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The Doombolt Chase ( 1978 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 17, 2017

HTV, an independent British production company, released a number of memorable children's television series throughout the 1970s and 1980s....one of which was The Doombolt Chase, a six-part adventure serial that aired in March 1978. Don Houghton, a writer who contributed to several Doctor Who read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 16, 2017

Oh, now doesn't this scene look familiar! You may not know the name of this actress, but you know the film. Look at all that sheet music....and yet, she doesn't even look at it when she plays. As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to the Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie game or the p read more

Joan Fontaine - A Rising Star

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 11, 2017

JOAN FONTAINE comes close to her famous one-picture-to-stardom Rebecca role in her currently releasing Suspicion with Cary Grant. And so, the great question of whether Miss Fontaine - or Mrs. Brian Aherne, if you prefer - was a flash in the pan is definitely settled. She's not.  She is an read more

Fabric Pictures by Eugenie Alexander - British Pathé ( 1958 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 9, 2017

Our latest entry in the British Pathé series spotlights a 1958 newsreel about an artist who worked with an unusual medium - fabric. Her name is Eugenie Alexander and her artwork was famous enough to warrant the publication of a book "Fabric Art" published just a year after this short 2-minute newsre read more

From the Archives : Miracle in the Rain ( 1956 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 6, 2017

Van Johnson and Jane Wyman tenderly embracing in a scene from Miracle in the Rain ( 1956 ), a touching World War II romance film. In this scene, Johnson's character was about to be called away overseas and he had a feeling it would be the last time he would see his sweetheart.  From the Archiv read more

Devilry and Magic in Miracles for Sale ( 1939 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 31, 2017

Mike Morgan ( Robert Young ) is a skeptic. He was a former magician who now makes his living selling his magic tricks to other New York City magicians. "Miracles for Sale" is his tagline, and creating illusions is his racket. So, when he comes across a real-life mystery he naturally attempts to pick read more

Quiet as a Nun ( 1978 ) - Armchair Thriller

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 25, 2017

Armchair Thriller, a short-lived British television horror series of the 1970s, featured a number of genuinely creepy serials guaranteed to cover your skin with goosebumps. One of their best was Quiet as a Nun, a six-part serial that aired between April 18th and April 27th, 1978. This episode center read more

British Pathé - Masks

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 21, 2017

There is such a wealth of visual material to be found online and delving into it on a daily basis is as refreshing as taking a swim in a cool pool. One of the most interesting fountains in the Youtube stream of entertainment is the British Pathé Collection, an archive of 85,000 clips dating fro read more

Der Schönste Tag Meines Lebens ( 1957 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 16, 2017

This is such a sweet film. Most of the Deutsche Heimatfilms are sweet as apple strudel, but Der Schönste Tag Meines Lebens is especially wholesome and delicious. It centers around a little orphan Hungarian boy named Toni, portrayed by that talented youngster Michael Ande ( The Trapp Family ). He bef read more

Shields and Yarnell - Living Toys

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 12, 2017

Is it possible to make a career of playing a mime? Robert Shields and Linda Yarnell proved that it is not only possible but quite a lucrative business.  Without a spoken word, Shields and Yarnell made a name for themselves displaying mime acts of "controlled insanity" in over 400 television ap read more

The Unidentified Flying Oddball ( 1979 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 8, 2017

The title says it all. This 1979 Walt Disney comedy is certainly an oddball. While the Disney films of the 1970s are generally considered sub-par to the films the studio outputted in the 1950s and 1960s, most of them were still very amusing. The Unidentified Flying Oddball ( UFO ) simply f read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 5, 2017

A scientist examining a substance in a vile.....is he a mad scientist?? Possibly. Possibly not. If you know the film this screenshot is from you would know how sane this man 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

The High Commissioner ( 1968 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 3, 2017

Espionage films were all the rage in the mid-1960s, a fever that had been ignited by Ian Fleming's James Bond spy series. George Segal investigated neo-Nazis in The Quiller Memorandum ( 1966 ), Michael Caine had starred in the Harry Carter films ( Funeral in Berlin, The Ipcress File ), Rock Hudson w read more

Angels of Sin ( 1943 ) aka Les Anges Du Peche

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 27, 2017

"If you hear the word that ties you to another human being, do not listen to any others that follow - they are merely its echo." - St. Catherine of Siena Director Robert Bresson's first feature film, the outstanding underrated gem Les Anges du Peche aka Angels of Sin, explores the indistinguishab read more

From the Archives : Gable and Crawford in Dancing Lady ( 1933 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 26, 2017

That dynamic duo of Clark Gable and Joan Crawford heated up the screen in Dancing Lady ( 1933 ), their fourth film together. Here, Joan makes google eyes at Clark in an attempt to win him over to her way. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverbanks Pict read more

Passionate Summer ( 1958 ) aka Storm Over Jamaica

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 24, 2017

An island paradise...where all human emotions are exposed under a tropic sun. In spite of its engaging tagline, Passionate Summer, also known as Storm Over Jamaica, gave a light drizzle of drama compared to the raging storm promised. It focuses on the traditional one-man/two-women love triangle wit read more

James MacArthur and Janet Munro - A Disney Duo

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 22, 2017

Every once in a while when you are watching a film you probably find yourself proclaiming, "Hey! These two actors also played together in [fill in the blank]!"  Well, like you, the bloggers behind The Flapper Dame and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies experienced this, too, and so they decided to read more

In Kaye's Kitchen : Danny Kaye Cooks More than Comedy

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 19, 2017

Danny Kaye loved to try new things and was always open to learning the necessary skills and then plunging right into an experience...with no fear of making a fool of himself. With this bravado he acquired proficiency in a number of different fields over the years: flying commercial aircraft, co read more

Raising a Riot! ( 1955 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 15, 2017

What does a man do when his wife asks him to mind their three youngsters when she must leave the country for a few weeks to care for her aging mother?  If you think he would raise a riot, you're quite mistaken, for the man in this situation is played by Kenneth More....and any character that M read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 13, 2017

"Inspection!!" Never look a gift horse in the mouth.....but this commanding officer doesn't like the looks of one the horses. Do you remember this scene? Unfortunately, it's yet another blurry screenshot. However, put your thinking cap on! There are enough clues in this scene to solve the puzzl read more
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