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Classic Movie Of The Week: Broken Blossoms (1919)

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp Director: D. W. Griffith Full of youthful idealism, a young Buddhist (Barthelmess) leaves China for London, hoping to convert people to his peaceful religion. But life in Limehouse, one of the poorer parts of the city, leaves him disillusioned and he starts to smoke opium. When he sees… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Broken Blossoms (1919)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison Director: Alexander Mackendrick JJ Hunsecker (Lancaster) is a big shot columnist who can make or break careers, and his power has gone to his head. Annoyed that his younger sister (Harrison) who he takes care of, has fallen in love with a jazz singer, he decides to manipulate… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Sunday (1960)

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi Director: Mario Bava The film opens on a witch being killed by a mob of villagers with a truly gruesome mask. The witch declares that she will return and curses the descendants of those who are killing her... years later, one of her descendants who looks just like… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Sunday (1960)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: I Walked With A Zombie (1943)

Starring: Frances Dee, James Ellison, Tom Conway Director: Jacques Tourneur When a Canadian nurse is sent to the Carribean to work for a wealthy plantation owner, she finds that she is tasked with caring for the man's beautiful wife, who exists in a creepy, sleepwalking state. As she slowly falls for her employer, his brother… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: I Walked With A Zombie (1943)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Ninotchka (1939)

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire Director: Ernst Lubitsch Ninotchka (Garbo) is a proud Soviet, a woman who eschews all luxury and believes in the tenets of Communism to the letter. Sent to Paris to hurry along a sale of jewels needed to raise money, she finds her three colleagues have fallen into a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Ninotchka (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Babes In Arms (1939)

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger Director: Busby Berkeley A troupe of performers are struggling to make ends meet with the advent of sound in films. They decide to take their show in the road, but upset at being left behind, their children all get together and come up with a show of their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Babes In Arms (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

Starring: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Preston Foster, Helen Vinson Director: Mervyn LeRoy Adapted from the autobiography of Robert E Burns, this film is the story of James Allen (Muni), a man wrongly convicted  of a crime, who is sent to work in the chain gangs in the American South. The conditions and the cruel prison… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: 42nd Street (1933)

Starring: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler Director: Lloyd Bacon Sometimes called the grandmother of all musicals, this film was a huge success, not just due to the fabulous cast and toe tapping songs, but also as the vehicle that launched Busby Berkeley. He became famous for his wonderful set pieces of women… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: 42nd Street (1933)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: To Have And Have Not (1944)

Starring: Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael. Director: Howard Hughes Martinique, 1944, Harry (Bogart) and his alcoholic friend Eddie (Brennan) run a some what shady operation of a boat for hire. When a job falls through, they find themselves forced to take on a job for the Resistance, but they might have bitten… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: To Have And Have Not (1944)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane Director: Orson Welles Michael O'Hara (Welles, with a dinky Irish accent) is a cynical seaman who helps out a beautiful ice blonde in distress one night (Hayworth), as he takes her home to safety, she offers him a job on board her husbands yacht, and a strange game… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)