Category Archives: 1940s

Noir City: Alias Nick Beal (Farrow, 1949)

[This post comes with the disclaimer that I’m slightly obsessed with Ray Milland.] I had the pleasure of seeing Alias Nick Beal at the Noir City LA festival this evening over at the Egyptian Theater. The film screened as the … Continue reading

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Breaking News Blogathon: Arise, My Love (Leisen, 1940)

Firstly, I want to thank all the bloggers who signed up  for our event. I was so happy to see so many responses to this topic, and I’m looking forward to reading all the contributions over this weekend. Over the … Continue reading

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Ministry of Fear (Lang, 1944)

In my quest for total Ray Milland movie-watching domination, I’ve seen Fritz Lang’s Ministry of Fear twice in the last two weeks. For a movie that apparently Lang did not hold in high-esteem, even going as far as apologizing about … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge: Wide-Eyed In Babylon

A few weeks ago, I went with a friend to see Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend on the big screen. I had previously seen the movie a few years ago, and recalled it being a solid film, but hadn’t really … Continue reading

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Paramount Ranch

As many of you probably know, back in the classic Hollywood era, most films were filmed either on the studio lot or in the surrounding areas. Location shooting, which dominates today, was a lot more rare, although there are notable … Continue reading

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On the Road with Crosby and Hope

When I met Carley from The Kitty Packard Pictorial at the Egyptian Theater last night for the Hope/Crosby “Road” film double-feature, she asked me if I had ever seen these films. I said no, to which she replied, “They’re ridiculous.” … Continue reading

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Fabulous Films of the 1940s Blogathon: Key Largo (Huston, 1948)

This entry is part of The Classic Movie Blog Association’s Fabulous Films of the 1940s blogathon.  The title of John Huston’s Key Largo perhaps suggests a rousing adventure on the southern island, yet in reality the film presents itself more … Continue reading

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