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Top 1940’s Movies (see all)

  1. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  2. Double Indemnity (1944)
  3. The Lady Eve (1941)
  4. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  5. Ball of Fire (1941)
  6. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
  7. Adam's Rib (1949)
  8. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  9. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  10. Casablanca (1942)

Fan Top Musical Movies (see all)

  1. Top Hat (1935)
  2. The Band Wagon (1953)
  3. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  4. Swing Time (1936)
  5. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  6. Holiday Inn (1942)
  7. The Sound of Music (1965)
  8. Funny Face (1957)
  9. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  10. Shall We Dance (1937)

Fan Top Frontier Movies (see all)

  1. Calamity Jane (1953)
  2. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
  3. The Plainsman (1936)
  4. Wagon Train (1940)
  5. Cimarron (1931)
  6. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
  7. How the West Was Won (1962)
  8. Allegheny Uprising (1939)
  9. Daniel Boone (1936)
  10. River of No Return (1954)

Silents are Golden

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At ? Tol?able David (1921) One of the great joys of American silent film is not only the ?up close and personal? look at times gone by, but seeing how people regarded even earlier times gone by. We associate the early to mid-20th century with Americana today, but......
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Silver Screen Standards

Silver Screen Standards: The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Despite the icy cold shade of Rita Hayworth?s hair, The Lady from Shanghai (1947) plays like a fever dream, confusing and sweat-soaked, long before it reaches its famous funhouse climax. It?s a favorite among classic noir fans even though it ......
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Noir Nook

Noir Nook: The At-Home Film Noir Festival In April of this year, I attended the TCM Film Festival, which was the first time in two years that the fest was an in-person event. It was a sheer delight to be back in Hollywood for my eighth in-person festival ? there?s nothing like viewing classic fil......
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Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael was a beloved American composer, songwriter, actor, and lawyer. In addition to appearing in films and on television, he composed numerous hit songs, including ?Stardust,? ?Georgia on My Mind,? ?The Nearness of You,? ?Hea......
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Film Noir Review

“Like you said, it’s just one role of the dice, doesn’t matter what color they are.” Robert Wise is a fascinating case study. In a medium built on radical storytellers and auteurs, Wise is the epitome of a craftsman; a filmmaker without a discernible style. Were it not for......
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Legend Tribute: Peter Lorre

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Peter Lorre, born today, June 26 in 1904! When I think of Peter Lorre two things come to mind: those big, buggy eyes and that sneery, nasally voice. I guess it makes sense that the Austria-born actor would go on to be typecast as the ?sinister foreigner.? So,...  Read more...

Mini Tribute Moroni Olsen

Born June 27, 1889 Moroni Olsen Moroni Olsen made his professional acting debut on Broadway in 1920 portraying Jason in Medea. He worked on Broadway until 1935 (with an 11 year break between 1922-1933), and then made his feature film debut as Porthos in The Three Musketeers opposite Walter Abel as d’Artagnan...  Read more...

Monsters & Matinees: Let’s cast our votes for horror films on the National Film Registry

Every year when the slate of new movies going into the National Film Registry is announced, the list creates a buzz among film buffs. Not only does the name National Film Registry sound important, it is important. Established by Congress with the National Preservation Act of 1988 to ?showcase ......Read more

Whats New On Best Classics Ever In June 2022

Father?s Day Films to Watch With Dad, Cult Heroes, and More! With so much happening in June ? school?s out, summer begins, and Father?s Day arrives on June 19 ? our friends at Best Classics Ever are gearing up to deliver an action-packed month that the entire family can enjoy. Up first, a quin......Read more

Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937)

Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937) 1) Pick a number, four or five… So, how many versions of this movie are there, really? Well, most classic film fans would say a definite ‘four,’ end of story — which would be the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March......Read more

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National Film Registry

In 2009, Pillow Talk starring the legendary Rock Hudson, was inducted into The National Film Registry, 50 years after its initial release (1959).
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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