Monday, January 31, 2011
My favorite of the Marx Brothers films. From the great Hail, Hail Fredonia opening to the Mirror scene and the Wacky War scenes. This 1933 Window card shows the Boys in almost Demonic Glee! Bizarre and very stylish for 1933. Here restored and presented for you.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The synopsis for this little gem says: A young girl is being tried for murder. Her defense attorney attempts to show how her descent into a life of crime, prostitution and degradation was caused by her puritanical, religious fanatic mother. Sounds like a re-make is in order!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Here is the answer to that Trivia Question you might hear. "What Is considered the first Science Fiction film released in Technicolor?". Amazing effects that still hold up today, a terrific performance by Albert Dekker and the cute as heck Janice Logan. And the story is not bad either.
Friday, January 21, 2011
I have come to a stronger appreciation of actress and comedian, Thelma Todd. Besides her obvious beauty, her comic timing is a joy to behold. Thanks to TCM, I have seen her in numerous roles that here to fore were unavailable for screening. When you see the name Thelma Todd in the film credits, you know you will be in for a great viewing time. Here is a lobby card to one of her many films.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) is an interesting little film. A Wacky Bug Game Hunter (Leslie Banks), wants to keep his Island well stocked with Human Prey. It of course helps that he has created an artificial reef that easily maroons ships off his shore. Luck would have Robert (King Kong) Armstrong, Fay (King Kong) Wray and Joel McCrea arrive on the Island and become the hunted. Here is the restored Lobby Card to this great film which includes many of the same sets used to great advantage from King Kong.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
To be a 12 year old in 1969. I opened the newspaper and saw an ad for a film that was showing at the local Del Mar Drive In. (The Drive In is now apartments and Restaurants.) My heart raced when I saw the latest Godzilla movie not only had the Big G, but all of the Toho Cannon of Monsters! D.A.M was another in a long line of American International dubbed releases to hit town. You had not only superb dubbing, but could hear Barney Millers own Hal Linden is the voice of the film's hero! Un-fortunately, the original American International dub is NOT on dvd. That version is highly sought after by Godzilla fans. Here is the restored half sheet. Notice that there doesn't seem to be a representative illustration of Godzilla anywhere on the poster!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Lovely Susan Winter organizes an expedition deep into the wilds of Mexico. She hopes to find her aviator fiancé, lost after his plane crashed. Instead she and her three male companions find behemoth bugs, giant battling lizards, mountains practically glowing with uranium, and a 25-foot-tall human b...
Classic from the Sci Fi 50s
Pros: Original Idea
Describe Yourself: Movie Buff
Growing up as a kid in the late 60s, Seeing this film today is like visiting with old friends. Lon Chaney (Best known as the Wolfman) chews up the scenery as an annoying character out for himself in his quest for Uranium. Famed voice expert, Paul Frees provides several different voices both human and for several creatures including the creepy growls of our main titled character. Good special effects for it's time and for modern times as well. A lot of fun crammed into 66 min. The transfer is near flawless and has great theatrical contrast. Recommended.