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Jerry's Moviemaking Run

Jerry's Moviemaking Run

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 15th 2017

Marking today’s 106th birthday of studio executive/screenwriter/producer Jerry Wald (1911-1962), one asks: “What made Jerry Wald run?” Across 30 years of remarkable stints at four Hollywood studios

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Maureen's Men

Maureen's Men

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 17th 2017

One of the Emerald Isle’s most beloved gifts to Hollywood movies, Maureen O’Hara (1920-2015), who would have marked her 97th birthday today, was rather undervalued through the decades among assesso

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Nunnally's Vacation

Nunnally's Vacation

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 16th 2016

Frequent Saturday Evening Post contributor Edward Streeter (1891-1976) is best remembered for writing the source novel that became the hit movie Father of the Bride (both 1950 and 1991). He was hel

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Mirror Images of Fatherland / Memories of Maureen

Mirror Images of Fatherland / Memories of Maureen

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 26th 2015

Directed by Ken Loach (Land and Freedom, Jimmy’s Hall) and written by Trevor Griffiths (Comedians, Reds), Fatherland (1986), shown in the U.S. as Singing the Blues in Red, is a cinematic hall of mir

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Jimmy Stewart, Laramie and Beyond

Jimmy Stewart, Laramie and Beyond

Posted by Twilight Time on Aug 31st 2015

Happy 60th Anniversary of the premiere of The Man from Laramie, whose Twilight Time Blu-ray celebrates the Anthony Mann/James Stewart classic in all its widescreen CinemaScope glory for the first time

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