Pimpernel Smith

In 1934, actor Leslie Howard scored a hit playing the title role in the film The Scarlet Pimpernel. Seven years later, Howard would star once again in a bit of an update of the story. This film, however, would be set in Nazi Germany shortly before the start of World War II. Howard would not…

Half Shot at Sunrise

One of my first introductions to the world of classic film was through some famous comedy teams. The Three Stooges were a daily TV ritual when I was a kid. They then led me to other acts like Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, and the Marx Brothers. It wasn’t until just a few years…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 90: For Keeps?

On the new episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, Todd is joined by Doug McCoy from McCoycast to discuss a 1988 film starring Molly Ringwald. It’s not a John Hughes film, though. From the director of Rocky and The Karate Kid it’s For Keeps? Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: McCoycast Doug on…

Won Ton Ton, The Dog who Saved Hollywood

I’ve been a big film fan for over 30 years now, but there are lots of big films that it has taken me some time to get to. Last year, one of those films was the Charles Bronson classic Death Wish. I enjoyed it so much I watched Death Wish II very quickly afterward. Now,…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 89: The Ritz

On the new episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, Howard Casner from Rantings and Ravings stops by to discuss Richard Lester’s 1976 adaptation of the Broadway hit The Ritz. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Rantings and Ravings Howard on Twitter Movies Discussed: The Ritz Victim Buck Privates

Walt Sent Me Episode 74: Escape to Witch Mountain

Todd and Kristen spend this whole episode communicating telepathically, so you don’t actually hear anything. Just kidding, but they do discuss the telepathic kids of 1975’s Escape to Witch Mountain. They also look at the 1936 Mickey Mouse short Alpine Climbers. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen