'Hold Back the Dawn' Movie Review: Olivia de Havilland Steals Spotlight

'Hold Back the Dawn.' Olivia de Havilland behind Charles Boyer and Paulette Goddard. 'Hold Back the Dawn' 1941 movie: Olivia de Havilland steals show as small-town teacher in love Olivia de Havilland shines in Mitchell Leisen's melodrama Hold Back the Dawn, a sort of opening bracket for the director's World War II-era films. Adapted by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett from Ketti Frings' semi-autobiographical story, […]

THE CAT AND THE CANARY 1939: Halloween Movies

'The Cat and the Canary' 1939: Paulette Goddard / Bob Hope haunted house comedy among Halloween 2013 movies at Packard Theater There's much to recommend among the Library of Congress' Packard Campus and State Theater screenings in Culpeper, Virginia, in October 2013, including the until recently super-rare Bob Hope / Paulette Goddard haunted house comedy The Cat and the Canary (1939). And that's one more […]

Paulette Goddard Films

Paulette Goddard: An Ideal Husband and Paris Model on TCM Paulette Goddard height: Supposedly 5'4". Paulette Goddard age: Well… Goddard would have turned 108 today. Or 103. Or 102. Or 98. It all depends on the source, though Goddard herself apparently – and not at all surprisingly – preferred the 1915 birth date, which would have made her 98 years old in 2013. Whether a […]

Paulette Goddard Movies

Paulette Goddard wouldn't have a special place in the Pantheon of movie stars if it hadn't been for her close personal and professional association with Charles Chaplin, with whom she co-starred in Modern Times and The Great Dictator. That's not only unfortunate, but downright unfair. After all, besides being beautiful, charming, lively, a former Ziegfeld girl, an Academy Award nominee (in the Best Supporting Actress […]

Ray Milland Movies: 'Reap the Wild Wind' & 'Kitty' + 'The Uninvited'

Ray Milland, John Wayne, and Paulette Goddard in Reap the Wild Wind Debonair Ray Milland is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month in April 2011. This evening, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, TCM will show a couple of Milland's biggest box office hits: Mitchell Leisen's period drama Kitty (1945), co-starring Paulette Goddard, and Cecil B. DeMille's color adventure Reap the Wild Wind (1942), with […]

Bob Hope Movies: 'Nothing But the Truth,' 'Road to…'

Bob Hope isn't my idea of a funny guy, but those who do enjoy Hope's on-screen antics are in for a treat on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday, Aug. 8. TCM will be showing no less than fourteen Bob Hope vehicles as part of their 2010 “Summer Under the Stars” series. Notable among those are two TCM premieres: Elliott Nugent's Nothing But the Truth (1941), […]

Marlon Brando, Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren Home Movies

Alfred Hitchcock, wife Alma Reville, daughter Patricia Hitchcock, and dog at home ca. 1941 Paulette Goddard, Betty Grable, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, and Natalie Wood's rarely seen home movies will be screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' presentation of “Hollywood Home Movies II: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive” on Saturday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at the Academy's Linwood […]

Charles Chaplin 'Modern Times': Visit Behind the Scenes

Charles Chaplin in Modern Times The screening of a digitally restored 35mm print of Charles Chaplin's Modern Times (1936) and a look at rare behind-the-scenes photographs revealing the techniques used in creating the film's special effects will be the focus of “Techno Chaplin,” an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' program hosted by visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and silent film author John Bengtson […]