Richard Widmark

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13th January 2010 -

 News

Movie stars CHARLTON HESTON, BRUCE DERN, ROCK HUDSON, RICHARD WIDMARK and ELIZABETH PERKINS all attended the same high school in Illinois. They all studied at New Trier High School in Winnetka.

Actor Widmark Dies

26th March 2008 -

 News

Hollywood actor RICHARD WIDMARK has died at the age of 93. He passed away at his home in Connecticut on Monday (24Mar08) after a long illness, according his wife Susan Blanchard. The Minnesota-born star enjoyed...

Night and the City

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

"The night is tonight. The city is London," says the narrator, and you couldn't really ask for a better beginning. Like many a film noir, Night and the City opens on, yes, nighttime in the...

Panic in the Streets

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

In swampy New Orleans, a harried government health officer (Richard Widmark) tracks down two thieves (the inimitable Jack Palance and Zero Mostel) who are carrying a form of bubonic plague. A series of encounters lead...

Murder on the Orient Express

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Classic Agatha Christie becomes a near-classic motion picture, as a dozen major stars are trapped on a snowbound train with what appears to be a killer on the loose. It's up to an absurdly made-up...

Judgment at Nuremberg

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

In the grand tradition of courtroom dramas, Judgment at Nuremberg has the distinction of being probably the most "important" of them all -- even if it's not the most blatantly entertaining.The three-hour film concerns the...

Don't Bother To Knock

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

This obscure thriller marks the screen debut of an unrecognizably young Anne Bancroft, playing second fiddle to Marilyn Monroe in her first role as a "serious actress."Sure enough, Monroe proves she can act, and pretty...

The Alamo (1960)

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Director/star John Wayne spends more time at the Alamo than I did as a junior high kid in Houston. This three-plus-hour epic feels longer than the battle itself, the most infamous part of the Texas...

The Bedford Incident

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

The Cold War was still fairly young when The Bedford Incident came out, but they already had the formula down cold. So to speak. Sidney Poitier is a reporter sent on what ought to be...

Pickup on South Street

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

It's probably blasphemy, but I'll say it anyway: Pickup on South Street is simply an unremarkable film noir.Samuel Fuller, best known for his masterful psycho-ward thriller Shock Corridor, made Pickup because he (per his interview...

The Street with No Name

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Standard-issue noir. The Street with No Name takes great pains to narrate how its hero goes undercover to infiltrate a crime ring in "Center City," purported in the oppressive voice-over to be a real location...

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