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'Crossfire': Classic Anti-Semitism Drama Starring Three Roberts

Directed by Edward Dmytryk, written by John Paxton, and produced by Adrian Scott, Crossfire (1947) 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, August 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Crossfire, which stars Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, and Gloria Grahame, will be introduced by Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential), with a post-film discussion with actress Jacqueline White, who plays Mary Mitchell in the film. Based on future filmmaker Richard Brooks' novel The Brick Foxhole, Crossfire is a taut, effective thriller focused on the evils of bigotry – in this case, […]


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Gloria Grahame Movies

Gloria Grahame is Turner Classic Movies' star of the day on Thursday, Aug. 13. TCM's “Summer Under the Stars” series continues with an offbeat choice, for Gloria Grahame was hardly what one would call a top star or one who fit the mold of your usual Hollywood personality of that era, whether on or off screen. In films, Grahame usually came across as vulgar, sleazy, and untrustworthy – and I mean that as a compliment; in my book, shady movie characters have almost invariably been much more interesting than clean-cut movie heroes. Off-screen she could be just as interesting: for instance, footage from the 1954 A Star Is Born premiere shows the actress clearly intoxicated (and not giving a damn […]


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Arthur Franz Bio

Arthur Franz bio: Veteran movie and television actor dead at 86 (Arthur Franz in 'The Sniper') Film and television actor Arthur Franz died of heart failure and emphysema on Saturday, June 18, 2006, at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard, Calif. Until recently, Franz had been living in New Zealand. He was 86. Born on Feb. 29, 1920, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Arthur Franz appeared in a number of feature films from the late '40s to the late '50s, usually playing amiable supporting characters. Among his best-received movies are two 1952 Stanley Kramer productions directed by the previously blacklisted Edward Dmytryk: the war drama Eight Iron Men and the psychological thriller The Sniper, in which Franz has the less-than-amiable title […]


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