Claude Jarman Jr. held his own while sharing the screen with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman. It was his first on-screen performance. It’s a classic movie.
Paul Newman nailed his performance in this movie, but it wasn’t supposed to be him in the starring role. Tragedy in Hollywood led to one of the big breaks in Newman’s early career.
This classic noir is set in the Edwardian era, and features Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, and Joseph Cotten. The story pushes against many of the previously accepted ideals in Hollywood films.
Howard Hughes was a billionaire, a genius, and an eccentric recluse. This one tells some of that story.
“You guys are about to write a story that says the former Attorney General, the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in this country, is a crook! Just be sure you’re right.” – Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee