Only Angels have Wings: Cary Grant epitomizes the tough, existential Hero in this prototypical Howard Hawks classic

January 18 marks Cary Grant's 116th birth anniversary. So it's good time to look back at one of his most memorable performances in one his greatest films: director Howard Hawks' 1939 film Only Angels have Wings, which has now completed 80 years. The film was, perhaps, the first time Grant broke from the mold of … Continue reading Only Angels have Wings: Cary Grant epitomizes the tough, existential Hero in this prototypical Howard Hawks classic

Stagecoach: John Ford’s Western classic turned John Wayne into an American icon

John Ford's classic western, Stagecoach(1939),  proved to be seminal on many counts , most of all for the birth of a movie icon named John Wayne. ‘When in doubt, make a western’John Ford (1894 – 1973) John Ford is considered the greatest American director ever. He is also the greatest director of Westerns. His "Stagecoach" … Continue reading Stagecoach: John Ford’s Western classic turned John Wayne into an American icon