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A Grand Hotel on a Cargo Ship

A Grand Hotel on a Cargo Ship

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 22nd 2019

The teaming of two powerful screen presences, Marlon Brando and Yul Brynner, in a World War II-era thriller might at first glance promise a cataclysmic action epic, but the cryptically-titled Morituri

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Heartstopping Heartbreak

Heartstopping Heartbreak

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 27th 2018

Made early in her blazing movie career before the full range of her comedic and dramatic gifts were fully explored, it’s intriguing to note that many later reappraisals of the Marilyn Monroe thrill

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Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 11th 2016

Fifty years after United Artists staged its October 10 world premiere (at New York’s DeMille Theatre off Times Square) of the grandly scaled adaptation of James A. Michener’s historical epic Hawaii

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Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 2nd 2015

“This year…give paradise!” That invitation headlined the ticket-touting newspaper ads Manhattan’s DeMille Theatre ran in December 1966 for their current smash roadshow engagement run of Hawaii, th

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