The Swan (1956)

Princess Beatrix (Jessie Royce Landis) is barely holding on to her royal title. She and her family have been exiled, but are desperate to win back favor through the current ruling family, headed up by Queen Maria Dominika (Agnes Moorehead). Queen Maria Dominika's son, Prince Albert (Alec Guinness), is planning to visit Beatrix's family, and … Continue reading The Swan (1956)

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Remaking the Classics: Out of the Past (1947) and Against All Odds (1984)

I never hear anyone talk about the remake of Out of the Past, probably because Out of the Past is practically sacred territory among classic film buffs. The 1947 noir is a film that I, personally, adore. Everything about it is great: the photography, the dialogue, the performances, the drama, the chemistry! It's a well-made film … Continue reading Remaking the Classics: Out of the Past (1947) and Against All Odds (1984)