Tag: Howard Hughes

DVD: Conqueror, The (1956)

DVD: Conqueror, The (1956)

October 5, 2018 | By

As the legend goes, in spite of protestations from director Dick Powell, himself a former actor and song & dance man (On the Avenue), Wayne insisted on making his last film for RKO The Conqueror, and with Howard Hughes still at the helm of the studio, what could go wrong?

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Cold War Propaganda: Strategic Air Command (1955) + Jet Pilot (1957)

Cold War Propaganda: Strategic Air Command (1955) + Jet Pilot (1957)

November 1, 2016 | By

Review of Anthony Mann’s Cold War drama Strategic Air Command (1955), newly released on DVD & Blu by Olive + Howard Hughes’ nutty Jet Pilot (1957) from the KQEK.com archives.

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DVD: Jet Pilot (1957)

DVD: Jet Pilot (1957)

October 31, 2016 | By

Howard Hughes blew more than $4 million to create the ultimate Air Force-Cold War-romance kludge with aerial combat scenes reminiscent of Hughes’ Hell’s Angels (1930), only to have Jet Pilot shelved from 1953 to 1957…

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