Cecil B. DeMille – From the Beginning

Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille Born: August 12, 1881 in Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA Died: January 21, 1959 (age 77) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA   Director  1914 Brewster’s Millions  1914 Rose of the Rancho  1914 The Call of the North  1914 The Ghost Breaker  1914 The Man from Home  1914 The Man on the Box (co-director – uncredited)  1914…

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Daughter of the Dragon (1931) Classic Movie Review 162

Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

    Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast formally known as iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to…

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Mystery Street (1950) Classic Movie Review 161

Mystery Street (1950)

    Today’s movie is Mystery Street (1950). While Edgar Allen Poe invented the detective novel, this movie may be the grandfather of all television crime dramas[1]. This movie highlight, at the time, little known forensic techniques, as they attempt to solve the murder of a B-girl. Mystery Street (1950)…

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Forbidden Planet (1956) Classic Film Review 160

Forbidden Planet (1956)

      Today’s movie is Forbidden Planet (1956). Let’s get to this point right away. This movie is based on “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. Yes, that Shakespeare. I will go into a little of this later on. This movie has a decent 7.6 rating on iMDB.com[1] and has…

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Three Strangers (1946) Classic Movie Review 159

    Today’s movie is Three Strangers (1946), and yes, it is another of the Lorre Greenstreet pairing. So, I’m a little obsessive. This Warner Brothers film is also known as Three Men and a Girl (1946). John Huston was one of the screenwriters, it was based around a statue,…

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High Road to China (1983) Classic Movie Review 158

High Road to China (1983)

      Today’s movie is High Road to China (1983). For some reason, this film is rated 6.0 on iMDB.com[1] and a 65 percent score by audiences on Rottentomatoes.com[2]. The great Roger Ebert killed this film in his review. Ebert stated: “High Road to China” is not a terrible…

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The Narrow Margin (1952) Classic Movie Review 157

The Narrow Margin (1952)

      Today’s movie is The Narrow Margin (1952). This is a wonderful Film Noir. The majority of the movie was shot within the confines of a set the size of a train. The claustrophobic nature of the set is highlight by face to face meetings and blocked corridors…

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The Phenix City Story (1955) Classic Movie Review 156

The Phenix City Story (1955)

    Today’s movie is The Phenix City Story (1955). This crime drama is classified as a Film Noir. However, a good case could be made that it is not. I’ll go with a soft yes. This movie is based on a true story. iMDB.com rates this movie at 7.4[1]…

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Westworld (1973) Classic Movie Review 155

Westworld (1973)

      Today’s movie is Westworld (1973). I love this movie. It is based on a Michael Crichton novel. Crichton also directed this film. It is so much better than the HBO series of the same name. The effects are somewhat less than we would like today, but this…

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