Go Tell the Spartans (1978) Classic Movie Review 154

Go Tell The Spartans (1978)

    Today’s movie is Go Tell the Spartans (1978). Go, tell the Spartans, stranger passing by That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. Simonides of Ceos[1] Of course, the above quote is about the Spartan Greek Battle of Thermopylae (Hot Gate) in 440 B.C. where 300 Spartans held…

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From Here to Eternity (1953) Classic Movie Review 112

From Here to Eternity (1953)

  Today’s movie is From Here to Eternity (1953). This is a war film but there is very little fighting in this movie. It is a love story, but it is all secondary to being a soldier. Burt Lancaster stars as a top sergeant that gets involved with Deborah Kerr’s…

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Seven Days in May (1964) Classic Movie Review 111

Seven Days in May (1964)

  Welcome to today’s show, Seven Days in May (1964), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on 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 classicmovierev.com…

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The Hallelujah Trail (1965) Classic Movie Review 109

The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

  Today’s movie is The Hallelujah Trail (1965). This movie is a western comedy that skewers everyone, as competing groups try to intercept a wagon train filled with whiskey. This movie has a surprising cast of big stars led by Burt Lancaster and Lee Remick. Actors Burt Lancaster played the…

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Brute Force (1947) Classic Movie Review 93

Brute Force (1947)

  Today’s movie is the film noir Brute Force (1947). It tells the tale of a group of prisoners that tell their story using a pin-up picture in their cell. It is noted that the inspiration and violence in this movie is in direct response to the Battle of Alcatraz,…

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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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Burt Lancaster Short Bio

Burt Lancaster as Moonlight Graham in Field of Dreams (1989)

Burt Lancaster was born in Manhattan. All four of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. Lancaster grew up on the streets and was a tuff character. He became interested in gymnastics and was a high school athlete. Following his mother’s death, he dropped out of college and later joined…

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