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LAURA JOHNSON HAUNTS GENA ROWLANDS IN 'OPENING NIGHT'

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year: 1977 pictured here is haunting beauty Laura Johnson A movie with everything. Not only centering on an actress portrayed by direct...

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JOHN GUILLERMIN GROUNDS IRWIN ALLEN'S 'TOWERING INFERNO'

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Year of Destruction: 1974 The mother of disaster films, THE TOWERING INFERNO still holds up... Stars Paul Newman and Steve McQueen… o...

JAMES CAGNEY & VIRGINIA BRUCE SPAR IN 'WINNER TAKE ALL'

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Year of Release: 1932 Director: Roy Del Ruth Definitely one of the oddest boxing movies ever made, and the first time in James Cagney...

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ACTOR/DIRECTOR MARK STEVENS 'ESCAPE FROM HELL ISLAND'

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FROM HELL ISLAND" year: 1963 There's filmmaking, and then there are films that somehow get made but that still don't seem l...

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VINCE EDWARDS NOIR W/ 'MURDER BY CONTRACT' & 'CITY OF FEAR'

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Vince Edwards and Caprice Toriel YEAR of RELEASE: 1958 MURDER BY CONTRACT : Mechanical and metronomic character/case-study of a professi...

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JOHN PAYNE IN THE FILM NOIR 'HIDDEN FEAR' W/ ANNE NEYLAND

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At the jazzy cusp of the Film Noir meter in the year 1957 There's something rotten in Denmark, and as a Film Noir it's more lik...

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YOUNG BURT REYNOLDS TRIPLE COMMAND ON 'RIVERBOAT'

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Burt Reynolds in RIVERBOAT season one circa 1959 The late Burt Reynolds held a fine line between movie star and cult actor... Before...

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GENE NELSON AIMS AT JACK NICHOLSON'S 'THUNDER ISLAND'

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Year of Assignment: 1963 Here's a movie that almost was, and nearly could've been — something pretty good: As one of many low bu...

KELLY BOHANON & CAROLINE HILDEBRAND IN 'IDAHO TRANSFER'

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Kelly Bohanon as Karen Braden in Idaho Transfer circa 1973 Director Peter Fonda went the "minimalist" route in his futuristic ...

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DANA ANDREWS SIXTIES DISASTER FLICK 'CRACK IN THE WORLD'

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Dana Andrews charts a Crack in the World YEAR: 1966 Not really a Mad Scientist but more an impatient one, with a soft yet distinguished...

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JOAN CRAWFORD PLAYS 'DAISY KENYON' WITH DANA ANDREWS

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Joan Crawford fights Dana Andrews YEAR of Release: 1947 Joan Crawford stated that if it weren't for director Otto Preminger, DAISY K...

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OTTO PREMINGER DIRECTS DANA ANDREWS IN 'FALLEN ANGEL'

OTTO PREMINGER DIRECTS DANA ANDREWS IN 'FALLEN ANGEL' OTTO PREMINGER DIRECTS DANA ANDREWS IN 'FALLEN ANGEL'

Year of Release: 1945 If you look at the filmography of two actresses who play sisters in the Otto Preminger Film Noir FALLEN ANGEL, Ali...

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IF 'BATTLESTAR GALACTICA' INFLUENCED 'STAR WARS' SEQUELS

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Star Wars: 1977 Battlestar Galactica 1978-1979 Empire: 1980 Jedi: 1983 The original BATTLESTAR GALACTICA wasn't very original, snaki...

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QUICK DRAW OF 'THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT'S ABOUT TIME'

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Down to Dee (Snider) List cameos in Sharknado 6 Rating: *1/2 It happens in every action movie and you're not supposed to realize it....

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WALTER MATTHAU & ROBIN WILLIAMS STAR IN 'THE SURVIVORS'

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Year of Release: 1983 In THE SURVIVORS,  Robin Williams and Walter Matthau make a pretty good team. And while this comedy isn't hila...

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DANA ANDREWS IN THE JEAN RENOIR RURAL 'SWAMP WATER'

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Opening Credit Sequence with Terrific Swamp Water font Despite critic Leonard Maltin's opinion that Walter Brennan was outrageously ...

CORMAN DIRECTS BRONSON IN 'MACHINE GUN KELLY'

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Year of Rampage: 1958 Bullet Holes: *** There's a fine line between atmospheric and claustrophobic as Roger Corman directs Charles ...

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MAURY DEXTER YOUTH AT THE BEACH TRIPLE FEATURE

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Bobby Vinton teaches Patricia Morrow and friends to surf YEAR: 1964 SURF PARTY : Bobby Vinton plays a nice guy who runs a surf shop, and...

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VIRGINIA MAYO IN 'SHE'S WORKING HER WAY THROUGH COLLEGE'

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Virginia Mayo with Patrice Wymore YEAR: 1952 "I don't know what there is about the pelts of dead little animals that makes the...

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SECOND RAOUL WALSH 'HIGH SIERRA' IN 'COLORADO TERRITORY'

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LAWRENCE TIERNEY CINEMA SUSTAINS W/ BADMAN'S TERRITORY

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Lawrence Tierney gets scant screen-time, but looks cool YEAR: 1946 George "Gabby" Hayes is a Cinematic National Treasure; it&#...

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SEAN S. CUNNINGHAM PRESENTS 'HOUSE' STARRING WILLIAM KATT

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Foreign Poster art from the Arrow Blu Ray MOVIE YEAR: 1985 One of those comedy/horror flicks that, in 1985, wasn't so "one of t...

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