THE SMALL ONE (1978)

From Disney and director Don Bluth comes the 1978 animated gem, THE SMALL ONE, the simple, sweet story of an unnamed Judean boy has the unfortunate task of having to sell his best friend, a playful but petite donkey named Small...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Remembering Private Snafu

A true historical obscurity, PRIVATE SNAFU was the title character in a series of animated instructional shorts filmed for and shown only to WWII soldiers to instruct them in security, personal hygiene and other issues.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Remade and reimagined (even on a Gilligan's Island episode) many times, Irving Pichel's 1932 classic original of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME uses KING KONG sets and its stars, FAY WRAY and ROBERT ARMSTRONG. Plus: Betty Boop's "Minn...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Condemned To Live (1935)

From 1935, CONDEMNED TO LIVE, a film sympathetic to vampires, and as a short subject from 1954, the Famous Studios anti-smoking cartoon, 'NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTTS,' starring Buzzy and Katnip.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Ride Lonesome (1959)

It's back to the old west for Deep Roots Theater, as we present the penultimate film in director Budd Boetticher's 'Ranown Cycle,' RIDE LONESOME, starring Randolph Scott and written by Burt Kennedy. With the 1959 cartoon, 'Pill...
by David McGee
 

 
 

DETOUR (1945)

'No one who has seen it has easily forgotten it.' So says ROGER EBERT of the film noir classic, DETOUR, a gem from the Poverty Row era, filmed on a miniscule budget in a matter of days, but aging better than many big budget epi...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Sweet November (1968)

In DEEP ROOTS THEATER, ANTHONY NEWLEY and SANDY DENNIS star in one of 1968's great date movies, SWEET NOVEMBER, a bonafide multi-hanky romance with a tragic underpinning and a challenge to conventional notions of relationships....
by David McGee
 

 
 

Leave Her To Heaven (1945)

Directed by John M. Stahl with vivid cinematography by Leon Shamroy, LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN, a 1945 film noir entry, features beautiful GENE TIERNEY at her most captivating.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Night of the Blood Beasts (1958)

Deep Roots Theater presents a cheesy 1958 sci-fi chiller, NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST, from the brothers Corman. Selected short subject:; "Gertie the Dinosaur," the groundbreaking 1914 animated short from Winsor McCay.
by David McGee
 

 
 

BEYOND TOMORROW (1940)

In DEEP ROOTS THEATER: a charming holiday movie, BEYOND TOMORROW. Three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to earth as ghosts to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together. Plus: Pop...
by David McGee
 

 

 

THE DARK CORNER

First-class film noir here starring LUCILLE BALLS, CLIFTON WEBB, MARK STEVENS and WILLIAM BENDIX, directed by HENRY HATHAWAY. Also: the debut of HECKLE AND JECKLE in THE TALKING MAGPIES.
by David McGee
 

 
 

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