Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Bigamist (1953): Film Review

Among the handful of films directed by actress Ida Lupino is the 1953 drama The Bigamist, notable among her works as the only film which she both directed and co-starred in. Lupino is joined by Joan Fontaine, Edmund Gwenn, and … Continue reading

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Catholicism at the Cinema: Miracle of the Bells (1948)

The relationship between Hollywood and Catholicism has always been a complex and historically interesting one. While Catholics were influential in the creation and enforcing of a long-lasting censorship system (known as the Production Code), there were comparatively few movies which … Continue reading

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Actor Spotlight: Robert Ryan

A fine way to test the quality of a self-proclaimed classic film fan`s devotion is to ask him to recite his personal litany of favorite actors and actresses. If the acquaintance with film is still casual, you will probably receive such standard answers as “Humphrey Bogart,” “Jimmy Stewart,” “Elizabeth Taylor,” or … Continue reading

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Noir Night: Hollow Triumph (1948)

Although today Paul Henreid is best known for his roles as the patriotic husband in Casablanca and the dashing yet unattainable love interest in Now, Voyager, his acting career spanned several decades and contained a number of other notable roles. Because of … Continue reading

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