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The Man With The Golden Arm (1955)

Once again Otto Preminger prodded at the boundaries of what was considered “mainstream” cinema in this dramatisation of drug addiction starring Frank Sinatra as a would be ex-junkie trying to rebuild his life. 111 more words

Film

Detective Story (1951, William Wyler)

Detective Story, the film, is William Wyler’s “production” of Sidney Kingsley’s play of the same title. Philip Yordan and Robert Wyler adapted the play. Wyler directed and produced the film. 809 more words

Classics

She's Dressed to Kill (1979, Gus Trikonis)

She’s Dressed to Kill is a simultaneously a perfect TV movie and a disappointment. It’s a murder mystery set on an isolated mountain; Eleanor Parker is a recluse fashion designer who has a show and the attendees can’t stop being murdered. 461 more words

★½

The Mysterious Doctor (1943)

‘Never fear, sir, I’ll watch him like a ferret.’

During World War 2, a doctor arrives at a Cornish village where locals are refusing to work the tin mine because of a headless ghost, who has allegedly carried out several decapitations over the previous few years. 585 more words

Movie Reviews

Caged (1950, John Cromwell)

Max Steiner does the music for Caged, which is strange to think about because Caged barely has any music. Director Cromwell instead emphasizes the silence, especially as the film opens. 443 more words

Classics

Get the Look: Baroness Elsa Schraeder

The songs, the breathtaking shots of Salzburg, the fuzzy, pastel quality of the film – we loved it all.  But what would the 1965 motion picture… 401 more words

Lizzie (1957, Hugo Haas)

Lizzie is about lead Eleanor Parker’s struggle with multiple personality disorder. More accurately perhaps, Lizzie is about Parker’s multiple personality disorder. As a protagonist, Parker disappears fairly quickly into the film’s eighty minute runtime. 356 more words

Drama