Saturday, April 22, 2017

Five Graves to Cairo


Today I'm reviewing the World War II thriller, Five Graves to Cairo (1943), starring Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, and Erich von Stroheim.

This article is part of The Franchot Tone Blogathon hosted by Finding Franchot.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Country Girl


Today, I'm reviewing the drama, The Country Girl (1954), starring William Holden (left), Grace Kelly, and Bing Crosby.

This article is part of The Second Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Celebration hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Love Me or Leave Me


Today, I'm reviewing the musical Love Me or Leave Me (1955), which stars Doris Day as torch singer Ruth Etting.

This article is part of The Doris Day Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of April 3, 2017


The World War II drama The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is one of the classic movies airing on TCM this week. The photo shows from left: Harold Russell; Teresa Wright; Dana Andrews; Myrna Loy; Hoagy Carmichael, and Fredric March.

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Odd Couple (1968)


Today, I'm reviewing the comedy, The Odd Couple (1968), starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as battling roommates.

This article is part of The Jack Lemmon Blogathon hosted by Critica Retro and Wide Screen World.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)


Today, I'm reviewing Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) from pioneering director Dorothy Arzner. The film stars Lucille Ball (left) and Maureen O'Hara.

This article is part of the Early Women Filmmakers Blogathon hosted by Movies Silently.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bette Davis and the Hollywood Canteen


Today, I'm writing about Bette Davis' role in co-founding and running the famous Hollywood Canteen. The photo above shows her serving coffee and doughnuts to World War II servicemen.

This article is part of The Second Annual Bette Davis Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: At the Circus


At the Circus (1939) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. The photo shows from left: Groucho Marx; Charles Gemora in the gorilla suit; Harpo Marx; Florence Rice, and Chico Marx.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Humoresque (1946)


Today, I'm writing about the melodrama Humoresque (1946), starring Joan Crawford and John Garfield.

This article is part of John Garfield: The Original Rebel Blogathon hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Love Among the Ruins


Today, I'm reviewing the made-for-TV movie, Love Among the Ruins (1975), starring Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier.

This article is part of The Movie of the Week Blogathon hosted by Classic Film and TV Cafe.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lilies of the Field (1963)


Today, I'm reviewing the inspirational film, Lilies of the Field (1963), starring Sidney Poitier as an itinerant carpenter who helps a group of nuns build a chapel.

This article is part of the 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema.

Friday, February 17, 2017

1956 Best Actor Oscars


Today, I'm taking an in-depth look at the 1956 Academy Awards for best actor. Yul Brynner won the Oscar for playing the King of Siam in The King and I (1956).

This article is part of the Fifth Annual 31 Days of Oscar blogathon hosted by Paula's Cinema Club,  Once Upon a Screen, and Outspoken & Freckled.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Meet the Cast of The Asphalt Jungle


Today, I'm writing about the memorable gang of thieves in director John Huston's great noir, The Asphalt Jungle (1950). The photo above shows Louis Calhern (left), Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, and Sam Jaffe with some stolen loot.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Jan. 30, 2017


TCM is kicking off its 31 Days of Oscar film festival with All About Eve (1950). Pictured from left to right are Gary Merrill; Bette Davis; George Sanders; Anne Baxter; Hugh Marlowe, and Celeste Holm.