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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

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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

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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

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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).  2,534 more words

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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

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December 1931: Frankenstein Takes Manhattan!

Eighty-three years ago this week, on a stormy December night in 1931, James Whale’s Frankenstein came ali-i-i-ve at the Mayfair Theatre in New York City—pulling in a record-breaking 76,360 fans in the first week alone. 324 more words

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Frankenstein (1931)

Released in 1931 by Universal, Frankenstein is a classic of the horror genre. Staring Boris Karloff in what many consider to be his defining role, the film takes many liberties with its source material changing a number of things. 555 more words

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