Category Archives: Actors

Milland Directs Milland: Hostile Witness (1968)

Perhaps one of the stranger fates to befall a popular leading man of the 1930s and 40s was the late career trajectory of Ray Milland. Stranger still was the fact that he was an Oscar winner, having been awarded the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Stewart Blogathon: The Naked Spur (Mann, 1953)

This post is part of the James Stewart Blogathon hosted by the Classic Film & TV Cafe. You can view the complete blogathon schedule here. Thanks so much for hosting! My home state of Colorado has played host to many … Continue reading

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Noir City: Alias Nick Beal (Farrow, 1949)

[This post comes with the disclaimer that I’m slightly obsessed with Ray Milland.] I had the pleasure of seeing Alias Nick Beal at the Noir City LA festival this evening over at the Egyptian Theater. The film screened as the … Continue reading

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Breaking News Blogathon: Arise, My Love (Leisen, 1940)

Firstly, I want to thank all the bloggers who signed upĀ  for our event. I was so happy to see so many responses to this topic, and I’m looking forward to reading all the contributions over this weekend. Over the … Continue reading

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Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: The Bad and the Beautiful (Minnelli, 1953)

This post is a contribution to the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon. Thanks to Jill and Michael for hosting again this year! For director Vincente Minnelli’s follow-up to the Best Picture-winning An American in Paris, The Bad and the Beautiful … Continue reading

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Jimmy Stewart Project: Next Time We Love (Griffith, 1936)

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a new Jimmy Stewart film (sad, I know). I recently picked up the James Stewart Screen Legends Collection (Amazon link) which included a handful of movies still on my list to see, as … Continue reading

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Ministry of Fear (Lang, 1944)

In my quest for total Ray Milland movie-watching domination, I’ve seen Fritz Lang’s Ministry of Fear twice in the last two weeks. For a movie that apparently Lang did not hold in high-esteem, even going as far as apologizing about … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge: Wide-Eyed In Babylon

A few weeks ago, I went with a friend to see Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend on the big screen. I had previously seen the movie a few years ago, and recalled it being a solid film, but hadn’t really … Continue reading

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Dynamic Duos In Classic Film: Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda

This post is a part of the Dynamic Duos In Classic Film Blogathon, hosted by Once Upon a Screen and Classic Movie Hub. There have been many famous friendships in Hollywood, and one of the longest and most cited is … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia and the Cinematic Experience

I had the most remarkable movie-going experience the other night when I saw David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia for the first time. It wasn’t something I had purposefully put off watching over the years; in fact the film was one … Continue reading

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