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Title: THE GHOST SHIP Year: 1943 Rating: ***1/2 A darkly atmospheric Val Lewton production using RKO's fog-shrouded KING KONG ship (lite...

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DIRECTOR MIKE HODGES BEATS MICHAEL CAINE TO A BREEZY 'PULP'

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MIKE HODGES DIRECTS A KILLER MICHAEL CAINE IN 'GET CARTER'

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MICHAEL CAINE IN THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF 'THE ITALIAN JOB'

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ANTS MARCH ON MELODRMA IN BYRON HASKIN'S 'THE NAKED JUNGLE'

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BYRON HASKIN DIRECTS A VENGEFUL EDMOND O'BRIEN IN 'WARPATH'

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Title: WARPATH Year: 1951 Rating: ***1/2 An epitome of a filler b-Western that still looks pretty grand with all the epic outdoor shots, spe...

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TOASTING NEW YEARS WITH NEW YEARS PARTY FLICK 'GET CRAZY'

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Title: GET CRAZY Year: 1983 Rating: ***1/2 The "Stoned Out " device from EASY RIDER to BREAKFAST CLUB overdoses in Alan Arkush...

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DANA ANDREWS & JEANNE CRAIN RETURN FOR 'MADISON AVENUE'

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OLIVER REED DOES ITALIAN CRIME IN 'REVOLVER' W/ FABIO TESTI

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GLOSSING OVER 'BLOODTIDE' AKA 'DEMON ISLAND' AKA 'BLOOD TIDE'

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DECEMBER 7TH POST OF RICHARD FLEISCHER'S 'TORA! TORA! TORA!'

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Title: Tora! Tora! Tora! Year: 1970 Rating: **** American director/producer Richard Fleischer mans only half of TORA! TORA! TORA! centering ...

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DONALD SUTHERLAND & JULIE CHRISTIE IN 'DON'T LOOK NOW'

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JOANNA GOING AND REBECCA STAAB IN A NEWER 'DARK SHADOWS'

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ANTON DIFFRING WITH ERIKA REMBERG IN 'CIRCUS OF HORRORS'

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SIAN BARBARA ALLEN IN THE TV-HORROR 'SCREAM, PRETTY PEGGY'

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JOHN CARPENTER'S UNDERRATED GHOST STORY OF 'THE FOG'

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JOHN AGAR AND JUNE KENNEY IN 'ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE'

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MAURY DEXTER WESTERN 'THE PURPLE HILLS' WITH KENT TAYLOR

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STEVE MCQUEEN'S FINAL LIFETIME BOUNTY FOR 'THE HUNTER'

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PETER YATES GIVES MORE THAN CHASE IN THE CLASSIC 'BULLITT'