This post is doing triple duty in multiple ways. It's a noir film review, a tick off my Cinema Shame 2018 list, and a comparative face-off -- of three films, no less! Cinema Shame: To be honest, I can't remember... Continue Reading →
Every time I see a film starring Jean Gabin, I'm amazed anew. I love his acting style, the roles he plays, the directors he works with, and the artistic style of his films. Before yesterday, I'd seen and loved: The... Continue Reading →
Ride the Pink Horse (1947),* directed by and starring Robert Montgomery, has been on my to-see list for some time, primarily for the oddness of its title. A second reason was to see if I could truly enjoy Montgomery as... Continue Reading →
The film blog Cinema Shame invites all film lovers to submit a 2018 "Shame Statement," a kind of New Year's resolution to watch some of the films we feel we should already have seen, but haven't. There are some basic,... Continue Reading →
Until a few days ago, I had never heard of the 1950 noirish drama Crisis. It's a rather overwrought tale of an all-American couple on holiday in Latin America that tries unsuccessfully to leave for home as tensions rise in a small,... Continue Reading →
RIP. I hope her life was a good one.
Peggy Cummins (Augusta Margaret Diane Fuller)
(December 18, 1925 – December 29, 2017)
Peggy Cummins, who is absolutely incredible in one of my favorite films, Joseph H. Lewis’ Gun Crazy (1949), has passed away at 92. She’s in a couple other favorites — Jacques Tourneur’s Night Of The Demon (1957, Curse Of The Demon in the States) and Cy Enfield’s Hell Drivers (1957).
John Dall, Peggy Cummins and Joseph H. Lewis on the Gun Crazy set.
Was just thinking the other day that Gun Crazy would be a great candidate for a Warner Archive Blu-ray. If it happens, it’s a shame she won’t be around for it.