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Hang ‘Em High (1968)

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Hang ‘Em High (1968) A terrific Clint Eastwood Western his first after a successful string of Sergio Leone spaghetti Westerns he did overseas. He plays Jed Cooper a former lawman who’s wrongly hung for a crime by a vigilante lynch mob led by Ed Begley’s character which includes Alan Hale Jr.’s character. Of course he doesn’t die. Actually he’s cut down by Marshal Bliss played by Ben Johnson. Bliss takes Cooper to town [...]

Pride of the Marines (1945)

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Pride of the Marines (1945) John Garfield plays Al Schmid a single friend of married couple Jim & Ella Merchant (Jim Ridgely & Ann Doran) and their teenage daughter Loretta (Ann Todd). Like happily married people are wont to do they set Al up on a blind date against his will with Ruth Hartley (Eleanor Parker). But after resisting getting involved with her they begin dating. One day at Al’s workplace where he is a welder he learns [...]

Raffles (1939)

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Raffles (1939) Produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by Sam Wood (Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)) with a screenplay by Sidney Howard (Gone With the Wind (1939)) and John Van Druten (among others) that was based on The Amateur Cracksman by E.W. Hornung this comedy adventure drama features David Niven in the title role of A.J. Raffles a star cricket player who (it’s learned) is also a charming high society thief! Ronald Colman had played the [...]

Henry O’Neill

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Henry O’Neill Unless you’ve watched a lot of Warner Bros. and MGM movies on TCM like I have you may not be familiar with character actor Henry O’Neill though he appeared in more than 160 films. Even if you know this prolific actor’s name you may not be able to recall (or instantly identify) his face. In fact you might find yourself confusing him with another prematurely gray-haired (yet mustached) actor Lewis Stone (born [...]

Gems

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Oscar’s Best Snubbed Films  |  Gems  |  100 Years  |  AFI It’s been said that the present is no time to judge a movie’s quality or importance. Indeed, there have been many films which have suffered from (e.g.) bad timing that have not done well or have gone unnoticed until years later. And, many films that “bomb” at the box office (most notably Citizen Kane (1941)) are regarded as great movies of their [...]

Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros.

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Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros. Purchase this DVD Collection now at Where Eagles Dare (1968) Kelly’s Heroes (1970) Dirty Harry (1971) Magnum Force (1973) The Enforcer (1976) The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) The Gauntlet (1977) Every Which Way but Loose (1978) Bronco Billy (1980) Any Which Way You Can (1980) Honkytonk Man (1982) Firefox (1982) Sudden Impact (1983) City Heat (1984) Tightrope (1984) Pale Rider (1985) Heartbreak [...]

Vagabond Lady (1935)

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Vagabond Lady (1935) Directed by Sam Taylor this comedy written by Frank Butler (Going My Way (1944)) stars Robert Young Reginald Denny Evelyn Venable Frank Craven and Berton Churchill. R. D. Spear (Churchill) is the dignified owner of a department store whose son Johnny (Denny) is courting Josephine the daughter (Venable) of his father’s less responsible college chum named Spiggins (Craven) who Spear keeps on as the store’s janitor. [...]

Shane (1953)

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Shane (1953) Directed by George Stevens (A Place in the Sun (1951) & later Giant (1956)) this classic Western stars Alan Ladd in the title role that of a gunfighter attempting to escape his past by becoming a laborer for struggling farmer family. Van Heflin (Johnny Eager (1942)) plays the head of that family his wife is played by Jean Arthur (The More the Merrier (1943)) in her last movie role (and five years after she was in Billy [...]

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) – full review!

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Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) – full review! The title of this above average Western refers to a train that Kirk Douglas’s Marshal Matt Morgan must make at the end of the drama. But first the lawman wait most of the day for the train and then face a gauntlet to get to the station with his prisoner – Earl Holliman as Rick Belden – much like Van Heflin had to with Glenn Ford in 3:10 to Yuma (1957). Whereas Ford was the [...]

Four Girls in White (1939)

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Four Girls in White (1939) Directed by S. Sylvan Simon with a story from Endre Bohem & Nathalie Bucknall and a screenplay by Dorothy Yost this B movie comedy romance drama features Florence Rice Una Merkel Ann Rutherford and Mary Howard in the title roles; they play nursing students hoping to become nurses. Rice’s character Norma Page is the exception she hopes to marry a rich doctor or a wealthy patient of the hospital; Rutherford [...]
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