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The Sunday Intertitle: Wirework

1910’s THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (Otis Turner) is a very sound example of those earlies that almost seem to be built around their intertitles. The system is simple: reduce a famous book everyone sort-of knows to about eight sentences. 672 more words


The King's Thief (1955)

This sword wielding adventure is just the right tonic for a rainy Sunday afternoon if you can get your hands on a copy. By no means does it fall into the category of MGM’s other spectacles like Ivanhoe or Knights of the Round Table that were reserved for Robert Taylor but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hold it’s own for the uninitiated. 670 more words

Daily Take

In a Nutshell: The Divorcee (1930)

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

With: Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel, Robert Montgomery


The movie is based on the novel of Ursula Parrott… 458 more words


The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (1910)

“Dorothy reaches the Emerald City to claim the crown…”

Director:  Otis Turner

Starring:  Bebe Daniels, Hobart Bosworth, Robert Z. Leonard, Alvin Wyckoff, Winifred Greenwood, Olive Cox, Eugenie Besserer, Lilian Leighton… 2,742 more words


Strabismus of Passion

THE DIVORCÉE (1930), an early talkie from MGM, is one those films that’s only really enjoyable when you watch it with my wife.

It’s so early, the MGM lion doesn’t actually produce any sound when he roars, he just sort of moves his lips like Jean Hagen. 376 more words


The One and Only... (October, 1931)

Susan Lenox (1931) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Robert Z. Leonard / D: Robert Z. Leonard / W: Leon Gordon, Zelda Sears, Wanda Tuchock, David Graham Phillips (novel) / C: William H. 22 more words

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