Saturday, September 8, 2018

Announcing the Remake of the "They Remade What?!" Blogathon

My first ever blogathon was the "They Remade What?!" Blogathon in October of 2015 and I have decided it would be fun to bring it back, or "remake it" ;) It's a little late to have it on the same days, so this one will run from November 9-11!

Below is a short list of remakes to get you started (You can also look at the films listed in the original post and to see what bloggers wrote about for the "original" blogathon). Please make sure the original film was made before 1970 or whose principal actors are from the Golden Age of Hollywood (ex. Murder on the Orient Express - 1974). The remake of course can be up to the present (A Star is Born anyone?). Book adaptations almost always have several versions - I didn't allow them in my first blogathon but this is a "remake" so I've changed it ;) Also keep in mind foreign films remade in the US, some with the same actors (A Woman's Face, Intermezzo, etc.).
  • Daddy Long Legs (1919, 1931, 1955 - also Adam and Evelyne - 1949 is based on the same book)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920, 1931, 1941. etc.)
  • All the Brothers were Valiant (1923 & 1953) & Across to Singapore (1928)
  • The Racket (1928 & 1951)
  • Raffles (1930 & 1939)
  • Outward Bound (1930) & Between Two Worlds (1944)
  • No, No, Nanette (1930 & 1940) & Tea for Two (1950)
  • The Man in Possession (1931) & Personal Property (1937)
  • A Free Soul (1931) & The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)
  • The Front Page (1931) & His Girl Friday (1940)
  • Smilin' Through (1932 & 1941)
  • Of Human Bondage (1934, 1946, & 1964)
  • Magnificent Obsession (1935 & 1954)
  • Roberta (1935) & Lovely to Look At (1952)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935 & 1962)
  • My Man Godfrey (1936 & 1957)
  • These Three (1936) & The Children’s Hour (1961)
  • Satan Met a Lady (1936) & The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • The Petrified Forest (1936) & Escape in the Desert (1945)
  • Nothing Sacred (1937) & Living it Up (1954)
  • Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) & Summer Magic (1963)
  • Five Came Back (1939) & Back From Eternity (1956)
  • The Letter (1940) & The Unfaithful (1947)
  • The Ghostbreakers (1940) & Scared Stiff (1953)
  • Ball of Fire (1941) & A Song is Born (1948)
  • Joe Smith, American (1942) & The Big Operator (1959)
  • The Human Comedy (1943) & Ithaca (2015)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944) & The Breaking Point (1950)
  • And Then There Were None (1945) & Ten Little Indians (1966)
  • My Cousin Rachel (1952 & 2017)
  • Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) & The Pleasure Seekers (1964)
  • The End of the Affair (1955 & 1999)
  • Gambit (1966 & 2012)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974 & 2017)
Once you've chosen your remakes, leave a comment below with the titles you will be writing about and the LINK TO YOUR BLOG. So many of your profiles go to Google+ and I can't always find the name of your blog.

There are plenty of remakes to go around so NO DUPLICATES please (unless the film has been remade more than twice like the above-mentioned A Star is Born and someone is only covering the Garland and Streisand version or the Pickford and Gaga version).

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Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: High Sierra (1941) & Colorado Territory (1949) AND The Count of Monte Cristo (1934 & 2002)

Caftan Woman: When Ladies Meet (1933 & 1941)

Back to Golden Days: A Guy Named Joe (1943) & Always (1989)

Movies Meet Their Match: The Shop Around the Corner (1940), In the Good Old Summertime (1949), & You've Got Mail (1998)

The Story Enthusiast: The Male Animal (1942) & She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)

The Flapper Dame: The Front Page (1931) & His Girl Friday (1940)

The Wonderful World of Cinema: Cape Fear (1962 & 1991)

Critica Retro: Magnificent Obsession (1935 & 1954)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood: The Major and the Minor (1942) & You're Never Too Young (1955)

The Midnite Drive-In: Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) & Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Realweegiemidget Reviews: Dynasty (1981-89) & Netflix remake (2017)

I'm in the path of Hurricane Florence (hopefully my area will just get rain) so if you don't see me adding you to the roster in the next few days it may be because my power is out. I should be fine though as I'm pretty far inland. All we got was two days of regular rain.


  1. Sounds swell (to coin a phrase). I'd like to do When Ladies Meet, 1933 and 1941.

  2. Can I please do "A Guy Named Joe" (1943) and "Always" (1989)?
    My blog: Back to Golden Days (

    -Cátia. xo

  3. Yay!!! I'm so excited! I would like to do The Shop Around the Corner (1940), In the Good Old Summertime (1949), and You've Got Mail (1998).
    Movies Meet Their Match (

  4. I love this idea! Sign me up for The Male Animal(1942)and She's Working Her Way Through College (1952), please.
    I'm at

    1. Great choice! I’ve only seen the first one so looking forward to your post!

    2. Just went live.

  5. Wow, I remember when you hosted that! Seems forever ago lol. Glad that it's back. I must admit, I've already commited to a few blogathons around these dates (not mentionning me hosting the Grace Kelly Blogathon) so I'm not sure where I would include this one on my blogging schedule. But I would hate to skip it in a way. I'll let you know my decision (and choice) asap!

    1. I know, right! Yeah, the dates aren’t great but I wanted to get it in this year. If you can’t fit it in I understand. I may host it again in a couple years :)

    2. I can't pass this really! I'd like to review both versions of Cape Fear (1962/1991). :)
      And here's the url to my blog:
      I hope the hurrican doesn't hit your living area too much... :/

  6. This event should be annual - there is enough subject for it!
    Anyway, I want to write about Magnificent Obsession, please!
    Le from Critica Retro

  7. I LOVED this blogathon when you first held it and I'm so glad you've decided to bring it back. Although I've been reluctant to join blogathons lately due to school and two jobs, I just don't think I can pass this one up! Put me down for The Major and the Minor (1942) and You're Never Too Young (1955), please! :)

    P.S. I hope you're staying safe!

  8. I didn't see anyone take Red Dust/Mogambo. If nobody has i'd love to write about those two

  9. I'm going to have to do some creative juggling to do this one because I already have three other blogathons scheduled during the same time, but I've been wating to do a double feature comparing "Here Comes Mr. Jordan and Heaven Can Wait for some time.

    Quiggy @ The Midnite Drive-In.

    1. Sorry for the mix-up. The 1978 Warren Beatty Heaven Can Wait was the one I meant. Didn't even realize there was another movie with the same title...

    2. Oh ok haha. I literally only know like 10 movies from the 70s. I’ll fix it ASAP ;)

  10. Hope you keeping safe, if it counts can I look The Thing from another World (1952) and The Thing (1982)? from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

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  12. Soory about being a pain, but the first of my films is no longer available, can I do a TV related post instead and review Dynasty in the 1980s to the recent Netflix remake?

    1. With John Forsythe and Joan Collins as those from the Golden Age (along with Barabara Stynwyck and Charlton Heston)

    2. Thanks - really annoyed as was so looking forward to these films.

    3. I’ll probably host this every couple of years so you’ll get a chance to cover these again ;)

  13. What a great blogathon idea! I think I'd like to tackle A Star Is Born; would it be okay to write about all four versions instead of just picking two?

    My blog Cinema Cities is at

  14. Hullo! This sounds like wonderful fun! May I partake and write about The Big Sleep 1946 and 1978?

    Here is a link to my blog:

    1. Of course! Will add you when I get access to a desktop ;)

  15. Hi. I'd like to do Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) & Summer Magic (1963). Here's a link to my blog:

  16. My post is up

  17. My post on Red Dust & Mogambo has been added to my site: i have also included a link on the front page. thanks for hosting!!

  18. Hey, Phyllis, I'm so sorry to do this, especially this late, but I'm not going to be able to participate after all. This seriously hurts my heart because I loved doing this blogathon the first time and I've been looking forward to doing it again, but life has just been insanely busy and on top of that, I think I'm coming down with a cold. I thought I could pull something together in time, but it's just not possible. I'm really sorry! :(

    1. Not a problem. I’ve definitely been there :) I plan on hosting this Blogathon again, maybe every two years Feel better!!