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Red Goes to the Movies

Or more accurately, Red sits on his behind and watches a classic at home.  This time it was the film adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s thriller… 215 more words

Cinema Sunday: The Devil Commands (1941)

Title: The Devil Commands

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Milton Gunzburg, William Sloane (novel)

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Producer: Wallace MacDonald

Starring: Boris Karloff, Richard Fiske, Amanda Duff, Ralph Penney, Anne Revere… 1,048 more words


Murder, My Sweet (1944)

A private eye is hired by an ex-convict to find his old girlfriend but gets sidetracked when a client who hires him as a bodyguard is murdered for a precious jade necklace. 159 more words


Tender Comrade (1943)

Chris Jones (Robert Ryan) is a soldier being sent overseas to fight in the second World War. Before shipping out, he’s lucky to get one night of leave and is able to pay a visit to his wife, Jo (Ginger Rogers). 668 more words


The End of the Affair (Edward Dmytryk, 1955)

This is my contribution to the Beyond the Cover blogathon, hosted by Liz of Now, Voyaging and Kristina of Speakeasy, which is focusing on film adaptations of novels. 1,161 more words

Classic Movie

Crossfire (1947)

When a Jewish man is beaten to death in a hate crime, police detective Robert Young finds his suspicions as to the culprit difficult to prove. 152 more words


The Caine Mutiny (1954)

The officers that relieve a veteran naval commander during a WWII mission must justify their actions to a court martial tribunal or face execution.

Another courtroom drama based around the twisted morality of war and military command structure, The Caine Mutiny sidesteps the usual dryness associated with legal rhetoric by basing most of the story on board ship amongst a set of interesting, well realised characters. 121 more words