Lee Marvin

The Dirty Dozen

September 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

"The Dirty Dozen" has long been one of my favorite films, one that I can view over and over again without ever tiring of it. An action-packed comedy and drama set during World War II, this film not only boasts an amazing cast but the story to go [...]

The Professionals

July 13, 2005 // 0 Comments

This 1966 Western, directed by Richard Brooks, brings together some of the greatest genre stars of its time. Spearheaded by Lee Marvin and Burt Lancaster in wonderfully charismatic performances that ooze of the chemistry between the two, the cast also [...]

The Killers

February 13, 2003 // 0 Comments

With their release of ’The Killers, ’ Criterion Collection truly went out all the way and dug up all three films that have been made from Ernest Hemingway’s story. The first is Robert Siodmak’s 1946 version starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner and [...]

The Big Heat

January 3, 2002 // 0 Comments

One of the most impressive film noir’s of the 50s came from legendary German director-gone-Hollywood in the 1953 movie ’The big Heat.’ Starring Glenn Ford and Lee Marvin in stellar performances, this film contains everything you’d expect from a [...]

Paint Your Wagon

August 6, 2001 // 0 Comments

’Paint Your Wagon’ is the delightful 1969 musical romp based on the Broadway play and set during the California Gold Rush of 1850. Lee Marvin plays wily and rambunctious Ben Rumson who teams up with reserved Michigan farmer Pardner (Clint Eastwood) to [...]

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

June 19, 2001 // 0 Comments

’The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ is a classic Western from one of the masters of the genre, John Ford. Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin and Vera Miles, this has certainly been a star-studded vehicle for its time, and the result is as [...]

Cat Ballou

August 8, 2000 // 0 Comments

The image of a drunken cowboy on top of a drunken horse with crossed legs, leaning against a brick wall, has long become the most recognized visual associated with Elliot Silverstein’s 1965 Western comedy "Cat Ballou." It has most likely [...]

Hell In The Pacific

June 26, 2000 // 0 Comments

’Hell in the Pacific’ is a classic anti-war movie. There are no glorious battles or heroic last stands here. Instead, the futility and absurdity of warfare is driven home through the experiences of two men, one Japanese and one American, stranded [...]