...There are some interesting films coming to DVD from Olive on February 26th, 2013, including Paulette Goddard in Jean Renoir's DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (1946), Mari Blanchard and Jack Kelly in SHE DEVIL (1957), and Virginia Grey in Anthony Mann's STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT (1944).
...Hooked on Houses takes a close-up look at the inn in HOLIDAY INN (1942).
...There's a great post and discussion on the Jimmy Stewart-Audie Murphy film NIGHT PASSAGE (1957) at 50 Westerns From the 50s. And while you're at the site, check out the Westerns Want List, movies Toby and his readers hope will come out on DVD.
...Fans of Dan Duryea, one of the stars of NIGHT PASSAGE, should be sure to visit the website Dan Duryea Central.
...Colin's post on the Randolph Scott film 7TH CAVALRY (1956) at Riding the High Country is interesting in and of itself -- any film with Scott and Barbara Hale is a must-see for me -- and he also ties in to some thoughts in the NIGHT PASSAGE post linked above.
...It was great to discover MC blogging again at Happy Thoughts, Darling. I really enjoyed her review of Joseph Cotten and Joan Fontaine in SEPTEMBER AFFAIR (1950), which I saw a couple of years ago.
...At Shadows and Satin, Karen's pick for the January pre-Code of the month on Turner Classic Movies is WEEK-END MARRIAGE (1932) starring Loretta Young. It airs January 23rd. I reviewed it back in 2008.
...Caftan Woman's "One for TCM" pick for January is the terrific ARMORED CAR ROBBERY (1950) starring Charles McGraw. It airs January 29th.
...At Lasso the Movies Paul gives a rave review to SOME CAME RUNNING (1958), which I'm planning to see later this year. It's great to read his enthusiasm for this film.
...Glenn Erickson reviews the new Dark Crimes set at DVD Savant. I reviewed THE GLASS KEY (1942) from the set a few days ago.
...This is a fun interview of Robert Osborne, conducted by Alec Baldwin. (It's a rough transcript so there's an odd spelling or two of a name.) Osborne tells some interesting stories about how his career evolved.
...Speakeasy and Rupert Pupkin Speaks have nice posts on favorite discoveries of 2012.
...I was surprised to learn that the Ruby's Diner on Seal Beach Pier is closing.
...Judy writes about one of my very favorite movies ever, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944), at Movie Classics. She makes astute points and also shares some wonderful stills.
...Attention Southern Californians: A Clara Bow series started last Friday night at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater, and it will run through February 10th. Titles shown will include WINGS (1927) on January 19th.
...Notable Passing: Gerry Anderson, creator of the puppet show THUNDERBIRDS died recently at the age of 83. Our family has a bunch of THUNDERBIRDS boxed sets on our DVD shelves!...Not yet mentioned here but well covered elsewhere were the Christmas Eve passings of Jack Klugman and Charles Durning, who each made very significant contributions to theater, film, and television. They will be missed, but their work lives on.
Have a great week!