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Milland Directs Milland: Hostile Witness (1968)

Perhaps one of the stranger fates to befall a popular leading man of the 1930s and 40s was the late career trajectory of Ray Milland. Stranger still was the fact that he was an Oscar winner, having been awarded the Best Actor statue for Billy Wilder’s… 947 more words


Kill the Umpire (1950)

It’s the annual All Star break where the American League faces off against the National League for the home field advantage in the World Series of baseball. 490 more words

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Horrorible Review: "Panic in the Year Zero"

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Panic in the Year Zero

I first saw this one about 1972 and even though by then it was already quaint visit with a bygone time, this 1962 film grabbed my attention pretty quickly.  294 more words

Horrorible Review

Billy Wilder Blogathon: The Lost Weekend

I’m stepping out of the format for this blog to participate in a blogathon for Once Upon a Screen. Aurora has invited us to post in any way we would like on a Billy Wilder film. 1,075 more words


Few directors got a chance to direct “A” pictures with a top-notch cast for their first go around at the helm.  This was particularly true at the height of the studio system in Hollywood.  2,534 more words

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Three Reasons: Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend (1945). An Honest Depiction of Alcohol Addiction.

In 1946 Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend (1945) won the Austrian-American auteur five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay (the film is based on Charles R. 1,169 more words


Netflix Graveyard: Golden Earrings

This is the last entry I will be making in an unofficial marathon of minor Marlene Dietrich movies. This movie is the latest in the box set I was working through and it is the most gaudy. 539 more words