Twelve O’Clock High (1949)

Robin Hood Toby mug from Twelve O’Clock High (1949)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast or wherever you get your podcast. Also, there are links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random…

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Command Decision (1948) Classic Movie Review 183

Command Decision (1948)

Today’s movie is Command Decision (1948). This is a good Clark Gable movie that plays on his real-world experience in the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II. Being a big star and 40-years old, Gable could have had it pretty easy. Instead, he flew at least five combat…

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The Man from the Alamo (1953) Classic Movie Review 182

The Man from the Alamo (1953)

Today’s movie is The Man from the Alamo (1953). This film has a pretty low rating of 6.5[1] on iMDB.com. It fares a little better on rottentomatoes.com with a 100 percent on the Tomatometer based on a few reviews and 70[2] percent audience approval, which is about the same as…

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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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Men in War (1957) Classic Movie Review 148

Men in War (1957)

Today’s movie is Men in War (1957). I watched this movie on a whim because of the title and found out it is excellent. It is one for the Mantheon with macho men playing macho roles. It is not your usual war flick as one of the leading characters only…

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Red Dawn (1984) Classic Movie Review 142

Red Dawn (1984)

  Today’s movie is Red Dawn (1984). This movie is a brat pack version of an at the time conceivable event, the invasion of the USA by the USSR. It is also a wonderful David and Goliath tale as average American high schoolers bring the best the Soviets and Cuban…

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The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) Classic Movie Review 141

The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

  Today’s movie is The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). This movie was directed by the great director John Ford. It is beautifully filmed in black and white and the story is exciting and well-paced. However, they told a version of US History has been taught in school and in…

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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Classic Movie Review 140

Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

  Today’s movie is Cast a Giant Shadow (1966). I literally love this movie because it has the two things I want from all of the movies I watch: 1) The characters face overwhelming odds and 2) they don’t sit around crying and go to work. This is a super…

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WarGames (1983) Classic Movie Review 139

WarGames (1983)

    Today’s movie is WarGames (1983). I wanted to get to this movie early on in 2018, because it figures prominently in “Ready Player One” 2011 and the movie Ready Player One (2018) is coming out shortly. When I first saw WarGames, I was still in the Army. I…

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The Horse Soldiers (1959) Classic Movie Review 126

The Horse Soldiers (1959)

  Today’s movie is The Horse Soldiers (1959). This movie was directed by John Ford and features his visual styling. The story is military, but the real issue is between, the mission-oriented commander, played by John Wayne and a doctor, more concerned with lifesaving, played by William Holden. The movie is…

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