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‘The Taking of Pelham One Two Three’: THR’s 1974 Review

On Oct. 2, 1974, the R-rated, 105-minute thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three debuted in theaters with a plot that was “perfect for the national obsession with disaster.” The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below. With a clear conception of contemporary values, Joseph Sargent has directed the best of the multiple jeopardy pictures to date. […]

‘Young Frankenstein’: THR’s 1974 Review

On December 15, 1974, Gene Wilder’s Young Frankenstein, now recognized as an essential part of the Mel Brooks canon, first hit theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  Mel Brooks’ new Frankenstein comedy, written and starring Gene Wilder, is closer in spirit to the 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein travesty than either the 1931 Karloff […]