5 Classic Movies Directed By King Vidor

A list of great films directed by King Vidor, one of the unsung filmmakers who worked in both the silent and classic eras.

4 Great Movies Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

One of Hollywood’s most important directors, Cecil B. DeMille was an innovator who pioneered the epic in both the silent and sound eras.

6 Great Movies Released on Blu-ray, Part III

Part 3 of 3. Finishing up this month’s Blu-ray releases are Elmer Gantry, Run Silent Run Deep, Once Upon a Time in America, and another version of Ben-Hur.

6 Great Movies Released on Blu-ray, Part III

Part 3 of 3. Finishing up this month’s Blu-ray releases are Elmer Gantry, Run Silent Run Deep, Once Upon a Time in America, and another version of Ben-Hur.

8 Classics Starring Marlene Dietrich

A German-born beauty whose bedroom eyes and beguiling eroticism captured millions, Marlene Dietrich was a multifaceted performer who at one time was cinema’s highest-paid star. She emerged from the silent era to become an international star in Germany, before coming to Hollywood in the early 1930s. She was once labeled box office poison, but revived her career by becoming a popular performer on stage and screen. Here are eight great classics starring the one and only Marlene Dietrich.

5 Greta Garbo Classics

Both glamorous and mysterious, Swedish actress Greta Garbo first gained notice overseas in Germany before becoming a major Hollywood star in the waning days of the silent era. She captured the attention of American audiences, but remained immensely more popular in Europe. Garbo retired in the early 1940s and lived in relative seclusion for the remainder of her life. Here are five classic movies starring Greta Garbo.

Victor Fleming Movies

A prolific filmmaker who started his career early in the silent era, Victor Fleming would most likely not have been as well known were it not for directing two of classic Hollywood’s most iconic films, ‘Gone With the Wind’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Made in the magical year of 1939, both films elevated his status beyond studio craftsman, with the latter earning him his one and only Academy Award. Though he died relatively young, Fleming was a powerful force behind the camera and still would have enjoyed a long venerable career even without his two greatest achievements.

Classic Westerns

An old staple that has been part of Hollywood since the silent era, Westerns have gone through a dramatic transformation over the years, often to rekindle interest after falling out of public favor. Gone are the stalwart heroes in white hats battling men in black during the 1930s and ’40s, and in their place are the brooding antiheroes of the 1960s and ’70s. Though few are made in this day and age, Westerns remain one of Hollywood’s tried and true genres.

A Tribute to Charlie Chaplin

He was the first movie star millionaire, the biggest star of the silent film era, and an astute businessman who made sure that he would not be forgotten. He hasn’t been.

Mickey Rooney Biography

Few stars have had a career as long and successful as Mickey Rooney’s, stretching from the silent movie era through contemporary film. Mickey Rooney’s biography is the story of a star who grew up with Hollywood.