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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane, by Orson Welles
Citizen Kane, by Orson Welles DVD review of Citizen Kane, one of the great movies of the 20th Century, starring, produced and written by Orson Welles
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The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny (1954) starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray
The Caine Mutiny (1954) starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray The Caine Mutiny is one of those movies where several elements work together to make an incredible film.   The acting is top-notch, with all of the actors at their peak.   Humphrey Bogart is...
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Key Largo

Key Largo, starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore
movie review of the classic film Key Largo, where a gangster (Edward G. Robinson) breaks into a hotel during a storm, taking the innkeeper (Lionel Barrymore) and his daughter-in-law (Lauren Bacall) – who’s only hope is the returned G.I. (Humphrey Bogart) who can stand up to the gangster;...
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To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not, a Howard Hawks film starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
movie review of To Have and Have Not (1944) starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan Help the Free French? Not world-weary gunrunner Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart). But he changes his mind when a sultry siren-in-distress named Marie asks, “Anybody got a match?” That red-hot match is Bogart...
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The African Queen

The African Queen - Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart
At the start of World War 1, German imperial troops burn down Reverend Samuel Sayer’s mission in Africa. He is overtaken with disappointment and passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose Sayer (Hepburn) buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, a tired...
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Knock on Any Door

Knock on Any Door (1949), starring Humphrey Bogart and John Derek
Knock on Any Door (1949), starring Humphrey Bogart and John Derek — I’m a large fan of Humphrey Bogart, and I fully expected to enjoy watching Knock on Any Door — €” but, unfortunately, I didn’t. It’s the story of an underprivileged young man, a product of the...
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The Big Circus

The Big Circus (1959) starring Victor Mature, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Red Buttons
The Big Circus (1959) starring Victor Mature, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Red Buttons While flipping through channels, I saw The Big Circus on Turner Classic Movies as part of a marathon of circus movies.   Despite my love of the circus, I almost went past until I saw...
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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 anymore. It’s a three-hour epic, telling the story of Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor), a Roman general returning to Nero’s Rome after 3 years...
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