July 24th, 2014

clip from Twentieth Century (1934)

July 23rd, 2014

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.

trailer for Today We Live (1933)

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)

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.

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

clip from Tiger Shark (1932) with Edward G Robinson