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POPULAR PICTURES OF THE HOLLYWOOD 1940s By John Reid
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A detailed review of 120 popular films, mostly from Hollywood's 1940s. Includes comprehensive cast and technical credits, plus background and release information. The movies covered include such... More > classics as the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn "Adam's Rib"; Walt Disney's animated features: "Dumbo" and "Ichabod and Mr Toad"; the Frank Sinatra-Gene Kelly musical "Anchors Aweigh"; my favorite Fred Astaire picture "The Belle of New York"; Roy Rogers' best film "Bells of Rosarita"; one of Orson Welles' best directing efforts, "Black Magic"; Wendell Corey's first (and best) "Desert Fury"; Disney's original "Fantasia"; Cecil B. DeMille's spectacular "Samson and Delilah"; four of director Michael Curtiz's most enjoyable motion pictures: "Mildred Pierce, "The Sea Hawk", "Bright Leaf", "Romance on the High Seas"; and the wonderful, original version of "Roxie Hart" starring Ginger Rogers.< Less
MEMORABLE FILMS OF THE FORTIES By John Reid
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What makes a movie memorable? Has it won awards? Is it still constantly aired on television? Did it have an enormous influence in its day? Nearly 100 films of the 1940s are examined in detail, with... More > complete cast, credit and background information. Pictures include "Casablanca", "Meet Me in St Louis", "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "All About Eve", "Cobra Woman", "Laura", "The Three Musketeers", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "The Picture of Dorian Gray", "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein", "He Walked By Night", "Forever Amber", "The Paleface", etc.< Less
Hollywood Classics 2: B Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies By John Reid
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What makes a "B" movie? This survey examines a hundred typical "B" movies (with complete cast and credit details)from Hollywood's Golden Age, including good movies ("Charlie... More > Chan at Treasure Island", bad movies ("Dangerous Cargo") and cult movies ("Abbott and Costello Meet Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde").< Less
CinemaScope One: STUPENDOUS IN 'SCOPE By John Reid
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A broad introduction to CinemaScope and other widescreen movies, including full credits for 85 sample films, a description of various anamorphic processes, plus background information for movie fans.
Index to Film Index Books 1-67: Part One: By John Reid
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All original titles, all alternate titles, and year of production for movies detailed and reviewed in Film Index Books 1-67.
Hollywood Classic Movies 1: NEW LIGHT ON MOVIE BESTS By John Reid
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Everyone has a "best" list of favorite movies. I introduce my list and then provide complete details on 80 films, some from my "best" list, a few from my "worst", and a... More > couple "in-between".< Less
Award-Winning Films of the 1930s By John Reid
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Eighty prize-winning films of the 1930s are discussed in detail, with complete cast and technical credits, background notes, etc. Movies covered include "Gone With The Wind", "The... More > Wizard of Oz", "Garden of Allah", "The Hurricane", "San Francisco", "In Old Chicago", "Lost Horizon", "It Happened One Night", "Sweethearts", "The Broadway Melody", "The Adventures of Robin Hood", "Tabu", "Wings", "Stagecoach", "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (both Fredric March and Spencer Tracy versions), "Cimarron", "Cleopatra", "Grand Hotel".< Less
Swords, Sandals & Similar 'Scope Epics; Reid's Movie Data Number 3; The CinemaScope Revolution Part Nine By John Reid
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In the 1950s, Hollywood started a trend to historical epics with its first CinemaScope picture, "The Robe". Author Ross Maroney provides an index to these movies, with brief cast and... More > release details, plus an exhaustive list of alternative titles.< Less
Index to Film Index Books 1-67: Part Two: M-Z By John Reid
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All original film titles, all alternate titles, plus year of production or release for all movies detailed in "Film Index" books to March 2004.
HOLLYWOOD 'B' MOVIES: A Treasury of Spills, Chills & Thrills By John Reid
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By the mid-1930s, cinema patrons insisted on value-for-money. Double feature programs became mandatory at all neighborhood cinemas. Usually the “A” feature film figured as the main... More > attraction, and the supporting movie, the “B”. Sometimes that role was reversed. On many occasions picturegoers felt the unheralded “B” movie had actually proved more entertaining than the widely advertised “A” attraction. More than two hundred of these wonderful “B” film classics from Hollywood’s golden age are described, reviewed and detailed in this book. It’s a must-have for all film addicts, movie fans and nostalgia connoisseurs.< Less

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