Category Archives: Random film stuff

Et Al. Aug17

Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) When businessman Stanley Jordan (William Holden) loses everything and then drops dead in the face of the Wall Street Crash, his children, Bonnie (Joan Crawford) and Rodney (William Bakewell), are left penniless. Spurning a proposal of … Continue reading

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WANT!!

Stuff from the movies that I, well, WANT!! ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ The Art Gallery: Paintings are important props in many movies. They also rank very high on my I’d Kill To Own That list. The Two Mrs Carrolls (1947): I know people … Continue reading

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Et Al. April17

The Man Who Played God (1932) World-renowned pianist, Montgomery Royle (George Arliss), is playing privately for a foreign monarch when a bomb blast from an attempted assassination renders him deaf. Shut out from the music he worships, Royle grows bitter, … Continue reading

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Killer

Harper tried to collect his thoughts. “We are all aware, I think, sir, of the military uses to which dolphins have been put in Vietnam…indeed, the common dolphin has proved most effective in groups. But the killer works at maximum … Continue reading

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Et al. December16

The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (1920) In the Argentine, the uncultured but wealthy Spanish landowner, Julio Madariaga (Pomeroy Cannon), shares his estate with his two daughters and their husbands, the Frenchman Marcelo Desnoyers (Josef Swickard) and the German Karl … Continue reading

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Et Al. August16

A Lady Of Chance (1928) Dolly Morgan (Norma Shearer) is using her position as switchboard operator in a fancy hotel to draw in new “marks”. A spoke is thrust in Dolly’s wheels when two former associates, Bradley (Lowell Sherman) and … Continue reading

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The Rev’s Sermons

Book and film reviews by guest reviewer, The Rev! Book reviews: Gila! Killer Film reviews:

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Gila!

    “The tissues match,” she went on, “but the hide outside is different.”     “How different?” he asked.     “It’s harder. More like scaly armor.” She ran a hand through her hair. “It has to be a mutation. And it must be a … Continue reading

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Et al. May16

The Charlatan (1929) When Florence Talbot (Margaret Livingston) has a reading with the fashionable psychic, Count Merlin (Holmes Herbert), she gets more than she bargained for. Merlin addresses her as “Florence Dwight”, describes her past as a circus performer, and recounts the … Continue reading

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Moments

Great (or at least, favourite) scenes and shots. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Christmas In Connecticut (1945): Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck) is a successful magazine writer whose columns on cooking, house-keeping and interior decoration have made her – and her ideal home, complete with … Continue reading

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