“Acting is a ridiculous profession…” —notes on Peter Lorre

“Acting is a ridiculous profession…” —notes on Peter Lorre

This post is part of the 2014 What a Character! blogathon. To see more, click graphic (above).  “Acting is a ridiculous profession unless it is part of your very soul.”  —Peter Lorre Even people who have never seen Peter Lorre in a movie know his nasal, dreamy voice...
In Their Own Words: Joseph Cotten on Tallulah, The Third Man, Citizen Kane, and his friendship with Orson Welles

In Their Own Words: Joseph Cotten on Tallulah, The Third Man, Citizen Kane, and his friendship with Orson Welles

Cotten as Holly Martins in The Third Man (1949) Joseph Cotten, who was born May 15, 1905, appeared in some of the best films of the 1940s, including Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Shadow of a Doubt, Gaslight, Portrait of Jennie, Lydia, and The Third Man. In...
Behind the Door (1919) Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway

Behind the Door (1919) Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway

Flicker Alley and a group of amazing sites for fans of silent and classic film are proud to bring you this giveaway for Behind the Door (1919) on Dual-Format Edition Blu-ray/DVD. Legendary producer Thomas H. Ince and director Irvin V. Willat made this—͞the most...
A Viewer’s Guide: How to Watch Grand Hotel (1932)

A Viewer’s Guide: How to Watch Grand Hotel (1932)

“Grand Hotel…always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.” courtesy Pre-Code.com Grand Hotel took home the Best Picture Oscar for MGM in 1933, beating another MGM release, The Champ, as well as Samuel Goldwyn’s Arrowsmith, Fox’s Bad Girl, First...