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The Glass Key (1942)

A political wheeler dealer with ties to organized crime falls for the daughter of a reformist politician but when her brother is murdered, the blame seems to fall squarely upon him. 123 more words


Let the stick decide

Early in John Ford’s YOUNG MR. LINCOLN, Henry Fonda drops a stick to decide which path to take in life.

Scene one of Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO, Toshiro Mifune throws a stick in the air to decide which route to take at a fork in the road. 103 more words


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