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Men In War (1957)

Considering this was directed by Anthony Mann I couldn’t help but wonder if James Stewart was approached to play a grizzled war veteran with a platoon of men at his […]

Bait (1954)

As if borrowing a page from Hitchcock’s television show or Karloff’s Thriller, this black and white “B” predates the intros to those shows with Sir Cedric Hardwicke delivering a tongue […]

Doomwatch (1972)

For years I’d seen images of this Peter Sasdy directed production for Tigon Productions in Famous Monsters magazine or old hard cover books on the history of horror films I’d […]

Conflict (1936)

“Let’s get ready to Rumble!” “Ladies and Gentlemen. Introducing the challenger weighing in at an estimate of 200 pounds, John Wayne! And in this corner the champion with the KO […]

Border River (1954)

Universal-International Studios proved to be a western fan’s best friend during the 1950’s and a film like Border River is a fine example of just what the company was putting […]

John Huston In The Movies : From A to Z

Directors like John Huston come into one’s universe by extension. By that I mean when you get hooked on the film’s of Humphrey Bogart as a youngster on late night […]

The Devil’s Brigade (1968)

With Andrew V. McLaglen in the director’s chair of this male dominated WW2 action adventure we should expect it to play like a John Wayne flick. Why you ask? Well […]

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 […]

How The West Was Won (1962)

While I’ve see this western blockbuster filmed in Cinerama a number of times I don’t believe I’ve actually seen it since my adolescent days. It played regularly on TV though […]

Boxing Movies for Boxing Day

Keeping up with my annual theme of Boxing Day Brawlers and Bruisers (which can be revisited here) it’s time to shine the light on classic film posters of movies that […]

Sharing the Screen With Kirk Douglas

Count the candles. 103. Yes Kirk Douglas is 103 years young today. Each year since starting up Mike’s Take On the Movies I set aside December 9th to celebrate the […]

Feudin’, Fussin’ and A-Fightin’ (1948)

With the unlikely coupling of Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride capturing the public’s hearts after their winning performances as The Kettles in 1947’s, The Egg and I, opposite leading players […]

The Sea Spoilers (1936)

Signing on to the “B” unit at Universal while awaiting superstar status, John Wayne, plays the hero for the U.S. Coast Guard in this sea going adventure that will have […]

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