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Top 1950’s Movies (see all)

  1. The Band Wagon (1953)
  2. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  3. The African Queen (1951)
  4. North by Northwest (1959)
  5. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  6. All About Eve (1950)
  7. Rear Window (1954)
  8. Ben-Hur (1959)
  9. Born Yesterday (1950)
  10. Funny Face (1957)

Fan Top Horror Movies (see all)

  1. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  2. The Birds (1963)
  3. Psycho (1960)
  4. Frankenstein (1931)
  5. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  7. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  8. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
  9. Dracula (1931)
  10. King Kong (1933)

Fan Top Freedom Movies (see all)

  1. You Can't Take It With You (1938)
  2. Spartacus (1960)
  3. Easy Rider (1969)

Western RoundUp

Western RoundUp: Preview ? 2021 Lone Pine Film Festival The 31st Lone Pine Film Festival ? October 7-10, 2021 After a challenging year and a half, it’s wonderful to see some beloved aspects of “normalcy” returning here in the United States. One such example is the Lon......
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Classic Conversations

TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, grandson of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz Among classic movie lovers, the topic of the greatest film of all time is one that always leads to a lot of controversy. I tend to be an outlier when I read such lists. I?m shocked by all the people who call?Vertigo?the best f......
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Silents are Golden

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at ? Sunrise (1927) German director F.W. Murnau, probably best known for his horror classic Nosferatu (1922), is also renowned for his masterpiece Sunrise (1927). This beautifully stylized drama about the travails of a young rural couple has universal appeal ? it......
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Silver Screen Standards

Silver Screen Standards: Claude Rains I couldn?t decide between several movies I had in mind for this month?s column, and then I realized that they all had something in common ? Claude Rains. Rains is one of those actors whose presence makes any film better, whether he?s appearing in melodram......
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Monsters and Matinees

Not all movie monsters fade away with the end credits. They might make a lasting impression because of their greatness (Universal monsters), uniqueness (The Blob) or silliness (Attack of the Killer Shrews). They can feed on our fears or leave us with new ones like being afraid to swim in the ocea......
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Legend Tribute: Erich Von Stroheim

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Erich Von Stroheim, born September 22, 1885! To quote Sunset Blvd, ?There were three young directors who showed promise in those days: D. W. Griffith, Cecil B. DeMille, and Max Von Mayerling.? If you?re familiar with the film, which I’m sure you are, you...  Read more...

Mini Tribute Paul Petersen

Born September 23, 1945 Child Actor Paul Petersen Child star Paul Petersen started his acting career at age 10 as a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club.?His most notable film roles include playing Cary Grant’s son David in Houseboat (1958) and, much later (at age 22), playing Fred MacMurray’s...  Read more...

Cinemallennials: Casablanca (1942)?

Cinemallennials: Casablanca (1942)? For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we?ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today?s world. In this episode, I tal......Read more

Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity and Stardom in Hollywood – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Gillian Kelly

Celebrating Robert Taylor with Author Gillian Kelly After dedicating 10 years to researching and writing about Robert Taylor, I was delighted to be asked to be a guest speaker at Gage County Classic Film Institute?s 110th birthday celebration for the actor taking place in his home state of Nebras......Read more

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939)?

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we?ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today?s world. In this epi......Read more

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Classic Movie Travel Sites

Did you know that there is a Clark Gable Birthplace & Museum in Cadiz, OH?

Authentic reconstructed home in Cadiz, where "The King of Hollywood" was born on February 1, 1901. T... ..  read more

National Film Registry

In 2002, Alien starring the legendary Tom Skerritt, was inducted into The National Film Registry, 23 years after its initial release (1979).
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Wallace Beery's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1931. So were Marie Dressler, Jackie Cooper...  see more