Fun fact: The Spiral Staircase was actually the first movie I ever watched on TCM. I can remember being sick, eating a grilled cheese and some soup, and being captivated … Continue Reading The Spiral Staircase (1946)
After watching the sweeping war epic Since You Went Away (1944) a few weeks back it’s easy to forget that not every feature churned out during wartime had the same … Continue Reading Tender Comrade (1943)
New Ticklish Business co-host Drea Clark joins me to talk about Centennial Celebrant, Robert Walker in his homefront drama Since You Went Away (1944).
When it comes to war movies I tend to gravitate more towards stories about the homefront. American citizens were enmeshed in the drama of both world wars, but when it … Continue Reading Since You Went Away (1944)
Nell Minow returns to celebrate our Centennial Celebrant for June, Rita Hayworth by discussing her turn as the ultimate femme fatale in 1946’s Gilda.
Guest Lauren Humphries-Brooks is back to discuss May’s Centennial Celebrant John Dall by discussing his turn as one half of a murderous duo in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope.
Throwback Thirsday is a new column spotlighting films starring actors and actresses I just can’t get out of my head. This is the first post of many singing the praises … Continue Reading Throwback Thirstday: Four Daughters (1938)
One of the many countless reasons we appreciate classic cinema is glorious Technicolor. Better yet, give me vibrant Technicolor that shows off magnificent costumes and beautiful faces and it won’t … Continue Reading A Date With Judy (1948)
Recently played as the February entry in TCM and Fathom Events’ Big Screen Series, it’s hard to believe there was ever a time when Katharine Hepburn needed to prove herself. … Continue Reading The Philadelphia Story (1940)
February’s Centennial star is actress/director Ida Lupino. Lauren Humphries-Brooks returns this month as we look at Ida Lupino, actress, with the 1946 costume drama Devotion.
Next month’s centennial celebration star for my TCM Backlot series is Robert Preston, a man I only know for his later work with director Blake Edwards. Preston started out in … Continue Reading The Lady From Cheyenne (1941)
With my new full-time writer status, part of my transition with the site is to write about movie I get truly excited over, whether it makes me so mad I … Continue Reading Out of the Fog (1941)
I’ve seen nine of director Henry Koster’s films and it’s safe to say he’s one of my favorite directors. There’s something about his features, whose plots walk on a tightrope … Continue Reading It Started With Eve (1941)
Podcaster Lauren Humphries-Brooks joins me as we talk Barbara Stanwyck, feminism and whether Dennis Morgan is good in the 1945 romantic drama Christmas in Connecticut.
t’s Christmas at Ticklish Business and our first episode sees guest Howard Casner and I compare and contrast the 1947 George Seaton feature, Miracle on 34th Street, with the 1994 … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #32: Miracle on 34th Street (1947/1994)
The studio era had a way of doing things with genres that weren’t unique but, in execution, make all the difference in the world. Director Henry Koster was adept at … Continue Reading Music for Millions (1944)