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Meet the Parents, 50 Years Apart

Meet the Parents, 50 Years Apart

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 12th 2017

Times change, stories evolve, traditions are shaken and perhaps shattered, relevant commentaries are made on the times we live in. Take the framing device of an independent-minded white girl bringi

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Eddie Feels like 30 Again and Tries It Spence's Way

Eddie Feels like 30 Again and Tries It Spence's Way

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 4th 2017

Born 109 years ago today, Edward Dmytryk (1908-1999) had risen through the ranks of skilled studio directors via some attention-grabbing B-pictures like Hitler’s Children; superior films noir Murder

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The Prides of March

The Prides of March

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 31st 2017

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, 120 years ago today, Fred Bickel – professional name Fredric March (1897-1975) – “is a good instance of the durable leading man, much relied upon by major studios, but ne

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Mother's Birthday Wishes

Mother's Birthday Wishes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 12th 2017

The cusp of Mother’s Day weekend also brings the confluence of today marking the birthday of three gifted ladies who played mothers memorably coping with difficult homestead situations in a trio of

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Widmark's Wide Mark

Widmark's Wide Mark

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 26th 2016

Born the day after Christmas 102 years ago, Richard Widmark (1914-2008) was considered reliable, pliable, tough and plain-spoken among Hollywood leading men, pitching woo, exuding menace, riding the

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