Monthly Archives: April 2022

Western RoundUp: Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958)

Western RoundUp: Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) A frequently seen theme in the Western film genre is a disparate band of travelers banding together against a common foe, most often Indians. One of the most famous Westerns featuring this theme … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: I, the Jury (1953)

“I never wanted the world. Just room enough for the two of us.” Mike Hammer has a strange cinematic history, especially when compared to other classic detectives. He toiled in B-movie adaptations while P.I. ‘s like Sam Spade and Philip … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927) In the mid-1920s, after being known primarily for melodramas and light comedies with battle-of-the-sexes themes, famed director Cecil B. DeMille was starting to move in a more … Continue reading

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Five Fun Facts about His Girl Friday (1940)

Five Fun Facts about His Girl Friday ….. 1) Hildy was originally a man His Girl Friday was adapted from the 1928 Broadway play, The Front Page, which, in turn, was adapted into the 1931 film The Front Page. All … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2

Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2 Earlier this year, I decided to take a look at my favorite films noirs – a task that I periodically love to tackle because, depending on the season, my mood, or even … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: That Night in Rio (1941)

Silver Screen Standards: That Night in Rio (1941) I turn to Fox’s cheerful Technicolor musicals whenever I really need a morale booster, and That Night in Rio (1941) is one my favorites. Directed by Irving Cummings, this effervescent musical comedy … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: The Cinematic Miracle of ‘Nosferatu’

The Cinematic Miracle of ‘Nosferatu’ An overprotective widow looking out for her husband’s masterwork – and her bank account. A disastrous miscalculation by filmmakers that brought down a fledgling studio. A legal order for the destruction of an artistic work. … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton

Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton Percy Helton was a beloved character actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in addition to performing on stage and television. He was born Percy Alfred Helton on January 31, 1894, in Manhattan, New York. … Continue reading

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What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in April 2022

What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in April 2022Captain Kidd, His Girl Friday, Of Human Bondage and More! With the arrival of spring, our friends at Best Classics Ever are leaving the long, cold winter behind and rolling out all-new … Continue reading

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