A Worthy Charity Prize: Dinner with Eva Marie Saint!

Eva Marie Saint and her husband, documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Hayden, have made a donation to have dinner with a lucky contributor to the Children’s Neurobiological Solutions research foundation.   A worthy cause and a nice gesture by a great star.  ...
Philip Yordan — The Rest of the Story

Philip Yordan — The Rest of the Story

In addition to my article about Phil Yordan, (here’s a link to it on the Film Noir Foundation website), here are some other interesting details gleaned from my research about Yordan: Claimed to have watched every movie with Jean Gabin who served as a model for...

The hottest Streak

I was chatting with an actor friend recently and as we discussed a couple of his choicest roles in successful pictures, he remarked, “I was a pretty hot actor at that time!” His statement resonated with me. Actors, are like baseball players, gamblers and any number of...
A Film Noir Valentine

A Film Noir Valentine

Some idle thoughts on how some of the star-crossed couples of film noir would celebrate Valentine Day. You’ll have to fill in the blanks with the actors and the movies. Walter and Phyllis might ignore the 45 mile an hour speed limit and decide to kick it down at the...

And you thought the Oscars were something special!

I am extremely pleased that Richard Harland Smith selected yours truly at ONE WAY STREET as a Premio Dardo Award winner on his always-fascinating TCM Movie Morlocks blog. This award (which is presented sans any obligatory bric-a-brac like a gold statuette, a stuffed...

Pelham Redux

I recently discovered that a remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) is in post-production. My gut reaction: “What are they doing that for?” Copying an earlier version of a film has become a dreary tradition. In Hollywood, ersatz adulation equates to...