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Black Widow Has Bite
In the case of “Black Widow”, there is more to fear than a frightening arachnid.

The Films of Frank Capra and Robert Riskin
Director Frank Capra and screenwriter Robert Riskin had a knack for taking an ordinary fellow, often one down on his luck, and putting him on the path to self-discovery, heroism, and true love.

Sudden Fear With Joan Crawford
Murder takes center stage when heiress-turned-playwright Myra Hudson falls for tenacious actor Lester Blaine.

Bogart and Davis Support Fox in The Bad Sister
Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis met onscreen for the first time in "The Bad Sister," but they were not the stars of the picture. The star was stage actress and film newcomer Sidney Fox.

A Face in the Crowd Wields Influence
Those who think “influencers” are a harmless byproduct of the internet generation should consider the warnings in the 1957 film “A Face in the Crowd.”

Defending Marilyn Monroe in Don’t Bother to Knock
When “Don’t Bother To Knock” was reviewed in 1952, the critic for the New York Times strongly encouraged Marilyn Monroe to take more acting lessons. Watching this particular film today might draw a different conclusion.

Lucille Ball Plays Detective in Lured
What do Boris Karloff, Lucille Ball and the poet Baudelaire have in common? Murder.

What A Way To Go!
From the cotton-candy color of the 20th Century Fox logo, to the feathery and flamboyant costumes by Edith Head, this campy classic successfully shows that death can actually be a laughing matter.

Powell Delivers the Goods in Ship Ahoy
Eleanor Powell proves that a dancer can also be a conscientious spy, but when she falls in love with the pulp fiction writer who inspired her mission, it’s going to take more than fancy footwork to deliver the top-secret invention in her care.

The Perpetual Relevance of Pinky
Of the four films produced in the 1940’s that addressed racism head on, only one focused on the treatment of women of color. While the film remains relevant to this day, Pinky’s journey is often overshadowed by the casting of Jeanne Crain as the lead.

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