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Sheep Shape

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2016 by dcairns

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BLACK SHEEP is an obscure Fox picture from Allan Dwan which is suprirsingly solid, amusing, charming, and touching.

Trivia: one of the stars is Adrienne Ames (pictured, left). She married actor Bruce Cabot. According to the IMDb ~

“In 1938 the pair appeared before a US Tax Appeals Board to explain why she wrote off more than $9000 in wardrobe and jewelry on her 1934 tax form, which she claimed was necessary for “professional reasons” (as was her maid). She claimed that her “daily expenses” included flowers, massages, taxis and beauty work.”

This is somehow perfect — the way she plays her role in BLACK SHEEP is entirely consistent with her real-life behaviour! “Stay away from that vampire,” advises Edmund Lowe.

I made this cute little picture the subject of this fortnight’s Forgotten.

At the Notebook.

Wicked Witchcraft

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on April 28, 2016 by dcairns

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New Forgotten! Fellini collaborator Brunello Rondi was new to me, as a director. But Daliah Lavi has previous form.

IL DEMONIO. Over at The Notebook.

Pond Life

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on April 14, 2016 by dcairns

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This fortnight’s Forgotten — Chevalier! Colbert! Sturges! Hobart Henley!

Hobart Henley?

Here!

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