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Here are the top ten articles for the Classic Film Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Gable's Troubles Turn To Gold
"It Happened One Night" (1934) was supposed to put Clark Gable in his place. It gave him a gold statuette instead.
2. Charles Laughton Directed A Masterpiece
After the critical and box office failure of "The Night of the Hunter," Charles Laughton swore never to direct again. It was his one and only directorial masterpiece.
3. Joan Crawford And Her List of Rivals
When Joan Crawford did not like you, she would let you know it. As she had done with Bette Davis, Norma Shearer and Loretta Young.
4. Longest Speech In Oscar History
Greer Garson holds the place for the longest speech in Oscar history. It was reportedly three hours long. Or was it?
5. The Story of Gwili Andre
Actress Gwili Andre held beauty and promise in Hollywood, but that was where her story ended.
6. Bette Davis' Dispute With Warner Bros.
In 1937, Davis took Warner Bros. to court to demand better roles to benefit her career.
7. Silent Film Actress Betty Compson
Betty Compson was a leading actress of the silent era. By the 1950s, she retired from Hollywood. Today, she is forgotten until now.
8. Fred Astaire and His Dancing Partners
Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly. Ginger Rogers wasn´t the only person Fred Astaire danced with.
9. The Search For Scarlett O'Hara
All of Hollywood's actresses tried out for the famous role of "Scarlett O'Hara." Only one British theater actress would receive the part.
10. Hedda Hopper Attacks Charlie Chaplin
Hollywood's leading gossip columnist Hedda Hopper attacks multi-talented Charlie Chaplin for being a Communist.
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