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DANA ANDREWS CAUSES THE MAIN CRASH IN 'AIRPORT 1975'

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Dana Andrews has a sky-high problem in Airport 1975 Like ZERO HOUR! and unlike AIRPLANE!, things are dead serious but so corny they...

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ANDREWS, TIERNEY & PREMINGER 'WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS'

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Dana and Gene a third time YEAR: 1950 A sort of Film Noir in reverse as a downright bad and brutal cop does something accidental and pre...

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DANA ANDREWS & GENE TIERNEY RUSH IN 'THE IRON CURTAIN'

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Andrews & Tierney Return YEAR: 1948 Wedged between the famous Otto Preminger Film Noir LAURA and his more obscure yet far grittier,...

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PREMINGER, TIERNEY & ANDREWS CLASSIC FILM NOIR 'LAURA'

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Dana Andrews searches for clues in LAURA Year: 1944 Ghostly Film Noir Mystery by stylistic Otto Preminger directs the beginning of WHERE...

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ANDREWS & CRAIN DOUBLE: HOT RODS TO STATE FAIR HELL

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Dana Andrews and Jeanne Crain 1967 Not a stranger double-feature you'll find, so just relax and unwind... First a 1945 trip to the S...

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JOE PATRIDGE STARRING IN THE B-WESTERN 'CONVICT STAGE'

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year of capture and release: 1965 Most Westerns rely on the glorious good guy or the even more glorious, teeth-grinding heavy – th...

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ORSON WELLES CINEMA: THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

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Poster of THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI Year Released: 1947 Another potentially great Orson Welles post-CITIZEN KANE motion picture: a flawed y...

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MERRY ANDERS CINEMA 'RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA'

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Merry Anders sheds clothes under someone's perspective A cross between beatnik frantic-bongo jazz and a ball game organist grinding ...

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A THURSDAY NIGHT REVIEW OF STAR TREK BEYOND

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Year: 2016 Cast: Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg If anyone else was a bit... taken out of the far future of the STAR ...

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JOHN GARFIELD'S FINAL BOW IN 'HE RAN ALL THE WAY'

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Kino Blu Ray Cover MOVIE RELEASED: 1951 The death of John Garfield, especially for rabid fans of Film Noir, is that of a martyr; if ever...

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KOLCHAK VS 'THE NIGHT STALKER' & 'THE NIGHT STRANGLER'

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Reviews of NIGHT STALKER & STRANGLER Years: 1972-73 Darren McGavin's Kolchak is a throwback in an era that at this point is a th...

DAN DURYEA AND JAYNE MANSFIELD STEAL 'THE BURGLAR'

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Dan Duryea breaks in in THE BURGLAR Year: 1957 Dan Duryea is Nat Harbin, a man with a mission… but first there’s inspiration. The film b...

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JACK H. HARRIS & IRVIN S. YEAWORTH JR. PRESENT 'DINOSAURUS!'

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DINOSAURUS battles a tractor in this obscure cult flick from 1960 Every cult sleeper phenom is eventually considered a classic; even tho...

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FEMALE REBOOT OF GHOSTBUSTERS

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Year: 2016 When word hit the streets Bill Murray would provide a cameo, the anticipated GHOSTBUSTERS reboot, with dolls instead of guys,...

MERRY ANDERS CINEMA ENTRANCED BY 'THE HYPNOTIC EYE'

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Lovely dame Merry Anders being levitated YEAR: 1960 How a Horror or Suspense film is catapulted from a prologue is extremely important –...

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MICKEY SPILLANE WIELDS HIS HAMMER IN 'THE GIRL HUNTERS'

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Mickey Spillane as his creation in THE GIRL HUNTERS It's not just how an actor delivers a line, but how he, or they, actually sit or...

MARQUEE SPOTTING: CROWN AFFAIR ON DRAGNET

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Marquee of THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR on DRAGNET 1970 What we call Pop Culture Contraband is the art of spotting either movie marquees or ...

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DOUBLE NOIR VEHICLE OF 'THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT' & 'ROADBLOCK'

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Roadblock YEAR: 1951 ROADBLOCK : Charles McGraw usually plays a cop with a gritty, no-nonsense, straitlaced exterior. That's the r...

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