The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1993) – The Phantom Train of Doom

Frank Darabont pens Indy’s (Sean Patrick Flanery) adventures this week when he encounters The Phantom Train of Doom. Originally broadcast as a television movie on 5 June 1993, this story sees Indy, with his friend Remy (Ronny Coutteure) returning to Africa, where they are promoted to lieutenant. The episode begins with the running gag that…

The Navigator (1924) – Donald Crisp and Buster Keaton

The final film for me to watch from DK Book’s The Movie Book What Else to Watch list following my screening of Steamboat Bill Jr. is this Buster Keaton classic. Keaton plays Rollo Treadway, a young rich socialite who is in love with the equally rich young woman, Betsy (Kathryn McGuire) across the street, He…

An Italian Straw Hat (1928) – Rene Clair

  The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film brings me the next recommendation from The General. This time, it’s a light-hearted affair with running gags, a gentle sense of humor, and a happy ending for almost all involved. Fadinard (Albert Prejean) is on his way to meet his bride, Helene (Marise Maia), when, while recovering his dropped…