High Noon

High Noon US (1952) Dir. Fred Zinnemann I must open with the confession that I am not a big fan of westerns. Never have been really but when High Noon, considered by many to be the definitive western, appeared on TV the other day I finally relented and crossed this seminal opus from my “to … Continue reading High Noon

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein US (1948) Dir. Charles T. Barton Laurel & Hardy saw off many challengers to their crown as the greatest Comedy Double Act of all time, such as Wheeler & Woolsey and Olsen & Johnson, but it wasn’t until former burlesque radio comedians named Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their … Continue reading Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

The Wolf Man

The Wolf Man US (1941) Dir. George Waggner   Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.   This iconic verse became ingrained in modern horror folklore and served as the basis for many a … Continue reading The Wolf Man