Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Swing Time (1936)

  Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Betty Furness Director: George Stevens Lucky Garnett (Astaire) is a performer who needs money to marry his fiance (Furness). Heading to New York City to raise the funds, he stumbles across Penny (Rogers), a woman with dreams of making it as a dancer and who… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Swing Time (1936)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Public Enemy (1931)

Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell Director: William A Wellman Tom Powers (Cagney) learns at a young age that to get ahead you have to be a criminal. He starts out in petty crime, and eventually works his way up to the top of organised crime. When things start to fall apart… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Public Enemy (1931)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Stage Coach (1939)

Starring: John Wayne, Clair Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Louise Platt, Director: John Ford A group of very different strangers are travelling in a stage coach, when they find out that they're about to pass through dangerous territory. They decide to go on together, and in the process of facing danger learn that those who… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Stage Coach (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Stella Dallas (1937)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley Director: King Vidor Based on a well known novel that was already made into a silent film in 1925, this version of Stella Dallas is powerful and dramatic without ever being overly sentimental or emotional. It's the story of a working class woman (Stanwyck) who marries a man… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Stella Dallas (1937)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Black Cat (1934)

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop Director: Edgar G Ulmer If you've read Edgar Allen Poe's story The Black Cat, you'll soon notice that it has nothing in common with this film but the title. But don't let that put you off. This is the film that first put the great Bela… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Black Cat (1934)

Persons Of Interest

Biography Of The Month: Howard Hughes (1905 – 1976)

A multi-millionaire with a strange childhood, known for his famous lovers, his ambitions and his odd behaviour in later life, Howard Hughes was a man who inherited a lot of money, but who made major innovations to the aviation industry and also became a movie mogul. Challenging convention, pushing boundaries, and living an incredibly lonely… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Howard Hughes (1905 – 1976)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Trouble In Paradise (1932)

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall Director: Ernst Lubitsch A young thief and a con man meet in Venice, and catching each other out in their crimes, fall in love. They're perfect for each other. But when they meet a wealthy heiress and decide to grift her out of her fortune, the con man… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Trouble In Paradise (1932)

Persons Of Interest

Biography Of The Month: Louis B Mayer

The story of Louise B Mayer is the story of Old Hollywood and it’s Golden Age. He and the other players of his era shaped the industry from it’s inception and used the studio system to control and create stars. It was a very different time both socially and culturally. Under Mayer’s days as head… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Louis B Mayer

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains Director: Frank Capra Jefferson Smith (Stewart) is a simple, honest man, who is put forward as a senator in Washington. But Washington is no place for a man with ideals. Thinking that they have a easy to manipulate, country boy on their hands, the other senators find themselves… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Film Reviews

Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)

Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff Director: James Whale "It's ALIVE!" This is THE horror film, 1001 Movies You Must See calls it "the single most important horror film ever made". It's a well known story now. Dr Frankenstein has become obsessed with creating life, and robs graves to find the parts he needs,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)