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Ever since I was a little kid and heard Pinocchio singing, “Hey, diddly-dee, an actor’s life for me,” that’s what I wanted. Well, not to be an actor. 
I got tired of that during my freshman year in college.

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After many years as a Hollywood press agent, I became a writer…movies, stage plays, books.  
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by Michael B. Druxman on 01/17/21

January 17, 2021




WINGS OF THE HAWK is not great, but it’s an okay Western.


I have a special affection for it, not only because I first saw it in a theater when it was initially released in 1953, but because I knew several of the people involved with its production.


Director Budd Boetticher, in fact, was once my publicity client.


Julie Adams, Abbe Lane and Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez were also people I was acquainted with during my tenure in Hollywood.


Van Heflin plays a miner, caught up in the Mexican revolution of 1910-1911, when the corrupt administration seizes his gold mine.  Soon, Heflin discovers that there is a price on his head in Mexico, and he winds up joining the rebel forces.


As a director, Budd Boetticher was known for his action sequences, and he certainly doesn’t disappoint with WINGS OF THE HAWK.


The new Blu-Ray from Kino Lorber presents the film in both 2-D and 3-D versions.  Since I didn’t have 3-D glasses, I watched the 2-D version and was quite pleased with the presentation.  The disc also includes a Woody Woodpecker cartoon.


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