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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Armored Car Robbery (1950) Classic Movie Review 181

Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Today’s movie is Armored Car Robbery (1950). This is nice short Film Noir with a really good criminal and pretty a decent Femme Fatale. The hero was a cop instead of a private eye. iMDB.com rates this film 7.0[1] while Rottentomatoes.com has it at a 63 percent audience score[2]. This…

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Dr. Russell K. Skowronek Talks Pirate Archaeology for Archaeology and the Movies Series

Russell K. Skowronek Pirate Archaeology

I am very excited to announce that archaeologist Dr. Russell K. Skowronek is being interviewed for the Archaeology and the Movies Series. Dr. Skowronek is a professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is also an expert on pirate archaeology. He has written numerous books, many with…

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Dr. Julie M. Schablitsky Interview for Archaeology and the Movies Series

Julie M. Schablitsky

I am very excited to announce that Dr. Julie M. Schablitsky is the first archaeologists to be interviewed for the Archaeology and the Movies Series. Dr. Schablitsky is the Chief archeologist at the Maryland Department of Transportation, a professor at the University of Oregon and the University of Maryland, and…

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Detective Story (1951) Classic Movie Review 180

Detective Story (1951)

Today’s movie is Detective Story (1951). Let’s get right to the hardest issue. iMDB.com tags this movie as a Film Noir while Rottentomatoes.com does not. I generally go with the more liberal classification of iMDB. This movie is certainly not a classic Film Noir. There is no strong femme fatale,…

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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) Classic Movie Review 179

Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

Today’s movie is Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999). This animated musical is done in the cutout style and has a ton of obscure references. This movie has a low 7.1 rating on iMDB.com.[1] This lovely film only has a 62 percent audience approval on rottentomatoes.com.[2] This Christmas film is a…

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Holiday Affair (1949) Classic Movie Review 178

Holiday Affair (1949)

Today’s movie is Holiday Affair (1949). This movie is quite a departure for Film Noir favorite and all-around tough guy, Robert Mitchum. Mitchum’s character along with that of Janet Leigh’s and Wendel Corey’s are in a love triangle. Leigh’s characters child is well played by Gordon Gebert. Set during the…

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