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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Marooned (1969) Classic Movie Review 147

Marooned (1969)

  Today’s movie is Marooned (1969). This movie is a space disaster film that was made near the peak of the US space program. It was also made at a time we were mired in Vietnam and engaged in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. This movie foreshadowed a…

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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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The Magnificent Seven (1960) Classic Movie Review 104

The Magnificant Seven (1960)

  Today’s movie is the western testosterone fest, with a grouping of some of the manliest men of all time, The Magnificent Seven (1960). The plot is very simple. Seven down on the luck American gunfighters go south to protect a Mexican village from bandits. The movie is a western…

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