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Readers Sound Off — BOGIE, SINATRA and…S

Readers Sound Off — BOGIE, SINATRA and…SUSAN HAYWARD?

Hello, everybody.  Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys, here today to engage in one of our favorite pastimes, addressing email from readers.  Beat The Devil stars Humphrey Bogart opposite Gina Lollobrigida in full flower as Bogie’s wife.  Our Feb. 1 blog (Bogie, Jennifer, Gina and Peter Lorre At Sea On an Italian Cruise Ship? Oops!) comparing […]

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RICARDO MONTALBAN — The Mexican Cary Gra

RICARDO MONTALBAN — The Mexican Cary Grant?

He was the virile leading man who defined Latin sophistication yet broke the mold of Latino actors being typecast.  Ricardo Montalban was an enormously versatile performer who could sing, dance, swim and act. In the 1950s, he was Mexico’s answer to Cary Grant. Although he would achieve his greatest fame in 1977 as ‘Mr. Roarke’ on the Fantasy Island tv series, […]

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MILDRED PIERCE (aka Joan Crawford) — The

MILDRED PIERCE (aka Joan Crawford) — The Steamy Book Vs. The Movie Classic.

You might think that Mildred Pierce, director Michael Curtiz’ marvelous 1945 melodrama that won a best-actress Oscar for Joan Crawford (fittingly accepted in her bedroom; see above), is pretty raw for its time. After all, the picture covers quite of bit of territory — murder, drinking, rampant infidelity, double-crossing financial manipulation complete with intense mother-daughter […]

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