Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Making of Roman Holiday


 Roman Holiday (1953) is coming to the big screen this week in select theaters across the U.S. Here's the story behind the all-time classic romance starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

Friday, November 20, 2015

1940 Oscars: Best Supporting Actress



Today, I'm breaking down the 1940 Best Supporting Actress Academy Awards.  The photo above shows winner Jane Darwell (right) receiving her award from actress Lynn Fontanne and Academy President Walter Wanger.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Red River


Today, I'm looking at director Howard Hawks' classic Western Red River (1948) starring John Wayne (left) and Montgomery Clift.

This article is part of the Criterion Blogathon  hosted by Criterion Blues, Speakeasy, and Silver Screenings.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

S.Z. Sakall


Today, I'm looking at the life and career of the beloved old Hollywood character actor S.Z. Sakall. Here he is as Otto Oberkugen in In the Good Old Summertime (1949).

This article is part of the What a Character! blogathon hosted by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula's Cinema Club.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Swan


Today, I'm celebrating Grace Kelly's Nov. 12 birthday with a review of her penultimate film, The Swan (1956). The photo above shows Kelly with co-star Alec Guinness.

This article is part of The Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Treasure Island


Today, I'm celebrating the 100th anniversary of the swashbuckler with an article about the Walt Disney version of Treasure Island (1950) starring Bobby Driscoll (left) as Jim Hawkins and Robert Newton as legendary pirate Long John Silver.

This article is part of the Swashathon hosted by Movies Silently.