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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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Evil Incarnate

Evil Incarnate

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 28th 2017

When it premiered 70 years ago yesterday in New York, Kiss of Death (1947) could have just registered as an assembly-line studio noir from a craftsmanlike director (Henry Hathaway) and smartly attu

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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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Hayward Hits 100

Hayward Hits 100

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 30th 2017

In marking today’s centenary of the birth of a singular and enduring Hollywood star from Brooklyn who was a potent box-office favorite in the 1950s after steadily building a career through persevera

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April Remakes

April Remakes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 7th 2017

Going in Style, opening in theaters nationwide today, is part of a long Hollywood tradition of remakes whose material is “refreshed” and “restyled” with a later generation of actors and its plot ab

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