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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

From the Archives: Four Wives ( 1939 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 9, 2021

 Now here's a good-looking foursome...Rosemary Lane ( or is that Lola Lane? ) is standing with Jeffrey Lynn while Eddie Albert and Priscilla Lane have a seat on the bench. In this sequel to Four Daughters ( 1938 ), Priscilla was still grieving the death of her lover ( John Garfield ) but was ha read more

The Abominable Snowman

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jun 9, 2021

 (1957) Directed by Val Guest; Written by Nigel Kneale; Based on the BBC television play, The Creature, by Nigel Kneale; Starring: Peter Cushing, Forrest Tucker, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis, Robert Brown, Arnold Marlé and Robert Brown; Available on Blu-Ray and DVD Rating: **** “The read more

Classic Movie Travels: Joan McCracken

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jun 8, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Joan McCracken Joan McCracken While the name Joan McCracken may not be familiar to many these days, in her heyday, she was a renowned actor, dancer, and comedian, notable for originating the role of Sylvie in Oklahoma!, taking on the nickname of “The Girl Who Falls Down” read more

The Housemaid (1960) and a Living Hell

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

The opening credits are more self-assured and breezy than I was expecting as the brass sounds off against a pair of kids playing cat’s cradle in the family living. Even with the rain outside, it somehow feels like a fitting depiction of postwar modernity in the 1960s. Films like Ohayo and Whe read more

Musical Monday: Pajama Party (1964)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 7, 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: Pajama Party (1964) – Musica read more

Burt Reynolds' Unofficial Remake of a Film Noir Classic

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 7, 2021

Burt Reynolds as Sharky. After placing a civilian in harm's way, big city detective Tom Sharky is "demoted" from narcotics to vice. It's intended to be a humdrum assignment, but that changes quickly when Sharky (Burt Reynolds) confiscates a list of seven coded phone numbers from an affluent pimp. O read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 7, 2021

“If I had to give up either acting or dancing, I’d choose to keep dancing.” –Cyd Charisse Among the many wonderful dancers of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Cyd Charisse shines as a gifted actress and dancer who shared the screen with many other memorable talents. She was born Tula read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: The Birds

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jun 6, 2021

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: May 25, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free Blu-ray: Region A Length: 01:59:31 Video— 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) Blu-ray: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio — 4K UHD: 2.0 Mono English DTS-HD Master Audio Blu-ray: 2.0 Mono English DTS-HD Master Audio read more

Vitagraph: America’s First Great Motion Picture Studio – Book Giveaway (June)

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

“Vitagraph: America’s First Great Motion Picture Studio”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 “Vita read more

THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE COLLECTION On Blu-ray From Severin

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 5, 2021

 Christopher Lee is a legend of English Gothic cinema--but he's also a legend of Euro Gothic cinema, which is made abundantly clear in this new fantastic Blu-ray set from Severin. THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE COLLECTION collects five rare and somewhat obscure films that were made in co read more

Joseph Cotton falls for “The Farmer’s Daughter,” Loretta Young

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jun 5, 2021

Joseph Cotton falls for “The Farmer’s Daughter,” Loretta Young The Farmer’s Daughter (1947) is an American film comedy directed by H. C. Potter and starring Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, and Ethel Barrymore. The supporting cast includes Charles Bickford, Harry Davenport, read more

Drive a Crooked Road (1954): A Malibu Sunshine Noir

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 5, 2021

“On a clear day, you can see Catalina.” Drive a Crooked Road might best be labeled as a So-Cal sunshine noir, and it easily has a place at the counter next to Shack Out on 101 and equally grubby fare. Because under the right circumstances, it’s easy to see how Mickey Rooney could read more
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