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Jean Simmons: Portrait of a Complicated Lady

"I think she's very pretty," says poor young Pip of the slightly older Estella. "I think she's very proud." Extraordinarily pretty and proudly defiant: that was...

ETERNALLY COOL: ROBERT MITCHUM (1917-1997)

He drank too much and smoked too much. He granted too many interviews full of cynical observations about himself and his business. He made too many bad movies...

Books: Mr. White's Confession

Clark writes novels that could be movies in which Henry Fonda and Robert Mitchum steal scenes from each other. His 1997 debut, In the Deep Midwinter, established...

Cinema: Friends of Friends

THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE Directed by PETER YATES Screenplay by PAUL MONASH Physically he is right for the part. The slope of the belly has grown more acute...

Cinema: Honor Bound

THE YAKUZA Directed by SYDNEY POLLACK Screenplay by PAUL SCHRADER and ROBERT TOWNE A cultural footnote: the Yakuza in Japan is very much like the Mafia...

Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 4, 1955

Not As a Stranger (Stanley Kramer; United Artists) is a film about doctors that runs for 135 minutes—a sort of Medic in flowing hospital gown. Based on Morton...

Cinema: Crisis in Hollywood

Last week the baleful word marijuana* was on every Hollywood tongue. The most self-conscious city of a self-conscious nation was in for a first-rate scandal,...

Cinema: The Leather Boys

El Dorado. The heavyweight crown in boxing may be up for grabs, but in the movies it is still firmly planted on the balding head of John Wayne. In El Dorado,...

Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 25, 1957

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (20th Century-Fox). Given: a young nun and a young marine marooned together on a South Pacific island. To prove: that the public is...

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