Tag Archives: 1940s

Book vs. Film Wars ~ The Postman Always Rings Twice

Another installment in the blog battle between a classic book and the film it spawned.   The book is always better than the film, they say. I say it too. All the time. So, with this truism in mind, I … Continue reading

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Hollywood Character Arcs ~ White Heat

White Heat Released September 3, 1949 Warner Bros. 114 minutes Screenplay: Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, based on a story by Virginia Kellogg Director: Raoul Walsh Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O’Brien Adding Character: Margaret Wycherly, Steve Cochran, John … Continue reading

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Hollywood Character Arcs ~ Leave Her to Heaven

Leave Her to Heaven Released December 20, 1945 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 110 minutes Screenplay: Jo Swerling, based on the novel by Ben Ames Williams Director: John M. Stahl Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde Adding … Continue reading

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