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Valentino (1951, Lewis Allen)

Valentino opens with lead Anthony Dexter (whose resemblance to Valentino got him the job, not his acting abilities) doing the tango. It’s the trope’s rehearsal and it’s fine. 795 more words


The insanity of Kirk Douglas in "Detective Story"

As most of you know, I don’t think of myself as someone who loves film noir. I’m generally turned off by the words as I associate them with films about angry men and murder. 910 more words

Seen At The TCM Film Festival

The Naked Jungle (1954)

This is one of those films that made an impact on me when I was lad-  the threat of the relentless army of soldier ants was pretty scary and the experience of watching this film bugged me (sic) for years. 613 more words


Mrs. Taylor's Expecting

Modern Screen, March 1955
By Richard Moore.

Robert Taylor is now a completely happy man.  He has a new wife, a new life, a new happiness–and a baby on the way! 1,947 more words

Robert Taylor

Film #599: Detective Story (1951)

We move on to the other half of our Wyler double bill which features a couple of traits that I struggle with namely the fact that almost the entire film takes place in one place and that’s it’s based on a play. 858 more words

Best Director

[VIDEO] Film Noir: 'The Man With the Golden Arm', 1955

A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.

Director: Otto Preminger Writers: Walter Newman… 11 more words


Quatro castelãs no seu castelo

Quatro castelãs no seu castelo

»»»»» Nota: as duas fotos que acompanham este texto são a preto-e-branco, mas o filme é scopicamente e luxuosamente em CinemaScope, De Luxe Colour. 963 more words