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

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Raquel Welch in A Swingin' Summer 1965 Rates: ***1/2 This forgotten, parenthetical beach bikini movie actually takes place on a lake... ...

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PILOT EPISODE OF THE TELEVISION SERIES 'BEYOND WESTWORLD'

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Nancy Harewood in Beyond Westworld 1980 Rates: ***1/2 Unfairly maligned, BEYOND WESTWORLD was a pretty great short-lived series, lasting onl...

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MARK DANA AND ZIVA RODANN STARRING IN 'PHARAOH'S CURSE'

MARK DANA AND ZIVA RODANN STARRING IN 'PHARAOH'S CURSE' MARK DANA AND ZIVA RODANN STARRING IN 'PHARAOH'S CURSE'

Ziva Rodann in Pharaoh's Curse Year: 1957 Rates: **1/2 Infamously shot in six days, mostly in Death Valley, the Bel Air Production PHARA...

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VICTOR MATURE AND TREVOR HOWARD BATTLE IN 'PICKUP ALLEY'

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Poster art for Pickup Alley Year: 1957 Rating: **** Sometimes those late 1950's anti-drug, jazz-soaked neo noirs feature shaky method ac...

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VAL GUEST DIRECTS DISASTER IN 'THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE'

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THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE Released in 1961 A rat-a-tat dialog hybrid of THE FRONT PAGE and the doomsday-anticipation of THE DAY THE EART...

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VAL GUEST DIRECTS HAMMER'S THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN'

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If only it were only this exciting Year: 1956 Rates: *** When Hammer's thriller director Val Guest made a creature feature, it was the k...

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VAL GUEST DIRECTS STANLEY BAKER IN HAMMER'S 'HELL IS A CITY'

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John Crawford & Lois Daine Year: 1960 Rates: **** The second and final Hammer feature with Val Guest directing his YESTERDAY'S ENEMY...

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VAL GUEST'S 'THE WEAPON' W/ STEVE COCHRAN & LIZABETH SCOTT

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Title: THE WEAPON Year: 1957 Rating: **** A British Post War movie ten years past, hence the real-life antique ruins where THE WEAPON is bur...

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VAL GUEST DIRECTS HAMMER'S 'THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT'

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Poster for Quatermass Year: 1955 Rates: **** An episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE four years before THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Hammer went from Noir to S...

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MICHAEL CRAIG KILLING IT FOR 'PAYROLL' AKA 'I PROMISED TO PAY'

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Originally titled PAYROLL Year: 1961 Rates: ***1/2 Early example of girl power encroaching a manly action flick, or more like widow power in...

STANLEY BAKER IN 'VIOLENT PLAYGROUND' WITH PETER CUSHING

STANLEY BAKER IN 'VIOLENT PLAYGROUND' WITH PETER CUSHING STANLEY BAKER IN 'VIOLENT PLAYGROUND' WITH PETER CUSHING

VIOLENT PLAYGROUND Year: 1958 Rates: **** A year after playing brothers in HELL DRIVERS , making Stanley Baker famous and putting cameo Davi...

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TROY DONAHUE IN RAOUL WALSH'S WESTERN 'A DISTANT TRUMPET'

TROY DONAHUE IN RAOUL WALSH'S WESTERN 'A DISTANT TRUMPET' TROY DONAHUE IN RAOUL WALSH'S WESTERN 'A DISTANT TRUMPET'

Troy Donahue from 1964 Rating: ***1/2 Raoul Walsh finished his iconic directing career providing the otherwise wooden Troy Donahue his best ...

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WOODY ALLEN'S CINEMATIC FANTASY 'THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO'

WOODY ALLEN'S CINEMATIC FANTASY 'THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO' WOODY ALLEN'S CINEMATIC FANTASY 'THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO'

Juliana Donald plays a theater worker who's very cute in THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO Year: 1985 Rates: **** As creative as PLAY IT AGAIN SA...

JON-ERIK HEXUM IN THE TV-MOVIE 'THE MAKING OF A MALE MODEL'

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Year: 1983 Rating: ***1/2 Here's proof that the term "Cougar" wasn't invented to mean what it does now, back in th...

WILLIAM CAMPBELL & KATHRYN GRANT IN 'CELL 2455, DEATH ROW'

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Kathryn Grant with Robert Campbell in 1955 Rates: **** William Campbell plays it snarky, sneaky, cocky and blocky enough to be a young James...

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