Tag: Ben Maddow

BR: No Down Payment (1957)

BR: No Down Payment (1957)

November 30, 2018 | By

Martin Ritt’s second film as director is this lesser known, slightly star-studded drama based on a novel by pulp writer John McPartland, and both the film and novel were reportedly the inspiration for Knots Landing…

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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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