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The Prides of March

The Prides of March

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 31st 2017

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, 120 years ago today, Fred Bickel – professional name Fredric March (1897-1975) – “is a good instance of the durable leading man, much relied upon by major studios, but ne

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Rossen's Great Quest

Rossen's Great Quest

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 28th 2017

Midway through the 12 years between his two best-loved and Oscar®-honored studies of driven men rising to and falling from the top of the heap – All the King’s Men (1949, available on Twilight Time

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Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2017

The last of Paul Newman’s three iconic mid-1960s “H” roles that started with Hud (1963) and continued with Harper (1966) took moviegoers on a tense and absorbing ride that opened 50 years ago today

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A Windfall of Words, Thoughts and Connections

A Windfall of Words, Thoughts and Connections

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 12th 2016

When Leslie Uggams’ piercing rendition of Old Time Religion rang out on the soundtrack during the opening credits of Inherit the Wind (1960) on its opening in New York 56 years ago today, it would

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Dreaming of Gene and Barbara

Dreaming of Gene and Barbara

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 24th 2016

Genies bestowing their magic on us mere mortals marked birthdays yesterday, each gracing a pair of memorable movies in the Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray registry. Born 104 years ago, dancer/choreogra

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