The Big Sleep

Today in Movie History: August 23

No contest as to what we’re starting with today: The Big Sleep Howard Hawks’ adaptation of the famed Raymond Chandler novel, now widely regarded as one of the greatest detective movies ever made. Its status as a staple of film noir hides a few too many twists – who the hell did kill that chauffeur? — but with Humphrey Bogart …

ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS

Only Angels Have Wings: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Review by: Robert Trate Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Barthelmess, Sig Ruman Directed by: Howard Hawks Written by: Buck Henry (screenplay), Charles Webb (novel) Original Year of Release: 1939 Run Time: 121 minutes Rated: NR Spine #806 When the Criterion Collection announced that Only Angels Have Wings, featuring Cary Grant and directed by Howard Hawks, was …

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Today in Movie History: March 18

Funniest movie of all time or high point of western civilization? We’ll leave that debate for the ages, but one thing is clear: if you want comedy, you can’t do better than Mel Brooks’ The Producers, which opened today in 1968. If you prefer kick-ass cowboys to dancing Hitlers, there’s Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo, starring John Wayne, Ricky Nelson and Dean …