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Jeff Chandler Plays a Make-Believe Parent in The Toy Tiger

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Feb 19, 2024

Jeff Chandler as Rick.Had a bad day at work? Relatives causing undue stress? If so, then perhaps you need to sit down and watch a mindless 1950s comedy. You know the kind. It's entertaining enough while you're watching it, but it won't linger in your brain. It's like cotton candy--light and tasty, b read more

Seven Things to Know About Linda Cristal

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Feb 5, 2024

1. Linda Cristal was born on February 23, 1931, in Rosario, Argentina, as Marta Victoria Moya Burges. In addition to her native language of Spanish, she became fluent in Italian, French, and English. She got her acting break in 1952 when she appeared as a school girl in the Mexican film When the Fog read more

The Alternate Movie Title (January 2024)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 22, 2024

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a film and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it!1. Flex Martian read more

Working Girl and The Verdict

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 15, 2024

Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford.Working Girl (1988). Mike Nichol's R-rated update of a familiar comedy formula, Working Girl earned six Oscar nominations, made a star (albeit briefly) of Melanie Griffith, and transformed Harrison Ford into a romantic lead. Griffith plays Tess McGill, a hard- read more

Top Ten Posts of 2023

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Dec 31, 2023

A canine friend visits the Classic Film & TV Cafe.As the year draws to a close, the Classic Film & TV Café traditionally ends it with a countdown of our ten most viewed posts. Naturally, the countdown is a little skewed, since those posts that came out at the start of the year typically have read more

The Laughing Policeman and Warning Shot

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Dec 18, 2023

The Laughing Policeman (1973). Walter Matthau starred in two of the finest crime dramas of the 1970s: Charley Varrick (1973) and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). Sandwiched between those classics, he made The Laughing Policeman, a solid crime picture steeped in urban grittin read more

Tubi or Not Tubi?

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Dec 11, 2023

It's never been a better time to watch classic movies--even if you don't have TCM.I know classic film buffs who still bemoan the demise of FilmStruck, TCM's streaming service, which folded in 2018 after two brief years. I was equally sad to see the Warner Archive Instant streaming service be discont read more

The V.I.P.s and The Fog

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 27, 2023

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.The V.I.P.s (1963).  A fogged-in London airport provides the setting—and serves as the catalyst—in playwright Terence Rattigan’s The V.I.P.s. This collage of mini-dramas shares the same structure as films such as Grand Hotel and RattiganR read more

The Movie Quote Game (John Ford Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 13, 2023

This month, we're focusing on quotes from John Ford films. We will list a quote from one of his movies and ask you to name it. Try to answer these questions on your own without resorting to Google searches. As always, please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play.  If yo read more

Of Vampire Bats and Manitous!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 29, 2023

Nick Mancuso as the hero.The late 1970s saw the release of two horror films based on popular novels that featured Native American protagonists: The Manitou (1978) and Nightwing (1979).The latter movie stars Nick Mancuso as Youngman Duran, the only law enforcement officer on a tribal reserv read more

A Study in Terror and The Detective

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 16, 2023

A Study in Terror (1965).  Murder By Decree (1979) may be the best known pairing of Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper--but it wasn't the first. That distinction belongs to the mostly forgotten A Study in Terror. Produced with the cooperation of the Arthur Conan Doyle estate, A Study in T read more

Cornel Wilde's No Blade of Grass

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 2, 2023

Nigel Davenport as John Custance.Actor Cornel Wilde directed eight films, beginning with 1955's Storm Fear. His best picture is The Naked Prey (1965), in which he also stars as a safari guide being hunted down by African tribesmen. It's a lean, gripping adventure that showcased Wilde's promising fut read more

Seven Things to Know About Walt Disney's Zorro TV Series

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 15, 2023

Guy Williams as Zorro.1. Walt Disney launched his Zorro TV series on ABC in October 1957. Despite airing on Thursday nights against the Top 10 show You Bet Your Life, Zorro was an immediate hit. The first season's 39 episodes were divided into three 13-episode story arcs. In effect, each s read more

The Killers (1964) and Tenebrae

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 4, 2023

Clu Gulager and Lee Marvin.The Killers (1964). Don Siegel's adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's 1946 short story "The Killers" is sadly overshadowed by the 1946 film version that made stars of Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner. Siegel's The Killers is a lean, fast-paced drama that borr read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game - Greatest Hits (Vol. 1)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 21, 2023

This month, we're doing something a little different for the Alternate Movie Title Game. The "titles" below have been compiled from some of our previous games--so this is sort of a greatest hits edition! The rules are the same: We will provide an "alternate title" for a famous movie and ask you read more

The Deadly Affair and Harper

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 7, 2023

James Mason as Charles Dobbs.The Deadly Affair (1967). James Mason stars as Charles Dobbs--a renamed George Smiley--in Sidney Lumet's moderately successful adaptation of John Le Carre's novel Call for the Dead. The plot is more mystery than espionage as Dobbs tries to discover whether a di read more

Lon Chaney, Jr. Makes a Strange Confession

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 24, 2023

Chaney Jr. and the black bag. The most incongruent entry in Universal's six-film Inner Sanctum series is also one of the best. Whereas its brethren are psychological suspense tales, Strange Confession (1945) is a straight drama with a subtly gruesome conclusion. Series regular Lon Chaney, Jr. read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Musicals Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 10, 2023

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a movie musical and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it!1. Col read more

Rod Serling Saddles the Wind

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 26, 2023

John Cassavetes glares.The opening of notes of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans's title tune--a torch song whispered intimately by Julie London--lets you know that Saddle the Wind (1958) won't be a conventional Western. But if you start to doubt that notion, Rod Serling's credit as screenwrite read more

12 Great World War II Movies of the 1960s...and How to Watch Them for Free

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 12, 2023

Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen.I recently asked my 25,000 (awesome) Twitter followers to rate eleven of the finest World War II films of the 1960s. I wanted to keep my survey to a reasonable length, but it was tough to cut off the list at eleven. In fact, I initially tried to keep it at ten, but I ju read more
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