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Boston Quackie (1957)

One last day here in Boston.

This title had me handcuffed till I gave it a spin on youtube. Then it all came flooding back from the memory banks of my childhood. 347 more words

Daily Take

August 1, 1953: Don't Take Your Guns to Town

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

MOVIE REVIEW | ***AFI WEEKEND*** #45. Shane (1953)

“The American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest Movies was selected by AFI’s blue-ribbon panel of more than 1,500 leaders of the American movie community to commemorate 100 Years of Movies”. 625 more words

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The Badlanders

It seems like everybody around here is stealing from everybody else.

A good heist movie is hard to beat in my opinion, there’s considerable potential for suspense and tension in the execution of a complicated robbery, and the aftermath or outcome is generally rife with possibilities too.

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Westerns

Something Rotten in the House of Winslow

I owe a lot to The Black Cat (1941, directed by Albert S. Rogell).  But I mean, a LOT.

I first became aware of the film as a young lad, when to my delight, I discovered a whole shelf of hard-bound storybooks based on the plots of numerous classic horror films at my local library; … 1,659 more words

TALKING TO MYSELF

I heard myself saying to myself once : “You talkin’ to me ?”.  I thought I was quoting Bob de Niro, but I found out later that his famous improvisation in “Taxi Driver” was a steal from an Alan Ladd movie twenty years before.  282 more words

Actor Cpl Alan Ladd US Army Air Corps (1943-1943)

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Actor Cpl Alan Ladd

US Army Air Corps

(1943-1943)
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Short Bio: After initially being classified 4-F in World War II due to stomach problems, Ladd was later instructed to begin military service in January of 1943. 49 more words

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