Tag Archives: Joel McCrea

Western RoundUp: Preview – 2021 Lone Pine Film Festival

Western RoundUp: Preview – 2021 Lone Pine Film Festival After a challenging year and a half, it’s wonderful to see some beloved aspects of “normalcy” returning here in the United States. One such example is the Lone Pine Film Festival, which … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967)

Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967) It’s been a few months since I devoted a Western RoundUp column to a single film, so this month I’ll focus on my first-ever viewing of Hour of the Gun (1967). In doing so, I’m … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 5

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 5 Once or twice a year I’ve enjoyed sharing some of my “Western Film Book Library” here at the Western RoundUp. I’ve had some wonderful responses as readers have let me know … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Kanab, Utah

Western RoundUp: Kanab, Utah In past columns, I’ve taken a look at Western movie locations in Lone Pine and Corriganville. This month my focus is a popular Western location further afield from Hollywood: Kanab, Utah. Kanab is in the southern part of … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 4

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 4 I hope the new year is starting well for everyone! With many of us across the country — indeed, the world! — still spending most of our time at home, this … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Universal Gems, Part 2

Western RoundUp: Universal Gems, Part 2 A couple of years ago I shared a list of what I called “Universal Gems,” some of the many highly enjoyable Westerns released by Universal Pictures between the late ’40s and mid-’50s. Universal Westerns … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Yvonne De Carlo

Western RoundUp: Yvonne De Carlo Canadian-born actress Yvonne De Carlo is remembered by many classic film fans as one of Hollywood’s most glamorous women. Born Margaret “Peggy” Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver in 1922, De Carlo began her film career in … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Foreign Correspondent (1940)

The Directors’ Chair: Foreign Correspondent FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940) What a nifty little spitfire of a movie Foreign Correspondent is. Joel McCrea stands in for America in this ‘thirty-seconds-before-WWII-begins’ thriller. A Dutch ambassador (poignantly played by Albert Basserman) possesses “The MacGuffin” … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 3

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 3 A silver lining to spending this spring at home has been time to watch more Westerns – and also more time to read about them! I previously shared recommendations of titles … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The More the Merrier (1943)

Silver Screen Standards: The More the Merrier (1943) Lately, I’ve only been interested in comedies and musicals, the kinds of pictures that make the viewer feel happy in spite of whatever madness is at work in the world outside. Depression … Continue reading

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