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Waterloo Bridge (1931): Pre-Code Edition

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 8, 2021

Many might best remember Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor in the 1940 version of Waterloo Bridge. It’s immediately obvious this movie has a very different flavor from the outset. It’s an earthier more boisterous version of Waterloo Bridge before the Production Codes took their axes to the read more

Monsters and Matinees: Modern sci-fi owes a debt to ‘Day of the Triffids’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on May 8, 2021

In a continuing quest to enjoy as many classic movie monsters as possible, it was time to revisit The Day of the Triffids. Seeing it with fresh eyes after so long brought a sense of Déjà vu in the most unexpected way. There, in Day of the Triffids, was one of my favorite sequences from The Walkin read more

Check It Out! - The Definitive Guide to "Murder, She Wrote" Website

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 8, 2021

Are you a "Murder, She Wrote" fan? If you're not yet, then a visit to the website The Definitive Guide to "Murder, She Wrote" will make you one! The highly addictive mystery series premiered in 1984 with a star-studded pilot episode and went on to become one of the longest-running drama series read more

Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford have a “Lust for Gold”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 7, 2021

Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford have a “Lust for Gold” Lust for Gold (1949) is an American western directed by S. Sylvan Sime and starring Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford. The supporting cast includes Gig Young, William Price, Will Geer, Edgar Buchanan, and Paul Ford. The movie is based on read more

Classic Conversations: Jacqueline Bissett and the Stars of ‘West Side Story’ Talk About the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on May 6, 2021

George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, and Russ Tamblyn of West Side Story I have attended all of the TCM Classic Film Festivals since TCM premiered the festival in Hollywood in April 2010. It is my favorite classic movie event and many of us look forward to it all year long, talking about it on our Faceb read more

Johnny Eager (1941): Taylor and Turner Spark Dynamite

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 6, 2021

“Are you thinking of allowing her to play Roxanne to your Cyrano?” – Van Hefflin to Robert Taylor Pretty faces don’t always add up to a quality movie and if you want to find where the faults lie, you might look between the players and the script then split the difference. Jo read more

HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 6, 2021

 The best film in the 3-disc "Carole Lombard Collection II" Blu-ray set from Kino is HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE, a 1935 romantic comedy co-starring Fred MacMurray and directed by Mitchell Leisen. Carole Lombard plays Regi Allen, a manicurist at a ritzy hotel. Regi is unhappy with her life and read more

Classic Movie Travels: Tom Drake

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 6, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Tom Drake Tom Drake While Tom Drake is arguably best remembered as the “Boy Next Door” to Judy Garland’s Esther Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Drake also made his mark as an actor in a variety of films as well as television appearances. Drake was born Alfred read more

The 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival is Here!

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 6, 2021

Four Fantastic Days of Films, Interviews,Special Presentations and More! Well, what can I say, except that, year after year, I look soooo forward to attending the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival. And, although times have changed over the past year (understatement), I have to give big kudos to read more

A new header photo for The Wonderful World of Cinema: The Winner!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on May 5, 2021

During the last weeks, I told you that I had decided to change the header photo of my blog and its Facebook page. I picked twelve photos from a chosen theme: 60s comedies and musicals from the 60s (in colour!). And, during three rounds, you cast your vote into randomly chosen polls. And today, we fi read more

Cinemallennials: Shane (1953)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Dave Lewis on May 5, 2021

Cinemallennials: Shane (1953) 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. On today’s episode, I read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2021

While there is much to praise in Hollywood history, the filmmaking industry certainly has a variety of problematic issues. Among them is the issue of ageism, with individuals’ career opportunities being limited because of one’s age. Women, more often than men, tend to face this issue as read more

Waterloo Bridge (1940) and The Farewell Waltz

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 4, 2021

If you’re like me, Waterloo conjures up a limited array of mental images. Napoleon and The Battle of Waterloo. The Kinks and Waterloo Sunset. That’s about the extent of it. Now I can add Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, and Waterloo Bridge to the list. Fittingly, our opening prologue begins read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2021

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations that profile individual p read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2021

Among many patriotic musicals of the day, The Singing Marine (1937) is a lighthearted tale of a likable Everyman whose identity is reshaped through fame and fortune. While Dick Powell was a multitalented star established himself as a fine dramatic actor and talented director, his initial image was t read more

From the Archives: Nancy Goes to Rio ( 1950 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 4, 2021

The lovely Ann Sothern had completed her 10-film run as the tough-talking Maisie and was cast as Frances in Nancy Goes to Rio, MGM's colorful remake of the 1940 Universal Deanna Durbin film It's a Date. Here she is seen posing within a giant lifebuoy. From the Archives is our latest series read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2021

In preparation for the Academy Awards ceremony honoring the films of 2020, I was excited to be invited back on to a very special episode of Karie Bible’s Hollywood Kitchen. This time, she coordinated an Oscar Cook-Along, featuring a variety of guests and recipes from Hollywood stars with a tie read more

Seven Things to Know About Burgess Meredith

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 3, 2021

1. In So Far, So Good: A Memoir, Burgess Meredith wrote: "Well, everybody was taking parts in Batman — from Frank Sinatra to Otto Preminger, everyone. It was the trendy thing to do back then. The Penguin stuck to me because the character was vivid." Actually, Sinatra never played a Batman read more

Musical Monday: West Side Story (1961)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 3, 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: West Side Story (1961) – read more

BING'S BIRTHDAY MOVIE: Just for You, 1952

Caftan Woman Posted by on May 3, 2021

Bing Crosby stars as Jordan Blake, a phenomenally successful producer/composer/director/entertainer. A widower for ten years, romance has entered his life in the form of musical star Carolina Hill played by Jane Wyman. Blake has not intentionally neglected his children, it is simply that he has been read more
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