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Like Cimarron in South Africa

Like Cimarron in South Africa

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 24th 2018

There’s no question that the romance-driven, continent-spanning Cinemascope action epic Untamed (1955) was certainly the biggest Hollywood sound-era studio movie bearing that moniker. The turbulent ch

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Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part Two

Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part Two

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 25th 2017

Mystery and romance from the pen of a popular author, headlined by a prized actress absent from the screen for three years paired with a promising actor imported from England, comprised the glisten

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Mister Logan Bridges Cultures

Mister Logan Bridges Cultures

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 5th 2017

Pacific-centric theater proved a boon to Joshua Logan (1908-1988), born 109 years ago today. He’d already staged 13 Broadway productions (including the original iterations of On Borrowed Time, Morn

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A November to Remember

A November to Remember

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 15th 2017

Twilight Time’s tremendous five-film November 1080p hi-def Blu-ray lineup is one for this small but sturdy label’s record books in diversity and geography: two fabled dramas set in Japan, two sweet

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Peyton Placement

Peyton Placement

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 2nd 2017

“Peyton Place was one of the best-selling novels of all time and no one thought it could be made into a decent movie. The subject matter was so steamy it was feared that it might be truncated and d

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