Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection

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Robert Mitchum: The Signature Collection Angel Face (1952) – full review! Macao (1952) Home from the Hill (1960) – full review! The Sundowners (1960) The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969) – full review! The Yakuza (1974) Purchase this DVD Collection now [...]

Gambit (1966)

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Gambit (1966) Directed by cinematographer Ronald Neame who’d received Oscar nominations for Special Effects screenplay Writing and producing in the 1940’s with a Sidney Carroll (The Hustler (1961)) story and a screenplay by Jack Davies (Those Magnificent Men in the Their Flying Machines (1965)) and Alvin Sargent (who would later win two Oscars for his three screenplay nominations) this clever crime caper comedy would earn three Oscar [...]

Country Girl The (1954)

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Country Girl The (1954) Directed by Academy Award winning writer George Seaton (Miracle on 34th Street (1947)) who also adapted Clifford Odets’s play in this one this above average drama features Grace Kelly’s (Mogambo (1953)) Best Actress Oscar performance as the pushy yet loyal wife of an alcoholic actor played by Bing Crosby (Going My Way (1944)) whose performance earned him his third (and last) Best Actor nomination. William [...]

Battle Circus (1953)

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Battle Circus (1953) Written and directed by Richard Brooks from a story by Allen Rivkin and his wife Laura Kerr this precursor to Richard Hooker’s novel (which inspired the movie MASH and TV series M*A*S*H*) focuses on the mobile aspects of a surgical hospital MASH unit number 66 and how it operates much like a circus tents down move to another location tents up etc. during the Korean War. Against this dangerous backdrop is the story of a [...]

West Point Story The (1950)

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West Point Story The (1950) As opposed to a story about the United States Military Academy this musical romance comedy gave James Cagney a chance to return to the genre since his Best Actor Oscar performance as George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) though one does get a sense of West Point’s storied history and tradition. Ray Heindorf’s Score received an Academy Award nomination. It was directed by Roy Del Ruth with a [...]

Cimarron (1960) – full review!

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Cimarron (1960) – full review! This big sprawling epic remake of the Academy Award Best Picture winner Cimarron (1931) was directed by Anthony Mann based on the same Edna Ferber novel but with a much different screenplay from Arnold Schulman. The first half of the story is focused on Yancey ‘Cimarron’ Cravat who seems to know everyone and starts just before the Oklahoma land rush of 1889 while its second half focuses more on [...]

Katharine Hepburn: 100th anniversary collection

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Katharine Hepburn: 100th anniversary collection Purchase this DVD Collection now at Morning Glory (1933) Sylvia Scarlett (1935) – a very unique comedy with romantic elements that features the first of the four Katharine Hepburn-Cary Grant pairings; directed by George Cukor and based on the Compton MacKenzie novel its screenplay was written by Gladys Unger John Collier and Mortimer Offner. Hepburn plays the title role whose character also [...]

Kiss The (1929) – full review!

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Kiss The (1929) – full review! Directed by Jacques Feyder with a screenplay by Hanns Kräly (The Patriot (1928)) this Irving Thalberg produced silent was MGM’s last. It stars Greta Garbo & Conrad Nagel and features a young Lew Ayres immediately before he would star in the Academy Award winning Best Picture All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). The cast also includes Holmes Herbert Anders Randolf George Davis and André Cheron. [...]

Adam’s Rib (1947)

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Adam’s Rib (1947) One of the best and funniest "battle of the sexes" films ever with Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn at the top of their game(s). Standout performances by Judy Holliday & Tom Ewell (and an annoying one by David Wayne) also mark this George Cukor directed film. Jean Hagen also appears. Ruth Gordon & Garson Kanin’s story received an Oscar nomination. Added to the National Film Registry in 1992. [...]
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