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  • Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done

    Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done


    A curious animated mélange of Gilbert & Sullivan songs, revised and updated in various funky-'70s musical styles, loosely hooked onto a story about the search for a valuable, magic scroll of paper. Plot is secondary to the dazzling visual styling of artist Ronald Searle, whose grimy aesthetics perfectly lend themselves to this otherwise forgettable - yet completely unique - movie. Big-bosomed barmaids, ahoy!

  • Kathy O'

    Kathy O'


    Pretty good, surprisingly pragmatic story of a child actress (Patty McCormack, The Bad Seed) trying to assert her independence at a 1950s Hollywood studio. Despite a pat ending, this behind-the-scenes drama was a good find - the fact that it takes place during the Christmas season was a nice bonus. This particular one is done by Universal in a glossy style not dissimilar to Douglas Sirk's movies from that time (1958). Two underrated adult actors, Dan Duryea and Jan Sterling, offer fine support. (the film is viewable on YouTube)

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  • Lydia



    Merle Oberon as a worldly, flirtatious Boston blue blood reminiscing over the past loves in her life. Lushly produced and nicely acted romantic melodrama is neither here nor there. I enjoyed it, despite the story and mood having a vague similarity to other, superior films like Mr. Skeffington, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Magnificent Ambersons, even Citizen Kane (maybe it was Joseph Cotten's presence).

  • Fantasia



    This movie is totally nutso. I love it.