Classics

“A TRIP TO THE MOON” (1902)

(Silent Film) A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la Lune) is a 1902 silent French adventure short film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne’s 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon and its 1870 sequel Around the Moon, the film follows a group… Continue reading “A TRIP TO THE MOON” (1902)

GEORGES MÉLIÈSClassics

“DEMENTIA 13”

Synopsis: Shocked by the death of her spouse, a scheming widow hatches a bold plan to get her hands on the inheritance, unaware that she is targeted by an ax-wielding murderer who lurks in the family’s estate. What mystery shrouds the noble house? Dementia 13 (known in the United Kingdom as The Haunted and the… Continue reading “DEMENTIA 13”

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLAClassics

“HIS GIRL FRIDAY”

Synopsis: When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams.… Continue reading “HIS GIRL FRIDAY”

HOWARD HAWKSClassics

“LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY” (1936)

Synopsis: An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

JOHN CROMWELL Classics

“THE GENERAL”

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny’s fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using… Continue reading “THE GENERAL”

BUSTER KEATON / CLYDE BRUCKMANClassics

“THE LOST WORLD”

Synopsis: The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

HARRY O. HOYTClassics