The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they […]



Cary Grant is like a low-grade fever.  He causes an increase in body temperature above the normal.  While Mr. Grant possessed all of the qualities needed to cause a severe […]


The inimitable voice of Cary Grant

“For all anyone knows, God could be Cary Grant.”  Carol Morin This post surfaces not because I adore him, but because he was one of the greats and today would […]


Christmas Classics on Old-time Radio

Christmas is twenty days away, which makes it a great time to start celebrating the holiday season in earnest on Once Upon a Screen.  To kick off the celebrations here […]


Happy Vintage Halloween!

To celebrate the joys and terrors of All Hallows’ Eve – bwahahahahahaha bwahahahahaha – a Once Upon a Screen Happy Vintage Halloween card. A vintage gallery: Vintage sounds of terror: A […]


Screen Guild Theater – July 4th Triple Feature

A special post honoring Independence Day – Screen Guild Theater radio adaptations of three classics. Yankee Doodle Dandy: Starring:  James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Jeanne Cagney, Richard Whorf, S.C. […]


Children in Films: The boy Winslow

George Karl Wentzlaff was born on May 3, 1946 in Los Angeles, California.  He took (or was given) the stage name George Winslow and was billed as George “Foghorn” Winslow […]

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Howard Hawks in his own words

He averaged a film a year for forty-three years.  He left us comedy gems, legends of the old West, brought together inspired casts that became the stuff of legend, and […]


Cary Grant: The Road to Suspicion

There’s so much that could be said about the extraordinary career of Cary Grant, arguably the greatest of all movie stars and one of the most important actors in cinema […]


Lux Radio Theater, “I Confess”

A special post honoring the anniversary of Cary Grant’s birth date this week.  As it aired on September 21, 1953, the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s, “I Confess.”


My Movie Alphabet

So how many times have I said that I hate lists in posts?  OK.  Many.  I will never do so again.  I ran into Mettel Ray Movie Blog and saw […]

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A happy anniversary…Once Upon a Screen

Lo and behold Once Upon a Screen turns one year old! I’ve been congratulating several bloggers, some of my favorites, as they’ve celebrated momentous milestones on their blogs of late […]

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I recently watched Lowell Sherman’s, She Done Him Wrong (1933) starring the incomparable Mae West.  While watching, I couldn’t help but think of the film in regards to its connection to […]


7 x 7 Award – My favorite posts

I was tagged by three great bloggers, Kari at What Happened to Hollywood, Kristina at Speakeasy and Stephen at Classic Movie Man (thank you!) for what seems to be a “tag-you’re-it” blog award. […]


Myrna Loy – the little things

“Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.” Today is Myrna Loy day on Turner Classic Movies (TCM).  This would have been her 107th […]


High Society in The Philadelphia Story

For the most part, I am not a fan of film remakes and am certainly against the remaking of great classic films.  There’s just no need for it.  Remakes are very […]

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The Hitchcock Signature

For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon III _____________________________________________ Everyone knows that all Alfred Hitchcock films have a lot in common, all that is Alfred Hitchcock. The mark […]

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Set a thief… To Catch a Thief

I sit on a lazy Saturday afternoon watching the beauty of Hitchcock.  Not the man (necessarily), but his work.  He is so deliberate, the master manipulator – I am putty […]