Tag Archives: Paramount

The Big Clock

According to a Wikipedia article, “film noir” is French for “black film.” What makes up the elements of film noir? You could find any number of websites that will offer varying descriptions but your humble reviewer thinks the best way to describe noir is to point at various films of the genre and to say, […]

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The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend is film noir and is based on the novel of the same name by Charles R. Jackson. Set in New York City, it’s the story of a man named Don Birnam (Ray Milland) whose alcoholism reaches a peak on a weekend in which he is supposed to be enjoying a four-day restful […]

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The Rough House

The Rough House is a 22 minute two-reeler starring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton – the second of their films together. A brief Wikipedia article about the short states that this was the first film in which Keaton served as director. There is a sort of story mixed in with the slapstick comedy, but it’s […]

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If I Had A Million

This review will contain spoilers. If you read the whole review, even with spoilers, you should still derive a great deal of enjoyment from watching this movie. Your humble reviewer has seen this movie several times and is of the opinion that it is among the best of movies from the early 1930s. John Glidden […]

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The Cook

According to a Wikipedia article about this 22 minute short, it was believed to be lost until it was discovered in Norway. So, if you want to feel like you discovered lost treasure, here’s your chance. Fatty Arbuckle is the headliner in this production and Buster Keaton gets second billing. Your humble reviewer is particularly […]

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