Category Archives: Films

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

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 … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Skin and Savagery in The Sign of the Cross: 7 Vicious Pre-Code Moments

Skin and Savagery in The Sign of the Cross: 7 Vicious Pre-Code Moments An epic tale of decadence, morality and religious persecution adorned with lust, violence, love, and everything in between, Cecil B. DeMille’s The Sign of the Cross (1932) … Continue reading

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German Expressionism 101 – Part One

  German Expressionism 101 Part One In case you haven’t noticed, Classic Movie Hub is having a giveaway contest this month. Thanks to our long-standing partnership with Kino Lorber, we are giving away eight horror-esque movies every Sunday throughout October. … Continue reading

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Kino Lorber ‘Western Round-Up’ Blu-Ray/DVD September Giveaway Promotion (via Twitter)

Celebrating Westerns All-Month Long with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Western Classics This month we celebrate Classic Westerns courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber! We are happy to say that we have EIGHT Classic Western DVDs/Blu-Rays … Continue reading

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The Lost World (1925) Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest (via Twitter in September)

“The Lost World” Deluxe Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest  1925 Silent starring Wallace Beery, Bessie Love and Lewis Stone Wow, this is an exciting one! Thanks to our fine friends at Flickr Alley, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES via Twitter of the world-premiere … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Comedy Bromance, On the Road with Bob and Bing

Comedy Bromance: On the Road with Bob and Bing Two actors with successful careers in Hollywood, one known for his crooning skills and the other for his vaudevillian gags of comedy, paired together to make a series of films of … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: Early Talkies Talk Again

Early Talkies Talk Again! The Vitaphone Project was formed in 1991 by several film buffs and 78rpm record collectors with the goal of seeking out the 16 inch diameter shellac soundtrack disks that provided the audio portion of 1926-30 early … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: The Sniper (1952)

“Stop me — Find me and stop me. I’m going to do it again.” By 1951, filmmaker Edward Dmytryk was persona non grata in Hollywood. Blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten in 1947, the Oscar nominee was jailed for … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Dark City (1950)

“Guys like you seldom get arrested. You get killed first.” Dark City is an interesting addition to 1950s film noir. It stands out for a couple of reasons: firstly, it combines horror and noir elements in ways that were uncommon for … Continue reading

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90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon: To Sir with Love (1967)

Happy 90th Birthday Sidney Poitier! A Blogathon Celebration! “The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end. And as I leave, I know that I am leaving my best friend… a friend who taught me right from wrong … Continue reading

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