Category Archives: Drama

Dragonwyck (1946)

Vincent Price and Gene Tierney are wasted in a movie billed as a suspense thriller. It’s anything but and is really dull as dishwater. It’s a huge disappointment. 1844: Miranda Wells (Gene Tierney) lives with her religious father and three … Continue reading

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Painted Faces (1929)

Comedian Joe E.Brown does a dramatic turn as a circus clown who is the lone hold out on a jury in a murder trial. He uses a fake German accent but you’ll get used to it after a short while. … Continue reading

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Holiday (1930)

Ann Harding deserved her Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. The winner was Marie Dressler for “Min And Bill.” The movie has too many dull spots but it’s worth sticking with to see her performance. A woman brings home a … Continue reading

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Beggars In Ermine (1934)

Lionel Atwill is the head of a steel mill who gets rooked out of control by his assistant who is in favor of merging with a big combo. He will get his revenge….no matter how long it takes. The workers … Continue reading

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Thru Traffic (Speed Demons) (1935)

Not to be confused with 1933’s “Speed Demons.” This may be the earliest example of product placement. Perfect Circle Piston Company financed the production and there are numerous plugs for their piston rings. Dan Holden (Russell Hardie) and Martin Gray … Continue reading

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Thunder In The City (1937)

Fun movie that’s almost disappeared over the years. It follows the usual formula of movies of this type but what separates it is the performances of Edward G.Robinson and Nigel Bruce. Daniel Armstrong (Edward G.Robinson) is the sales manager at … Continue reading

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Mole Men Against The Son Of Hercules (1961)

Couldn’t resist a title like this. I should have but I had to push on. It is good for some laughs and Mark Forest get to show off his grimacing skills while pushing some lightweight props around. Maciste is minding … Continue reading

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