And the Oscar Goes to…The Greatest Show on Earth

There’s romance, crime, thrills, laughs, and fun under the big top in this drama by director Cecil B. DeMille and starring Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charleston Heston, and Jimmy Stewart. In a controversial upset, “The Greatest Show on Earth” won the 25th Academy Award for Best Picture over “High Noon” with Gary Cooper. Does it meet expectations? Watch my review to find out.

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And the Oscar Goes to…An American in Paris

It’s a love story filled with music by George and Ira Gershwin and dance choreographed by Gene Kelly. Along with five other Academy Awards, it won Best Picture of 1951. This is my look at An American in Paris starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.

Queued in Fridays: The Panic in Needle Park

The Panic In Needle Park 2

Today’s film couldn’t be more different than last week’s. Young Mr. Lincoln was a classic illustration of the Golden Age of Hollywood studio system. The Panic in Needle Park is a shiny example of what emerged with the fall of old Hollywood in the 1960s and the rise of New Hollywood with movies like Bonnie and Clyde and Easy Rider. Continue reading