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Where To Buy The Amazing Dr Clitterhouse VHS starring Edward G Robinson Humphrey Bogart Claire Trevor Allen Jenkins Donald Crisp At The Lowest Price?

The Amazing Dr Clitterhouse VHS starring Edward G Robinson Humphrey Bogart Claire Trevor Allen Jenkins Donald Crisp

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A stylish, often amusing crime drama, this 1938 feature revolves around a central, improbable plot twist that consciously serves its casting against type: as the eponymous doctor, Edward G. Robinson, who had helped define the Warner Bros. style for gritty gangster sagas, jettisons his signature snarl in favor of a plummy, vaguely English accent that underlines his urbane sophistication. Dr. Clitterhouse is a creature of privilege who embarks on a criminal life not out of desperation, but rather through intellectual curiosity; instead of slouch hats and suits, he has marcelled hair and first appears in white tie and tails. He begins pulling off perfect jewel thefts as research into the criminal mind, but his gradual immersion in New Yorks shadowy demimonde of thieves and fences eventually finds the good doctor between those two worlds.

Robinsons principal foils stick closer to their studio strong suits. Humphrey Bogart is Rocks Valentine, a sturdy if familiar variation on the hoods and have-nots that were his early stock in trade at the studio. Bogarts fence and former paramour is Jo Keller, played by Claire Trevor as glamorous, streetwise, and otherwise decent, apart from her knack for larceny. When the doctor asks her to fence his glittering contraband, shes intrigued, and Clitterhouse, known to the hoods only as the Professor, becomes their strategist. Jo is clearly falling for him, while Rocks is visibly jealous of the fastidious strangers rising influence and romantic rivalry.

In keeping with its ultimately goofy premise, the story navigates some eccentric plot turns with an aplomb that can be credited to the solid cast (including other studio stalwarts such as Allen Jenkins, Ward Bond, and Donald Crisp) and the three principals, who would work off each other to much more riveting effect a decade later in Key Largo. –Sam Sutherland

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Why Buy A The Errol Flynn Signature Collection Vol 1 Captain Blood The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex The Sea Hawk They Died with Their Boots On Dodge City The Adventures of Errol Flynn starring Errol Flynn Olivia de Havilland Mel Blanc Lionel Atwill Bette Davis?
Errol Flynn is one of those names that define movie stardom. Chiseled good looks that stopped just short of being preposterous. A brash and jaunty manner that charmed men and women alike. Whiffs of bad-boy scandal offscreen that only enhanced his legend (not for nothing did In like Flynn become a national catchphrase!). And enough marquee-worthy titles that in memorys ear ring like classics.

Flynns stardom wasnt on a par with the richly ambiguous artistry of Cary Grant, or the deep, enduring heroic legacy of John Wayne, or the indelible character work amassed by Flynns Warner Bros. contemporaries Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and Edward G. Robinson. Still, this most celebrated of Tasmanian devils was a one-of-a-kind, often raffishly entertaining icon of Hollywood in the 30s and 40s who played a big part in making the golden age glow. And for most of us, to say swashbuckler is to conjure up Flynns wolfish grin above a rapier, director Mike Curtizs wall-filling shadows of dueling men, and the symphonic, trumpet-filled music scores of Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Stardom came swiftly. After two small-part assignments at Warners, the studio awarded Flynn the title role in Captain Blood (1935)–in retrospect, a sort of rough draft for his most beloved movie, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938; not in this collection). The hero, an Irish-born physician wrongly convicted of treason during the reign of King James, is sentenced to a life of slavery in Jamaica. In short order hes charmed his new masters niece (the bright-eyed Olivia De Havilland, Maid Marian-to-be) and contrived an escape with his rebel comrades to become lusty, albeit passionately populist, buccaneers. The films budget was clearly limited (theres a stark absence of horizons in the tropic and seagoing scenes), but director Curtizs camerawork cunningly evokes the ever-present tilting and rolling of life aboard ship. Much-Oscar-nominated, the movie certified Flynn as the Douglas Fairbanks of the sound era–even in blond tresses and without what would become his signatory mustache.

If Captain Blood became the Flynn-Curtiz prototype for swashbucklers, The Sea Hawk was the last, luxury model off the line. Warners was always wired in to the zeitgeist, and this 1940 movie about English privateers saving Queen Elizabeths island nation from the Spanish Armada does double duty as an in-Der-Fuehrers-face allegory of the looming world war. No blank horizons here, and every wall sports a towering map of a world ripe for conquest. Slickness is all: Claude Rains and Henry Daniell are impeccably devious diplomats, and Sol Politos black-and-white cinematography shifts into sultry sepiatone when the Sea Hawks sneak off to the tropics on a transatlantic espionage mission. (As for Flynns mission, his swashbuckling would hereafter be confined to contemporary war pictures for the duration.)

He also saddled up for some lively Westerns. Dodge City (1939) is a knock-down, drag-out barn-burner in brassy Technicolor, with Flynn as a trail boss reluctantly turned town marshal. Curtiz directs yet again, with flair if not necessarily historical conviction, and the presence of Robin Hood costars Olivia De Havilland and Alan Hale (Little John) is virtually mandatory by this point. Ripe villainy is supplied by Bruce Cabot and–substituting, perhaps, for the un-frontier-worthy Basil Rathbone–the fox-faced Victor Jory.

They Died with Their Boots On (1942) is filled with spectacular Civil War and cavalry action, though its hagiographic treatment of George Armstrong Custer should set historically enlightened viewers on the warpath. Nonetheless, it features Flynns most interesting performance in the collection. Whereas Curtiz was the ideal director for the star in boys-own-adventure mode, Raoul Walsh elicited more nuanced work from him (see especially their wonderful Gentleman Jim, not included in this collection), and the scenes between Flynn and Olivia De Havilland achieve a tenderness that deepens with each reel. The magic-hour cinematography is by veteran John Ford cameraman Bert Glennon.

And that–apart from a new documentary feature, The Adventures of Errol Flynn–leaves The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939). Sad to say, that doesnt leave much. Bette Davis (taking the role Flora Robson played in The Sea Hawk) and Flynn (as the English knight the not-so-Virgin Queen loved but feared as a rival) have zero chemistry; she delivers a mannered performance only a Bette Davis impersonator could love, and Flynn demonstrates how stiff he could be (no pun intended) when clueless about his material. In fairness to both, the movie is a static adaptation of a very repetitious and declamatory Maxwell Anderson play. Its inclusion here is notable only as a vast technical improvement on the long-ago VHS release. –Richard T. Jameson


  • Captain Blood Gallantry in love and war! This swashbuckler made stars of FLYNN and OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND. Dodge City FLYNN earns his spurs in this cowboy debut. The saloon brawl remains an all-timeic! The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex FLYNN, BETTE DAVIS and DE HAVILLAND in a royal showdown of passion and power. The Sea Hawk En garde! Full-mastered adventure with FLYNN an

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A movie buff’s must have
What was it about Errol Flynn? The bad boy image, the wicked smile, the accent, or the general charm. Decide for yourself in this stunning collection of the best movies ever made by America’s first and foremost heart trob from Down Under. Each movie is an exciting full length feature that portrays Flynn at his cinematic best, from the dashing pirate to the cowboy. Olivia de Havilland is his perfect lady in many, their on screen chemistry as electric as anything from Keanu and Sandra.

I recently was introduced to Errol Flynn in “Robin Hood” and loved him. I decided to venture further into his filmography, so I purchased this collectors set. Not only am I convinced that Errol was an incredibly underrated actor, but I think he is one of the greatest male stars of all time. “Captain Blood” and “The Seahawk” are exciting swashbucklers that make you want to venture back to another time,and Flynn pulls off the heavy task of these period pieces gallantly. “Dodge City” I found to be both funny and highly entertaining, especially with the over the top bar brawl scene. “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex” is my least favorite, but it is still fascinating to watch because you can sense the animosity between Flynn and Bette Davis and it proves to be more of a show than the actual movie. “They Died with Their Boots On” is a touching ending to the long relationship between Olivia De Havilland and Errol Flynn, who gives one of his best performances in this (not exactly historically accurate) film. If you love adventure and old movies, or just being entertained, I highly recommend the set, especially if you are looking for an introduction to Flynn. He is an incredible and a fascinating man, as proved in the also included documentary. It makes you long for a male star today who can match his charm and ability.

Incomparably Grand Cinema
Neither before, nor since, Errol Flynn’s cinema career has there been anyone to equal his screen verve and brilliance. They don’t make films so grand and memorable and stirring as these anymore, not least because there’s no one about these days who has the gumption and flair to even come near to equalling Flynn’s. Moreover, when Olivia de Havilland played opposite Flynn their pairing’s movie chemistry was both unique and superb, and it hasn’t been equalled before or since their collaborations – even the legendary Hepburn-Tracy pairing doesn’t match it because you can see that Hepburn and Tracy having to work at their trade, but de Havilland and Flynn’s work together seems utterly effortless and natural.

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Brother Orchid starring Edward G Robinson Humphrey Bogart Ann Sothern Donald Crisp Ralph Bellamy

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Racket Boss John Sarto, tired of gang violence, quits and goes to Europe for culture. His fortune soon dissipated by European swindlers, he returns to the old mob; but new boss Jack Burns finds him strictly superfluous. Narrowly escaping being rubbed out, Sarto is taken in by the monastery of the Little Brothers of the Flower. His unique talents prove very useful to the monks…especially when Sartos old mob forces them out of the flower market.


  • With lots of spiffy patter and a colorful array of underworld types, Brother Orchid spoofs the gangster genre as it serves its most hard- boiled crime icon sunnyside up. Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar) plays racketeer Little John Sarto, who poses as Brother Orchid and lays low at a monastery when a turf war gets hot. Humphrey Bogart, on the verge of The Maltese Falcon stardom, again plays a sec

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Brother Orchid
Edward G. Robinson is somewhat cast against type in this film. It has been years since I have seen this movie; it’s never been one that has received much exposure via television. It’s a real treat to see Robinson take a turn at comedy; something he didn’t do often but he had the skills to do it. Brother Orchid was released in 1940 & was directed by Lloyd Bacon. It’s presented in the full screen format (1.33:1) & is in black & white.

Little John Sarto (Edward G. Robinson) has had enough of the rackets after someone in his Protection Agency has knocked someone off. He decides to retire, go to Europe & get some real class. After five years & broke (he’s made some incredibly bad investments), he decides to return to New York City & become the head of his Protection Agency again. His former pals welcome him with open arms but it’s only a ploy. Jack Buck (Humphrey Bogart, who was still a couple of years away from superstardom) has him thrown out on his ear. Flo Addams (Ann Sothern in a hilarious role) is his long suffering girlfriend. She appeals to Buck that he & Sarto should make up & become partners again. Buck agrees but it’s all a set up in order to eliminate Sarto. The hit fails but just barely. Sarto ends up at a monastery becoming Brother Orchid. Brother Superior (Donald Crisp) takes him on as a monk with some funny consequences, everything has an angle & a hustle to Sarto. After hiding in the monastery for a few months Sarto reads that Flo is going to marry a hick cowboy from Montana, Clarence Fletcher (Ralph Bellamy). Fletcher had already been in some scenes earlier in the movie. The scene where he’s driving Flo & Sarto to the sanitarium to get Willie the Knife (Allen Jenkins) is a riot, he’s doing bird calls while Flo & Sarto are in the backseat talking. Ralph Bellamy made a living out of playing the “other guy” who never gets the girl. I don’t know for sure but this might be the only movie where Bellamy DID get the girl! I won’t spoil the ending for you but it’s really a change of pace for Eddie G.!

There are some bonus features on the disc. There’s an audio commentary track & several short subjects: A vintage newsreel,”Henry Busse & His Orchestra” (musical short); two cartoons, “Busy Bakers” (color) & “Slap Happy Pappy” (b&w Porky Pig) & two trailers, one of Brother Orchid & one of It All Came True. The film restoration is excellent as is the audio track.

Brother Orchid
Loved this movie…I am a huge Edward G Robinson fan…this is one of his best.

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The Rough Guide to Film Noir – Save 32% Today!

The Rough Guide to Film Noir

Why Buy A The Rough Guide to Film Noir?
From dimly lit streets and glamorous apartments to world-weary detectives and irresistible femmes fatales, The Rough Guide to Film Noir illuminates every corner of cinema’s darkest and most compelling genre. From early masterpieces like Double Indemnity and Kiss Me Deadly through to neo-noir classics such as Chinatown and LA Confidential, this book highlights all the groundbreaking noir movies. There are profiles of legendary performers such as Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck, great directors like Fritz Lang plus key cinematographers, composers and designers. Complete with website listings and books for further reading, this Rough Guide takes a fascinating look at the noir movies made in the Classical Hollywood era and beyond.


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Informative, Insightful, Highly Readable
A couple of brave critics have tackled a risky theme with style, energy and above all, insight. Correctly placing the origin of noir in German expressionism, they also commendably cite the French influence of directors Julien Duvivier and Marcel Carne, but surprisingly tend to neglect formative Hollywood movies like William Worthington’s “The Tong Man” (1919) and Tay Garnett’s “The Spieler” (1928). Pleasingly, the authors devote a whole section to noir icons including directors Robert Aldrich, Sam Fuller, Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Anthony Mann, Otto Preminger, Nicholas Ray, Robert Siodmak, Orson Welles and Billy Wilder. No-one would argue with this selection, even though it doesn’t include Joseph H. Lewis, two of whose films figure in their fascinating canon of “50 Essential Film Noirs” (sic), or John Farrow (elsewhere described in the book as a “seasoned noir specialist”). Commendably, the authors discuss cross-genres such as noir westerns, although they underestimate noir musicals such as Joseph H. Lewis’ “Minstrel Man”. Their brief tip of the hat to “International Noir” considerably underestimates British contributions to the genre, but in a paperback of this size, there is not room for everything. Throughout the book, they continuously make the point that while noir is exclusively concerned with crime or espionage, not all spy, mystery and suspense movies are necessarily noir. In the latter category, you could place serials and other films (such as the “Bomba” series) made for a juvenile market, comedies like Red Skelton’s “A Southern Yankee” or Bela Lugosi’s “Spooks Run Wild”. However, it’s true to say that most crime and mystery-suspense thrillers do have noir elements, and therefore it’s impossible to cover a full range of noir, even in 300 well-designed pages. Some notable omissions such as “Among the Living”, “Black Angel”, “Confidential Agent”, “The High Wall”, “Johnny Allegro”, “The Man with a Cloak”, “The Mark of Cain”, “My Name Is Julia Ross”, etc., are covered in my book on “Movie Mystery & Suspense”, which also includes a short piece on Robert Siodmak and a long article on Otto Preminger. MOVIE MYSTERY & SUSPENSE

A bright look at black
A handy square paperback that does a pretty good wrap-up of this interesting movie genre that is still being discovered by new fans. The three hundred pages include a ton of information in a listing format that is very accessible (though most readers wont be aware of it the type and page design helps, too). The eight chapters are: Origins, History, Fifty essential movies, Noir icons, Noir locations, Noir crossover, International noir and finally a very useful Noir information. There is also a comprehensive index.

The Fifty essential movies has the most pages with several hundred words on each. Now I know what you’re thinking: does it include your fave? Well, one of mine is missing, The Asphalt Jungle, it’s capsule review (of 130 in the book) is included in the History chapter. Actually the Fifty is rather wide ranging as it includes Mildred Pierce, which I would list more under melodrama. Contemporary movies like Blood Simple, The Last Seduction and Se7en are also in the list but as the authors say in their intro the movies included reflect a filmmaking style as well as a bit of personal choice.

To go with this book check out Eddie Muller’s beautiful Art of Noir: The Posters And Graphics From The Classic Era Of Film Noir the ultimate poster collection and The Noir Style by Silver and Ursini which explains the style with movie stills. Both books are listed in the bibliography.

‘The Rough Guide Film Noir’ is an excellent reference book and can’t be beat for the price.

A very handy reference book
Entertaining and well put together, the book covers about 50 films. But what really makes it shine is it’s sections on noir icons and noir film shooting locations.

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Sirocco starring Humphrey Bogart Lee J Cobb Märta Torén Everett Sloane Gerald Mohr

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Humphrey Bogart is in familiar territory as an American expatriate in the Middle East, selling arms to the Syrian rebels under the nose of the occupying French army in 1925 Damascus. Bogies Harry Smith, dressed in a modest cream suit and natty bow tie, is a hustler in a shady world of brittle alliances where the sound of mortar and gunfire never lets up. His nemesis is incorruptible French officer Lee J. Cobb, who is no gentleman when it comes to his lady (Marta Toren), a European beauty who catches Smiths eye. This mercenary, unsentimental Casablanca knock-off is dominated completely by a Bogart who has kissed romance and redemption goodbye. His ruthless, increasingly desperate performance makes up for the chilly Toren and the generally bland supporting cast (the exception is the animated Zero Mostel), and lights a fire under the film. –Sean Axmaker

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Another good movie
I personally never listen to critics, they said this movie was bad for the most part and I thought it was another great Bogart movie. Granted it is not the equal to other films of lgendary stature that he has been in, but the movie can stand alone and has over time.

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