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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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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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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Seven Days in May (1964) Classic Movie Review 111

Seven Days in May (1964)

Today’s movie is Seven Days in May (1964). This star-studded military movie doesn’t feature any combat. But there is enough action for anyone, as a rogue general tries to replace the US president in a military coup. Every actor in this movie is amazing but I want to call out…

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Ace in the Hole (1951) Classic Movie Review 89

Ace in the Hole (1951)

Welcome to today’s show, Ace in the Hole (19510), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow 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.…

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Out of the Past (1947) Classic Movie Review 54

Out of the Past (1947)

Out of the Past (1947) is one of the greatest film noir movies of all times. The bad guys fight duels with cigarette smoke while the femme fatale takes killing and manipulating to new heights. Out of the Past (1947) Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always…

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Kirk Douglas Bio

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas was a descendant of Jewish Russian parents from what is now in Belarus and was raised in a tough area of New York. He went on to be perhaps one of the greatest actors in American history. He performed a little on Broadway until he joined the Navy…

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The Vikings (1958) Classic Movie Review 18

The Vikings (1958)

Welcome to Episode 18 – The Vikings (1958). We are currently working on the Janet Leigh line. Go to my website at classicmovierev.com to find all of the twitter, Facebook, and other social media links. If you like what you hear pop on over to iTunes and give me a…

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In Harm’s Way (1965) Classic Movie Review 4

In Harm's Way (1965)

For In Harm’s Way (1965) we are still continuing the Bruce Cabot line from King Kong (1933). I love this movie. It’s all about redemption and second chances. It also shows how important getting breaks from friends are. The title of this film comes from a quote by Revolutionary War captain…

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