John Carradine’s first horror lead, “Captive Wild Woman” (1943) from Universal has definite roots in one of that company’s staples, the classic “Frankenstein” …
Classic Movie Reviews by Cliff Aliperti
Spoiler-free reviews of movies from Hollywood's Golden Age, especially the 1930s. Most reviews also include research into background of the film and, when relevant, the history surrounding the subject of the movie.
Brief notes are exactly that, just some stream of consciousness thoughts occurring during my most recent viewing of The Invisible Ray with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.
A brief look at 1932 Universal horror film Murders in the Rue Morgue based upon the Edgar Allan Poe work and starring Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox and Erik the Ape.
Brief notes are exactly that, just some stream of consciousness thoughts occurring during my most recent viewing of Arsene Lupin Returns.
The madness of Peter Lorre’s Doctor Gogol in MGM’s Mad Love places him more within the realm of Doestoevsky’s Raskalnikov than it does with traditional monsters of the flesh
The Magic Box is time well spent throughout … In this biopic Robert Donat plays William Friese-Greene, professional photographer turned inventor, who …
Hitchcock brings action and adventure, mystery and romance to The 39 Steps (1935) starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll.
Twentieth Century-Fox’s “Son of Fury” plays as a 98 minute epic tale of redemption which opens with a fight, leads to an escape, turns into a brief tale at sea, then an island romance and adventure, a return for vengeance, even a spectacle of a courtroom trial, before, of course, culminating in yet another big fight with the intervening years leading to a different outcome.
Based on the biography “Diamond Jim, The Life and Times of James Buchanan Brady” published a year earlier by Parker Morell this uneven though still enjoyable comedy was brought to the screen by Universal through a Preston Sturges script under the direction of Eddie Sutherland. Starring Edward Arnold as Diamond Jim Brady.
Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen star in William Wellman’s Beggars of Life (1928) based on the novel by Jim Tully. Also starring Wallace Beery, a pre-Depression tale of hobo life.