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Cowboys and Kings

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2019

On today’s birthday of San Francisco native Delmer Daves (1904-1977), we celebrate two Twilight Time Daves-directed entries from 60 years ago, both startlingly adult and somewhat undervalued in the fi

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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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Fantastic Ford

Fantastic Ford

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 21st 2017

The enduring star saluted in Turner Classic Movies’ day-long Summer Under the Stars tribute tomorrow is the great Glenn Ford, whose filmography could certainly and entertainingly extend well beyond

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The Ethical Romantic Goes Forth

The Ethical Romantic Goes Forth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 28th 2017

Delmer Daves’s considerable moviemaking reputation is most visible in the writing and/or direction of marvelously well characterized Westerns of the 1950s (Broken Arrow, Jubal, 3:10 to Yuma, The Han

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Saluting the Anti-Star

Saluting the Anti-Star

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 1st 2017

On September 1, 2006, long-time Hollywood columnist Bob Thomas wrote in the Los Angeles Times of a beloved Canadian-born but dyed-in-the-wool American actor who died just two days prior: “He never

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