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Captain Blood

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Captain Blood (1935), starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone, directed by Michael Curtiz

Synopsis of Captain Blood

“Aye, me Buckos!” Errol Flynn (“The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “The Dawn Patrol“) made his swashbuckling debut as a dashing young Irish physician who is exiled into slavery by a tyrannical governor.Read More »Captain Blood

Alibi Ike

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Alibi Ike (1935), starring Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Haviland

Synopsis of Alibi Ike

In Alibi Ike, Rookie Pitcher Francis “Ike” Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce. Will Joe save the day or will he let the team down when they need him most?

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Thank Your Lucky Stars [Eddie Cantor]

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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) starring C.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall, Edward Everett Horton, Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie

Synopsis of Thank Your Lucky Stars

In Thank Your Lucky Stars, theater producers (Horton and Sakall) are staging a wartime charity program.  However, the production is taken over by their egotistical star (Eddie Cantor). Meanwhile, an aspiring singer (Dennis Morgan) and his songwriter girlfriend (Joan Leslie) conspire to get into the charity program by replacing Cantor with their look-alike friend, tour bus driver Joe Simpson (Eddie Cantor).

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The Swarm

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The Swarm (1978) by Irwin Allen, starring Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Olivia  de Havilland, Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray

Irwin Allen did quite a few disaster movies (The Poseidon Adventure, Airport) that were commercial, if not always critical, successes. The Swarm, in contract, was a flop both commercially and critically — and a massive waste of some very good acting talent as well.

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