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I’ll Cry Tomorrow

I'll Cry Tomorrow (1956), starring Susan Hayward, Eddie Albert, Richard Comte
I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1956), starring Susan Hayward, Eddie Albert, Richard Comte Editorial review of I’ll Cry Tomorrow courtesy of Amazon.com  Susan Hayward has a signature role in I’ll Cry Tomorrow, a pedal-to-the-metal look at the troubled times of singer Lillian Roth. Hayward snagged her fourth Oscar nomination for the...
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Badlands

Badlands (1973) starring Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Badlands (1973) starring Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek Badlands is a very different movie, following the murder spree of a very different villainous couple in the 1950’s. Kit (Martin Sheen) plays a 25-year-old garbage man, who tries to start a relationship with 15-year-old Holly (Sissy Spacek). Kit is a...
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Harry and Tonto movie review | starring Art Carney

Harry and Tonto movie review | starring Art Carney
Movie review of Harry and Tonto, starring Art Carney, in his Academy Award (best actor) winning role as Harry, a retired teacher in his seventies living in an area of New York City where he and his deceased wife raised his children – where he’s lived all his...
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The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy - Robert Deniro - Jerry Lewis - A Martin Scorsese film - DVD
DVD review of The King of Comedy (1982), starring Jerry Lewis, Robert Deniro  Jerry Lewis‘ The King of Comedy is not the typical Jerry Lewis movie.  It’s not a comedy, it’s not for the children.  It’s a very dark comedy (although rated PG). The King of Comedy looks at the...
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Orchestra Wives

Orchestra Wives, starring George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn MIller, Jackie Gleason
Editorial Review of  Orchestra Wives, courtesy of Amazon.com   “It’s Hep! It’s Hot! It’s Hilarious!” reads the tagline for  Orchestra Wives, a frothy slice of celluloid made in 1942 and featuring the great  Glenn Miller Band. And that tagline is, well, sort of true. As is often the...
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The Fighting Sullivans

The Fighting Sullivans (1944) starring Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle
The Fighting Sullivans (1944) starring  Anne Baxter,  Thomas Mitchell,  Selena Royle  There are a great many positive things to say about  The Fighting Sullivans — it’s set against the backdrop of World War II, but at it’s heart it’s the story of a loving Irish Catholic family, raising...
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How to Commit Marriage

How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman
Synopsis of How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman In How to Commit Marriage, seemingly happily married couple Frank and Elaine Benson (played by Bob Hope and Jane Wyman) are on the verge of divorce.  But they plan to wait until after their daughter’€™s marriage. The...
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Izzy and Moe

Izzy and Moe - Jackie Gleason - Art Carney - ... are federal agents during Prohibition , where the laughs fly as fast as the bullets - DVD
Plot Synopsis: of  Izzy and Moe, starring  Jackie Gleason  and  Art Carney, courtesy of Amazon.com  This is the film based on the true adventures of Izzy and Moe. They were two retired vaudeville performers who, being unemployed, decide to become prohibition enforcement agents. They are initially treated with...
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The Hustler

The Hustler, starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott
Editorial Review of  The Hustler, starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott  courtesy of Amazon.com  In The Hustler,  Paul Newman shines as cocky poolroom hustler “Fast” Eddie Felson in Robert Rossen’s atmospheric adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. Newman’s Felson is a swaggering pool shark...
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Gleason, starring Brad Garrett

Gleason: The Jackie Gleason Story (2002) starring Brad Garrett
Gleason: The Jackie Gleason Story  (2002) starring Brad Garrett  Gleason  is a wonderfully done television biography of  Jackie Gleason, starring Brad Garrett, best known for his television sitcoms  Everybody Loves Raymond and   Til Death.   I was absolutely flabbergasted by Brad Garrett’s performance.  Not only did he do a...
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