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Films about Faith

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Films about Faith In the classic movie era a religious film could made without stirring up the kind of controversy that Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004) did just a few years ago. While several movies exist which feature sham artists that use religion and/or people’s belief in God against them for financial gain there are also many that retell biblical stories celebrate Christianity or portray a person’s [...]

Hell is for Heroes (1962) – full review!

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Hell is for Heroes (1962) – full review! Directed by Don Siegel and co-written by Robert Pirosh (Battleground (1949)) this gritty World War II drama stars Steve McQueen Bobby Darin Fess Parker Harry Guardino James Coburn and Bob Newhart (!) among others. Guardino plays the Sergeant of a group of veterans thinking they’re about to go home. The group includes Darin – the “free enterprise” scrounger who sells needed [...]

Secret Heart The (1946)

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Secret Heart The (1946) Directed by Robert Z. Leonard (The Great Ziegfeld (1936)) with writing credits which include Rose Franken & William Brown Meloney (story) and Anne Morrison Chapin & Whitfield Cook screenplay this average drama features a notable cast which includes Claudette Colbert Walter Pidgeon June Allyson and Lionel Barrymore. Chase Addams (Robert Sterling) has just returned home from the war. He greets his girlfriend Kay [...]

Miracle of Morgan’s Creek The (1944)

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Miracle of Morgan’s Creek The (1944) This is another funny film by director Preston Sturges (who also received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for this one) though Eddie Bracken may get on your nerves. Betty Hutton plays a girl in a small town that wakes up married pregnant and clueless after a night of partying with troops headed overseas. Bracken is the local boy ineligible for military service who’s always loved her and [...]

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 [...]

San Francisco (1936)

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San Francisco (1936) A very entertaining Best Picture Oscar nominee featuring the first of several successful pairings of Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy who received his first Best Actor nomination as well. Jeanette MacDonald is also in the cast singing as usual. Other AA nominations were received for Director (W.S. Van Dyke II) and Writing. It won for Best Sound Recording and includes some terrific earthquake special effects (before that [...]

Wild Orchids (1929)

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Wild Orchids (1929) This average Greta Garbo silent was directed by Sidney Franklin who would earn his only Oscar nomination as a director some years later with The Good Earth (1937) but then went on to produce many Oscar nominated films including his Best Picture winning Mrs. Miniver (1942) the same year he picked up the Irving G. Thalberg Award. What makes this particular film somewhat extraordinary are its elaborate sets and high production [...]

Bill of Divorcement A (1932) – full review!

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Bill of Divorcement A (1932) – full review! Katharine Hepburn‘s impressive film debut was directed by George Cukor who would go on to direct the actress seven more times over the next seventeen years. This Clemence Dane play which was adapted to the screen by Howard Estabrook (Cimarron (1931)) and Harry Wagstaff Gribble about “insanity runs in the family” stars John Barrymore as Hilary Fairfield. He’s just escaped [...]

Ladykillers The (1955)

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Ladykillers The (1955) NOT to be confused for the Coen Brothers-Tom Hanks remake (in name only) of 2004! Alec Guinness is the leader of a gang of unusual characters criminals who plot their next “job” while living in a boarding house run by an old (and slightly deaf?) woman played by Katie Johnson. In order not to arouse her suspicions they pretend to be musicians. However when she gets suspicious they decide that they must do away [...]

Grace Kelly Collection

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Grace Kelly Collection Purchase this DVD Collection at Mogambo (1953) The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955) – full review! Dial M for Murder (1954) The Country Girl (1954) To Catch a Thief (1955) High Society (1956) Buy this DVD Collection [...]
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