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Ian Keith in The Crusades (DeMille 1935):Continue reading
A film with this title starring George Sanders, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Yvonne De Carlo and featuring the tagline “A ruthless genius who made women his slaves!” should have been unforgettable. Sadly, the enticement of watching Sanders behaving badly is never quite delivered on.
Sean Connery is 90 years old. Here he is in the inimitable Zardoz, a film everyone should watch.
Sunset Boulevard premiered 70 years ago this week.
Robert Mitchum Aug. 6, 1917- July 1, 1997
John Saxon (born Carmine Orrico) just died. He was seemingly ubiquitous on television during the 70s and 80s, in addition to acting in hundreds of films. His first breakthrough role was in The Unguarded Moment.
In this noir melodrama a brilliant cellist (Paul Henried) scarred by the war, arrives in New York and reunites with his former flame, an aspiring pianist played by Bette Davis, who betrays him with a narcissistic composer then sacrifices everything.
Neve Campbell reads Death on the Installment Plan by Louis-Ferdinand Celine in John McNaughton’s superlatively tawdry Wild Things (1998).