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 Cotton, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple In short, I‘ll Be Seeing You is a wonderful film, set towards the end of World War II, where a veteran (played very well by Joseph Cotton) is suffering from what we would now call PTSD...
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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, — €œwow. — € Although it stars Red Skelton, and deals with a clown/comedian as the central character,...
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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 demonstrates...
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Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Robinson Crusoe on Mars, starring Paul Mantee
Robinson Crusoe on Mars, starring  Paul Mantee Editorial review of  Robinson Crusoe on Mars courtesy of Amazon.com Although it is a thoughtful and surprisingly non exploitative movie, the title Robinson Crusoe on Mars might conjure up unholy echoes of cross-pollinated genre movies such as Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s...
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The Circus (1928) starring Charlie Chaplin

The Circus, produced & directed by Charlie Chaplin. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Garcia, Harry Crocker, Henry Bergman Synopsis of Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus:  The Circus is one of the Little Tramp’s most poignant roles, as well as one of  Charlie Chaplin’s funniest silent movies — €”...
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The Spell

The Spell (1977) starring Lee Grant, Susan Myers, Helen Hunt, Lelia Goldoni, Jack Colvin
The Spell (1977) starring Lee Grant, Susan Myers, Helen Hunt,  Lelia Goldoni,  Jack Colvin The Spell is an NBC made-for-television movie, clearly, a rip-off of Carrie. However, it was actually slightly more than that. The Spell begins with a young teenager named Rita (Susan Myers,  Revenge of the Nerds) who...
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The Beast Within

The Beast Within (1982) starring Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Logan Ramsey, Don Gordon
The Beast Within (1982) starring Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Logan Ramsey, Don Gordon In short,  The Beast Within is a 1980’s horror film that’s a mixture between  The Curse of the Werewolf and any number of Southern Gothic movies. It begins with a newlywed couple (Ronny...
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City Lights

City Lights, starring Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill
Synopsis of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights In City Lights, Charlie Chaplin plays the part of Charlie the little tramp, a homeless vagabond, who encounters a flower girl, only to discover that she’s blind. After Charlie rescues an inebriated rich man from committing suicide, the eccentric millionaire decides that...
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