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Classic Movie Of The Week: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

Starring: Jane Powell, Howard Keel Director: Stanley Donen When is it OK to kidnap a bunch of women from the nearest town and keep them captive for the Winter until they love you? In a lively musical, of course. Well, actually it's never OK. Click below for my review of this odd but toe tapping… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Peyton Place (1956)

Starring: Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips, Director: Mark Robson Based on Grace Metalious dark and controversial expose of American life and culture, this book caused huge furor in it's day. The film was a huge success, and is largely a forgotten soapy phenonemon and cult classic. https://youtu.be/tMNdoQdXnPU

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Artists and Models (1955)

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Eva Gabor, Anita Ekberg Director: Frank Tashlin Rick (Martin) is an artist who lives in an apartment with his friend Eugene (Lewis), who loves comic books and always somehow seems to sabotage the jobs they get. Eugene's comic book reading leads him to have nightmares that Rick turns… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Artists and Models (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Director: Charles Laughton https://youtu.be/sFO_odagSDg Charles Laughton was a well established actor when he took on directing this classic. Sadly, it was the only film that he would direct, and one rich in imagery, religosity and drama. And a plot based on a real like serial killer..... Such a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Strangers On A Train (1951)

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker Director: Alfred Hitchcock https://youtu.be/LJuQapx1gbU Mixing it up, I'm trying out making video reviews as an alternative to written ones. First up, Strangers On A Train, Hitchcocks 1951 classic about a tennis player who is approached on a train by a stanger who proposes they each murder someone for the other,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Strangers On A Train (1951)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)

Starring: Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill Director: Bill Forsyth Ruth and Lucille are two sisters who are sent to live with relatives after their mother commits suicide. Initially left with their grandmother, after she dies their eccentric Aunt Sylvie takes them in, raising them in their ancestral home. But Aunt Sylvie's unusual nature and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man From Laramie (1955)

Starring: James Stewart, Donald Crisp, Arthur Kennedy, Cathy O'Donnell Director: Anthony Mann A stranger comes to Coronado, a small isolated town in Apache country. Will Lockhart (Stewart) brings a wagon of supplies to the Waggoman ranch, where he catches the eye and the heart of Barbara (O'Donell), but falls foul of the ranchers crazy son… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man From Laramie (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame Director: Vincente Minnelli Johnathan Sheilds (Douglas) is a movie producer who has no scruples about using people to make it big. But his behaviour has alienated three people who he now needs to make a career making film. An actress, a writer and a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison Director: Alexander Mackendrick JJ Hunsecker (Lancaster) is a big shot columnist who can make or break careers, and his power has gone to his head. Annoyed that his younger sister (Harrison) who he takes care of, has fallen in love with a jazz singer, he decides to manipulate… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Picture Show (1971)

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Cybill Shepherd Director: Peter Bogdanovich Based on the semi-biographical coming of age novel by Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove and Terms of Endearment, and filmed in black and white, this film is the story of Sonny (Bottoms) and Duane (Bridges). The two teenage boys have grown up… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Picture Show (1971)