Classic Movies

From the DVR: Nothing But a Man (1964)

Thanks to The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™, I was able to DVR a feature film that’s been on my “must-see” list for many years now. The groundbreaking independent feature Nothing But a Man (1964) was selected to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1993 (the same year it was restored and… Continue reading From the DVR: Nothing But a Man (1964)

Blogathons · Classic Movies

CMBA Banned and Blacklisted Blogathon: Salt of the Earth (1954)

The following essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to The Classic Movie Blog Association’s Fall 2017 blogathon.  Banned and Blacklisted focuses on banned films and blacklisted actors, writers, directors, and other participants in the motion picture industry, and will be underway from November 15-19.  For a list of contributing blogs and the subjects discussed,… Continue reading CMBA Banned and Blacklisted Blogathon: Salt of the Earth (1954)

Blogathons · Classic Movies

Lamb to the slaughter

(Note: This review is part of the First Annual Bronko Nagurski Memorial Football Flick Fest Blogathon, which is currently underway at The Floating Red Couch until September 3rd.) Even those individuals who’ve never experienced the uninhibited pleasure in watching a Harold Lloyd comedy are familiar with the iconic photo pictured on the right…a still that’s taken from Safety Last! (1923),… Continue reading Lamb to the slaughter

Classic Movies · Movies · Stuff You Should Know

Advance and be recognized

Courtesy of “Uncle” Samuel Wilson at Mondo 70: A Wide World of Cinema, the Library of Congress has announced the twenty-five films that were named to the National Film Registry in 2008: 1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) 2. Deliverance (1972) 3. Disneyland Dream (1956) 4. A Face in the Crowd (1957) 5. Flower Drum Song (1961) 6. Foolish… Continue reading Advance and be recognized