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Pairs of Dreamers

Pairs of Dreamers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 29th 2019

Melvin Dummar and Howard Hughes were very real people who may have shared a very real encounter in a Nevada desert, and though the reclusive aviation pioneer/movie studio head/billionaire entrepreneur

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An Inauspicious Start to a Poisonous Triumph

An Inauspicious Start to a Poisonous Triumph

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 24th 2018

“What brought a nice young kid like Sue Ann to a shocking moment like this?” proclaimed the ads featuring an aroused young woman firing a pistol and heralding the opening of “a crazy, mixed-up love st

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Poisonous Path

Poisonous Path

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 19th 2017

Its two attractive star leads had commercial and critical cachet, its writer and director were considered rising talents to watch and its executive producer’s most recent credit was a Best Picture

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Personal to Private to Killer

Personal to Private to Killer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 16th 2016

Opening in New York 41 years ago tomorrow, director Sam Peckinpah’s The Killer Elite (1975) – prescient in its themes of moral corruption and malevolent unlawful activity in high places during that

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Black Comedy Mother Lode

Black Comedy Mother Lode

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 17th 2016

For over 50 years, Beverly Garland (1926-2008), born 90 years ago today, was a memorable go-to mother for many a TV series, from The Bing Crosby Show and My Three Sons to Scarecrow and Mrs. King an

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