July 23rd, 2014
Wallace Beery sets off for Mexico to star as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa (1934)

Wallace Beery sets off for Mexico to star as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa (1934)

trailer for Today We Live (1933)

trailer for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)  Howard Hawks only filmed the first couple of scenes in the film.

clip from Viva Villa (1934)  Howard Hawks got no credit for filming all the scenes on location in Mexico, approximately the first half of the film.

July 22nd, 2014

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The climactic murder scene in Howard Hawks’ The Criminal Code (1931). A much underrated film, if you ask me.

The two best performances in this film come from Walter Huston as the prison warden and the then-unknown Boris Karloff as Ned Galloway, one of the prisoners. Karloff figures big time in the clip above and he is fantastic throughout the whole film, managing to steal every scene he’s in. I love the way he flips the knife out of his sleeve and corners his victim into the adjoining room. A great, great sequence.

clip from Tiger Shark (1932) with Edward G Robinson

trailer for The Crowd Roars (1932)

Joan Blondell and Eric Linden in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932)j

Joan Blondell and Eric Linden in a publicity still for The Crowd Roars (1932)j

July 21st, 2014

Scarface (1932) trailer

full movie of Howard Hawks’ The Criminal Code