Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Walking Dead (1936) by matthew c. hoffman

“You can’t kill me again.” ~ Boris Karloff in The Walking Dead Boris Karloff is the man who lived again in a film that combines Universal horror with Warner gangster drama. A group of racketeers and a crooked attorney frame … Continue reading

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Les Miserables (1935) by matthew c. Hoffman

 “It simply gives us more of the book’s core, unfurled like a banner, draped over an intelligent 108-minute screenplay by W.P. Lipscomb that seems a small miracle of concision. Hugo’s themes and gigantic clashing antagonists emerge intact, with their inner … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno (1935) by matthew c. hoffman

Sometimes I feel a little like Pop McWade, the older concessionaire in tonight’s movie, as played by Henry B. Walthall. He is offering a message of hope to those who will stop and listen, but people just walk on by … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) by matthew c. hoffman

The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) was an early disaster film made by the same team responsible for King Kong (1933). Produced by Merian C. Cooper and directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, the film was released in the wake of other epics … Continue reading

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