Tag: Jack Lemmon

BR: My Sister Eileen (1955)

BR: My Sister Eileen (1955)

August 8, 2018 | By

With colour and CinemaScope, the 1955 version of Ruth McKenney’s tales retains most of the same characters from the original film, with some unique modifications. Gone is the setting of WWII and the need to economize, as are opening scenes in which sisters Ruth (Betty Garrett) and Eileen (Janet Leigh) make it clear…

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The End of a Great Run: Billy Wilder’s The Fortune Cookie

The End of a Great Run: Billy Wilder’s The Fortune Cookie

May 23, 2017 | By

Review of The Fortune Cookie (1966), Billy Wilder’s last film of the 1960s, new on Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: Fortune Cookie, The (1966)

BR: Fortune Cookie, The (1966)

May 23, 2017 | By

The hook in The Fortune Cookie is simple and sweet: after getting smacked and back-flipped while covering a football game, CBS cameraman Harry Hinkle (Jack Lemmon) wakes up in a hospital to find brother-in-law / personal injury lawyer Willie Gingrich (Walter Matthau) has already set in motion a perfect plan to sue…

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DVD: Fire Down Below (1957)

DVD: Fire Down Below (1957)

August 26, 2016 | By

After the presumably middling success of her three-picture comeback between 1952-1953, Rita Hayworth After the presumably middling success of her three-picture comeback between 1952-1953, Rita Hayworth stepped away from films again, returning four years later with Fire Down Below, a peculiar choice given Hayworth’s character Irena – a mysterious, sultry dame with a shady past – disappears from the story for almost the entire last half hour…

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