So did Charlie Chaplin steal Linder's lion cage gag for The Circus?
Maybe it's because I've gone to this drive-in a couple of times over the last few years and I got to meet and chat with the guys a bit, but I really enjoyed this one. It really captured what's special about the Mahoning Drive-In.
Looking forward to heading back there again this summer.
Saw this film mentioned in the excellent "Story of Film" documentary and was able to find a decent quality torrent of a TCM airing. Even though the 58-minute version is incomplete and none of the dialogue has been translated, it's hard not to be absolutely astonished at the level director Teinosuke Kinugasa was operating at. It's almost inconceivable that this movie was shot in the very early days of Japanese cinema (1926) given the shot composition, special effects, and editing.…