Tag: Mark Stevens

BR: September Storm (1960)

BR: September Storm (1960)

April 1, 2017 | By

The idea a producer would go to the trouble of filming a 3D movie with underwater gear and see it released flat by studio Fox, then disappear from distribution makes the creation of September Storm an absurdity, and yet in spite of these unintentional mishaps, this orphan film became a high-profile restoration project for the 3-D Film Archive…

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A Film Noir Trio: House of Bamboo (1955), Street with No Name (1948), and Cry Vengeance (1954)

A Film Noir Trio: House of Bamboo (1955), Street with No Name (1948), and Cry Vengeance (1954)

January 22, 2016 | By

Reviews of 3 unique film noirs: Sam Fuller’s House of Bamboo (Twilight Time), William Keighley’s The Street with No Name (Fox), and Mark Stevens’ Cry Vengeance (Olive Films).

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DVD: Street with No Name, The (1948)

DVD: Street with No Name, The (1948)

January 22, 2016 | By

Not unlike House of Strangers (1949), The Street with No Name is a fellow noir that’s perhaps been overshadowed by its bigger, and in this case, crazier colour CinemaScope remake, Sam Fuller’s House of Bamboo (1955), but Harry Kleiner’s story and William Keighley’s direction managed to form a near-perfect 1948 thriller that’s more true crime than noir…

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DVD: Cry Vengeance (1954)

DVD: Cry Vengeance (1954)

January 22, 2016 | By

After working his way up to A-level pictures at Fox and peaking with The Street with No Name (1948) and The Snake Pit (1948), Mark Stevens slowly slid into B pictures again, eventually settling into TV with the occasional feature film – Fate is the Hunter (1964) being a rare A-level venture…

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