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The Tall Target ***½ (1951, Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson, Ruby Dee, Richard Rober, Will Geer) – Classic Movie Review 5696

Director Anthony Mann’s pacy, sharp, suspenseful, tension-packed 1951 train thriller is set in 1861 on a New York to Washington DC train via Baltimore. The movie stands out from the crowd in that the Tall […]

Jul, 02

The Bride Comes Home *** (1935, Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young) – Classic Movie Review 5474

Claudette Colbert stars as Jeannette Desmereau, a willful penniless socialite who cannot make up her mind whether to marry a smooth millionaire called Jack Bristow (Robert Young) or his tough bodyguard Cyrus Anderson (Fred MacMurray), in […]

May, 18

The Web *** (1947, Edmond O’Brien, Vincent Price, Ella Raines, William Bendix) – Classic Movie Review 5392

Director Michael Gordon’s fascinating 1947 film noir stars Vincent Price as a murdering, thieving industrialist who hires a lawyer (Edmond O’Brien) as his bodyguard and implicates him as the killer in the murder he’s committed. […]

May, 04

The Glass Key **** (1935, George Raft, Claire Dodd, Edward Arnold) – Classic Movie Review 4928

Director Frank Tuttle’s little-known 1935 film is the excellent first movie adaptation of the 1931 Dashiell Hammett classic thriller novel, with George Raft and Claire Dodd ideally paired. Raft plays Ed [Ned] Beaumont, the sidekick […]

Jan, 23

Yojimbo ***** (1961, Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai) – Classic Movie Review 4924

Co-writer/ director Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 Japanese adventure stars Toshiro Mifune as crafty wandering samurai Sanjuro Kuwabatake, who hires himself out as a professional killer and bodyguard (yojimbo in Japanese) to both sides of gangsters in a […]

Jan, 23

Fury at Showdown *** (1957, John Derek, John Smith, Carolyn Craig, Nick Adams, Gage Clarke, Robert Griffin) – Classic Movie Review 4176

Handsome young American stars of the day, John Derek, John Smith and Nick Adams, are cast as Brock Mitchell, his brother Tracy, and Mikey Sutton in director Gerd Oswald’s surprisingly expert little 1957 support Western. […]

Aug, 15

La Scorta [The Escort] **** (1993, Carlo Cecchi, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Amendola, Tony Sperandeo, Ricky Memphis) – Classic Movie Review 3208

Italian director Ricky Tognazzi’s taut, exciting 1993 documentary-style thriller is set in Sicily, where the men who protect special investigators find themselves sharing their charges’ constant fear of death. It traces the developing trust between four […]

Jan, 01

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