Sep 202012
The Tall Target

Rating: ★★★★☆
Combining a great mystery with superb historical accuracy, The Tall Target (1951) uses the Baltimore Plot, a suspected conspiracy to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln during a stop in Baltimore, to illustrate the tension in the United States as the nation found itself on the verge of civil war. Read More…

Aug 212007
Anthony Mann

Anthony Mann’s best-known films were El Cid (1961) and Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), but the ten westerns that he directed between 1950 and 1960 were his greatest accomplishment. In most people’s minds the director most associated with Jimmy Stewart is probably Alfred Hitchcock or Frank Capra but it should be Mann. The westerns they made together were more like film noir with horses, which reflected his background in film noir. Mann’s sudden death in 1967 prevented him from receiving the recognition that he deserved. Read More…