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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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The Blue Dahlia

The Blue Dahlia

Mostly good acting and some intelligent writing bolster this Raymond Chandler film noir, starring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, and Howard Da Silva. At the same time, several coincidences in the plot and a late rewrite to change the identity of the murderer work to undermine the overall story. Stylish and occasionally smart, good but not great.

**¾ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1946 • 1 HOUR, 36 MINUTES
PARAMOUNT PICTURES

STARRING
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ALAN LADDVERONICA LAKEWILLIAM BENDIX

ALSO STARRING
• 
HOWARD DA SILVADORIS DOWLINGTOM POWERSFRANK FAYLEN

WRITTEN BY
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RAYMOND CHANDLER

DIRECTED BY
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GEORGE MARSHALL

1946 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (LOST TO
THE SEVENTH VEIL)

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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men