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The Americanization of Emily

Released 1964
Distributor MGM

Paddy Chayefsky’s thoughtful, witty adaptation of William Bradford Huie’s anti-war novel is one of the more unusual WW II movies, tackling themes of courage and morality in a sardonic manner that seems daring even today. James Garner is said to consider this his favorite performance.

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About Larry Cohen

The prolific writer-producer-director Larry Cohen began his career in television creating hit shows like Branded and The Invaders.  His feature career took off with the killer baby trio of It’s Alive and two sequels.  Among his movie credits are Q – The Winged Serpent, Full Moon High, The Private Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Return to Salem’s Lot, Hell Up in Harlem and the screenplays for Phone Booth and Cellular.  He also wrote and directed the Masters of Horror episode, Pick Me Up. Larry passed away on March 23, 2019.

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