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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Video Clip Worth Watching: What Have I Done

    Colonel Nicholson, unforgettably portrayed by Alec Guiness, in The Bridge On the River Kwai is a fascinating character.  Fearless, beloved by his men, he is in many ways an admirable, even heroic, man.

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Video Clip Worth Watching: Lincoln Calms a Lynch Mob

Henry Fonda didn’t resemble Abraham Lincoln, but in his folksy mannerisms and stump speech oratory, he conjures up well the spirit of Lincoln the prairie lawyer in John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln (1939).   Fonda didn’t want to take the

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Video Clip Worth Watching: Battle of the Bulge Sermon

A film clip from Battleground (1949), a rousing tribute to the heroic stand of the 101st Airborne at Bastogne at Christmas 1944, which helped turn the tide of the Battle of the Bulge. Seventy-one years ago on December 16, 1944 the Germans

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