Tuesday, 17 November 2015

reviews from my Classic Movie Ramblings blog

A few reviews from my Classic Movie Ramblings blog that might have some interest to readers of this blog.

First off, Mysterious Mr Moto (1938), one of the wonderful Mr Moto series starring Peter Lorre as the Japanese master detective.

Secondly, Dick Barton at Bay (1950), a British quota quickie spy movie that is actually not bad in a Boys’ Own Paper kind of way.

Thirdly, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), the second of the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes movies made by 20th Century-Fox before the series moved to Universal. It’s great to see Basil Rathbone as Holmes in a movie set in the 1890s rather than the contemporary settings used in the Universal films. And it’s a great movie.

And lastly Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939), the third of the Charlie Chan movies starring Sidney Toler as the great Chinese detective.  Rightly regarded as being one of the very best of the Chan movies.

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