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

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

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 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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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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Wild in the Streets (1968) Classic Movie Review 116

Wild in the Streets (1968)

Today’s movie is Wild in the Streets (1968). This movie is part of the counter-culture narrative and plays heavily on the oft-quoted “Never trust anyone over 30.” I guess the young people were being sent to Vietnam and may have had justification for the way the felt. You could not…

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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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Billy Jack (1971) Classic Movie Review 73

Billy Jack (1971)

Today’s movie is the second in the Billy Jack series, the title character named Billy Jack (1971). This movie, though now dated, taps into the anti-establishment vibes of the late 60s and early 70s. Billy Jack was set up as the protector of the meek but in reality, he was…

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