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The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Nov 20, 2017

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy The notion for a biographical film about legendary show business powerhouse George M. Cohan had been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1930s. The father of American musical comedy claimed to be born on July 4, 1878 and began treading the boards at age eight read more

Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway November)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 5, 2017

“Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our of “Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of University read more

Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film Book Giveaway (via Twitter in Novemer)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 29, 2017

“Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” Book Giveaway via Twitter Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH is happy to say that we will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” by Alan K. Rode, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky, from Oct 30 through Dec read more

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Michael Curtiz and William Keighley)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 2, 2017

The Adventures of Robin Hood gets by on a lot of charm. Charm and costuming (good and bad). The film opens with title cards setting the scene. Sherwood Forest, evil King’s brother, righteous nobel, beautiful damsel, insidious villain, and Technicolor tights–Claude Rains looking like a Little Lord read more

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938, Michael Curtiz)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 16, 2015

Angels with Dirty Faces runs less than ninety minutes, but doesn’t really fill them. The first fifteen minutes of the film are flashbacks, tracking James Cagney’s character from troubled boyhood to juvenile detention to prison. Once the present action starts, Cagney immediately reunites read more

Michael Curtiz, Happy Birthday! Born December 24th; 1888-1962 (3)

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 25, 2013

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: Director Michael Curtiz Let me direct (pardon the pun) your attention to whom I consider to be one of the best of the Hollywood directors, Michael Curtiz. He began his career in 1912, in Hungary, at the age of 26 in “Today and Tomorrow”, in which he read more

Michael Curtiz, Happy Birthday! Born December 24th; 1888-1962

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 25, 2013

Classic Film Aficionados Let me direct (pardon the pun) your attention to whom I consider to be one of the best of the Hollywood directors, Michael Curtiz. He began his career in 1912, in Hungary, at the age of 26 in “Today and Tomorrow”, in which he both directed and acted. The following year he read more

Michael Curtiz, Happy Birthday! Born December 24th; 1888-1962

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 25, 2013

Classic Film Aficionados Let me direct (pardon the pun) your attention to whom I consider to be one of the best of the Hollywood directors, Michael Curtiz. He began his career in 1912, in Hungary, at the age of 26 in “Today and Tomorrow”, in which he both directed and acted. The following year he read more

Michael Curtiz, Happy Birthday! Born December 24th; 1888-1962 (4)

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 24, 2013

Director Michael Curtiz Let me direct (pardon the pun) your attention to whom I consider to be one of the best of the Hollywood directors, Michael Curtiz. He began his career in 1912, in Hungary, at the age of 26 in “Today and Tomorrow”, in which he both directed and acted. The following year he read more

Michael Curtiz, Happy Birthday! Born December 24th; 1888-1962

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 24, 2013

Director Michael Curtiz Let me direct (pardon the pun) your attention to whom I consider to be one of the best of the Hollywood directors, Michael Curtiz. He began his career in 1912, in Hungary, at the age of 26 in “Today and Tomorrow”, in which he both directed and acted. The following year he read more

Michael Curtiz, Happy Birthday! Born December 24th; 1888-1962

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 24, 2013

Director Michael Curtiz Let me direct (pardon the pun) your attention to whom I consider to be one of the best of the Hollywood directors, Michael Curtiz. He began his career in 1912, in Hungary, at the age of 26 in “Today and Tomorrow”, in which he both directed and acted. The following year he read more

Top 5 Michael Curtiz Movies

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on May 24, 2013

Who’s Michael Curtiz, you ask? He directed Casablanca, silly. While classic film fans and people who neglect their children to have more TCM watching time know this and know it well, Michael Curtiz is a little of an unsung directorial hero. This man made movies – 50 in Europe, over 100 read more

Sons of Liberty (1939, Michael Curtiz)

The Stop Button Posted by on Jan 25, 2013

Despite Michael Curtiz directing and Claude Rains starring–Curtiz does better than Rains–Sons of Liberty is a rather tepid little short. Rains plays a Jewish proto-American (circa 1776) who sacrifices all for the United States. He even dies penniless because he won’t sign a docume read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Michael Curtiz

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Dec 24, 2012

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Michael Curtiz, born December 24, 1886! Some directors are remembered for a specific reason. Hitchcock will be forever known as the master of suspense, Cuckor earned the moniker of “womans director,” and Ed Wood has a special place in history as the worst read more

Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)

The Stop Button Posted by on Oct 3, 2008

Every time I watch Casablanca–and I think it’s been a while since the last time, over ten years ago, when I saw it at Radio City–I marvel at the pacing. The film runs an hour and forty minutes and it doesn’t even seem like any time has passed until Bergman is in Bogart’ read more

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