Carmen Comes Home

Hideko Takamine lined up with her uncle at the Shochiku studio for an audition for the Hotei Nomura film Haha (Mother, 1929). Already adorable at the age of five, she got the part, the film became a hit, and a ...

West of Zanzibar

Tod Browning is simultaneously one of the most compelling and neglected figures of Hollywood’s silent film era. Such a statement may seem paradoxical considering that much has been written on the director known...
article placeholder

Wild Night in El Reno

Wild Night in El Reno (1977 USA 6 mins) Filmmaker: George Kuchar Storms have been a motif found throughout filmmaker George Kuchar’s work. Whether manifested in the cumulonimbus and nimbostratus cloud...
article placeholder

The Great McGinty

The Great McGinty (1940 USA 81 mins) Source: NFVLS Prod Co: Paramount Dir, Scr: Preston Sturges Phot: William Mellor Ed: Hugh Bennett Art Dir: Hans Dreier Mus: Frederick Hollander Cast: Brian Donlevy,...
article placeholder

Five Star Final

Five Star Final (1931 USA 86 mins) Source: NLA/ACMI Prod Co: First National/Vitaphone (Warner Bros.) Prod: Hal B. Wallis Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Scr: Byron Morgan, Robert Lord, based on Louis Weitzenkorn's pl...