Humphrey Bogart

Remembering The Hollywood 10

On November 25, 1947 ten men were found guilty of contempt of Congress by the House Un-American Activities Committee. ♦ The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, was formed in 1938 to investigate allegations… Read More ›

BOGART for SUTS on TCM

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) kicks off its 2013 Summer Under the Stars (SUTS) event, which takes place every August, with a day-long tribute to the man who is ranked #1 on the American Film Institute‘s list of the greatest screen actors… Read More ›

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 hailed the greatness of ordinary heroes.  He was Howard Hawks. Seetimaar-Diary… Read More ›

1947: The Year in Noir

This post was my submission to the December 2012 special, double-issue of The Dark Pages, the newsletter for film noir lovers, which was dedicated to Edmund Goulding’s 1947 classic, Nightmare Alley.  My topic was, “1947: The Year in Noir.”  And what… Read More ›

Everybody comes to Rick’s

Widely considered one of the best films ever made, there is no lack of information and/or commentary available on Michael Curtiz‘ 1942, classic of classics, Casablanca.  We can’t seem to stop watching this film and later, discussing it.  It’s simply… Read More ›

Captain Louis Renault

On the day that Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is honoring one of cinemas greatest actors, Claude Rains, I am confessing my unwavering love for Captain Louis Renault in a simple but heartfelt post.  Captain Renault is the scheming, cheating, back-stabbing,… Read More ›

My night in Casablanca

Bogart.  Bergman.  Henreid.  Rains.  Romance.  Intrigue.  Espionage.  Patriotism. Humor.  Humanity.  Just a few of the reasons why I was one of what I hope were millions who went to a local movie theater last night to see a film I’d… Read More ›

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