Tag: Raoul Walsh

Clark Gable at Fox: Soldier of Fortune + The Tall Men (1955)

Clark Gable at Fox: Soldier of Fortune + The Tall Men (1955)

November 25, 2019 | By

Clark Gable’s 1955 diptych is comprised of an underrated gem + a dud: the stellar THE TALL MEN on Twilight Time Blu + SOLDIER OF FORTUNE on Fox DVD.

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BR: Tall Men, The (1955)

BR: Tall Men, The (1955)

November 25, 2019 | By

Director Raoul Walsh may have been attracted to The Tall Men by the oddness of the story, in which former Confederate Col. Ben Allison (Clark Gable) rescues young lass Nella Turner (Jane Russell) from an Indian massacre, falls for her one night…

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BR: Revolt of Mamie Stover, The (1956)

BR: Revolt of Mamie Stover, The (1956)

August 25, 2018 | By

Jane Russell’s final film for Twentieth Century-Fox is this supposedly steamy tale of a prostitute booted out of San Francisco and settling into an upscale but nevertheless exploitive ‘hotel’ run by a Madame and her woman-smacking henchman…

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BR: Gun Fury (1953)

BR: Gun Fury (1953)

October 18, 2017 | By

Between 1953-1954, Columbia’s foray into 3D spanned 8 films, with some productions benefitting from a mix of strong direction, scripts, casts, and 3D cinematography, but Gun Fury demonstrates the pitfalls of working with variable elements, and a team unable to fully grasp the demands of 3D…

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Gangsters: Part II

Gangsters: Part II

March 19, 2011 | By

In the second part of this series, I’ve reviewed another great trio of gangster flicks: The Public Enemy and The Roaring Twenties (Warner Home Video), and the South African ‘grindhouse classic’ Death of a Snowman (Synapse Films)…

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DVD: Roaring Twenties, The (1939)

DVD: Roaring Twenties, The (1939)

March 18, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: January 25, 2005 Genre: Crime / Gangster Synopsis: Nostalgic crime saga of a WWI vet who chooses a life of crime when he’s unable to pick […]

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