Deanna Durbin has passed on from this world. She lived to a ripe old age and is still so fondly remembered even though she left films 64 years ago. Universal Studios might not exist today had it not been for her star shining so brightly when the studio was in such financial trouble. May she rest in…Continue
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Albuquerque, New Mexico was treated to something rare when the TCM Road to Hollywood series took
over the historic KiMo Theater to show the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Marnie (1964) with special guests Ben Mankiewicz and star Tippi Hedren. The KiMo a jewel of the South West was a wonderful backdrop to the TCM event which proceeds their annual Film…
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A Stolen Life (1946)
Tuesday, April 30th
Kate (Bette Davis) rushes to catch the ferry to the island to meet her cousin; she misses the ferry and the next won’t be till the morning. She persuades Bill (Glen Ford) to…Continue
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Derek McLellan and author and historian Matthew Kennedy discuss Fritz Lang's first talkie.
Other discussions ;…Continue
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The Invisible Man (1933)
Tuesday, April 23rd
Wandering through a blizzard a man completely covered and wrapped in bandages arrives at the Lions Head Inn needing a room. He is shown upstairs to a room by Mrs. Hall (Una…Continue
Today (April 20th) in 1938 Roy Rogers starred in his first headlining film called "Under Western Stars". He had other roles previous his starring roles in films but mostly uncredited as a singer with the Sons of the Pioneers. In this film he stars as himself, and his co-star Smiley Burnette Would reprise his famous character Frog Millhouse, which he first played in a Gene Autry film called "Melody Trail". Burnette would go on to play Frog Millhouse…Continue
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I have created a new group (pending approval) dedicated to discussions of the films of John Ford. I have forty-four Ford films in my collection, from the silents The Iron Horse and 3 Bad Men to Donovan's Reef and 7 Women. I realize in some instances there may be overlap with the Classic Westerns group but I wanted to create a group exclusively concerning the films of Ford. I want to invite…Continue
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This quarter's issue of Films of the Golden Age is now available at your local newsstand. There's an interesting editorial by Bob King on Turner Classic Movie Channel's new HD channel and the high quality image of some of the films they are showing. Makes me almost want to subscribe to cable again just to see that!
Audio blog review with Derek McLellan and Matthew Kennedy. Other reviews here :…Continue
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Thursday, April 18th
Boxer Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) is destined to win the world championship before he is prematurely taken to heaven by an over-zealous messenger angel, Messenger 7013 (Edward Everett Horton). Joe was not meant to die in the plane crash. In fact, he is not due to heaven till 1991. Now, Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains)…Continue
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Legendary Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello died on Monday from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis, a disease she battled for more than 25 years.
She was 70 years old.
"Annette was and always will be a cherished member of the Disney family, synonymous with the word Mousketeer, and a true Disney Legend," Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, said in a statement. "She will forever hold a place…Continue
I'm joined by film historian and author Matthew Kennedy to discuss classic movies in an audio blog format. This week Erich Von Stroheim's 1922 melodrama.
Previous films discussed can be found here :
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The Clash of the Titans (1981)
Wednesday, April 10th
King Acrisius (Donald Houston) ashamed of his daughter, Danaë (Vida Taylor), sets his daughter and her newborn…Continue
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I bought the Blu-Ray when it came out a couple of weeks back, but had not had time to view it until this evening. First let me say that the performances, directing and cinematography were all very good. Extremely well done. That said though for me it's not without it's faults. I am a huge fan of the musical and was pretty excited when I…Continue