Tag: Gregory Peck

Diplomatic Bungling: The Chairman (1969) + The Ugly American (1963)

Diplomatic Bungling: The Chairman (1969) + The Ugly American (1963)

August 23, 2019 | By

Cold War thrillers and diplomatic bungling galore in THE CHAIRMAN (1969) on Twilight Time Blu + THE UGLY AMERICAN (1963) from Mill Creek.

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BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

BR: Chairman, The / Most Dangerous Man in the World, The (1969)

August 23, 2019 | By

The premise of this pulpy, more-than-slightly tongue-in-cheek thriller is ludicrous: a retired geneticist agrees to a potential one-way trip to Maoist China and retrieve the secret formula that enables growing any kind of food in any temperate zone…

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Gregory Peck, Henry King, and The Bravados (1958)

Gregory Peck, Henry King, and The Bravados (1958)

October 20, 2018 | By

Review + additional thoughts on Fox’ A-level talent in the brooding western THE BRAVADOS (1958), new on Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: Bravados, The (1958)

BR: Bravados, The (1958)

October 20, 2018 | By

Based on the novel by Frank O’Rourke  (The Professionals, The Great Bank Robbery), The Bravados is one of the darkest westerns produced during 1950s by Hollywood. The premise of a husband hunting down the rapists & killers of his wife isn’t unique to genre…

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BR: Night People (1954)

BR: Night People (1954)

October 18, 2017 | By

After years as an experienced writer-producer at Twentieth Century-Fox, screenwriter Nunnally Johnson made his first film as director with this virginal Cold War espionage thriller set in postwar Berlin…

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BR: Moby Dick (1956)

BR: Moby Dick (1956)

May 22, 2017 | By

Reportedly shot in 1954 and released two years later after a tumultuous production history, John Huston’s film of Herman Melville’s classic 1851 novel may have been poo-pooed by critics, with great disapproval levied on Gregory Peck, but time has been very kind to the film…

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BR: Beloved Infidel (1959)

BR: Beloved Infidel (1959)

February 24, 2014 | By

Had famed American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald died young in the present day, there’s no doubt a tell-all book, if not a TV movie about his relationship with gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, would’ve been produced and released within a year or two after his death…

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