Tag: Spencer Tracy

BR: Last Hurrah, The (1958)

BR: Last Hurrah, The (1958)

November 5, 2018 | By

The setting is a thinly veiled version of Boston, and the last election of its aging mayor Frank Skeffington (Spncer Tracy) who’s supposed to be a shoe-in for a seat he’s held for several terms…

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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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BR: Inherit the Wind (1960)

BR: Inherit the Wind (1960)

March 7, 2015 | By

Stanley Kramer’s film version of Inherit the Wind may be a unique case in which a film not only eclipses the existence of original Broadway play upon which it’s based, but attempts to fill in some of the play’s factual omissions within Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee 1955 fictionalized version of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial…

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