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Classic Conversations: Director of ‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Jun 18, 2021

I adore Rita Moreno. I mean, who doesn’t? The 89-year-old actress has it all. I loved her as silent movie star Zelda Zanders in the MGM classic Singin’ in the Rain, I loved her as poor Tuptim in the spectacular musical The King and I, I I loved her Oscar-winning turn as Anita in West Side Story (one read more

Silents are Golden: The Silent Films of Cecil B. DeMille

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jun 17, 2021

Silents are Golden: The Silent Films of Cecil B. DeMille Well known for beloved classics like The Ten Commandments (1956), Cecil B. DeMille is indisputably one of Hollywood’s great directors. While he is perhaps not considered as “artsy” as some of his contemporaries, he did have a distinct read more

Orson Welles pursues Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jun 17, 2021

Orson Welles pursues Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai” The Lady from Shanghai (1947) is a film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, and Everett Sloane. Initially snubbed by the critics upon its initial release, the film has garnered a reput read more

Pale Flower (1964): A Stylish Japanese Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 17, 2021

The images aren’t unfamiliar to those acquainted with Japan’s metropolis. A voice surmises over images of the bustling train station. “Back in Tokyo. 3 years. It makes my head spin. Why are so many people crammed into cage-like boxes?” I couldn’t agree more with our na read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 17, 2021

“I was this punk kid from Nebraska who had an awful lot of the world’s good things tossed in his lap.” –Robert Taylor Among many matinee idols of Hollywood’s Golden Age was Robert Taylor, a well-known film and television actor who took on leading roles on several memora read more

Charlton Heston - Mister Epic

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 17, 2021

His close friends call him "Chuck". But to filmgoers all over the world he is known as Charlton Heston, a six-foot two-inch giant of a man and the star of such mighty epics as The Greatest Show on Earth, The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and El-Cid. Heston was recently asked why it was that he alw read more

Cinemallennials: The Great Escape (1963)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Dave Lewis on Jun 16, 2021

Cinemallennials: The Great Escape (1963) 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 today’s read more

What’s Streaming in June on the CMH Channel at BCE? His Girl Friday, The Outlaw, and Father’s Little Dividend

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jun 16, 2021

Our June Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelJune Birthdays and Fond Memories! Here we go… This month’s free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! These titles read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Harvey Girls (1946)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jun 15, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: The Harvey Girls (1946) The Harvey Girls (1946) I’ve had a particular fondness for The Harvey Girls (1946) since the first time I saw it, but my love increased when I visited the El Tovar Hotel in the Grand Canyon some years ago and learned more about the fascinating read more

Youth of The Beast (1963): Directed by Seijun Suzuki

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 15, 2021

A crowd gathers outside the Yamato Hotel. Inside two lovers are slain, the cops milling about the crime scene: The man and the woman. The note. It all points to a double suicide (Shinju) and with it a conventional police procedural. It very well could have been if not for one man: the film’s read more

Musical Monday: Your Cheatin’ Heart (1964)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 14, 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: Your Cheatin’ Heart – read more

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 14, 2021

The 1970s was a fantastic decade for gritty, urban crime dramas. Audiences were treated to fine films like The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Seven-Ups, The French Connection, Dirty Harry, and, of course, The Godfather. A lesser-known movie that could be included in that group is Peter Yat read more

THE WOMAN ONE LONGS FOR On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 14, 2021

 Kino Lorber continues its exemplary series of home video releases of rare German films with this Blu-ray of the 1929 silent THE WOMAN ONE LONGS FOR. This movie is notable for being an example of Marlene Dietrich in a starring role before THE BLUE ANGEL. Many assume that Dietrich had a neg read more

NOBODY"S BABY

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 13, 2021

 In March I wrote a blog post on a film called KELLY THE SECOND, which was a full-length feature produced by Hal Roach. NOBODY'S BABY, a 1937 movie made after KELLY THE SECOND, was also produced by Roach and released by MGM. This one has Patsy Kelly and Lyda Roberti, who were paired up for two read more

CASTLE OF THE LIVING DEAD On Blu-ray From Severin

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 12, 2021

 Severin's THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE Blu-ray box set features the first authorized home video release of the 1964 film CASTLE OF THE LIVING DEAD. The movie was filmed in Italy, but the main creative forces behind it, producer Paul Maslansky and writer/director Warren Kiefer, were America read more

Monsters and Matinees: Honoring Ray Harryhausen, a ‘Titan of Cinema’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Jun 12, 2021

Picture yourself standing in the middle of a fight with Ray Harryhausen’s skeleton army from Jason and the Argonauts. OK, it’s not the “real” skeletons, but it’s still pretty cool experience. This movie magic is an augmented reality that is one of the outstanding features of the Scottish read more

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jun 10, 2021

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – The Hitch-Hiker (1953) The Hitch-Hiker (1953) Ever seen an episode of the classic TV show Perry Mason? Remember Mason’s weekly nemesis, Hamilton Burger, played by William Talman? Well, you should check out Talman’s character in the 1953 noir The Hitch-Hik read more

PRIDE MONTH: John Ireland and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 10, 2021

PRIDE MONTH: John Ireland and Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948) On June 10, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized June is Pride Month and, like always, celebrations abound here at the Garden. And while I’ve already talked about some of the big one read more

The Aimless Bullet (1961) in Post-War Korea

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 10, 2021

The film sets a precedent when a group of men is tossed out of a bar. They lack the funds to pay their tab and they’re wasted, singing the old war songs they used to know in the military. One refrain goes like this, “We march over the bodies of dead soldiers.” One of their company read more

Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O’Hara head the cast in “How Green Was My Valley”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jun 10, 2021

Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O’Hara head the cast in “How Green Was My Valley” How Green Was My Valley (1941) was an American drama film directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Donald Crisp, Anna Lee, and Roddy McDowall. It is based on the b read more
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