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Birthday Triple Threat

Birthday Triple Threat

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 4th 2018

Most movies often deepen their texture – or if you will, their character – from the compelling character actors they employ. Three of the best share a birthday today, as well as the touch of class the

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Making the Garden Grand

Making the Garden Grand

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 9th 2018

When patrons filed into Manhattan’s 5,920-seat Roxy Theater to watch the new Garden of Evil (1954) 64 years today, they were prepared to enjoy several familiar and reliable elements. Stars Gary Cooper

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Melody Masters

Melody Masters

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 29th 2018

Memorable movie music is baked into the Twilight Time DNA, so today’s birthday convergence of four mighty maestros is duly and worthily noted…and notated.Equipped with a deep background as an opera co

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Hathaway's Way

Hathaway's Way

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 13th 2018

In the introduction to his 2016 biography on one of film history’s most respected and facile journeyman directors, Howard N. Pomainville asserts: “To understand Henry Hathaway [1898-1985], one shou

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How This Garden Has Grown

How This Garden Has Grown

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 10th 2017

When it rode into New York moviehouses 63 years ago yesterday, director Henry Hathaway’s brooding and scenically breathtaking Cinemascope and Technicolor Western Garden of Evil (1954), renamed from

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