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Marty (1955)

By this time in his young career Ernest Borgnine had bullied Spencer Tracy and Broderick Crawford, beaten Frank Sinatra to death, tackled Randolph Scott and looked dangerous as one of Burt […]

The Professionals (1966)

Not wanting to speak on behalf of everyone else who has seen this Richard Brooks classic, I think it’s one of those unheralded movies that doesn’t get enough love. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Operation Petticoat (1959)

The year 1958 may have offered up a pair of war time dramas of the submarine variety for audiences with Gable and Lancaster in Run Silent, Run Deep followed by […]

Diabolically Yours (1967)

“It’s a dream. It just doesn’t make sense.” When Alain Delon awakes from a coma after a life threatening car crash, he’s told his name is George. He has a […]

On Wings of Eagles (1986)

Let’s start by pointing out this two part TV movie is not to be confused with The Wings of Eagles, the 1957 John Ford-John Wayne biopic of Frank Wead. No, […]

Now Playing, February 27th, 1977.

My latest find while scouring antique shops for movie memorabilia was a Toronto Sun newspaper from way back when the Montreal Canadians were THE team to reckon with in the […]

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

It’s hard to come up with a better vehicle to showcase the on screen chemistry of cinema icons Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas than the tale of Wyatt Earp and […]

Purple Noon (1960)

The Mad Movie Challenge Strikes Again……… It’s that time when Kristina of the Speakeasy site tosses some titles my way in her efforts to introduce me to some movies I haven’t […]

Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)

While Burt Lancaster was as big a star as Hollywood could boast of by 1958, the actor wasn’t scared to give up top billing to play opposite a screen legend […]

Posse (1975)

The iconic film star, Kirk Douglas, only directed two movies in his lengthy career, the first was a misfire titled Scalawag in 1973, the second being this off kilter western that plays […]

The Devil’s Disciple (1959)

By the time of this film’s production, the two leading American actors who were featured prominently across the bill boards had started up their own companies having long ago broken free […]

The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

If one were to go strictly by the cast list and noticing this film was directed by John Huston, then surely excitement would be in the air. That’s how I […]

Celebrating Kirk Douglas

It’s almost here…… December 9th 2016 when Issur Danielovitch Demsky will cut the cake on his 100th birthday. The world of course knows Issur as the cleft chinned Hollywood Icon, Kirk […]

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