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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Kirk Douglas

KIRK DOUGLAS (1916-Present), born Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was the original dynamic man.

Ace in the Hole (1951)
Haven't you seen Ace in the Hole (1951)? A Billy Wilder classic. Also known as The Big Carnival.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Atmospheric noir with Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) One of the most sophisticated films ever made. If you can find a screenplay the equal of this one, it will probably also be by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Champion (1949) The best boxing film of all time. (Yes, I've seen Raging Bull and Rocky.)
Young Man with a Horn (1950) Kirk teams with Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, and Hoagy Carmichael in a trumpeter biopic.

*Contributed by: "Bjorn Federer" Date: Fri, Aug 26 2005 / 22:49:56 PDT

Academy Awards®
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1949 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: CHAMPION
1952 Nominated for Actor in a Leading Role: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
1956 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: LUST FOR LIFE
1995 Honorary and Other Awards: In recognition of his 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community. Winner presented a Statuette.