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Real Glory The (1939)

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Real Glory The (1939) This Samuel Goldwyn (co-)produced Henry Hathaway directed action adventure film will remind classic movie fans of the director’s The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) which like this one also stars Gary Cooper and even Gunga Din (1939) released almost 9 months earlier that same year. This one is set in the Philippines some distance from Manila in lieu of the British Colony of India in 1906 (shortly after the San [...]

Keeping Company (1940)

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Keeping Company (1940) Directed by S. Sylvan Simon (who produced Born Yesterday (1950)) this dated Herman J. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane (1941)) story whose screenplay was co-written by Adrian Scott (Crossfire (1947)) is a comedy-drama about married life as told through a family of two parents with daughters their eldest first getting engaged then marrying and having to deal with conflict for the first time in her relationship with her [...]

Search The (1948)

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Search The (1948) Montgomery Clift was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award in his first film! He plays an American soldier in post World War II Germany that befriends a young Jewish boy (Ivan Jandl; his only film) & helps to return him to his mother (Jarmila Novotna) who is also searching for her boy. Aline MacMahon plays a bureaucrat who gets in the middle of it all. The Richard Schweizer (Marie-Louise (1944)) & David Wechsler [...]

Masked Raiders (1949)

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Masked Raiders (1949) Directed by Lesley Selander and written by Norman Houston this B movie Tim Holt Western also includes his regular lady’s man sidekick Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamante Rafferty (Richard Martin). These men made several one hour programmers for RKO; each feature similar plots that include at least one female role. In this case Marjorie Lord plays Gale Trevett; she wears the pants in the family that includes a young boy Artie [...]

The Godfather (1972)

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The Godfather (1972) Rated #1 on IMDb.com (what more can one say right?). An look at life inside the Mafia. Brando tried to pull a George C. Scott at the Academy Awards ceremony did it poorly with a fake Indian actress and yet still got a Best Actor nomination for The Last Tango in Paris (1972) the following year. Go figure! Oscar nominated director Francis Ford Coppola shared the Adapted Screenplay Writing Oscar with novelist Mario Puzo. The [...]

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) A visually stunning film told in several distinct yet interconnected parts with an excellent score … though the world didn’t turn out quite like this at least not yet;-) Keir Dullea in his career role as Dr. Dave Bowman and Gary Lockwood as Dr. Frank Poole travel into deep space to Jupiter in order to explore the origin of a strange black monolith (the object which connects the film’s story-lines) [...]

Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955)

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Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955) Right after "Dragnet (1954) the movie" Jack Webb got the opportunity to produce direct and star in this Prohibition era drama featuring jazz music and singing by Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald each of whom also had a role in its story. In fact Lee earned her only Oscar recognition a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination. The story which features a racketeer that muscles in on Kelly’s [...]

Giant (1956)

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Giant (1956) This glorious epic saga of Texas and the Benedict family features a deep cast and an Academy Award nominated screenplay adaptation (from Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat) of Edna Ferber’s sprawling novel. It was directed by George Stevens (A Place in the Sun (1951)) who co-produced it with Henry Ginsberg and won his second Best Director Oscar. It stars Elizabeth Taylor whose excellent performance failed to earn her a Best Actress [...]

Boys Town (1938)

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Boys Town (1938) Spencer Tracy’s Oscar winning portrayal of Father Flanagan (AFI’s #42 hero) a real person who created an educational community for wayward boys like Mickey Rooney’s character (in the film). The film and its director Norman Taurog (Skippy (1931)) were Oscar nominated as was John Meehan’s (The Divorcee (1930)) & Dore Schary’s Screenplay. It won Eleanore Griffin and Schary their only Oscars for [...]

Treasure of the Sierra Madre The (1948)

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Treasure of the Sierra Madre The (1948) Features the original use of the line "Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any steenkin’ badges!" (#36 on AFI’s 100 Greatest Movie Quotes list) and stars Humphrey Bogart and RKO B Westerns star Tim Holt. John Huston directed his father Walter Huston to a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award and won the Best Director and [...]
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