Category Archives: Films

Silver Screen Standards: The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Silver Screen Standards: The Most Dangerous Game (1932) The Most Dangerous Game (1932) has a lot in common with King Kong (1933): the same sets, the same producers, one of the same directors, and some of the same cast, but … 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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Five Fun Facts about Father’s Little Dividend (1951)

Five Fun Facts about Father’s Little Dividend Like many classic movie fans, I just love discovering interesting connections and fun little tidbits of trivia while watching my classic movie favorites. That said, each month, I’ll be sharing some quick and … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 4

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 4 This month I’ll be sharing another round of what I like to call “Hidden Gems,” Westerns which are lesser-known yet entertaining films worth seeking out. Below are brief sketches of a trio of worthwhile … Continue reading

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Cinemallennials: The Great Escape (1963)

Cinemallennials: The Great Escape (1963) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance … Continue reading

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Cinemallennials: Shane (1953)

Cinemallennials: Shane (1953) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today’s … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Can’t Help Singing

Can’t Help Singing: A Western Musical! Last December I ended the year here writing on a dark topic, “Noir-Tinged Westerns,” so I thought this December I’d write about something completely different, a color Western musical! That musical is Can’t Help … Continue reading

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“La Marseillaise” Plays, as Rick, Ilsa and Refugees Find Their Footing in Casablanca (Guest Post)

“La Marseillaise” Even more than the famous “Here’s Looking at You” scene, the “La Marseillaise” scene in Casablanca is the one scene in the film that evokes more emotion from audiences than any other, as it propels the narration in … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Haunted House Re-Do

Haunted House Re-Do: The Ghost Breakers (1940), Scared Stiff (1953) and more! There’s something exhilarating about haunted houses. I’m not talking about the type that thrill-seeking teens spend their parents’ hard-earned cash on every October or even the creepy, old … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Rope

The Directors’ Chair: Rope (1948) ROPE ( 1948 ) – SUBVERTING THE DRAWING ROOM PLAY Right off the bat, Hitchcock shows us a murder. “Good Americans usually die young on the battlefield, don’t they? Well the Davids of the world … Continue reading

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