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Category Archives: classic film

It’s Christmas in July! Cool Off with Frederic March and Basil Rathbone in Several Takes on the Dickens Classic

If you knew there was a 1954 version of A Christmas Carol starring Frederic March and Basil Rathbone, you’re a better man than I am, Tiny Tim. Originally presented by Chrysler’s Shower of Stars, this was the first color adaptation (though a black and white Kinescope is all we have left) and also the first …

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STREAMING SATURDAYS! Dan Duryea Shows His Tender Side in BLACK ANGEL

Welcome to another edition of Streaming Saturdays, where we embed a free, fabulous movie for you to watch right here! This week: Black Angel, a terrific little noir—and one of the far-too-few shots at a romantic lead given to Dan Duryea, who was an absolute peach in real life. Soulfully playing the piano in a white dinner …

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Busting Myths About Buster: A Talk with the Author of the Definitive Keaton Bio We’ve All Been Waiting For

I’ve been in love with Buster Keaton since the third grade and feel like I’ve been waiting just about that long for a definitive bio to come out—and I’m guessing lots of other Buster lovers share that frustration. The three so far have all had their merits: Tom Dardis’s The Man Who Wouldn’t Lie Down …

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Streaming Saturdays! THE TRESPASSER Heralds Gloria Swanson’s Sound Debut

Welcome to another edition of Streaming Saturdays, where we embed a free, fun movie for you to watch right here! This week, Gloria Swanson in the groundbreaking role that netted her an Oscar nod! I’m talking of course, about The Trespasser. Originally released as a silent, the film was such a smash that writer-director Edmund Goulding …

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When You Meet Don Ameche, Heaven Can Wait

Sometimes I feel like your crazy Aunt Janet with the stories, like oh my God here she goes with another one. But yes, here I go. Today’s is about Don Ameche—elegant, sexy, with that deep, resonant voice can feel right down to the tips of your pumps, and a wonderful sense of the just plain …

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When Classic Stars Were All Around Us

Though nothing can bring back the hourOf splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower,We will grieve not, rather findStrength in what remains behind. I’ve never been great at heeding that advice from Wordsworth, and for classic film lovers, it gets harder every year. What remain behind, of course, are the movies that sustain …

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Don’t Ditch Those DVDs and Tapes! They’re Your Only Permanent Pass to the Movies

If you want to make sure a movie you love is always there for you, you’ve gotta own it. Period. More and more people are being sucked into cyberspace for all their viewing needs, like modern-day versions of Carol Anne in Poltergeist. Because who needs old-school media when you’ve got HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix and …

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Anna May Wong to Be Honored with US Coin—Which Woman of Film Should Be Next?

If you’ve ever strolled along Hollywood Boulevard, you’ve likely seen Anna May Wong gracing the Four Ladies of Hollywood statue, with Mae West, Dorothy Dandridge and Dolores del Rio comprising the other three pillars. But now Wong is set to be immortalized on a US coin. Thanks to the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act, signed …

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The Stands Were Alive as Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer Relived THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Godspeed, Christopher Plummer, whose star blazed across seven decades and who still made me sigh when he glided onto the screen in Knives Out just a year or so ago.  Just a few years earlier, he’d taken on the daunting task of subbing at the last second for Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, …

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A Memory Dream Turns Into A Nightmare

For me, it’s always been one of the most unsettling scenes ever set to film: the one in Goodfellas where, after Henry has become something of a liability, his wife Karen goes to see his mobster friend Jimmy for help, amidst a jungle of ramshackle old warehouses near the docks. At first, he commiserates with …

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