While their collaboration lasted only six years, director Douglas Sirk and actor Rock Hudson made eight films together, a few of which have been revered by later generations as unsung classics. Sirk was a highly successful director of commercial films who was often dismissed by contemporary critics, while Hudson was nothing more than a supporting player until working with the director. Together, Sirk and Hudson made several great classics that were box office hits in their day and later seen by scholars as important additions to 1950s cinema.
Douglas Sirk and Rock Hudson Classic Movies
Over the course of seven films together, actor Jack Lemmon and director Billy Wilder made several unforgettable pictures, two of which are certifiably iconic. Wilder was already well established as one of Hollywood’s great directors when he began to work with Lemmon, who was mainly a supporting player before being turned into a leading man by the director. The Lemmon-Wilder partnership was also notable for creating the first pairing between another great duo, Lemmon and Walter Matthau, both of whom made two movies with Wilder. While their best films were made early on, there’s no doubt that Lemmon and Wilder were one of the greatest actor-director partnerships of all time.
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Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder Classic Movies
While John Ford had a far more prolific collaboration with John Wayne, the director also helmed five films with Maureen O’Hara, undoubtedly his favorite actress. Though it only lasted five movies – as compared to the 21 pictures Ford made with Wayne – their partnership produced a number of lasting classics. Unlike some actresses at the time, O’Hara was more than willing to tackling more physically challenging roles, making her a perfect fit in Westerns and other action-oriented movies. Here are all five films made between John Ford and Maureen O’Hara.
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John Ford and Maureen O'Hara Classic Movies
Whether sophisticated in manner or of the slapstick variety, there’s always a classic comedy for any taste. The counterpoint to drama, comedies have always been with us no matter what the medium and they always will be. Sometimes they’re absurd, other times bitingly satirical, but all are designed to make us laugh. Here are just a few of the very best classic comedies ever made.
9 Great Comedy Classics
It’s the beginning of the month once again and that means it’s time to look back at all the classic movie stars and directors born in the month of December. A few are still with us, but all should be remembered for their contributions to film and for how deeply they touched our lives. … Read Full Post
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Classic Movie Stars Born in December
In case you’ve missed it, Turner Classic Movies, Columbia Pictures, and the Film Foundation joined forces last month to release a five-film box set featuring some off-the-radar titles directed by John Ford . … Read Full Post
A legendary actress whose effortless charm and waifish beauty captured the viewing public, Audrey Hepburn transcended mere stardom to become a Hollywood icon. One of the most gifted and beautiful actresses of all time, Hepburn cemented her status as a legend by becoming one of the few performers ever to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. Though her success lasted 15 years, Hepburn left an indelible mark and transcended generations as a true Hollywood icon.
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A Profile of a True Hollywood Icon
Yes, the perennial Christmas classic starring James Stewart in his most iconic performance is about to get the sequel treatment. According to the Hollywood Reporter , independent production companies Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions have put the sequel into active development with an eye toward a theatrical release late next year. Granted, the two companies are outside the studio system, so no shame on Hollywood for trying to capitalize on a favorite classic movie. Yet. … Read Full Post
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It’s a Wonderful Life, the Sequel?
Whether in comedies, tragedies, or somewhere in between, actors have long taken on the challenge of playing multiple roles in the same movie. Usually playing a twin or doppelganger, actors have also played widely different characters in order to show the depths of their talents. Here are six actors who have played two or more characters in the same movie.
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6 Great Dual Performances
Just in time for the holidays, the month of December will see a number of great classic movies released on Blur-ray. Among those making the transfer are two later Hitchcock thrillers; a multi-Oscar winning drama; a searing cop drama from Sidney Lumet; Robert Altman’s mid-1970s masterpiece; and a great romantic fantasy starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.
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Classic Movies on Blu-ray for December 2013,…