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From the Archives: The Egg and I ( 1947 )

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

 Betty MacDonald ( Claudette Colbert ) is looking surprised at the hen perched on Pa Kettle's shoulder in this photo from a deleted scene from The Egg and I. Pa ( Percy Kilbride ) explained that his pet hen took a fancy to him and "been followin' me ever since, can't figger it out". From t read more

When Tomorrow Comes (1939) and Romantic Shelter From The Storm

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

Waitresses bustle about on their beats passing along the news like busy bees: eight o’clock tonight unity hall! It caused quite a stir in the ranks and the girls are currently walking on eggshells afraid to get canned. A few of the gals are especially jumpy including poor Lulu who drops a who read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 8, 2021

Actress and singer Anna Held led a fascinating life as one of Ziegfeld’s earliest muses. A popular comedy star on the New York theater scene, Held made La Belle Époque all the more lovely. Though personifying glamour, Held’s early life was anything but glamorous. Held overcame an impover read more

Valentina Cortese discovers the dark secrets of the “House on Telegraph Hill”

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

Valentina Cortese discovers the dark secrets of the “House on Telegraph Hill” House on Telegraph Hill (1951) is a thriller/suspense film directed by Robert Wise and starring Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, and William Lundigan. The film is based on the novel The Frightened read more

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jul 6, 2021

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward Susan Hayward Susan Hayward has long been one of my favorite actresses. When I was growing up, I thrilled with her performances in such films as Smash Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), for which she earned her first of five Oscar nominations; read more

Cluny Brown (1946): Nuts to The Squirrels

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

The title card introduces our time and place. It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon in England. The year: 1938. Nothing particularly important is going on except a cocktail party and that’s only important to the host, one Mr. Hilary Ames (Reginald Gardiner). You wouldn’t call this much of read more

DVD Announcement: Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Seasons One – Four)

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jul 6, 2021

Distributor: Via Vision Entertainment Release Date: June 16, 2021 Region: Region Free Video: 576I (MPEG-2, PAL) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono Dolby Digital Ratio: 1.33:1 Notes: This series is not yet available on the Blu-ray format. “I am entering television because I am the tip of a tendril. I am read more

Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It – Book Giveaway (July)

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

“Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It”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 of “Jayne read more

Musical Monday: Rhythm on the Range (1936)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 5, 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: Rhythm on the Range – read more

The Delphi Bureau

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 5, 2021

Glenn Garth Gregory is a reluctant spy. Laurence Luckinbill. He believes he was hired to do research for a government agency called the Delphi Bureau. Of course, the bureau has no street address and possibly no other employees. Glenn (Laurence Luckinbill) receives his assignments from Washington read more

Classic Conversations: Debbie Wileman Channels Judy Garland Like No One Else

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Jul 5, 2021

Debbie Wileman as the incomparable Judy Garland The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for the entire planet, to say the least, but it has also produced some unexpected gifts. If not for the pandemic, a British woman named Debbie Wileman, who hadn’t sung professionally in years, would never read more

EAGLE IN A CAGE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 4, 2021

 EAGLE IN A CAGE, released in 1972, is another obscure film I stumbled upon on the Tubi streaming channel. It dramatizes the beginning of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile on the small island of St. Helena in 1815. The movie has a strong cast of acclaimed actors (Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, B read more

Noir I Don’t Care For: The Paradine Case (1947)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Jul 4, 2021

As I’ve mentioned a time or two in previous posts, I am a member of a classic movie meetup group that continued to flourish throughout the pandemic; each week, we’re assigned an old movie that’s available on YouTube, and then we gather via Zoom to discuss it. Moderated by Steven Reginald over read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 3, 2021

Joan Crawford had a lengthy career that evolved just as the movies did. From the Silent Era and on to the Sound Era, Crawford’s image and performances were carefully cultivated to cater to audience interests of the day. Appearing in films like Our Dancing Daughters (1928) early on, to films l read more

Watching 1939: The Under-Pup (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 2, 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

HAMMERHEAD

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

 HAMMERHEAD (1968) is another of the many James Bond-like spy/adventure films made in the Sixties. This one stars Vince Edwards as Charles Hood, an American who works as a Special Branch operative for England. Hood is tasked to infiltrate the organization of a shady character named Hammerh read more

To Be or Not to Be (1942): Lubitsch Vs. The Nazis

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 1, 2021

“What he did to Shakespeare, we are doing now to Poland.” – Ehrhardt about Josef Tura Our story begins in Warsaw during peacetime. In some sense, this is a period piece because the gulf between the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939 and the comparably idyllic years prior co read more

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

“I was afraid of getting stuck with only young parts. I’ve always had that trouble because I have a young-looking face.” –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 read more

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

“Please say that I have diamonds for eyes and a little laugh like a small echo running evenly over the hill. But it’s not true. I’m not pretty and I’m short. Five feet one inch and three-quarters. Put in the three-quarters. It’s very important.” –Joan McCrac read more

Classic Movie Travels: Vernon & Irene Castle

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 1, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Vernon & Irene Castle Vernon & Irene Castle Long before Fred and Ginger, Vernon and Irene Castle were lauded as an exceptionally talented dancing duo. Though a tragedy ended their partnership, their influence as dancers as well as Irene’s activism continues to read more
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