Classic Movies

Movies and stuff I’ve stared at recently during my convalescence #3

Each Dawn I Die (1939) – It’s been a while since I unspooled this Jimmy Cagney classic…and I kind of forgot how corny it is. Cagney plays Frank Ross, a crusading newspaper reporter whose muckraking expose on a corrupt D.A. (Thurston Hall—who else?) and his stooge (Victor Jory) gets him in a heap o’trouble—he winds up going… Continue reading Movies and stuff I’ve stared at recently during my convalescence #3

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #53 (Walter Huston edition)

Tuesday was a great movie-watching day on what my pal Rick Brooks calls The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ because TCM rolled out a number of rarities to salute birthday boy Walter Huston. I find that the more Huston films I watch from the 1930s—American Madness (1932), The Beast of the City (1932), Gabriel Over the White House (1933), etc.—the more I… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #53 (Walter Huston edition)

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The Bogie Man Will Get You

In one half-hour, Turner Classic Movies will continue with their Star of the Month salute to Humphrey DeForest Bogart, on the 110th anniversary month of his birth (his actual birth date being December 25th). Here’s the lineup for today (with movies not currently available in the dusty Thrilling Days of Yesteryear archives in green): 06:00 AM San Quentin (1937)… Continue reading The Bogie Man Will Get You

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It’s my world—you’re just living in it…

Being the first of December, I thought it would be as good a time as any to comment on a few things regarding the blog…in addition to some other notable events that don’t involve me in order that I not appear too narcissistic. The first is the big Bogart festival that will take place on Wednesdays in December… Continue reading It’s my world—you’re just living in it…

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Movies that I’ve stared at recently on TCM #33 (Ida Lupino edition)

(Note: I usually try not to reveal the endings of the movies I review, but sometimes the best-laid plans of mice and men, yadda yadda yadda. In a nutshell—there are spoilers ahead.) Out of the Fog (1941) – To me, it’s a testament to the talent of John Garfield that even though he plays a totally unrepentant… Continue reading Movies that I’ve stared at recently on TCM #33 (Ida Lupino edition)

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Region 2 Cinema: The Undercover Man (1949)

Back in August of last year, I got the devastatingly brilliant idea—okay, I stole it from someone else’s blog…happy now?—to institute a weekly feature here at TDOY whereupon I would write reviews of classic films that are not, unfortunately, available here for purchase on Region 1 in the U.S. or Canada. It started out great guns, with posts… Continue reading Region 2 Cinema: The Undercover Man (1949)

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“Beware the hunters who stalk their prey through city jungles!”

My television-watching schedule last night freed up around 9:30pm (I had another go-round at I Married a Monster from Outer Space [1958], a science-fiction outing of which I still have difficulty understanding the cult appeal) and so I took the other film I recently purchased from the Warner Archive out for a spin—the 1932 crime drama The Beast of the… Continue reading “Beware the hunters who stalk their prey through city jungles!”