Tower of London (1939) Classic Movie Review 85

Tower of London (1939)

  Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is…

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Classic Movie Review 80

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Today’s movie is The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). This movie is a wonderful campy version of the Robin Hood story. It features another pairing of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. The bad guys are extra bad as played by Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, and Melville Cooper. The comedy…

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Captain Blood (1935) Classic Movie Review 75

Captain Blood (1935)

I love this movie. It is an epic swashbuckling adventure starring one of the two greatest swashbuckling actors, Errol Flynn with the other of course being Douglas Fairbanks. Today’s movie is Captain Blood (1935). This movie features royal intrigue, revolution, slavery, pirating, revenge, treachery, patriotism, and reward. This movie features…

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Basil Rathbone – A Bad Guy You Love to Hate

Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone was born in South Africa, in 1892, but left as a forthcoming Boer War. In England Rathbone attended Repton School where he excelled at fencing, a skill that would serve him well later in the movies, and showed an interest in theater. After graduation, he worked for one…

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The Magic Sword (1962) Classic Movie Review 24

The Magic Sword (1962)

The Magic Sword (1962) was directed by Burt I. Gordan. This movie tells the tale of a battle between two sorcerers and a knight and a princess trying to find true love. This movie features magical knights, dragons, and other assorted creepy thing. It is a tale that should not…

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Son of Frankenstein (1939) Classic Movie Review 9

Boris Karloff on set taking a tea and toast break

Son of Frankenstein (1939) had some of the biggest stars of their time – Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, and Boris Karloff. Son of Frankenstein (1939) Hello, today we are going to continue with the October 2014 Frankenstein line. Today’s film is Son of Frankenstein (1939). It is the last of…

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