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Charlie Chan in Panama ( 1940 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 19, 2019

Detective Charlie Chan finds himself once again in the midst of treachery and danger when he heads down to Panama in this 22nd installment of 20th Century Fox's Charlie Chan film series. A sinister criminal by the name of Reiner is intent on destroying the U.S naval fleet as it passes through the P read more

Wings of Mystery ( 1963 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 12, 2019

The Children's Film Foundation made a number of good little mysteries in the 1960s, one of which was Wings of Mystery, released in 1963. This British film tells the story of a brother and sister ( Hennie Scott and a young Judy Geeson ) who try to help their brother Ted ( Richard Carpenter ) whe read more

From the Archives: Twilight for the Gods ( 1958 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2019

Rock Hudson and Cyd Charisse in a scene from Twilight for the Gods ( 1958 ). Don't let the black-and-white photograph fool you, this Universal picture was filmed in eye-popping Eastman Colour. Hudson plays a boozy sea captain who must take his passengers ( including a call girl ) "out of the raging read more

The Gnome-Mobile ( 1967 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 7, 2019

"Hunting for gnomes in the Gnome-Mobile...." Jaspar ( Tom Lowell ) and his grandfather Knobby ( Walter Brennan ) fear that they may be the last of the gnomes residing in the giant redwoods of California. As many of us know, gnomes live forever, but Knobby is so disheartened at the thought of his gr read more

The Railway Vicar ( 1967 ) - Reverend Teddy Boston

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 29, 2019

Alexander Pope so aptly wrote, "One master passion in the breast like Aaron's serpent swallows up the rest." Evidently, Reverand Edwin Richard "Teddy" Boston had a passion for model trains that could have threatened to swallow up his religious calling, however, this clever man utilized his love for read more

From the Archives: Night Without Stars ( 1951 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 21, 2019

David Farrar and Nadia Gray are pictured in this dramatic publicity photo from the British thriller Night Without Stars released in 1951. This engaging picture tells the story of a blind man who regains his sight but decides to carry on a little charade while unmasking a smuggling ring in the Rivier read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear readers! 'Tis a grand day to be celebrating your Irish heritage, even if ye blood not be running green.  This screenshot may be a wee bit difficult for some, but for fans of this film, it will be striking a familiar chord. As always, if ye be knowing nothing of wh read more

Three Cheers for the Irish ( 1940 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2019

Peter Casey ( Thomas Mitchell ) is proud to have served 25 years with Chicago's police force. He loves his job so much he never gave retirement a thought, but his superiors did,  and, on the day of his 25th anniversary no less, they tell him to collect his pension. Retirement would be bearable read more

Down Argentine Way ( 1940 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 9, 2019

Betty Grable and Don Ameche head south of the border in one of the most delightful Fox musicals of the 1940s - Down Argentine Way. Sparkling Technicolor, musical melodies to tickle your fancy, an amusing script, and Carmen Miranda chica-chica-booming in her tutti-frutti way are just a few of the ple read more

Eugene Loring - Choreographer

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 3, 2019

It has been quite a while since we have profiled someone for our Behind-the-Screen: The Hidden Masters of the Golden Age of Filmmaking series, so as a special treat the spotlight will be put on an occupation not usually covered in this series - that of the choreographer.  Eugene Loring was nev read more

On the Set of "Fantastic Voyage" ( 1966 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 24, 2019

"Four men and one woman on the most fantastic, spectacular and terrifying journey of their lives!"  Director Richard Fleischer helmed this classic 1966 sci-fi film about five intrepid individuals who undertake the most fantastic voyage of their lives - a journey through the bloodstream of an read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 21, 2019

Hmmm....we have here a handsome Indian brave sitting atop a horse. You're probably wondering when was the last time you saw a movie with a shirtless American Indian on a horse, and I'll tell you something, they are not as common as you'd think!  All you have to do is tell me the name of the read more

Tintin et le Temple du Soleil ( 1969 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 16, 2019

Tintin, the beloved comic book creation of Belgium illustrator Herge, was transferred to the big screen as a fabulous full-length feature film in 1969 - Tintin et le Temple du Soleil. It was based upon one of Tintin's most famous escapades, his search for the missing Professor Calculus and a ba read more

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze ( 1975 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 9, 2019

Have no fear, Doc Savage is here!  The intrepid Doc Savage and his Fabulous Five journey to the wilds of South America to investigate Doc's father's death in the jungles of Hidalgo. En route, they encounter numerous dangers as the maniacal Captain Seas tries to thwart them as they come closer read more

The Egyptian ( 1954 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 31, 2019

"I feel the fever of Thebes in my blood, and I know that I was born to live in the sunset of the world and that nothing matters, nothing, but what I see in your eyes." Sinuhe, a poor orphan in Egypt during the eighteenth-dynasty, rises to fame as a great physician and, along with his friend Horemhe read more

Trio ( 1950 ) - The Sanatorium

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 29, 2019

During my school years, William Somerset Maugham was one of my favorite authors. He is famous for his novels "The Razor's Edge", "The Moon and Sixpence" and "Of Human Bondage", but he was also an excellent short story writer and many of his best works were short stories.  In 1948, Gainsborough read more

Heidi ( 1952 ) and Heidi ( 1965 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 27, 2019

Johanna Spyri's beloved children's novel "Heidi" ( 1881 ) was first brought to film in 1937 with Shirley Temple in the starring role. It was a sweet film that, I think, perfectly captured the heart of the novel even though it wasn't true to the original story. This still remains the most popular Ame read more

African Safari ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 26, 2019

This 1964 British Pathe newsreel highlights a very untraditional "safari"...it is actually a roundtrip road rally from Nairobi.  The annual Safari Rally was first held on May 27, 1953, as a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and was originally known as the East African Coronation Safari. For man read more

Eyewitness ( 1956 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 17, 2019

"A young woman lies dangerously ill in a hospital bed. Concealed in the shadows outside her window is a ruthless killer, ready to murder again to silence this woman, the only eyewitness to his crime..."  So reads the press release to Eyewitness, a grand little thriller from Rank Stud read more

From the Archives: Island at the Top of the World ( 1975 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 15, 2019

Island at the Top of the World ( 1975 ) was another fun Disney adventure film of the 1970s....not quite in league with such classics as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but it had a nice steampunk style to it anyway.  This dirigible was designed by Peter Ellenshaw ( the famous matte artist ) and a read more
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