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Opportunity Bothers to Knock

Opportunity Bothers to Knock

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 17th 2018

Quite a stage and screen career lay ahead for the recent American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate born 87 years ago today. By the end of 1951 the Bronx-born actress had tallied appearances in severa

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Two for the Long Haul

Two for the Long Haul

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 13th 2018

Elaine May, the comedienne/actress/screenwriter/director who turns 86 next weekend, made news this week when it was announced she will co-star this fall in a Broadway revival of Manchester by the S

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Poisonous Path

Poisonous Path

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 19th 2017

Its two attractive star leads had commercial and critical cachet, its writer and director were considered rising talents to watch and its executive producer’s most recent credit was a Best Picture

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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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Cinematic Ecstasy Lost and Rediscovered

Cinematic Ecstasy Lost and Rediscovered

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 22nd 2017

There are movies that are lean and focused, executed with purpose and precision and shaped to relate its story and values with the goal of guiding their audiences toward a predetermined response. O

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