100 New Code Films – #92. “Plymouth Adventure” from 1952; The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100 New Code Films article. This series is biweekly in all but four weeks of 2020. In those four weeks, I have planned to only watch and review one new Code film instead of two. New Code films are movies from the American Breen Era (1934-1954) which … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #92. “Plymouth Adventure” from 1952; The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

100 New Code Films – #91. “Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry” from 1937; Jockey Rooney

Today is Saturday, the day when I often publish my first 100 New Code Films article of the week. In all but four weeks this year, I am watching and reviewing two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films which I have watched for the first time during or before the week. I consider Code films to … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #91. “Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry” from 1937; Jockey Rooney

Announcing Our New Year’s Eve Party: The Sunset Boulevard Blogathon!

I am big! It's the pictures that got small!Norma Desmond, Sunset Boulevard One picture from 1950 which was anything but small was Sunset Boulevard. Billy Wilder's dramatic story of a fallen silent film star was given the working title A Can of Beans because of the makers' fears that this tale about Hollywood's dark side … Continue reading Announcing Our New Year’s Eve Party: The Sunset Boulevard Blogathon!

Thankful for Code Films – A Blogathon to be Thankful For

This week, Sally Silverscreen of 18 Cinema Lane is hosting A Blogathon to be Thankful For. She is hosting her celebration in honor of Thanksgiving a week before the actual holiday to avoid the busyness of the holiday week. I am joining this blogathon with two articles, one film review and one extra article. Today’s … Continue reading Thankful for Code Films – A Blogathon to be Thankful For

100 New Code Films – #90. “Pinky” from 1949; Miss Ethel

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100 New Code Films article. In all but four weeks this year, I am watching and reviewing two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films for the first time. In four of those weeks, I am only watching and reviewing one new Code film to equal 100 new movies … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #90. “Pinky” from 1949; Miss Ethel

Our Costumes Inspired by Famous Films

Recently, I have tried to join every blogathon I can find, since it is great publicity for PEPS, gives me a steady stream of interesting post topics, and it is fun. November 12-14 is the time for The 2020 Costume Blog Party, hosted by MovieCritic of Movies Meet Their Match. This is an unusual blogathon … Continue reading Our Costumes Inspired by Famous Films

Claude Rains in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” from 1939 for the “Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon” by Rebekah Brannan

In this time of political upheaval, what better film to review for the “Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon” than Mr. Smith Goes to Washington from 1939. One of the things that makes this film so wonderful is the fact that, although it’s entirely centered around politics and corruption in government, it doesn’t mention political parties … Continue reading Claude Rains in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” from 1939 for the “Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon” by Rebekah Brannan

100 New Code Films – #89. “Four Daughters” from 1938; A Musical Father

Today is Tuesday, but I'm going to publish my first 100 New Code Films article today. I usually only publish articles in this series earlier than the weekend when I want them to be entries in blogathons. Such is the case this week. Entries in this series are reviews of American Breen Era (1934-1954) movies … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #89. “Four Daughters” from 1938; A Musical Father

Places! The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon is Here!

Take Your Seats, Ladies and Gentlemen! The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon is beginning today! In honor of Claude Rains's 131st birthday, which would have been November 10, we are honoring this great actor's talent for three days, November 9-11. This is our third year celebrating one of Hollywood's few A-list supporting actors, who was … Continue reading Places! The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon is Here!

100 New Code Films – #88. “On Borrowed Time” from 1939; A Life and Death Fantasy

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100 New Code Films article. This is the series I publish most often, since I publish two articles in it in all but four weeks this year. These articles are reviews of American Breen Era (1934-1954) which I have seen for the first time during the week. … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #88. “On Borrowed Time” from 1939; A Life and Death Fantasy