Johnny O’Clock (1947)

In this Columbia feature from writer/director Robert Rossen, our title character is played by Noir regular, Dick Powell. He’s a partner in a gambling house with Thomas Gomez and mainly […]

Gift Horse (1952) aka … Glory At Sea

  If there’s one thing I find irresistible it’s a British Navy war time thriller starring the likes of Trevor Howard and Richard Attenborough. Add in Bernard Lee and all […]

Seven Seas to Calais (1962)

Taking center stage and looking every inch a movie star is dashing Rod Taylor as Sir Francis Drake in this spirited yet oddly budgeted adventure film from director Rudolph Mate’. […]

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Just two years prior to launching the second wave of classic horror upon movie screens world wide in vivid color with 1957’s The Curse of Frankenstein followed by Dracula, The […]

Thunder Birds (1942)

Not to be confused with the animated series of the 1960’s this spectacular example of technicolor was aimed at movie going audiences during WW2 and served as both big screen […]

Six Bridges To Cross (1955)

In what is essentially a “B” picture from Universal-International this Joseph Pevney directed effort has the grandeur of an epic gangster film. Admittedly it comes nowhere near that mark and […]

August 2020 In Review

Thanks to number 2 son, Kirk, I’ve been spending plenty of time watching westerns and some Robert Mitchum features as he broadens his own film knowledge and checks if I’d […]

The Haunted Strangler (1958)

aka …. Grip of the Strangler.  In the year 1958, Boris Karloff, found himself back in his native England starring in a pair of shockers from the team of Richard […]

Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)

Here’s a nifty Hitchcock like thriller that sees Anne Baxter as a young woman confronted with the reappearance of her brother one year after she identified his body in the […]