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Journey into Fear (1943) July 7, 2014

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2014 #51

Presumably the title of this Orson Welles-guided picture refers to working with Hollywood studios.

Tom Conway as the Falcon, Part III May 7, 2014

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My reviews of RKO’s ’40s detective B-movies starring the Falcon come to a close, covering The Falcon in San Francisco, The Falcon’s Alibi, and The Falcon’s Adventure.

Bicycle Thieves (1948) May 4, 2014

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2013 #63

For my 800th review, it’s the film Sight & Sound swiftly decided was the greatest of all time, and almost as swiftly changed their mind about.

Macbeth (1948) January 23, 2014

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2013 #79

Something Wellesian this way comes…

Tom Conway as the Falcon, Part II January 20, 2014

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Click through for reviews of…

2013
#65
The Falcon and the Co-eds
#71 The Falcon Out West
#77 The Falcon in Mexico
#82 The Falcon in Hollywood

Lady of Deceit (1947) December 13, 2013

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2013 #88

aka Born to Kill / Deadlier Than the Male

Superb film noir.

(This is the first film in the 2013 advent calendar from the 20th Century. In fact, it’s the first film that’s more than four years old. Oops.)

The Pearl of Death (1944) August 9, 2013

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2013 #15

My coverage of the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies inches ever on with this shiny new review.

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