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Watching 1939: 6,000 Enemies (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 14, 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 no read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 14, 2021

Without question, Terry is the most known dog in movie history. Born in Alta Dena, California, Terry was a female Cairn Terrier performer who appeared in many different movies, most famously as Toto in The Wizard of Oz (1939). In this film, however, she was credited as Toto, not as Terry. She read more

ARIZONA

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

 ARIZONA is a 1940 Western, produced by Columbia, and starring one of my favorites, Jean Arthur. During the Civil War era, a tough, independent-minded woman named Phoebe Titus (Jean Arthur) starts a freight company in the growing community of Tucson. Phoebe is an ambitious woman who goes a read more

Magnificent Obsession (1935): Stahl Vs. Sirk Again

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 13, 2021

As I continue my mini odyssey considering the differences between the melodrama of John M. Stahl and Douglas Sirk, one of the finest exhibit pieces is an early scene in Magnificent Obsession. The beloved Dr. Hudson has died because the life-saving pulmotor he needed was being used on someone else. read more

The Hidden

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 13, 2021

(1987) Directed by Jack Sholder; Written by Jim Kouf (as Bob Hunt); Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clu Gulager, Ed Ross and William Boyett; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½  “In a span of 12 hours, I’ve got five bodies, not counting Mill read more

Glenn Ford and Gene Tierney discover “The Secret of Convict Lake”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 13, 2021

Glenn Ford and Gene Tierney discover “The Secret of Convict Lake” The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) is an American Western film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney, Ethel Barrymore, and Zachery Scott. The cinematography was by Leo Tover (The Snake P read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 13, 2021

Pal was a male Rough Collie performer and the first in a line of such dogs to portray the fictional female collie Lassie in film, on radio, and on television. Pal was born at Cherry Osborne’s Glamis Kennes in North Hollywood, California, in 1940 and eventually brought read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 12, 2021

Skippy, also known as Asta, was a beloved Wire Fox Terrier best known for portraying Asta in The Thin Man (1934), among many other roles. Born in Van Nuys, California, he was trained by Frank and Rudd Weatherwax as well as by his owners, Henry and Gale East. Skippy could execute tricks on command th read more

Katharine Hepburn on The Dick Cavett Show, October 1973

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 12, 2021

Katharine Hepburn on The Dick Cavett Show, October 1973 On May 12, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized I’m not saying Katharine Hepburn’s once in a lifetime appearance on The Dick Cavett Show is one of my favorite things that’s ever hap read more

Imitation of Life (1934): Stahl Vs. Sirk

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 11, 2021

The opening shot of Imitation of Life is memorable for its sheer novelty and the very simplicity of the space. It’s not an establishing shot of a place or a person. Instead, it’s of a rubber duck bobbing in the bathwater as a little girl whines about wanting her “Quack Quack” read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 11, 2021

Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1925, Pal the Wonder Dog would become best known for originating the role of Pete the Pup in Hal Roach’s Our Gang comedies. Appearing with a natural trademark ring around his eye (sometimes enhanced with dye during filming), this UKC-registered American Pit Bull read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 11, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: The Gay Divorcee (1934) The Gay Divorcee (1934) I knew I wanted to write about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for this month’s column, but with ten movies to choose from the hard part was deciding which one I particularly wanted to watch again. Top Hat (1935) and Swing read more

THE PASSAGE (1979)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 11, 2021

 THE PASSAGE is another one of those 1970s international productions that have a action-war element to the storyline and a star-studded cast. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson, who had made two excellent WWII films--ICE COLD IN ALEX and THE GUNS OF NAVARONE. THE PASSAGE is a far cry from those read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 10, 2021

Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd born in Flirey, France, who became an international star in motion pictures. A beloved canine hero of the screen, Rin Tin Tin actually owed his life to American soldier, Lee Duncan, who rescued him from a World War I battlefield. While in France, read more

Watch FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2021 on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on May 10, 2021

Last Wednesday, attendees of the virtual TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) came together online to celebrate the Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2021! The 5th annual event delved into the stories behind the style of both the actors and actresses starring in 7 films featured in the festival's programm read more

Love, Hogs, and Mincemeat at the State Fair!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 10, 2021

Ann-Margret and Pat Boone.This bright 1962 remake of the Rodgers-Hammerstein musical State Fair (1945) was clearly intended to attract the young adult audience. Top-billed Pat Boone had scored a #1 hit song with "Moody River" the previous year. Co-star Bobby Darin was still churning out hit singles read more

Musical Monday: Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 10, 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: Annie Get Your Gun (1950) read more

Mean…Moody…Magnificent!: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend – Book Giveaway (May)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 9, 2021

“Mean…Moody…Magnificent!: Jane Russell and theMarketing of a Hollywood Legend”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 read more

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
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