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The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)

  • Okay – first thing’s first – I have skipped over this movie on TCM loads of times, because A) what a terrible title, and B) this has a rather abysmal rating on IMDb (5.5 stars, I think?).
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ShOR is Retro: Hud Showcases Paul Newman's Range

Westerns aren’t typically my thing. I’ll be the first to tell you that. In fact, I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a Western. 453 more words


'The Vampire Bat': 'Horror' Oldie is Back

Whatever happened to Fay Wray? Just before making a monkey out of the big ape of 1933’s original King Kong (“It was beauty killed the beast”) she made goo-goo eyes with a young Melvyn Douglas in a more appropriate same-species¬†romance for the same year’s… 478 more words

Film #600: Hud (1963)

It’s time to celebrate another milestone as this post marks the 600th film I’ve reviewed on this blog however, like a lot of these movies, it’s not one that I particularly knew about before. 963 more words

Best Director

Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979)

“Hal Ashby’s plangent fable receives a smashing 4K restoration and a fine brace of bonus materials from the Criterion Collection.”

Read the rest of the review on Slant Magazine.


Universal Horror: The Old Dark House (1932)

Just as Bela Lugosi followed up on his role of Dracula¬†with Murders in the Rue Morgue, Boris Karloff would have his turn in front of the camera after scaring audiences as The Monster in… 635 more words

Universal Horror

Oscar ~ Best Supporting Actor 1963

Patty Duke presented the Best Supporting Actor award .The Best Supporting Actor nominees for 1963 were: Nick Adams for Twilight of Honor, Bobby Darin for Captain Newman, M.D., Hugh Griffith for Tom Jones, John Huston for The Cardinal, and Melvyn Douglas for Hud. 156 more words

Melvyn Douglas