Tag: Henry Koster

BR: Man Called Peter, A (1955)

BR: Man Called Peter, A (1955)

July 31, 2019 | By

While the film’s titular subject of former U.S. Senate chaplain Peter Marshall was (and may remain) the film’s main draw, the production is also known among classic film fans Foxologists as Jean Peters’ final film…

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Wynne Wins, and Two Shades of Jimmy Stewart

Wynne Wins, and Two Shades of Jimmy Stewart

June 14, 2014 | By

Blu-ray reviews of two starkly different Jimmy Stewart films from Twilight Time – Two Rode Together (1962) and Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) – and thoughts on Kathleen Wynne’s majority victory over Mr. Permasmile and Ms. Bland.

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BR: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

BR: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

June 14, 2014 | By

Author Edward Streeter may not have realized t when he wrote the novel Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation in 1954, but he actually created the template for the classic 80s family vacation comedy in which a befuddled father and marginally frustrated wife have to deal with the antics of their kids on foreign terrain…

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BR: Robe, The (1953)

BR: Robe, The (1953)

July 7, 2012 | By

Film: Very Good BR Transfer: Very Good BR Extras: Excellent Label: 20th Century-Fox Region: All Released: March 17, 2009 Genre: Biblical Epic / Drama Synopsis: The Roman who supervised the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is haunted by guilt, and fears the power of the dead king’s robe. Special Features:  Introduction by Martin Scorsese (1:19) / […]

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Hollywood Gothic, Part I: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

Hollywood Gothic, Part I: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

September 28, 2011 | By

DVD review of the little-known (well, certainly for me) 1952 gothic suspense-drama My Cousin Rachel (Twilight Time), starring Olivia de Havilland, and a young fresh-faced snot named Richard Burton.

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BR: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

BR: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

September 28, 2011 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer: Very Good Extras: Very Good Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: January 23, 2018 Genre: Gothic Romance / Drama / Suspense Synopsis: A young man sets out to unmask his cousin’s widow as a gold digger, only to find a tea-making Oedipal sweetheart… or is she merely teasing him for the […]

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BR: Desirée (1954)

BR: Desirée (1954)

August 9, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label:  Twilight Time / Region: All / Released: April, 2012 Genre: Drama / Biography Synopsis:  Fictionalized dramatization of Desirée Clary’s liaison with Napoleon Bonaparte during his rise from an officer to Emperor of France. Special Features:  Isolated Stereo […]

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Film: No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Film: No Highway in the Sky (1951)

June 20, 2011 | By

Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: n/a/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Drama / Aviation Synopsis: An aeronautical engineer is convinced the tail of a new commercial airliner will fall off in mid-flgith – with him as one of the doomed passengers. Special Features: n/a     Review: This 1951 adaptation of Nevil […]

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