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Women’s Prison (1955)

While it may seem a tad unfair, this behind bars picture that features a sadistic Ida Lupino as the edgy prison warden headed over the top is ripe for poking fun […]

Gambling Ship (1933)

This Paramount feature that has thankfully turned up in a collection of Cary Grant titles on DVD sees the iconic leading man in a role that looking back would seem […]

Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

Brando’s Pick of the Month Cheating just a bit this month as we look to this James Cagney-Pat O’Brien standard with nary a dog in sight to keep Brando happy […]

Battle Stations (1956)

From Columbia and director Lewis Seiler comes this WW2 tale of the Navy that plays like a resurrected script from Warner Brothers production schedule twenty years earlier. It stars John […]

Thieves Fall Out (1941)

In my desire to see more films from the earlier part of Eddie Albert’s career I settled on giving this one a look after checking the cast list and noticing […]

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 […]

Now Playing February 15th, 1952

Looking through this newspaper once again has me wishing time travel was possible. Not only to see the amazing collection of films playing in Toronto theaters but to con my […]

Race Street (1948)

It’s an old plot with a leading actor who had by this time played the same role for years but why should that bother me or my enjoyment of a […]

The Public Enemy (1931)

And so an Icon is born. It’s all James Cagney in this early Warner’s feature coming on the heels of Eddie Robinson’s breakout in Little Caesar. According to what the […]

Smart Money (1931)

In the wake of Little Caesar comes Nick the Barber. While the quick temper and the gun might not be as prevalent as they were in Edward G. Robinson’s star making […]

Mom On the Movie Poster and More

For Mother’s Day it’s time to highlight the one who for most all of us is our first love. Is there a favorite on screen Mother that instantly comes to […]

James Cagney on the Marquee Poster

Surely you have a favorite Cagney film. I know I do and while I’ll admit to loving his Oscar winning turn in Yankee Doodle Dandy, I’ll have to go with White Heat. […]

California Straight Ahead! (1937)

Playing like a Warner Brothers release that might have starred a feisty Jimmy Cagney tangling with hoods in the trucking business and sparring with Ann Sheridan, this Universal Studios flick […]

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