Category Archives: Classic Movies

‘The 39 Steps’ – A Rambling Review

Warning: This rambling review is actually an outline of the movie I wrote for a screenwriting class. So, if you don’t want to read spoilers, DO NOT read this review (or whatever it is). If you’ve seen the movie and … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘How the West Was Won’ (1962)

I happened to catch this movie on TV after a particularly bad day. This was back when I was in college in the early 80s. The minute I started watching, I could tell I was in for a treat. The … Continue reading

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Part Two of ‘Charade’

Hello, it’s time for the next part of the Saturday movie special. The film in question is Charade. As you may recall if you saw last week’s post, Audrey Hepburn had just learned that the husband she hardly knew had … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘To Catch a Thief’ (1955)

This classic romantic thriller features some of director Hitchcock’s favorite actors: Cary Grant as retired cat burglar, John Robie, aka “The Cat”; Grace Kelly as Frances Stevens, the ice-blonde object of Robie’s affections; and Jessie Royce Landis as Frances’ (very … Continue reading

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The Grand Holiday Revue (Part Three)

And now, in the final part of this year’s grand holiday film revue, here are two more movies that come under the heading of Christmas flicks. Beware, My Lovely (1952) This film definitely isn’t your standard holiday fare. In fact, … Continue reading

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The Grand Holiday Revue (Part Two)

Die Hard (1988) Yes, this Bruce Willis extravaganza of explosions is considered a Christmas movie. Bruce plays John McClane, the lean, mean fighting version of Santa Claus, delivering justice to the occupants of an office building where Hans Gruber (played … Continue reading

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The Grand Holiday Revue (Part One)

Well, it’s almost Christmas, which means it’s time to trot out a few old favorites holiday films. So grab an eggnog (don’t skimp on the rum!) and get ready for a grand revue of holiday film favorites. White Christmas (1954) … Continue reading

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