Otto Preminger: Articles


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. […]


'Porgy and Bess': National Film Registry Selects Controversial & Hard-to-Find Black Musical

Porgy and Bess with Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge: one of this year's additions to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. Samuel Goldwyn's final production, the Otto Preminger-directed 1959 film version of George and Ira Gershwin, and DuBose Heyward's 1935 Broadway opera Porgy and Bess was a box office […]


'Hearts and Minds' & Twisted Gay Love: TCM Films

Maggie McNamara, William Holden in Otto Preminger's scandalous The Moon Is Blue Turner Classic Movies has a lot to offer tonight and tomorrow morning. There's a lot to say about the scheduled movies, but since time is short – the first one listed below has already started, I'll be brief. […]


Michelle Yeoh Martial Arts Fighting & 'True Grit' Trailer + 'Blue Valentine' Sex Excess?

Michelle Yeoh gets some martial arts practice in 'Reign of Assassins.' Michelle Yeoh martial arts skills displayed in 'Reign of Assassins' Chao-Bin Su's upcoming Reign of Assassins marks the return of Michelle Yeoh, 48, to the martial arts genre. Yeoh hadn't kicked, fought, and flown on screen since her ferocious […]


Lee Remick Movies: 'Experiment in Terror,' 'Loot'

Great news for Lee Remick fans: eleven of her movies will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 26, on Turner Classic Movies. Remick Day is part of TCM's “Summer Under the Stars” series. (See Lee Remick movie schedule further below.) I've been a major Lee Remick fan since I saw this […]


Gene Tierney Movies: 'Leave Her to Heaven,' 'Dragonwyck'

Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde in John M. Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven In my view, Gene Tierney was not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the most underrated actresses of the studio era. Her eyes sparkled, her teeth sparkled, her complexion sparkled – even her cheekbones […]


Jean Seberg Interview, 'Breathless' Box Office

Jean Seberg's association with Jean-Luc Godard's A bout de souffle / Breathless (1960) was the key subject of a q&a that took place in 1968. Veteran Hollywood publicist Harry Clein was the interviewer. At the time, Seberg, who became an international star following the release of Breathless, was working on […]


Gene Tierney 'Laura' Academy Screening with Cara Williams + 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: […]


'The History of Independent Cinema' Q&A

As the title implies, BearManor Media's The History of Independent Cinema covers the century-long development of – American – filmmaking outside the big-studio lots. Now, who were those independents? Well, as author and film critic Phil Hall explains, they range from those fleeing the Thomas Edison East Coast oligopoly back […]


'Porgy and Bess' 1959 Movie: Rare Samuel Goldwyn Production Gets New York Screening

'Porgy and Bess': Rare movie version of celebrated George Gershwin musical to be screened in New York (Dorothy Dandridge and Sidney Poitier in 'Porgy and Bess') The Samuel Goldwyn-produced, Otto Preminger-directed 1959 musical Porgy and Bess “was a much-touted, much-seen and in some quarters much-admired motion picture in its time,” […]


'The Man with the Golden Arm': Groundbreaking Drug Addiction Movie + 'Woodstock' Crew Reunion

Frank Sinatra in 'The Man with the Golden Arm': Groundbreaking drug addiction drama. Although hardly one of Otto Preminger's better films, The Man with the Golden Arm is worth a look for two reasons: It's quite likely the first major Hollywood motion picture – since the implementation of the moralistic […]


Otto Preminger Centennial: Academy Tribute for Two-Time Best Director Oscar Nominee

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “A Centennial Tribute to Otto Preminger” will be hosted by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. The tribute will include a selection of film clips and comments from Preminger's colleagues and […]


'The Moon Is Blue,' 'Advise and Consent' To Be Restored

Press Release: Academy Film Archive Receives $100,000 for Film Preservation March '06 - Beverly Hills, CA –  The Andrew J. Kuehn Foundation has presented the Academy Film Archive with $100,000 for film preservation, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' President Sid Ganis has announced. The grant will be […]