The Unholy Three (1930) – Jack Conway

The Unholy Three is an unusual entry in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies for a couple of reasons. It’s Lon Chaney’s only talking film, and the ape featured in the film (we are in the monstrous apes chapter after all) is only seen a couple of times, and isn’t really used for much but…

Indiana Jones and the White Witch (1994) – Martin Caidin

London 1930 The adventures of Indiana Jones continue with Martin Caidin’s second novel featuring the heroic archaeologist. Coming on the tails of the previous book, Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates, this story shows that Caidin is more comfortable with the the set pieces that pop up in the iconic series, but it still seems…

Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates (1993) – Martin Caidin

America, 1930 Martin Caiden best known for his novel, Cyborg, which would serve as the basis for The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Bionic Woman guides the man in the hat on his next adventure, which plays out as less than an adventure and more like a lot of exposition. Indiana Jones is the…

A Propos de Nice (1930) – Jean Vigo

I’m spending a little more time with French director Jean Vigo as I continue my exploration of the continually enthralling, and informative The Movie Book from DK Canada. The next film of his I take a look at is the short, A Propos de Nice. Shot in 1930, the film seems, at first, to be…

People On Sunday (1930) – Robert Slodmak & Edgar G. Ulmar

People On Sunday is the next big stop in DK Canada’s The Movie Book. Called a film without actors, the film is fluid and natural, following five people on a Sunday. Erwin, a taxi driver, Brigitte, a retail, clerk, Wolfgang, a wine trader, Christl, a film extra, Annie, a model, ¬†are the film’s subjects, as…

Anna Christie (1930) – Clarence Brown

  It’s time to spend a little more time with Greta Garbo, following my screening of Anna Karenina for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. The first recommendation comes with a fairly high pedigree, Anna Christie was Garbo’s first sound film, which saw her nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress, and…

Westfront 1918 (1930) – G.W. Pabst

  My foray into the war genre continues following my viewing of All Quiet On The Western Front for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. This time we take on life, both the terror and the tedium, of trench life on the German lines, in this, Pabst’s first talkie. The film came…

Morocco (1930) – Josef von Sternberg

My foray into romance and melodrama following my screening of The Blue Angel for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continues with this film starring Marlene Dietrich in her first Hollywood picture opposite Gary Cooper. It was also von Sternberg’s movie Our characters all arrive in Morocco, Gary Cooper as Tom Brown,…