Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mad about Mad Love

An insane surgeon's (Lorre of course) obsession with an actress (Gorgeous Frances Drake) leads him to replace her wounded pianist's husband's (Colin Clive)  hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives. 
WOW! A terrific thriller, and the American Film Debut of Mr. Lorre. One of the last films that Colin Clive would make before his passing from acute alcoholism. Also one of the last films that Ted Healy would appear in (Great as an obnoxious Reporter) before being beaten to death while celebrating the birth of his son. Ted was a very bad drunk. The future was not bright for most of it's stars, but this film became a Horror Classic.
Here the restored window card.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

You had me at Keystone Kops!

Sure would like to see this little "Gem" from 1963. Seems to have all the elements, one needs for an entertaining 90 minutes. Enjoy the newly restored poster.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Very Bad Decision

My pal Robert Shayne told me that when he was being groomed at Warner Brothers for bigger stardom, he decided to go independent. He then said quite seriously: "Actors rarely make good decisions for themselves after a taste of success". Bob started work on this little "Gem", and immediately knew he was in for quite an experience. First off, he made what he thought was a private comment to another actor concerning co-star John Carradine and how funny it was that here is Carradine practicing Shakespeare between takes, while acting in this grade Z picture. Mr. Carradine, heard this comment, and their working relationship was not the same from that point on. Bob also recounted  being at the premiere of F.O.M., and a very sweet old woman walked up to him after the film, and said: "Mr. Shayne, I have seen all of your movies. After seeing this one, you should be ashamed of yourself"!. Here the restored one sheet.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lesser Drac, Interesting Gimmick

Definitely the least popular of the Christopher Lee Dracula films, Dracula A.D. 1972 was an attempt to up-date the franchise by bringing it to modern day England. Dracula never ventured out of a defunct church, where black masses were done. Of course the film wasn't all bad. It had Peter Cushing as Van Helsing and Caroline Munro was a delectable victim of the Count. 
This advertisement promised you would be sworn in as a member of the Count Dracula Society. Kind of a reverse Church meeting.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bud and Lou Meet their last Monster

Bud and Lou had run into Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man and Both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. So it was expected that they might meet their Mummy. This was their last "Meets" movie and one of their best. This film did extremely well at the box office, but Universal decided not to renew the team's contract. Here is the just restored half sheet for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Goofy Eyes

In this 1952 Cartoon Poster, Goofy dreams of Hawaiian Babes. My question to you, exactly where are top Goofy's eyes focused?