Tag Archives: Dick Powell

Notes on “Cry Danger”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Cry Danger,” the first film directed by Robert Parrish, may come closer to the wry, frugal tone of Dashiell Hammett than even Huston’s adaptation of “The Maltese Falcon,” which leans rather heavily — and quite successfully … Continue reading

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Lobby Card Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Ray Enright’s and Busby Berkeley’s DAMES (1934), from a screenplay by Delmar Daves. Here’s the second number from the film, “I Only Have Eyes for You”: Related Fabrizio on a Berkeley sequence from GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935.

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Nightmare on Broadway

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Gold Diggers of 1935” is a pretty lame movie. Yet it includes what might be Busby Berkeley’s masterpiece: A musical fantasy sequence scored to “The Lullaby of Broadway.” Is it an exaggeration to call it one … Continue reading

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Movie Stills du Jour OR The Camera Loves OR More Noir

Fenster writes: The ideal physique for women has definitely changed over the years.  Less zaftig not only since Rubens but even since the 1940s.  Tom Wolfe tried to capture how far the svelte aesthetic advanced by the turn of the … Continue reading

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