Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Another Version

Another version of the half sheet to this landmark science fiction film. The first Sci Fi film made in Technicolor. Features remarkable special effects. Directed by the same man who produced King Kong, Ernest B. Schoedstack. Here lovely Janice Logan is looked at by Dr. Cyclops, played with great villainy by Albert Dekker.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Almost Forgotten Trip

This George Pal production is one of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon. Cheapie producer Robert L. Lippert beat this film to the screen with his "Own" version, Rocketship X-M.
Here restored, is a great Lobby Card for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Reel Treat!

What a delightful surprise! I have not seen this film for over 25 years. I remember it screened on some L.A. channel. It was a faded color print full of the usual commercial breaks etc. Now, Warner Archive has released an almost pristine version. Bright, crisp color and clear sound. Charles Laughton is a Hoot and really camps it up. Most of the songs are o.k. except something about a pine tree, that makes you want to fast forward quickly. Tried and true routines and the forever lovely Hillary Brooke. Here is the restored one sheet for all to enjoy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


When it comes to cartoons, my viewing pleasure is usually satisfied by watching Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Or, anything by Tex Avery and the terrific Tom & Jerry library of MGM. Near the bottom of my happy times are the Disney toons. The Disney's are beautifully animated, but lack the comic carnage seen at the other studios. The Mickey Mouse cartoons that pre-date 1935 come closest. Here is a terrific poster to a Donald Duck, that is pretty good.