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25th Academy Awards (1952) - Part II

(Part I.)

The last two nominees left in 1952 are the ones everyone remembers, and are very similar thematically: each has some things to say about what it means to be a “real man”. 2,257 more words


High Noon: Fred Zinnemann's influential Western is a must-see for every filmmaking student

The last thing Marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) expected to hear while getting married to Amy Fowler (Grace Kelly) is about the return of an unpleasant face from his past: a criminal by the name of Frank Miller, whom he helped put behind bars. 666 more words


Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks on a 1941 Sun Valley, Idaho hunting vacation with Ernest Hemingway, Howard’s wife Slim, Gary Cooper and an unidentified man.

Howard Hawks

Movie Review: Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

Producer: Frank Capra
Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Robert Riskin based on Opera Hat by Clarence Budington Kelland
Cast: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, H.B. 551 more words

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Rock the Oscars: THE HANGING TREE

On February 11, 1959, THE HANGING TREE was released.  This film was the first Hollywood movie in with Little Rock native Ben Piazza appeared.  For the film, Piazza received a coveted “and introducing Ben Piazza” credit. 289 more words


The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

Not a typical film brought up for discussion when going over the career of movie legend Gary Cooper. Too bad as there is plenty to recommend it. 723 more words

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