The Bravados: A taut, brooding Revenge-Western that puts a dark spin on Gregory Peck’s heroic persona

The Bravados(1958), starring Gregory Peck and Directed by Henry King, is an intense, brooding Western that finds Peck taking revenge against the outlaws who killed his wife. When one thinks of the great actor-director combos from the golden age of Hollywood, the names that come immediately to mind would be John Wayne and John Ford, … Continue reading The Bravados: A taut, brooding Revenge-Western that puts a dark spin on Gregory Peck’s heroic persona

The Stalking Moon: Gregory Peck rides again as the noble, stoic hero in this chilling Western that plays more like a supernatural thriller

The Stalking Moon(1968) reteamed Gregory Peck with his "To Kill a Mockingbird" producer-director duo of Alan J. Pakula and Robert Mulligan. The film, also starring Eva Marie Saint and Robert Forster, is an off-beat Western that plays more like a supernatural thriller I sometimes wonder about the destiny of certain movies. Some good films are … Continue reading The Stalking Moon: Gregory Peck rides again as the noble, stoic hero in this chilling Western that plays more like a supernatural thriller

Cape Fear: Gregory Peck battles Robert Mitchum in this gripping psychological thriller

Director J. Lee Thompson's Cape Fear(1962), starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, is a gripping post-noir Psycho thriller in which Mitchum, playing vicious Psychopath Max Cady, gave, perhaps, the greatest performance of his career. "An upright lawyer's life becomes a nightmare when a sadistic ex-con he helped send to prison returns seeking revenge. No simple … Continue reading Cape Fear: Gregory Peck battles Robert Mitchum in this gripping psychological thriller

The Big Country: Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston square off in William Wyler’s epic Western that’s intended to be an allegory for the cold war

The Big Country(1958), with Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston heading an all-star cast, is a visually sumptuous Western drama from the great director, William Wyler. Apart from subverting a lot of the Western myths and genre tropes ,the director intended the film to be an allegory of Cold war, which was at its peak at … Continue reading The Big Country: Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston square off in William Wyler’s epic Western that’s intended to be an allegory for the cold war

Mackenna’s Gold: Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif face-off in this totally bonkers Western high adventure

Mackenna's Gold(1969) is a western high adventure that reunited Gregory Peck with writer\producer Carl Foreman and director J. Lee Thompson after the stupendous success of Guns of Navarone(1961). The film, based on Will Henry's novel, features an all star-cast that includes Omar Sharif, Camilla Sparv and Edward G. Robinson Gregory Peck as a Marshall with … Continue reading Mackenna’s Gold: Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif face-off in this totally bonkers Western high adventure

The Guns of Navarone: This epic, star-studded, World War II ‘Men on a Mission’ Adventure Classic both celebrates and critiques war time heroism

The Guns of Navarone(1961), is an Oscar Nominated Adventure Classic, adapted from Alistair Mclean's novel of the same name; written for the screen & produced by Carl Foreman, Directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn. This epic, adventure film was the first of the 'Men on a Mission' … Continue reading The Guns of Navarone: This epic, star-studded, World War II ‘Men on a Mission’ Adventure Classic both celebrates and critiques war time heroism