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ELISHA COOK JR. — Film Noir’s Favorite F

ELISHA COOK JR. — Film Noir’s Favorite Fall Guy

The fulsomely paternal Sydney Greenstreet handed him over to the cops on a silver platter. A “luminously wicked” Marie Windsor (above) two-timed and belittled him in what has been perversely referred to as film noir’s “most perfectly married couple.” A crazed Peter Lorre was thrilled when he was framed for a brutal murder that you-know-who committed. Writes […]

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Liking LOUIS CALHERN

Liking LOUIS CALHERN

Hello, everybody.  Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys, here today to offer a short appreciation of one of our favorite unsung actors, Louis Calhern. Fans of Fifties MGM movies will immediately identify the distinguished-looking Calhern from his prominent portrayals of some very prominent historical figures — among them, Julius Caesar in  Joseph […]

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Brand New Feature — OUR “BEST-OF” PICKS

Brand New Feature — OUR “BEST-OF” PICKS

Hello, everybody.  Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys, here today to introduce a new periodic feature of Classicmoviechat.com — our picks of the best titles in various movie genres. A few words of caution.  We certainly don’t consider ourselves critics, and our selections reflect highly personal biases, which we not only admit to but relish.  And, […]

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Recognize ‘Em?

Recognize ‘Em?

She wasn’t always a blonde.  Look closely and you’ll probably figure out who this 40s star is. Hint:  think film noir. Hello, everyone.  Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys, here with yet another picture quiz.  Let’s see if you can identify today’s winsome subjects. The lovely woman below?  Not a big or […]

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