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Musical Monday: High School Hero (1946)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 27, 2021

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: High School Hero (1946) read more

No Name on The Bullet (1959): America’s Hero Becomes a Villain

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 10, 2020

“We might be the only two honest men in town.” – Audie Murphy as John Gant Audie Murphy had the added reputation of being a hero in real life, and so it hardly hurt him in his efforts to portray valorous protagonists on the big screen. However, despite being a fairly humble effort, read more

THE SEND IN THE MARINES BLOG-A-THON: Hail the Conquering Hero, 1944

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 10, 2019

In celebration of the November 10, 1775 founding of the U.S. Marine Corps. the websites Dubsism and RealWeegieMidget Reviews are hosting The Send in the Marines Blog-a-thon. Click HERE  to begin reading.  Aunt Martha (Elizabeth Patterson): "Well, that's the war for you. It's read more

Hail The Conquering Hero (1944)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 13, 2019

I have long sought out this picture and all I can say is all hail the conquering hero! It’s everything that could have been hoped for in a Preston Sturges wartime comedy. But in order for the laughs to come along with a great deal more, there must be a setup — a watering hole for our ma read more

Star Trek: Is Gary Seven a Hero or Villain?

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 30, 2018

Robert Lansing as Gary Seven. While on a Federation time travel mission to conduct research about Earth in 1968, the Enterprise crew inadvertently intercepts a transporter beam. Their newest passenger appears to be human and calls himself Gary Seven (Robert Lansing). He claims that he is a hum read more

Frank Merriwell; a Frank, Happy and Healthy Hero, in Arizona and Beyond

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 1, 2015

  First Merriwell Story, April 18, 1896   The Preface: Our story begins in 1971 in Hilversum, Netherlands, a city about twenty-miles south-east of Amsterdam; a municipality of less 100,000. Hilversum is often referred to as “media city,” because it is the principal capital of radio and read more

Frank Merriwell; a Frank, Happy and Healthy Hero, in Arizona and Beyond

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 1, 2015

  First Merriwell Story, April 18, 1896   The Preface: Our story begins in 1971 in Hilversum, Netherlands, a city about twenty-miles south-east of Amsterdam; a municipality of less 100,000. Hilversum is often referred to as “media city,” because it is the principal capital of radio and read more

Frank Merriwell; a Frank, Happy and Healthy Hero, in Arizona and Beyond

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 1, 2015

  First Merriwell Story, April 18, 1896   The Preface: Our story begins in 1971 in Hilversum, Netherlands, a city about twenty-miles south-east of Amsterdam; a municipality of less 100,000. Hilversum is often referred to as “media city,” because it is the principal capital of radio and read more

Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 3, 2015

Our final Preston Sturges film of the week with Hail the Conquering Hero, one of two Sturges films released in the same year, both starring Eddie Bracken (the other being The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek). Unlike yesterday’s Great McGinty, Hail the Conquering Hero blends Sturges’ roma read more

Memories of a WWII Hero: Captain Brown’s Story (2014)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on May 14, 2015

A note from Lindsey: Since I often cover period films that are set in or before the era of old Hollywood, I may also cover documentaries about the era from time to time. The time period in which our favorite films were produced is every bit as fascinating to me as the films themselves! Today I’ read more

Remembering Ted deCorsia: “If you’re smart, you can be a hero. If you’re dumb, you can be dead.”

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 11, 2015

Today, Shadows and Satin remembers the life of noir veteran Ted deCorsia, who passed 42 years ago on this date, April 11th. Graced with one of screendom’s most menacing visages, Ted deCorsia was a natural for the gritty, realistic characters that were a staple of the film noir era. A performer from read more

Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Smum County Posted by smumcountry on Nov 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 by smumcounty Eddie Bracken as Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith Woodrow (Eddie Bracken) comes from a long line of war heroes. His father “Hinky Dinky” Truesmith was a hero who gave his life in the First World War so when World War II rolls around everyone expects th read more

Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Smum County Posted by smumcountry on Nov 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 by smumcounty Eddie Bracken as Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith Woodrow (Eddie Bracken) comes from a long line of war heroes. His father “Hinky Dinky” Truesmith was a hero who gave his life in the First World War so when World War II rolls around everyone expects th read more

Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 27, 2014

Hail the Conquering Hero Written and directed by Preston Sturges 1944/USA Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental   Bugsy: You got no idea! Eddie Bracken manages to salvage a shred of his dignity in another madcap wartime comedy from writer-director Sturges. Woodrow Lafayette Pershin read more

Batman Delivers A Beatdown On Surrendered Criminals – But That’s What Makes Him A Hero, Right?

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 23, 2014

If you’re one of my friends on my personal Facebook page, then this little rant may seem familiar, since I first posted it there yesterday. After a bit I decided I’d also edit it just slightly and share it here, in order to reach a bit of a different audience. So yeah, there’s this read more

Batman Delivers A Beatdown On Surrendered Criminals – But That’s What Makes Him A Hero, Right?

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Oct 23, 2014

If you’re one of my friends on my personal Facebook page, then this little rant may seem familiar, since I first posted it there yesterday. After a bit I decided I’d also edit it just slightly and share it here, in order to reach a bit of a different audience. So yeah, there’s this read more