Electra Glide in Blue 9

Electra Glide in Blue

In 1938, Hal Roach took his successful Our Gang series and sold it to MGM. 52 more films were made featuring favorite characters like Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, and Porky, but there were also several other, less memorable, new kids added to the gang. One was a young man named Mickey…Mickey Gubitosi. He may not…

Mobsters 7

Mobsters

In 1988 there was a little movie called “Young Guns.” I’m the sure the pitch to the studio big-wigs was simple…cast some of the hottest young actors as famous old west outlaws. It was a hit and it spawned a 1990 sequel which recruited a few more young up-and-comers to play cowboy, including Christian Slater.…

Westward Ho 2

Westward Ho

If there’s one name synonymous with the film western, it’s John Wayne. The Duke! His career in Hollywood lasted longer than most stars. In the 1930’s he made tons of low-budget westerns, including a bunch for Republic Pictures. He was the studio’s biggest star, so it’s appropriate that he stars in today’s film…the first ever…