Day 3: The Great Villain Blogathon

Mwahaha! [Insert sinister hand rubbing]

The chronicles of the dastardly and the contemptible continue on Day 3 of the Great Villain Blogathon. We have some terrific Villains featured today!

Brought to you by Karen of Shadows & Satin, Kristina of Speakeasy, and yours truly of Silver Screenings, the Great Villain Blogathon runs until April 26. You can follow our exploits all week on Twitter at #TheGreatVillainBlogathon.

Let’s get to today’s fun!


The Joy and Agony of Movies: The Godfather, Part 2 and Chinatown


The Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: Henry Brandon in Babes in Toyland (1934) and Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937)


Carole & Co.: C. Aubrey Smith in No More Orchids


1001 Movies I (Apparently) Must See Before I Die: David Carradine in Kill Bill


The Cinematic Packrat: The Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


Caftan Woman: Gale Sondergaard in The Spider Woman


HardBoiled Girl: Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death

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Deja Reviewer: Ridiculously Lopsided Hero-Villain Fights


Journeys in Classic Film: Terrence Stamp in The Collector


Captain Video: Ming the Merciless is back!

Stay tuned for more baddies tomorrow!



    • Hey Sofia! No trouble at all. I will include your post in tonight’s recap. Looking forward to reading more about the sinister Johnnie A. …who turned out to be a wimp in the end. (Stupid studio!)


  1. Ruth, Karen, Kristina, you gals and the rest of the all-star cast of villains here at the Great Villain Blogathon have outdone yourselves! 🙂 By the way, I’ve always had a different take on Johnnie in SUSPICION; I say Lina wasn’t really a simpering lady in distress, but really a paranoid who thought everyone was giving everyone the Hairy Eyeball, kinda like that episode of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, with Vera Miles thinking she sees her attacker (I won’t say more in case anyone here doesn’t know the big twist). I’ve been having a ball with you all, and I thank you for including me, as always! Hugs to all!


      • And thank you as well, dear Ruth! Has this been an awesome blogathon, or what? 😀

        P.S.: The Blogathon fun seems never-ending for Team Bartilucci, not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with that! With April coming soon, I’ve already committed myself to THERE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN for Backlots’ Romantic Comedy Blogathon with our beloved Mary Astor, Melvin Douglass and Joan Blondell. Later in May, we’ll taking part in the CMBA Fabulous Films of the 1950s with our fave, Alfred Hitchcock, for the 1956 version of THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH starring James Stewart and Doris Day! The excitement never ends, it seems! I need an itinerary! 🙂 Thanks for letting me and the gang play in your garden, my friend! 😀


      • There’s a lot going on, isn’t there!

        OOh – I’m looking forward to reading your “There’s Always a Woman” post, but especially your “The Man Who Knew Too Much” post. I LOVE Doris Day in that movie.

        I was thinking, when everything settles down…I’d love to do another blogathon with you. Maybe later in the summer or in the fall?


      • Aw, Ruth, I’d be delighted to have us team up again after our success with our Mary Astor Blogathon, and besides, it’s just plain fun! Unless I’m getting addled after all these amazing Blogathons, I seem to remember one or both of us suggesting an Agnes Moorehead Blogathon one of these days (or months, so we can recover from the latest one! :-)). If that’s not your cup of tea, no tragedy; it’s just that I’ve always thought Agnes has done so many great movies, TV shows, and Broadway, and she’s a remarkable person. (My favorite of her roles is DARK PASSAGE.). Please let me know what you think. Thanks for being a dear pal as well as an awesome blogger, and have a wonderful day for you and yours!


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