Archive for Edmond T Greville

Checking boxes

Posted in FILM, Television with tags , , , , , on February 1, 2018 by dcairns

You know how I said I was really busy viewing film festival submissions and art school applications? Well, I have less of the latter to view this year, as it turns out, so that’s not so bad. The whole thing is still a KARMIC SEWER, though — with a few clicks, I sentence to death the dreams of young hopefuls, again and again. It’s not the most enjoyable sensation. And in the few instances where I can honestly give a wholeheartedly welcoming response, I have no way of knowing if it will bear fruit: someone further up the food chain may doom the applicant for their own reasons, or the talented applicant, having received a better offer, may take their skills elsewhere.

Still, I managed to watch the first two installments of Bertrand Tavernier’s TV series Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français, which is ace, even better than Scorsese’s similar shows, and that gave me a clue as to what to watch for this fortnight’s edition of The Forgotten. It even gave me the key image (above). Now the piece is up and you can rush over and find out what film it is.


Horney Horney Horney

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on September 22, 2016 by dcairns


Over at The Notebook, I turn The Forgotten’s attention to SECRET LIVES by Edmond T. Greville, starring the divine Fräulein Horney (pictured).

Here, herr, here.

She so Horney

Posted in FILM with tags , , on September 16, 2016 by dcairns


Fiona came in as I was watching SECRET LIVES (1937). She asked what it was. I told her.

“From the director of BEAT GIRL,” I added, “starring….” Dramatic pause.

M. Greville, with fine timing, cut to a closeup of his leading lady.

“Brigitte Horney.”

Fiona leaned in for a closer look, paused every bit as dramatically as I had done, then made her pronouncement:


Pretty good comedy skills for a lady fighting clinical depression.