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Category: 1960’s

Circus World (1964)

This Henry Hathaway directed feature for big budget specialist, Samuel Bronston, is surely the rarest of all John Wayne films made from 1960 onward till his final role as The […]

Goliath and the Dragon (1960)

aka … Vengeance of Hercules Oscar winner for 1949’s All The King’s Men, Broderick Crawford, ventured overseas to the world of Peplum adventures and in the process gave audiences a […]

Ace High (1968)

One almost wants to change this title to “Shades of Tuco.” Truthfully with a couple of tweaks to the script, this spaghetti western from director Giuseppe Colizzi could have served […]

Counterpoint (1968)

Far from the blood and guts battles we are accustomed to seeing in big screen depictions built around WW2 with tanks, infantrymen, fighter jets and secret missions, this Ralph Nelson […]

Farewell Friend (1968)

aka … Adieu l’ami On the subject of movies if you ask me to name something or more specifically someone that I’ve become aware of via French cinema, I’m most […]

The Quick Gun (1964)

During the final years of his cowboy career, Audie Murphy, finds himself cast in this Sidney Salkow outing as a man who has earned a reputation as a “quick gun.” […]

The Ravagers (1965)

One thing we can be sure of when it comes to a made in the Philippines production no matter what the genre and that’s the appearance of Vic Diaz. Shockingly […]

Sabata (1969)

With the arrival of Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars, the so called spaghetti western genre was born and would continue to evolve and bend the accepted way westerns were filmed, […]

G.I. Blues (1960)

Utilizing what would become the standard Elvis Presley formula that sees the King of Rock ‘n Roll sing a song, kiss a girl and get into a fistfight, G.I. Blues […]

Reconstructing 1966’s The Blue Max

For me The Blue Max represents one of those big scale war films that would play repeatedly on late night television back before we had the VHS tape at our […]

The Young Racers (1963)

Having come across an aging pocket novel that tied in with this AIP release I was reminded that I had this movie in a box set of Roger Corman titles […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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