Although it's not on my Cinema Shame 2018 list, Don't Bother to Knock (1952) should have been. Wild that it's taken me so long to see this film, one I've wanted to see for all of its main actors and a noteworthy dramatic... 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.
Detective Story is a 1951 day-in-the-life police movie directed by William Wyler. It's a compelling but stagebound production, obviously a film adaptation of a play. The film features a powerful lead performance by Kirk Douglas as James McLeod, a hard-nosed, morally... Continue Reading →