Tag: Anthony Quinn

BR: Warlock (1959)

BR: Warlock (1959)

June 21, 2019 | By

The film, itself based on a praised 1958 novel by Oakley Hall, could be summarized as High Noon (1952) with double the characters and tripled conflicts…

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Allan Dwan’s The River’s Edge (1957)

Allan Dwan’s The River’s Edge (1957)

May 13, 2019 | By

Allan Dwan’s weird & wonderful colour noir THE RIVER’S EDGE (1957) finally makes it to Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: River’s Edge, The (1957)

BR: River’s Edge, The (1957)

May 13, 2019 | By

The River’s Edge comes near the end of Allan Dwan’s career, and formed one of ten for indie producer Benedict Bogeaus. According to Silver and Ursini, studio Fox had plans to adapt Harold Jacob Smith’s novel The Highest Mountain

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Anthony Quinn: a 1969 double-bill

Anthony Quinn: a 1969 double-bill

January 22, 2015 | By

Anthony Quinn stars in two flawed but worthy films from 1969: Daniel Mann’s A Dream of Kings (on DVD from Warner Archive) and Stanley Kramer’s The Secret of Santa Vittoria (on Blu from Twilight Time).

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DVD: Dream of Kings, A (1969)

DVD: Dream of Kings, A (1969)

January 21, 2015 | By

What begins as a small drama about a liar, gambler, womanizer, father, and proud Greek turns into a much different film when lead character Matsoukas (Anthony Quinn) makes decision and pushes the story in a direction that may have worked in Harry Mark Petrakis’ novel, but in Daniel Mann’s film it causes Matsoukas to lose some tenuous audience sympathy…

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BR: Secret of Santa Vittoria, The (1969)

BR: Secret of Santa Vittoria, The (1969)

January 21, 2015 | By

Based on the international best-selling novel by Robert Crichton and adapted by the venerable Ben Maddow and William Rose, The Secret of Santa Vittoria is often referred by affectionate fans as ‘that film about hiding wine from the Nazis’ during WWII, often without a full memory of the actual film title…

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