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Care, Compassion and Craft: Into the Pit

Care, Compassion and Craft: Into the Pit

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 27th 2019

The path from bestselling book to the big screen was, like its title, serpentine, but The Snake Pit (1948) nonetheless emerged as a rare Hollywood product that combined a sincerely crafted exploration

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Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part Three

Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part Three

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 26th 2017

Running 65 years ago today in The New York Times, Bosley Crowther’s affirmative-with-mild-reservations review of the newly opened screen adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s romantic period thriller My

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Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part Two

Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part Two

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 25th 2017

Mystery and romance from the pen of a popular author, headlined by a prized actress absent from the screen for three years paired with a promising actor imported from England, comprised the glisten

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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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Not So Hushed

Not So Hushed

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 9th 2017

Schools are still on their summer break, Congress and the President are each taking time off and at this time in 1964, a movie involving major Hollywood stars and top behind-the-camera talent was s

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