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Advise and Consent

Advise and Consent (1962) starring Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Walter Pidgeon, Burgess Meredith, Gene Tierney, Peter Lawford
Advise and Consent (1962) starring Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Walter Pidgeon, Burgess Meredith, Gene Tierney, Peter Lawford In short, Advise and Consent is one of the best political intrigue movies that I’ve ever seen.   The basic plot involves a very ill President of the United...
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Invitation

Invitation, starring Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman
Invitation (1952) starring Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman Editorial review of Invitation (1952) starring Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, courtesy of Amazon.com No more loneliness. Shy, plain Ellen Bowker has found unexpected fulfillment as the bride of handsome Dan Pierce. What she doesn’t know is that Dan was...
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Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis (1951) starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov
Quo Vadis (1951) starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov Quo Vadis is the kind of movie that Hollywood doesn’t, and won’t, make any more. It’s a three-hour epic, telling the story of Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor), a Roman general returning to Nero’s Rome after 3...
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Solomon and Sheba

Solomon and Sheba, starring Yul Brinner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders
Solomon and Sheba (1959) starring Yul Brinner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders Solomon and Sheba stars Yul Brinner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders in an un-Biblical Biblical epic, that’s enjoyable fluff
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Crime School

Crime School (1938) starring Humphrey Bogart and the Dead End Kids
Crime School (1938) starring Humphrey Bogart and the Dead End Kids – A surprisingly good movie, Crime School stars Humphrey Bogart as the crusading warden trying to turn a corrupt reform school around – with the Dead End kids as the biggest trouble-makers!
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Bataan

Bataan, starring Robert Taylor, Desi Arnaz
Bataan (1943) — €“ Robert Taylor, Desi Arnaz — €“  World War II movie of a desperate delaying action, best known as Desi Arnaz’ best dramatic role
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Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds (1944), John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sidney Greenstreet
Between Two Worlds (1944) starring John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sidney Greenstreet Imagine a movie about eight people, seemingly chosen at random, riding on a cruise ship, heading to an unknown destination.   It’s a movie about the interaction between these seeming strangers, and what happens as they near...
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The Story of Mankind

The Story of Mankind (1957) starring Vincent Price, Ronald Colman, Cedric Hardwicke, the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), and many more
The Story of Mankind (1957) starring Vincent Price, Ronald Colman, Cedric Hardwicke, the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), and many more  In a nutshell,  The Story of Mankind has humanity on trial for its’ very existence.   The Devil himself (played delightfully by Vincent Price) is the prosecutor....
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Band of Angels

Band of Angels (1957) starring Clark Gable, Yvonne de Carlo, Sidney Poitier
movie review of Band of Angels (1957) starring Clark Gable, Yvonne de Carlo, Sidney Poitier In an attempt to carry on in his great Rhett Butler tradition, “Gone With The Wind” star Clark Gable once again flexes his muscular charms in another Civil War-era movie about the torrid...
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