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50 Years of War at Its Dirtiest

50 Years of War at Its Dirtiest

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 19th 2019

Its working title was Written on the Sand, referring to its North African Sahara Desert setting, but as it was going to evolve into a brawny, brazenly cynical adventure about a World War II cadre of s

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Dexterous Soldiering

Dexterous Soldiering

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 2nd 2018

Theater and opera director John Dexter (1925-1990), born 93 years ago today, created spellbinding worlds on stage, with his Tony®-winning efforts on the unforgettable original Broadway productions of

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The Dirty Truth

The Dirty Truth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 22nd 2017

When he was persuaded by producer Harry Saltzman to take over direction of the nihilistic World War II North Africa campaign action saga Play Dirty (1969) from original assignee René Clemént, the

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The Troops of October

The Troops of October

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 17th 2017

Swashbucklers, cutthroats, soldiers of fortune and Western revisionism are present in spades in Twilight Time’s mighty four-film October package delivery. The roughneck roster includes Tyrone Power

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