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Category: 1930’s

The Invisible Ray (1936)

For the third consecutive year, Universal Studios, cast the two titans of 1930’s horror films together once again. As the posters proclaimed, it was Karloff and Bela Lugosi starring in […]

The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Prior to becoming a star in his own right, Gary Cooper, had appeared in one silent production brought to the screen by Samuel Goldwyn. 1926’s The Winning of Barbara Worth […]

The Sea Spoilers (1936)

Signing on to the “B” unit at Universal while awaiting superstar status, John Wayne, plays the hero for the U.S. Coast Guard in this sea going adventure that will have […]

The Raven (1935)

“I am a law unto myself.” If the supposed war to be the King of Horror movies pitting Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff against each other is to be believed, […]

Wanted : Jane Turner (1936)

There isn’t a year go by I don’t sit in on some sixty odd minute black and white “B” flick meant for the bottom half of a double bill that […]

Of Mice and Men (1939)

Not familiar with John Steinbeck’s classic novel? Well to be honest I’ve never read it either but I am a fan of the 1939 version caught on camera by Oscar […]

The Death Kiss (1932)

I have a pretty firm belief that if we could change the course of movie history then a 1932 production titled The Death Kiss starring David Manners, Edward Van Sloan […]

The Big Shakedown (1934)

The Big Shakedown is exactly what happens when a big city gangster played by suave Ricardo Cortez puts pressure on small time pharmacist Charles Farrell and his soon to be […]

Gambling Ship (1933)

This Paramount feature that has thankfully turned up in a collection of Cary Grant titles on DVD sees the iconic leading man in a role that looking back would seem […]

Treasure Island (1934)

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published in 1883, this MGM spectacle from director Victor Fleming found it’s way into movie houses forty years after the writers passing at the […]

Devil Dogs of the Air (1935)

Brando’s Pick of the Month Cheating just a bit this month as we look to this James Cagney-Pat O’Brien standard with nary a dog in sight to keep Brando happy […]

The Man In The Iron Mask (1939)

As I’ve yet to see any filmed version of the Dumas novel, I thought it best to start with this one, the first talking edition of the film from a […]

Sing, You Sinners (1938)

Not only does this engaging Paramount production give us an opportunity to see Bing Crosby croon a few songs alongside Fred MacMurray but it serves as a reminder that Donald […]

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