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

Take the High Ground! (1953) Classic Movie Review 77

Take the High Ground! (1953)

Today’s movie is Take the High Ground! (1953). This movie is a macho bonanza. Elaine Stewart is virtually the only woman in the movie. I like this movie because it is an accurate portrayal of basic training. ACTORS Richard Widmark played the role of SFC. Thorne Ryan. Widmark was covered…

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Captain Blood (1935) Classic Movie Review 75

Captain Blood (1935)

I love this movie. It is an epic swashbuckling adventure starring one of the two greatest swashbuckling actors, Errol Flynn with the other of course being Douglas Fairbanks. Today’s movie is Captain Blood (1935). This movie features royal intrigue, revolution, slavery, pirating, revenge, treachery, patriotism, and reward. This movie features…

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The Buccaneer (1958) Classic Movie Review 68

The Buccaneer (1958)

This movie has so many great actors it can’t help but be good. This movie is a remake of the The Buccaneer (1938) which I will refer to simple as the original. The original was directed by Cecil B. DeMille and had Anthony Quinn in the role of Boluche. This movie…

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The Buccaneer (1938) Classic Movie Review 67

The Buccaneer (1938)

This movie is The Buccaneer (1938), directed by Cecil B. DeMille. ACTORS I will go over the actors we have seen before first. Anthony Quinn played the role of Beluche, one of Lafitte’s go to pirates. Quinn was first seen in Episode 31 – Warlock (1959). Beulah Bondi played the…

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The Command (1954) Classic Movie Review 60

The Command (1954) Joan Weldon and Guy Madison

I am continuing the series about people trying to go somewhere or get something done, and there are obstacles in the way. The main star The Command (1954) is Capt. Robert MacClaw, the Army doctor who ended up in command of a cavalry troop. This role was played by hunk-a-rama…

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The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) Classic Movie Review 59

The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) Fess Parker

This movie continues the theme of people trying to go somewhere or get something done and have obstacles in the way. The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), like The General (1926) is based on the actual raid during the American Civil War. This version, produced by Disney Studios was told mainly…

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The General (1926) Classic Movie Review 58

The General (1926) Buster Keaton

Welcome to today’s show The General (1926), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this…

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The Train (1964) Classic Movie Review 57

The Train (1964)

I think it was William Faulkner speaking on “As I Lay Dying” said you set up a task for people to do and put obstacles in their way. I am going to embark on a series of films where the people are trying to go somewhere or get something done…

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Battle of the Bulge (1965) Classic Movie Review 51

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

The Battle of the Bulge (1965) is a highly fictionalized account of the World War II battle. It features an ensemble cast of American and German actors. This movie is great afternoon entertainment. Rough Script Battle of the Bulge (1965) Today’s movie is the second of two that pay tribute…

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Battleground (1949) Classic Movie Review 50

Battleground (1949)

Battleground (1949) is the first movie to show US troops in action during World War II. It features an ensemble cast many of which were World War II veterans. The action is set during the Battle of the Bulge and gives a highly fictionalized version of the action that took…

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