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Ox-Bow Incident The (1943)

August 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ox-Bow Incident The (1943) Directed by William Wellman (A Star is Born (1937)) and starring Henry Fonda this Oscar nominated Best Picture was added to the National Film Registry in 1998. It was written and produced by Lamar Trotti (Wilson (1944)). The film is over before you know it clocking just more than 75 minutes in length. One of many classic lynch mob films this one (perhaps the best ever) begins with Fonda and Harry Morgan two drifters [...]

The Fighting Gringo (1939)

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The Fighting Gringo (1939) Directed by David Howard and written by Oliver Drake this George O’Brien B Western is a story about a land grab by some Texas “Gringos” from a Mexican land owner. In addition to its star the cast features other RKO regulars like Glenn Strange and Slim Whitaker who plays O’Brien’s trusted colleague Monty. Famed gunfighter Wade Barton (O’Brien) and his gang of twelve happen upon a stagecoach that’s [...]

Gandhi (1982)

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Gandhi (1982) The title character is AFI’s #21 hero portrayed on film by Ben Kingsley (in essentially his big screen debut) whose performance earned him his first (of two) Best Actor nomination and only Oscar (though he’s also received two Supporting nominations). Best Director Richard Attenborough beat Spielberg and his film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Spielberg later directed Attenborough in Jurassic Park (1993). The film [...]

White Cliffs of Dover The (1944)

August 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

White Cliffs of Dover The (1944) Directed by Clarence Brown this patriotic World War II film boasts a cast of a dozen or more familiar faces including Irene Dunne Alan Marshal Roddy McDowall Frank Morgan Van Johnson C. Aubrey Smith Dame May Whitty Gladys Cooper Norma Varden and Peter Lawford. And that’s just the credited cast. Tom Drake June Lockhart Elizabeth Taylor and Ian Wolfe also appear. The story is told mostly in retrospect by [...]

Jour se lève Le (1939) – full review!

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Jour se lève Le (1939) – full review! Directed by Marcel Carné with a screenplay by Jacques Prévert (Children of Paradise (1945)) this average foreign language drama (also known as Daybreak (1940)) stars France’s biggest star Jean Gabin as a factory worker named François who commits murder and then reflects on why he did it while the police close in on him in his apartment. Jules Berry stars as Monsieur Valentin his victim; [...]

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 [...]

BUtterfield 8 (1960) – full review!

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BUtterfield 8 (1960) – full review! Directed by Daniel Mann with a screenplay by John Michael Hayes (Peyton Place (1957)) and Charles Schnee (The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)) this slightly above average if dated drama earned Elizabeth Taylor her first Best Actress Oscar on her fourth nomination. The film’s Color Cinematography was also nominated. She plays Gloria Wandrous a wanton girl with the titled message service that models [...]

Doña Bárbara (1943)

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Doña Bárbara (1943) Directed by Fernando de Fuentes and based on the novel by Rómulo Gallegos this Mexican film tells the story of the titled character a woman who was raped in her late teens which hardens and strengthens her such that she becomes a ruthless wealthy landowner who takes out her hostilities on the weaker male sex in her country. Barbara’s “rule” includes bribing the officials to make the laws favorable to her [...]

Treachery Rides the Range (1936)

September 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Treachery Rides the Range (1936) Featuring Dick Foran as the “Singing Cowboy” with his trusty horse Smoke. Also notable about this film Jim Thorpe (yes formerly the world’s greatest athlete) appears as the Indian Chief Red Smoke. Several of the stock players who appeared in the previous film are also in this one. The United States government has just signed a treaty with the Indians to protect the buffalo. A Captain in the [...]

Errol Flynn Adventures

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Errol Flynn Adventures Purchase this DVD Collection now at Desperate Journey (1942) Edge of Darkness (1943) – full review! Northern Pursuit (1943) – Warner Bros. recycled the essence of Across the Pacific (1942) this time using Errol Flynn (in lieu of Humphrey Bogart) as a disgraced Mountie that infiltrates a German operation – led by Helmut Dantine (of course) – on Canadian soil. Directed by Raoul Walsh and scripted by Frank [...]
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