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Wooden Double Crosses

An addendum to René Clemént Week.

So, finally I see Clemént’s FORBIDDEN GAMES, and on the big screen — part of Mark Cousins’ excellent Cinema of Childhood season. 1,179 more words


Twilight Zone, Sn1 Ep6 "Escape Clause"

Original Airdate: November 6, 1959

Rod Serling had a gift for writing a wide variety of characters. In “Escape Clause” he presented Walter Bedecker and gave us permission to hate every moment we spend with him. 564 more words

Film Review: "Remember The Night" (1940) - Ball of Fire: The FIlms of Barbara Stanwyck

How many films out there would make us watch it with a smile? Well, I must say there are not many. But one film will certainly make sure that once you are comfortably sitting in front of your TV, ready for the screening, it will do its very best to ensure that the night you spend watching this adorable, charming, and marvelous film, will be unforgettable. 495 more words

Great Films

Golden Earings (1947)

Chosen by you (as they say in Asda), this is another film from the 1940s with striking performances from the leads. Golden Earings is categorised by Imdb as an adventure/romance but it is also a rye comedy of gender (as well perhaps era-specific racial) stereotypes – so be warned if you are one of those who cannot bear seeing history come alive (we don’t have to approve it to acknowledge it was there). 341 more words

Classic Film Club

THE MATING SEASON (1951) and the Mothers-In-Law

In the 1950s it was unlikely that newly married couples, couples in the midst of the mating season knew each other intimately before they actually took the plunge.   1,495 more words

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No Man of Her Own (1950)

The next Classic Film at SouthBank is on Sunday December 7th  …No Man of Her Own (1950)

Based on a Cornell Woolrich novel (I Married a Dead Man), this is not a typical Christmas film. 608 more words

Classic Film Club