Tags » Alan Ladd

Whispering Smith (1948) Review (101 Films)

Liverpool born director, the late Leslie Fenton (The Man from Dakota, Saigon) peered through the lens for this Alan Ladd lead western which melds railroad western with buddy-film in a way that is thoroughly enjoyable and allows the film, some 66 years after it was released, to remain relevant and interesting. 475 more words


DVD Review: Drum Beat (1954) And A Couple Other Ladds.

Written and Directed by Delmer Daves
Director Of Photography: J. Peverell Marley, ASC
Film Editor: Clarence Kolster
Music by Victor Young

CAST: Alan Ladd (Johnny Mckay), Audrey Dalton (Nancy Meek), Marisa Pavan (Toby), Robert Keith (Bill Satterwhite), Charles Bronson (Captain Jack) 752 more words

DVD Reviews, Releases, TV, Etc.


From Charles Glass’s review of Scott Eyman’s book “John Wayne: The Life and Legend” in the July 26 Spectator:

I was a John Wayne fan before I worked as his driver, first in 1967-68 as an after-school job and again full time in the summer when I finished university four years later. 300 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac: Don't Take Your Guns to Town

August 1, 1953

In 1953, a new type of western hit the movie screens. Moviegoers were looking for something more complex than the head-em-off-at-the pass, white hat/black hat fare that Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers had been dishing out through the forties. 222 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

"You mistake my choice not to feel as a reflection of my not caring, while I assure you the truth is precisely the opposite."*

The woman in this painting looks comfortable, doesn’t she? Reading under an umbrella at the beach. Lovely. It was very hot this weekend in my flyover town and I could have used a beach, but there is no beach nearby. 536 more words

In the Shadows of Good and Evil: "13 West Street" (1962)

          “13 West Street”      (1962)

     “13 West Street” is an example of the juvenile delinquency movie of the later 50’s and early 60’s, which purports to caution against the roving teen and his natural inclination to violent antisocial behavior, while thoroughly frustrating the available arms of law enforcement, adult authority and, in this case, the hapless victims of such mayhem. 326 more words


Lots of Ladd Shopping List

Classic movies & entertainment new on disc this week: 72 more words

Shopping List