June 20, 2012 |
"The Breaking Point” is one of those forgotten great films that you have probably never heard of, let alone seen. But over the last decade, the 1950 film noir based on Ernest Hemingway's “To Have and Have Not” is getting the respect it so richly deserved. Last year, Warner Archive released the film on DVD, and Saturday afternoon the Los Angeles Film Festival will screen the recently restored print at REDCAT. “I think it is the best adaptation of any of Hemingway's works,” said film noir historian Alan K. Rode.
June 27, 2011
John Garfield fans are in for a treat because one of his finest films, 1950's "The Breaking Point," has finally arrived on DVD thanks to Warner Archive. Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel "To Have and Have Not" was loosely adapted into the 1944 hit Howard Hawks romantic drama of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. But six years later, Michael Curtiz directed this much more faithful rendition starring Garfield as Harry Morgan, a married man and father who operates an unsuccessful fishing boat for hire.
April 4, 2010 |
Kobe shoots down rumors This just in: Kobe Bryant Still a Laker. There's an old joke in the newspaper biz about editors racking their brains for another angle on the sensational death of actor John Garfield when one suggests: "John Garfield Still Dead." There were times when Bryant didn't just think about leaving but was set to go — in 2004 when he told the Clippers he was there; in 2007 when he got permission to try to put together a trade to Chicago — but this wasn't one. Talk about a no-brainer: glamour market.
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January 26, 2004 |
Roberta Garfield Cohn, who endured the blacklisting and early death of her husband, actor John Garfield, has died. She was 89. Cohn died Tuesday at a nursing center in Los Angeles, according to her daughter, Julie Garfield. She had Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Born on New York City's Lower East Side to parents who were politically active, Roberta Garfield became interested in leftist causes.
February 3, 2003 |
Tears were welling up in Julie Garfield's eyes and her voice was wavering as she introduced the moving new Turner Classic Movies documentary about her legendary father, John Garfield, at a screening last week at Warner Bros.' studio. It was fitting that "The John Garfield Story" had its West Coast premiere at the Burbank studio because Garfield was one of Warner's biggest stars during the late 1930s and the '40s. Garfield was also one of cinema's most influential actors.
September 2, 1990 |
1985's The Goonies (NBC Sunday at 7 p.m.) is director Richard Donner's fast-paced childhood adventure about seven kids who burrow into the caves beneath a crumbling seaside restaurant in search of pirate treasure. Armed and Dangerous (CBS Saturday at 9:30 p.m.) is a terrible 1986 comedy that wastes John Candy and Eugene Levy, who have worked together since their "SCTV" days. SET YOUR VCR Body and Soul (KTTV Friday at 3 a.m.