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COMEDY GOLD #10: ‘Tonsils!’ from Trouble in Paradise (1932)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Dec 7, 2018

COMEDY GOLD #10: ‘Tonsils!’ from Trouble in Paradise (1932) On December 7, 2018December 7, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Last year, I wrote a little piece about Edward Everett Horton’s inescapable and always welcome presence in 1930s read more

DOUBLE BILL #20 (final): Crossfire (1947) and Border Incident (1949)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 30, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #20 (final): Crossfire (1947) and Border Incident (1949) On November 30, 2018November 30, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized It is with sadness that I announce that this shall be my last ever Double Bill. I have had the most fun talking about an read more

Jean Gillie in Decoy (1946): Noir’s ultimate anti-heroine

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 16, 2018

Jean Gillie in Decoy (1946): Noir’s ultimate anti-heroine On November 16, 2018November 16, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Detour (1945) might be the greatest of all B-noirs, but Decoy (1946) is certainly the most bizarre and when it comes to film read more

Richard Basehart in He Walked By Night (1948) – Noir’s most impenetrable psychopath

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 10, 2018

Richard Basehart in He Walked By Night (1948) – Noir’s most impenetrable psychopath On November 10, 2018November 10, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Despite its sensational title, He Walked by Night (1948, dir. Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann) read more

Detour (1945): Noir’s unlikely masterpiece

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 4, 2018

Detour (1945): Noir’s unlikely masterpiece On November 4, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized About eight years ago, I watched Detour (1945) for the very first time. I was in the early stages of my film buff-ness, and I wanted to consume as many movies read more

Freaks (1932): Horror?

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 30, 2018

Freaks (1932): Horror? On October 30, 2018October 30, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized I mean, sure, the final moments are some of the scariest and most macabre in film history, but Freaks (1932) far transcends the horror genre. In fact, it has been widely des read more

The timelessness of Nosferatu (1922)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 22, 2018

The timelessness of Nosferatu (1922) On October 22, 2018October 22, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Everything’s been said about Nosferatu (1922), but we can’t really let Classic Horror Month go without talking about it. An unnoficial adaptat read more

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 15, 2018

The Most Dangerous Game (1932) On October 15, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized The Most Dangerous Game (1932, dir. Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Schoedsack) knows what it is and doesn’t hold back. Starting with its mysterious opening credits (that Max read more

DOUBLE BILL #19: The Invisible Man (1933) and The Wolfman (1941)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 9, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #19: The Invisible Man (1933) and The Wolfman (1941) On October 9, 2018October 9, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Horror is fascinating. Horror characters are fascinating. Whether they’re human, or monsters in the classic sense, the man read more

The horror…!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 4, 2018

The horror…! On October 4, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized October’s here (have I been doing this for every month?) and while I’d like to think I’m an open-minded film buff, I keep telling people (and myself) that ‘horror’s read more

COMEDY GOLD #9: Gossip from The Women (1939)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 27, 2018

COMEDY GOLD #9: Gossip from The Women (1939) On September 27, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Look, I like what The Women (1939) meant to do. I like the whole thing about it having an all-female cast, about it being about women and everything. Unfortunat read more

Cool Mitchum…

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 24, 2018

Cool Mitchum… On September 24, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized We all know Robert Mitchum was THE coolest cat. And Out of the Past (1947) might just be the coolest he’s ever been. But one scene that never gets mentioned is the one that I personally rewin read more

September Madness

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 20, 2018

September Madness On September 20, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s been a crazy week. I turned 26 on Sunday and then this week I moved house, which means that not only am I exhausted, I also haven’t had time to watch any movies! Not good. I’m all settled read more

DOUBLE BILL #18: Love Affair (1939) and An Affair to Remember (1957)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 10, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #18: Love Affair (1939) and An Affair to Remember (1957) On September 10, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s not unusual for a director to remake their own movie. Hitchcock did it, Cecil B. DeMille did it (twice!), and Leo McCarey did read more

COMEDY GOLD #8: The tiara scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 28, 2018

COMEDY GOLD #8: The tiara scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) On August 28, 2018August 28, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized There isn’t one second of this movie I don’t love. On the surface, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (dir. Howard Hawks) read more

He Walked By Night…

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 20, 2018

He Walked By Night… On August 20, 2018August 20, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the most under-appreciated villains (anti-hero?) in noir, Richard Basehart in He Walked By Night (1948). More on that in Noirvember. Adv read more

DOUBLE BILL #17: Thrill of a Romance (1945) and Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 12, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #17: Thrill of a Romance (1945) and Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) On August 12, 2018August 12, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Summer’s here, so I thought I’d go for a summer-themed Double Bill this month. And yeah, there’s read more

#CoolOpeningScene

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 6, 2018

#CoolOpeningScene On August 6, 2018August 6, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Though not the best of all noirs, the opening scene of D.O.A. (1950) will never cease to amaze me. Advertisements Shar read more

COMEDY GOLD #7: The morning after from My Man Godfrey (1936)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 29, 2018

COMEDY GOLD #7: The morning after from My Man Godfrey (1936) On July 29, 2018July 29, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized My Man Godfrey (1936), the screwball comedy with a conscience. Apart from being insanely hilarious, its commentary about social injustic read more

#Summer

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 19, 2018

#Summer On July 19, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized My ultimate summer movie? Why, To Catch a Thief (1955), of course! #SummerMovies Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like read more
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