Tag: Philip Yordan

BR: Bravados, The (1958)

BR: Bravados, The (1958)

October 20, 2018 | By

Based on the novel by Frank O’Rourke  (The Professionals, The Great Bank Robbery), The Bravados is one of the darkest westerns produced during 1950s by Hollywood. The premise of a husband hunting down the rapists & killers of his wife isn’t unique to genre…

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A Philip Yordan Trio: Broken Lance (1954), House of Strangers (1949), and The Man from Laramie (1955)

A Philip Yordan Trio: Broken Lance (1954), House of Strangers (1949), and The Man from Laramie (1955)

January 4, 2016 | By

Reviews of 3 films written by / story by prolific Hollywood scribe Philip Yordan: Broken Lance (1954) + The Land from Laramie (1955) from Twilight Time on Blu, and House of Strangers (1949) from Twentieth Century-Fox.

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DVD: House of Strangers (1949)

DVD: House of Strangers (1949)

January 1, 2016 | By

Although a classic film noir packed fine pedigree from Fox’s stable of top talent, this adaptation of Jerome Weidman’s eponymous novel is perhaps better known as the western Fox remade 5 years later as Broken Lance (1954), a more beloved CinemaScope production starring Spencer Tracey, Richard Widmark, and Robert Wagner…

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BR: Broken Lance (1954)

BR: Broken Lance (1954)

January 1, 2016 | By

Perhaps in looking for another suitable smaller-scaled project for up and coming star Robert Wagner + its flamboyant widescreen CinemaScope process, Fox chose to dust off the script of a relatively recent film noir, House of Strangers (1949), Philip Yordan’s adaptation of Jerome Weidman’s novel…

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DVD: El Cid (1961)

DVD: El Cid (1961)

December 6, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / E . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent / DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Genius Products/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: January 29, 2008 Genre: Historical Epic / Biography Synopsis: The life of El Cid, the legendary hero who fought to unite 11th century Spain. Special Features: . 4-page colour […]

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DVD: Fall of the Roman Empire, The (1964)

DVD: Fall of the Roman Empire, The (1964)

December 6, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / F . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Genius Products/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: April 29, 2008 Genre: Historical Epic / Roman History Synopsis: The love life of a Roman general is repeatedly thwarted when kooky Emperor Commodus realigns Rome’s focus from an […]

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Film: 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Film: 55 Days at Peking (1963)

November 24, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / F . Film: Good/ DVD Transfer: n/a / DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a / Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Historical Drama / Action / Epic Synopsis: Members of the Eight-Nation Alliance fight for their lives when rebellious Boxers surround their compound in Peking, China, circa 1900. Special Features: n/a . […]

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