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When Richard Widmark Hugs You, You Stay Hugged

Back in the spring of 2001, the Walter Reade Theatre had a retrospective of Richard Widmark films, with a special—to put it mildly—appearance by the man himself, who was then 86. I had loved Richard Widmark since I was a kid, when I saw him in Don’t Bother to Knock. He seemed like a bit of a …

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STREAMING SATURDAY! An All-Star Cast Discovers WE’RE NOT MARRIED!

Welcome to another edition of Streaming Saturdays, where we embed a free, fun film for you to watch right here every week! This week: Edmund Goulding’s 1952 anthology, We’re Not Married!  The premise borrows (okay steals) a page from Hitchcock’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith: five couples discover that through a technical error—in this case a Justice of …

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TINTYPE TUESDAY: Autumn in Hollywood

Don’t look now, but what’s that coming around the corner? It’s… it’s… autumn! (At least in this hemisphere.) So let’s kick it off with a few of our favorite ladies decked out in their best reds, oranges, yellows and golds. Happy Autumn to my classic film family of friends! And remember: there’s a pumpkin out …

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The TCM Film Festival: Shirley MacLaine’s Terms of Endearment—and Otherwise

There are worse ways to spend a weekend than following Shirley MacLaine around Hollywood. The 81-year-old Oscar winner, whose career stretches back to the end of the Golden Age, was a featured guest at the recent TCM Classic Film Festival. But when she settled into Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with Leonard Maltin to talk about The Apartment, her microphone began …

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The “Contrary to Popular Opinion” Blogathon Is Here!

Back in early December, the fabulous Fritzi Kramer of Movies Silently and I threw out this invitation to our friends in Classic Film Land: “If you love  a movie, performer or director that most fans and critics dismiss, or if you’ve had it up to here listening to praise for someone or something you simply can’t stand, then come sit …

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