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Conquest of Space (1955)

Having previously directed the box office hit War of the Worlds for Paramount Studios in 1953, Byron Haskin proved the logical choice for the studios’ newest venture into outer space with […]

Absolution (1978)

Having portrayed a man of the cloth in films like The Night of the Iguana and The Exorcist II, Richard Burton finds himself right at home as another tortured figure […]

Web of the Spider (1971)

Remaking one’s own film isn’t exactly a common occurrence but it has been done before. Look no further than Alfred Hitchcock to realize that even the great ones attempt to […]

The Killer Elite (1975)

Espionage and San Francisco replace hardened outlaws and Mexico for this Sam Peckinpah effort that once again sees the director assemble a first rate cast for more slow motion blood […]

They Came To Rob Las Vegas (1968)

“They? Who the hell is “they?”  Being one who loves to borrow lines from movies, I couldn’t help myself starting off with an Edmond O’Brien quote. Anyone know the classic […]

Fire Maidens Of Outer Space (1956)

“I wonder if the beings on Jupiter’s Satellite will look anything like her?”  This comment between two men of science as they watch a shapely secretary ascend a set of […]

The Chase (1946)

In this mysterious Noir entry, Robert Cummings, has left behind his light hearted leading man persona to tackle a role that leaves him doubting his sanity at times while possibly […]

The Honeymoon Machine (1961)

I can only guess that Glenn Ford was unavailable for this military comedy from MGM. A genre that Ford frequently excelled in during the late fifties and on into the early […]

Cold Sweat (1970)

I’ll agree that this Terence Young directed effort might not be the best movie of Charles Bronson’s career but it might be the best he ever looked on camera. One […]

Brass Target (1978)

The conspiracy theory prevails as fact in this John Hough directed effort that sees George Kennedy assume the role of General George S. Patton and the telling of events that […]

Dillinger (1945)

By the time Monogram released this crime thriller that gave Lawrence Tierney his first starring role, the real life Public Enemy Number 1, John Dillinger, had been dead 11 years. Famously […]

Devil and the Deep (1932)

From Paramount studios comes Tallulah Bankhead and a trio of rising male stars who would soon eclipse her in popularity on the silver screen. Above the title billing goes to […]

The Walking Hills (1949)

Long associated with tough, male dominated pictures like The Magnificent Seven, Bad Day At Black Rock and The Great Escape, director John Sturges got an early go around with a […]

The Nesting (1981)

Just stop and imagine how many bizarre movies you’re likely to come across if you’ve included seeing every John Carradine appearance on your personal bucket list. I mean everything. Not […]

Quick Change (1990)

“What’s so memorable about a clown stealing a million dollars?” Considering that clown is Bill Murray under the make up who has surrounded himself with a winning team of actors […]

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