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Everybody's Mom

The Mating Season of 1951 is Thelma Ritter’s film through and through. She’s an unlikely centerpiece. Small, middle-aged, decidedly dowdy, Ritter was never a Star in the conventional box-office-and-glamour sense. 1,379 more words

1950s

Captain Carey U.S.A. (1950)

“This cloak and dagger racket’s rough.”

A foreboding line when O.S.S. agent Alan Ladd and his partner are ambushed on a small island villa where they have been stationed for six months. 731 more words

Daily Take

HOLLYWOOD NOW, FRANCE THEN, HOLLYWOOD WAY BACK THEN

Rick’s Journal    —    MY FILM CAREER

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WHAT I SAW LAST WEEK

BLACK MASS     Scott Cooper     2015

Johnny Depp is excellent and scary; but he is not the star of… 626 more words

Reviews

To Each His Own (1946) Miss Olivia .... Day 3

With this heavy weeper from director Mitchell Leisen, Olivia de Havilland sealed her date with the Academy winning the Oscar for Best Actress. Rightly so as it’s a wonderful role that casts Olivia as the beautiful girl next door working at the soda stand waiting for the man who will sweep her off her feet to that of an aged spinster whom life has attempted to cheat out of the joys of Motherhood. 727 more words

Featured Actor

Easy Living (1937)

Easy Living is a sizzling screwball comedy propelled by a Preston Sturges script and the direction of Mitchel Leisen (a former costume designer). It finds humor in the stratified 1930s society and the so-called easy livings of the affluent. 440 more words

Long Review

Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

Hold Back the Dawn was written by the winning combination of Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, but the director was actually Mitchell Leisen. That was the last time Wilder would let someone else take hold of his work. 680 more words

Long Review

Anthology Podcast - 003 - Walking Distance/Escape Clause (The Twilight Zone Season 1)

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This week, Matt reviews and analyzes episodes 5 and 6 from The Twilight Zone’s first season: … 182 more words

Anthology