Tag: Louis Forbes

DVD: Escape to Burma (1955)

DVD: Escape to Burma (1955)

March 25, 2017 | By

One of the last batch of films released by dying major RKO Radio Pictures, Escape to Burma was another efficient low-level A picture produced by Benedict Bogeaus with major stars shot on a modest budget, offering some romance, action, exotic escapism, and a tight story that worked as long as you didn’t think too hard and notice its seams…

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DVD: Appointment in Honduras (1953)

DVD: Appointment in Honduras (1953)

March 23, 2017 | By

Jacques Tourneur’s career was given a big boost at RKO, especially when he directed a series of low-budget shockers for their B-division, namely Cat People (1942), I Walked with a Zombie (1943), and The Leopard Man (1943), and although he moved into westerns and eventually TV…

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DVD: Bat, The (1959)

DVD: Bat, The (1959)

February 7, 2017 | By

The third film version of Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood’s 1920 Broadway play was heavily upgraded by writer-director Crane Wilbur with a lumpy structure that tried to update the material for 1950s audiences, perhaps tailoring Vincent Price’s…

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VHS: From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

VHS: From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

May 22, 2015 | By

Jules Verne’s eponymous novel and its sequel, Around the Moon, were fused into one screenplay that should’ve been fanciful and filled with plenty of political commentary on the military industrial complex, but being the second-last completed production by dying studio RKO, the film’s budget was reportedly cut down…

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