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Shane Versus Hondo

DATELINE:  Western Heroes

The similarities are unmistakable for these 1953 Western movies, which are classics of their type.

Alan Ladd was Shane, a pint-sized gunfighter, and John Wayne was a giant gunfighter. 253 more words

Sports Humor

Captain Carey U.S.A. (1950)

“This cloak and dagger racket’s rough.”

A foreboding line when O.S.S. agent Alan Ladd and his partner are ambushed on a small island villa where they have been stationed for six months. 731 more words

Daily Take

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Luckily, this affectionate parody of Film Noir from Steve Martin was made deep, deep back in the mists of the dawn of time, when giant reptiles ruled the Earth and he was still funny. 138 more words


0514 | Shane

[Note: this is the fourth film in my 2016 Blind Spot series. For a list of the other well-known or well-respected films I’ve already watched or I’m going to be watching for the first time this year, see… 839 more words

Film Reviews

I was a dummy in school. – Alan Ladd http://dlvr.it/Kr5S5j


The Blue Dahlia (1946)

A navy flier returns from the South Pacific with two army buddies, but when his wife is found murdered he finds himself on the run and in search of the real killer. 132 more words


Shane (1953) - Updated

Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the looming Tetons lend the same iconic majesty to this western that Monument Valley does for many of Ford’s best pictures. But then again, … 1,076 more words

Long Review