Director, Douglas Sirk, was born Hans Detlef Sierck on Apr 26, 1897 in Hamburg, Germany. Sirk died at the age of 89 on Jan 14, 1987 in Lugano, Switzerland and was laid to rest in Cemetery of Castagnola in Lugano, Switzerland.
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Lured (1947, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 9, 2019 From The Stop Button
If Lured had gone just a little bit differently, it could?ve kicked off a franchise for Lucille Ball and George Sanders. He?s the high society snob, she?s the New York girl in London, they solve mysteries. But Lured isn?t their detective story; it?s Charles Coburn?s detective story, they?re just the... Read full article
All That Heaven Allows (1955, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 17, 2018 From The Stop Button
The third act of All That Heaven Allows is all about agency. Who has it, how they avoid it, why they avoid it. For a while it seems like it?s about Jane Wyman having it, then about Rock Hudson having it. Wyman?s always implied agency, right from the start. Hudson, who doesn?t have a scene from his o... Read full article
There’s Always Tomorrow (, 1956)By Judy on Jan 19, 2016 From Movie Classics
This is my contribution to the Remembering Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon, being organised by Crystal at The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Please do visit and look at the other pieces about one of the all-time greatest film stars. It’s a black and white film full of shadows, with Barbara Sta... Read full article
All That Heaven Allows (, 1955)By Judy on Mar 23, 2014 From Movie Classics
This great romantic melodrama from shares a lot with his film from the previous year, Magnificent Obsession. It has the same intense Technicolor, combining with music from Frank Skinner to give a dream quality, and much of the cast is the same, including leads Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson... Read full article
Magnificent Obsession (1954, )By Judy on Mar 1, 2014 From Movie Classics
Please note I do discuss the whole plot of this film. ?So far I’ve written about a couple of lesser-known films. Now I’m on to one of his more famous melodramas, the glossy romance Magnificent Obsession – said to be one of the greatest weepies of all time. I’ll a... Read full article
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