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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The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Classic Movie Review 177

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Today’s movie is The Shop Around the Corner (1940). This movie has a very respectable 8.1 on iMDB.com[1]. Rottentomatoes.com has it at 100 percent on the Tomatometer and 91 percent audience approval[2]. So, not too shabby. Tomatoes continues with the quote “Deftly directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a smart, funny…

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Satan Met a Lady (1936) Classic Movie Review 176

Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Today’s movie is Satan Met a Lady (1936). God, it’s terrible. I felt like I was being punished when I watched it. This is what I expect a remake to be like, not like The Maltese Falcon (1941). They decided to turn it into a comedy and made Gutman a…

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The Maltese Falcon (1931) Classic Film Review 175

The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Today’s movie is The Maltese Falcon (1931). Okay. I’ll say it. My entire logos is based on the FACT that there has never been a good remake of a movie, so all we need are the classics. The simple fact that this movie exists and the other version, Satan Met…

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The Shanghai Gesture (1941) Classic Movie Review 174

The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

    Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast formally known as iTunes 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…

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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Classic Movie Review 173

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

  Today’s movie is The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946). This interesting Film Noir is rated a solid 7.5 on iMDB.com[1]. On rottentomatoes.com has this movie at 100 percent on the Tomatometer and 73 percent audience approval[2]. An anonymous New York Times film critic said on July 25, 1946:…

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Frankenstein (1931) Classic Movie Review 172

Frankenstein (1931)

Today’s movie is Frankenstein (1931). Mary Shelly’s little creation with sound. The film was directed by James Whale, who gave us in addition to Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), the wonderful Bride of Frankenstein (1935), the now controversial Show Boat (1936), and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939).…

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