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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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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Big Wednesday (1978) Classic Movie Review 153

Big Wednesday (1978)

      Today’s movie is Big Wednesday (1978). This is another on my list of favorite movies. It is a great buddy story with a lot of surfing action. I have to say that they did a great job cutting the stunt surfers in and making it look like…

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There was a Demon that Lived in the Air – The Right Stuff (1983)

The Right Stuff Sounds

“There was a demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their controls would freeze up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, 750 miles an hour, where the air could no longer move…

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The Verdict (1946) Classic Movie Review 152

The Verdict (1946)

    Today’s movie is The Verdict (1946). I really don’t watch too many English films unless they star Robert Donat. Having received all of my formal education in the third world country of Mississippi, I have a major problem with non-pigeon English. Anyway, I was poking around somewhere and…

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The Razor’s Edge (1946) Classic Movie Review 151

The Razor's Edge (1946)

      Today’s movie is The Razor’s Edge (1946). It is a great movie and is based on a novel by English writer W. Somerset Maugham. iMDB.com rates this movie as 7.5[1] while on Rottentomatoes.com it is at 83 percent on the Tomatometer[2]. Some critics thought that Tyrone Power…

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The Petrified Forest (1936) Classic Movie Review 150

The Petrified Forest (1936)

      Today’s movie is The Petrified Forest (1936), and it’s a strange one. It is often listed as a Film Noir, but it seems more like a mental break-down set in the midst of a murder spree. It is widely considered to be a precursor to Film Noir…

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