Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Come what may: The Proud Rebel (1958)

If you've been following my blog since last year, you'll know that The Proud Rebel is one of my favourite Alan films. I love it so much that I included it in my Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries of 2018, and so I could not miss the chance to write about it for my blogathon. When… Continue reading Come what may: The Proud Rebel (1958)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Uncategorized

The Big Land (1957)

I am posting this on behalf of VT for the The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon. PLEASE DIRECT ALL COMMENTS TO VT ON THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS OF Hello! I’m VT – a short story writer and Alan Ladd fan without a blog. (Although I do have a twitter account @VtDorch) I… Continue reading The Big Land (1957)

Alan Ladd, Uncategorized

A New Adventure

"I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight. If you can figure out my success on the screen you're a better man than I." --Alan Ladd And that was the thing about Alan, despite being a leading man, a sex symbol and star of big money making films,… Continue reading A New Adventure


Riding for Glory

Lone Star (1952) is the second of three films that Ava Gardner and Clark Gable starred in together, which include The Hucksters (1947) and Mogambo (1953). Unlike in those two films, Ava has no rival for Gable's affections in Lone Star, and she is quite decidedly the female lead, with Belulah Bondi the only other woman in the film.   Both Ava… Continue reading Riding for Glory

Alan Ladd, Classic Film Discoveries, Lake and Ladd, Noir Or Never

My Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries for 2018

I'd like to preface this by saying that although I've been a classic film fan since I was a small child, I've only been active in the classic film Twitter community since the end of last year, and I only started my blog this year. So I still have many films to discover. And while… Continue reading My Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries for 2018