The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) Classic Movie Review 59

The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) Fess Parker

This movie continues the theme of people trying to go somewhere or get something done and have obstacles in the way. The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), like The General (1926) is based on the actual raid during the American Civil War. This version, produced by Disney Studios was told mainly…

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The General (1926) Classic Movie Review 58

The General (1926) Buster Keaton

Welcome to today’s show The General (1926), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this…

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The Train (1964) Classic Movie Review 57

The Train (1964)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. I think it was William…

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Battle of the Bulge (1965) Classic Movie Review 51

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

The Battle of the Bulge (1965) is a highly fictionalized account of the World War II battle. It features an ensemble cast of American and German actors. This movie is great afternoon entertainment. Rough Script Battle of the Bulge (1965) Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always…

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Battleground (1949) Classic Movie Review 50

Battleground (1949)

Battleground (1949) is the first movie to show US troops in action during World War II. It features an ensemble cast many of which were World War II veterans. The action is set during the Battle of the Bulge and gives a highly fictionalized version of the action that took…

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The Alamo (1960) Classic Movie Review 49

Linda Cristal - The Alamo (1960)

The Alamo (1960) and it is a star studded epic. This movie was directed, produced, and starred the great American actor John Wayne as Col. Davy Crockett, Richard Widmark as Col. Bowie, and Laurence Harvey as Col. Travis. Rough Script The Alamo (1960) Welcome to today’s show, my name is…

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The Bedford Incident (1965) Classic Movie Review 27

The Bedford Incident (1965)

The Bedford Incident (1965) is a first rate Cold War drama with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. This submarine versus destroyer battle is like a chess match with a surprise ending. Rough Script The Bedford Incident (1965) Welcome to Episode 27 The Bedford Incident (1965). This is a great Cold…

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Time Limit (1957) Classic Movie Review 26

Time Limit (1957)

Time Limit (1957) is a Korean War POW investigation that takes place following the war. Welcome to Episode 26 Time Limit (1957). We are following the Richard Widmark line from The Long Ships (1964). This is a great little movie. I hadn’t watched this movie in a couple of decades…

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Sahara (1943) Classic Movie Review 25

Sahara (1943)

Sahara (1943) is one of those wartime propaganda films that turned out to be pretty solid. They were usually shot very quickly and with a hastily written script. I have to always remind myself that we hadn’t won the war yet and these actors could have been executed if things…

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The Undefeated (1969) Classic Movie Review 15

The Undefeated (1969)

Well, this is a manly-manly movie with lots of horses and good ole fashion American justice. Following the original Bruce Cabot line from King Kong (1933) we now arrive at The Undefeated 1969. This movie was originally billed as having the most horses ever used in a movie with 2500. According…

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