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Broken Lance

Remakes have popped up here from time to time in the past and they often divide opinion among movie fans, not only based on their relative merits but also on whether there’s any point in producing them at all. 1,526 more words

Westerns

Film review: The Devil Commands (1941)

Director: Edward Dmytryk. Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Milton Gunzburg, based on the novel The Edge of Running Water by William Sloane. Starring: Boris Karloff, Amanda Duff, Anne Revere, Ralph Penney (Cy Schindell), Richard Fiske, Shirley Warde. 763 more words

Review

My Classic Movie Pick: 1949's Obsession aka The Hidden Room

I tuned into a classic movie this week that I had recorded on our trusty dvr and to my surprise, the film starred Long John Silver of Disney’s Treasure Island  and Uncle Owen, of Star Wars!   539 more words

Movies

Moving pictures, #6

I’m trying to get caught up on these, since I’ve been watching so many films recently – all that bloody sportsing on television. Damn sportsing. Have never understood its appeal. 1,307 more words

Films

Captive Wild Woman

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (5/10)

In a nutshell: Director Edward Dmytryk cuts and pastes together a surprisingly coherent and enjoyable tale of a gorilla being turned into a woman by a mad John Carradine in his first mad scientist role. 4,128 more words

Conquest Of Man

The Devil Commands

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (6/10)

In a nutshell: The fourth of Columbia’s mad Boris Karloff films, this 1941 effort is probably the best in the lot, with some cool sci-fi designs, good atmosphere and splendid acting. 2,839 more words

Conquest Of Man

Where Love Has Gone (1964)

Susan Hayward versus Bette Davis. An explosive combination on paper. A bit less so on film.

These two great actresses who were both known to tear up the screen and male costars were surely meant to face off against each other. 586 more words

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