The Secret Invasion (1964)

Actor Stewart Granger is once again the focus here at Mike’s Take thanks to the time taken by Maddy Who Loves Her Classic Films. She’s put together a blogathon to […]

Movies Can Make for a Good Read

Maybe even a great one! Is the book better than the movie? Did the movie do the book and the author’s vision justice? Damned if I know but here are […]

Bathing Beauty (1944)

The splendor of MGM’s technicolor look is abundant when Red Skelton finds himself trying to win back the hand of swimming star Esther Williams in this enjoyable romp that sees […]

The Last Challenge (1967)

“A man either get’s smart or get’s dead.” MGM released this latter day Glenn Ford western and the final film of long time director Richard Thorpe that at times rides […]

100 Rifles (1969)

In the latter half of the 1960’s, western genre filmmakers had a definite love affair with the revolutionary era of Mexico. Big scale productions like The Professionals, Villa Rides, The […]

Too Many Crooks (1959)

I can’t think of a better way to sit back and have a good laugh then to see the supreme cad, Terry-Thomas, itching to hold on to every last penny […]

Hellgate (1952)

A pair of well known figures of the western genre, Sterling Hayden and Ward Bond, face off against each other in this above average effort from Lippert Productions and director […]

March 2019 In Review

Good thing I tried to shoehorn in as many movies as I possibly could in March because April means the Stanley Cup Playoffs accompanied by the start of the MLB […]

Mr. District Attorney (1941)

Issued by Republic Pictures, this murder mystery turns out to be not only an enjoyable 68 minute “B” but also injects a screwball comedy twist into the proceedings that sees […]

Countdown (1967)

Beating Neil Armstrong to the first lunar landing by two years is James Caan with able assistance from Robert Duvall in this effective Robert Altman directed effort via Warner Brothers. […]

The Winning Team (1952)

While Ronald Reagan is playing the central figure, Grover Cleveland Alexander, in this Warner Brothers bio, it’s Doris Day who scores top billing as the woman who stands by him […]

Man on a String (1960)

Despite the narration factor that I have often been a critic of, there is one major factor that makes Man on a String from director Andre De Toth worth checking […]

Doctor Faustus (1967)

The Liz and Dick show continued with this movie that comes off as if it’s an experimental horror film mixed with Shakespeare though it’s really 16th Century’s Christopher Marlowe’s penmanship […]