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Battleground: Why an Acclaimed WWII Film Needed Van Johnson

It’s still considered one of the best war movies ever made.

The WWII drama Battleground (1949), examines American solders caught in a sudden, desperate battle against the Germans in the last months of WWII. 650 more words

War

LIFEBOAT (1944): "Aren't you going to kill me?"

LIFEBOAT (1944) – 20th Century Fox – ★★★1/2

B&W – 97 minutes – 1.33:1 aspect ratio

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Principal cast:  Tallulah Bankhead (Constance Porter),  2,513 more words

Alfred Hitchcock

Retro Review--Intrigue and amnesia in noir classic "Somewhere in the Night"

Review by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Amnesia.  A terrifying loss of self, or a chance to start anew?  This is the theme explored in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1946 film noir… 532 more words

Movies

BuMP -#2: Psychotic Birds in a Boat Headed North by Northwest to Catch a Thieving Correspondent Intent on Sabotaging the Stranger on a Train Standing at the Rear Window and Holding a Rope Despite the Vertigo and the Trouble with Harry

Hume: “I’m not sure what I’m seeing. It’s almost indescribable, like the weird way these clothes make me look twelve years old.”

Henry: “Well, I lost my glasses fightin’ off that giant squid a few miles back while the rest of you did squat, but I think one of them words on that sign says ‘blog’ or some such.” 787 more words

Humor

I've done a lot of dreaming with The Harvey Girls (1946)

George Sidney’s The Harvey Girls combines my most beloved film genre – the musical – with my most dreaded – the western. What results is a splendid woman centered story about dreams, romance, civilizing the west (ah), and finding your place in the great big world. 911 more words

Horseshoe Shuffle

THE HARVEY GIRLS is like the ultimate film of entertainment, with memorable songs, lovely actors (and John Hodiak, a cartoon wolf), elegant dance and camera moves, sumptuous colours, and a huge amount of good-natured fun. 454 more words

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