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Horizons West (1952)

I’d have to call this Universal -International western by way of Budd Boetticher unusual. Unusual in the sense that there really isn’t an outright hero but rather two villains.

The Wild Bunch (1969)

If someone asks me if I’d like to partake in a glass of fine wine aged to perfection, I’ll pass as I would much rather watch Sam Peckinpah’s stunning end […]

Collecting the Lobby Card Part 1

O.k. I admit it. I love to show off the collectibles associated with movies I have amassed since I was given a weekly allowance. One of the great ways of […]

Hour of the Gun (1967)

If given the chance to star in a version of the O.K Corral tale I’d like to think an actor would jump all over the Doc Holliday character though they’d […]

Escape to Burma (1955)

This RKO release featuring two top tier stars from our vantage point looking back seems to have borrowed a script from the basement cellar of poverty row studio Monogram Pictures. […]

Inferno (1953)

After watching this Robert Ryan thriller recently I was left to ponder why Hollywood hadn’t dug up this script and thrown a remake at us. Perhaps it’s because it wouldn’t […]

Boxing Day Brawlers and Bruisers

The Man With the Perfect Face…….Robert Taylor in The Crowd Roars If ever an actor looked the part of a real life fighter it’s gotta be Bronson. Kirk Douglas as […]

The Crooked Road (1965)

Focusing in on Stewart Granger has allowed me to catch a Robert Ryan film for the first time as well during my run of Granger titles. It’s a black and […]

Born to Be Bad (1950)

This RKO feature from director Nicholas Ray plays like a Noir film with some of the genre’s key elements. But it’s perhaps the single most important feature of a Noir […]

Bombardier (1943)

At times this film is reminiscent of the Pat O’Brien – James Cagney films of the early thirties like Here Comes the Navy and Devil Dogs of the Air. Especially […]

The Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)

If it wasn’t for the absence of John Wayne with his pals Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune, I would swear I was watching a Three Mesquiteers programmer. Then again this […]

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

For the on line celebration of movies released during the year of 1967 I have selected the WW2 classic from MGM studios. I had intended to do something on Lee […]

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