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Below are images from "DEATH ON THE NILE", the 1978 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1937 novel. Directed by John Guillermin, the movie starred Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot. Read more... )<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;
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"DODSWORTH" (1936) Review

I might as well place my cards on the table. William Wyler has been one of my favorite Old Hollywood directors for as long as I can remember. One particular movie that had impressed me as a teenager and a woman in my 20s was his 1936 film, "DODSWORTH". However, a good number of years had passed since I last saw it. Realizing this, I decided to view the movie again for a new assessment. Read more... )
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Below are images from "DODSWORTH", the 1936 adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' 1929 novel and Sidney Howard's 1934 stage play. Directed by William Wyler, the movie starred Walter Huston and Ruth Chatterton. Read more... )
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"AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS" (1956) Review

Based upon Jules Verne’s 1873 classic novel, "AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS" is the story of a 19th century English gentleman named Phileas Fogg and his newly employed French valet, Passepartout, attempt to circumnavigate the world in eighty (80) days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. Produced by Michael Todd, the Academy Award winning film starred David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton. Read more... )
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Below is a gallery featuring photos from the 1956 Oscar winning film, "AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS". The photos originally came from "LIFE" magazine and the movie was produced by Michael Todd and starred David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine and Robert Newton: Read more... )
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"THE PRISONER OF ZENDA" (1937) Review

I realize that many film critics and fans would agree with my suspicion that the 1930s saw a great deal of action films released to theaters. In fact, I believe there were as high number of actions films released back then as they are now. Among the type of action films that flourished during that era were swashbucklers. Read more... )
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Below are images from "THE PRISONER OF ZENDA", David O. Selznick's 1937 adaptation of Anthony Hope's 1894 novel.  Directed by John Cromwell, the movie starred Ronald Colman. Read more... )

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