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Desert Passage (1952)

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Desert Passage (1952) Another in the series of several unconnected B Westerns starring Tim Holt using his own name with sidekick Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamante Rafferty played by Richard Martin. This one also features several other recognizable character actors including Walter Reed John Dehner Clayton Moore (TV’s The Lone Ranger) and Denver Pyle. The film itself is average and nothing special though it does provide enough intrigue for an [...]

See Here Private Hargrove (1944)

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See Here Private Hargrove (1944) Based on a book by Marion Hargrove of his exploits at Fort Bragg during boot camp the film features Robert Walker in the title role. Keenan Wynn and William “Bill” Phillips (among others) play fellow soldiers in his unit. Chill Wills is their Sergeant Cramp. At the beginning of the film Hargrove is a newspaper writer who is constantly getting in trouble with his editor boss played by Ray Collins. Once [...]

Lover Come Back (1961)

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Lover Come Back (1961) This Oscar nominated story (co-written by Stanley Shapiro – Pillow Talk (1959)) by director Delbert Mann (Marty (1955)) is one of the many delightful comedies from the triumvirate of Doris Day Rock Hudson and Tony Randall. This one has Day playing ad executive Carol Templeton who’s furious for having just lost an account to Jerry Webster (Hudson) a master of “landing” the decision making male [...]

The Films of Rita Hayworth

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The Films of Rita Hayworth Purchase this DVD Collection now at Cover Girl (1944) – full review! Tonight and Every Night (1945) Gilda (1946) Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) – as Gloria Swanson (Miss Thompson (1928)) and Joan Crawford (Rain (1932)) had before her forty-five year old Rita Hayworth plays the title role in this musical adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham story; the movie was originally released in 3-D. The original plotline [...]

Moonlight on the Prairie (1935)

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Moonlight on the Prairie (1935) The first of the Dick Foran “The Singing Cowboy” B-Westerns was directed by D. Ross Lederman and written by William Jacobs. Foran plays Ace Andrews an out of work rodeo star that saves the day for a woman – Barbara Roberts (Sheila Mannors aka Bromley) – and her son Dickie (Jones). George E. Stone provides the comic relief as Small Change who accompanies Foran’s singing of the title song and others and [...]

Comrade X (1940) – full review!

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Comrade X (1940) – full review! Walter Reisch who contributed to the screenplay (and shared an Academy Award nomination in that category) for Ninotchka (1939) earned a Best Writing Original Story Oscar nomination for this similar comedy drama starring Clark Gable and Hedy Lamarr (in lieu of Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas). Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer wrote the screenplay for this one which was directed and co-produced by King Vidor. [...]

Harvey (1950)

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Harvey (1950) A lovely film about a man and his rabbit. James Stewart’s Oscar nominated performance is one he is said to have not cared for and one that was played much more sinisterly by him on the stage. Excellent roles played by Josephine Hull who won the Supporting Actress Academy Award on her only nomination Cecil Kellaway and Jesse White. #35 on AFI’s 100 Funniest Movies list. This essential fantasy comedy drama was directed by [...]

In A Lonely Place (1950)

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In A Lonely Place (1950) A great film by director Nicholas Ray which gives a behind the scenes look at Hollywood. Humphrey Bogart plays a haunted impulsive and violent out of work writer. He meets a girl (Martha Stewart) who works in a restaurant that has written a trashy novel. After he has had her to his apartment to narrate the details for him she is found murdered. Naturally Bogart is suspected. However a beautiful blonde neighbor of his [...]

Heiress The (1949)

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Heiress The (1949) An outstanding film by director William Wyler featuring Olivia de Havilland (To Each His Own (1946)) as a homely (you’ve got to see it to believe it) young woman living at home with her wealthy father (Ralph Richardson) who enforces her insecurities for his own selfish purposes. Their conflict comes to the surface when she is courted by a handsome young man (Montgomery Clift) her father is convinced is only after her [...]

Facts of Life The (1960) – full review!

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Facts of Life The (1960) – full review! Directed by Melvin Frank who co-wrote it with producer Norman Panama this romance drama was originally written as a Brief Encounter (1945) type movie for James Stewart & Olivia de Havilland who’s only film together ended up being Airport ‘77 (1977). Eight years later it was modified into a more comedic look at two persons who are frustrated by their attempts to have an affair. Hence it [...]
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