GENRE FILMS

 

EDITH KIEL & JAN VANDERHEYDEN AND FLEMISH POPULAR CINEMA

Jan Vanderheyden (Belgium)

Jan Vanderheyden and Edith Kiel make their first feature film in 1934. DE WITTE (WHITEY), based on the popular picaresque novel by Ernest Claes, will remain the biggest success in Flemish cinema for decades. Their second film, the romantic operetta ALLEEN VOOR U (ONLY FOR YOU, 1935) is made with the same technical skills and visual flair, but is…


tHE MOST DANGEROUS GAME / GOW THE HEADHUNTER

Merian C. Cooper / Edward A. Salisbury (US)

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME is a superb, pre-Code action-adventure film. Based upon a famous short story by Richard Connell, it follows big game hunter, Bob Rainsford, (Joel McCrea), as he becomes quarry for another, the opulently deranged Count Zaroff, (floridly played by Leslie Banks). Utilizing some of the amazing sets made for King Kong, the film is...


TOO LATE FOR TEARS

Byron Haskin (US)

When a pair of film noir icons like Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea collide, sparks are sure to fly. Jane Palmer (Scott) and her husband Alan (Arthur Kennedy) mysteriously have $60,000 literally dropped in their laps. The circumstances seem mighty suspicious to Alan, who wants to turn the money over to the police. But in a materialistic rapture, Jane won’t let it…


WOMAN ON THE RUN

Norman Foster (US)

Join the wild chase around San Francisco as a man goes into hiding after witnessing a gangland execution. Police bird-dog his wife Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), certain she’ll lead them to her husband, whose testimony against the killer could bring down a crime kingpin. But Eleanor and her hubbie are Splitsville—she never wants to see him again. When roguish…