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Ramble: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

dir. James Whale

“Bride of Frankenstein” is, at the very least, the perfect sequel. It works as a Frankenstein continuation, as horror, and as comedy. 2,484 more words


Ramble: Frankenstein (1931)

dir. James Whale

It’s 1931, and Tod Browning’s “Dracula” is a huge hit. So where does Universal Studios go from there? Well, Mary Shelley’s classic horror, “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus”, is the next logical stone to turn. 2,335 more words


A Cinematic Bon-Bon: Raffles (1930)

An United Artists Picture, Screenplay by Sidney Howard based upon the novel by E. W. Hornung,  Director: George Fitzmaurice, Art Director: Park French

A charming confection, … 1,293 more words

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Murder and Menace: Guilty Hands (1931)

An MGM Production, Director: W. S. Van Dyke with Lionel Barrymore, Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Costume Design: Rene Hubert

This early pre-Code film starts off with a bang and does not let up until it’s startling denouement. 1,979 more words

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The Barrymore Triumvirate: Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

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An MGM Production ~ Director: Richard Boleslawski , Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons and Alexander Toluboff, Costume Design: Adrian

Some years back I picked up a cocktail table book, … 2,633 more words

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Take Your Place At the Table: Dinner At Eight*

An MGM Production ~ Director: George Cukor, Screenplay:  Francis Marion and Herman J. Mankiewicz from the stage play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, Art Director: Hobe Erwin and Frederic Hope, Costume Designer: Adrian… 2,138 more words

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Musical Monday: The Night is Young (1935)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. 639 more words

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