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Fearless Fagan (1952)

Brando’s Pick of the Month For this MGM release detailing the plight of Fagan, a 400 pound tamed lion, Janet Leigh, scored top billing opposite Carleton Carpenter and Keenan Wynn […]

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 […]

The Lady Gambles (1949)

The lady in question? Barbara Stanwyck. Long before James Caan starred as the addicted, Gambler, or Philip Seymour Hoffman captivated me as a gambling junkie in Owning Mahoney, Miss Stanwyck, […]

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 […]

Francis The Talking Mule (1949)

Brando’s Pick of the Month This Universal International production from house director Arthur Lubin launched the unlikely comedy of duo of Donald O’Connor and a Mule who just happened to […]

Town Without Pity (1961)

I’ve always been at odds with my overall view of this Kirk Douglas effort that sees him back in a military court of law four years after the magnificent Kubrick […]

The Deadly Bees (1966)

Known more for their anthology films like Vault of Horror and The House That Dripped Blood, Amicus Films produced this feature length terror directed by genre stalwart, Freddie Francis. At […]

Now Playing August 9th, 1978

The New Jersey Daily News unveiled a wondrous selection of films to choose from should we decide to summon that time machine of mine I’m always referring to when looking […]

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 […]

Now Playing ….. April 25th 1978

Thankfully a Toronto Sun loomed in the distance at a recent hunt though a barn converted into an antique shop. Not sure if it was a hot commodity for collectors […]

The Magic Carpet (1951)

The film that Lucille Ball made for spite! This Sam Katzman production released through Harry Cohn’s Columbia Studios casts Lucy in this sword and sandals “epic” that wouldn’t even have […]

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