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An American in Paris

“This is Paris, and I’m an American who lives here. My name is Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly), and I’m an ex-G.I. In 1945 when the army told me to find my own job, I stayed on. And I’ll tell you why: I’m a painter, and all my life that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. […]

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The Naked Spur

Howard Kemp (James Stewart) is a bounty hunter tracking a fugitive named Ben Vandergroat (Robert Ryan) through the Colorado Rockies. Vandergroat is wanted for murder in Abilene, Kansas and a $5,000 bounty is posted. Kemp returned to his home following the Civil War to find out that he lost his land and has turned to […]

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A Night at the Opera

“Paging Mr. Driftwood… Mr. Otis B. Driftwood…” Thus begins an hour and a half of some of the funniest material ever to come from the Marx Brothers. By 1935 the Marx Brothers had hit full stride and “A Night at the Opera” was their sixth movie. Like most of their movies, there is no practical […]

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Act of Violence

Not many movies have you right at the edge of your seat from the beginning. There’s usually a period of time where you bond to the movie. Somehow, at some level, you subconsciously decide that you will participate in it and let it into your brain. Occasionally, you may see a move that will not […]

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