The ABC's of Film Noir
The ABC's of Film Noir

The Bridges of Toko-Ri (1954) Classic Movie Review 188

The Bridges of Toko-Ri (1954)

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 podcasts. 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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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Classic Movie Review 187

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast 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 to read notes, bios, and…

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Twelve O’Clock High (1949) Classic Movie Review 185

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

Today’s movie is Twelve O’Clock High (1949). A contender for the greatest war film ever, yet it shows very little violence. This film is often hailed as one of the greatest management training films ever made and has been used by most of the U.S. military at one time or…

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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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