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Top 1960’s Movies (see all)

  1. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  2. The Apartment (1960)
  3. The Birds (1963)
  4. The Sound of Music (1965)
  5. Charade (1963)
  6. Psycho (1960)
  7. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  8. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
  9. Mary Poppins (1964)
  10. That Touch of Mink (1962)

Fan Top Crime Movies (see all)

  1. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  2. Double Indemnity (1944)
  3. The Lady Eve (1941)
  4. Ball of Fire (1941)
  5. After the Thin Man (1936)
  6. The Thin Man (1934)
  7. The Big Sleep (1946)
  8. Another Thin Man (1939)
  9. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  10. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Fan Top True Story (based on) Movies (see all)

  1. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  2. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
  3. On the Waterfront (1954)
  4. Boys Town (1938)
  5. Ace in the Hole (1951)
  6. Calamity Jane (1953)
  7. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  8. The General (1926)
  9. The King and I (1956)
  10. The Public Enemy (1931)

Silents are Golden

Charley Bowers, The Quirky Genius Of Stop-Motion Animation You?ve heard of Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd. You?ve even heard of Harry Langdon. Roscoe Arbuckle and Mabel Normand? Of course you?re familiar with them! Heck, you?re no stranger to Charley Chase or Marie Dressler?or even Monty Banks. ......
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Monsters and Matinees

A glass of milk ? so calming, so pure. Mothers give it to their children. Kids leave glasses for Santa. A husband hands one to his wife to help her relax. Wait. Take go back to that husband. If you?ve seen the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Suspicion, you’re probably feeling a bit uneasy. ......
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Silver Screen Standards

The Ladykillers (1955) Like most Gen Xers, I grew up associating Sir Alec Guinness with his role as Obi Wan-Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy. Only as an adult did I discover his earlier work and his tremendous talent for comedy as showcased by his series of films in the 1950s with Ealing ......
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Classic Movie Travels

Mabel Todd Mabel Todd Mabel Todd was born on August 13, 1907, in Los Angeles, California, to Richard and Helen Todd, and grew up in Glendale, California. Her father worked as a salesman. At an early age, Mabel and her sister, Marcia, performed as a singing duo in vaudeville. Mabel later san......
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Western RoundUp

TCM Classic Film Festival 15 Over the years the TCM Classic Film Festival has typically included a couple of Westerns on the schedule, such as Winchester ’73 (1950), which I wrote about here back in 2019, or last year’s opening night premiere of the restored Rio Br......
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Silents are Golden

A Closer Look At: Sherlock Jr. (1924) Buster Keaton, Sherlock Jr 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of one of Buster Keaton?s most beloved films: his third feature, Sherlock Jr. (1924). Still every bit as funny and fresh as it was in the early 20th century, its sophisticated special effects have......
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Classic Movie Travels

Marjorie White Marjorie White Marjorie Ann Guthrie was born on July 22, 1904, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Robert and Nettie Guthrie. Her father worked as a grain merchant. Guthrie entered into the entertainment industry as a child performer, working as one of the dancing and singing ......
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Legend Tribute: William Powell

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie?Legend, William Powell, born today, July 29 in 1892! William Powell: Master of the Screwball Comedy. More so than Cary Grant, more so than Clark Gable, more so than James Stewart; in my humble opinion, Powell?represents?the best and the brightest that the genre has to...  Read more...

Mini Tribute Delmer Daves at Work

Born July 24, 1904 Director Delmer Daves! Delmer Daves was a successful screenwriter in Hollywood, having co-penned Dames, The Petrified Forest, Love Affair and?You Were Never Lovelier (among others),?before making his directorial debut in 1943 with Destination Tokyo, for which he also co-wrote the...  Read more...

Supportive Fellas of Film Noir: Part II

Supportive Fellas of Film Noir: Part II More than a year ago, I started a series, ?Supportive Fellas of Film Noir,? which focused on  . . . well . . . the supporting male characters in film noir features. It?s been a while since I promised to shine the spotlight on these gents, so I figured ......Read more

Robot Monster: Movie Monster Legend 3D Graphic Novel

Returning Robot Monsterto its Comics-Inspired Roots I’m very happy to share that there is a Kickstarter Campaign to help return sci-fi cult classic, Robot Monster, to its comics-inspired roots, spearheaded by film historian Bob Furmanek of the 3D Film Archive. The campaign is ending in abou......Read more

Noir Noir: Oscar Omission Barbara Stanwyck

Noir Noir: Oscar Omission ? Barbara Stanwyck It?s about that time again ? awards season! My favorite time of year. As I write this, I?m in the midst of my annual quest to see as many Oscar-nominated films and peformances as possible. (Luckily, with streaming, I?m now able to see all of the entrie......Read more

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Did you know that there is a Charlie Chaplin Statue in Los Angeles, CA?

A Charlie Chaplin statue 'sits' in the main lobby of the Bradbury Building in LA (makes for a good p... ..  read more

National Film Registry

In 1991, Gigi starring the legendary Leslie Caron, was inducted into The National Film Registry, 33 years after its initial release (1958).
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Edward Arnold's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1942. So were Joan Fontaine, Greer Garson, Henry Fonda, Rita Hayworth...  see more