Friday, October 20, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Making of the Spanish Language Version of Dracula (1931)


Today, I'm writing about the making of the Spanish language version of the horror classic, Dracula (1931). The film stars Carlos Villarias as Count Dracula and Lupita Tovar as his beautiful victim.

This article is part of Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon 2017 hosted by Once Upon a Screen. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: The War of the Worlds (1953)


The War of the Worlds (1953) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This science fiction classic shows a Martian army (the creature in the photo) destroying downtown Los Angeles.

Monday, October 9, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Oct. 9, 2017


TCM is airing a two-day tribute to producer/director George Pal on Wednesday and Thursday. The lineup includes the science-fiction classic The Time Machine starring Rod Taylor.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Sept. 25, 2017


TCM is airing a night of Dracula films on Sunday. The lineup includes Bela Lugosi in the 1931 Universal Pictures horror film.

Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins


Today, I'm writing about two old Hollywood films starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins. The photo above shows the two leading ladies in the 1939 woman's picture The Old Maid.

This article is part of The Duo Double Feature Blogathon hosted by The Flapper Dame and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. This blogathon is all about classic movie stars who appeared in two films together.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Sept. 18, 2017


TCM is airing a night of films on Friday that were on a recent BBC list of The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time. Some Like It Hot starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon (pictured above) was No. 1 on that list.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Biography of a Movie Monster: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Today, I'm writing about the old Hollywood versions of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The photo above shows Fredric March as a gruesome Mr. Hyde in the 1931 film.

This article is part of the Movie Scientist Blogathon hosted by Christina Wehner and Silver Screenings.

Friday, September 8, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: The Manchurian Candidate


The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. The political thriller stars Laurence Harvey as a disturbed Korean War veteran and Angela Lansbury as his domineering mother.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

National Velvet


Today, I'm reviewing National Velvet (1945). The classic family film stars Elizabeth Taylor as a young girl who rides her beloved horse in the Grand National race.

 This article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 31 is Taylor's SUTS Day.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Paradine Case


Today, I'm reviewing The Paradine Case (1947). Director Alfred Hitchcock's courtroom drama is about a mysterious woman (Alida Valli) who may have murdered her blind husband.

This article is part of The Third Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Old Hollywood Songs: Jailhouse Rock


Today, I'm writing about the story behind the song Jailhouse Rock from the 1957 musical of the same name. The movie stars Elvis Presley as a convict turned rock 'n' roll star.

This article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 16 is Presley's SUTS Day.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Old Hollywood Top Five: Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers Dance Numbers


Today, I'm counting down my five favorite Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire dance numbers. The photo above shows the legendary duo in Top Hat (1935).

This article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 11 is Rogers' SUTS Day.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: On the Town


On the Town (1949) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. The musical stars Frank Sinatra (left), Jules Munshin, and Gene Kelly as three sailors who are on shore leave in New York City.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lon Chaney: A Life in Film


Today, I'm writing about the great actor Lon Chaney, one of the most talented and original minds to ever appear in old Hollywood films.

This article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 3 is Chaney's SUTS day.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)


Today, I'm writing about director F. W. Murnau's silent masterpiece Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). It stars George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor as a married couple who quarrel and then reconcile in a 24-hour period.

This article is part the 'Till Death Us Do Part: To Love, Honor and. . .Murder blogathon hosted by Cinemaven's Essays from the Couch.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #17


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine of Classic Movie Treasures and Paddy from Caftan Woman. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Jamaica Inn (1939)


Today, I'm writing about the Alfred Hitchcock-directed swashbuckler Jamaica Inn (1939). It stars Maureen O'Hara and Robert Newton as two young people who are caught up with a gang of smugglers in 19th century Cornwall.

This article is part of the Swashathon: A Blogathon of Swashbuckling Adventure hosted by Movies Silently.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of July 17, 2017


Rear Window (1954) is one of the Alfred Hitchcock-directed films airing on TCM this week. It stars Grace Kelly and James Stewart as a couple who spy a murder through an apartment window.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison


Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. It stars Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum as a nun and Marine who are stranded on a remote island during World War II.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #16


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine of Classic Movie Treasures and Paddy from Caftan Woman. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of July 10, 2017


Rebecca (1940) is one of the Alfred Hitchcock-directed movies airing on TCM this week. It stars Joan Fontaine (left) as a newlywed who is tormented by the devoted servant (Judith Anderson) of her husband's first wife.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #15


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine of Classic Movie Treasures and Paddy from Caftan Woman. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Captain Blood (1935)


Today, I'm writing about the swashbuckler Captain Blood (1935), starring Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn.

This article is part of The Second Annual Olivia de Havilland Blogathon + Errol Flynn hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party No #14


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine Hodges of Classic Movie Treasures. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Wally Fay in Mildred Pierce


Today, I'm writing about my cinematic soft spot for the character of Wally Fay in the classic film noir Mildred Pierce (1945). In the production still above, Wally, played by Jack Carson, straps on an apron to help Mildred (Joan Crawford) and Lottie (Butterfly McQueen) in the kitchen.

This article is part of the Reel Infatuation Blogathon hosted by Font and Frock and Silver Screenings.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rear Window Photo Gallery


Today, I'm featuring photos, posters, and sketches from director Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Rear Window (1954). The photo above shows Hitch conferring with stars James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party No. 13


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine Hodges of Classic Movie Treasures. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.