Thomas Ludvigsen

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (73 of 79)
Location: Oslo, Norway


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Casque D'Or [DVD] [1952] <b>DVD</b> ~ Simone Signoret
Casque D'Or [DVD] [1952] DVD ~ Simone Signoret
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Jaques Becker, 15 Mar 2009
Casque D'Or is the often underrated director Jacques Becker (Le Trou, Touchez pas au Grisbi)masterpiece. Set in a world of prostitutes and gangsters in fin-de-siécle Paris the film is among the best from the golden age of French cinema. The plot, which is based on a true story recounts a tragic sequence of treachery, murder and death by guillotine. Superb acting by Simone Signoret and Serge Reggiani as the doomed couple gives the film an extra dimension. The eminent photography and its richly detailed evocation of period and milieu make the film most momorable. It's no wonder why Casque D'Or ranks among the best European films of the 1950's.
The Spiral Staircase [DVD] [1945] <b>DVD</b> ~ George Brent
63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
Turn off the lights and get ready for one of the best suspense films of the forties. The Spiral Staircase is perhaps not as well known as some classic Hitchcock movies, but the film is a true gem for aficinados of scary black and white thrillers. I was introduced to the film by my mother who saw it when she was 12 in 1946. It scared the hell out of her then and did the same to us both i 2009. The director is the most underrated Robert Siodmak, proberly best known for The Killers starring Burt Lancaster. The Spiral Staircase has all the ingredienses of a classic suspense film: Insane murderer, creepy old house, several suspects and superb black and white photography. Ethel Barrymore and… Read more