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John, Bill and Their Abiding Concerns

John, Bill and Their Abiding Concerns

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 3rd 2018

For two names in cinematic history sharing today as a birthday, stories they portrayed to popular effect made a sufficiently profound impact that compelled both to revisit them, one on screen, the

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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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Birthday Bad Boy Holliman

Birthday Bad Boy Holliman

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 9th 2016

Veteran actor, animal rights activist and gentleman raconteur Earl Holliman celebrates his 88th birthday this Sunday, and his astonishing 47-year movie and TV acting career remains a marvel. Sixty

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Too Violent?

Too Violent?

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 11th 2016

When Violent Saturday (1955) opened in New York this day 61 years ago, The New York Times’ venerable critic Bosley Crowther just didn’t get with the program. Pronouncing it an “unedifying spectacle

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