Black Legion

Black Legion starring Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan
Black Legion (1936) starring Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, directed by Michael Curtiz Editorial review of Black Legion, courtesy of Amazon.com Black Legion – One of Humphrey Bogart‘s earliest starring vehicles, this 1936 melodrama typifies the Warner Bros. touch in its modest but potent production values and...
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Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland (1961) starring Ray Bolger, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Ed Wynn
Babes in Toyland (1961) starring Ray Bolger, Annette Funicello, Tommy Sands, Ed Wynn I am a large fan of Laurel and Hardy’s  March of the Wooden Soldier, a wonderful children’s story for adults–which, among other things, had a live-action version of Mickey Mouse appear. This was done with...
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, starring Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lorre, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Michael Ansarra
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) starring Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Robert Sterling, Frankie Avalon, produced by Irwin Allen First, I’d like to point of the positive points of Irwin Allen‘s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea — and that begins...
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The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe - DVD
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe The Day the Earth Stood Still is one of the classic science fiction movies, and with good reason. The acting is excellent, as are the special effects and cinematography – and with...
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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator - where Charlie Chaplin mocks Nazism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular
The Great Dictator, starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert  The Great Dictator, possibly the most well-known of Charlie Chaplin’s films, was a timely satire on Nazisim and fascism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular. In it, Charlie Chaplin plays...
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I’ll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You, starring Joseph Cotton and Ginger Rogers, with Shirley Temple
I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) starring Joseph Cotten, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple In short, I‘ll Be Seeing You is a wonderful film.  It’s set towards the end of World War II, where a veteran (played very well by Joseph Cotten) is suffering from what we would now call...
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The Clown

The Clown, starring Red Skelton, Jane Greer, with Tim Considine
Movie review of The Clown (1953) starring Red Skelton, Tim Consadine, Jane Greer  Having just watched Red Skelton in the serious drama, The Clown, my first reaction is simply, “wow”.  Although it stars Red Skelton, and deals with a clown/comedian as the central character, The Clown is...
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Dracula vs Frankenstein

The face of Frankenstein's monster in Dracula vs Frankenstein
Dracula vs Frankenstein (1971) starring J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr. Before talking about Dracula vs Frankenstein itself, I would like to point out that it was the final appearance by two excellent actors: J. Carrol Naish (Sahara, Annie Get Your Gun) and Lon Chaney Jr. (The Wolf...
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The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush, starring Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain
The Gold Rush, produced & directed by Charlie Chaplin. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray Synopsis of The Gold Rush  The Gold Rush is one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest films. Like all of his films starring the Little Tramp, it is a silent, and...
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