When talkies were new, there was a guy named W.C. Fields who took center stage in translating vaudeville to the silver screen.
Jose Ferrer received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring performance as Cyrano de Bergerac. Mala Powers played Roxane, and William Prince portrayed Christian de Neuvillette.
I was thinking May 18th? Why is May 18th important. Then I remembered. Mt. St Helens is about 80 miles from here. In volcano terms that’s in your back yard. And 33 years ago my volcano went off. It covered my house in 6 inches of volcanic ash. It was dark at noon. You had to wear a mask to go outside. You had to wrap your car air cleaner with layer of ladies nylons to keep the volcanic ash from grinding the inside of your motor out. It destroyed every living thing for 15 miles with 57 people. The…
Want a gentle smile? This is an 11 minute short film starring David Tennant of Doctor Who fame. It made me smile. It made my day. I hope it does the same for you.
A man on a trip to Paris has a vision where he sees his brother murdered. When he arrives back home in England, he finds his brother is dead and the rest you have to find out from watching the Veil.
This is a terrific little film (especially given it’s from 1932) about characters who are sentenced to a chain gang and the terrible conditions they face. Sometimes 1930’s movies suffer from bad music, chattery dialogue and silly distractions but this is a very nice well shot piece of antique cinema. Richard Dix plays the top dog on a chain gang.
In this episode of the never launched series “The Veil”, Boris Karloff finds himself a ship captain with a wife he doesn’t love, saves her life from a poison snake, but begins to have second thoughts.