The Time Machine (1960) Classic Movie Review 144

The Time Machine (1960)

    Today’s movie is The Time Machine (1960). This is a great science fiction movie and it is certainly one of the best time-traveling movies ever made. The movie is rated 7.6 on iMDB.com[1] and 77% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes[2]. This film won an Oscar for Best…

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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 Caine Mutiny (1954) Classic Movie Review 110

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

  Today’s movie is The Caine Mutiny (1954) starring among others, Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, and José Ferrer. This great movie covers two of my favorite genres, war movies, and trial movies. What can be better than a military court martial movie? This film was directed by Edward…

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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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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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Whit Bissell – This Guys is in Everything

Whit Bissell

Whit Bissell was born in New York City in 1909. Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in over 300 movies and TV series. Sometimes it seems like he is in every movie. Just there moving steadily along and never…

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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Classic Movie Review 63

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Today’s movie is Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). The Creature, AKA the Gill Man was part of the second generation of Universal Studios classic movie monsters. This movie was filmed at the height of the cold war and the creature faced the same issue with alienation that would continue…

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Warlock (1959) Classic Movie Review 31

Warlock (1959) - Henry Fonda

Warlock (1959) is a rehash of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral with an all-star cast that includes Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, and Anthony Quinn. Rough Script Warlock (1959) Welcome to Episode 31 – Warlock (1959). I am sorry if you were expecting a horror film as this is a…

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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) Classic Movie Review 30

The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) is a fictionalized tale of Robert Stroud who raised birds while in prison and discovered cures for bird diseases. This movie showcases the amazing talent of Burt Lancaster. Karl Malden is excellent in the supporting role. Rough Script Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) Today’s film is…

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