99 RIVER STREET (1953)

99 RIVER STREET is a forgotten gem of the film noir genre. Directed by PHIL KARLSON and starring JOHN PAYNE and EVELYN KEYES, it foreshadows Raging Bull.
by David McGee
 

 
 

December 1968: The King Reclaims His Throne

Forty-five years ago this month, in a blazing return to relevancy, ELVIS appeared on NBC-TV as the sole star of what became known as his comeback special. See it all here.
by David McGee
 

 

 

ROCK, ROCK, ROCK! (1956)

ROCK, ROCK, ROCK! Yes, it has Cirino & the Bowties but it also has CHUCK BERRY, LAVERN BAKER, THE FLAMINGOS and other '50s greats, plus TEDDY RANDAZZO and, in her first film, 13-year-old TUESDAY WELD
by David McGee
 

 
 

THE HITCH-HIKER (1953)

THE HITCH-HIKER (1953) was a most unusual noir: set in the desert, with an all-male cast directed by IDA LUPINO, whose legend looms large in film history. Based on the true story of spree-killer Billy Cook.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Kid (1921)

Marking the 125th anniversary of CHARLIE CHAPLIN's birth, Deep Roots Theater presents his 1921 masterpiece, THE KID, starring Chaplin as the Tramp and 7-year-old JACKIE COOGAN as the Child.
by David McGee
 

 
 

THE TURNING POINT (1952)

WILLIAM DIETERLE directs this fine early '50s film noir starring WILLIAM HOLDEN, EDMOND O'BRIEN, ED BEGLEY and ALEXIS SMITH and L.A.'s Bunker Hill section. SHORT SUBJECT: DISNEY's 'TRICK OR TREAT.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

TO THE LAST MAN (1933)

DEEP ROOTS THEATER: Zane Grey's TO THE LAST MAN (1939), starring RANDOLPH SCOTT (with an unbilled SHIRLEY TEMPLE). Short subject: Superman in 'The Magnetic Telescope' (1942)
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Nevadan (1950)

A 1950 double-dip: United States Marshal Andrew Barclay (Randolph Scott) arranges the escape of outlaw Tom Tanner (Forrest Tucker) in order to locate the $250,000 in gold stolen by Tanner in stagecoach robbery. Plus BUGS BUNNY ...
by David McGee
 

 

 

LURED (1947)

LUCILLE BALL, GEORGE SANDERS, BORIS KARLOFF, GEORGE ZUCCO and CEDRIC HARDWICKE head a stellar ensemble cast in DOUGLAS SIRK's semi-comedic film noir gem from 1947.
by David McGee
 

 
 

MY DEAR SECRETARY (1949)

MY DEAR SECRETARY (1949) stars KIRK DOUGLAS in his first romantic comedy role and features delightful co-starring turns by LARAINE DAY and KEENAN WYNN. Short subjects: A selection of BEATLES cartoons.
by David McGee
 

 

 
 

VIOLENT SATURDAY (1955)

Director RICHARD FLEISCHER's VIOLENT SATURDAY is an excellent film noir entry from 1955 starring a young Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Victor Mature; plus Donald Duck in a mellow satire on hunting, 'No Hunting' (1955)
by David McGee
 

 
 

ECSTASY (1933)

ECSTASY, the film that made teen Hedy Kiesler notorious before she was HEDY LAMARR and inventing cell phone technology, plus an essential 1933 cartoon, MICKEY'S GALA PREMIER
by David McGee