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Saturday Night at the Movies – and a good night tonight

30/03/2019

1 Garden Of Evil

Garden of Evil (1954) is a Western film, directed by Henry Hathaway, about three somewhat disreputable 19th-century soldiers of fortune, played by Gary Cooper as an ex-lawman, Richard Widmark as a gambler, and Cameron Mitchell as a bounty hunter, who are randomly hired by a woman, portrayed by Susan Hayward, to rescue her husband (Hugh Marlowe). Rita Moreno appears at the beginning of the film as a Mexican cantina singer/dancer. The picture was shot on location in mountains, villages and jungle of western Mexico except for interiors in Mexico City

Hathaway, Cooper, Widmark and a Western – just what you need

2.Descending Angel (1990) George C. Scott | Diane Lane | Eric Roberts

A recently engaged man getting to know his future father-in-law better unearths clues that the man may have been a Nazi collaborator and a mass murderer.

3 Johnny Come Lately 1943

Starring James Cagney (Tom Richards) Grace George (Vinne McLeod) Hattie McDaniel (Aida The Maid) Marjorie Main ( Mary McGovern Saloon Owner) Majorie Lord (Jane) Edward McNamara( W.M. Doughterty) Robert Barrat (Bill Swain) George Cleveland (Willie Ferguson) Margret Hamilton (Myrtle Ferguson) also William Henry, Norman Willis,Edwin Stanley, Tom Dugan, Lucien Littlefield,Irving Bacon, Charles Irwin, A homeless ex newspaper man Tom Richards helps a woman Vinnie Mcleod save her newspaper . Produced by William Cagney Directed by William K. Howard.

An enjoyable film with Cagney

4 With Six You Get Eggroll

Abby McClure (Doris Day) starts dating Jake Iverson (Brian Keith), and soon they’re planning a wedding. But the relationship is complicated, as widow Abby’s three sons clash with the daughter Jake fathered with his late wife. One night, a misunderstanding lands Abby in jail, and when the four children learn of the incident, they help Jake bring her home. Though they wouldn’t have planned it this way, these new family members just might be getting over their growing pains.

5 Tiger Bay (1959) – john Mills, Horst Buchholz, Hayley Mills

Tiger Bay is a 1959 British crime drama film based on the short story “Rodolphe et le Revolver” by Noel Calef. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson, produced by John Hawkesworth, and co-written by John Hawkesworth and Shelley Smith (pseudonym of Nancy Hermione Bodington). It stars John Mills as a police superintendent investigating a murder; his real life daughter Hayley Mills, in her first major film role, as a girl who witnesses the murder; and Horst Buchholz as a young sailor who commits the murder in a moment of passion.

The film was shot mostly on location in the Tiger Bay district of Cardiff, at Newport Transporter Bridge in Newport (12 miles from Cardiff) and at Avonmouth Docks in Bristol. It features many authentic scenes of the children’s street culture and the black street culture of the time, along with many dockside shots and scenes in real pubs and the surrounding countryside. It marks a vital transitional moment in the move towards the British New Wave cinema exemplified a few years later by A Taste of Honey.

Remember this well, it was and is well worth watching

6 Deadline USA (1952) – Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore,

1952 film noir crime film starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore and Kim Hunter, written and directed by Richard Brooks. It is the story of a crusading newspaper editor who exposes a gangster’s crimes while also trying to keep the paper from going out of business.

Ed Hutcheson is the crusading managing editor of a large metropolitan newspaper called The Day. He is steadfastly loyal to publisher Margaret Garrison, the widow of the paper’s founder, but Mrs. Garrison is on the verge of selling the newspaper to interests who plan to permanently cease its operation.

Hutcheson has other concerns, including that his estranged wife Nora is about to remarry. He also puts his reporters to work on the murder of a young woman and the involvement of racketeer Tomas Rienzi, which could turn out to be a circulation builder that keeps the paper in business or else the last big story it ever covers.

Reporters discover that the dead girl, Bessie Schmidt, had been Rienzi’s mistress, and that her brother Herman had illegal business dealings with the gangster. Hutcheson gets to Herman with an opportunity to safely tell his story, but Rienzi’s thugs, disguised as cops, take him away, resulting in Herman’s death.

All seems lost when Mrs. Garrison’s daughters, majority stockholders Kitty and Alice, refuse to budge, causing a judge to permit The Day to be sold. Bessie’s elderly mother, Mrs. Schmidt, turns up in Hutcheson’s office with her daughter’s diary, implicating Rienzi in his illegal activities. The presses roll as Hutcheson ignores the gangster’s threats.

Great cast, and a good film

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