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April 2006 – Deborah Kerr

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

April 2006 – Deborah Kerr Saturday April 1 – April Fools 6:00 AM Watch On The Rhine (1943) 8:00 AM Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) – full review! 4:00 PM Operation Petticoat (1959) – an above average comedy (nominated for a Best Writing Story & Screenplay Oscar) from director Blake Edwards starring Cary Grant as the Captain of a submarine Tony Curtis as his first officer that can get him anything he needs and Dina [...]

Unholy Three The (1925) – full review!

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Unholy Three The (1925) – full review! Co-produced and directed by Tod Browning this above average silent crime drama was later remade as a sound picture with two members of the original cast Lon Chaney and Harry Earles. Based on the novel by Tod Robbins with scenario by Waldemar Young (The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)) Chaney plays Professor Echo a ventriloquist who teams with dwarf Earles dubbed Tweedledee and strongman Victor [...]

Goodbye Girl The (1977)

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Goodbye Girl The (1977) Neil Simon’s Oscar nominated story about a struggling actor (Richard Dreyfuss) who’s rented an apartment from a man that left his girlfriend dancer (Marsha Mason) and her daughter (Quinn Cummings) behind in it with predictable yet funny & entertaining results. Dreyfuss was the youngest actor ever to win the Best Actor Oscar at that time; Mason Cummings and the film itself also received Oscar nominations. [...]

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

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Cool Hand Luke (1967) The best prison drama ever? Undoubtedly! Paul Newman in the title role of Lucas ‘Luke’ Jackson (AFI’s #30 hero) received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination and George Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing the tough Dragline who’s at first at odds with newcomer Luke until he sees the man’s “never give up” fight in their mismatched boxing bout. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg it was [...]

Born to Kill (1947) – full review!

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Born to Kill (1947) – full review! Directed by Robert Wise with a screenplay by Eve Greene and Richard Macaulay that was based on a novel by James Gunn this average over dark film-noir crime drama features Lawrence Tierney in the title role as Sam Wilde who’s physicality and go-getter personality makes him desirable to women who aren’t satisfied by ‘turnips’. Claire Trevor plays Helen Brent who meets Sam while returning [...]

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 [...]

Wagon Train (1940)

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Wagon Train (1940) Academy Award nominated best assistant director Edward Killy led this transition from RKO B Western veteran George O’Brien to Tim Holt in the leading role. Written by Bernard McConville with a screenplay by Morton Grant it’s also the only one I can remember in which crooner Ray Whitley is shot and killed. Whitley who wrote his own songs and played Holt’s amiable singing sidekick in several such Westerns plays wagon [...]

November 2006 – Lucille Ball

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November 2006 – Lucille Ball Chatterbox (1936) – an all new full review! Don’t Tell the Wife (1937) – an all new full review! Dick Cavett: Ingmar Bergman – a TCM premiere! Fanny and Alexander (1982) – all new comments in TCM Picks The Omaha Trail (1942) – an all new full review! Sisters (1973) – a TCM premiere! Wild Oranges (1924) – a TCM premiere! Branded to Kill (1967) – a TCM premiere! [...]

Cincinnati Kid The (1965) – full review!

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Cincinnati Kid The (1965) – full review! Directed by Norman Jewison who took over for Sam Peckinpah when he was fired by producer Martin Ransohoff with a screenplay by Ring Lardner Jr. (Woman of the Year (1942)) and Terry Southern (Dr. Strangelove (1964)) that was based on Richard Jessup’s novel this slightly above average drama explores the world of high stakes poker. While the story itself is fairly ordinary & predictable the [...]

Fall of the Roman Empire The (1964)

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Fall of the Roman Empire The (1964) An outstanding story of honor virtue power and corruption and a pretty good period piece about this part of Roman history. Alec Guinness is a good Caesar Marcus Aurelius who chooses Livius (Stephen Boyd) as his successor instead of his son Commodus (Christopher Plummer) with devastating results for himself. Sophia Loren James Mason as Timonides Anthony Quayle John Ireland Omar Shariff and Mel Ferrer round out [...]
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