Monthly Archives: January 2016

Brewster`s Millions (1945)

One of the most fascinating plots of the past century was created by George Barr McCutcheon, who in 1902 published a novel entitled Brewster`s Millions. The hero of this novel receives an inheritance of seven million dollars from a wealthy … Continue reading

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Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951): Film Review

The concept of the stage mother is one which has enjoyed great on-screen success, especially during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Scheming stage mothers provide juicy roles for actresses of a certain age; they can dramatically push, wheedle, and threaten their progeny … Continue reading

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Noir Night: 99 River Street (1953)

There are a considerable number of film noir conventions which appear in film after film, but one of the marks of a truly good noir is its ability to incorporate some of these conventions in a unique and unusual way. One of the most gratifying … Continue reading

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Dangerous Ages by Rose Macaulay: An Introduction

Rose Macaulay, a British novelist who lived from 1881 to 1958, is one of those very intelligent writers who seem to flourish in their own age only to vanish into relative obscurity after their death, despite occasional attempts at resuscitation by literary historians … Continue reading

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