There’s nothing quite like discovering a forgotten classic. Whether it’s a lesser known film from an actor or director you love, or a film that completely introduces a knew group of talent to you, finding a great film that doesn’t get a lot of love is exciting.
I’m a big fan of obscure classics. Sometimes I see them just because I’m trying to view the entire filmography of a favorite actor or director, and sometimes I just find them because I record anything that looks remotely interesting from TCM. I’ve discovered some of my very favorite actors and actresses this way.
But there are just so many unknown films that it’s hard to tell which ones are going to be the great ones, and which ones are forgotten for a reason. That’s why I started this blog, to help other classic film fans find and enjoy the best that obscure classic cinema has to offer.
Obscure Classics is a series of websites devoted to obscure and neglected films, actors, and directors of the classic era. The current blogs are Madge Evans and Frank Borzage. All information, reviews, essays, etc. regarding them will be posted on their pages. Some of that material will also be poster on the Obscure Classics Home Page, which will also feature material on other obscure classics that do not yet have their own home.
If you have questions, suggestions, material you’d like featured on the site, or a favorite forgotten star you’d like to see a paged dedicated to, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org