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Helping Hands on a Rough Trail

Helping Hands on a Rough Trail

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 19th 2018

Sixty years ago today, the final entry in the terrific trilogy of late-1950s Westerns made by director Delmer Daves and star Glenn Ford rode into New York theaters, following in the hoof prints of

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Evil Incarnate

Evil Incarnate

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 28th 2017

When it premiered 70 years ago yesterday in New York, Kiss of Death (1947) could have just registered as an assembly-line studio noir from a craftsmanlike director (Henry Hathaway) and smartly attu

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Kiss of Reality

Kiss of Reality

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 25th 2017

Kiss of Death (1947) is “a hard-hitting, often frightening crime drama from the [Ben] Hecht – [Charles] Lederer typewriter [that] has the look and feel of a real police lineup. It pulls no punches

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Saddle Up with Lemmon

Saddle Up with Lemmon

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 20th 2016

Jack Lemmon has always been considered an “everyman” actor, accessible, identifiable and pretty much always indelible. He excelled in comedies (particularly with good friend Billy Wilder), serious

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