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ROBERT MITCHUM IN 'THE WRATH OF GOD' WITH KEN HUTCHISON

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Title: The Wrath of God Year: 1972 Rating: *** British actor Ken Hutchison , from intimidating Dustin Hoffman in STRAW DOGS to beating up GA...

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BRITISH FILM NOIR 'SPIN A DARK WEB' ORIGINALLY 'SOHO INCIDENT'

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Title: SPIN A DARK WEB Year: 1956 Rating: *** A sort of British version of 711 OCEAN DRIVE has a young naïve tech expert hired to wire up a ...

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PETER STRAUSS VS WILLIAM SMITH 'RICH MAN, POOR MAN BOOK II'

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Title: RICH MAN, POOR MAN BOOK II Year: 1976-1977 Rating: **** While RICH MAN, POOR MAN BOOK II is no RICH MAN, POOR MAN being impossible t...

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JACQUES TOURNEUR'S 'THE FEARMAKERS' WITH DANA ANDREWS

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Title: The Fearmakers Year: 1958 Rating: **** THE FEARMAKERS is Dana Andrews ' peak as a dramatic lead, and, circa 1958, is one of the l...

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DANA ANDREWS IN 'SPY IN YOUR EYE' WITH GASTON MOSCHIN

DANA ANDREWS IN 'SPY IN YOUR EYE' WITH GASTON MOSCHIN DANA ANDREWS IN 'SPY IN YOUR EYE' WITH GASTON MOSCHIN

Dana Andrews in Spy in your Eye Year: 1965 Rates: *** Of eight movies DANA ANDREWS appeared in from 1965, the unknown SPY IN YOUR EYE aka B...

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DANA ANDREWS IN FRITZ LANG'S 'BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT'

DANA ANDREWS IN FRITZ LANG'S 'BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT' DANA ANDREWS IN FRITZ LANG'S 'BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT'

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Year: 1956 Rating: *** Frtiz Lang, whose early German movies influenced American Film Noir, made one of the greate...

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DANA ANDREWS AND BETTY HUTTON FLING IN 'SPRING REUNION'

DANA ANDREWS AND BETTY HUTTON FLING IN 'SPRING REUNION' DANA ANDREWS AND BETTY HUTTON FLING IN 'SPRING REUNION'

Dana Andrews & Betty Hutton Year: 1957 Rates: ***1/2 By the middle of the 1950's, Dana Andrews had swung full circle, back to playin...

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GASTON MOSCHIN IN 'CALIBER 9' ORIGINALLY 'MILANO CALIBRO 9'

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Caliber 9 Year: 1972 Rating: **** Gravelly-voiced, physically-imposing Italian actor Gastone Moschin made the greatest villain in THE GODFAT...

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ORSON WELLES AND EDWARD G. ROBINSON IN 'THE STRANGER'

ORSON WELLES AND EDWARD G. ROBINSON IN 'THE STRANGER' ORSON WELLES AND EDWARD G. ROBINSON IN 'THE STRANGER'

Title: The Stranger Year: 1946 Rating: **** Orson Welles plays an edgy and intense but, on the surface, affable, intellectual, quote-spoutin...

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ROD TAYLOR LITERALLY VS WILLIAM SMITH IN 'DARKER THAN AMBER'

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Book Cover Darker than Amber Year: 1970 Rates: *** "And speaking of that... What about that?" is some of the clunky dialogue in Ro...

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BLASTING THROUGH THE URBAN FILM NOIR THRILLER 'THE SNIPER'

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The Sniper with Arthur Franz Year: 1952 Rates: ***1/2 Most of this film, centering on THE SNIPER sniping female targets, is wonderfully ex...

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CHARLES GRODIN AND FARRAH FAWCETT BASKING IN 'SUNBURN'

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Sunburn poster resembling Killer Fish circa 1979 Rates: ** Around the time Farrah Fawcett and husband Lee Majors produced his KILLER FISH...

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FARRAH FAWCETT SERVES AIRLINE MYSTERY 'MURDER ON FLIGHT 502'

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Farrah Fawcett in Murder on Flight 502 Rating: **** Different than most airline disaster flicks in that a gun's drawn literally minutes ...

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JAMES GARNER AS ABEL MARSH IN 'THEY ONLY KILL THEIR MASTERS'

JAMES GARNER AS ABEL MARSH IN 'THEY ONLY KILL THEIR MASTERS' JAMES GARNER AS ABEL MARSH IN 'THEY ONLY KILL THEIR MASTERS'

Poster Artwork with Doberman Year: 1972 Rates: *** One of the first vehicles of the 1970's catering to the 1970's Doberman craze; al...

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HAWN AND GRODIN CHASE NEIL SIMON'S 'SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES'

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VideoDisc for Seems like Old TImes Year; 1980 Rates: **** While the Hitchcock-style Goldie Hawn romp FOUL PLAY got the critical accolades, w...

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STEVE MARTIN IS 'THE LONELY GUY' WITH (RIP) CHARLES GRODIN

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Charles Grodin goes Galactica Year: 1984 Rates: ***1/2 Posted in memory of Charles Grodin is this summary of THE LONELY GUY that, if based o...

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ZACK SNYDER'S ZOMBIES IN VEGAS FLICK 'ARMY OF THE DEAD'

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Army of the Dead Year: 2021 Rates: ** It's no secret Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THE DEAD has a Zombie Tiger. But the funny part is that, ...

LARAINE STEPHENS HEADS THE 'DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS'

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Lauren Tewes & Laraine Stephens Year: 1979 Rates: *** An exploitation propaganda for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders as they're inve...

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DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN COVER 'ASSIGNMENT: PARIS'

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Märta Torén in Assignment: Paris Year: 1952 Rates: ***1/2 George Saunders, the classy Brit who all but stole Alfred Hitchcock's FOREIGN ...

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DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN RULING 'SWORD IN THE DESERT'

DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN RULING 'SWORD IN THE DESERT' DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN RULING 'SWORD IN THE DESERT'

Sword in the Desert Year: 1949 Rating: ***1/2 Although approved by the British Film Board, SWORD IN THE DESERT was banned in England, and it...

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WARREN BEATTY IN ALAN J. PAKULA'S 'THE PARALLAX VIEW'

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Warren Beatty in THE PARALLAX VIEW 1974 Rates: **** ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN director Alan J. Pakula's THE PARALLAX VIEW has a doomed...

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RICHARD RUST STEALS SAMUEL FULLER'S 'UNDERWORLD U.S.A.'

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Rust & Robertson in the USA Year: 1961 Rates: ***1/2 This gritty Samuel Fuller Post-Noir has a teenage hood trained by his hoodlum fath...

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BILL ELLIOTT IN 'CHAIN OF EVIDENCE' WITH TIMOTHY CAREY

BILL ELLIOTT IN 'CHAIN OF EVIDENCE' WITH TIMOTHY CAREY BILL ELLIOTT IN 'CHAIN OF EVIDENCE' WITH TIMOTHY CAREY

Bill Elliott in Chain of Evidence Year: 1957 Rating: ***1/2 The low-budget, room-to-room, television-like direction aside, CHAIN OF EVIDENCE...

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RALPH MEEKER AND MARLA ENGLISH IN 'DESERT SANDS'

RALPH MEEKER AND MARLA ENGLISH IN 'DESERT SANDS' RALPH MEEKER AND MARLA ENGLISH IN 'DESERT SANDS'

Marla English in DESERT SANDS Year: 1955 Rating: **** A kind of ZULU one decade earlier, b-movie company Bel Air made this Foreign Legion ad...

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MARY MITCHEL & RAQUEL WELCH DIGGING 'A SWINGIN' SUMMER'