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    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 Horses Movies (see all)

    1. National Velvet (1944)
    2. Saratoga (1937)
    3. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
    4. Kentucky (1938)
    5. My Friend Flicka (1943)
    6. Riding High (1950)
    7. The Champ (1931)
    8. Red Canyon (1949)
    9. Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)

    Western RoundUp

    Final Resting Places, A Tribute to Western Filmmakers This month we’ll be again paying tribute to Western filmmakers as we visit their Southern California gravesites. We’ll begin by honoring several Western directors. The prolific George Sherman began his career in ’30s ̶......
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    Silents are Golden

    Silents are Golden: Chaplin?s Year At The Keystone Film Company In August 1913, Charlie Chaplin wrote a letter to his brother Sidney to share some exciting news: ?I have had an offer from a moving picture company for quite a long time but I did not want to tell you until the whole thing was co......
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    Noir Nook

    Noir Nook: Shadows in the Victorian Age Western noir. British noir. Sci-fi noir. Neo-noir. So many types of noir these days. And there?s a new one ? new to me, at least: Gaslight noir. I recently discovered this category of films on the Criterion Channel, where they were curated by film cr......
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    Silver Screen Standards

    Silver Screen Standards: Jane Eyre (1943) I?ve spent the fall of 2023 swimming in the wake of Jane Eyre, both the original 1847 novel by Charlotte Bront? and the 1943 adaptation starring Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles. I?ve been teaching a class about the novel for one lifetime learning program a......
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    Monsters and Matinees

    Classic film fans know what it?s like to sit through a movie that?s all scratched up or crackles and pops; that’s too hard to see and too difficult to hear. Yet we take it in stride because we know it?s the only way to see movies that have suffered from decades of deterioration. As a f......
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    Classic Movie Travels

    Classic Movie Travels: Jack Benny Jack Benny Bejamin Kubelsky was born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 14, 1894, to Meyer and Naomi Kubelsky. Meyer worked as a saloon owner and haberdasher, emigrating to the United States from Poland; Naomi emigrated from Lithuania. Though Kubelsky was born ......
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    Western RoundUp

    Western RoundUp: Showdown (1963) Showdown (1963) is part of the new Audie Murphy Collection III from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Showdown starring Audie Murphy, Kathleen Crowley, and Charles Drake I shared news of this summer’s Murphy Blu-ray releases here in July, and a fe......
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    Legend Tribute: Agnes Moorehead

    Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Agnes Moorehead, born December 6, 1900. Agnes Moorehead leads what I like to call a ?career double life,? a fairly common condition amongst classic film actors turned small screen stars. So, what do I mean by ?double life?? Well, think of it like this: Humphrey...  Read more...

    Mini Tribute Georges Melies

    Born December 8, 1861 Cinemagician, Georges Melies! Magician turned Film-Maker, Georges M?li?s was a? was a prolific special effects innovator. He created a mind-boggling 550+ films — most famously A Trip to the Moon in 1902, which was AMAZING for its time! “Cinemagician” George Melies...  Read more...

    Revisiting the shades of fear in ‘The Leopard Man’

    We?ve all been there. There’s a noise behind us. A rustling of bushes. Or a movement in a dark street corner. Is someone there? We casually walk a little faster while telling ourselves it?s just our imagination ? or is it? Yes, we?ve all been there (admit it, guys) and that?s wh......Read more

    A killer gaze: Richard Burton and his ‘Medusa Touch’

    A severely beaten man who has survived a heinous assault is unconscious in a London hospital. His head and face are wrapped in bandages with only his eyes (a key thing) and mouth visible. The heart monitor near his bed is flatlined, but inexplicably there is a small blip of brain activity. He isn......Read more

    Western Round Up: “B” Movie Sampler – Vol.2

    Western Round Up: “B” Movie Sampler – Vol.2 Last summer I shared a series of short reviews of ?B? Westerns I watched while traveling. I went on another road trip earlier this month and again watched several short Westerns in the evenings, thanks to my portable DVD player......Read more

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    Classic Movie Travel Sites

    Did you know that there is a Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, CT?

    The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center features a small museum dedicated to Katharine Hepburn, c... ..  read more

    National Film Registry

    Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, directed by the legendary Frank Tashlin, was released in 1957. In 2000, 43 years later, it was inducted into The National Film Registry. Thank you National Film Registry!
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    Grauman's Chinese Theater

    Don Ameche's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1938. So were Fred Astaire, Deanna Durbin, Alice Faye, Tony Martin...  see more