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The Bride of Frankenstein, 1935

James Whale. Boris Karloff. Elsa Lanchester. Ernest Thesiger. Need I say more? 427 more words

Classic Films

The Mummy Movie Poster gallery

My earliest memory of seeing the Mummy in action (slow motion if you prefer) is that of Lon Chaney as Kharis being burned up in a house fire with silky smooth Turhan Bey as his handler. 297 more words

Hammer Films

Short Review: Frankenstein (1931)

A classic horror film which, some of the excesses of its acting aside, still holds up pretty well today. A lot of its power comes from the excellent photography and set design, with some masterful use of the black-and-white to evoke a lost Europe of creepy castles and demon monsters. 127 more words

Film Reviews

JOURNEY'S END: A War Film Made by Those Who Lived It

The most powerful war movie I ever saw was the least bloody—perhaps because the writer and director had barely escaped the battlefield themselves.

After penning a few drawing-room dramas during the 1920s, playwright R.C. 1,408 more words

Movie Briefs

CHRISTOPHER STRONG: Pre-Code on the Precipice

Released in 1933, Christopher Strong teeters between two worlds, with one strappy stiletto planted in Pre-Code and one prim pump parked on the threshold of the Hays Office. 1,372 more words

Movie Briefs

THE FILMS OF JAMES WHALE

Journey’s End (1930) marked several firsts. It was the first film directed by James Whale, and it was the screen debut for actors Colin Clive and David Manners (actually Manners did have one previous credit, albeit uncredited).  2,535 more words

Film Reviews

HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT: Hard to Define, Harder to Forget

History Is Made At Night: Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur and Colin Clive, under the gloriously romantic direction of Frank Borzage. What’s not to love? 652 more words

Movie Briefs