Chamber Of Horrors / A Game Of Death

Chamber of Horrors Blu-ray Kino Lorber 1940 / B&W / 1:33 / Street Date March 21, 2017 Starring: Lilli Palmer, Leslie Banks. Cinematography: Alex Bryce, Ernest Palmer Film Editor: Ted Richards ...

The Phantom Of The Opera – 1943 Version with Claude Rains Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

“They’ve poisoned your mind against me. That’s why you’re afraid!” The Phantom Of The Opera (1943) plays on the big screen at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater this weekend as part of their ...

The Whip Hand

I guess Howard Hughes wanted to go easy on Minnesota Nazis. William Cameron Menzies directs a Cold War thriller about an insidious germ warfare conspiracy -- it's an early paranoid suspense tale with ...

Remembering Oscar-Winning Gwtw Art Director Menzies

William Cameron Menzies. William Cameron Menzies movies on TCM: Murderous Joan Fontaine, deadly Nazi Communists Best known as an art director/production designer, William Cameron Menzies was a ...

‘Phantom of the Opera’ (1943), a visual feast with the great Claude Rains, is hurt by a laborious script

The Phantom of the Opera Written by John Jacoby, Samuel Hofffenstein, Eric Taylor Directed by Arthur Lubin U.S.A., 1943 It comes as a surprise to no one when stating that Hollywood is not averse ...

Oscar History-Making Actress Has Her Day on TCM

Teresa Wright ca. 1945. Teresa Wright movies on TCM: 'The Little Foxes,' 'The Pride of the Yankees' Pretty, talented Teresa Wright made a relatively small number of movies: 28 in all, over the course ...

Wright Was Earliest Surviving Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner

Teresa Wright: Later years (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon.") Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing ...

Girls Delightful In Cuba Stop: Orson Welles' "Too Much Johnson"

Orson Welles' Too Much Johnson, screened for the first time to a full house at Pordenone Festival of Silent Cinema, comes trailing clouds of mystery like so much else in the life and work of its ...

Orson Welles and a Spanish Snow White make for a diverse Pordenone

This year's edition of the silent film festival featured Welles' previously-thought-lost Too Much Johnson amid a typically irreverent and varied selection • Orson Welles's first professional film ...

Orson Welles's first professional film discovered in an Italian warehouse

Too Much Johnson – which was intended for inclusion in a theatre show – forms an 'intellectual bridge' between the director's theatrical and cinematic careers, says its restorer Reading this on ...

Lost Orson Welles film recovered

Lost Orson Welles film recovered Silent short Too Much Johnson features Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles. A 1938 Orson Welles film has been discovered in a warehouse in Italy. Silent film Too Much Johnson, starring Joseph Cotten in ...

Orson Welles’ First Film ‘Too Much Johnson’ Discovered In Italy

We all know of Orson Welles from his vocal performance in The Transformers: The Movie and his voice work for Findus Frozen Peas, but long before that he made his directorial debut that many herald as ...

Lost Orson Welles Film, 'Too Much Johnson', has Been Found

Orson Welles made his feature film debut as a director with Citizen Kane and before that he directed the eight-minute short film Hearts of Age, which you can watch at the bottom of this post. However, ...

Henreid Tonight: From the Afterlife to the Apocalypse

Paul Henreid: From Eleanor Parker to ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ (photo: Paul Henreid and Eleanor Parker in ‘Between Two Worlds’) Paul Henreid returns this evening, as Turner Classic Movies’ ...

‘Arabian Nights,’ Hollywood’s escapist restructuring of a classic tale

Arabian Nights Directed by John Rawlins Starring Jon Hall, Maria Montez, and Sabu USA, 86 min – 1942. Part of a series of exotic pictures released by Universal in the 1940s (the others of which ...

R.I.P. Betty Garrett (1919-2011)

I was saddened to learn this morning that Betty Garrett, the great star of stage, screen, and TV, passed away yesterday at the age of 94 after suffering an aortic aneurysm. Garrett was one of those ...

[DVD Review] Film Noir Classic Collection: Vol. 5

Film Noir Classic Collection: Vol. 5, has dusted off eight films of the celebrated genre and adapted them to DVD format. Collections like these, which bring older films to newer light, are godsends ...