The incomparable Sydney Poitier stars in “Lillies Of The Field”. He won the Academy Award for his role in the movie. Lilia Skala, Stanley Adams and a ensemble of excellent actors round out the cast. A simple story belies a complex character study.Read More
Written by John Huston and Richard Brooks and directed by John Huston and filmed almost entirely on the backlot of Warner Bros. studios, Key Largo is a intricate character study of people under pressure.Read More
It's a sci-fi double feature, just like watching movies at the drive-in as a kid. Or at least when Bob and I were kids. I don't even know if there are any drive-in theaters anymore.
This is a special episode, not just because of the double feature, we also have a special guest! Hailey returns and all three of us are in the same room at the same time recording our thoughts on these two amazing films.Read More
Essentially a buddy movie, maybe one of the first of this genre, three fellow soldiers and best friends played by Cary Grant, Victor McLagen and Douglas Fairbanks have a series of adventures in northern India (aka Lone Pine, California).Read More
We take a tour of Lone Pine and the surrounding areas with Bob as our tour guide. Over 400 movies, many classics and many many more forgettable B westerns, have been filmed in and around Lone Pine.Read More
Set in the south, during a time of segregation, The Defiant Ones tells the tale of two escaped convicts, chained together and running for their lives. Directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., and Cara Williams it pulls no punches in showing the racism of the time.Read More
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger direct Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Kathleen Byron, Sabu, David Farrar, Jean Simmons and more in an epic tale filled with ghosts of the past, the power of nature and the futility of trying to fight either force.Read More
We're joined by a special guest this episode, Hailey, my daughter and Bob's grand-daughter!
Hailey and I watched "Murder At The Gallop" on Christmas Eve together. A totally fun way to spend the evening! We can't get enough of the scene with the cat jumping out of the closet!Read More
There's a great one liner on a movie poster for "Where Eagles Dare".
"One weekend Major Smith, Lieutenant Schaffer, and a beautiful blonde named Mary decided to win World War II"
But really, they didn't say "a tall handsome blue eyed man named Schaffer." Ugh. Things haven't changed much in 50 years.Read More
Esther Williams headlines this drama, comedy, cartoon about the exploits of the Higgins family as they train for the English Channel swim. It's the whole family picking up from rural Arkansas and heading to the south coast of England to train and prepare for this epic swim.Read More
Starring the incomparable Danny Kay “The Court Jester” delivers some drama and intrigue but mostly it delivers the laughs. Not just giggles mind you, but really good belly laughs. And Bob and I can hardly keep it together talking about the “vessel with the pestle”!Read More
It's a creature feature double-feature. Two classics from the golden age of cinema science fiction.
Aliens and giant ants in the desert threatening humanity with utter destruction. "It Came From Outer Space" and "Them!" are classics that bring back a lot of great memories for both of us. And Bob surprises me with his rating of Them!Read More
Considered a classic western, included in several top 100 films of all times lists, and often quoted and imitated, Shane brings it all, the acting, the direction, the script, the cinematography, and on and on. It really is a great film and Bob and I couldn't stop talking about it.Read More
Set mainly in and around an urban hospital it tells the story of Ray Biddle a violently racist character, Edie Johnson, Ray’s ex-sister-in-law and Dr. Luther Brooks an up-and-coming young doctor as their lives crash together in the aftermath of an attempted robbery.