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A Face in the Crowd Wields Influence
Those who think “influencers” are a harmless byproduct of the internet generation should consider the warnings in the 1957 film “A Face in the Crowd.”

Defending Marilyn Monroe in Don’t Bother to Knock
When “Don’t Bother To Knock” was reviewed in 1952, the critic for the New York Times strongly encouraged Marilyn Monroe to take more acting lessons. Watching this particular film today might draw a different conclusion.

Lucille Ball Plays Detective in Lured
What do Boris Karloff, Lucille Ball and the poet Baudelaire have in common? Murder.

What A Way To Go!
From the cotton-candy color of the 20th Century Fox logo, to the feathery and flamboyant costumes by Edith Head, this campy classic successfully shows that death can actually be a laughing matter.

Powell Delivers the Goods in Ship Ahoy
Eleanor Powell proves that a dancer can also be a conscientious spy, but when she falls in love with the pulp fiction writer who inspired her mission, it’s going to take more than fancy footwork to deliver the top-secret invention in her care.

The Perpetual Relevance of Pinky
Of the four films produced in the 1940’s that addressed racism head on, only one focused on the treatment of women of color. While the film remains relevant to this day, Pinky’s journey is often overshadowed by the casting of Jeanne Crain as the lead.

Hot Songs from Cool Musicals
It’s time for some summer fun, but if the vacation you planned has been postponed, you can still celebrate the season by watching these summer-inspired musical clips from some of your favorite classic films.

The Silent Version of Chicago
The well-publicized debauchery of jazz-crazed flappers in the windy city comes to life in this entertaining and well-done silent movie from Cecil B. DeMille.

Love Lands Safely in Sunday in New York
It’s a beautiful Sunday, and Eileen is having man trouble. She needs some honest advice that only her older brother can provide, but it turns out her brother is just as bad as the rest.

Tallulah Bankhead and Die! Die! My Darling!
If you do an internet search for thrillers from the 1960s, it takes some scrolling until you find the final film of Miss Tallulah Bankhead, as she takes on the role of a first class wack-a-doodle in mourning from the loss of her son.

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