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