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The Heiress (1949)

Film review of the melodrama about a wealthy and naive young woman who is pursued by a handsome fortune hunter, starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson and Miriam Hopkins. 718 more words


They Died with Their Boots On: a western faithful to its genre

Epic and spectacular, They Died with Their Boots On can be considered as one of the best Westerns of the 1940s, a period of revival of the genre. 826 more words


The Dark Mirror (1946)

Director – Richard Siodmak

Starring – Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres


When a man is murdered there is one suspect.  Unfortunately it turns out she has a twin, so it’s a bit of a job working out which is the guilty one.


How low am I, thou painted maypole?

Jean Muir and Olivia de Havilland as Helena and Hermia at each other’s throat in Reinhardt & Dieterle’s 1935 A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

On the right, eavesdropping, is Mickey Rooney’s Puck. 80 more words


Michael Curtiz: The Adventures of Robin Hood

At some level, we must concede that Michael Curtiz was more of a filmmaker of efficient craftmaking than superlative artistic ambition; this sense of getting-the-job-done pervades even his masterpiece, Casablanca, but gosh darn it, well-oiled-machine filmmaking has never been more delectable than Michael Curtiz filmmaking. 1,345 more words


Michael Curtiz: Captain Blood

Analyzing the work of an Old Hollywood stalwart is no easy task. All the prime candidates have been written about to death; who, in all my majesty and knowledge, can I actually tackle without self-repetition? 1,911 more words


The Heiress (1949) Review

Helmed by director William Wyler, The Heiress was originally a play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz based on Henry James’ Washington Square.

Set in 1850’s New York, It opens with our introduction to Catherine Sloper (Olivia de Havilland) and the people in the Sloper household.It is here we see her as the plain, shy woman who is undesirable to men. 489 more words

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