Classic Movies

Buried Treasures: Casanova’s Big Night (1954)

It is 1757 in Parma, Italy…and Giacomo Casanova, famed lover and swordsman, is planning to invade the boudoir of Francesca Bruni (Joan Fontaine) in order to do that voodoo he do so well.  He is stopped by an angry wine merchant (John Hoyt), who seeks vengeance on the legendary Casanova for attempting to make love to his… Continue reading Buried Treasures: Casanova’s Big Night (1954)

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Classic Movies

Guilty Pleasures: Shoot to Kill (1947)

As the opening credits to the 1947 low-budget noir Shoot to Kill come to a close, we witness a furious automobile chase in progress (which is also "teased" before the credits)…but because of the by-the-seat-of-the-pants lighting used in the production (as well as the somewhat beaten-up print of the movie), it’s a little hard to tell just… Continue reading Guilty Pleasures: Shoot to Kill (1947)

Classic Movies

Guilty Pleasures: It’s a Joke, Son! (1947)

In the 1921 D.W. Griffith classic Orphans of the Storm, the part of Joseph Schildkraut’s character as a child was played by a young actor born Kenneth Howard Delmar…who as “Kenny Delmar” would achieve great fame on radio, both as an announcer and thesp.  His earliest foray into the aural medium was working as an announcer… Continue reading Guilty Pleasures: It’s a Joke, Son! (1947)