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In Society (1944)

“Call a Plumber!” And with that one phone call the boys, Bud and Lou, spring into action in this offering from director Jean Yarbrough that gives the box-office champs plenty […]

The Man With Nine Lives (1940)

Following his rise to fame as The Frankenstein Monster and other notable villains at Universal, Boris Karloff, signed on to Columbia studios where he embarked on his mad scientist phase […]

Breakheart Pass (1975)

I would suggest that from 1974 to 1977, Charles Bronson, was at the height of his powers on movie screens. This excellent mystery western set on a train from director […]

New Orleans Uncensored (1955)

Now that 1954’s On the Waterfront blew the doors off of organized crime running the docks of New Jersey, that central theme is transferred to the coastal waters of New […]

Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)

“Mine is the face that spoils a sunny day.” By way of Cannon Films comes this distortion of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic that plays as if it’s an updated […]

Top O’ The Morning (1949)

There’s something magical beyond leprechauns and a pot of gold when it comes to Bing Crosby sharing the screen with Ireland’s own, Barry Fitzgerald, as he does here for what […]

The Bandits of Corsica (1953)

Here’s a popcorn adventure for the Sunday matinee crowd that starred Richard Greene and drew me in for two simple reasons. The villains of this swashbuckler are played by Raymond […]

The Graveyard (1974)

aka …. Persecution … aka The Terror of Sheba Let me start off by stating in no uncertain terms that if you’re a lover of classic films and to be […]

Descending Angel (1990)

I first saw this HBO cable TV production when it hit video shelves back in the early 1990’s. Liked it then and liked it upon a long over due revisit […]

Brannigan (1975)

“The Duke’s in London. God save the Queen!” This was the second of two mid 70’s flicks that put John Wayne into modern day shoot’em ups. The first being McQ […]

Coroner Creek (1948)

Filmed in color under the Columbia banner, this Ray Enright directed western hits hard in the opening segment when a stage coach is attacked by a group of Indians led […]

The Fortune (1975)

This dark comedy from director Mike Nichols has all the makings of a sure fire box office smash when in reality it just never seems to truly catch fire. Seriously, […]

Cop Land (1997)

Let me start by stating I’m a big fan of this James Mangold crime drama. I’m a firm believer that it’s arguably the best work ever caught on film from […]

Spin a Dark Web (1956)

Carrying the Columbia logo for it’s North American release, this low budget Noir effort from across the pond stars a pair of imports to take on the lead roles of […]

Spaceways (1953)

As was the custom of Hammer Films prior to becoming the premiere company in the world of horror movies, the studio imported a well known name from Hollywood to star […]

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