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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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Hayward Hits 100

Hayward Hits 100

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 30th 2017

In marking today’s centenary of the birth of a singular and enduring Hollywood star from Brooklyn who was a potent box-office favorite in the 1950s after steadily building a career through persevera

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What Hayward Wanted

What Hayward Wanted

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 3rd 2016

“Susan Hayward was a trouper who never saw any reason to do anything other than sock it to us,” film historian David Thomson wrote in The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. “It is a credit to her

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Susan Obsessed

Susan Obsessed

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 27th 2016

The Snow Birch was the bucolic title of a 1958 novel by Canadian theatrical actor/director John Mantley – later to thrive as a producer/scribe for such series as Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke and How t

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