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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)

After the slightly uncertain beginning of Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942), things get a bit more on track with the second of the Universal series of contemporary Sherlock Holmes adventures. 1,030 more words

Tuesday's Overlooked Film

The Unearthly (1957)

“I’m a scientist! Thinking is my business.” Or how about……” In science nothing is taken for granted!”

When the scientist in question is John Carradine, we’re in for a very special schlock outing. 523 more words

Daily Take

Pursuit to Algiers (1945)

2015 #74
Roy William Neill | 62 mins | DVD | 4:3 | USA / English | U

After a fun opening where Holmes and Watson have to solve the world’s most obvious riddle (naturally, Watson is completely oblivious to there even being a riddle), the original dynamic duo are tasked with escorting the heir to the throne of somewhere-or-other back to his homeland, thwarting assassination attempts as they go. 467 more words


Past Imperfect - #254

Typical Male Behavior: They love their swords, but they really don’t know how to use them properly.


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Ian Hunter, actor (1900-1975)

Basil Rathbone, actor (1892-1967)
Tay Garnett, director & writer (1894-1977)
Mary Wickes, actress (1910-1995)
Ben Johnson, actor (1918-1996)
Paul Lynde, comedian & actor (1926-1982)
Malcolm McDowell, actor (1943- )

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) Sidney Lanfield

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Produced by Gene Markey, Darryl F. Zanuck
Screenplay by Ernest Pascal
Based upon the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle… 749 more words