Tag: Pat Boone

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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Jules Verne on Blu: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Jules Verne on Blu: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

May 27, 2012 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), the best of the film versions based on Jules Verne’s classic escapist novel.

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BR: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

BR: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

May 26, 2012 | By

The fifties enjoyed a mini-wave of Jules Verne tales, spanning Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954), Michael Todd’s Around The World In 80 Days (1956), and RKO’s From The Earth To The Moon (1958). The combination of otherworldly / exotic travelogue tales with dabs of science-fiction and adventurous intrigue certainly made Verne’s classic works suitable for the big screen, so it seemed natural that 20th Century Fox would deliver the underworld of planet Earth in multi-track stereo and Cinemascope…

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