Success in the Cinema: The Money-Making Movies, The Critics' Choices & the Audience Favorites
"Success in the Cinema" is a valuable addition to Reid's series of film books. It should be in every movie enthusiast's library. JHR reviews 110 successful movies with extensive cast, behind-the-camera and release credits plus other essential background information. There's Billy the Kid, A Place in the Sun, Sunset Boulevard, From Here to Eternity, Jane Eyre, Jolson Story, Letter to 3 Wives, etc. More
The following review by Ross Adams appeared in "Dress Circle: The Movie Enthusiasts' Magazine": I don't wish to be offensive when I regard John Howard Reid as a bottomless pit. It is meant in a most complimentary way. The array of books he has already produced is amazing. And he is still producing books that do not duplicate those already in circulation. "Success in the Cinema" is sub-titled "The Money-Making Movies, The Critics' Choices & the Audience Favorites." The book reviews 110 such movies with extensive cast, behind-the-camera and release credits, plus other essential background information. Many of these movies are well-known. Others are not so familiar. There's the 1930 "Billy the Kid" and 1964's "Becket". Other titles, to mention just a few, include "The Bank Dick", "Caesar and Cleopatra", "Call Northside 777", the silent "Camille", "The Captain's Paradise", "Claudia" and its sequel, "The Covered Wagon", "It Grows on Trees", "Jane Eyre", "The Jolson Story", "Journey into Fear", both the 1937 and 1950 versions of "King Solomon's Mines", "A Letter to Three Wives", "The Little Foxes", "Ma and Pa Kettle", "Magnificent Obsession", "Mr Smith Goes to Washington", "A Place in the Sun", "Sunset Boulevard", "Teacher's Pet", "Union Pacific", "Wells Fargo" and "Whistle Down the Wind." All in all, "Success in the Cinema" is a valuable addition to John Howard Reid's series of film books. It's one that should be in every movie enthusiast's library.
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