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

Lucille Rita Bremer (pronounced “Bray-mer”) was a film actress and dancer, particularly remembered for her work in MGM musical films. Born in Amsterdam, New York, to Richard Bremer and Sarah E. Nichols on February 21, 1917, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bremer’s father was of German read more

They Live: Best Conspiracy Film?

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Mar 31, 2021

Join my friends’ and my new podcast! Tomorrow we feature the gum-chewing, sunglass-wearing Roddy Piper as he breaks through all the conventions of conspiracy films we’ve discussed so far. Don’t miss it. read more

"Suspicion" comes between Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Mar 31, 2021

"Suspicion" comes between Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine Suspicion (1941) is a psychological romance directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine. The screenplay was written by Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison, and Alma Reville (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock). The movie was read more

Western RoundUp: Will Penny (1967)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Mar 30, 2021

Western RoundUp: Will Penny (1967) In my February Western RoundUp column, I wrote about Rio Bravo (1959), an old favorite I’ve seen countless times over most of my life. This month I chose to write about a film I’ve never seen before, which is also possibly the “newest” read more

Max and the Junkmen (1971): Un Flic With a French Connection

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 30, 2021

I couldn’t help being reminded of Melville’s Un Flic catching the opening of Claude Sautet’s movie. There’s a policeman, 80 grand missing, and two dead after a heist. It’s not the events that are the same, but the initial sensibilities, the palette, even the world they read more

Promising Young Woman

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Mar 30, 2021

In her debut feature film, Emerald Fennell takes us on a wild, thrilling ride of trauma fueled revenge. Seven years after losing her best friend, Cassandra (Carrey Mulligan) refuses to move on with her life and instead makes it her mission to scare self-described “nice guys” and would-be rapists read more

March Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Mar 30, 2021

The Flesh and the Fiends (1960) Director/co-writer John Gilling’s lurid dramatization of Burke and Hare’s real-life exploits is consistently compelling, remaining one of the best versions of the tale. George Rose and Donald Pleasence play the notorious pair of ne'er-do-wells who supply D read more

Announcing our Long-Term Partnership with University Press of Kentucky for Exclusive Screen Classics Interviews and Book Giveaways

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 29, 2021

CMH partners with University Press of Kentucky for 2021!With Exclusive Screen Classics Discussion Video Seriesand Lots of Classic Movie Book Giveaways Classic Movie Hub is thrilled to announce our partnership with University Press of Kentucky to bring you exclusive classic movie video interviews read more

Book Review: The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Mar 29, 2021

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Release Date: April 13, 2021 Edward White’s The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock is called a biography in the book’s marketing materials, but this text is actually a different animal. In any case, it falls short as a biography. It’s best to look at the book read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR APRIL ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 29, 2021

The Footlight Club is a NYC boarding house for young women in the theatrical profession; actresses, chorus girls, musicians or waitresses, and hatcheck girls making the rounds of auditions and manager's offices. Mrs. Orcutt (Elizabeth Dunne) is the landlady. She was in Bernhardt's company and a chai read more

6 Films--6 Decades Blogathon for National Classic Movie Day

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 29, 2021

To celebrate National Classic Movie Day on May 16th, we are hosting the 6 Films--6 Decades Blogathon. Per its title, each participating blogger is invited to list one favorite film from each decade from the 1920s through the 1970s. (If you prefer, you could also list one film per decade fr read more

Musical Monday: Melody for Two (1937)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 29, 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: Melody for Two (1937) – read more

PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 28, 2021

 PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE (1954) is Warner Bros.' 3-D follow up to their hit HOUSE OF WAX. The film is based on Poe's famous tale "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", but, as expected, several liberties are taken with the source material. In 1890s Paris, a mysterious fiend is brutally murderi read more

Classic Movie Chat with Victoria Riskin

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 28, 2021

Classic Movie Chat with Victoria Riskin(Daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin) I’m so excited to share our Facebook Live Chat with Victoria Riskin from a few weeks ago (now posted on YouTube as well). Aurora from Once Upon a Screen and I were able to spend some quality time with Victoria t read more

Book Review: ‘Memoirs of a Professional Cad’ by George Sanders

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 27, 2021

I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve published something directly on this blog! Well, it was in January when I shared my review of Marlon Brando’s biography written by Patricia Bosworth. And I’m back today with another book review! This time, I’ll be giving you my a read more

Announcing the Christopher Lee Blogathon

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Mar 27, 2021

 Note: As my friends on Twitter can attest, it’s been a bit of a rough week, with my family’s beloved cat, Buster, missing. Despite this unfortunate setback, I have decided that “the show must go on,” so I can give everyone ample time for the following event… Afte read more

ZACH SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 27, 2021

 Do we really need a four-hour alternate version of a two-hour comic book movie, that, in my original estimation, was just okay? Well, we have one with ZACH SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE. Thanks to my dear brother Robert, I was able to view this elephantine mass of clickbait. I'm not going to go read more

Mank

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Mar 26, 2021

David Fincher has been trying to make Mank happen since the early 1990s. The script was actually written by Fincher’s late father, Jack Fincher. One of the big battles that kept this film on the back burner for decades was the fact that studios were not on board to see a black and white movie filmed read more

WORLD CINEMA: The Blue Angel (1930)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 26, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: The Blue Angel (1930) On March 26, 2021March 26, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized The film that gave us Marlene! Germany’s first feature-length talkie and the first collaboration between director Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, read more

The Bishop Murder Case ( 1930 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 26, 2021

Before Basil Rathbone donned the deerstalker to play Sherlock Holmes in 14 films, he portrayed the dapper sleuth Philo Vance in The Bishop Murder Case ( 1930 ), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's first film to feature S.S. Van Dine's famous detective hero. Paramount Pictures brought novelist Dine's characte read more
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