Tag: Robert Mitchum

Postwar Espionage: The Quiet American (1958) + Foreign Intrigue (1955)

Postwar Espionage: The Quiet American (1958) + Foreign Intrigue (1955)

July 22, 2017 | By

Postwar espionage is featured in two unique productions: Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s The Quiet American (1958) from Twilight Time Blu + Sheldon Reynolds’ unusual Foreign Intrigue (1955) from KL Studio Classics.

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DVD: Foreign Intrigue (1955)

DVD: Foreign Intrigue (1955)

July 22, 2017 | By

A genuine curio for mystery and Robert Mitchum fans, Foreign Intrigue actually has its roots in a successful syndicated mystery TV series created by Sheldon Reynolds, who handled writing, directing, and producing chores…

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BR: Yakuza, The (1974)

BR: Yakuza, The (1974)

June 30, 2017 | By

Derived from a story and originally scripted by brothers Leonard and Paul Schrader, respectively, producer-director Sydney Pollack, fresh off The Way We Were (1973), had Robert Towne (Chinatown) attenuate the action and violence and put a greater emphasis on the culture clashes between east and west…

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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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Twilight Time Goes to War, Part 4: Conflicted Nuns!

Twilight Time Goes to War, Part 4: Conflicted Nuns!

November 25, 2014 | By

In Part 4 of Twilight Time Goes to War, we look at two tales of Conflicted Nuns from 1957: John Huston’s underrated drama Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison on Blu-ray + Fox’ DVD of Sea Wife!

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BR: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

BR: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

November 25, 2014 | By

Between The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) and The Roots of Heaven (1958), Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) forms the middle of John Huston’s three-picture deal with Fox, and another film shot in exotic, challenging locations. One could presume that Huston’s fancy for far-off locations was purely for production value…

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