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Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 2, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee Guy Kibbee Guy Kibbee was a beloved character actor, appearing frequently in Warner Bros. films and Pre-Code musicals. He was born Guy Bridges Kibbee in El Paso, Texas, on March 6, 1882, or 1886, to James and Adaline Kibbee. Though his obituary and gravestone read more

If a Man Answers: Treating Your Husband Like a Dog

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 2, 2021

Sandra Dee as Chantel. Romantic comedies were box office gold in the early 1960s with hits like Lover Come Back and Come September (both 1961). Therefore, it was inevitable that a Hollywood studio would make one aimed at the young adult crowd. That's what Universal had in mind w read more

Musical Monday: Easy to Wed (1946)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 2, 2021

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Easy to Wed (1946) – Musica read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 2, 2021

“I like pictures better. It was different when we first started in. Then it was a novelty. Now debutantes and grandmothers are rivals in learning new steps, and all enjoy dancing themselves more than watching other people do it.” — Irene Castle Long before Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, read more

POSTAL INSPECTOR

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 2, 2021

 Is there anything more exciting than the life of a U.S. Postal Inspector? Apparently Universal Studios in 1936 thought the job was exciting enough to make a movie about the profession, called, naturally enough, POSTAL INSPECTOR. Ricardo Cortez plays Inspector Bill Davis, a man dedicated t read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 1, 2021

“Desi [Arnaz] was a charmer. We used to call him the Cuban arm because he would put his arm around you and say “Listen amigo” and you were done for.” –Madelyn Pugh Davis While Madelyn Pugh didn’t get much time in front of the camera, she made a notable career behi read more

Russia Month Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Aug 1, 2021

 The Cranes are Flying (1957) Veronika (Tatyana Samoylova) is in love with Boris (Aleksey Batalov), but their romance is interrupted when he enlists in the army. After her family’s home is bombed by the Germans, she’s forced to move in with Boris’ family, and she’s subse read more

THE CREATION OF THE HUMANOIDS

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 1, 2021

 The legendary Svengoolie showed this film last night on his MeTV program, and it was the first time I had ever seen it. I was well aware of its notorious reputation--some consider it to be among the worst films ever made, others believe its story line to be meaningful. It is a movie with read more

Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder – Book Giveaway (August)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 1, 2021

“Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder”We have Four Books to Giveaway this Month! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be giving away FOUR COPIES read more

HEAT LIGHTNING

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 31, 2021

 HEAT LIGHTNING, from 1934, is another of those great early 30s Warner Bros. pictures that, despite its short running time, has far more entertainment value than most two hour-plus blockbusters made today. Aline MacMahon plays Olga, a no-nonsense woman who runs a gas station/lunch counter/ read more

After Office Hours ( 1935 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 31, 2021

Clark Gable and Constance Bennett, two of the biggest stars in Hollywood in the early 1930s, teamed up only once for a fast-paced mystery/drama called After Office Hours ( 1935 ). This MGM release featured the King of Hollywood in a typical Gable-like role as Jim Branch, a hard-hitting New York read more

Henry Fonda is “Young Mr. Lincoln”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jul 29, 2021

Henry Fonda is “Young Mr. Lincoln” Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) is an American biographical film directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda. It was produced by 20th Century-Fox studio head Darryl F. Zanuck and Kenneth Macgowan. The film was photographed by long-time Ford cinema read more

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 5

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Jul 29, 2021

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 5 Once or twice a year I’ve enjoyed sharing some of my “Western Film Book Library” here at the Western RoundUp. I’ve had some wonderful responses as readers have let me know that these columns helped inspire them to trac read more

Watching 1939: Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 29, 2021

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

Book Review: TERENCE FISHER--MASTER OF GOTHIC CINEMA

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 29, 2021

 Nearly every film director with a major association with the cinema of the fantastic has been the subject of a major biography, including James Whale, Tod Browning, and Ishiro Honda. Now Terence Fisher is finally the recipient of an extensive look at his life with Tony Dalton's TERENCE FISHER- read more

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935): An All-American Gentleman’s Gentleman

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 29, 2021

It’s Paris in the spring of 1908. The mumble-mouthed, rather sheepish Roland Young admits to his manservant Ruggles (Charles Laughton) he’s gone and lost him in a poker game. He was terribly good at the art of bluffing. A little too good as it were. The kicker is the folks he’s ha read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR AUGUST ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 28, 2021

Ambitious and passionate about her work, Bette Davis early on proved her talent and worth to Warner Brothers Studio with whom she had signed a seven-year contract in 1932. However, it was on loan to RKO where Bette embraced the opportunity to impress critics, audiences, and peers as Mildred Rogers i read more

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Dave Lewis on Jul 27, 2021

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 read more

Les Miserables (1935) and Candlesticks

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 27, 2021

There’s a biblical verse that warns against storing up treasures in heaven where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in a steal. Jean Valjean keeps two silver candlesticks with him always — they’re probably the nicest things he owns — but their true value signifies read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (James Stewart Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 26, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a film that starred James Stewart and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able t read more
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