Classic Movies

Buried Treasures: Frontier Gal (1945)

Johnny Hart (Rod Cameron) comes a-ridin’ into the town of Red Gulch after successfully eluding a posse…and no sooner has he entered the town saloon when he’s engaged in a barroom brawl.  (It will not take us too long to suss out that Monsieur Hart has anger management issues.)  His attentions are quickly drawn toward the “Boss… Continue reading Buried Treasures: Frontier Gal (1945)

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Buried Treasures: Cattle Empire (1958)

In the sleepy little hamlet of Hamilton—a cow town (literally) named after cattle baron Ralph Hamilton (Don Haggerty)—the townsfolk are taking ex-con John Cord (Joel McCrea) for a drag through the burg’s dusty streets.  The populace of Hamilton has a bit of a beef (apologies for the pun) with Cord; five years earlier, drovers from a… Continue reading Buried Treasures: Cattle Empire (1958)

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #69

I shall take you into my confidence right now and let you know it’s going to be a busy April.  There’ll be a goodly number of items up on the Radio Spirits blog within the next week or so, and I’m also hard at work writing liner notes for one of their upcoming releases.  In addition, I’m trying to… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #69

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #67 (John Garfield edition)

With AT&T U-Verse offering a free Showtime preview this weekend, I did what I could to make what available room was needed on the DVR (it won’t be as much as what I grabbed from the Starz!/Encore or HBO/Cinemax previews, because most of what’s on Showtime is not Scottish*).  As such, it made for this dan-dan-dandy post!  East… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #67 (John Garfield edition)

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Movies I’ve stared at on TCM Encore #60 (Clint Eastwood Edition)

I received a rather unpleasant surprise last night when I sat down to watch a pair of Gunsmoke episodes that I DVR’d…neither of them recorded.  Further investigation revealed that our U-Verse largesse of the Encore channels has been rescinded.  I do not know the official explanation for this: whether it was a limited offer (it seems to me that if… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at on TCM Encore #60 (Clint Eastwood Edition)

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I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

Faithful TDOY readers are aware of this but for those of you just joining us…I am woefully behind in catching up with recently-released movies.  Granted, it’s not something that keeps me awake at night because I’ve rationalized that there are too many older and classic films still on my “Must-See” list but occasionally it does cause me… Continue reading I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

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Shameless self-promotion…and an important, earth-shattering announcement!

Eighty years ago on this very date, one of the seminal films of the gangster movie genre was released to motion picture theaters…and in revisiting The Public Enemy (1931) for an essay I wrote at Edward Copeland on Film…and More, I was completely bowled over by how well this classic still holds up today.  You have James Cagney, of… Continue reading Shameless self-promotion…and an important, earth-shattering announcement!