Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Lake and Ladd, Uncategorized

Mad About Ladd đź’–

This idea is thanks to the lovely Gill at Realweemidget Reviews As many (if not the entire world and perhaps some extraterrestrial life) know, I am just mad about Ladd. Alan was an incredibly talented and beautiful actor, who went far too soon, but left such an incredible legacy behind him. Not only in the… Continue reading Mad About Ladd đź’–

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All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Hammer Horror, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Deadly Legacy

This post contains graphic and mature content, please read at your own risk. Twins of Evil is fascinating because it comes after Lust for A Vampire in the Karnstein Quadrilogy and it's as if someone said "What made The Vampire Lovers good and Lust for a Vampire awful?" Don't get me wrong, Lust for a… Continue reading Deadly Legacy

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Joan Crawford, Uncategorized

Into the Wilderness: Clark Gable in “Strange Cargo” (1940)

Strange Cargo (1940) is not an easy film to describe. It has elements of drama, romance, adventure and tragedy. It is all these things, but it does not fit neatly into any of these genres. It could perhaps be compared to I Was A Fugitive of a Chain Gang, with its frank depiction of prison… Continue reading Into the Wilderness: Clark Gable in “Strange Cargo” (1940)

All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Hammer Horror, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Beware… the circus has come to town

This post contains graphic, mature content. Please read with caution.  Vampire Circus is not your standard Hammer Horror Film. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are nowhere to be seen. The heroes of the film know little about their enemy, but this is not shown in a campy way. There is real danger here, real death,… Continue reading Beware… the circus has come to town

Blogathons, John Barrymore, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Announcing the Fifth Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon

The Barrymores are entertainment royalty. Their influence in the world of entertainment is almost incalculable. If you are familiar with their work, you will come to realise how many homages have been paid to them, how many performers have affectionately imitated them (like Douglas Fairbanks Jr in Our Modern Maidens (1929), and how their legacy has inspired… Continue reading Announcing the Fifth Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon

Blogathons, Uncategorized

Obedience, that impossible thing: Audrey Hepburn as Sister Luke in “The Nun’s Story” (1959)

It may seem strange to choose a nun as the subject for a post written for The Reel Infatuation Blogathon. But, it is not strange when you think of the tremendous courage of both the character, based on a real woman of this marrow, and the actress who played her, who had these same traits.… Continue reading Obedience, that impossible thing: Audrey Hepburn as Sister Luke in “The Nun’s Story” (1959)

Blogathons, Uncategorized

Pressed for Time: Rosalind Russell in “His Girl Friday” (1940)

His Girl Friday (1940) is a stone cold screwball comedy classic, starring two juggernauts of the genre: Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. This film is up there with such masterpieces as It Happened One Night and Midnight, among many others in this golden echelon of the Golden Age. It has all the wonderful hallmarks of the genre, which include an… Continue reading Pressed for Time: Rosalind Russell in “His Girl Friday” (1940)