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Top 1930’s Movies (see all)

  1. Bringing up Baby (1938)
  2. It Happened One Night (1934)
  3. Top Hat (1935)
  4. After the Thin Man (1936)
  5. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  6. Swing Time (1936)
  7. The Awful Truth (1937)
  8. The Thin Man (1934)
  9. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  10. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Fan Top Action Movies (see all)

  1. North by Northwest (1959)
  2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  3. Ben-Hur (1959)
  4. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  5. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  6. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  7. The Black Swan (1942)
  8. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  9. Captain Blood (1935)
  10. Gunga Din (1939)

Fan Top School Movies (see all)

  1. The Major and the Minor (1942)
  2. The Little Princess (1939)
  3. Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)
  4. Best Foot Forward (1943)
  5. Ah, Wilderness! (1935)
  6. These Three (1936)
  7. The Trouble with Angels (1966)
  8. High School Confidential (1958)
  9. Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968)
  10. Hell's Kitchen (1939)

Silents are Golden

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At ? Nosferatu (1922) Nosferatu ?one of the most iconic and influential horror films ever made. One of the finest examples of the genre known as German Expressionism. A masterpiece by one of early cinema?s most skilled directors. And, of course, a prime example o......
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Monsters and Matinees

Open the new book Fright Favorites: 31 Movies to Haunt Your Halloween and Beyond to find this dedication from author David J. Skal: ?To monster kids of all ages everywhere. (You know who you are.)? If you recognize yourself in that dedication (and you probably do if you are reading Monster......
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Noir Nook

Noir Nook: More Unsung Noirs Out the Past. Double Indemnity. Laura. Blah blah blah. We all know about these often-seen and much-loved noirs. But what about the unsung features? The ones that nobody talks about? The ones that many noir lovers have never even heard of, let alone seen? In this mo......
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Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Anne Shirley Anne Shirley While Anne Shirley did not stay in the entertainment industry for as long as many of her peers did, she offered audiences a variety of notable performances. Born Dawn Evelyeen Paris on April 17, 1918, in New York City, to Henry and Mimi Par......
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Western RoundUp

Western RoundUp: Universal Gems, Part 2 A couple of years ago I shared a list of what I called “Universal Gems,” some of the many highly enjoyable Westerns released by Universal Pictures between the late ’40s and mid-’50s. Universal Westerns are some of my favorite film......
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Legend Tribute: Margaret Dumont

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Margaret Dumont, born on October 20, 1882! I must say that Margaret Dumont is one of my favorite Character Actresses of all time! And, although she has appeared in over 55 films, I just can’t help but associate her with the Marx Brothers, so much so, in...  Read more...

Mini Tribute Jackie Coogan

Born October 26, 1914 Child Actor, Jackie Coogan! Couldn’t resist this one! Jackie Coogan — ADORABLE as a kid and kinda ‘cute’ as Uncle Fester too!!! Coogan appeared in 140 roles — most famously as The Kid in Charlie Chaplin‘s silent classic, The Kid… and of...  Read more...

Whats Streaming in Oct on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? A Farewell to Arms, Father’s Little Dividend and More!

Our Oct Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelOver 40 Titles Streaming Free All, Every Month It?s that time again? We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) ? the mega streaming channel for classic movies a......Read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – How to Marry a Millionaire

Marilyn Monroe Launches Cinemascope inHow to Marry A Millionaire (1953) ?People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night,? 20th Century-Fox Studio mogul Darryl Zanuck predicted of television. He could not have been more wrong. By 1953, cinema attendance dropped nearly fift......Read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Let’s Make Love

Monroe?s Last Completed Musical-Comedy:Let?s Make Love (1960) ?Marilyn Monroe is the greatest farceuse in the business,? Fox film producer Jerry Wald asserted. ?A female Chaplin.? In the summer of 1959, Wald approached Monroe with The Billionaire, a musical comedy by Norman Krasna who had scr......Read more

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Did you know that there is a Hollywood Heritage Museum in Hollywood, CA?

The Hollywood Heritage Museum is housed in the beautifully restored Lasky-DeMille Barn. The Museum f... ..  read more

National Film Registry

The Mark of Zorro, directed by the legendary Rouben Mamoulian, was released in 1940. In 2009, 69 years later, it was inducted into The National Film Registry. Thank you National Film Registry!
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Diana Wynyard's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1933. So were Jean Harlow, Jean Harlow, The Marx Brothers...  see more