Dante’s Inferno (1935) – Harry Lachman

Spencer Tracy gets a glimpse of hell in the next title featured in DK Books’ Monsters in the Movies, Dante’s Inferno. Tracy plays Carter, a forceful and determined young man, who finds success and a pathway to greed, avarice and more when he joins a concessionaire run by Pop McWade (Henry B. Walthall). After a…

Werewolf of London (1935) – Stuart Walker

It’s time for things to get a little hairy as I move on to the werewolf chapter of DK Canada’s highly enjoyable coffee table tome, Monsters in the Movies by John Landis. I dug into this 1935 film, that is thankfully short, and can’t seem to decide how funny it wants to be with some…

Mark of the Vampire (1935) – Tod Browning

Eight years after the release of London After Midnight, Tod Browning remade the film as Mark of the Vampire with Lionel Barrymore as Professor Zelin, a variation on Chaney’s inspector from the original film. It is also the next film up in John Landis’ Monsters in the Movies, a coffee table tome that I am…

She (1935) – Irving Pichel

I return to the action genre in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film. Having seen the main title, Raiders of the Lost Ark countless times, and of course, having written about it, I move now onto the recommendations following the title. Irving Pichel directs this epic adventure, She, based on the H. Rider…

Anna Karenina (1935) – Clarence Brown

  It’s time to return the romance and melodrama section of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and the title under examination time is the 1935 Greta Garbo classic based on the epic novel by Leo Tolstoy. Garbo is the titular Anna in 19th century St. Petersburg. Her husband, Karenin is played…

The Big Parade (1925) – King Vidor

  I plunge back into World War I with the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my viewing of All Quiet On The Western Front.┬áThis silent film is very engaging, telling the story of an idle rich lad, James Apperson (John Gilbert), who, when caught up in the…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Abominable Snowmen

  Robot Yeti!?! And the first appearance of the Great Intelligence are featured in this 6 part story that was written by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln. It ran from 30 September to 4 November, 1967. The Doctor (Troughton), Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling) find themselves in Tibet (that looks more like the…

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

  Bride of Frankenstein picks up right where the first one ended with the angry townspeople and trying to burn out the monster. After most of the townsfolk amble away in a post-mob funk we learn that both the monster and Henry Frankenstein (Henry?? Really?? I know I harped on that last time, but wow,…