Here are 10 things you should know about Gene Tierney, born 98 years ago today. She was surely one of the most beautiful actresses to ever grace the silver screen.
Here are 10 things you should know about Veronica Lake, born 96 years ago today. Troubled and at times difficult, Lake had no shortage of both supporters and detractors during her time in the spotlight, and the debate over her career continues among old-movie buffs to this day.
A clean, unchoppy print of Detour (1945), Edgar G. Ulmer‘s classic low-budget film noir, has been rarer than hen’s teeth for many years, so we were very pleased to learn that the film, a favorite of ours, has finally received a full 4K digital restoration (sure, sure, we’d rather it was a film restoration, too, but as the man said, beggars can’t be choosers).
Here’s the trailer. If you’ve seen Detour, it’ll leave you eager to see it again, looking better than it has in decades; if you’ve not seen it, it’ll give you a taste of what you’ve missed. We’ll be catching it at NYC’s Film Forum, where it opens on November 30; if you’re not within striking distance of the Big Apple, watch for it soon at a theatre near you (you might even want to lean on your local art/revival house into contacting Janus Films about booking this classic film).
Word has it, the restored Detour will also be released soon on DVD and BluRay, but take our word for it, you want to see it on the big screen if at all possible.
Film noir royalty Jane Greer was born 94 years ago today. If asked which actress we’d choose to have pull a gun on us, Ms. Greer would top our short list.
Here are 10 things you should know about Fred MacMurray, born 110 years ago today. We can’t think of another actor as widely underestimated as MacMurray. He is most remembered today for the latter phase of his career—his Disney movies and his television work—but in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, he exhibited a wider range than most My Three Sons fan might ever imagine.