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October 2012 Blog Posts (10)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Just wanted to tell everyone about my movie blog at It covers not just classic films but any other movie-related musings that cross my mind.

Added by Dan Day, Jr. on October 27, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

RE(TRO)VIEW: The Big Shakedown (1934)


Charles Farrell - Jimmy Morrell

Bette Davis - Norma Nelson

Ricardo Cortez - Dutch Barnes

Glenda Farrell - Lily Duran

Allen Jenkins - Lefty

Dewey Robinson - Slim

Directed by John Francis Dillon

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ (warning: some spoilers)

To say that Bette…


Added by Johan van Berkel on October 22, 2012 at 2:25am — No Comments

New Group: Classic Animation

Hi all, here is a new group: Classic Animation. Just for all the fans of the good old cartoons from the silent days of Gertie the Dinosaur, to the new animation of today. Please come join in the fun of come of the cartoons that made many of us laugh then and still bring a chuckle today.

Added by Dave Miller on October 21, 2012 at 9:34pm — 2 Comments

BORN TODAY: Montgomery Clift (1920 - 1966)

The only person I know who is in worse shape than I am.

- Marilyn Monroe on Montgomery Clift

With only 17 movies to his name, Montgomery Clift would have been a mostly forgotten actor from the post-war era today if it weren't for his enduring performances in those movies. Ofcourse his myth is enhanced by the stories of drug and alcohol abuse, depression, bisexuality and the car crash… Continue

Added by Johan van Berkel on October 17, 2012 at 3:32am — No Comments


I am please to announce that my one-person stage play, ORSON WELLES, is now available as an audio book download, available on Amazon, iTunes and

Edward French, who is absolutely amazing as Orson Welles, and I have adapted this play into a radio style drama, complete with sound effects and music.  If you are a fan or admirer of Orson Welles, I think you will be pleased, and you can get a free download of the production by…


Added by Michael B. Druxman on October 14, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments


Hurrah! We've reached number 10! I'd like to thank my parents, my loyal fans and you beautiful people in the dark out there for...OH, sorry. Got a little carried away.
So: number 10. A dark beauty, to be sure - but which two actresses donated their genes to make her?


Added by Johan van Berkel on October 14, 2012 at 7:48am — 6 Comments

Hollywood Sound Tracks

I have just started a new group titled: HOLLYWOOD SOUND TRACKS. This will, hopefully, be the place for one and all to share their favorite tunes from the classic and not so classic films of Hollywood. It is my intention for this group to compliment Stephen Butler's fine group:…


Added by Dave Miller on October 6, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

BORN TODAY: Carole Lombard (1908 - 1942)

We can only guess at the movies and portrayals Carole Lombard would have gone on to give to the world hadn't her life been cut short in such a tragic way. Hollywood -and the world - was shocked to learn of the death of their most beloved (and highest-paid) star in 1942, following the plane crash that killed her at age 33.

Her magnetic presence in every film she made was more than a match for the leading men she was paired with, among them George…


Added by Johan van Berkel on October 5, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment


Suddenly it's October - how did that happen? High time for another Moviestar Morph!
This charming fella is made up of two actors who were born in different centuries, one known for his tough guy portrayals, the other for his romantic heroes. So who are they?

Added by Johan van Berkel on October 2, 2012 at 3:54am — 9 Comments

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