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Carol's Cuban Concoction

Carol's Cuban Concoction

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 30th 2018

Born 112 years ago today, the venerable British director Carol Reed (1906-1976) marked his 53rd birthday in noteworthy style with the London world premiere of a distinctively delicious espionage thril

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Our Man of Mayhem and Heehaw

Our Man of Mayhem and Heehaw

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 29th 2018

Fifty-eight years ago this weekend brought the U.S. opening of another anticipated collaboration between writer Graham Greene and director Carol Reed. “Like The Third Man, Our Man in Havana (1959) w

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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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A Voyage Round Bunny Lake

A Voyage Round Bunny Lake

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 21st 2017

Born 94 years ago today, celebrated writer/barrister John Mortimer (1923-2009), beloved for his creations of the incorrigibly unflappable Rumpole of the Bailey and the autobiographical A Voyage Ro

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Third Man Duo's Third Time Out

Third Man Duo's Third Time Out

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 15th 2017

The Fallen Idol (1948) and The Third Man (1949), two collaborations of author Graham Greene and director Carol Reed, were considered excellent in their day and masterworks today. A similar reception

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