Director William A. Wellman could do a lot really well, but what he was best at was Westerns and any movie that dealt with planes. In fact, any movie that involved action, Wellman was game.… Read More Kino Blu-ray Review: William A. Wellman’s ‘The Ox-Bow Incident’ & ‘Yellow Sky’
While trolling Big Lots one day a few months ago, I spotted a copy of A Big Hand For The Little Lady. With a top-billed cast of Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward and Jason Robards, how could I not pick it up for $3? Thankfully I can say that it was worth at least that. Directed… Read More ‘A Big Hand for the Little Lady’ with Henry Fonda & Joanne Woodward
Directed by William A. Wellman 20th Century Fox US, 75 minutes Starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews William A. Wellman was a truly underrated Hollywood director. Beyond, The Public Enemy, most people are completely unaware of his work. It certainly doesn’t help that his Wings (1927), the first best picture winner, has never been released on DVD.… Read More “The Ox-Bow Incident” (1943)
Today, in 1905, Henry Fonda was born in Nebraska. While I have only seen just a sampling of his immense body of work, I think he is one of my favorite actors. Here is a list of the films of his I have seen and my thoughts on them: Jezebel – 1938, William Wyler – A… Read More Henry Fonda’s Birthday
Here is my latest list for The Celebrity Cafe, my Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1940s. You can read it here: http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/top-10-hollywood-films-1940s-04-20-2011. Read on as to why I chose films like Rebecca, The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca as my favorite films from that great decade!
Another TCM catch-up day… My Darling Clementine – 1946, John Ford – TCM – After seeing this, I think I’ve found another new favorite Ford. The film is much darker than I expected, which fantastically goes against the title. I actually kind of find it like a prototype The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Then… Read More 1/10/11: Ford, Fonda, Wayne…and a little old lady?
Happy New Year! With every new year brings some new things…so without further ado, I’d like to introduce a new thing I’d like to keep going here: Watched Films. During this winter break, I have made it a duty to watch at least one film a day. Since December 16th, I’ve watched at the very… Read More Watched Films: 1/1/11