Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Noir Or Never, Uncategorized

A Glowing Mist: Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Claw (1944)

A few months ago I undertook the task of watching all fourteen of the Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes movies. I am very glad to say that I was successful in my little quest. Like most classic film fans, my feelings about the series are mixed. I feel that the majority of the… Continue reading A Glowing Mist: Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Claw (1944)

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Christine, Christine: Phantom of the Opera (1943)

I became aware of¬†Phantom of the Opera¬†(1943) through the purchase of my two Universal Monster boxsets, both of which featured the second English language adaptation of Gaston Leroux's famous novel. I was quite delighted to discover that one of my favourite classic film actors, the great Claude Rains, who was no stranger to Universal, starred… Continue reading Christine, Christine: Phantom of the Opera (1943)