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Robert Mitchum Movies: 'The Yakuza' Surprising Casting, 'Ryan's Daughter' Cast Against Type

Robert Mitchum ca. late 1940s. Robert Mitchum movies 'The Yakuza,' 'Ryan's Daughter' on TCM Today, Aug. 12, '15, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series is highlighting the career of Robert Mitchum. Two of the films being shown this evening are The Yakuza and Ryan's Daughter. The former is […]


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Robert Mitchum Movies: 'The Yakuza' Surprising Casting, 'Ryan's Daughter' Cast Against Type



Teresa Wright in 'The Best Years of Our Lives': Mammoth Blockbuster Was Career Highlight

'The Best Years of Our Lives': Blockbuster with Michael Hall, Fredric March, Myrna Loy and Teresa Wright. Teresa Wright: Missing out on 'Duel in the Sun,' but scoring with 'The Best Years of Our Lives' (See previous post: “Teresa Wright in 'Shadow of a Doubt': Alfred Hitchcock Heroine in His […]


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Teresa Wright in 'The Best Years of Our Lives': Mammoth Blockbuster Was Career Highlight



Polly Bergen: Actress on Richard Nixon 'Enemies List,' Equal Rights Amendment Supporter

Polly Bergen publicity shot ca. 1960s. Polly Bergen: Actress on Richard Nixon's 'enemies list' (See previous post: “Polly Bergen Movies: 'First American Woman President.'”) As discussed in the previous post, despite its deceptively progressive premise – the United States' first woman president as a palpable reality – Kisses for My […]


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Polly Bergen: Actress on Richard Nixon 'Enemies List,' Equal Rights Amendment Supporter



Polly Bergen Movies: 'First American Woman President,' 'Cape Fear' Rape Victim

Polly Bergen publicity shot ca. 1960s. Polly Bergen movies: 'First woman U.S. president' dead at 84 Emmy Award-winning actress Polly Bergen – whose movie and television roles ranged from the first woman U.S. president in the 1964 comedy Kisses for My President to Felicity Huffman's mother in Desperate Housewives – […]


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Polly Bergen Movies: 'First American Woman President,' 'Cape Fear' Rape Victim



'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 […]


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



Matte Painting Techniques + Robert Mitchum Interviews Dissing Steve McQueen & Robert Wise

Matte painting in Forbidden Planet. A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release, Fred M. Wilcox's 1956 science-fiction classic Forbidden Planet was seemingly inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Cyril Hume was credited for the screenplay, from a “story” by Irving Block and Allen Adler. In the cast: Walter Pidgeon as a version of Prospero, […]


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Matte Painting Techniques + Robert Mitchum Interviews Dissing Steve McQueen & Robert Wise