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January 28, 2013


Photo Play – River of No Return (1954)


This month on Photo Play: journeying to new beginnings

River of No Return (1954)

River of No Return (1954)

River of No Return (1954)

River of No Return (1954)

River of No Return (1954)


Last Week: Into the West (1992)
Coming Next: Dr. No (1962)

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  1. Jan 28 2013

    *gasp* O_O; An Otto Preminger film starring Robert Mitchum that I hadn’t watched?! I gotta see this!

  2. Feb 1 2013

    I’ve always been very fond of this movie, even way back when I’d only seen it on TV in pan-and-scan, which, obviously, completely destroyed Preminger’s widescreen compositions.

    Long ago on a family vacation in Quebec we were channel surfing and came across it dubbed in French. Oddly, it was less disconcerting to hear Marilyn Monroe speaking French than Robert Mitchum. A French-speaking Mitchum was as bizarre as it sounds.

  3. Feb 1 2013


    I’m a nut for original language and original aspect ratio (OAR). If it was shot in 2.35:1 I expect to see the black bars on the top and bottom of the screen; if it was shot in 1.85:1 I expect to have the entire screen filled (I have a 42″ flat screen), with slight exception for 1:78.1 and 1.77:1; if’s it’s 1.66:1 or 1.33:1 I expect black bars on the left and right sides of the screen. It’s that simple. If I watch something and the OAR seems fishy to me I find that film on IMDB, or elsewhere on the internet, and I find out what its OAR is. If my version is the wrong version then I turn it off and find the right version, which can take days or weeks.

    I tried Netflix for 30 days, because it was free, and for some reason all the films that stated HD were in SD and some of them were in full screen. *sigh*

    As for foreign language films: bring on the subs! I read quickly and I like having the actors’ lips match the audio. lol