Classic Movies

Movies I’ve stared at recently on from TCM #74 (John Litel Edition)

It’s back by popular demand!  (Spoiler alert: it’s not really…it’s not even that popular, to be honest.)  The last one of these I did was back in November of 2015, and since I have been availing myself of some of the splendid B-movie fare from The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ of late (if… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on from TCM #74 (John Litel Edition)

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Classic Movies

Buried Treasures: Crimebusting Double Feature – They Made Me a Criminal (1939) and Lady Gangster (1942)

At the same time I was purchasing the “Boxing Comedy Twin Bill” of The Milky Way (1936) and Kid Dynamite (1943) (which I covered on the blog earlier this month) from Oldies.com, I also invested in a “Crimebusting Double Feature”…which set me back the same amount of change as I ponied up for the “Boxing” DVD—seventy-nine cents.  (It’s now listed on the site for ninety-nine… Continue reading Buried Treasures: Crimebusting Double Feature – They Made Me a Criminal (1939) and Lady Gangster (1942)

Classic Movies · Where's That Been?

Where’s That Been? – Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

The following review is one of several that I composed for the ClassicFlix site under the column title “Where’s That Been?”  Most of those columns made the transition to CF’s new site but some of them stayed behind for reason or another...and since my writer’s ego is just big enough to where I don’t like having what… Continue reading Where’s That Been? – Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

Classic Movies · Where's That Been?

Where’s That Been? – Escape from San Quentin (1957)

The following review is one of several that I composed for the ClassicFlix site under the column title “Where’s That Been?”  Most of those columns made the transition to CF’s new site but some of them stayed behind for reason or another...and since my writer’s ego is just big enough to where I don’t like having what… Continue reading Where’s That Been? – Escape from San Quentin (1957)

Blogathons · Classic Movies · Movies · Television

Queer Film Blogathon: Caged (1950)

This essay is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the Queer Film Blogathon, being hosted by Garbo Laughs in honor of June being LGBTQ Pride Month.  The full list of participants can be found here. Nineteen-year-old Marie Allen (Eleanor Parker) is going to be a guest in the Grey Bar Hotel for about one to fifteen years because she happened to… Continue reading Queer Film Blogathon: Caged (1950)

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

It’s a MOD MOD MOD MOD world

Both Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings and 50 Westerns from the 50s have mentioned Sony Pictures’ new “manufactured on demand” website—a place where you can order those elusive classic movie titles the company just can’t seem to justify releasing on DVD the old-fashioned way, much in the manner of the Warner Archive, Universal, Fox/MGM, etc. The titles they have available right now are a… Continue reading It’s a MOD MOD MOD MOD world

Classic Movies

“Did you say ‘gander’?—I wonder how she’d go for a goose…”

In You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939), an otherwise unremarkable Warner Bros. programmer starring Billy Halop as a juvenile delinquent sent to the slammer and Humphrey Bogart as the mook responsible for him being there, there’s a scene set in a prison library in which we see several inmates seated at tables reading intently…and the only… Continue reading “Did you say ‘gander’?—I wonder how she’d go for a goose…”