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Book Review: ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton story’

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O'Dowd maintains a passionate tone, almost febrile in some passages, throughout this extensive and methodical biography of an underrated performer whose career was truncated by her terrible death at only 39. Read More »

How Franchot Tone Directed – and Lived – Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’

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Franchot Tone's long-lost 1957 film of Chekhov's great drama helps reveal deep parallels between the actor/director and the Russian playwright. Read More »

Franchot Tone: From Pre-Code Romance to Film Noir

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Mysterious, suave and mentally keen, Franchot Tone managed to create conflicted heroes and charming villains empathizing with their inevitable flaws, unafraid of the benighted human condition. Read More »

‘Phantom Lady’s’ 70th Anniversary

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Highly recommended, not only for the fans of the noir genre,but also for those admirers of German expressionism and inspired literary adaptations. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Betrayal on the high seas in high-def. Read More »