BULLDOG DRUMMOND
1929, Park Circus/UA, 89 min, USA, Dir: F. Richard Jones

Crackling good mystery/romance with Ronald Colman firing on all cylinders as the ex-WWI officer Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond, who makes it his business to seek out trouble. He finds it, in the form of a sadistic trio of thieves out to steal the fortune from lovely Joan Bennett’s uncle. Fans of James Whale’s THE OLD DARK HOUSE should check this out for a similar, almost unclassifiable mixture of Gothic weirdness and black humor.


LOST HORIZON
1937, Sony Repertory, 132 min, USA, Dir: Frank Capra

Ronald Colman finds long-sought-for harmony – and love – in the Himalayan mountains. Director Frank Capra’s adaptation of James Hilton’s novel combines edge-of-your-seat adventure with an exploration of what it means to be at peace with oneself. Brilliantly mounted on all levels, from the supporting cast including Jane Wyatt and Sam Jaffe to the Shangri-La set


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