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…

Hue and Cry (1947) – Charles Crichton

  The first of the recommendations from Kind Hearts and Coronets from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and as much as I enjoyed seeing Alec Guinness in multiple roles, meeting various forms of death, this one was a surprise and a delight. This is a film I had never even heard…

Mighty Like A Moose (1926) – Leo McCarey

  The Great┬áMovies – 100 Years of Film, brings the next recommendation to sit alongside Buster Keaton’s performance in The General. This time it’s a Charley Chase short. Charley Chase plays Mr. Moose, Vivien Oakland is Mrs. Moose, they’re a married couple, and each of them has a physical deformity that they hate about themselves,…

Safety Last (1923) – Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor

This silent film classic ends up being more of a comedy than an action film but┬áthe physicality of the gags and stunts make it a worthy addition to the 101 Action Movies list. Everyone, whether they have seen the film or not, is familiar with the image of Harold Lloyd hanging form a clock face…