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Dave's Movie Hall of Fame: July '17

Alien

It Happened One Night (1934)

It did.

I was up sick and there wasn’t anything on at that hour for a kid, so Mom put on TCM. It wasn’t The Stooges, but I gave it a shot. Soon Mom and I were laughing, totally engaged with these characters and their absurd plight. I forgot I was sick.

I often dismiss romantic comedies. It’s rare these days, but they can be great. I always smile when I think of this one.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Dave's Movie Hall of Fame: June '17

Night on Bald Mountain, Fantasia, Disney

Frankenstein (1931)

I have Boris Karloff’s Monster tattooed on my leg.

The Monster’s the ultimate misfit. The idea of being persecuted for being different is exemplified perfectly and purely in Karloff’s performance.

I never found The Monster scary because I related to him. In my struggles to express myself, the fears I faced, I could always think of The Monster as a friend.

What's Dave Watching? - On Dangerous Ground

Noir, Classic Movies, 1950s Movies

On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Directed by Nicholas Ray and uncredited Ida Lupino

Written by A. I. Bezzerides from a novel by Gerald Butler

Starring Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper, Ed Begley, and Sumner Williams

Summary

What's Dave Watching? - And Then There Were None

Mystery, Agatha Christie, Adaptations, Forgotten Classics

And Then There Were None (1945)

Directed by Renè Clair

Witten by Dudley Nichols from a novel by Agatha Christie

Starring Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Mischa Auer, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Richard Haydn, and Queenie Leonard

Summary

What's Dave Watching? - Mystery House

Mystery, Classic Films, Camp

Mystery House (1939)

Directed by Noel M. Smith

Written by Sherman L. Lowe and Robertson White from a novel by Mignon G. Eberhart

Starring Dick Purcell, Ann Sheridan, Anne Nagel, Elspeth Dudgeon, William Hopper, Anthony Averill, Hugh O’Connell, and Shelia Bromley

Summary

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