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Blu-ray review: Shane

Starring: Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Jean Arthur
Director: George Stevens

This revered western tells a simple tale with monumental conviction. Despite the fact that they’re encumbered with one of the most children in movie history, humble homesteaders Van Heflin and Jean Arthur are befriended by a mysterious gunslinger, just in time to help them in their struggle with a rancher who is determined to drive them off their land by fair means or foul. 388 more words


Movie: Shane

The film opens with a lone rider making his way through wild, untouched, territory. He rides into the middle of a land quarrel between homesteaders and ranchers.   467 more words


Appointment with Danger (1951) Noirvember 2015: Episode 22

Appointment with Danger (1951) Lewis Allen
Amazon streaming

I don’t know if Appointment with Danger was intentionally meant to be funny, but much of it is. 462 more words


Thunder in the East

An exotic locale, a morally dubious lead, and a set of circumstances with all the potential of a powder keg in a raging inferno – this is the kind of scenario which generally grabs my attention effortlessly. 1,260 more words


Sultry Lake, Amazing Ladd and Superb Work from William Bendix in The Blue Dahlia

Blue Dahlia was made in 1946 and starred two popular actors of the day, Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. William Bendix definitely stole the show in this one. 78 more words


Howlin' Pup

Shitbag Blues renewed,

a poor city of pride,

yet another day denied

from the mouths of babes

well-rehearsed sucklings,

baying for their care,

screaming out for love… 16 more words


The Virginia Mayo Poster Gallery

There are a few actresses who always seemed to stand out to me as a kid who devoured the action films that frequently played on Sunday afternoon television. 232 more words