Bad. We're talkin' SHERLOCK series 3 bad.
This wacky, two-strip technicolor short featuring Charles Middleton as Satan and Ann Dvorak as uncredited "chorine in black" has one other cameo which I'm surprised no one seems to have mentioned: coming down the slide is an impossibly young Milton Berle. Edward Buzzell even says "Hello, Milt" as Berle puts in a request for a "red hot mama".
I have to agree with the other negative reviews of this film; it is possibly one of the most unpleasant movie watching experiences I've ever had. Others have commented that it was like a horror film where a brutish bully torments a woman until he finally breaks her. For me, it was like watching a rape in slow motion; but with the added unpleasantness of the filmmakers' attitude that we were apparently supposed to find a lot of the proceedings…
Film # 10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task #10 : Film featuring a mute!
After making the classic film noir PHANTOM LADY, director Robert Siodmak helmed THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE for RKO and what a little gem of a film it is! A master of film noir, Siodmak tackles gothic horror in a film project originally spearheaded by David O. Selznick before he sold the property to RKO. From the very first moment of the…