It's Name that Movie time again. Bill and Flickhead are the clear leaders but I have a feeling today they will stumble. Just a feeling. Here's the clip:
Oooooh, so close, but no, it's not Um....
The Devil Doll (1936) ?
Yes, Thom, you got it right!I don't why I had a feeling someone other than Bill or Flickhead would win today but I did. And you got it. I hope you get many more. I'd love to see a three-way race.
Shit. I even own that movie! I haven't seen it, though, which is more to the point.
Do you have the same set I do, Legends of Horror Collection with Fu Manchu, Doctor X, Mad Love and so on? I just got it about a month ago. The Devil Doll is pretty good but nothing great. It's made enjoyable but it's almost insanely loopy plot. I mean really, the plot is just out there. Which made me and my wife and the youngest really enjoy it despite the usual ill-paced direction of Tod Browning. Lionel Barrymore is excellent in it.
Yeah, that's the set. I've had it a while, but have only watched about half of the films. So far, Fu Manchu and Mad Love are the clear highlights.
I love Doctor X too, the original, not the crappy sequel. The Devil Doll is kind of funny because MGM went all out for two giant sets to be constructed. One you see in this clip for the miniature lady to crawl around, and another later in the film. And then every other time they just use really fuzzy optical work so the differences are really noticeable. Either they should have constructed over-sized sets for all of it or just used optical work for all of it. It's using both that really highlights the inferiority of the optical work.
Thanks Greg. Giving over part of my cinematically challenged brain to hold a memory of this flick finally pays off!
I haven't watched Doctor X yet. I'm sorry to hear that I might not like the sequel, because seeing Bogart in his one and only horror film is very intriguing to me.Did you watch the Fu Manchu film? I loved that one.
I'd love to see a three-way race.Hey, who said I was out of the running? Just because I haven't even posted a single comment since my early point doesn't mean that I may not be holding a little something back for a final sprint.It also might mean that I haven't had a single clue on any of the damn clips and that I check my RSS feed nowhere near often enough, but that would be clouding the issue.You may have tied me Thom, but you still gotta get by me...Now start posting clips from some Japanese yakuza films would ya?
Thom, eventually we will all laugh at the world that thinks our movie knowledge is useless. I'm laughing now actually.
Bill, it's a sequel in name only. It's pretty bad. But I love the original. I haven't seen Fu Manchu in decades and haven't yet watched it again on DVD. We probably will next week though. I look forward to it.
Oh, hi Bob, how are you? Haven't seen you around these parts since you grabbed a point with Hopscotch. Don't despair. Maybe I'll put up another clip from Hopscotch just for you. Ah, hell, I'll just put up the same clip.
Boy, I really laid an egg on this one.
There's still time to... oh no, wait, actually there isn't. You're three and a half hours late. Sorry.
See, I thought it would be funny if I referenced an earlier set of comments in which I had no involvement within another set of comments in which I had no involvement.
You're a wild one. Get it?
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