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Classic Movie Travels: George “Spanky McFarland”

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 21, 2023

Classic Movie Travels: George “Spanky McFarland” George “Spanky” McFarland George “Spanky” McFarland portrayed the iconic leader of the Our Gang cast of children, beloved for his role as Spanky. He was born George Philips McFarland at Methodist Hospital on October 2, 1928, read more

Goodnight, My Love: A Made-for-TV Film Noir

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 20, 2023

The ABC Movie of the Week was unique among made-for-TV movie franchises in that its films spanned a wide variety of genres. It presented family dramas, thrillers, comedies, horror pictures, and even a kung fu movie. One of its most unusual efforts was Peter Hyams' homage to film noirs: Goodnigh read more

Musical Monday: The Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 20, 2023

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: The Fastest Guitar Alive read more

Give Noir a Chance: The Naked City (1948)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Mar 20, 2023

I’ve had an idea for a new blog series for quite some time now, and I thought that today was a perfect day for my first entry. Over the decades, I’ve seen innumerable noirs – some that I frankly don’t even remember, many that I’ve loved, and a few that left me cold despite their acclaim from read more


The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 20, 2023

AND THE OSCAR DOESN’T GO TO… Thelma Ritter On March 20, 2023March 20, 2023 By CarolIn Uncategorized Image from Pinterest There are some actors you just love to see on screen. Those actors you just know will deliver a great performance, no read more

Tyrone Power is "Johnny Apollo"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Mar 20, 2023

Tyrone Power is "Johnny Apollo" Johnny Apollo (1940) is an American film noir crime drama directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Tyrone Power and Dorothy Lamour. The supporting cast includes Edward Arnold, Lloyd Nolan, Charlie Grapewin, and Lionel Atwill. The screenplay was written by Phi read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 19, 2023

 There's been numerous books written about the James Bond film franchise, especially lately, with the recent 60th anniversary of the release of DR. NO, the first Bond movie. In WHEN HARRY MET CUBBY, author Robert Sellers takes a look at the two producers who instigated the most successful film read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 18, 2023

 If you know what the title of this blog refers to, then you know that I am a lifelong hardcore fan of the Chicago White Sox Major League baseball team. One thing that all White Sox fans have in common is an eternal chip on the shoulder--we Sox followers are convinced that the team has never go read more

77 Sunset Strip Airing All Weekend!

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 18, 2023

Every weekend Decades TV ( Channel 35 if you live in the Cleveland area ) runs a marathon of a particular TV show....this weekend it happens to be the classic private-eye series 77 Sunset Strip. It is well worth tuning in to watch at least one episode because the series is rarely shown on television read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 16, 2023

 In his newest film, Joshua Kennedy ventures into Lovecraft territory with THE INNSMOUTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. Basing a movie on one of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous tales, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", is a tremendous task for anyone. Just the name "Innsmouth" in the title lets most of the audi read more

Autumn Leaves (1956)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 16, 2023

You might not immediately connect Joan Crawford and Nat King Cole, but his brand of velvet crooning provides a fine backdrop (and namesake) for Autumn Leaves. It presents the consummate leading lady with a lighter more congenial personality — the kind of Joan Crawford who seems easier to conn read more

Noir Nook: Oscar Omission – Edward G. Robinson

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Mar 16, 2023

Noir Nook: Oscar Omission – Edward G. Robinson One of my favorite times of the year is awards season. For years now, as soon as the Academy Awards are announced, I set upon a quest to see as many Oscar-nominated films and performances as possible. And I’m pleased to say that in 2022, because read more

Classic St. Patrick's Day Films

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 16, 2023

It be St. Paddy's Day on the morrow and if ye be a classic film fan, ye'll be wanting to sit back and relax and watch a grand film set on the Emerald Isle. But what film would you be wanting to watch? Faith, man can watch The Quiet Man no more than twenty times before knowing the script word for wor read more

The Comic Magic of Confess, Fletch

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Mar 16, 2023

I’ve now watched the Jon Hamm-helmed remake of Fletch three times. This may surprise those of you who adored the original Fletch series–and Chevy Chase’s performance in it–as much as I did. But the film is a different animal and defies comparison; it also contains enough qui read more

Film Albums: Maureen O'Hara Sings Her Favorite Irish Songs

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2023

Now is a wonderful time to enjoy some classic Irish songs, what with St. Patrick's Day peeking just around the corner....and if you want a gem of an album to enjoy, check out this classic from 1961: Maureen O'Hara Sings Her Favorite Irish Songs. Maureen O'Hara had a wonderful high soprano voice read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Mar 15, 2023

So today I talk about ‘Sunset Boulevard’: Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett’s Sobering Exposure of the Dark Side of Hollywood’s golden era. i feel this subject is highly very well regarded to me. I love movies so much. It is truly marvelous as Billy Wilder is one of my favorite director-writer read more

Jean Renoir's "Swamp Water"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Mar 15, 2023

Jean Renoir's "Swamp Water" Swamp Water (1941) is an American crime drama set in the Okefenokee Swamp, Waycross, Georgia. The film was directed by Jean Renoir and stars Walter Brennan, Walther Huston, Anne Baxter, and Dana Andrews. The strong supporting cast includes Virginia Gilmore, John Carr read more

Sudden Fear (1952)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 14, 2023

I had no prior knowledge of what Sudden Fear was about, and I was relatively taken aback to see a film set during a stage rehearsal. You have your lead actor in the middle of a passionate soliloquy. This is Jack Palance getting a go at a more substantial role. Then, there’s the writer and aut read more

Silver Screen Standards: Harvey (1950)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Mar 14, 2023

Silver Screen Standards: Harvey (1950) Adapted from a hit play that won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the 1950 film Harvey celebrates gentle, odd characters whose eccentricities make life more interesting for everyone around them. If you’ve spent much time around such folks, or perhaps are one read more

'80s Flashback: Trouble in Little China and Vampires in Santa Carla

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 13, 2023

Kurt Russell as Jack Burton.Big Trouble in Little China (1986). This fourth collaboration between Kurt Russell and director John Carpenter is a mildly diverting martial arts fantasy--which has nevertheless attracted a strong cult following. Russell stars as Jack Burton, a tough-talking tru read more