Tag: Henry Levin

BR: Genghis Khan (1965)

BR: Genghis Khan (1965)

October 5, 2018 | By

The 1960s was the decade where epics bloomed, ballooned, and died as superproductions were cranked out by studios and maverick indie producers, and Genghis Khan was designed to ride the wave furthered by Samuel Bronston…

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Pat Boone’s 1957 one-two punch: Bernadine + April Love

Pat Boone’s 1957 one-two punch: Bernadine + April Love

June 25, 2015 | By

Reviews of Pat Boone’s one-two film debut in 1957: Bernadine (still unavailable on video) + April Love on Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: April Love (1957)

BR: April Love (1957)

June 25, 2015 | By

If a supporting role in Bernadine proved to Fox brass that singer Pat Boone could in fact act (and make money for the studio), then it seemed natural to quickly slide the crooner into a starring project that tied all the demographics together into a light, almost classically written puffball musical…

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Film: Bernadine (1957)

Film: Bernadine (1957)

June 25, 2015 | By

It’s worth noting that while issues of juvenile delinquents and gangs had begun to crop up in films like The Blackboard Jungle (1955), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and The Wild One (1953), there remained in production quaint visions of idyllic, highly WASP high school life, with genial characters portrayed by twentysomething actors…

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