Day One: Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon

The time has come to celebrate famous movie pairings of yesteryear for the Dynamic Duos in Classic Film blogathon. I am thrilled to host the first of two days of entries followed by classic movie cheerleader Classic Movie Hub (@ClassicMovieHub) on Day Two tomorrow.

If you need a refresher on the nuts and bolts of the blogathon visit the announcement post here. Otherwise I will waste no time getting to the heart of the matter, the entries that will entertain, enthrall and enchant. On behalf of Annmarie and myself, I want to thank all of the bloggers who have (and will) submit entires to this event. Learning from you is the best part of hosting and we’re excited to have 8 dynamic duo-themed DVDs to raffle off at the end of the weekend to entrants chosen at random. Many thanks to Turner Classic Movies and Kino Lorber for graciously offering these DVDs.

And…here are the Day One entries for your pleasure…

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film

It’s apt to kick things off with this entry from Silver Screenings, which discusses One of the Most Successful Women in Showbiz, and Her Husband. This is a duo close to my heart.

Burns and Allen


Cinematic Scribblings presents The Unluckiest Couple in Italy: Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson.

Nazzari and Sanson in NOBODY’S CHILDREN (1951)


Nostalgic Italian brings us a supremely talented duo recognized by first name only, here are Dean and Frank at the Movies.

Frank and Dean in SOME CAME RUNNING (1958)


Love Letters to Old Hollywood focuses on The Short, Silly, and Lovely Cinematic Journey of Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban.

Montalban and Williams in NEPTUNE’S DAUGHTER (1949)


The Midnite Drive-In discusses whether this dynamic duo are Friends to the End? That would be the ultra talented Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.


At Watching Forever you’ll get a look at Classic Horror’s Dynamic Duo, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.


Reel Charlie takes a dark route with the deliciously evil duo of Philip Morgan (Farley Granger) and Brandon Shaw (John Dall) in Hitchcock’s Rope (1948).

Philip and Brandon


Leopards, Holidays, and Havens: Grant & Hepburn’s 4-Film Partnership is the focus of this entry from Blogie and Bacall.

Grant and Hepburn in HOLIDAY (1938)


The Story Enthusiast celebrates society darlings, Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery.

Montgomery and Shearer in THE DIVORCEE (1930)


Real Weegie Midget robs banks. Or rather, brings you two who do with Dunaway and Beatty in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).



Popcorn & Flickers brings Top Hats & Twirls to the forefront with this Ode to Astaire and Rogers.


A Shroud of Thoughts presents one of the most popular duos in film history by way of The Road to Hope and Crosby.

Crosby and Hope


My co-host takes on the considerable charms of Doris Day and Rock Hudson at Classic Movie Hub because they’re always good for a smile.

Fairly fantastic, right? Well, there’s more to come. Be sure to visit Classic Movie Hub tomorrow for Day Two of the Dynamic Duos in Classic Film Blogathon.


By the way, there are many more classic film events planned this summer. For details visit the new Events Calendar featured at Classic Movie Hub.


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