Saturday, January 22, 2011
This Week on N and CF:
This weeks (Updated Jan 22, 2011). Chick Flicks at the Movies. The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959). Film Noir. Cast: Steve McQueen(pictured above)a college dropout hired to be the getaway driver in a bank robbery. The film is based on a 1953 bank robbery attempt of Southwest Bank in St. Louis. The film was shot on location in St. Louis and some of the men and woman from the St. Louis Police Department, as well as the residents and bank employees, play the same parts they did in the actual robbery attempt. Please click on the matching above picture located on the sidebar to watch movie in full..
Happy Birthday: Dorothy Malone (born January 30, 1925) . Malone's film career began in the mid 1940s, and in her early years she played mainly in B-movies. After a decade in films, she began to acquire a more glamorous image, particularly after her performance in, Written on the Wind (1956), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her film career reached its peak by the beginning of the 1960s, and she achieved later success with her television role of Constance MacKenzie on Peyton Place from 1964 to 1968. Less active in her later years, Malone returned to film in 1992 as the friend of Sharon Stone's character in Basic Instinct.
ON TCM. January 30, 2011. Silent Film: Pandora's Box (1929). German silent melodrama film based loosely on Frank Wedekind's plays Erdgeist Earth Spirit (1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (1904). Directed by Austrian filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst. Cast: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, and Francis Lederer. Story of a young woman's uninhibited nature bring ruin to herself and those around her. Click picture located on sidebar to read review.
Also... please look for some "surprise" movie articles sprinkled though out the week. :)
I wanted to send a big "Thank You" to Rick, for organizing last weeks Hitchcock blogathon. I really enjoyed meeting fellow classic movie bloggers and checking out their blogs. I learned about many "new to me" Hitchcock movies, that I have not had the opportunity to see..
Have a great week at the movies...."Blog On!"