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A Grand Hotel on a Cargo Ship

A Grand Hotel on a Cargo Ship

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 22nd 2019

The teaming of two powerful screen presences, Marlon Brando and Yul Brynner, in a World War II-era thriller might at first glance promise a cataclysmic action epic, but the cryptically-titled Morituri

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Ready to Ride Again

Ready to Ride Again

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 15th 2019

Welcome to the outlaw territory of movie remakes, where a later version of an all-time classic virtually never gets the love and respect accorded the original iteration. Such a fate befell the combina

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The Post-Tombstone Truth

The Post-Tombstone Truth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 29th 2017

The October 26, 1881 Tombstone, Arizona, confrontation between the Earps and the Clantons and each side’s various allies continued to interest John Sturges in the decade after he directed the power

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September Throng

September Throng

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 19th 2017

Western gems (including one in 3D and two co-starring the formidable Robert Ryan), Woody-flavored chamber drama and Widescreen Early Cinemascope adventure earmark Twilight Time’s September lineup o

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A Loner's Toughest Case

A Loner's Toughest Case

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 29th 2017

This “adult look at a police detective” was going to be tough, all right. And its star and producing influence, the powerhouse known as Frank Sinatra, saw to that. Despite critical brickbats, The D

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