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Film Review: The FBI Story (1959)



  • After The Thin Man (1936): classic Nick and Nora Charles mystery with a surprise ending
  • Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939): both as a classic Jimmy Stewart good-guy role, and as a classic pro-American Capra vehicle
  • The Shop Around The Corner and The Philadelphia Story (both 1940): bubbly romantic comedies from great directors. Philadelphia Story especially for the brilliant cast and dialog
  • Winchester ’73 (1950): in my opinion, the seminal Jimmy Stewart western.
  • Vertigo (1958): don’t get me wrong: I love The Man Who Knew Too Much and Rope, but Vertigo takes the cake. Brilliantly-produced thriller about a man struggling with his demons, taking on a mysterious case that pushes him to (and past?) the limits of his sanity.
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959): a great courtroom drama case, with expert direction by Otto Preminger and a star-making turn for Lee Remick



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