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Lust for Life

Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh in Lust for Life
Lust for Life (1956) starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, directed by Vincente Minelli  In short, Kirk Douglas shines in his performance as Vincent van Gogh. Kirk Douglas gave many great performances in his career, but none better than in  Lust for Life. He portrays the Dutch painter, a...
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West of Shanghai

West of Shanghai movie poster, starring Boris Karloff, with Beverly Roberts and Ricardo Cortez
West of Shanghai (1937) starring Boris Karloff,  Gordon Oliver, Beverly Roberts, Ricardo Cortez  West of Shanghai is an excellent movie, dealing with a cast of Western characters who travel to China for a variety of reasons, who are forced to deal with a warlord named General Fang, played...
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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness DVD - starring Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) starring Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is an exceptional movie — made even more exceptional by the fact that it’s based on a true story. It’s the story of Gladys Aylward (performed by Ingrid...
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Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

Thirty Seconds over Tokyo DVD case, starring Van Johnson, Phyllis Thaxter, Spencer Tracy
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944) starring Van Johnson, Phyllis Thaxter, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Robert Mitchum The old adage says that you shouldn’t judge a book by its’ cover — and that goes for DVD cases as well. Judging from the DVD case, you would think that Thirty...
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The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, starring Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, starring Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins Editorial review of  The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, courtesy of Amazon.com  The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse is a  stylish, often amusing crime drama, this 1938 feature revolves around a central, improbable plot twist that consciously serves...
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Black Legion

Black Legion starring Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan
Black Legion (1936) starring Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, directed by Michael Curtiz Editorial review of Black Legion, courtesy of Amazon.com Black Legion – One of Humphrey Bogart‘s earliest starring vehicles, this 1936 melodrama typifies the Warner Bros. touch in its modest but potent production values and...
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, starring Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lorre, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Michael Ansarra
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) starring Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Robert Sterling, Frankie Avalon, produced by Irwin Allen First, I’d like to point of the positive points of Irwin Allen‘s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea — and that begins...
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I’ll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You, starring Joseph Cotton and Ginger Rogers, with Shirley Temple
I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) starring Joseph Cotten, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple In short, I‘ll Be Seeing You is a wonderful film.  It’s set towards the end of World War II, where a veteran (played very well by Joseph Cotten) is suffering from what we would now call...
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The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend (1945) starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Howard Da Silva
The Lost Weekend (1945) starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Howard Da Silva Although I’m aware of the actor Ray Milland (Starflight One, X: the Man with the X-Ray Eyes), I’m young enough to say that I’d never seen a truly great performance by him. That was before I...
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Five Star Final

Five Star Final, starring Edward G. Robinson and Boris Karloff
Five Star Final (1931) starring Edward G. Robinson, Boris Karloff, directed by Mervyn LeRoy  Five Star Final is a film that stands out primarily due to a great performance by Edward G. Robinson, who plays the part of newspaper editor Joe Randall, who is being pressured by his...
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