Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

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 2017

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)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

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)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

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)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains Director: Irving Rapper In this sparkling melodrama, Bette Davis is Charlotte Vale, youngest daughter of a Boston matriarch who rules with an iron fist. Never allowed to blossom, Charlotte lives at home as a spinster, serving her mother til the strain causes a depression. Taken to stay in… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart Director: Robert Aldrich Secret agents, torture, a femme fatale, and a mysterious brief case. This film has it all. In some senses it's a rather hysterical film about the threat of nuclear war, in another it's one of the finest film noir flicks to grace the screen. Either… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

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The Christmas Movie Round Up

Just for fun, this seasonal selection of movies that should please all members of the family. From family comedies, to classics, to horrors. Comedy: Of course, family comedies are a Christmas staple. Elf (2003) Is Christmas really Christmas until we've watched Will Ferrell hollering out "Santa? I know him!" Well, for me it isn't. Ferrell… Continue reading The Christmas Movie Round Up

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105 Must Watch Films: An American In Paris (1951)

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant Director: Vincente Minelli Gene Kelly had an idea about a balletic dance sequence set to a Gershwin song, and An American In Paris was born. It centres around three friends just after WW2, who are trying to find work and make ends meet in Paris, when two of… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: An American In Paris (1951)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Lost Weekend (1945)

Starring: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry Director: Billy Wilder Four days in the city, in the life of an alcoholic as he tries to quit, and then tries anything to get his hands on a drink. A strong indictment of alcoholism and addiction at it's worst. Ray Birnum (Milland) is a writer living in… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Lost Weekend (1945)

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Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark Director: Roy Baker After reading a biography of Monroe recently, I read about this film, made before she was a big star. It interested me because Marilyn plays an unhinged babysitter in a psychological thriller, which is so against type. Back in the day, Marilyn's studio knew that she was… Continue reading Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)