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    • 7 Classics Starring Peter Sellers Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      One of the greatest comedic actors of all time, Peter Sellers had an undeniable gift for portraying a wide array of characters, sometimes within the same film. He found international success as the...
    • 4 Great Movies Directed By Blake Edwards Created: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      First an actor, then a writer, and finally a director, Blake Edwards had a long and storied Hollywood career. But it was as a director that he made his best films. Whether adapting a Truman Capote ...
    • 7 Classic Westerns Created: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      An old staple that has been part of Hollywood since the silent era, Westerns have gone through a dramatic transformation over the years, often to rekindle interest after falling out of public favor...
    • Blu-ray Releases for July 2014, Part III Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Part 3 of 3. Rounding out this month's Blu-ray releases are a classic courtroom drama and a somewhat controversial take on Sherlock Holmes both directed by Billy Wilder; a romantic weepy starring B...
    • Blu-ray Releases For July 2014, Part II Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Part 2 of 3. Continuing the Blu-ray releases for this month are a special effects-laden adaptation of H.G. Wells' most popular story; a classic fish out of water comedy that delivered Judy Holliday...
    • 4 Classic Movies Starring Norma Shearer Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      One of the great actresses of the early classic era, Norma Shearer was a pioneering talent who broke the mold during the carefree pre-Code days before settling into a string of prestige films that ...
    • Blu-ray Releases for July 2014, Part I Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Part 1 of 3. This month a ton of great classics will be released on Blu-ray, including a great World War II comedy starring Cary Grant; a small town comedy featuring Gary Cooper; a long forgotten f...
    • Audrey Hepburn Movies Created: Sunday, July 25, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A lumnious legend whose wartime childhood led her to support humanitarian causes throughout her life, Audrey Hepburn was a classic movie star of tremendous beauty and influential style. Here are s...
    • Charade - A Genre-Spanning Gem with Two Great Stars Created: Sunday, June 01, 2008 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      A witty and suspenseful outing set on the streets of Paris, 'Charade' is the only classic movie to pair its two great stars: Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. A clever plot, sparkling dialogue and el...
    • Sunset Boulevard Created: Monday, February 12, 2007 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      A film noir classic, 'Sunset Boulevard' is a jaundiced look at the excesses of Hollywood, and a great story about an aging film goddess and her doomed gigolo. Witty, cynical and mesmerizing.
    • A Biography of Matinee Idol Errol Flynn Created: Sunday, November 25, 2012 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      A larger than life figure who burned bright both on and off screen, Errol Flynn engaged in an adventurous lifestyle behind the scenes that rivaled his dashing performances in some of classic Hollyw...
    • 9 Classic Movies Starring Spencer Tracy Created: Monday, August 20, 2012 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Virtually peerless in natural talent and professional accomplishment, actor Spencer Tracy had an unparalleled career that spanned four decades.
    • A Biography of Clark Gable, Screen Heartthrob Created: Sunday, October 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      An intense, masculine presence on screen with more than a hint of mischief in his famed dimples, Clark Gable's biography is the story of a true movie star. The 'King of Movies' was a leading man w...
    • 6 Great Movies Starring Frank Sinatra Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      While best remembered for recording a multitude of hits like 'Strangers in the Night', 'My Way' and 'Summer Wind', Frank Sinatra also forged a successful film career that included starring roles in...
    • 7 James Bond Movies Starring Roger Moore Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Following Sean Connery's second departure from the Bond franchise, producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman turned to British TV star, Roger Moore, to fill those rather large shoes. But right o...
    • 7 Great Films Starring Ingrid Bergman Created: Monday, August 20, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      One of classic Hollywood's most elegant actresses, Ingrid Bergman possessed an extraordinary amount of talent and glamor that helped make her one of the era's greatest stars. Having emerged from he...
    • Best Picture Oscar Winners of the 1930s Created: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Hollywood's first decade with sound gave rise to a number of staple genres like the screwball comedy, which featured rapid-fire dialogue laced with wit and whimsy, and lavish musicals. In the 1930s...
    • 7 Classic Horror Movies Created: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Whether you like monsters or ghosts or even aliens from another planet, there’s nothing quite like watching old scary movies. While some of these classic films seem rather tame or even laugha...
    • Mary Poppins Created: Thursday, October 21, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      'Mary Poppins' is the kind of classic children's tale that never grows old. One of Disney's most successful films, the story of a magical nanny, studded with catchy tunes and wonderful dance numbe...
    • King Kong - the Original Created: Monday, August 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      The big ape who started it all in 1933 was 'King Kong,' in an early classic movie of great scope and ambition. Follow the adventures of the first 'King Kong' from Skull Island to the Empire State ...
    • 'She Done Him Wrong' - Racy Mae West Created: Sunday, August 19, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Mae West utters her most famous - and most often misquoted line - in 'She Done Him Wrong,' a scandalous melodrama that shot Cary Grant to stardom in 1933. Sexual frankness and racy songs helped sp...
    • Mickey Rooney Biography Created: Monday, October 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Few stars have had a career as long and successful as Mickey Rooney's, stretching from the silent movie era through contemporary film. Mickey Rooney's biography is the story of a star who grew up w...
    • Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train Created: Sunday, June 24, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      What if two strangers on a train meet and plan a couple of murders - but only one of them knows it's not an idle joke? Alfred Hitchcock's tense thriller plays it out in a movie with a memorable vil...
    • Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense Created: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      The undisputed king of movie mystery and mayhem, director Alfred Hitchcock combined suspense, sex and dark humor to create masterpieces of classic film. One of the most influential directors in mo...
    • 7 Great Films Starring Clint Eastwood Created: Monday, June 24, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      For the first several years of his career, Clint Eastwood struggled as a bit actor bouncing around from one uncredited role to another in movies best left forgotten. But in the mid-1960s, he was ca...
    • Jimmy Stewart Biography: an American Actor Created: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Loved by fans, treasured by friends and colleagues, James Stewart's long career earned his place among the greatest stars of Hollywood's Golden Age.
    • 7 Films Starring Robert Redford Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Though known later in life for his political activism and dedication to independent film, actor Robert Redford was a box office star in the 1960s and 1970s.
    • 7 Classic Movies Starring Gregory Peck Created: Friday, November 16, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      An actor celebrated for his strength and authority, Gregory Peck starred in numerous classic movies and was one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars.
    • Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window Created: Sunday, September 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      A thrilling Hitchcock suspense film, 'Rear Window' features witty dialog, clever camera angles and a still-fresh take on the war between the sexes.
    • Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart Movies Created: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      One of the most highly regarded actor-director tandems in Hollywood history, here are the four great movies made by James Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock.
    • A Biography of Tyrone Power Created: Thursday, May 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      A profile of one of Hollywood’s great stars, Tyrone Power, who was not only handsome but also showed great acting range during his career." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • 8 Classic Musicals You Have to See Created: Thursday, July 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Ever since the advent of sound with

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