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7. Elmer Gantry

Burt Lancaster is in close-up when his character Elmer Gantry yell-preaches “I’VE SEEN THE DEVIL PLENTY OF TIMES!” His flaring eyes look crazy. His scene-stealing hair soars off the sides of his big head, like either devil horns or flames. 320 more words


Best Picture Revisited: From Here to Eternity (1953)

The Best Picture winner of 1953, From Here to Eternity, could have been a major failure. Burt Lancaster and Frank Sinatra were not known for dramas. 1,373 more words

Best Picture Revisited

The Mad Movie Challenge...... Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Once again it’s time for my monthly assignment from Kristina of Speakeasy. This month she offers me a first. She’s assigned me a foreign film from French director Louis Malle that has a strong Noir flavor with a hint of Hitchcock tossed in with it and that suits me fine. 693 more words

Burt Lancaster

MOVIE REVIEW | Marty (1955)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Screenwriter Paddy Cheyefsky said that with Marty, he wanted to make, ‘the most ordinary love story in the world.’  The fact that he accomplished that is what makes… 567 more words


Seven Days in May

In honor of the running of the Preakness today, I’d like to highlight a lesser-known cold war political drama, something of a brother to films like The Manchurian Candidate: … 36 more words

The Stony ..... make that the Tony Curtis Poster Gallery

I for one like Tony Curtis on screen during his leading man era. He had a fun, likable presence in many a bedroom romp. Flicks like Operation Petticoat were regular Sunday afternoon fare as was Some Like It Hot. 347 more words


From Here To Eternity (1953)

From Here To Eternity is something of a classic and relaunched the career of Oscar winner Frank Sinatra who allegedly got the part because a friend of the family made an offer that couldn’t be refused… 130 more words