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What are your favorite movies?
The Big Sleep, The Asphalt Jungle
Who are your favorite stars?
Anyone in Black and White
Who are your favorite directors?
Welles, Anthony Mann
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editor of the weekly publication, Film Noir of the Week
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Looking for Help

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 10:47am 5 Comments

The Movie Database is an open-source movie database.

It's free and user driven. The great thing about the site is the excellent posters, fan art and artist images.

The site needs some work though...

All entries are made manually so many classic films are not represented. The actor images are mostly missing as well. If you're a film nut do me a favor and go to and upload your actor images/movie…

Keeping up with Technology

Posted on November 28, 2009 at 8:43pm 16 Comments

I know most classic film buffs love their copies of old movies. Stacks of VHS tapes and DVDs of our favorites. But in the years to come our movie collections are going to be file based on one computer. The good news is we'll be able to find any movie at any time online and watch it. The bad news is we'll have to give up being physical collectors. All you movies will be on a computer server in your closet... or online. Also, one of the great things about DVDs - commentaries and extras - may… Continue

Suspense (1946)

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 10:27am 0 Comments

1946 was a big year for film noir. Two years earlier Double Indemnity was a smash. The-yet-to-be named film-noir style was the rage in Hollywood. All American movie studios scrambled to put out the next big Cain-like crime thriller. After the '46 release of the classic noirs The Postman Always Rings Twice and Gilda came Monogram's biggest budgeted film, Suspense.

Suspense – with a storyline that's almost exactly like Gilda released a month… Continue

Why Did They Laugh? In a Lonely Place...

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 10:30pm 5 Comments

So why do they laugh?

I went to see one of the best film noirs ever last Friday night - In a Lonely Place - and I left frustrated. They laughed at it. Not everyone... but enough to make me question whether I should even see old movies with others again.

Friday night at the Film Forum in New York City. I drove down from Connecticut stag. The better half couldn't make it but I try to keep her away from Gloria Grahame anyway.

The theater was packed. Susan… Continue

Laura (1944) Noir of the Week

Posted on July 15, 2009 at 8:28pm 0 Comments

by Ginger Ingenue

Once you're dead, every inch of you will be searched. Not just your body, but all your belongings. The things you have hidden in your house or apartment; the things you prize, and the things you're ashamed of. Stuff you believe safe, that no one else in the world will ever see. Your most private possessions. Journal pages. Secrets. And every concrete detail to who you were as a human being before you died.

Whether… Continue

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At 1:52pm on May 5, 2010, Mike Duffy said…
I joined the moviedatabase. I'll have to be a lurker for awhile until I understand
all the abbreviations , how to post, and access classic related material. It's
at first glance not as easy to use as this site, unless one is more computer-
literate--which I am not.
At 11:31am on May 2, 2009, Classic Maiden said…
I have read your blog for years, being an admire and fan of Film Noir :)
At 6:52pm on December 15, 2008, LadyMadeleine said…
That's a great blog you have there! I look forward to exploring it more in depth...
At 5:37pm on December 1, 2008, Cait said…
Hey Steve! Welcome to GAOH. I've visited your site as well and enjoy it very much. Hope to see you around.

At 4:32pm on December 1, 2008, Ktrek said…
Steve - Welcome to The Golden Age Of Hollywood! I have visited your site many times and have always enjoyed it. Thanks for joining our little ommunity!


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