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Lemmon and Ford: Life as a Cowboy Through the Eyes of a Tenderfoot

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 15, 2021

Jack Lemmon and Glenn Ford. The incredibly versatile Delmer Daves directed three of my favorite Westerns from the 1950s, a decade in which the genre flourished. Each film is decidedly different from the other. The Hanging Tree (1959) is a tale about self-forgiveness and the power of love. 3:10 read more

Musical Monday: If I’m Lucky (1946)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 15, 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: If I’m Lucky (1945) read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations that profile individual p read more

Mysterious Island ( 1961 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 14, 2021

A world beyond imagination! Adventure beyond belief! A band of Union Army prisoners, a Confederate soldier, and a journalist escape in a hot air balloon during the Civil War and are carried off by a storm to an uncharted island populated with giant creatures. This same storm blows in two ladies read more

Book Review: THE 100 GREATEST LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS

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

 One of the major reasons I am such a classic film buff is that I watched the cartoons made at Warner Bros. from the 1930s to the 1950s every day as a kid for years. I watched plenty of other cartoons then--Tom & Jerry, the various Hanna Barbera series, Disney--but Looney Tunes and Merrie M read more

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

“I could have happily lived my entire life in Cincinnati, married to a proper Cincinnatian, living in a big old Victorian house, raising a brood of offspring, but preordination…had other plans for me.” –Doris Day Doris Day was a beloved actress and singer who entertained generations read more

From the Archives: The World of Henry Orient ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 13, 2021

 In this publicity photo for The World of Henry Orient ( 1964 ), pianist Henry Orient ( Peter Sellars ) is surrounded by his two greatest fans Val and Gil ( Tippy Walker and Marrie Spaeth ) and is not pleased at all about it! Especially since he thinks they are agents sent by his mistress's hus read more

My Favorite Movie Actor And Actress Voices

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

 Yesterday on Facebook, my friend, prolific audio commentator Troy Howarth, posted a list of his favorite movie actor voices. I thought it was an intriguing idea for a movie list, so of course I appropriated it for my own use. The question is, how does one define the parameters of who make read more

Monsters and Matinees: All Bug-Eyed over Big-Bug Movies

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Mar 13, 2021

It could have been the colossal ants. Or the big locusts. Maybe the giant leeches. Most likely it was that house-sized tarantula. I’ll never really know the one film that started my obsession with big-bug movies (“bug” being used loosely), but I know why it happened: I was introduced to them by read more

FOOL"S PARADE

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

 James Stewart is one of my favorite all-time actors, and I've seen nearly all of his films. One I had not seen until last night was FOOL'S PARADE, a 1971 picture produced and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, who had worked with Stewart a number of times in the 1960s. FOOL'S PARADE is a str read more

List o’ the Week: Movies I’ve Never Seen, Part 2

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Mar 12, 2021

A few years ago, I posted a list of the week that focused on famous classic movies that I hadn’t yet seen. I thought I’d revisit that idea today and serve up 20 more films that fall into this category. Some, like Make Way for Tomorrow and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, are movies that I defini read more

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

Long have I waited for a biography all about Ida Koverman! While her name has been referenced often in historical fiction works such as Elizabeth Letts’s Finding Dorothy or Adriana Trigiani’s All the Stars in the Heavens, celebrity autobiographies like Esther Williams’s The Million read more

Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan in Howard Hawks’ “I Was a Male War Bride”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Mar 12, 2021

Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan in Howard Hawks’ “I Was a Male War Bride”  I Was a Male War Bride (1949) is a comedy directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan. It was based on I Was an Alien Spouse of Female Military Personnel En route to the Unit read more

Watching 1939: Harlem Rides the Range (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 11, 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

Go West (1925): Keaton & His Cow

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

“Go West Young Man. Go West.” – Horace Greeley I had to refresh my memory on Horace Greeley because he’s as much a mythic figure — supreme champion of manifest destiny — as he is a mere historical figure. During the mid-19th century, he was a sometime political st read more

British Pathé: Ship Spotters Club ( 1958 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 11, 2021

This entry in our British Pathe series is about a group of boys from Margate who are all members of The Warpole Bay Ship Spotters Club. These nautical-minded youngsters have access to a keen telescope that they use to spot incoming ships...although oddly enough, none seem to be holding a ship's iden read more

Noir Nook: Noirish Beginnings (Part 2)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Mar 11, 2021

Noir Nook: Noirish Beginnings (Part 2) First impressions, Mama always said, are important. Our introductions to film noir features aren’t necessarily indisputable predictors of the quality of the picture ahead, but there are certainly those that grab you within the first few minutes and never read more

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

“I once spent a year in Philadelphia. I think it was a Sunday.” –W. C. Field Of the many legends of American comedy, W. C. Fields certainly held his own as a gifted comedian, actor, and writer. Executing the persona of a hard-drinking and egotistical character, he balanced his perf read more

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

Renowned as a beloved actor, gifted comedian, and frequent Oscar host, Bob Hope’s dedication to entertaining U.S. troops around the world is also a strong part of his legacy. For roughly five decades, Hope traveled around the globe to perform specifically for American and Allied troops with th read more

Cinemallennials: Paths of Glory (1957)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Dave Lewis on Mar 10, 2021

Cinemallennials: Paths of Glory (1957) 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 episode, read more
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