Category Archives: D

Clara Bow in “Down to the Sea in Ships” (1922) – reviewed by George

Interestingly, this tale of whaling was filmed in New Bedford, Massachusetts by The Whaling Film Corporation. The title comes from Psalm 107. “Great credit is due the photographers who, in small boats, stood by the cameras at the risk of … Continue reading

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The Drums of Jeopardy (1931) – reviewed by George

In this Pre-Code movie Anya (Florence Lake), a beautiful young dancer in the Russian Royal Ballet, has been ruined by the son of a member of the aristocracy. She lies in bed waiting to die, hoping that her father will … Continue reading

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Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016) – reviewed by George

This documentary begins in Dawson City at the Palace Grand Theater where some early movies (The Dawson Find) were about to be shown. Then writing appears on screen. “Fifteen months earlier a construction crew was building a new recreation center … Continue reading

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Dumbo (2019) – reviewed by George

This is the first one of Disney’s transformations of a cartoon into live action/CGI that I have seen, and I was asked before I saw it, “Why would you watch this and review it, and more or less say that … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower (2017) – reviewed by George

“A tower stands at the center of the universe protecting us from darkness. It is said the mind of a child can bring it down.” Special children, kidnapped from their homes and held in a secret location, are being used … Continue reading

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Do You Know This Voice? (1964) – reviewed by George

A short, taut thriller about a woman who ignores police advice and tells the newspaper that she saw the man who made the call in a public box demanding ransom for their kidnapped son from the Wilsons (Alan Edwards and … Continue reading

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Doomsday Prophecy (2011) – reviewed by George

In the forests of northern Bulgaria an Agent Garcia (Bruce Ramsay) arrives to gather facts from a group of scientists already settled there because of the world’s worst ever environmental disaster. The Black Sea has ceased to exist. Their leader … Continue reading

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Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – reviewed by George

This is the champ of too-long movies; it just goes on and on. Sure, there are some really good sequences, like the car chase where the Batmobile is incredible, but they are too far apart. And the movie features several … Continue reading

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More Short and Silent Sherlock Holmes (1921-1930) – reviewed by George

Eille Norwood as Sherlock Holmes in “The Devil’s Foot” (1921) This is another half hour film featuring Norwood from Stoll Picture Productions Ltd. It is out of chronological order by one year (it should have been reviewed before John Barrymore’s … Continue reading

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Eille Norwood as Sherlock Holmes in The Dying Detective and The Man with the Twisted Lip (1921) – reviewed by George

Stoll Picture Productions Ltd. made these two half-hour films and others under the umbrella title “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes from the Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle”. William J. Elliott wrote both scenarios, and Eille Norwood and Hubert Willis … Continue reading

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