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Pure [2003] [DVD]
Pure [2003] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Harry Eden
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 9 Nov. 2011
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Harry Eden was truly brilliant in this and "Real Men", I can't understand why he isn't cast in many more things.

Look Back In Anger [DVD] [1958]
Look Back In Anger [DVD] [1958]
Dvd ~ Richard Burton
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5 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 25 Oct. 2009
Richard Burton was far too old to play 25-year-old Jimmy Porter. He was 33 but looked almost a decade older than his real age, due to his chain smoking and chronic alcoholism. Burton was always a wooden film actor and his awful hammy overacting completely ruins what could have been a decent movie. Producer Harry Saltzman later admitted that giving the part to Burton had been a "monumental miscalcuation", since he was too old and too obviously capable. If only they had cast Kenneth Haigh, 27-year-old star of the original London and Broadway productions, then this could have worked. Gary Raymond, Claire Bloom and Mary Ure are better in the other roles but a too old Burton chewing the scenery sinks this film. It's not surprising this movie is almost forgotten today, after all much better kitchen sink dramas like "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" and "This Sporting Life" were to follow, starring much more natural film actors like Albert Finney and Richard Harris. Burton was the most overrated actor ever, he only copied Laurence Olivier and he never did learn to be a film actor. No wonder Marlon Brando hated the racist. If they had to cast the middle-aged Burton then they should have deleted the line where Gary Raymond's character mentions that Jimmy is only supposed to be 25.
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The Derby Stallion [DVD]
The Derby Stallion [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bill Cobbs
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad film, 28 May 2009
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A bad movie which only got released straight to DVD. All the acting is bad except from Bill Cobbs as Zac's elderly friend, and the story is very far-fetched. They also did a really bad job of making it look like Efron was riding.

The Tall Men [1955] [DVD]
The Tall Men [1955] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Clark Gable
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dud western, 1 Mar. 2009
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Clark Gable was, at 54, at least twenty years older than the character he was playing. It's not too bad because he does still have great charisma and screen presence, plus he looks slim due to a crash diet. Unfortunately the film is too long drawn out and boring, with too much of it taking place in the studio. Jane Russell doesn't have the talent to play her comedic supporting role as the woman he meets, and Robert Ryan is sadly wasted (he was seriously ill with hepatitis during filming and had to leave the production for a fortnight at one point). Cameron Mitchell gives the best performance as Gable's younger brother.

Operation Pacific [DVD] [1951]
Operation Pacific [DVD] [1951]
Dvd ~ John Wayne
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad movie, 1 Mar. 2009
"Sands of Iwo Jima" was a good war movie but this one is just slow, overlong and boring. Wayne and Ward Bond were already a bit old to be playing military roles and the film is just formulaic stuff with too much stupid humour and romantic subplots. The studio set for the submarine is about the size of Ikea.

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