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Birthday Triple Threat

Birthday Triple Threat

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 4th 2018

Most movies often deepen their texture – or if you will, their character – from the compelling character actors they employ. Three of the best share a birthday today, as well as the touch of class the

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How This Garden Has Grown

How This Garden Has Grown

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 10th 2017

When it rode into New York moviehouses 63 years ago yesterday, director Henry Hathaway’s brooding and scenically breathtaking Cinemascope and Technicolor Western Garden of Evil (1954), renamed from

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Hell and High Fuller

Hell and High Fuller

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 4th 2017

In his tough-talking posthumously published 2002 memoir A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking, even as he confessed Hell and High Water (1954) was his least favorite film (“It’

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Bob and Sam Get Real

Bob and Sam Get Real

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 13th 2017

On what would have been the 98th birthday of enduring favorite Robert Stack (1919-2003), it’s interesting to note that both he and director Samuel Fuller both chronicle vivid and identical memories

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