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Friday, July 20, 2018

First Time Joe Friday Had To Kill A Man: "Dragnet: The Big Thief" (1953) (video)



The original "Dragnet" series often had a much more melancholy tone.

Detective Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and his partner Frank Smith (Ben Alexander)…

...are hunting a couple who rob doctors of narcotics during house calls.

The trail leads to a hotel room. 

The male suspect opens fire. Friday has to shoot back.  

Unlike many fictional cops, Friday is deeply affected by the killing.

Friday's second killing would occur 14 years later in the color episode "The Shooting Board." 


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Neon Acquires Worldwide Rights to Todd Douglas Miller's "APOLLO 11"; Executive Producer CNN Films Retains North American TV Rights



NEON ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO TODD DOUGLAS MILLER’S “APOLLO 11”; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CNN FILMS TO RETAIN NORTH AMERICAN TELEVISION RIGHTS

New York (July 20, 2018) – NEON has acquired the worldwide theatrical rights to Todd Douglas Miller’s (Dinosaur 13) cinematic space event documentary, Apollo 11.  The film features never-before-seen, large-format film footage of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments.  The film is executive produced by CNN Films, which will retain the U.S. television rights, and is produced by Miller’s Statement Pictures.

The feature is currently in post-production.  Producers for Statement Pictures include Miller and Thomas Petersen.  Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton of CNN Films are executive producers.

Miller is best known for the Emmy® Award-winning documentary, Dinosaur 13, which was also executive produced by CNN Films.  That film tells the story of the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever found.  Dinosaur 13 world premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

WATCH THE TRAILER:



Apollo 11 is the second film distribution collaboration between NEON and CNN Films in 2018.  Earlier this year, the two companies announced their shared distribution of Three Identical Strangers, a feature-length documentary about triplets separated at birth and then reunited as adults.  Three Identical Strangers had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and is successfully exhibiting in theaters now.

The deal for Apollo 11 was negotiated by Josh Braun of Submarine; Stacey Wolf, vice president of business affairs at CNN; and Evan Krauss of Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP, along with Matt Burke and Ben Braun of Submarine.

More information about Miller’s Apollo 11 documentary film will become available via https://www.apollo11movie.com.

ABOUT NEON
Founded in 2016, NEON is an award winning independent film distribution studio.  Its debut film was Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.  NEON was an active player at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, acquiring Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Monsters & Men, winner of the Sundance Dramatic Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature; Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation; and Tim Wardle’s Three Identical Strangers, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling.  NEON had a record breaking year with the release of the runaway hit winner I, Tonya, directed by Craig Gillespie, starring Margot Robbie and 2018 Oscar Winner for Best Supporting, Actress Allison Janney. Eliza Hittman’s Sundance Award Winner Beach Rats, Matt Spicer’s Sundance and Spirit Award Winner Ingrid Goes West; Laura Poitras’s RISK, Ana Lily Amirpour’s Venice Award Winner The Bad Batch and Errol Morris’, The B-Side.  Other recent NEON releases include Aaron Katz’s Gemini; and the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival Opening Night film by Janus Metz, Borg Vs McEnroe; and Coralie Fargeat’s groundbreaking feature film debut Revenge.  After their successful collaboration on I, Tonya, in January 2018, 30WEST (Dan Friedkin’s and Micah Green’s strategic venture) partnered with NEON’s Tom Quinn (Founder & CEO) and Tim League (Co-Founder) to become the majority investors in the company.

ABOUT CNN FILMS
CNN Films, now celebrating its fifth year, produces and acquires documentary feature and short films for theatrical and festival exhibition and distribution across CNN’s multiple platforms.  Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees the strategy for CNN Films; Courtney Sexton, vice president for CNN Films, works day-to-day with filmmakers to oversee projects.  For more information about CNN Films, please visit www.CNN.com/CNNFilms and follow @CNNFilms via Twitter.  In addition to Dinosaur 13, directed by Todd Douglas Miller, recent acclaimed CNN Films include: TROPHY, directed by Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau; AMERICAN JAIL directed by Roger Ross Williams; THE REAGAN SHOW, co-directed by Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill; JEREMIAH TOWER: The Last Magnificent, directed by Lydia Tenaglia; RBG, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen; LOVE, GILDA, directed by Lisa D’Apolito; and Three Identical Strangers, directed by Tim Wardle. 

ABOUT STATEMENT PICTURES
Statement Pictures LLC was formed in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY to produce independent feature-length motion picture films and visual content. It is co-owned by filmmakers Todd Douglas Miller and Thomas Petersen. The company’s first feature film, Dinosaur 13, premiered on opening night at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Lionsgate and CNN Films for theatrical and broadcast exhibition, winning an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming.  The company has numerous independent feature-length films in various stages of production and development and is actively engaged in the production of large format films that target museums and science centers worldwide.



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Thursday, July 19, 2018

John Wayne Eye-Poked By A Hat Brim: "Texas Cyclone" (1932) (video)




John Wayne and Tim McCoy (right)…


...deal with a lowdown hombre (Wallace MacDonald, left).

Watch Duke get a hat-brim poke in the eye for his trouble!



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Powerful Doc "TO AUSCHWITZ & BACK: THE JOE ENGEL STORY" Brings to Life an Incredible Tale of Persecution and Escape On 8/14




THIS AUGUST, ONE POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY -- A STORY OF PERSECUTION, FORTITUDE AND ONE MAN'S DARING ESCAPE FROM INTERNMENT IN NAZI GERMANY - WILL ASSURE WE NEVER FORGET

TO AUSCHWITZ & BACK: THE JOE ENGEL STORY


Available on DVD and Digital on August 14, 2018 Through Dreamscape Media, This is the Inaugural Release from the Holocaust Education Film Foundation, a 501c3 Organization Assuring that the Impactful Stories of Holocaust Survivors Are Preserved Through Film

Charleston, SC (July 19, 2018) -- Many people call themselves storytellers. Very few, however, can compel you to listen. Joe Engel, at 90 years of age, knows how to tell his story. His unforgettable tale of persecution and perseverance comes to compelling life in TO AUSCHWITZ & BACK: THE JOE ENGEL STORY.

The powerful documentary arrives on DVD ($24.95srp) and digital this August from Dreamscape Media and the Holocaust Education Film Foundation, in conjunction with Anchor Media Group and Synagogue Emanu-El.

WATCH THE TRAILER:



TO AUSCHWITZ & BACK: THE JOE ENGEL STORY tells an incredible story of persecution, one man's inner-strength and fortitude and a daring escape from internment in Nazi Germany. Born in Zakroczym, Poland in 1927, Engel was taken by the Nazis at 14 and never saw his parents again.
From the overwhelming despair of the Warsaw Ghetto, to the shroud of unceasing death and suffering that was Birkenau and Auschwitz, Engel vividly takes viewers to hell and back through his escape from a Death Train at 17 and covert work as a freedom fighter until Liberation in 1945.

With the assistance of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's film and photographic archives, filmmaker Ron Small (Circle Unbroken, Medals of World War II) has successfully woven Engel's incredible storytelling into a riveting visual presentation that is both historic and contemporary.


With an unwavering will to live, Engel overcame unimaginable horrors, earned his freedom, and fought to free others. His is a story of faith, renewal, inner-strength and redemption, and though his number tattoo may have faded over time, his passion for life and telling his story continues today, ensuring the Holocaust is never forgotten.

TO AUSCHWITZ & BACK: THE JOE ENGEL STORY is the first film to be released from the newly launched Holocaust Education Film Foundation, a 501c3 organization founded with the objective of assuring that the painful legacy of the Holocaust is never forgotten by producing documentaries with survivors from around the world, sharing their impactful and astounding stories through the medium of film.

Additional full-length survivor documentaries to follow in 2018 include "From the Holocaust to Hollywood: The Robert Clary Story", the real-life story of the "Hogan's Heroes" star who was liberated from Buchenwald in 1945, and the story of Dr. Susan Spatz, now 96 , who survived internment at Birkenau, and Ravensbrück to eventually walk away to freedom.

TO AUSCHWITZ & BACK: THE JOE ENGEL STORY is additionally available for screening events. Inquiries should be directed to info@soundviewmediapartners.com, the licensing agent for the film.

About The Holocaust Education Film Foundation
Established in 2018, the Holocaust Education Film Foundation was started to build an international, interactive online community one Holocaust survivor story at a time. Through full-length documentaries, distributed globally through numerous platforms, the online site and educational programs, the 501c3 foundation seeks to ensure that we never forget.

TO AUSCHWITZ & BACK: THE JOE ENGEL STORY
Running Time: 47 mins.
Genre: Documentary
Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9
Audio: Stereo



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ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON -- DVD Review by Porfle



Funny how my hazy old recollection of this show was that it started running out of steam circa 71-72.  To the contrary, a new viewing shows that it just kept getting better and better--so that, in fact, by the time ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON (Time-Life, 6-DVD set) rolled around, it was faster, wilder, and funnier than ever before.

With the departure of Artie Johnson, Ruth Buzzi is now the last surviving original cast member, but it's still a great cast nonetheless.  Semi-veterans such as the ever-hilarious Lily Tomlin and the deliriously silly Alan Sues are aided by the now-familiar Ann Elder, Dennis Allen, Barbara Sharma, and roly-poly impressionist Johnny Brown, while the great Gary Owens remains as the show's permanent announcer.


And with the cancellation of "Hogan's Heroes", two of that show's former cast members--Richard Dawson and Larry Hovis--now join the "Laugh-In" gang of regulars.  Dawson in particular takes to the format as to the manor born, cementing his stature as one of TV's leading comics with his dry, improvisatory humor and sense of the absurd.

The format itself remains loose and unpredictable as ever, juggling such familiar features as "Mod World", "Quickies", "Present and Future News" (with kid actor Moosie Drier now supplying "Kids' News" from his treehouse), "Cocktail Party", "Fickle Finger of Fate", and others. As always, the show's main weakness is its tiresome song and dance numbers, which are best fast-forwarded through.

Famous guest stars are aplenty since just about everyone wanted to be on the show.  John Wayne appears several times, along with such stars as Raquel Welch, Rita Hayworth, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Hackman, Johnny Carson, Carol Channing, Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Johnny Cash, Edward G. Robinson, Hugh Hefner, Bob Hope, Paul Lynde, Liza Minnelli, Agnes Moorehead, Vincent Price, Carl Reiner, Henny Youngman, and many more.


A special feature of this 24-episode collection is the inclusion of the show's 100th episode.  This sees the return of original cast members Arte Johnson, Judy Carne, Jo Anne Worley, Henry Gibson, and Teresa Graves, as well as the very first "Laugh-In" guest, Tiny Tim.

Rowan and Martin themselves continue in their hilarious comedy tradition with Dan as the perfect straight man and Dick as the perfect fool.  Like the show itself, their comedy is stream-of-consciousness, non-sequitur-based silliness performed by a couple of aging, booze-swilling swingers hitching a ride on the sexual revolution.

If this sounds good to you, or you're already a fan and want more, ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON is the good stuff in undiluted form, and plenty of it.


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Format: DVD/6 Discs
Running Time: 1239 minutes
Genre: TV DVD/Comedy
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Stereo



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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Oscar winners Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis Celebrate 30 years of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.



SAN DIEGO COMC-CON PANEL 

OSCAR-WINNING VFX ARTISTS
TOM WOODRUFF, JR. & ALEC GILLIS OF

studioADI CELEBRATE 

30 YEARS OF MAKING PRACTICAL MONSTERS
FROM 'TREMORS' TO 'WELLWOOD'


Tom and Alec will be joined by 'Wellwood' producers/stars
Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead),
Camille Balsamo, and  Reid Collums  (also the screenwriter),
as well as the film's director, Eliza Hooper.

San Diego, CA (July 18, 2018) For 30 years, Los Angeles based Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (studioADI) has been the premier Creature Effects studio in the motion picture business. studioADI was co-founded by the Academy Award winning duo of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. in 1988. The team has been responsible for three decades of iconic Creature Characters from the Alien and Predator franchises to the recent smash hit horror film IT, and their upcoming production Wellwood.

San Diego Comic-Con Panel:
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm, in Room 24ABC
Comic Con schedule and other info: http://sched.co/FQoR

Oscar winners Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis will host a panel discussion on their three decades as owners of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc., one of the top Character Effects studios in the world. They will show a retrospective of their past work (the ALIEN franchise, XMEN: FIRST CLASS, STARSHIP TROOPERS) as well as their recent work (IT, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, BRIGHT). Plus COMIC-CON sneak peeks at upcoming projects including studioADI's WELLWOOD, a science fiction feature starring GAME OF THRONES' Keisha Castle-Hughes, Lance Nichols, Camille Balsamo and Reid Collums. Directed by Eliza Hooper. Written by Reid Collums.

Official website: www.studioADI.com
studioADI Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/studioADl
studioADI YouTube Channel (242,305 subscribers): 
https://www.youtube.com/user/studioADI
studioADI Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thestudioadi/
 
About studioADI

We are Academy Award winning creators of special characters and character effects. Calling upon a diverse range of talents and techniques, we create prosthetic make-ups, animatronic puppets, actor duplicates and replica animals. With over twenty-five years of professional experience, we bring "real" character effects to the set to interact with actors, lighting, and practical atmosphere. We pride ourselves on working with the industry's leading cgi companies to find the right balance of digital and practical effects. We continue to provide film-makers with realistic and economical character effects that best serve the story and the production.



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"SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY" On Digital Sept 14 & Blu-ray Sept 25 — See Trailer HERE!




SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 

On Digital Sept 14 & Blu-ray Sept 25

Lucasfilm's "Solo: A Star Wars Story," directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ron Howard—the creator of unforgettable films, such as "A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13," "Parenthood" and "Splash"—took moviegoers on this summer's wildest ride with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich).

WATCH THE TRAILER:


The action-packed journey explores Han's first encounters with future friend and copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), as well as his adventure-filled past alongside fellow street thief Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) and career criminal Beckett (Woody Harrelson).

Watch instantly on Sept. 14th as the Millennium Falcon sets course digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere, and bring the adventure home on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 25.


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Olive Signature Films Proudly Presents "BOUND" With Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly on Blu–ray 8/28



Olive Films Proudly Presents
The Olive Signature title


BOUND – OLIVE SIGNATURE 

LIMITED TO 3,500 BLU-RAY UNITS
BD only


Bound, the feature film debut of the writing-directing duo The Wachowskis, stars Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Tilly (Best Supporting Actress, Bullets Over Broadway – 1995) and is edited by Academy Award® winner Zach Staenberg (Best Film Editing, The  Matrix – 2000).

GINA GERSHON
(Showgirls, Face/Off, The Insider)
JENNIFER TILLY
(Bullets Over Broadway, Bride of Chucky, Liar Liar)
JOE PANTOLIANO
(Risky Business, The Matrix, The Sopranos)
CHRISTOPHER MELONI
(Runaway Bride, TV’s Law & Order: SVU, Oz)
JOHN P. RYAN
(Runaway Train, Fatal Beauty, Hoffa)


Directed by
THE WACHOWSKIS
(The Matrix, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas)

YEAR: 1996
GENRE: DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 108 min & 109 min
RATING: R and UNRATED
VIDEO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: STEREO

OLIVE SIGNATURE FEATURES
New High-Definition digital restoration
Theatrical and Unrated versions
Audio commentary with writers/directors The Wachowskis; actors Joe Pantoliano, Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon; film editor Zach Staenberg; and technical consultant Susie Bright
“Part and Parcel” – with titles designer Patti Podesta
“The Difference Between You and Me” – with film studies and gender studies professors B. Ruby Rich and Jen Moorman
“Here’s Johnny!” – with Christopher Meloni
“Hail Ceasar” – with Joe Pantoliano
“Femme Fatales” – with Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly
“Modern Noir: The Sights & Sounds of Bound” – with cinematographer Bill Pope, editor Zach Staenberg, and composer Don Davis
Theatrical Trailer
Essay by screenwriter/actress Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, Go Fish)

A groundbreaking work of LGBTQ cinema, Bound stars Gina Gershon (Showgirls) as Corky, a tough-as-nails ex-con, and Jennifer Tilly (Bullets Over Broadway) as her lover Violet. A chance encounter in an elevator ignites a torrid affair between the two women, who soon plot to steal $2 million in laundered mob money and pin the blame on Violet’s mafioso boyfriend, Ceasar (Joe Pantoliano, The Sopranos).


A stylish neo-noir, fusing classic tropes with hyper-stylized camera work and color design, Bound is a crackling retro-thriller that never strays too far from its noir roots and would become the first in a line of visually dazzling films from The Wachowskis, the writing and directing team behind the Matrix trilogy.

Bound features a stellar supporting cast that includes Christopher Meloni (TV’s Law & Order: SVU), Richard C. Sarafian (director of the cult film Vanishing Point) and John P. Ryan (Runaway Train) with exquisite photography by Bill Pope (Baby Driver) and razor-sharp editing by Academy Award winner® Zach Staenberg (Best Film Editing, The Matrix, 2000).

"ACADEMY AWARD" is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

US+CANADA
PREBOOK: 7/31/18
STREET: 8/28/18
CAT: OS017
UPC: 887090601702
SRP:  $39.95

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Does Anyone Say "Play It Again, Sam" In "Casablanca"? (Warner Brothers, 1942) (video)




Most of us have heard the quote "Play it again, Sam" in association with the classic film "Casablanca."

But is that line really ever spoken, verbatim, in the film?

Answer: Ilsa and Rick both come close, but nobody ever actually says "Play it again, Sam."

Listen for yourself...


I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!



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Return to the Hallowed Halls of Bayside High with "SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION" On 10/2 from Shout! Factory



ON OCTOBER 2ND , RETURN TO THE HALLOWED HALLS OF BAYSIDE HIGH WITH THE ULTIMATE "MAX-ED OUT" COLLECTION OF AN ICONIC '90S SATURDAY MORNING SITCOM

SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION


Relive the laughter, lessons and love with Zack and his friends in this 16-disc collector's set, featuring every episode from 'Good Morning, Miss Bliss' to 'The College Years', and it's available today for pre-order, at Amazon.com!

Missing your favorite pals from Bayside High? It's alright, 'cause you're SAVED BY THE BELL! On October 2nd, 2018, Shout! Factory invites TV aficionados to a very special class reunion with the 16-disc collector's release of Saved by the Bell: The Complete Collection, a "Max-ed" out, completist's DVD set of the iconic and addictive '90s Saturday morning sitcom.

Set in the fictional town of Palisades, California and in the hallways of Bayside High, the breezy adventures of Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and his friends -- Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), Jessie Myrtle Spano (Elizabeth Berkley), Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies), and Samuel "Screech" Powers (Dustin Diamond) -- were a cultural touchstone for a generation of teens, changing teen programming forever and launching the careers of its break-out stars.


Now, home audiences can relive the laughter, lessons, and love all over again with this loaded set containing more than 46 incredible hours of Bayside bliss, including every episode from 1988's "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" which became "Saved By the Bell: The Junior High Years" and the fan-favorite "Saved by the Bell" to "Saved By the Bell: The College Years" and the two feature-length TV movies that followed. The TV DVD archivists at Shout! Factory are hard at work on exclusive bonus features, and they will be announced at a future date.

From 1989 to 1993, for a generation of TV viewers, "Saved by the Bell" was the show that perfectly echoed their lives in middle school and high school. Originally titled "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" with Hayley Mills in the title role, the first thirteen episodes of the series featured Zack, Screech, Lisa and Mr. Belding, and was based at John F. Kennedy Junior High in Indianapolis. Following its cancellation, NBC retooled the show as "Saved by the Bell" and the rest is history...and math, and science, and... And, across 86 glorious episodes, audiences followed the memorable experiences and adventures of Zack and the gang.

And, following graduation, Zack, Kelly, Slater and Screech enrolled at California University where the successful franchise could matriculate with the prime-time sitcom, "Saved by the Bell: The College Years". The series finally wrapped with two feature-length, prime time TV movies, "Hawaiian Style", which brought the Bayside bunch to the Big Island for a wacky Waikiki adventure and "Wedding in Las Vegas", which saw the on-again, off-again lovebirds Zack and Kelly make their relationship official on a day the gang will never forget.

From JFK Junior High to Cal U, Miss Bliss to Mr. Belding, Malibu Sands to Hawaii, and dance contests to "dearly beloved", the Saved by the Bell megaset immortalizes a landmark teen TV show that still resonates with its die-hard fans around the world. Fans, friends, jocks, and nerds --ask not for whom The Bell tolls ... it tolls for thee!

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.




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Monday, July 16, 2018

John Wayne's Only Horror Film: "Haunted Gold" (Warner Brothers, 1932) (video)




A small sub-genre of the western is the "horror western."

They're usually "old, dark house"-type mysteries with faux supernatural elements.

The young John Wayne made a single foray into this territory with 1932's HAUNTED GOLD.

His romantic interest is played by Sheila Terry.

The most badly-dated element is the stereotypical black character "Clarence", played by Blue Washington.

Standard horror film tropes include an old dark house with secret passageways...

...a graveyard...

...and a mysterious phantom.

But despite the spooky trappings, things are wrapped up in usual B-western style.


I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!



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