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Friendly Persuasion

I grew up watching movies from the 1950’s and 1960’s so the back-to-back decades typically dominates my favorites list. Two I often associate with growing up are 1965’s… 705 more words


March 19th in history:

On March 19th, 1918, Congress approved Daylight Saving Time and the formation of time zones across the country.

The first Academy Awards broadcast on television… 64 more words

Today In History

The Westerner (1940)

Directed by William Wyler
Written by Jo Swerling and Niven Busch

A few Gary Cooper films into this mammoth Westerns marathon, and I don’t think I’ve been wholly impressed as of yet. 679 more words


Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936, 2002)

“I wish everyone could get rich and famous and everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that’s not the answer.”—Jim Carrey, actor

In most rags to riches comedies, the protagonist gets everything he ever wanted only to realize there’s more to life than fame and fortune. 485 more words


Vera Cruz

The 1960’s have often been identified as the decade that did in the western genre. Too many TV shows, shifting styles and tones, and a general cynicism in the viewing audience turned old-fashioned westerns into violent, nasty and bloody stories. 755 more words

High Noon lecture, 5 March 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel will be presenting a lecture titled ‘High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic’ at the Autry Museum of the American West at 2:00 pm on Sunday 5th March 2017. 16 more words


High Noon

It’s not news that High Noon (1952)
was really about Hollywood’s cowardice during the McCarthy era. John Wayne knew it. He turned down the Gary Cooper role when it was offered to him. 498 more words