Celebrating Josephine Baker in ‘The Josephine Baker Story’ and at the Château des Milandes

* Published specifically for The Biopic Blogathon hosted by Annette at Hometowns to Hollywood * ¤¤¤ Unlike quite a few of my classic film contemporaries, I did not grow up around people who were interested in Old Hollywood or who enjoyed watching movies for fun. The most that I received was random tidbits of juicy, … More Celebrating Josephine Baker in ‘The Josephine Baker Story’ and at the Château des Milandes

Things are screwbally in the Keystone State: ‘The Philadelphia Story’ (1940)

The Philadelphia Story (1940) Directed by George Cukor Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey * Published specifically for The Celluloid Road Trip Blogathon hosted by Annette at Hometowns to Hollywood * ¤¤¤ Introduction MGM Studios was in their prime during the later part of the 1930s and into the 1940s. In 1939 … More Things are screwbally in the Keystone State: ‘The Philadelphia Story’ (1940)

Mickey Rooney was born to be a gangster in ‘The Big Operator’ (1959)

The Big Operator (1959) Directed by Charles F. Haas Starring: Mickey Rooney, Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren * Published specifically for The Mickey Rooney Belated Centenary Blogathon hosted by Kristen at KN Winiarski Writes * ¤¤¤ Story “Little Joe” Braun (Mickey Rooney) is a union boss who heads the International Union of Precision Toolers local … More Mickey Rooney was born to be a gangster in ‘The Big Operator’ (1959)

An odious Claude Rains in ‘Sealed Cargo’ (1951)

Sealed Cargo (1951) Directed by Alfred Werker Starring: Dana Andrews, Carla Balenda, Claude Rains, Philip Dorn * Published specifically for The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon hosted by Tiffany & Rebekah Brannan at The Pure Entertainment Preservation Society * ¤¤¤ Narrative When War engulfs the world, giant forces are marshalled for conflict. Smashing victories are … More An odious Claude Rains in ‘Sealed Cargo’ (1951)

Boris Karloff is at his nefarious best in ‘The Body Snatcher’ (1945)

The Body Snatcher (1945) Directed by Robert Wise Starring: Boris Karloff, Béla Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Russell Wade * Published specifically for The 1st Annual Spooky Classic Movie Blogathon hosted by Kristen at KN Winiarski Writes * ¤¤¤ Story Edinburgh 1831. A young man and an elderly woman are speaking to one another in a church … More Boris Karloff is at his nefarious best in ‘The Body Snatcher’ (1945)

The complicated tracing of Norman Bates’ life in ‘Psycho IV’ (1990)

Psycho IV (1990) Directed by Mick Garris Starring: Anthony Perkins, Olivia Hussey, Henry Thomas, CCH Pounder ¤¤¤ Matricide – The killing of one’s own mother The film starts out with a familiar soundtrack – that of Bernard Herrmann’s original score from Psycho. Cut to a studio where guests are speaking about matricide on the Fran … More The complicated tracing of Norman Bates’ life in ‘Psycho IV’ (1990)

Norman Bates has stiff competition in ‘Psycho III’ (1986)

Psycho III (1986) Directed by Anthony Perkins Starring: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell ¤¤¤ “There is no God” This statement is screamed by a distressed nun named Maureen Coyle (Diana Scarwid) who is standing on the ledge of her monastery’s bell tower, contemplating suicide. Some of her fellow nuns come to try … More Norman Bates has stiff competition in ‘Psycho III’ (1986)

Norman Bates is back in a most worthy sequel: ‘Psycho II’ (1983)

 ‘Psycho II’ (1983) Directed by Richard Franklin Starring: Anthony Perkins, Meg Tilly, Vera Miles, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz Psycho II has long been one of my favourite movies. I watched it many times in my youth because my father had recorded it on VHS. Back in the days when there was no cable television and … More Norman Bates is back in a most worthy sequel: ‘Psycho II’ (1983)

Under Spencer Tracy’s spell in ‘Mannequin’ (1937)

Mannequin (1937) Directed by Frank Borzage Starring: Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy, Alan Curtis, Ralph Morgan * Published specifically for The Third Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn Blogathon hosted by Crystal at In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood & Michaela at Love Letters to Old Hollywood * ¤¤¤ Story Hester Street in the Lower … More Under Spencer Tracy’s spell in ‘Mannequin’ (1937)