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Classic Film & TV Cafe · 1d ago

Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man

Ernest Hemingway wrote two dozen stories about his alter ego, Nick Adams, throughout his literary career. Playwright and novelist A.E. Hotchner, a Hemingway friend who later penned the biogr...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 5d ago

The African Queen Rides Into Adventure with Bogart and Hepburn

Guest blogger Chris Cummins from MovieFanFare pays tribute to a Bogey-Hepburn classic:Released on December 23, 1951, The African Queen (based on the C.S. Forester novel of the same name) is ...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 2M ago

Celebrate National Classic Movie Day with the Five Stars Blogathon!

For the third consecutive year, the Classic Film & TV Cafe is celebrating National Classic Movie Day on May 16th by hosting a blogathon. This year, we're shining the spotlight on those actor...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 1W ago

Five Stars Blogathon: Cary Grant Tops My List of Favorite Stars

This is my contribution to the Five Stars Blogathon in support of National Classic Movie Day. I encourage you to check out all the posts to this wonderful blogathon. When my fellow contribut...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 2W ago

When Sherlock Holmes Was Young

Nicholas Rowe as a teenage Sherlock.Holmes purists may quibble that Young Sherlock HolmesĀ (1985) is an insult to the classic mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. After all, Holmes and Watson...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 2W ago

Seven Things to Know About Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder and "friends."1. Billy Wilder only directed 26 feature-length films and three of those were released in 1957 (The Spirit of St. Louis, Love in the Afternoon, and Witness for the...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 3W ago

James Garner Makes a Fine Marlowe

Garner as Chandler's detective.Having consumed the Philip Marlowe novels as a teenager, I'm typically hard on the film adaptations of Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled detective. The only one t...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 4W ago

Classic Movies About Horse Racing and Equitation

Mickey Rooney in National Velvet.With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, we thought it was a perfect time to reprint this entry on classic horse racing movies from the Encyclopedia o...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 1M ago

Book Review: Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You

Subtitled The Shadow Cinema of the American '70s, Charles Taylor's new book contains sharply-written essays on fourteen "B" classics from what he calls "the third--and, to date, last--great ...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 1M ago

The Movie-TV Connection Game (April 2017)

Patrick & Ray: What's their connection?Along with April showers comes a new edition of one of our most popular features! You will be given a pair or trio of films or performers, your task is...