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JOHN THAW AND MYRA FRANCIS ON 'THE SWEENEY: COUNTRY BOY'

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MAUREEN LIPTON COLORS 'THE SWEENEY' EPISODE 'SELECTED TARGET'

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Maureen Lipman and Dennis Waterman in The Sweeney: Selected Target 1976 Rating: **** With so much going on in THE SWEENEY season three's...

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UNKNOWN RAY SONE GUESTING ON 'THE SWEENEY: LOVING ARMS'

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The Sweeney: Loving Arms Year: 1976 Rating: ***1/2 One of the best episodes of the third season for THE SWEENEY, a 1970's British gritty...

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DAVE GROHL POSSESSES THE FOO FIGHTERS HORROR 'STUDIO 666'

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Title: STUDIO 666 Year: 2022 Rating: ** It's common in horror movies to center on a novelist suffering writer's block so that whatev...

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GLENN FORD IN 'THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE'

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YEAR: 1962 In GET SHORTY, John Travolta's movie fanatic gangster brags about going to see "Charlton Heston playing a Mexican" ...

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ROD STEIGER STARRING AS 'AL CAPONE' FEATURING FAY SPAIN

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AL CAPONE Year of Release: 1959 Like Jack Nicholson (intentionally or otherwise) displayed a little of pal Bruce Dern in THE SHINING , perh...

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GENE RODDENBERRY'S SCI-FI TV-MOVIE PILOT FOR 'PLANET EARTH'

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Title: Planet Earth Year: 1974 Rating: **** By the 1970's, because of both syndication and conventions, Gene Roddenberry's 1960'...

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GLENN FORD IN GEORGE MARSHALL'S WESTERN 'THE SHEEPMAN'

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Title: THE SHEEPMAN Year: 1958 Rating: **** George Marshall's THE SHEEPMAN could have been a genuine satire, deliberately playing upon W...

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FINAL CINEMA TURN FOR MONTGOMERY CLIFT IN 'THE DEFECTOR'

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THE DEFECTOR Year: 1967 By the Sixties, the Cold War genre, which began in the Forties, was in full swing, sometimes with bullets flying, a...

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STEVE COCHRAN GANGSTER NOIR REVIEW OF 'HIGHWAY 301'

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Title: HIGHWAY 301 Year: 1950 Rating: **1/2 Steve Cochran will be no stranger in the months to come. From playing heavies in popular Film N...

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JAMES STEWART WITH JEAN HAGEN IN 'CARBINE WILLIAMS'

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Title: CARBINE WILLIAMS Year: 1952 Rating: ***1/2 Famously likeable James Stewart did his share of dramatic roles, although most were of sim...

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IRWIN ALLEN'S 'CITY BENEATH THE SEA' WITH STUART WHITMAN

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Title: CITY BENEATH THE SEA Director: Irwin Allen Year: 1971 Rating: *** Between his b-science-fiction series and a-list disaster films, Irw...

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

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Year: 1952 Rating: ***1/2 "I don't know what there is about the pelts of dead little animals that makes them so attractive to wom...

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COCHRAN HOLDS THE MAYO AGAIN IN 'SHE'S BACK ON BROADWAY'

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Year: 1953 Rating: ***1/2 This is more than a review of the 1952 feel-good comedy loaded with as many hardships and frowns as smiles, takin...

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STEVE COCHRAN AND LEO GORDON IN 'QUANTRILL'S RAIDERS'

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Title: QUANTRILL'S RAIDERS Year: 1957 Rating: ***1/2 Underrated WHITE HEAT actor Steve Cochran plays a smooth gent sent to trick a sma...

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

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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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VICTOR MATURE AND KATHRYN GRANT IN 'THE BIG CIRCUS'

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Title: THE BIG CIRCUS Year: 1959 Rating: ***1/2 Circus movie with the same plot as RING OF FEAR where someone is sabotaging the acts, threa...

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DIRECTOR JACQUES TOURNEUR'S 'WITCHITA' STARRING JOEL MCCREA

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Title: WICHITA Year: 1955 Rating: **** This Jacques Tourneur's Western is as basic and entertaining as they come, centering on what beg...

GEORGE MONTGOMERY IN 'CANYON RIVER' WITH PETER GRAVES

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CANYON RIVER Year: 1956 Rating: ***1/2 George Montgomery's character has two first names, and both are so damn perfect: As Steve Patr...

RON ELY AS 'DOC SAVAGE: MAN OF BRONZE' WITH ROBYN HILTON

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Doc Savage YEAR: 1976 Just when you thought you'd seen everything, up comes something you missed because of being too young at the time...

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GLENN FORD, RITA HAYWORTH & ELKE SOMMER 'THE MONEY TRAP'

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Title: THE MONEY TRAP YEAR: 1965 Rating: ***1/2 For this Post-Noir, which didn't seem aware that Film Noirs had ended, I t takes former...

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GEORGE HAMILTON KILLS FOR 'CRIME AND PUNISHMENT U.S.A.'

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Title: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT U.S.A. Year: 1959 Rating: **** Actually more like the previous years' COMPULSION than a modernization of Fy...

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JAMES GARNER & KATHARINE ROSS 'THEY ONLY KILL THEIR MASTERS'

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year: 1972 Rating: *** One of the first vehicles of the 1970's catering to the 1970's Doberman craze; although this particular pooch...

TECHNICOLOR 'HIGH SIERRA' REMAKE 'I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES'

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Title: I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES Year: 1955 Rating: ***1/2 It's strange that I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES, the 1955 practically scene-for-scene...

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RAOUL WALSH REMAKES 'HIGH SIERRA' WITH 'COLORADO TERRITORY'

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Title: COLORADO TERRITORY Year: 1949 Rating: *1/2 Raoul Walsh directed the Western remake of his classic "modern" noir (yet set in...

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FRANK TUTTLE DIRECTS BARRY SULLIVAN & BELITA IN 'SUSPENSE'

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Belita and Barry Sullivan in SUSPENSE Year: 1946 Rating: ***1/2 It's hard living up to such a broad yet existential title as SUSPENSE; b...