Coverage of the Universal horror classic The Wolf Man (1941) including the emergence of its star Lon Chaney Jr. This article also covers the second wave of Universal horror releases and the timing of this particular release, five days after the attack upon Pearl Harbor. Previously published in Classic Movie Monthly #2.
Summer Under the Stars Progress Report – First Impressions of 5 Movies
First impressions of movies introduced to me by TCM’s Summer Under the Stars: They Won’t Forget (1937); The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937); Tennessee Johnson (1942); To Sir, With Love (1967) and You Were Never Lovelier (1942).
Kings Row (1942) with Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan and Ann Sheridan
A look at the darker side of Kings Row (1942) starring Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan and Ann Sheridan. Some think it’s not dark enough
Claude Rains – From Call Boy to Stage Manager to The Invisible Man
Claude Rains press clippings dating back as far as 1912 trace his rise from call boy to stage manager and later casting in The Invisible Man. Plus TCM’s August 5, 2012 Claude Rains Summer Under the Stars schedule.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) starring Errol Flynn
Far from being simply the greatest swashbuckler since Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., and with all apologies to Tyrone Power fans, none to top him since, Flynn played in variety of roles, and played them well.