Classic Movie 2019

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Third Man (1949)

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard Director: Carol Reed Penned by Graham Greene, The Third Man is the story of a fiction writer (Cotton) who heads to Postwar Vienna to work with an old friend. But when he arrives, Harry Lime (Welles) is dead, and under very suspicious circumstances. As he starts… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Third Man (1949)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Starring: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotton, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead Director: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck Adapted from the well known book by Booth Tarkington, a man Orson Welles claimed to know during his childhood, the film is often noted to have a certain parallel to the directors life. It's the story of the Amberson… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane Director: Orson Welles Michael O'Hara (Welles, with a dinky Irish accent) is a cynical seaman who helps out a beautiful ice blonde in distress one night (Hayworth), as he takes her home to safety, she offers him a job on board her husbands yacht, and a strange game… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

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Biography Of The Month: Orson Welles

As you may know, this year I set the goal of reading one biography per month, and this month goes to Orson Welles, actor, director, writer and wunderkind, 1915 - 1985. The biography is Rosebud by David Thomson.  Where does one even begin to talk about Orson Welles? He's a huge figure on the landscape… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Orson Welles

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Touch Of Evil (1958)

Starring: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh Director: Orson Welles A late era Film Noir from the master director Orson Welles. A Mexican Narcotics officer Vargas (Heston) finds his honeymoon interrupted when a bomb goes off in a car on the Mexican border, and he suspects that there might be more to the case. He… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Touch Of Evil (1958)