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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 
 

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
 

 

 

No Down Payment (1957)

In 1957 director MARTIN RITT shattered the facade of bucolic suburban life in post-war America in his lost classic, NO DOWN PAYMENT. TONY RANDALL, JOANNE WOODWARD and PAT HINGLE lead an excellent cast. Plus two obscure Popeye-r...
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
 

 

 

The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)

ROBERT EVANS bid farewell to his acting career in THE FIEND WHO WALKED THE WEST in grand, over-the-top style. Also featured: the surviving footage from GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY 1929.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Kansas Pacific (1953)

STERLING HAYDEN and EVE MILLER star in KANSAS PACIFIC, a fictionalized account of the struggle to build the Kansas Pacific Railway in the 1860s. Short subject: Little Lulu, 'Bargain Counter Attack.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Beach Girls and The Monster (1965)

A lost beach classic is headlining at Deep Roots Theater: THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER, with music by Frank Sinatra Jr. Also: Felix the Cat in 'April Maze' (1930)
by David McGee
 

 
 

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Now showing: THEY MADE ME A CRIMINAL, the 1939 Busby Berkeley-directed drama of a boxer on the run starring JOHN GARFIELD, THE DEAD END KIDS, CLAUDE RAINS and the ill-fated GLORIA DICKSON. Also: More Busby Berkeley, plus GOOFY'...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Man of the Forest (1933)

Man attraction: Man of the Forest, a classic 1933 western starring Randolph Scott and Verna Hallie. Directed by Henry Hathaway, adapted from the Zane Grey novel. Selected short: Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (1925).
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