Billy Wilder’s ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ starring James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh

James Stewart was born to play Charles Lindbergh, who became the first pilot to fly solo from New York to Paris in May 1927. The only trouble was that the opportunity didn’t come for Stewart until 1956, when he was already 47, almost twice as old as Lindbergh when he made the famous flight. But… Read More Billy Wilder’s ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ starring James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh

Anthony Mann’s ‘The Man from Laramie’ starring James Stewart

I got into Westerns through John Ford and John Wayne, but along the way, I have quickly discovered that this is only scratching the surface. While the collaboration between Ford and Wayne is legendary, there is another Western actor/director team-up that is just as important. During the early 1950s, Anthony Mann made five Westerns with… Read More Anthony Mann’s ‘The Man from Laramie’ starring James Stewart

Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1950s

Yesterday was Alfred Hitchcock’s 112th birthday, which I celebrated by watching Rear Window again. I also took the time to write another Top 10 list for TheCelebrityCafe.com, which covered the decade he dominated: the 1950s. I consider the ’50s Hollywood’s best decade and I could probably do an infinite list of the greatest films from that decade. Anyway,… Read More Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1950s

Presidents Day Mini-Break = More Time For More Movies

As a note, I’ve added an index page so that you can easily access my full-length reviews. I visited my uncle over the Presidents Day weekend, giving me plenty of time to vegetate and do…what else?… Watch more movies!   Destry Rides Again – 1939, George Marshall – Universal DVD – Fun, bizarrely unique western with… Read More Presidents Day Mini-Break = More Time For More Movies