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THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS for Memorial Day

Lighthearted fare from the Warner Bros. slate of classic stars is my recommendation for this Memorial Day. ♦ Edward Everett Horton and S. Z. Sakall are producers Farnsworth and Dr. Schlenna […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Screen Guild Theater: High Sierra

Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino reprising their film roles in High Sierra based on the story by W. R. Burnett.  This show was originally broadcast on April 17, 1944 on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]