Monthly Archives: May 2016

Halloween (1978)

“I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realised that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply – evil…”   Director:  John Carpenter Starring:  … Continue reading

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Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)

“Halloween—the Festival of Samhain. The last great one took place three thousand years ago, and the hills ran red with the blood of animals and children…”   Director:  Tommy Lee Wallace Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy, Wendy Wessberg, Michael … Continue reading

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Orca (1977)

“Why do you think he sank the other boats and not yours? He deliberately left you your boat because he wants to fight you on the sea…”   Director:  Michael Anderson Starring:  Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Peter Hooten, … Continue reading

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Hurricane (1979)

“If the gods meant me for another, why did they send you!?”   Director:  Jan Troell Starring:  Mia Farrow, Dayton Ka’ne, Jason Robards, Trevor Howard, Max Von Sydow, Timothy Bottoms, James Keach, Ariirau Tekurarere Screenplay:  Lorenzo Semple Jr and Roman … Continue reading

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Dr Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (1940)

Director:  William Dieterle Starring:  Edward G. Robinson, Otto Kruger, Ruth Gordon, Montagu Love, Sig Ruman, Donald Crisp, Albert Bassermann, Maria Ouspenskaya, Henry O’Neill, Hermine Sterler, Edward Norris, Wilfrid Hari, Charles Halton, Donald Meek, Louis Calhern Screenplay:  John Huston, Heinz Herald … Continue reading

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Dive Bomber (1941)

Director:  Michael Curtiz Starring:  Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Regis Toomey, Alexis Smith, Robert Armstrong, Craig Stevens, Allan Jenkins, Louis Jean Heydt Screenplay:  Robert Buckner and Frank Wead, based upon a story by Frank Wead       Warners’ … Continue reading

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Dishonored Lady (1947)

Director:  Robert Stevenson Starring:  Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O’Keefe, John Loder, William Lundigan, Morris Carnovsky, Natalie Schafer, Margaret Hamilton Screenplay:  Edmund H. North, Andre de Toth (uncredited) and Ben Hecht (uncredited), based upon the play by Margaret Ayer Barnes and Edward … Continue reading

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The Dam Busters (1954)

Director:  Michael Anderson Starring:  Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd, Basil Sydney, Derek Farr, Ernest Clark, Patrick Barr, Ursula Jeans, Raymond Huntley Screenplay:  R.C. Sherriff, based upon the books The Dambusters by Paul Brickhill and Enemy Coast Ahead by Wing Commander Guy … Continue reading

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You Scientists!

What the movies and TV have to say about the world’s most maligned profession. “They say he was a scientist, or something.” —Unnamed gendarme, Murders In The Rue Morgue (1932)

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Et al. Films T – Z

Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) Magazine editor Margot Sherwood Merrick (Myrna Loy) invents a husband in order to hold onto her job, a position that she knows her lecherous publisher’s jealous wife would never allow her to occupy if Margot … Continue reading

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