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Production Support

Production Support

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 24th 2017

“This is immodest, but I think Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) is one of the better Western spoofs ever made.” The film’s star James Garner (1928-2014) made that gentlemanly assertion in his 201

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The Andrews Enigma

The Andrews Enigma

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 2nd 2017

Welcome to 2017. The year just passed would likely not earn glowing reviews for its performance, and during his lifetime of sturdy and compelling characterizations, the quietly great Dana Andrews (

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Summer Starbursts: Baxter and Edwards

Summer Starbursts: Baxter and Edwards

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 16th 2016

August marks the cherished annual Turner Classic Movies month-long institution “Summer Under the Stars,” with each 24-hour day populated by films featuring one actor or actress, ranging from panthe

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Best Supporting Bowers

Best Supporting Bowers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 18th 2016

Born 100 years ago yesterday, William Bowers (1916-1987) started out as a journalist but his reporter’s skills for generating a good story led him to Hollywood, where he worked as a scenarist/scree

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Sense and Sensibility and Swamps

Sense and Sensibility and Swamps

Posted by Mike Fnnegan on Oct 23rd 2015

Twenty years ago, Jane Austen was an in-demand scribe indeed. The six-hour BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth as Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, pre

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