Category Archives: Classic Movies

Andy Snowslayer: Magnum Force 1973- ‘Excuse Me Captain: Can You Fly’: Clint Eastwood Stars

Source:The New Democrat “One of my favorite scenes and lines from the Dirty Harry series. To capture hijackers, Dirty Harry poses as an airline pilot. As the jet taxi, the confounded copilot says, “Excuse me captain, can you fly?” From Andy … Continue reading

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Carlos Esnaola: Thunderball 1965- ‘Official Trailer’: Starring James Bond and Claudine Auger

Source:The New Democrat  “Thunderball (1965) is the fourth spy film in the James Bond series starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, which … Continue reading

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MGM: The Big Knife 1955- Starring Jack Palance & Ida Lupino

Source:The New Democrat  “In this film version of Clifford Odets’ play, Jack Palance plays big-time movie star Charlie Castle, who refuses to sign a binding, $3000 per week contract with mogul Rod Steiger. Steiger tries to blackmail Palance into re-signing … Continue reading

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20th Century Fox: Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid 1969- Paul Newman & Robert Redford Are Butch & Sundance

Source:The New Democrat  “Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the “buddy film” with this box office smash set in the Old West. The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier’s fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is … Continue reading

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Warner Brothers: The Getaway 1972- Starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw

Source:The New Democrat  “The Getaway, an Appreciation – Criminal Element Criminal Element The Getaway (1972)” “Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) and Ali MacGraw (Love Story) are at their finest as husband and wife thieves on the run in this classic … Continue reading

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Out Of The Past: Raquel Stecher- ‘Madame X (1966)’: Starring Lana Turner

Source:The New Democrat  “Directed by David Lowell Rich, Madame X (1966) is one in a long line of frothy soap operas that delivers a good old-fashioned sob story. This film pulls out all the stops and leaves nothing behind in … Continue reading

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Night of The Trailers: Chapter Two 1979- Starring James Caan & Marsha Mason

Source: The New Democrat Chapter Two is becoming one of my favorite movies for several reasons. It stars one of my favorite actors in James Caan and one of my favorite actresses Marsha Mason. I’m also a big fan of … Continue reading

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