Category Archives: 1970-1979

The Train Robbers (1973) Rated PG

 A gun man is hired by a widow to locate her husband’s gold that he stole in order to return it to the rightful owner and start anew. Starring John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor This film is a classic. It’s  a classic in … Continue reading

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Carrie (1976) Rated R

Carrie is a friendless teen whose been sheltered by her mother until her telekine tic powers are unleashed  at the senior prom. Based on the book by Stephen King. Starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta This film is quintessential Stephen King with … Continue reading

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Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (1979) Rated NR

The romantic story behind Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. Starring Blanche Baker, Lloyd Bochner, Colleen Dewhurst, Jeff East. The one major problem with this take on the Christmas story is the romanticism of  Mary and Joseph. I’m not saying … Continue reading

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The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971-1972) Rated NR

Jimmy Stewart plays a college professor in a small town. When his son’s house burns down, three generations move into the same house. Starring  James Stewart, Julie Adams, Jonathan Daly, Ellen Geer, Dennis Larson, Kirby Furlong, John McGiver. I was … Continue reading

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The Shootist (1976) Rated PG

A dying gunfighter wants to spend his last days with as little pain as possible and to die with dignity. Based on the novel by  Glendon Swarthout. Starring John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, John Carradine. This was … Continue reading

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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Rated PG

The Kramers are getting a divorce.  What ensues is an ugly custody battle between them. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander. The only thing I kept thinking throughout this film was, why would we reward a woman for making the … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre (1970) Rated NR

An orphan, Jane Eyre is sent to the Lowood School. Upon graduation, she accepts a position as governess for the petulant daughter of the imposing Edward Rochester.  Despite many obstacles, love grows between them. Based on the book by Charlotte … Continue reading

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Death Game (1977) Rated R

A business man, whose family is away for the weekend, picks up two girls. They seduce him and then the game of death begins. The movie claims to be based on a true story. Starring Sondra Locke, Colleen Camp, Seymour … Continue reading

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Katherine (1975) Rated NR

A look at the 1960s and 1970s through the eyes of a debutante who fights for the ideals she believes in, which slowly sends her spiraling into the world of terrorism.  Based on the life of Diana Oughton. Starring Art … Continue reading

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Seven Alone (1974) Rated G

A frontier family heads West to start a new life.  On the way, both the mother and the father die, leaving their seven children to travel on alone. Based on the true story of the Sager Children. Starring Dewey Martin, … Continue reading

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