The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) – 141

The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

  Welcome to today’s show, The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). This movie was directed by the great director John Ford. It is beautifully filmed in black and white and the story is exciting and well-paced. However, they told a version of US History has been taught in school and in the popular narrative for a century or more. When this movie was reviewed by the New York Times [1] at the time of its’ release, Frank S. Nugent accepted the tale as fact. This movie would have to work hard to be farther from the truth. This movie is rated 7.3 by iMDB.com.[2] By modern standards, this movie is extremely…

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The Mummy (1932) – Episode 47

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The Mummy (1932) is classic horror from Universal. This movie features Boris Karloff as the mummy and Edward Van Sloan as a professor of the occult. The Mummy (1932) – Rough Script Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. I am very excited to get to The Mummy (1932). When I watched this for the show I found that Boris Karloff is still scary as Ardath Bey with his deadpan stare and wrinkled skin. So I will jump right in with Boris Karloff. Boris Karloff the king of the movie monster played a dual role or three depending on how you count. In this movie he was the living Im-Ho-Tep, the dead Im-Ho-Tep AKA the mummy, and Ardath Bey the mummy in his seconding life. I covered Karloff pretty well in Episode…

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