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Invaders From Mars


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A young boy is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of thunder but, looking out his window, sees a flying saucer land in the field near his house and bury itself underground. 196 more words


Romance! Adventure! Harem pants!

In 1924, sixty-eight years before Disney’s animated Aladdin would come to movie screens and bring The Arabian Nights into the modern lexicon, there came a little picture known as The Thief of Bagdad. 889 more words


Supernatural or Superhuman? Death Creeps in Darkness! Strikes in Silence! (October, 1931)

The Spider (1931) Fox Film Corporation / P: William Sistrom / D: Kenneth MacKenna, William Cameron Menzies / W: Barry Conners, Philip Klein, Lowell Brentano (play), Fulton Oursler (play) / C: James Wong Howe / E: Alfred DeGaetano / M: Carli Elinor / S: Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran, El Brendel, John Arledge, George E. Stone

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The Thief of Bagdad (1924): DVD/Blu-ray review

Just in time for Christmas, Masters of Cinema is rereleasing some more of its silent back catalogue, in gorgeous new dual-format DVD/Blu-ray editions. This is a Good Thing no doubt, and if there is one title especially suited for the pantomime season it’s… 574 more words

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Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Maria Ouspenskaya, actress (1876-1949)
To celebrate the birthday of Maria Ouspenskaya, TCM will be spending the morning featuring several of her films:
Dodsworth (1936) at 6:30AM (ET) 45 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays