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Classic Film & TV Cafe · 1d ago

The Movie-TV Connection Game (October 2017 Edition)

What do Gary and Doris have in common?Welcome to the latest edition of the Cafe's most popular game. You will be given a pair or trio of films or performers, your task is to find the common ...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 5d ago

A War Wagon Loaded With Gold!

John Wayne as ex-con Taw Jackson.After being "shot, framed, and sent to prison" for three years, Taw Jackson (John Wayne) intends to gain revenge on the goldmine baron responsible. Taw's pla...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 1W ago

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

As a boy growing in the Great Depression, my father loved to read pulp magazines. His favorites were The Shadow and Doc Savage. I also became a fan when, beginning in the late 1960s, Bantam ...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 1W ago

Kirk Douglas is a Man Without a Star

Kirk Douglas as Dempsey.Borden Chase penned some of the most important Westerns in film history, to include: Howard Hawks' Red River plus the Anthony Mann-James Stewart collaborations Winche...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 2W ago

Holmes on a Train in "Terror By Night"

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes.There are better entries in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes film series. In fact, when I ranked all twelve films from best to worst in 2009, ...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 2W ago

Cult Movie Theatre: Q--The Winged Serpent

It's Quetzalcoatl!A window washer is beheaded. A half-naked sunbather is snatched from a skyscraper's rooftop. Yes, there's a giant winged serpent on the loose in New York City. Well, techni...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 3W ago

Maureen O'Hara and Delmer Daves Team Up for Spencer's Mountain and Battle of the Villa Fiorita

Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara.In the twilight of his career, talented writer-director Delmer Daves teamed up with Maureen O’Hara for Spencer’s Mountain (1963) and The Battle of the Villa Fi...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 3W ago

Seven Things to Know About William Smith--Actor, Bodybuilder, Poet (and more!)

A few months ago, we reviewed the Laredo TV series and were surprised by the number of William Smith comments. That inspired us to do some more research on one of the most intriguing actors ...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 3W ago

The Movie-TV Connection Game (September 2017)

Peter Cushing and Harry Hamlin.Welcome, big-brained game players! As always, you'll be given a pair or trio of films or performers, your task is to find the common connection. It could be an...
Classic Film & TV Cafe · 3W ago

James Caan and Michael Mann Team Up for "Thief"

James Cann as Frank.Michael Mann makes a remarkably self-assured debut as feature film director with his sleek 1981 drama Thief. After graduating from the London Film School in the 1960s, Ma...