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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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Désirée’s Alluring Charms

Désirée’s Alluring Charms

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 15th 2016

Despite reviews of the Annemarie Selinko source novel by several book reviewers touting it as one of the most dazzling exercises in historical fiction since Gone with the Wind, the movie of Désirée

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Raining Hoopla

Raining Hoopla

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 16th 2015

Passionate love in the face of natural disasters always makes for great ad copy. From the studio that gave us In Old Chicago (1937), The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974) co

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