CineSavant Column

Saturday February 6, 2021



I’m the socially scarred type that doesn’t automatically respond well to cutesy videos about puppies and kittens, etc. In fact, I sometimes resent the bald feel-good items on the network news shows, the ones that always seem to showcase a cute animal, a veteran or a precocious child (or some combination therein).

But never fear, quality sweetness & light content grabs me too. This Dutch airline video circulated a few days ago by TFH’s fearless overseer Joe Dante is just the thing to brighten one’s day. At first I wasn’t sure it was real, but apparently it is. Plus there’s that curious, charming Dutch language. So puppy lovers, enjoy!   The link connects you to KLM Lost & Found service.


Let’s do a quick roundup of what’s in the review hopper — what’s in hand to review right now. Titles that have my attention: Robert Shaw and Jacqueline Bisset in The Deep, Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View, Charles Laughton and Ella Raines in The Suspect, Harvey Hart’s Dark Intruder, Ray Milland and Ann Todd in So Evil My Love, Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy in San Francisco, Eli Wallach and Carroll Baker in Elia Kazan’s Baby Doll, Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway and Harris Yulin in Frank Perry’s Doc, Warren Oates in Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Andrei Konchalovsky’s Runaway Train, Alex Cord in Stiletto… and what’s supposed to be Otto Preminger’s worst film Rosebud.

And I might be doing a combo review of The Harvey Girls and Good News — just enough to praise one great musical number from each.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson