Mervyn Leroy
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//Columns

The Guys Who Bond in the Sky: 'Toward the Unknown'
3 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

All this aircraft is blatantly fetishized, with Bond at one point giving his plane an impulsive and passionate smack of the lips.

//Reviews

All the Lonely Women in 'Home Before Dark' and 'The Night Digger'
27 Feb 2011 // 3:59 PM

It's a woman's film in which the problem is the marriage, a state that other films end on happily as the fulfillment of all a heroine's narrative promises.

//Blogs

'Broadminded' and 'Elmer the Great' Are the Depression Era's Cinematic Escapism
15 Oct 2014 // 10:00 AM

That Joe E. Brown, he's got a mouth on him.

'Strange Lady in Town' Stresses the Importance of Women's Points of View
30 Sep 2014 // 1:00 AM

The movie's real point is its message about strong women, which makes it a surprisingly undated bit of relaxation that stresses female points of view.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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