Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Carmen Jones (1954)

Starring: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey Director: Otto Preminger A musical based on the opera by Bizet, with different words, and updated to be set in an all-black army camp, this film stars the incredible Dorothy Dandridge, one of the first black bombshells in Hollywood. This is Dandridge's film. A beautiful woman and excellent… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Carmen Jones (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Jezebel (1938)

Starring: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent Director: William Wyler Created in answer to the huge film Gone With The Wind that Bette Davis missed out on starring in, this film is set in 1850's Louisiana, and has at heart a woman who knows what she wants. Julie Marsden (Davis) is the darling of her… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Jezebel (1938)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Laura (1944)

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price Director: Otto Preminger While investigating the murder of Laura, the detective in charge finds himself falling under the dead woman's spell, but all is not what it seems. Everyone is in love with Laura (Tierney) who sparkles and shines in the memories of those who loved… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Laura (1944)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Jerk (1979)

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Director: Carl Reiner Steve Martin's first film as writer and star, this comedy was quite successful on release, though in a lot of ways ahead of it's time. Martin stars as Navin, a man who has been raised by a black family. When he finds out that he was adopted,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Jerk (1979)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Angelica Huston, Robert Loggia Director: John Huston In this dark comedy about doomed romance, Jack Nicholson stars as a hitman for the Prizzi family, big wigs in the organised crime game. But when he meets a beautiful blonde at a family wedding, things start to go wrong. She's a hitman… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (AKA Horror Of Dracula) (1958)

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough Director: Terence Fisher If you're looking at classic movies, no list would be complete without a Hammer Horror film entry. A British film studio that made famous and often ground breaking horrors from the 30's to the 70's, the studio is back in action again today, with films… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (AKA Horror Of Dracula) (1958)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Secret Beyond The Door (1947)

Director: Fritz Lang Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere I was drawn to add this film to my watch list for two reasons. Firstly, the central idea concept in this film of a man collecting rooms in which people have been murdered, and his new wife not realising this until she's already living with… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Secret Beyond The Door (1947)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guiness, Valerie Hobson Director: Robert Hamer Louis Mazzini (Price) is the son of a disinherited woman and an Italian opera singer. Raised knowing that he's the 8th in line for a Dukedom, he plots to kill everyone in the way of his succession after his mother is denied the rights to… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Notorious (1946)

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains Director: Alfred Hitchcock Following her father's very public disgrace for his involvement with undesirables, Alicia (Bergman) descends into a wanton life of drinking and inappropriate romantic entanglements, until she meets Devlin (Grant). She starts to fall for him, but soon finds that he is recruiting her to work… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Notorious (1946)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Mildred Pierce (1945)

Starring: Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott Director: Michael Curtiz As the film opens, we witness a murder. Mildred (Crawford) wanders around partly in a daze, and muddies the waters of the investigation, before being picked up by the police. Her first husband is accused of the murder, and she starts to explain… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mildred Pierce (1945)