Tag: Frank Sinatra

BR: Tony Rome (1967)

BR: Tony Rome (1967)

September 28, 2016 | By

Between 1965-1970, Frank Sinatra appeared in 10 films, moving from comedies, thrillers, and war films, ultimately settling on the detective genre which resulted in a tight cluster of Tony Rome (1967), The Detective (1968), and Lady in Cement (1968), and although he would also star in two more genre efforts…

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BR: Lady in Cement (1968)

BR: Lady in Cement (1968)

September 28, 2016 | By

Frank Sinatra’s follow-up to Tony Rome has him reprising the titular character in the same Miami environment, but with a less traditional detective plot in spite of author Marvin H. Albert taking a crack at adapting his novel, with prolific TV scribe Jack Gus…

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Frank Sinatra Goes to War: Kings Go Forth and Some Came Running (1958)

Frank Sinatra Goes to War: Kings Go Forth and Some Came Running (1958)

February 19, 2016 | By

Frank Sinatra goes to war in Delmer Daves’ Kings Go Forth (Twilight Time) + Vincent Minnelli’s Some Came Running (Warner Home Video), both from 1958.

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BR: Kings Go Forth (1958)

BR: Kings Go Forth (1958)

February 19, 2016 | By

After winning an Oscar for his work in the WWII drama From Here to Eternity (1954), Frank Sinatra headlined 11 major films before Kings Go Forth, the first of his two war dramas in 1958, followed by Some Came Running…

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DVD: Some Came Running (1958)

DVD: Some Came Running (1958)

February 19, 2016 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer:  Very Good Extras: Good Label:  Warner Home Video Region: 1 (NTSC) Released: May 13, 2008 Genre:  Melodrama / WWII Synopsis: Based on James Jones’ novel, a black sheep returns home after WWII and stirs up trouble in his hated home town. Special Features: Featurette: “The Story of Some Came Running” (20:35) / Theatrical Trailer.     Review:   […]

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Frank Sinatra: The Detective and The First Deadly Sin

Frank Sinatra: The Detective and The First Deadly Sin

February 13, 2016 | By

Sinatra the cop: reviews of The Detective (1968) on Blu from Twilight Time + The First Deadly Sin (1980) from Warner Home Video.

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BR: Detective, The (1968)

BR: Detective, The (1968)

February 13, 2016 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer:  Excellent Extras: Very Good Label:  Twilight Time Region: All Released: December 8, 2015 Genre:  Crime / Detective / Thriller Synopsis: A senior detective is pressured by the department to solve the murder of a councilman’s son. Special Features:  Audio Commentary with film historians David Del Valle, Lem Dobbs, and Nick Redman / Stereo Isolated Music Track / 8-page colour booklet […]

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DVD: First Deadly Sin, The (1980)

DVD: First Deadly Sin, The (1980)

February 12, 2016 | By

Film: Good Transfer:  Very Good Extras: n/a Label:  Warner Home Video Region: 1 (NTSC) Released:  May 18, 1999 Genre:  Crime / Detective / Serial Killer Synopsis: A retiring detective is pushed to his limits when he must solve a serial killing no one cares about, and comfort his dying wife. Special Features:  (none)     Review: The earliest effort by Hollywood to film the first novel […]

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The Films of Frankie-Boy, Part I

The Films of Frankie-Boy, Part I

April 4, 2012 | By

Slight editorial blather to set up the first set of reviews focusing on the films of Frank Sinatra, crooner, and pretty good actor who eventually settled into a familiar groove and sometimes got lazy in the execution of a film or two. From Olive Films on Blu-ray comes the Rod Serling-scripted heist thriller Assault on a Queen, and the film version of Neil Simon’s first play, Come Blow Your Horn; and from Twilight Time we have Pal Joey, with pal Frankie sandwiched between palsies Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. No spicy hot sauce required at all!

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BR: Assault on a Queen (1966)

BR: Assault on a Queen (1966)

April 4, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / A . Film: Weak/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: n/a Label: Olive Films/ Region: A / Released: March 27, 2012 Genre: Suspense / Caper Synopsis: Ex-soldiers decided to mount a daring (unrealistic?) gold heist by ‘assaulting’ the Queen Mary luxury liner with a restored Nazi U-boat. Special Features: […]

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