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September 25th, 2016

dfordoom @ 10:26 pm: Secret Mission (1942)
Secret Mission is a 1942 British wartime spy thriller. It features a good cast but it has a few problems.

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September 24th, 2016

allisontooey @ 11:26 pm: Chalk it up to uncertain screenwriters
I've posted a review of Paul Newman's The Hustler over at my journal.



Review here: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/147228.html

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September 18th, 2016

allisontooey @ 05:58 pm: All at C
I've posted a review of the crime/noir movie C-Man over at my journal.



Review here: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/146815.html

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dfordoom @ 05:23 pm: Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)
Director Ken Annakin had scored a major hit in 1965 with the delightful comedy/adventure romp Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (originally titled Monte Carlo or Bust!) was a kind of belated follow-up and follows the same formula, albeit not quite so successfully. This time Annakin acted as both producer and director and once again he and Jack Davies co-wrote the screenplay.

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September 14th, 2016

allisontooey @ 11:40 pm: It may not be the original source, but it certainly produced quite the pedigree...
I've posted a review of Peyton Place over at my journal.



Review here: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/146434.html

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September 13th, 2016

seldonp38 @ 07:06 am: "OTHER MEN'S WOMEN" (1931) Review



"OTHER MEN'S WOMEN" (1931) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of the 1931 drama, "OTHER MEN'S WOMEN". Directed by William Wellman, the movie starred Grant Withers, Mary Astor and Regis Toomey.

dfordoom @ 06:39 pm: Dead Lucky (1960)
Dead Lucky is a 1960 British crime B-movie. British B-movies of this era, made on meagre budgets, are often surprisingly excellent. Unfortunately Dead Lucky is far from excellent - in fact it misses the target rather badly.

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September 7th, 2016

allisontooey @ 05:25 pm: The "Gold Diggers" of the title probably aren't who you expect...
I've posted a review of Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers of 1937 over at my journal.



Review here: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/146127.html

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September 6th, 2016

seldonp38 @ 05:09 pm: "BAND OF ANGELS" (1957) Photo Gallery
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"BAND OF ANGELS" (1957) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "BAND OF ANGELS", the 1957 adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's 1955 novel. Directed by Raoul Walsh, the movie starred Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo and Sidney Poitier.

September 4th, 2016

dfordoom @ 06:30 pm: The Terror (1938)
Few authors have had more films adapted from their work than Edgar Wallace. As late as the 1960s, thirty years after his death, Wallace adaptations were still extremely common and extremely popular. The Terror, based on one of his plays, is a lively 1938 British production that owes something (in fact quite a lot) to the Old Dark House genre so popular at the time.

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