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Like Cimarron in South Africa

Like Cimarron in South Africa

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 24th 2018

There’s no question that the romance-driven, continent-spanning Cinemascope action epic Untamed (1955) was certainly the biggest Hollywood sound-era studio movie bearing that moniker. The turbulent ch

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January's Larks, Loves and Legends

January's Larks, Loves and Legends

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 29th 2018

Ringing in the New Year from Twilight Time are two tantalizing “new” reasons to rejoice this coming January. One is a painstaking and remarkable restoration of a larkish John Huston/Humphrey Bogart co

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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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Johnny Be Thankful

Johnny Be Thankful

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 23rd 2017

Among the blessings evoking expressions of gratitude this Thanksgiving Day, one to add to the list is appreciation of the legacy of the legendary Johnny Mandel, marking his 92nd birthday today. A co

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