Étiquettes » Charles Laughton

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

« It’s a hard world for little things. »

Oh how foolish I must seem. I gave Spike Lee all kinds of credit for the right hand/left hand speech in  782 mots de plus


The (not so) Private Life of Henry VIII

We’ve been musing about the busy British monarch Henry VIII (1491-1547), and wondering how his personal life might look if you framed it on a baseball card. 747 mots de plus


Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

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Billy Wilder | 112 mins | DVD | 1.85:1 | USA / English | U

Charles Laughton and Marlene Dietrich shine in this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s play (in turn based on her short story), about a man accused of murder but who proclaims his innocence (Tyrone Power), the barrister who decides to take the case (Laughton), and the man’s wife who agrees to alibi him but seems somehow suspicious (Dietrich). 62 mots de plus


Remembering Billy Chapin, Who Saw Us Through THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

More than half a century after shielding his little sister through the most monstrous night of their lives, John Harper left the world on her birthday. 1 744 mots de plus

Movie Briefs

The Mad Movie Challenge ... Hobson's Choice (1953)

As the month comes to a close it’s time for the Mad Movie Challenge when Kristina from Speakeasy assigns me a film I’ve yet to see and I in turn do the same for what I hope to be her viewing pleasure. 818 mots de plus


Film Noir Friday: The Suspect (1944)

Robert Siodmak helms The Suspect, a twisting 1944 film noir with a sincere dose of London fog. This picture features a screenplay by Bertram Millhauser and Arthur T. 552 mots de plus


Storm Warning

I’d seen it before. His face darkening. Glowering. I don’t mean in the theatrical sense. There were no histrionics involved. No actor could build the layers, manufacture the almost imperceptible tautness at the edges of the mouth, flex and purse the bottom lip in ways that suggested appraisal. 296 mots de plus