W.C. Fields plays a dentist in this Max Sennett film. It’s the first of 4 short 20 minute films with W.C. Fields made in 1932.
In 1900, lumberman Jim Fallon (Kirk Douglas) greedily eyes the big trees in the virgin region of northern California. The land is already settled by, among others, a religious group led by Elder Bixby (Charles Meredith). Jim is attracted to Bixby’s daughter, Alicia (Eve Miller), though that does not change his plan to cheat the homesteaders.
This is one mans alarmed vision of the future. A future he thought with such dangerous ease be brought about. Atomic war, famine, revolution; the collapse of a civilization. This in 1984 is London, city of the state of oceania. The production proved to be hugely controversial, with questions asked in Parliament and many viewer complaints over its supposed subversive nature and horrific content.
He’s a jewel thief name Pepe LeMoko (Charles Boyer). She’s Gaby (Hedy Lamar) and she’s engaged to a fat, sleazy guy who considers her bought and paid for. Things change in this atmospheric movie about the notorious Casbah.
In 1955, the same year the radio show ended, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon premiered as a television series. A mounty and his trustee dog fight crime in the Northwest Territory.