Favorite things about… I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

The favorite film: I Walked with a Zombie, a 1943 horror produced by Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tourneur The synopsis: A Canadian nurse takes a job on a far away island, and upon arriving discovers that her patient is not physically ill, but a “mental case.” After being struck by a terrible fever, the patient’s spinal cord was seriously damaged, leaving her in … Continue reading Favorite things about… I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

A Man Betrayed (1941)

Johnny Smith is a Spring Valley basketball player who is celebrating his latest win at Club Inferno in Temple City. A few hours later, he is shot dead outside of the club. Luckily for club owner T. Amato (Alexander Granach), his pal Tom Cameron (Edward Ellis), a political boss in the city, pulls some strings and has Johnny’s death officially declared a suicide to avoid … Continue reading A Man Betrayed (1941)

The Gay Deception (1935)

Mirabel Miller (Frances Dee) is a stenographer… and a dreamer. Bored of her small-town, budget-conscious life, she’s decided to make a change for herself. As a baby step, she’s skipping breakfast and lunch each day to save money for a fancy hat from Paris. Scrimping won’t be Mirabel’s M.O. for long, though. She has just won a prize of $5,000 from a sweepstakes contest. She … Continue reading The Gay Deception (1935)