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Top 1920’s Movies (see all)

  1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  2. The Gold Rush (1925)
  3. The Circus (1928)
  4. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  5. The General (1926)
  6. Nosferatu (1922)
  7. The Kid (1921)
  8. Wings (1927)
  9. Sunrise (1927)
  10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)




Fan Top Sports Movies (see all)

  1. Woman of the Year (1942)
  2. Golden Boy (1939)
  3. The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
  4. Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
  5. Damn Yankees (1958)
  6. National Velvet (1944)
  7. Pat and Mike (1952)
  8. The Set-Up (1949)
  9. A Day at the Races (1937)
  10. Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Fan Top Show Business Movies (see all)

  1. Top Hat (1935)
  2. The Band Wagon (1953)
  3. All About Eve (1950)
  4. Holiday Inn (1942)
  5. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
  6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  7. Stage Door (1937)
  8. I'm No Angel (1933)
  9. Lady of Burlesque (1943)
  10. Annie Oakley (1935)






Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Jean Darling Jean Darling Dorothy Jean LeVake was born on August 23, 1922, in Santa Monica, California, to Rollin Darling and Dorothy Hamilton. Her name was changed to Jean Darling at five months old when her mother and father separated. By the next month, she began appe......
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Silents are Golden

Buster Keaton Joins The Movies Even compared to his fellow stars, Buster Keaton?s early life was uniquely colorful. Born to medicine show performers in 1895 and first appearing onstage when he was barely old enough to walk, he became the star of his family?s vaudeville act when he was a child, ma......
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Noir Nook

Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir ? 2024 Edition It has become my tradition around these parts each year to celebrate the 75th anniversary release of some of film noir?s many first-rate offerings. And this year is no different! There were a number of outstanding noirs released in 1949, includin......
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Monsters and Matinees

As someone always looking to find new classic horror films to watch, I like to take time early in the year to look back at what our favorite genre was like in the early days of cinema. Going back 100 years is always a good place to look. Overall, the 1920s gave us timeless horror films from Germa......
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Silver Screen Standards

Silver Screen Standards: The Pirate (1948) I always say that a splashy Technicolor musical is the best remedy for the dreary days of winter, and The Pirate (1948) certainly makes waves with its lively comedy and energetic dance numbers, even though it proved a box office flop when it first appear......
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Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Harry Spear Harry Spear was born Harry Sherman Bonner on December 16, 1921, in Los Angeles, California, to Joseph Bonner and Louise Spear. He was born at French Hospital in Los Angeles and initially resided at 5619 Fernwood Ave., Hollywood, California. His father served......
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Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Harry Spear Harry Spear was born Harry Sherman Bonner on December 16, 1921, in Los Angeles, California, to Joseph Bonner and Louise Spear. He was born at French Hospital in Los Angeles and initially resided at 5619 Fernwood Ave., Hollywood, California. His father served......
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Legend Tribute: Sidney Poitier

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Sidney Poitier, Born February 20th, 1927! It?s always a hard task to write about a ground breaker. It?s an even harder task to write about an African American ground breaker during black history month. I mean, what can I possibly say about the accomplishments...  Read more...

Mini Tribute Victor Fleming at Work

Born February 23, 1889 Legendary Director Victor Fleming! Although this post is labeled ‘Mini’ there is certainly nothing ‘mini’ about the respect due to Legendary Director, Victor Fleming!? This post is simply labeled ‘mini’ because I am paying a pictorial tribute...  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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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

Under Western Stars, starring the legendary Roy Rogers, was released in 1938. In 2009, 71 years later, it was inducted into The National Film Registry. Thank you National Film Registry!
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Bebe Daniels's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1929. So were Marion Davies, Janet Gaynor, Joan Crawford...  see more