#FILMTALK REVIEW – THE QUIET MAN (1952), John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

The Quiet Man is a 1952 romantic comedy-drama directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The film is particualrly notable for Winton Hoch’s lush photography of the Irish countryside and a long, climactic, semi-comic fist fight. The Quiet Man won the Academy Award for Best Director for John Ford, his fourth, and for Best Cinematography. Continue reading “#FILMTALK REVIEW – THE QUIET MAN (1952), John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald”

#FILM TALK Review: THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH (1957), Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford

Virginia and Bill play a young couple who inherit a cinema from a great uncle. When they look over their new property, they discover that it’s the old decrepit Bijou Kinema sandwiched between two railway bridges, nicknamed by its patrons as “flea pit”. Continue reading “#FILM TALK Review: THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH (1957), Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford”

FILM TALK Episode #15: 12 Angry Men (1957), Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden, dir Sidney Lumet – Championed by Brian Reynolds

12 Angry Men is Sidney Lumet’s classic 1957 courtroom drama with an impressive cast that includes Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E. G. Marshall, Jack Warden and Jack Klugman. Championed for a position on our list of the 100 greatest films ever made by Brian Reynolds. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #15: 12 Angry Men (1957), Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden, dir Sidney Lumet – Championed by Brian Reynolds”