Classic Movies

Buried Treasures: Flame in the Streets (1961)

A cursory glance at the names in the cast of this film scripted by Ted Willis (who adapted his 1958 stage play Hot Summer Night, based on the infamous Notting Hill riots) and directed by Roy Ward Baker (A Night to Remember, Quatermass and the Pit) convinced me that it would be an ideal candidate for Thrilling Days… Continue reading Buried Treasures: Flame in the Streets (1961)

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Classic Movies

Grey Market Cinema: The Crime of the Century (1933)

Though the title of this Paramount quickie suggests that the misdeed committed on celluloid is comparable to the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, it’s actually an entertaining little mystery thriller whose offbeat cast includes radio’s future “Dr. Christian,” the star of one of TV’s earliest and successful family sitcoms, and the wife of TDOY idol Joel McCrea.  And it’s… Continue reading Grey Market Cinema: The Crime of the Century (1933)