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Testament des Dr. Mabuse Das (1933)

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Testament des Dr. Mabuse Das (1933) aka The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) This is a very unique crime-horror film by director Fritz Lang and a recommended one! Though you may be lost as I was initially it doesn’t take too long to figure out what is going on: the titled character (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) has plans to create havoc and destroy order in the World (not unlike Hitler?). However his detailed instructions have to be carried out by [...]

Lusty Men The (1952) – full review!

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Lusty Men The (1952) – full review! The plot of this Nicholas Ray directed film “feels” much like a good boxing movie however the setting for this one is rodeos not rings. Robert Mitchum’s character spent 20 years on the circuit before a Bramer (mean & nasty) bull crippled him. While returning to the place of his youth now a broken down farm owned by Burt Mustin’s character he meets Wes & Louise Merritt (Arthur [...]

Southern Yankee A (1948)

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Southern Yankee A (1948) Directed by Edward Sedgwick this Melvin Frank & Norman Panama (Road to Utopia (1946)) story with screenplay by Harry Tugend and stunts written by Buster Keaton features the comedic talents of Red Skelton. Aubrey Filmore (Skelton) is a goofy bumbling hotel bellboy in St. Louis 1865 who desperately wants to join the Union Army. He continuously pesters the head of the Union secret service Colonel Baker (Art Baker) to no [...]

Love Me Tonight (1932)

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Love Me Tonight (1932) A four star delight starring Maurice Chevalier Jeanette MacDonald Charlie Ruggles Charles Butterworth Myrna Loy and C. Aubrey Smith. Added to the National Film Registry in 1990. "Isn’t It Romantic" is #73 on AFI’s 100 Top Movie Songs of All Time. Chevalier is a tailor owed money by aristocrat Ruggles so he follows Ruggles’ order of 15 suits to his chateau. There the princess (MacDonald) is being [...]

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 [...]

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) For directing (this) his first film Mike Nichols earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. In fact virtually everyone involved in this essential drama including each of its credited actors received an Oscar nomination. Lead Elizabeth Taylor (BUtterfield 8 (1960)) won her second statuette on the last of her five Best Actress nominations and Sandy Dennis took home the gold for Supporting [...]

Trial (1955)

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Trial (1955) Directed by Mark Robson (Peyton Place (1957)) and written by Don Mankiewicz (I Want to Live! (1958)) this film earned Arthur Kennedy his third of five Oscar nominations (without a win this one for Supporting Actor) for his role as a communist lawyer. The story is about a law professor (Glenn Ford) who must get some trial experience during the summer if he wants to keep his job at the university which has added this new practical [...]

All This and Heaven Too (1940)

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All This and Heaven Too (1940) Bette Davis stars as a governess for nobleman Charles Boyer his wife Barbara O’Neil (who received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination) and their children (including June Lockhart Ann Todd and Virginia Weidler). Witnessing her loving interaction and tutoring of them especially the attention she pays his son who falls sick because of his wife causes Boyer to fall in love with Davis. She is a stark [...]

Tom Dick and Harry (1941)

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Tom Dick and Harry (1941) Silly comedy especially its dream sequences that will make you wonder how Ginger Rogers earned a Best Actress Oscar (in her film that directly preceded this one Kitty Foyle (1940)). Bo Derek must have watched this film to learn how to “act” (e.g. demurely chewing a pinkie finger in her mouth to show that her character’s “thinking”). Thank goodness Rogers redeemed herself the following year [...]

Katharine Hepburn

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Katharine Hepburn Born May 12 1907 in Hartford Connecticut Katharine Hepburn’s acting career spanned more than 50 years beginning with her screen debut in the David O. Selznick – George Cukor – Clemence Dane drama A Bill of Divorcement (1932) as John Barrymore’s daughter. Ironically she first struck gold in only her third film (Morning Glory (1933)) playing a wannabe actress; Eva Lovelace is a small town girl with stars [...]
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