Participants: Send me links to your posts once you get them published. I can’t wait to read your contributions! I fully expect my to-watch list to burst at the very seams.
For everyone’s reading pleasure, I have categorized the posts by theme. Some posts will fit into more than one section. In those cases, I flipped a mental coin. I hope no one minds.
(Note: I am getting over a flu so please let me know if I make an error or fail to link to you. My mind is not 100% operational today.)
Quick! Fetch a pipe, a deerstalker cap and some (whisper) cocaine.
Movies Silently | Sherlock Holmes (1922, John Barrymore)
Big V Riot Squad |Sherlock Holmes Looks Exactly Like William Gillette
The Consulting Detective | A Study in Terror (1965, John Neville)
Cinematic Catharsis | The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959, Peter Cushing)
Spoilers | Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone
Murder most zany
Death schmeth. We’re here for the laughs.
Silver Screenings | A Shriek in the Night (1933)
Classic Movie Hub Blog | A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Once Upon a Screen | Abbot and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)
The Stalking Moon | Not quite The Thin Man – The Joel and Garda Sloane “Fast” mysteries
The Vintage Cameo | The Thin Man (1934)
Hard-boiled & professionals
They get paid to do this. Both sophisticated and rough stuff included.
Destroy All Fanboys! | Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Mike Hammer
Critica Retro | William Powell as Philo Vance (be sure to hit the “translate” button on your browser!)
The Motion Pictures | Dressed to Kill (1941)
Girls Do Film | The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Wide Screen World | Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)
A Shroud of Thoughts | Murder, My Sweet (1944)
The Man on the Flying Trapeze | The Big Sleep (1946)
This was not in my job description
Go to law school, they said. It will be a desk job, they said.
Silver Scenes | Father Brown aka The Detective (1954)
Ramblings of a Cinephile | Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Tales of the Easily Distracted | The Big Clock (1948)
Outspoken and Freckled | Perry Mason series (1934-36, Warren William)
Mildred’s Fatburgers | The Uneven Adventures of Torchy Blane
The Joy and Agony of Movies | The Killers (both the 1946 and 1964 versions!)
Never let a fella to do a woman’s job, I always say.
Movie Classics | Stage Fright (1950)
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You | Mad Miss Manton (1938)
Margaret Perry | The Women of the London Detection Club of the 1930s: Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Company
Silver Scenes | The Miss Marple Mysteries with Margaret Rutherford
The Girl with the White Parasol | Phantom Lady (1944)
A little of this, a little of that and a lot of mystery!
Mike’s Take on the Movies | Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
A Person in the Dark | The Cat and the Canary (1927)
Speakeasy | Eyes in the Night (1942)
The Nitrate Diva | The Falcon series
Detecting on the Tube
Mysteries from classic television!
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear | Johnny Staccato (1959-1960)
Caftan Woman | Perry Mason (1957-66)