Movie Discussion: Mervyn LeRoy’s The Bad Seed (1956)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: The Bad Seed Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 12, 1956 Studio: Warner Bros. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $4.1 million Budget: $1 million (estimated) Director: Mervyn LeRoy Producer: Mervyn LeRoy Screenwriter: John Lee Mahin Adaptation? Yes, from the 1954 play The Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson and […]

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Movie Discussion: Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Diabolique [Les diaboliques] (1955)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: Diaboliques Country of origin: France French title: Les diaboliques Date of French release: January 29, 1955 Date of U.S. release: November 21, 1955 Studio: Filmsonor & Vera Films Distributer: United Motion Pictures Organization (UMPO) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot Producer: Henri-Georges Clouzot Screenwriters: Henri-Georges Clouzot & […]

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Movie Discussion: Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Monthly Theme: Classic Thrillers The Film: The Night of the Hunter Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: September 29, 1955 Studio: Paul Gregory Productions Distributer: United Artists Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $795,000 (estimated) Director: Charles Laughton Producer: Paul Gregory Screenwriter: James Agee Adaptation? Yes, of the 1953 novel The Night of the Hunter […]

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Movie Comparison: Kurt Neumann’s The Fly (1958)/David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986)

Monthly Theme: Genre Classics The Film: The Fly Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 29, 1958 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Distributer: Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Gross: $3 million Budget: $700,000 (estimated) Director: Kurt Neumann Producers: Kurt Neumann & Robert L. Lippert Screenwriter: James Clavell Adaptation? Yes, of the 1957 short story “The […]

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