Monthly Archives: June 2016

I Am A Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932): Film Review

As titles go, this 1932 Warner Brothers picture is hard to beat–and even eighty years later, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang remains as attention-grabbing and unforgettable as its title, besides being a historically and socially significant little … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude: Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

While not even its greatest admirers could claim it as one of the few outstanding musicals of classic Hollywood, the 1952 musical Bloodhounds of Broadway is a colorful, pleasant, mildly entertaining little movie. Based on the popular stories of Damon Runyon (his … Continue reading

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Noir Night: Raw Deal (1948)

Raw Deal is an early Anthony Mann film, one of several he made with famed cinematographer John Alton at the camera. The film stars Dennis O’Keefe as Joe Sullivan, a jailed gangster who believes that his upcoming, engineered jailbreak is on the … Continue reading

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