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The Mighty Month of May

The Mighty Month of May

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2019

Rebels with and without causes, badlands outlaws and enforcers at odds, and wartime collaborators and conspirators sailing toward a flashpoint: the four Twilight Time Blu-ray titles for May burn white

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Opportunity Bothers to Knock

Opportunity Bothers to Knock

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 17th 2018

Quite a stage and screen career lay ahead for the recent American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate born 87 years ago today. By the end of 1951 the Bronx-born actress had tallied appearances in severa

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Making the Garden Grand

Making the Garden Grand

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 9th 2018

When patrons filed into Manhattan’s 5,920-seat Roxy Theater to watch the new Garden of Evil (1954) 64 years today, they were prepared to enjoy several familiar and reliable elements. Stars Gary Cooper

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Hathaway's Way

Hathaway's Way

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 13th 2018

In the introduction to his 2016 biography on one of film history’s most respected and facile journeyman directors, Howard N. Pomainville asserts: “To understand Henry Hathaway [1898-1985], one shou

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Heartstopping Heartbreak

Heartstopping Heartbreak

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 27th 2018

Made early in her blazing movie career before the full range of her comedic and dramatic gifts were fully explored, it’s intriguing to note that many later reappraisals of the Marilyn Monroe thrill

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