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Sundowners The (1960)

August 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Sundowners The (1960) A terrific period piece about a family of drovers (sheep herders) in Australia in the 1920’s and the struggle within the family between those that want to settle down mother (Deborah Kerr) and son vs. the father (Robert Mitchum) that doesn’t. Peter Ustinov plays a British drifter who joins them; Glynis Johns a woman for him. A 4 star film by director Fred Zinnemann who received Oscar nominations for Best Picture [...]

The Mysterious Desperado (1949)

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The Mysterious Desperado (1949) If brawling is your thing this B movie Tim Holt Western (directed by Lesley Selander written by Norman Houston) is for you. The cast includes Tim’s regular sidekick Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamante Rafferty (Richard Martin) Edward Norris as Chito’s cousin Ramon and Movita as his fiancée Luisa Frank Wilcox playing his typical bad guy role – this time as a Santo Domingo county California land administrator [...]

Smilin’ Through (1932)

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Smilin’ Through (1932) Directed by Sidney Franklin who later produced the Oscar winning Mrs. Miniver (1942) this film was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. It’s a story of redemption and/or about forgiveness told partially through flashbacks this film stars Leslie Howard as an old English gentleman who recalls wistfully his long lost love Moonyeen (Norma Shearer). He is a wealthy man and there is a place on his estate where [...]

1948

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1948 1948 Academy Awards (Oscar winners and nominees) (winners listed first in bold print) Best Picture Hamlet (1948) Johnny Belinda (1948) The Red Shoes (1948) The Snake Pit (1948) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Best Actor in a Leading Role Laurence Oliver Hamlet (1948) Lew Ayres Johnny Belinda (1948) Montgomery Clift The Search (1948) Clifton Webb Sitting Pretty (1948) Dan Dailey When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)   Best Actress in [...]

Disraeli (1929)

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Disraeli (1929) An historical film (though fictionalized) about the great diplomat (George Arliss in his Oscar winning performance & sound film debut) who as Prime Minister of Great Britain outmaneuvered the Russians to purchase the Suez Canal. In order to do this he tricks a spy (Doris Lloyd) but still finds time to play cupid for two young people he adores played by Joan Bennett and Anthony Bushell. Arliss’ real wife Florence plays [...]

classic HOLIDAY DVD Collection Volume 2

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classic HOLIDAY DVD Collection Volume 2 All Mine to Give (1957) – based on the true story of the Eunsons a family of Scottish immigrant pioneers who settled in Wisconsin in the 1850s this tear-jerking family drama was directed by Allen Reisner (his first such effort) from the screenplay by Dale Eunson and his wife Katherine Albert Eunson. Glynis Johns and Cameron Mitchell play the couple from Scotland that finds their way to Wisconsin only [...]

Baby Doll (1956)

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Baby Doll (1956) A controversial film invoking a variety of opinions which tells the story of a child bride (Carroll Baker her only Oscar nominated performance – Best Actress) and her clueless husband (Karl Malden) who strives to please her enough to finally consummate their marriage. Their lives are tragically influenced by an Italian businessman (Eli Wallach in his film debut) who’s a newcomer in their community. There are some [...]

Gazebo The (1959) – full review!

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Gazebo The (1959) – full review! Directed by George Marshall based on a story by Alec Coppel (The Captain’s Paradise (1953)) with a screenplay by George Wells (Designing Woman (1957)) this slightly above average black comedy crime story is intricately written to cleverly tie everything together before its end making for a satisfying entertaining film. Leads Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds are supported by Carl Reiner and John McGiver [...]

Alibi Ike (1935)

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Alibi Ike (1935) Joe E. Brown (a man with a big grinning mug for a mouth) made a number of films some of which (like this one) have a baseball theme. His brand of humor which ranges between annoying and silly is definitely an acquired taste. In this comedy he plays the very talented if mentally below average titled pitcher with a wacky windup who can’t seem to admit that he doesn’t know everything or that he’s responsible for [...]

April 2006 – Deborah Kerr

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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 [...]
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