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January 2006 – Robert Montgomery

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January 2006 – Robert Montgomery Sunday January 1 – Sinbads – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 6:15 AM The Clock (1945) – an above average film about a G.I. (Robert Walker) who’s got a two day leave in New York and falls in love with a young woman (Judy Garland). James Gleason plays a milkman who enables their romance by driving them around. Gleason’s real wife Lucile plays his wife in the film. Keenan Wynn also appears. [...]

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 [...]

Bells of St. Mary’s The (1945)

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Bells of St. Mary’s The (1945) The multi-talented Leo McCarey produced directed and wrote this sequel to his delightful Going My Way (1944) for which he won three of his four Oscars; Dudley Nichols (The Informer (1935)) wrote the screenplay. This film received eight Oscar nominations including Best Director & Best Picture for McCarey Best Actress for Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight (1944)) and Best Actor for Bing Crosby who’d won for [...]

Gary Cooper: The Signature Collection

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Gary Cooper: The Signature Collection Sergeant York (1941) The Fountainhead (1949) Dallas (1950) – full review! Springfield Rifle (1952) – full review! The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) – full review! Purchase this DVD Collection now [...]

Warner Bros. Ultimate Gangster Collection: Classics

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Warner Bros. Ultimate Gangster Collection: Classics Little Caesar (1931) <-link to review | link to video clip -> Little Caesar The Public Enemy (1931) <-link to review | link to video clip -> The Public Enemy The Petrified Forest (1936) <-link to review | link to video clip -> The Petrified Forest White Heat (1949) <-link to review | link to video clip -> White Heat Public Enemies: The Golden Age Of The Gangster Film [...]

Alice Adams (1935)

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Alice Adams (1935) George Stevens directed this adaptation of the Booth Tarkington novel about a social climbing mother (Ann Shoemaker) & daughter (Katharine Hepburn in the title role). Hepburn and the film were Oscar nominated. Alice is a small town girl whose brother (Frank Albertson) is "forced" to take her to a society party hosted by Mildred Palmer (Evelyn Venable who’s parents are played by Hedda Hopper & Jonathan [...]

Longest Day The (1962)

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Longest Day The (1962) The epic story of D-Day June 6 1944 a retelling of the Normandy invasion (France) by the Allies (e.g. troops from the United States and Great Britain among others) during World War II from across the English Channel detailing various assaults and the American British French and German perspectives (e.g. the Nazi thinking that Calais would be invaded). This essential war drama was directed by Ken Annakin Andrew Marton and [...]

The Paradine Case (1947)

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The Paradine Case (1947) This was the last of the tumultuous director Alfred Hitchcock/producer David O. Selznick collaborations and it shows. Poorly cast with Gregory Peck (again) were Charles Laughton as a judge & Ethel Barrymore as his wife Ann Todd (a standout performance) Charles Coburn and Alida Valli. Additionally Louis Jourdan plays a role in his only Hitchcock film while Leo G. Carroll appears in his fourth of six. A woman (Valli) [...]

Easy Virtue (1928)

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Easy Virtue (1928) Two sources other than imdb.com list this film as a 1927 film which was released before The Ring (1927) hence the sequence on this website. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock this average silent drama was based on a Noel Coward’s (In Which We Serve (1942)) play. It’s a typical story about a woman Larita Filton (Isabel Jeans) whose reputation is besmirched per an (implied?) extra-marital liaison. Whether Larita ever had [...]

No Other Woman (1933)

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No Other Woman (1933) Produced by David O. Selznick and directed by J. Walter Ruben this “run of the mill” drama boasts a couple of big name stars Irene Dunne and Charles Bickford. Marred by poor stilted acting (particularly by Bickford) what may have been a better film is simply too pat with an overly melodramatic ending. Realizing the film itself is more than 70 years old it’s hard to fault the plot by itself one which has [...]
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