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Three Faces of Hope

Three Faces of Hope

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 28th 2017

Three heartrending performances as tough but tender women who struggle to make the best of their sometimes dire, always challenging circumstances, all coming from the pages of impactful, top-selling

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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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A Soldiers' Epic

A Soldiers' Epic

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 6th 2017

On this date of World War II D-Day invasion remembrance, one can also recall that fighting forces who distinguish themselves in fierce in bloody conflict in theaters of war are made up of individua

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Lining Up Lions

Lining Up Lions

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 31st 2017

When the film version of Irwin Shaw’s powerful bestseller The Young Lions (1958), about the turbulent lives and fateful intersection of one German and two American GIs in World War II, premiered 59

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Dean's Dramatic Year

Dean's Dramatic Year

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 7th 2016

The year 1958 was a turning point for Dean Martin (1917-1995), born 99 years ago today. Severed from his comedic partner Jerry Lewis after 10 years as a dominant box-office team and enjoying some re

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