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Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (1933)

Spain 27m, B&W Director: Luis Buñuel; Cast: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O’Neill Inspired by Maurice Legendre’s ethnographic study, Las Jurdes: étude de géographie humaine (1927), Land Without Bread is a subversive … Continue reading

11/13/2017 · 7 Comments

The Goddess (1934)

China 85m, B&W, Silent Director: Wu Yonggang; Cast: Lingyu Ruan, Tian Jian, Zhizhi Zhang, Keng Li Shen nu is a silent melodrama about the caring mother of a young child … Continue reading

10/20/2016 · 2 Comments

Peter Ibbetson (1935)

US 88m, B&W Director: Henry Hathaway; Cast: Gary Cooper, Ann Harding, John Halliday, Ida Lupino, Douglass Dumbrille, Virginia Weidler, Dickie Moore Peter Ibbetson is a melodramatic supernatural love story about … Continue reading

10/19/2016 · 4 Comments

The Ghoul (1933)

UK 80m, B&W Director: T. Hayes Hunter; Cast: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Ralph Richardson, Dorothy Hyson, Anthony Bushell, Kathleen Harrison, Harold Huth, D. A. Clarke-Smith The Ghoul is … Continue reading

05/29/2016 · Leave a comment

Limite (1931)

Brazil 120m, B&W, Silent Director: Mário Peixoto; Cast: Iolanda Bernardes, Edgar Brasil, Olga Breno The only film that Mario Peixoto would ever complete, Limite is considered the first Brazilian example … Continue reading

02/27/2016 · 2 Comments

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

UK 75m, B&W Director: Alfred Hitchcock; Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Nova Pilbeam, Frank Vosper The Man Who Knew Too much is a tense British thriller about the … Continue reading

02/16/2016 · 2 Comments

Hell’s Angels (1930)

US 131m, B&W, Colour Director: Howard Hughes; Cast: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow, Lucien Prival Hell’s Angels is a complex and tragic action-filled melodrama about two British … Continue reading

02/11/2016 · Leave a comment