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Cowboys and Kings

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2019

On today’s birthday of San Francisco native Delmer Daves (1904-1977), we celebrate two Twilight Time Daves-directed entries from 60 years ago, both startlingly adult and somewhat undervalued in the fi

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Alice Out of a Cannon

Alice Out of a Cannon

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 4th 2018

As she turns 81 today, the vivacious Dyan Cannon – in addition to her credentials as a writer/producer/director and singer/songwriter – is perhaps best known as a gifted actress with a glorious gif

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January's Relationship Roundup

January's Relationship Roundup

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 17th 2017

The New Year’s arrival is always greeted with personal resolutions aimed at self-improvement, whether they concern weight control, fortifying one’s health, bonding more solidly with spouses and lov

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The Ethical Romantic Goes Forth

The Ethical Romantic Goes Forth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 28th 2017

Delmer Daves’s considerable moviemaking reputation is most visible in the writing and/or direction of marvelously well characterized Westerns of the 1950s (Broken Arrow, Jubal, 3:10 to Yuma, The Han

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Stars in Brown's Crown: Kings Go Forth

Stars in Brown's Crown: Kings Go Forth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 6th 2015

Three very fine and very different movies – Stars in My Crown (1950), Paper Moon (1973) and Kings Go Forth (1958) – share the same literary lineage: all are based on works by Alabama-born novelist

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