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SPOTLIGHT: Precocious Pre-Code Hepburn (I)

Welcome to a new Film Friday and the start of our spotlight series on the Pre-Code work of the unforgettable Katharine Hepburn, whose greatest fame would occur after 1934, but nevertheless made several important and interesting pictures during the Pre-Code era.  1,291 more words

Films

Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1939)

‘And this was supposed to be our wedding day.’

Bulldog Drummond is getting married to long time fiancée Phyllis. Algy’s wedding present is a synthetic diamond, made by his wife’s father. 355 more words

Movie Reviews

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)

‘It’s a bit on the feathery side, isn’t it, sir?’

Bulldog Drummond is planning to marry his fiancé Phyllis when she is mysteriously kidnapped. The criminals send him a series of clues, which he has to solve in order to ensure her safety. 340 more words

Movie Reviews

A man is not old until...

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~ John Barrymore

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

The battle between laugh-lined adults like myself and their inner child with its flawless skin is at its most predictable on October 31st. This unblemished child begs us to play dress-up and try on modified versions of our personalities that otherwise we keep hidden throughout the year. 896 more words

The Ticket Booth

A Halloween Treat

My personal favorite silent film.  Happy Halloween and thanks for All the likes and follows :)

Poetry

A Gallery of Hydes

1973

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1931

1971

1941

and then there’s Buddy

1963

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