It’s lever action Chuck Connors who never actually shoots anybody in 50 episodes from Hulu of a Rifleman who rarely shoots anybody. Mainly he does a lot of catechizing to his son Mark. Mark is an apple stealer and a fibber and doesn’t shoot anybody either. I remember this show in reruns when I was […]
This fact-based drama chronicles Israel’s heroic struggle for independence under the leadership of the country’s first general (Kirk Douglas). Angie Dickinson, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner and John Wayne co-star.
McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The film is famous (or infamous) for its two spanking scenes, in which mother and daughter are each paddled with coal shovels: the daughter by her suitor, the mother by her estranged husband.
U.S. Marshal John Travers (John Wayne), becomes sheriff of a town where several murders have occurred, hoping to flush out an outlaw chieftain known only as “The Shadow”.
This is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list and establishing the genre as we know it today. The quintessential tale of a group of strangers thrown together into extraordinary circumstances, Stagecoach features outstanding performances from Hollywood stalwarts Claire Trevor, John Carradine, and Thomas Mitchell, and, of course, John Wayne, in his first starring role for Ford, as the daredevil outlaw the Ringo Kid. Superbly shot and tightly edited, Stagecoach (Ford’s first trip to Monument Valley) is Hollywood storytelling at its finest.
Blue Steel is a 1934 Western film in which John Wayne plays a U.S. Marshal who is trying to capture the Polka Dot Bandit, who has taken off with $4,000.
In a distant part of our galaxy, a human civilization lives on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies, to which they have migrated from their ancestral homeworld of Kobol. The Twelve Colonies have warred for decades with a cybernetic race known as the Cylons, whose goal is the extermination of the human race.
These movies are a fun romp with some subterranean monsters that will eat your station wagon if you’re not careful. The best of these was Tremors, but unlike a lot of sequels, these movies hold up well in the subsequent installments. The first is almost worthwhile just to see Reba McIntire blowing away the “graboid” creatures with a ridiculously big gun.
A young lady is having bad dreams about drowning, which is possibly a premonition. She’s going on the Titanic.
Popeye and Bluto are taxi drivers trying to take Olive Oyl for a ride.
Creature from the Haunted Sea is a 1961 cult film directed by Roger Corman from a screenplay by Charles B. Griffith. It is a comedy film spoofing the “sea monsters” genre. It can be considered a part of two different “trilogies”, either as the third in a Corman-Griffith comedy trilogy consisting of this film and […]
The first and only American television series of Sherlock Holmes adventures aired in syndication in the fall of 1954.