A deep look at the early gangster movie The Doorway to Hell (1930) with focus on stars Lew Ayres, James Cagney and Dorothy Mathews. Warner Brothers precursor to Little Caesar and The Public Enemy.
A look at Universal’s rollicking 58-minute movie set inside a speakeasy run by Boris Karloff with a Busby Berkeley choreographed dance to boot. Mae Clarke and Lew Ayres star as the love interests while Clarence Muse and general ambiance steal the show.
Taking a look at two very valuable books originally written by Michael Ankerich in the 1990’s that have been reissued in 2011: Broken Silence and The Sound of Silence, which cover 39 silent and early talkie film players that Ankerich spoke with between 1987-97. Contents of each book listed.
A brief look at the life and career of Lew Ayres, best remembered as the youthful star of All Quiet on the Western Front and several Dr. Kildare features.