Tag: Stephen Boyd

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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BR: Genghis Khan (1965)

BR: Genghis Khan (1965)

October 5, 2018 | By

The 1960s was the decade where epics bloomed, ballooned, and died as superproductions were cranked out by studios and maverick indie producers, and Genghis Khan was designed to ride the wave furthered by Samuel Bronston…

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A Hope Lange Double-Header: The Best of Everything + The Young Lions on Blu

A Hope Lange Double-Header: The Best of Everything + The Young Lions on Blu

August 7, 2015 | By

Reviews of two classic films with underrated actress Hope Lange – Jean Negulesco’s The Best of Everything (1959) + Edward Dmytryk’s The Young Lions on Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: Best of Everything, The (1959)

BR: Best of Everything, The (1959)

August 7, 2015 | By

After earning an Oscar Nomination for her starring role in Peyton Place (1957) and getting important supporting roles in The Young Lions (1958) and In Love and War (1958), Hope Lange was given the plum role of Caroline Baker, the suburban girl who travels to the Big Apple after earning a business degree, and slowly rises to the upper echelons of Derby Publishing from typist to book editor…

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The Films of Stephen Boyd, Part I

The Films of Stephen Boyd, Part I

July 18, 2011 | By

Part 1 of this spanking new series examines the work of Stephen Boyd, one of Hollywood’s forgotten stars of the late fifties and early sixties. First up is a review of his pre-Ben-Hur co-starring role in Woman Obsessed (Twilight Time), plus a review of the new BBC documentary Stephen Boyd: The Man Who Never Was…

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Film: Stephen Boyd: The Man Who Never Was (2011)

Film: Stephen Boyd: The Man Who Never Was (2011)

July 18, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: n/a / DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a / Region: n/a  / Released: n/a Genre: Documentary / Biography / Film History Synopsis: Documentary on Stephen Boyd, the Irish-born actor who made a huge impact in Hollywood as Messala in Ben-Hur (1959) before a slow but […]

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DVD: Woman Obsessed (1959)

DVD: Woman Obsessed (1959)

July 18, 2011 | By

Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: 0 (NTSC) / Released: June 14, 2011 Genre: Drama / Melodrama Synopsis: A stepfather’s past demons threaten the sanctity and safety of his family in an isolated Saskatchewan community. Special Features:  Stereo Isolated Music Score / Theatrical Trailer / 8-page colour booklet […]

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