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April 2013 Blog Posts (20)

Deanna Durbin 1921 - 2013 (91 years old)

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…


Added by Ktrek on April 30, 2013 at 10:29pm — 7 Comments

Dream Factory Podcast 27

Derek McLellan and Maria Ciaccia discuss the technological challenges of the early talkies.

Added by Classic Movie Man on April 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

TCM Road to Hollywood: Marnie (1964)


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…


Added by Jenna on April 28, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Classic Movie Night Recommendation:

A Stolen Life (1946)

Tuesday, April 30th

8:00PM (ET)


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…


Added by Jenna on April 28, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

My Personal Update

I thought I'd do a little personal update here...I didn't know where else to put it. I did get some responses to a previous blog about myself so I'm hoping a few will find this interesting.

In a previous update, I mentioned I was going to have some laser eye surgery due to hemorrhaging in my eye. If I didn't mention it, the surgery was successful and I have decent vision through both eyes...though I still need glasses. It was laser surgery, not LASIK after all. I had also mentioned… Continue

Added by Roger L. Schoolcraft on April 26, 2013 at 10:04pm — 3 Comments

Matt's Classic Movies - M (1931)

Derek McLellan and author and historian Matthew Kennedy discuss Fritz Lang's first talkie.

Other discussions ;…


Added by Classic Movie Man on April 22, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Classic Movie Night Recommendation:

The Invisible Man (1933)

Tuesday, April 23rd

10:00PM (ET)

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…


Added by Jenna on April 21, 2013 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

Under Western Stars (1938)

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…


Added by Ktrek on April 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

John Ford group

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…


Added by Carter Peterson on April 17, 2013 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Capitolfest 11 - August 9th - 11th, 2013

Added by Ktrek on April 16, 2013 at 11:52am — 4 Comments

Cinevent 45 - May 24th - 27th

Added by Ktrek on April 16, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

Films of the Golden Age # 72 Spring 2013

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!

Also an…


Added by Ktrek on April 16, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Matt's Classic Movies : Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)



Audio blog review with Derek McLellan and Matthew Kennedy. Other reviews here :…


Added by Classic Movie Man on April 15, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Classic Movie Night Recommendation:

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Thursday, April 18th

10:15PM (ET)

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)…


Added by Jenna on April 14, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Comedian Jonathan Winters dies at 87

By Todd Leopold, CNN
updated 2:33 PM EDT, Fri April 12, 2013

Jonathan Winters was known for his comic irreverence.

Jonathan Winters was known for his comic irreverence.…


Added by Dave Miller on April 12, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Annette Funicello, R.I.P.

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…


Added by Dave Miller on April 8, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Matt Classic Movies : Foolish Wives (1922)



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 :



Added by Classic Movie Man on April 8, 2013 at 9:32am — No Comments

Classic Movie Night Recommendation:

The Clash of the Titans (1981)

Wednesday, April 10th  

10:30PM (ET)


King Acrisius (Donald Houston) ashamed of his daughter, Danaë (Vida Taylor), sets his daughter and her newborn…


Added by Jenna on April 7, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Les Miserables (2012)


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…


Added by Ktrek on April 2, 2013 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

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