Allan Dwan

Filmography

Recent Reviews

Escape to Burma

After enjoying "Pearl of the South Pacific" recently, I was up for another jungle adventure. When I saw Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Ryan in the cast, I was excited about...


Pearl of the South Pacific

"You know what's strange? Even when I hated you I loved you. You know what's even stranger? I'm going to kiss a missionary." Three ne'er-do-wells (involved in a love triangle)...


Pearl of the South Pacific

This is your B Movie vacation to the South Seas, complete with jungle soundstage, actors in brown body make-up, giant rubber octopus, a tropical beach that looks suspiciously like Catalina...


Silver Lode

If it is an allegory for McCarthyism, it is a superficial one. The “leftism” of the film feels more like the self-congratulatory liberalism typical of the imperialist core. American anti-communism...


Silver Lode

Written by unsung female leftist screenwriter Karen DeWolf, author of over fifty films, Silver Lode is an allegory for the McCarthy-ism and blacklisting of the 1950's, but is even more...