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.
Richard Dix stars as a pacifist sculptor turned bloodthirsty World War I Ace of Aces. Morality story with good action, complicated character. With Elizabeth Allan.
Another slice of America in his time offered by Vidor in The Wedding Night (1935), a romance starring Gary Cooper and Anna Sten. Helen Vinson also impresses as Cooper’s wife.
A quick peek back at the four early Barbara Stanwyck pre-code movies aired by TCM on July 20: Shopworn (1932), Ten Cents a Dance (1931), Illicit (1931) and Forbidden (1932).
A personal look at this Somerset Maugham fan’s discovery of The Narrow Corner (1933) from Warner Brothers starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Patricia Ellis, and Ralph Bellamy. A Maugham tale of the South Seas on film with all the sex and sin of the pre-code era.
A biography of movie star Ralph Bellamy with focus on his run in the Ellery Queen series. Bellamy’s career from Golden Age through 1990’s Pretty Woman.