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The Big Caper (1957)

I don’t mix pleasure with business.” Not always riding the range, Rory Calhoun stars here as a not so hardened criminal in the employ of father figure, James Gregory. Gregory […]

23 Paces To Baker Street (1956)

A murder mystery? Baker Street? Must be a Sherlock Holmes movie based on one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories from noted director Henry Hathaway. Murder mystery it may be […]

The Front Page (1974)

Sure it’s been done before and yes the Cary Grant-Rosalind Russell-Howard Hawks version is a classic that no one should ever try to improve upon. Agreed no? But what if Billy […]

The Fighting O’Flynn (1949)

This energetic Douglas Fairbanks Jr. swashbuckler is one which will easily make my list of most enjoyable new to me discoveries for the calendar year 2018. It’s an old fashioned […]

Run For the Sun (1956)

Here’s a compact thriller with a sparse cast but one that features a foursome most classic film fans are sure to find comfort in led by Richard Widmark in one […]

South of St. Louis (1949)

By 1949 leading man Joel McCrea had pretty much settled into the western on a permanent basis. This time out he’s surrounded by a top notch cast in technicolor for […]

Vampyres (1974)

“Does this kind of thing excite you.” From director Jose Ramon Larraz, this made in England thriller is for me the best of the erotic “lesbian” vampire thrillers that were […]

Planet of the Vampires (1965)

To a horror film fan, there is absolutely no mistaking a film directed by Mario Bava in color. Especially during his run of 1960 terrors that included Black Sabbath, Kill […]

Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

This Don Sharp directed feature for Hammer Film Productions comes from the pen of John Elder. Elder is the pseudonym for the film’s producer Anthony Hinds. Hinds served as producer […]

El Vampiro (1957)

aka The Vampire This effective chiller is the perfect example of what you would find under the foreign horrors chapter when reading up on vampire films in books like the appropriately […]

Blood of the Vampire (1958)

Sounds like a Hammer Film. Looks like a Hammer Film. Written by one of Hammer’s most notable writers, Jimmy Sangster. What does all this add up to? A non-Hammer title […]

Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

One of the more identifiable movie roles for ‘The Love Goddess” Rita Hayworth, Miss Sadie Thompson was originally released in 3D to cash in on the 50’s craze and allow […]

Silent Rage (1982)

Columbia pictures backed this Chuck Norris flick that takes parts of various genres and balls them up together and believe it or not, makes it work. That’s mainly due to […]

Betrayed (1954)

“A spy has no character. He only assumes one.” Clark Gable played his final role for MGM in this WW2 spy thriller alongside Lana Turner and Victor Mature. Gable rose […]

Take Me Out to The Ball Game (1949)

Vaudeville mixes with romance and baseball in this lighthearted MGM technicolor feature from director Busby Berkeley that sees Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly take to the ball diamond while Esther […]

The Golden Mask (1953)

aka South of Algiers Long before Spielberg and Lucas turned archaeology into big screen adventures that enthralled us all, Hollywood flirted with the subject on numerous occasions beyond the Universal […]

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