Tag: Edward Dmytryk

Clark Gable at Fox: Soldier of Fortune + The Tall Men (1955)

Clark Gable at Fox: Soldier of Fortune + The Tall Men (1955)

November 25, 2019 | By

Clark Gable’s 1955 diptych is comprised of an underrated gem + a dud: the stellar THE TALL MEN on Twilight Time Blu + SOLDIER OF FORTUNE on Fox DVD.

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DVD: Soldier of Fortune (1955)

DVD: Soldier of Fortune (1955)

November 25, 2019 | By

Upon it’s original theatrical release, Clark Gable’s first picture after being ‘dumped’ by longtime studio MGM wasn’t well appraised by critics, and although the passing years may have enhanced the film’s curio value…

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Edward Dmytryk’s Warlock (1958) + Bluebeard (1972)

Edward Dmytryk’s Warlock (1958) + Bluebeard (1972)

June 21, 2019 | By

Two genre gems by Edward Dmytryk – the message-heavy western WARLOCK (1958) on Twilight Time Blu + the eurosleaze classic BLUEBEARD (1972) on DVD.

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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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DVD: Bluebeard (1972)

DVD: Bluebeard (1972)

June 21, 2019 | By

It’s unsure whether director / co-writer Edward Dmytryk was aware of any thin connections to the violent & fetishistic giallo genre, whereas the film’s other co-writers, Maria Pia Fusco and Ennio De Concini…

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A Philip Yordan Trio: Broken Lance (1954), House of Strangers (1949), and The Man from Laramie (1955)

A Philip Yordan Trio: Broken Lance (1954), House of Strangers (1949), and The Man from Laramie (1955)

January 4, 2016 | By

Reviews of 3 films written by / story by prolific Hollywood scribe Philip Yordan: Broken Lance (1954) + The Land from Laramie (1955) from Twilight Time on Blu, and House of Strangers (1949) from Twentieth Century-Fox.

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BR: Broken Lance (1954)

BR: Broken Lance (1954)

January 1, 2016 | By

Perhaps in looking for another suitable smaller-scaled project for up and coming star Robert Wagner + its flamboyant widescreen CinemaScope process, Fox chose to dust off the script of a relatively recent film noir, House of Strangers (1949), Philip Yordan’s adaptation of Jerome Weidman’s novel…

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A Hope Lange Double-Header: The Best of Everything + The Young Lions on Blu

A Hope Lange Double-Header: The Best of Everything + The Young Lions on Blu

August 7, 2015 | By

Reviews of two classic films with underrated actress Hope Lange – Jean Negulesco’s The Best of Everything (1959) + Edward Dmytryk’s The Young Lions on Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: Young Lions, The (1958)

BR: Young Lions, The (1958)

August 7, 2015 | By

The classic film version of Irwin Shaw’s somewhat autobiographical novel about three sets of characters struggling through the dramatic arc of WWII finally arrives on Blu-ray via Twilight Time in a stellar transfer that features a true surround sound mix (more stereo than directional effects, but very clean) and an isolated score of one of Hugo Friedhofer’s greatest scores, taken from the original recording sessions…

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Swan Songs

Swan Songs

November 14, 2011 | By

Review of The Left Hand of God, the weirdly understated drama directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gene Tierney, and released on a fine DVD by Twilight Time.

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