strange lights are seen coming from an abandoned lighthouse at Pirate's Cove. When Nancy Drew and her friends investigate, they discover the lighthouse completely locked with no visible means of anyone having entered there in the past five years. But activity of a ghostly nature is soon to be stirre read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 21, 2018

Choo! Choo! The train is coming into the station. Stay on the platform until it comes to a complete stop. One little boy is anxious to board...until he learns that his mother will not be staying for the ride. Does this scene look familiar? If it does, you've just spotted an Impossibly Difficult scre read more

Hunted in Holland ( 1961 ) - A Children's Film Foundation Production

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 16, 2018

For many years, Britain exercised an entertainment tax on its citizens which was charged when anyone indulged in sitting in the dark comfort of a motion picture theater. Proceeds from this tax ( known as the Eady Levy ) went towards British-based film producers for the production of.... more fi read more

From the Archives: So Evil My Love ( 1948 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 14, 2018

In this still photo from So Evil My Love ( 1948 ), Olivia ( Ann Todd ) is beginning to realize that those seemingly innocent eyes of Mark ( Ray Milland ) may be harboring evil thoughts. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverbanks Pictures collecti read more

Hayley Mills & The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Windmill

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 10, 2018

Every fan of the 1968 musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang remembers inventor Caractacus Potts' beautiful workshop, but what many do not know is that the windmill where it was filmed was once owned by Hayley Mills, the star of numerous Walt Disney films of the 1960s.  In 1967, producer Albert "Cubb read more

British Pathé: Matchbox Toy Cars ( 1965 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 4, 2018

Seeing a manufacturing process in action is always interesting, but this particular 1965 British Pathé film clip is extra fun to watch because it covers the process - from start to finish - of a toy Matchbox car being made....and what a detailed process it is! In 1953, to celebrate Queen Eliz read more

Vater Braucht Eine Frau ( 1952 ) aka Father Needs a Wife

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 28, 2018

Who wants to get a new housekeeper when you can have a new mother?  Widower Hans Neumeister and his four children have just lost their most recent housekeeper who, like the other women before her, stormed out in aggravation over the children's playful antics. So Papa Neumeister is once again o read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 17, 2018

A little car, a big park, and a man carrying colorful balloons ( boy, how I'd like one of those! ). You know you've seen this scene before...and do you see those two tiny figures in the backseat of the car? You know both of them, too. Now just write the title of the film below and you'll win a prize read more

Naughty Marietta ( 1935 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 14, 2018

Jeanette MacDonald knew how to flaunt spunk like no other woman in her time and, incredibly, she reigned during an era of ultra-spunky women. Jeanette knew how to be feisty and flirty without losing any of her natural refinement which made her ideal to play roles of princesses in the guise of common read more

The Student Prince ( 1939 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 13, 2018

This Valentine's Day, the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society is hosting The Singing Sweethearts Blogathon to celebrate one of the most delightful romantic couples to ever grace the silver screen - Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. I will be reviewing Naughty Marietta tomorrow but first, a loo read more

The Wild North ( 1952 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 7, 2018

"There's no wilderness wide enough to hide a sin" When a man is separated from civilization and must contend with the forces of Mother Nature way up in the wild, wild north woods of Canada, he may discover savage instincts laying deep within him begin to emerge in his efforts to survive.  read more

Five Weeks in a Balloon ( 1962 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 31, 2018

Producer Irwin Allen, best known for his "disaster films" of the 1970s ( The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure ) also made a number of entertaining sci-fi and adventure films in the early 1960s, including The Lost World and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. One of his lesser-known films of thi read more

The Land that Time Forgot ( 1975 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 28, 2018

The year is 1916. Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, a German U-boat torpedoes a supply ship and captures its survivors. Among these survivors is Bowen Tyler ( Doug McClure ) who, with a few other surviving crew members, manages to take command of the vessel. However, he soon becomes allies with t read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 24, 2018

Hoorah! Someone deserves a good applause... but who? and just what did they do? If you've seen this film then you know what this mystery person accomplished. Put on your ski caps - I mean your thinking caps - and see if you can name this movie. As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to th read more
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