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Movie Quote of the Day - Strange Illusion, 1945 (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer)

George: Nice girls aren’t supposed to take jewelry from strange men.
Dorothy: He’s not a strange man.

Movie Quote Of The Day

In Blackest Night: Edgar G. Ulmer's DETOUR (PRC 1945)

After hearing about DETOUR for years and reading all the critical acclaim, I finally got the chance to  watch it this year, thanks to TCM and the good ol’ DVR.  754 more words


Noirvember Feature #2 - Detour (1945)

Detour (1945)

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Starring: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald

If there’s anything film noir is known for other than brilliant lighting and shadows, the classic tropes of the femme fatale and the convoluted double-cross, it’s having a low budget in comparison to major, much “safer” Hollywood efforts of the time.   704 more words


The Black Cat (1934)

The importance of this 65 minute thriller from director Edgar G. Ulmer must never be overlooked when discussing the history of movies. It’s the first teaming of two actors whose names one could argue are the biggest in the history of horror cinema. 815 more words

Daily Take

The Man from Planet X

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (6/10)

In a nutshell: Director Edgar G. Ulmer turns this low-budget movie about an alien visitor to a small village into a visually atmospheric, retro-tinged, intelligent expressionist moral tale. 4,835 more words


4 Shots From 4 Films: Dracula, Island of Lost Souls, The Black Cat, Son of Frankenstein

Bela Lugosi was born 133 years ago today.  These 4 shots from 4 films are dedicated to him.

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Halloween Havoc!: THE MAN FROM PLANET X (Mid Century Productions 1951)

THE MAN FROM PLANET X is low-budget early sci-fi movie about an alien coming to Earth. The mysterious Planet X is drawing close to our world. 422 more words