What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in May 2022
John Wayne, Moms Love Mystery, and More!
May is a big month for movies, as our friends at Best Classics Ever are debuting three all-new collections just in time for Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, and John Wayne’s birthday.
Are you a fan of classic war films? This month’s Memorial Day Collection features classics starring James Cagney (Blood on the Sun), Ingrid Bergman (Arch of Triumph), and Van Johnson (Go for Broke!), plus the Best Classics Ever debut of The Big Lift, Three Came Home, Battle of Blood Island, The Steel Claw, Iron Angel, Hell In Normandy, and Wake Me When the War Is Over.
Fans can also celebrate Mother’s Day all month long with the Moms Love Mystery collection featuring classic whodunits and noir thrillers such as The Lady Confessesstarring Mary Beth Hughes and Hugh Beaumont, and Nancy Drew… Reporter, the second Warner Bros. feature film starring Bonita Granville as the iconic sleuth.
On May 26, film fans will celebrate the birthday of the legendary John Wayne – born in 1907 in Winterset, Iowa. Best Classics Ever is paying tribute with its first Wayne collection: For the Love of The Duke, featuring eight Wayne westerns from the 1930s and 40s, plus his rare comedic appearance opposite Evalyn Knapp in 1933’s His Private Secretary.
There’s more mystery on the way this month, as Classic Movie Hub celebrates with a trio of FREE Mysterious May features: A Shriek In the Night, And Then There Were None, and Cheating Blondes. Also, John Wayne’s not the only one celebrating a birthday in May. Classic Movie Hub invites you to stream more May Birthdays with James Mason and David O’Selznick (A Star is Born), Fred Astaire (Royal Wedding), Mary Astor (The Kennel Murder Case), and John Payne (Kansas City Confidential).
And if you’re so inclined you can read some fun facts about And Then There Were None in our Five Fun Facts post here
Here’s the list of everything happening at Best Classics Ever in May:
Memorial Day Collection
Blood on the Sun (1945)
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Arch of Triumph (1948)
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Three Came Home (1950)
The Big Lift (1950)
Go For Broke! (1951)
Battle of Blood Island (1960)
The Steel Claw (1961)
Iron Angel (1964)
Hell In Normandy (1968)
Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969)
Black Brigade (1970)
Moms Love Mystery Collection
Nancy Drew, Reporter (1939)
Blonde Ice (1948)
Lady Gangster (1942)
The Lady Confesses (1945)
Hold That Woman! (1940)
Big Town After Dark (1947)
For the Love of The Duke: The John Wayne Collection
His Private Secretary (1933)
The Dawn Rider (1935)
West of the Divide (1934)
The Trail Beyond (1934)
The Desert Trail (1935)
Rainbow Valley (1935)
The Star Packer (1934)
The Lawless Frontier (1934)
Angel and the Badman (1947)
Classic Movie Hub Presents… Mysterious May
A Shriek In the Night (1933)
And Then There Were None (1945)
Cheating Blondes (1933)
Classic Movie Hub Presents… May Birthdays
A Star Is Born (1937)
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
Royal Wedding (1951)
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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub