Alan Ladd: Articles

'Shane': Alan Ladd 'Subversive' Western Gets Special Academy Screening

'Shane': Alan Ladd stars in classic Western to be screened at the Academy The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 60th anniversary screening of George Stevens' classic Western Shane, starring Alan Ladd as a lone and mysterious gunslinger, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7, at […]

Alan Ladd & Ella Raines on TCM

Ella Raines, Franchot Tone in Robert Siodmak's Phantom Lady (top); Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier in Rouben Mamoulian's Love Me Tonight (middle); Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn in Billy Wilder's Love in the Afternoon (bottom) Pre-1948 Paramount talkies are owned by Universal (or whichever conglomerate owns Universal; I've lost track of them […]

'Double Indemnity' & 'The Dark Mirror': Oscar Noir

Good news for LA-based film noirs fans: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off a summer screening series, “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood's Dark Side,” on Monday, May 10, with a big-screen presentation of John Huston's The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, […]

'Casablanca' vs. 'Everybody Comes to Rick's': Movie vs. Play + Hollywood's 'Leading Couples'

Casablanca vs. “Everybody Comes to Rick's”: A Warner Bros. release, the Michael Curtiz-directed 1942 movie classic stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as war-crossed lovers; Murray Burnett's and Joan Alison's play remained unproduced when Warners' Hal B. Wallis acquired the film rights. Philip G. Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, and Howard […]