Donald R. McClarey

Video Clip Worth Watching: Brother Orchid Confesses

      Brother Superior: When the heart speaks, Brother Orchid, other hearts must listen. Brother Orchid (1940)       A brilliant scene from a brilliant movie, Edward G. Robinson as Brother Orchid takes a large step in his gradual

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Brother Orchid: The Seductive Power of Good

Brother Superior: When the heart speaks, Brother Orchid, other hearts must listen. Brother Orchid (1940) Interested in seeing a screwball-comedy-film noir gangster-western-religious flick?  I am always on the lookout for oddball films for Advent and they don’t come odder, or

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Johnny Rocco Explains It All

  “You hick! I’ll be back pulling strings to get guys elected mayor and governor before you ever get a 10-buck raise. Yeah, how many of those guys in office owe everything to me. I made them. Yeah, I made

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The Messiah on Mott Street

Every now and then, God remembers the tenements. Buckner, The Messiah on Mott Street     In my early teen years I was a fan of Rod Serling’s anthology series Night Gallery.  Usually consisting of tales of  horror, on December 15,

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And All His Empty Promises

    Back when I was a boy, I watched entirely too much television.  Of course, who could blame me?  Tempted by a luxuriant three, count them, three channels, albeit one of them fuzzy in bad weather, to choose from! 

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Brother Orchid

Brother Superior: When the heart speaks, Brother Orchid, other hearts must listen. Brother Orchid (1940) Interested in seeing a screwball-comedy-film noir gangster-western-religious flick?  I am always on the lookout for oddball films for Advent and they don’t come odder, or

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