Tag Archives: George Zucco

William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “After the Thin Man” and Asta is Asta (1936) – reviewed by George

Gee, what a great start to a comedy-mystery! Nick, Nora, and Asta are on the Sunset Limited from NYC to San Francisco and are only five minutes out. Nick is trying to shave and Nora is trying to pack.Nora: “How … Continue reading

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Having Wonderful Crime (1945) – reviewed by George

A murder comedy starring Pat O’Brien, George Murphy, and Carole Landis, this is a fast-paced romp where almost every line is a wisecrack and almost every action has a slapstick element. Right away we learn that our trio of tecs … Continue reading

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Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes in Washington” (1942) – reviewed by George

Nazi spies, including William Easter (Henry Daniell), have followed Sir Henry Marchmont (Gilbert Emery) to America only to realize that he is a decoy for John Grayson (Gerald Hamer), senior clerk for solicitors Farlow Nash and Farlow (and also an … Continue reading

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Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (1939) – reviewed by George

The second outing for Rathbone as Holmes is also from 20th Century Fox. The Screen Play is by Edwin Blum and William Drake, based on the play “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette (already filmed twice – with Gillette himself in … Continue reading

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The Cat and the Canary (1939) – reviewed by George

In this remake the beginning is very similar, except that what I took to be upstate New York in the silent film, is now the swamps of Louisiana not too far from New Orleans. The attorney Mr. Crosby (George Zucco) … Continue reading

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