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Crossfire (1947) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Crossfire is a fascinating film to study as part of the Post World War II experience. Developed as a novel by a Sergeant making training films at Camp Pendleton, the source novel had more teeth to it....

8.9 Great
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Show Boat (1951) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Show Boat was brought to the silver screen for a third time in 1951. Having had two previous popular releases in 1929 and 1936, there was something about this story that moved people. The Edna Ferber ...

8.8 Great
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My Dream is Yours (1949)[Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

My Dream is Yours first came on my radar because of Bugs Bunny. Well that and a Martin Scorsese documentary that arrived in the 1990s. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies i...

8 Great
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Room for One More (1952) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Room for One More is a 1952 family drama that no one remembered until Warner Archive rescued it. At this point, I’m fully expecting the oldest person on Facebook or Twitter to chime in with an A...

8.7 Great
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After The Thin Man (1936) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

After the Thin Man is a reminder that your partner’s family members are just going to suck for awhile. This second Thin Man adventure finds Nick and Nora making their way to visit Nora’s f...

8.4 Great
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The Pajama Game (1957) dominates profitable relationships [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

The Pajama Game proves that Doris Day knew nothing about labor relations. But, it wasn’t her fault. When the year is 1957 and you have to romance John Raitt, things are going to go a little wonk...

8.2 Great
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Holiday Affair (1949) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Holiday Affair is another Christmas movie from the 1940s. But, it was the Holiday film meant to help rehab Mitchum’s public image after his pot arrest. Taking place in the immediate aftermath of...

8.2 Great
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Mister Roberts (1955) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Mister Roberts is a movie that doesn’t make sense when you look at on a list. John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy don’t exactly gel as a directing team. Who is really the lead actor? James Cagney, ...

7.9 Good
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The Harvey Girls (1945) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

The Harvey Girls proved that even Judy Garland could make a Western. But, it was a musical and Garland wasn’t given a ton of choices in roles early in her career. By that I mean, MGM usually barked ou...

8.3 Great

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