Classic Movie Review- Dial M For Murder

Alfred Hitchcock directs another masterpiece with ‘Dial M For Murder,’ a murder mystery written by Frederick Knott, who also wrote the stageplay for which it is based. It was released by Warner Bros. in 1954. Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) is a retired pro-tennis player whose beautiful socialite Margot (Grace Kelly) is in love with American…

Classic Film Review- Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

Today, the hit musical Singin’ In The Rain has been chosen to continue music week. It is a 1952 film directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly (who also starred and choreographed the movie). It features an ensemble cast for its time including Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno as well as King Donovan in a…

Classic Film Review- The Great Dictator

Written, produced, directed, and starring one of the most influential stars of a generation, Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator is a true masterpiece that makes fun of Hitler and Mussolini. A Jewish Barber (Charlie Chaplin) saves the life of a dispatcher named Schultz (Reginald Gardiner) at the end World War 1, but in the process,…

Movie Review Flashback- The Fugitive (1993)

Directed by Andrew Davis was given the helm of The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford, the remake of the 1960s television show of the same name. I have not seen a single episode of the original series, so I have no way of comparing it. The film, however, was nominated for seven Academy Awards, but won…

Classic Film Review- Hellfighters

Hellfighters is one of John Wayne’s non-Western films and probably one of the best in that outfit. Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, it features drama, thrills, fire, danger, and explosions. The perfect mix! Chance Buckman (John Wayne) owns an oil-fire fighting organization based in Houston. He’s been divorced for 20 years and though he and…

Classic Film Review- Patton (1970)

Patton is 1970 biographical film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner from a script from screen legends  Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North. It details the career of US General George S. Patton and follows him through his successful North Africans campaign, his rivalry with British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the liberation of Sicily, his…