Went down much easier the second time. Not quite as good as The Witch (one of my fave films of the century thus far) but clearly the work of a new genius on the scene. The B&W photography is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, Dafoe’s performance is an all-timer (and fun as hell). Definitely one of the better horror films of the decade.
So let me get this straight. This was supposed to be a TV show? We might have had a show with Leslie Nielsen as a womanizing dandy, working as an occult detective in 1890 San Francisco, investigating Cthulhu mysteries? And the network passed on the pilot???
It’s hard to watch this knowing what might have been... it’s pretty short for a feature but would have been a terrific pilot for the show (which they intended to call The Black Cloak). The…
A fantastic musical I’ve seen a few times now… probably Betty Grable’s best film. There’s a whole lot of great dance numbers and the songs are terrific. Don Ameche seems unusually invested in his performance as one of Grable’s suitors… he’s always great but this is really one of his best movies.
Grable, her sister (Carole Landis) and her aunt Charlotte Greenwood work at this burger stand in Texas. Betty inherits a few bucks and the three of them move…