Category Archives: Fox Cinema Archives

UPDATE #2: Classic Film Fans Get Lucky on Fox’s 100th Birthday

Updated 1/21/16 – New info in italics. Christmas comes early this year for classic movie buffs, courtesy of 20th Century Fox. On Thursday night at the New York Film Festival, Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos announced that the studio will celebrate its centenary by making 100 … Continue reading

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The Best Warner Bros. Musical Warner Bros. Never Made

Confession: I have a man crush on 1930s crooner Dick Powell. Although he was pushing 30 when he made his film debut for Warner Bros., Powell seemed perpetually boyish and unspoiled by the harsh realities of Depression Era adulthood. In … Continue reading

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Rarely Seen Jack Benny Film Makes DVD Debut

The title character in Sidney Lanfield’s comedy THE MEANEST MAN IN THE WORLD  (1943) is not particularly mean, nor is he particularly funny. But he is portrayed by the otherwise hilarious Jack Benny, with support from radio sidekick Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, and … Continue reading

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Henry Koster’s FRAULEIN (1958)

Watching the DVD of Henry Koster’s FRAULEIN (1958) from 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives was one of my most frustrating classic film viewing experiences in recent memory. You can read all about it in my review at Cinema Sentries. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Rouben Mamoulian’s RINGS ON HER FINGERS (1942)

Rouben Mamoulian’s RINGS ON HER FINGERS (1942)  has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the year for me, classic-film-wise. I reviewed the new DVD from the Twentieth Century Fox Cinema Archives Collection for Cinema Sentries this week, and … Continue reading

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