September 19th, 1997 – The ‘Boat Movie’s’ Competitor Arrived! (HAPPY TWENTIETH BIRTHDAY TO A FILM NOIR CLASSIC)

The so-called ‘Boat Movie’ as it came to be known was released in December of the same year and went on – for a time – to become the biggest worldwide box office hit of all time. When the Academy Awards rolled around in 1998, the blockbuster Titanic’ was considered to have one major competitor when Read More …

On This Day…

In 2007, the James Mangold directed 3:10 to Yuma was released, a critically acclaimed remake of the 1957, American Western classic originally starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. Based on the Elmore Leonard short story, as was its’ predecessor, the most recent version starred Oscar-winner Russell Crowe as outlaw Ben Wade and Christian Bale (The Dark Read More …

On this date in 1957…

Fifty years before the release of the remake starring Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, the original 3:10 to Yuma had its’ world premiere in Denver, Colorado. Directed by Delmer Daves and based on the short story by Elmore Leonard, the American Western starred Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, and Felicia Farr.  The original trailer: