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Noir Nook: Just the Facts on Double Indemnity

Noir Nook: Just the Facts on Double Indemnity Not long ago, I was interviewed on a podcast about my very favorite film noir – Double Indemnity (1944). I had an absolute ball talking about the superb writing and direction, the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: June Haver

Classic Movie Travels: June Haver – Illinois While many think of MGM studios when reflecting upon some of the best musical films made during the Golden Age, 20th Century Fox certainly had its fair share of musical stars. Among the … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top Five Reasons Why I Love Phyllis Dietrichson

Noir Nook: Top Five Reasons Why I Love Phyllis Dietrichson If you know me at all, you’ll know that my favorite noir, hands-down, no question, is Double Indemnity (1944), which tells the story of an insurance salesman who teams with … Continue reading

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Oscar Losers – Not Even in the Buidling

Oscar Losers – Not even in the Building The Never Nominated Club. Angela Lansbury. Peter O’Toole. Glenn Close. Deborah Kerr. Those are the names that always pop up when the conversation steers towards The Oscars. All great actors, all with … Continue reading

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Five Facts About Fred MacMurray

  Five Facts About Fred MacMurray Other than that he was beautiful… ….. 1) He was a super hero Can you see it? Fred MacMurray has the power of superhuman strength/speed, flight as well as a genius level intellect. OK, … Continue reading

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Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon: Double Indemnity

  Barbara Stanwyck: Double Indemnity  Some actors are born to play a certain type. The word type-cast does exist for a reason.  Some are gruff and cast as cops, while others are wise and cast as grandfathers. This, however, was not … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Fred MacMurray

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Fred MacMurray, born on August 29, 1908!  Fred MacMurray is remembered mostly as the affable, good-natured father figure in the lexicon of  Classic Hollywood. So clean-cut, so moralistic – one can almost say … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 9 — The Apartment (1960)

9. The Apartment (1960) Other Nominated Films: The Alamo, Elmer Gantry, Suns and Lovers, The Sundowners Billy Wilder’s follow-up to Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, is a witty, sardonic, and touching film about corporate politics, adultery, integrity and love. Jack Lemmon plays … Continue reading

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