четвртак, 22. септембар 2011.

We came to an end....

sorry this is me saying goodbye to this blog... there are not many people interested in classic cinema and frankly, I don't care that much posting here as I did few months back... Everything will be up online as long as megaupload wants...
bye, I had a nice time posting here, hope u enjoyed some of my posts :)

среда, 14. септембар 2011.

Hands Across the Table, 1935

Cast: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly, Marie Prevost

Synopsis: Beautiful manicurist Reggie Allen has a plan to marry for money. One of her clients, paraplegic ex-aviator Allen Macklyn, is rich and has an eye for Reggie. However, things get a little crazy when Theodore Drew III enters her life. After losing his family fortune in the stock market crash, Ted looks to marry the daughter of a pineapple baron to keep life easy. Ted invites himself over for a prolonged stay at Reggie's and his wacky sense of humor wins her heart. Both must now decide between true love and money.

уторак, 06. септембар 2011.

Annie Ducaux Biography

Anne Marie Catherine Ducaux born in 1908, was french stage and movie actress, best known for her work in Prison sans barreaux (1938) and A Royal Affair (1949). She had appeared in 40 film and television productions between 1932 and 1980. Also Ducaux served as a shareholder of the state theater Comédie-Française since 1948, and played in numerous stage productions there.
She died in Champeaux, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France. She was married to the Swiss film producer Ernest Rupp.
Selected Filmography:
- Coup de feu à l'aube (1932)
-  Un homme de trop à bord (1935)
- Prison sans barreaux (1938)
- The Woman Thief (1938)
- Thunder Over Paris (1940)
- Pontcarral, colonel d'empire (1942)
- The Possessors (1958)

Der Schneemann, 1944


Lux Radiio Theater:: So Big, 1939

Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Fay Wray, Preston Foster, Otto Kruger
Broadcast: March 13, 1939

понедељак, 05. септембар 2011.

Demi moore interview at Jay leno, 2006


Kohlhiesels Töchter, 1920

Cast: Jakob Tiedtke, Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Gustav von Wangenheim

Synopsis: Somewhere in Southern Bavaria Xaver wants to marry Gretel, but her father Kohlhiesel wants his elder daughter Liesel to marry first. The problem is, nobody wants to marry her, because she's too brutal. Seppel suggests, that he should marry Liesel first, get rid of her and then he can marry Gretel...

English subtitles

movie posted @ worldscinema

субота, 03. септембар 2011.

Pimpernel Smith, 1941

Cast: Leslie Howard, Francis L. Sullivan, Mary Morris, Hugh McDermott, Raymond Huntley

Synopsis: Eccentric Cambridge archaeologist Horatio Smith (Howard) takes a group of British and American archaeology students to pre-war Nazi Germany to help in his excavations. His research is supported by the Nazis, since he professes to be looking for evidence of the Aryan origins of German civilisation. However, he has a secret agenda: to free inmates of the concentration camps. During one such daring rescue, he hides disguised as a scarecrow in a field and is inadvertently shot by a German soldier idly engaging in a bit of target practice. Wounded, he still manages to free a Jewish professor from a work gang. Later, his students guess his secret when they read about the wound in a newspaper. They enthusiastically volunteer to assist him. 
The film on release in the USA was renamed ‘Mister V.


credits @ filestube

Leslie Howard Biography

Leslie Howard Stainer was born to Hungarian parents in London, and went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the outbreak of World War I, when he went into the army. In 1917, diagnosed as shell-shocked, he was invalided out and advised to take up acting as therapy. In a few years, his name was famous on the stages of London and New York. He made his first movie in 1914 (The Heroine of Mons (1914)). He became known as the perfect Englishman (slim, tall, intellectual and sensitive), a part that he played in many movies, and a part women would dream about. His first sound movie came in 1930, Outward Bound (1930), an adaptation of the stage play in which he starred. In Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931) and Smilin' Through (1932), he played the Englishman role to the hilt. His screen persona could perhaps best be summed up by his role as Sir Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), a foppish member of society.
It was Howard who insisted that Humphrey Bogart get the role of Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936), a role that Bogart had played in the stage production. As he became more successful, he also became quite picky about which roles he would do, and usually performed in only two films a year. In 1939, he played the character that will always be associated with him, that of Ashley Wilkes, the honor-bound disillusioned intellectual Southern gentleman in Gone with the Wind (1939).
However, war clouds were gathering over England, and he devoted all his energy on behalf of the war effort. He directed films, wrote articles and made radio broadcasts. He died in 1943, when the KLM plane he was in was shot down by German fighters over the Bay of Biscay.

петак, 02. септембар 2011.

Julie Andrews on Muppet Show, 1978


Damals, 1943

Cast: Zarah Leander, Hans Stüwe, Rossano Brazzi, Jutta von Alpen, Hilde Körber, Elisabeth Markus, Hermann Bräuer

Synopsis: This is an interesting film as the last one of the war years from Zarah Leander. On one level we might call it a damsel-in-distress chick flick: strong woman gets deeper and deeper in trouble as she lies to her husband about meeting an old friend, gets divorced, emigrates to Switzerland, works as doctor, gets fired for disobeying her boss's orders, emigrates to Portugal, dances in nightclub, emigrates to some unnamed Latin American country...On another level it's a whodunit thriller - murder in the hotel, mysterious woman, false identity, detective work to find out what happened.It also appears to have had strong influences from Citizen Kane: the flashbacks, told by different people, which bring the story together in bits and pieces (though in ordered time sequence). Other effects remind almost of slapstick films (the train wreck) or expressionism (the symbolism of the stopped, then restarted clock).


четвртак, 01. септембар 2011.

Noon Wine, 1966

Cast: Jason Robards, Olivia de Havilland, Theodore Bikel, Per Oscarsson

Synopsis: After a perfunctory trial, Thompson is declared innocent on the grounds he was acting in self-defense, which is of course a lie. Yet despite the fortunate verdict, Thompson feels a horrible sense of guilt and is afraid the community will look down upon him. To clear his name, he decides to personally visit every member of the small farming community in an attempt to explain what happened. His efforts are unsuccessful, and the town begins to view him as dangerous and untrustworthy. Thompson, humiliated and realizing that even his wife is afraid of him, decides to commit suicide. He writes a note explaining why he killed Hatch, apologizing and saying "it had to be done."


movie posted @ ourparadiseisland

Zarah Leander Biography

Beginning her acting-singing career in provincial Swedish theaters with operetta in 1928 and a success in a touring revue by Ernst Rolf in 1929, she soon worked her way up to starring roles in Stockholm and earned well from records. In 1935 she got a leading operetta role in Vienna, offered by 'Max Hansen', despite her initially imperfect command of German.
In 1936 she signed a contract with the Berlin film studio, UFA, that soon would be nationalized by Nazi Germany. In the following years she became the highest-paid star of German cinema. After the war broke out in 1939, she sent her family back to Sweden and shared her time between work in Germany and the family at home. She returned to Sweden in 1942 after finishing her work with the last of her films made in Nazi Germany - and after having declined a proposition by Dr. Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, for German citizenship.
In November 1944, Swedish radio decided to no longer play her records, and her career was definitely in the doldrums. Her home, a manor at the Swedish coast of the Baltic, became sanctuary for many a refugee having escaped over the Baltic in fear of the Soviet rule. After the war she strove to re-establish her career in Sweden, and succeeded in 1949 to overcome producers' fear for association with an artist that had been a prominent film star in Germany during the war. Her return was greeted enthusiastically by the audience, but in Sweden she would remain considered politically controversial in the eyes of many outside of her faithful audience.
In Austria and Germany her comeback was less difficult, but although the film Gabriela in 1950 was the third biggest box office hit in Germany, later films would prove that her film career had run its course.

Zarah Leander - Mein Leben Für Die Liebe on Odeon, 1959

A1. Mein Leben Für Die Liebe
A2. Kann Denn Liebe Sünde Sein?
A3. Der Wind Hat Mir Ein Lied Erzählt
A4. Von Der Puszta Will Ich Träumen
A5. Er Heißt Waldemar
A6. Yes Sir!
A7. Ich Weiß, Es Wird Einmal Ein Wunder Gescheh'n
B1. Nur Nicht Aus Liebe Weinen
B2. Ein Kleiner Akkord
B3. Gebundene Hände
B4. Merci, Mon Ami
B5. Ich Steh' Im Regen
B6. Ein Paar Tränen Werd' Ich Weinen Um Dich
B7. Davon Geht Die Welt Nicht Unter


уторак, 30. август 2011.

Julia, 1977

Cast: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell, Meryl Streep, John Glover

Synopsis:  At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.


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петак, 19. август 2011.

Christmas at Joan Crawford, Ed Fisher Show, 1949


Grey Gardens, 2009

Cast: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange

Synopsis: In 1973, filmmakers Albert and David Maysles entered the strange world of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, two charming eccentrics who were relatives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Spending six weeks with the reclusive mother and daughter who chose to live in squalor and almost total isolation in a decaying, 28-room mansion in East Hampton, the Maysles captured their day-to-day life in its raw, uncensored, captivatingly honest moments for a documentary entitled "Grey Gardens." Little did anyone know that the 100-minute documentary would catapult the two women from vitural obscurity to cult status as their legacy grew in depth and stature over the years.


уторак, 19. јул 2011.

Operation Crossbow, 1965

Cast: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills

Synopsis: This is the story of the methods used to defeat Hitler's V1 (doodlebug) and V2 (rocket) "revenge weapons" towards the end of the second world war. Even though the Nazis were in retreat these weapons could have turned their defeat into victory. The film includes references to Hannah Reich, who in real life was a test pilot and really did fly some of the first 'flying bombs'.


credits: warez-bb

уторак, 05. јул 2011.

недеља, 03. јул 2011.

Julianne Moore interview on David Letterman, 1995


Grace Kelly interview before wedding, 1956


Liza Minnelli sings "New Yoek, New York" at Liberty Weekend


Captain Blood, 1935

Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander

Synopsis: Arrested during the Monmouth Rebellion and falsely convicted of treason, Dr. Peter Blood is banished to the West Indies and sold into slavery. In Port Royal, Jamaica the Governor's daughter Arabella Bishop buys him for £10 to spite her uncle, Col. Bishop who owns a major plantation. Life is hard for the men and for Blood as well. By chance he treats the Governor's gout and is soon part of the medical service. He dreams of freedom and when the opportunity strikes, he and his friends rebel taking over a Spanish ship that has attacked the city. Soon, they are the most feared pirates on the seas, men without a country attacking all ships. When Arabella is prisoner, Blood decides to return her to Port Royal only to find that it is under the control of England's new enemy, France. All of them must decide if they are to fight for their new King.



субота, 02. јул 2011.

Glenn Close at 'Damages' season 4 premiere, 2011

The fourth Season of the Award Winning Original Series DAMAGES Premieres July 13th on DIRECTV’s the Audience Network. Critically Acclaimed Series Features Emmy Winners and Nominees Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, John Goodman and Dylan Baker. Season four, which marks the series’ highly anticipated move to DIRECTV, focuses on the exceedingly controversial subject of private military contractors in Afghanistan, catapulting characters into a world of corruption and deceit, where nothing is as it seems and justice is served outside of the court room.
To celebrate the new season a sneak preview was held at the Paris Theatre In attendance was cast members Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, John Goodman, Chris Messina, Dylan Baker, and Christopher Bailey. Also in attendance was Lance Bass, Len Cariou, Patricia Clarkson, Griffin Dunne, Brian Geraghty, Darrell Hammond, Zeljko Ivanek, Powell Keith, Justin Long, Tom Noonan, Michael Nouri, and other Broadway stars from Rock of Ages, Chicago, Memphis, and Good People.
PS. Glenn looks AMAZING :)

$, 1971

Cast:  Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Gert Fröbe, Robert Webber, Scott Brady

Synopsis: Several criminals use safe deposit boxes in a German bank to store large amounts of illicit cash. An employee of the bank learns who they are by means of a prostitute they all patronize, and devises a clever plan with her to steal the money. Now the criminals can't go to the police, but they can try to steal the money back... 

movie uploaded by JBird @ ourparadiseisland

Demi Moore interview on David Letterman, 1996


петак, 01. јул 2011.

Lux Radio Theater:: Captain Blood, 1936

Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland
Broadcast: February 22, 1936

Happy Birthday Olivia de Havilland!

Today one of the most beautiful actress in the world turns 95. We wish you all the best Olivia :) 

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born on July 1st, 1916 in Tokyo, Japan. Her father, Walter de Havilland, was the head of a patent attorneys firm and her mother, Lilian Auguste Ruse (later Fontaine), was an actress and singer. Her sister, Academy Award winning actress Joan Fontaine was born a year later. When asked if she can still speak Japanese today Olivia replies, “Ich ni sanshi go roku shichi hachi kyu ju.” (That counting 1-10) At the age of two, Olivia’s parent’s divorced and along with her sister Joan, Olivia moved with their mother Lilian to Saratoga, California. Shortly after her divorce from Walter, Lilian married a San Jose businessman named George Fontaine.

Quite the academic achiever, Olivia excelled at her studies and was engaged in a variety of activities including: editor of her school newspaper, public speaking, and ofcourse, performing in local theatre companies. She played the title role in a stage production of Alice and Wonderland, and was Puck in their rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Olivia attended Los Gatos High School as well as the Notre Dame Convent Catholic Girl’s School in Belmont, California.

After graduating from high school, Olivia was preparing to attend Mills College on a scholarship when she caught word of director Max Reinhardt’s plan of an outdoor production of A Midsummer Nights Dream to play in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Olivia managed to get an audition through a friend and was offered the understudy role of Hermia. Not too shabby for a first time player! Olivia, still planning on attending college in the fall, went to Los Angeles to watch rehearsals when the actress playing Hermia suddenly dropped out of the production. Eighteen year-old Olivia is thrusted into the spotlight before all of Hollywood and, thank goodness, she and the play become a smash hit with audiences from around.

Warner Brothers decides to capitalize on the stage success and hires Max Reinhardt to direct the screen version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Reinhardt in turn, decides to take Olivia with him and the unknown but up-and-coming-quick Olivia de Havilland signs a seven year contract with Warner Brothers. She kicks off her screen career as a co-star in 1935’s Alibi Ike and follows with the film version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hollywood has a new leading lady and Mill’s College, a prospective postponement.

Olivia was then cast in a series of successfilm movies, most of which were with eight-time co-star Errol Flynn with whom her natural chemistry with sizzled on screen. Among the films they made together include: Captain Blood (1935), The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1936), and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).

In 1939, Olivia was cast in what is perhaps considered the greatest masterpiece of all time, Gone With The Wind. She played the role of Melanie Wilkes alongside super star Clark Gable and at the time, relatively unknown British actress Vivien Leigh. Olivia de Havilland received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress but lost to co-star Hattie McDaniels who was the first African American to win an Oscar. The following year, Olivia received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Hold Back The Dawn. This time however, Olivia didn’t lose to her co-star but her sister, Joan who won for her performance in Suspicion (1941).

After Olivia requested Warner Brothers to cast her in more substancial roles the studio retorted with a six month suspension. Adding to the suspension, when Olivia’s contract with Warner Brothers was up, they demanded she make up time for the six month suspension. Though the demand went against California law, many in Hollywood had accepted just the sort as no actor or studio employee had been successful in doing otherwise. That was ofcourse until Olivia de Havilland stood up. Olivia decided to challenge them on this action as well as the entire perception at the time that actors were merely property of a studio. Olivia sued the studio and during the two year duration of the court battle she didn’t appear in a single film. The court ruled not only in Olivia’s favor, but in the favor of all actors stating that all performers were to be limited to a seven year contract that would include any suspensions. The “de havilland decision” was monumental as no longer were actors to be treated as slaves to their studios.

Olivia returned to the screen in 1946’s To Each His Own and finally took home an Oscar of her own. Her performance earned The Academy Award for Best Actress. Olivia’s next film, The Snake Pit, was one particularily close to her heart. During her court battles with Warner Brothers, Olivia had taken some time to tour the real-life battles of World War II. She witnessed the sad and often stuck with stigma mental illnesses that often plagued returning servicemen. This was her chance to bring the issue into the national spotlight. The Snake Pit’s exposure to the conditions of the U.S. mental instutions at the time resignated anger amongst the public who now protested reform - and got it.

P.S. Just in case you are wondering, Olivia de Havilland was outstanding. What else is new now?

Olivia received Best Actress Oscar #2 in 1949 for her performance in The Heiress. Olivia plays a naive girl in love with a dashingly handsome man who her father suspects is out to get her fortune.

The 1950’s was more or less a transitional time for Olivia. She began appearing less frequently on screen and was focused on spending time with her family. By now she had remarried to Pierre Galante, a French business man with whom she had her daughter Gisele with, and was also raising her son Benjamin from her first marriage with Marcus Goodrich. Olivia also started to appear on stage, Broadway that is, with starworthy performances in Romeo and Juliet and A Gift in Time.

Never the one to disappoint, Olivia didn’t completely abandon the screen, nor would they let her, and some of her high performances included My Cousin Rachel, Not As A Stranger, and The Proud Rebel.

In 1962 Olivia took a shot at author and what do you know? She’s a ‘best’ at that too. Her book Every Frenchman Has One, recounts Olivia’s life in France and instantaneously became a bestseller. As for the big screen, throughout the 1960’s de Havilland was dramatic! She took on roles in thrillers such as Lady In A Cage and Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte with buddy Bette Davis. Over the next decade Olivia would continue on screen as well as enter the new medium of television with series such as Roots: The Next Generation, North and South and Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna which earned her an Emmy and Golden Globe. Though for many years now, her performance in 1979’s The Fifth Musketeer has been considered her last appearance on screen. However, it seems we may be lucky and see her highness once more in the 2009 production of I-59 South. Cross your fingers!

Today, when she isn’t receiving recognition left and right, Olivia spends her days in the city of Paris and is reportedly writing her memoirs. She been given just about every award under the moon, her more recent including: a special appearance and a standing ovation at the 2003 Academy Awards, a 2005 International Medal of the Arts from the Kennedy Center, a tribute from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts in Science in 2006, and her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard. Not to mention an honorary degree given to her by the University of Hertfordshire, England at the age of 82. Very savy!

Whether it’s the screen or stage, judicial or mental health system, television or literature, one thing is clear: Olivia is always a winner.


Elizabeth Taylor on What's My Line, 1954


Debbie Reynolds interview for TV-13 News, 2000


понедељак, 27. јун 2011.

Journey to Italy, 1954

Cast: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer

Synopsis: Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa. There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain. She remembers a poet who loved her and died in the war; although she didn't love him, the memory underscores romance's absence from her life now. She tours the museums of Naples and Pompeii, immersing herself in the Neapolitan fascination with the dead and noticing how many women are pregnant; he idles on Capri, flirting with women but drawing back from adultery. With her, he's sarcastic; with him, she's critical. They talk of divorce. Will this foreign couple find insight and direction in Italy?

password: CT.SG

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