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Dana Andrews Movies: Film Noir Actor Excelled as Angst-Ridden Characters

Dana Andrews movies: Complex film noir actor excelled in both major and minor crime dramas. Dana Andrews movies: First-rate film noir actor excelled in both classics & minor fare One of the best-looking and most underrated actors of the studio era, Dana Andrews was a first-rate film noir/crime thriller star. Oftentimes dismissed as no more than a “dependable” or “reliable” leading man, in truth Andrews brought to life complex characters that never quite fit into the mold of Hollywood's standardized heroes – or rather, antiheroes. Unlike the cynical, tough-talking, and (albeit at times self-delusionally) self-confident characters played by the likes of Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and, however lazily, Robert Mitchum, Andrews created portrayals of tortured […]


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Dana Andrews Movies: Film Noir Actor Excelled as Angst-Ridden Characters



Eugène Lourié Homage: Jean Renoir 'The River,' Sci-Fier 'Crack in the World'

Adrienne Corri (Mrs. Alexander in A Clockwork Orange) in Jean Renoir's The River The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque (AC) will honor Production Designer Eugène Lourié with a double feature: Andrew Marton's Crack in the World (1965), starring Dana Andrews and Janette Scott, and Jean Renoir's classic The River (1951), with Nora Swinburne and Esmond Knight. The screenings will be held on Sunday, June 27, at 5:30 pm. at the Egyptian Theatre. A panel discussion will be held between screenings with panelists Bernard Glasser, producer of Crack in the World as well as Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line and Return of the Fly; William Creber, Production Designer of Planet of the Apes, The Poseidon […]


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Eugène Lourié Homage: Jean Renoir 'The River,' Sci-Fier 'Crack in the World'



Gene Tierney 'Laura' Academy Screening, Tribeca Winner 'Here and There'

Clifton Webb, Gene Tierney Laura: Classic 1944 film noir. Starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb, Otto Preminger's classic 1944 film noir Laura, one of the best in the genre, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood's Dark Side” on Monday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Laura will be introduced by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Minority Report). Based on the novel by Vera Caspary, Laura earned four Academy Award nominations: Screenplay (Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt), Actor in a Supporting Role (Clifton Webb), Black-and-White Art Direction (Lyle Wheeler, […]


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Gene Tierney 'Laura' Academy Screening, Tribeca Winner 'Here and There'