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Thunder Birds (William A. Wellman, 1942)

This is my contribution to the William A. Wellman Blogathon, hosted by the Now Voyaging blog.  Please do visit and read the other postings. 1,162 more words

Classic Movie

Nuances of Antisemitism in GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947)

Despite urgings from industry colleagues to avoid predicted controversy (especially when three political figures are called out for their well-known antisemitism by name), producer Darryl F Zanuck fought hard to bring Elia Kazan’s GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT (1947) to the big screen. 1,638 more words


The Gunfighter (June 23, 1950)

The Gunfighter (1950)
Directed by Henry King
20th Century-Fox

The 1950s was the decade during which the western genre finally grew up. The Saturday-afternoon kiddie westerns didn’t go away, but the ’50s was when Hollywood started regularly turning out serious, adult dramas that happened to take place in the Old West. 702 more words


The Racers (1955)

From 20th Century Fox comes this Henry Hathaway directed tale of life on the fast lanes. It seems every decade casts a major star in a plot centered around car racing. 484 more words

Daily Take

Viva Zapata! (1952)

At the time of this films release Marlon Brando was embarking on an incredible run of top films and arguably turned the acting world upside down with his ferocity in delivering the `Method` to screens across the world. 459 more words

Daily Take

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Darryl F. Zanuck, studio executive & producer (1902-1979)

Harold Entwistle, actor & director (1865-1944)
Bob Newhart, comedian & actor (1929- )
Jack Valenti, longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America (1921-2007) 8 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Nightmare Alley : Where's the Gun

This article appeared in the November/December issue of The Dark Pages which is dedicated the world of Noir films.

The entire issue was dedicated to the Tyrone Power film released in 1947. 1,366 more words