Friday, September 21, 2012

Little Lord Fauntleroy │ Freddie Bartholomew

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the classic 1936 film "Little Lord Fauntleroy" starring Freddie Bartholomew, and co-starring the ubiquitous Mickey Rooney.  This is actually a really cool movie.  The plot is simple though:  A nine-year-old Brooklyn boy (Freddie Bartholomew) living in genteel poverty, is told that he is an heir to a British earldom.  I think that you can probably guess the rest of the story.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Will Hay │ Good Morning, Boys!

In this very special edition of Endyr's Movie Theater, I am featuring the classic 1937 film "Good Morning, Boys!" starring Will Hay.  This movie is about a group of English school boys on vacation in Paris, who outwit a bunch of crooks who are trying to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre.  This is a really cool movie loaded with humor.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Klaatu │ A Routine Day

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring an incredible animation short from the superb Canadian musical group called Klaatu.  The song is called "A Routine Day" and it will knock your socks off.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Lost Jungle │ Clyde Beatty

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring "The Lost Jungle (1934)" starring Clyde Beatty the great animal trainer.  Beatty became world famous for his fighting act, in which he entered a cage alone with wild animals, armed only with a whip and a pistol strapped to his side.  The act was designed to showcase his courage and mastery of the wild beasts, which included lions, tigers, cougars, and hyenas.  Sometimes they were all brought together in a single cage, in a potentially lethal combination.  "The Lost City" is particularly interesting as it co-stars a then thirteen-year old Mickey Rooney.  Click on the video widget below to watch this fascinating film in its entirety.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mr. Moto │ Peter Lorre

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the great Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto, in "Mr. Moto's Last Warning".  It was released in 1939, and it's one of the best of the eight Mr. Moto movies that starred Peter Lorre.  Mr. Moto is a fictional Japanese secret agent created by the American author John P. Marquand.  Mr. Moto appeared in six novels written by Marquand and published between 1935 and 1957.  Marquand initially created the character for the Saturday Evening Post, which was seeking stories that featured an Asian hero shortly after the death of Charlie Chan's creator Earl Derr Biggers.  By-the-wayMr. Moto is the first authentic martial arts film "hero" in Western cinema.  He was an expert in Jiu-Jutsu and Judo.  It is not commonly known, but Mr. Moto's first name is Kentaro. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Commando Cody

"Radar Men From The Moon" featuring Commando Cody was one of the great Republic Pictures serials of the 1940s and early 1950s.  It was released in 1952 and starred George Wallace as Commando Cody, and Aline Towne as his sidekick Joan Gilbert.  The evil Retik, the Ruler of the Moon, was played by Roy Barcroft.  It was directed by Fred C. Brannon, with a screenplay by Ronald Davidson, and special effects by the Lydecker brothers.  All-in-all "Radar Men From The Moon" is an excellent serial, and it can be watched in its entirety for FREE by clicking on the video widget below.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Crash of the Moons │ Rocky Jones - Space Ranger

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring an exciting episode of "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger" from the 1954 television series.  I remember watching Rocky Jones as a child.  It was my favorite TV show.  I even had a model of Rocky Jones' cool rocket-ship that I loved to play with for hours on end.  By-the-way, the special effects used in this production were considered outstanding for its day.  Take notice of the really neat space-station at the beginning of the show.  Here is a list of some of the cast members: Space Ranger, Rocky Jones (Richard Crane), Vena Ray (Sally Mansfield), Winky (Scotty Beckett), and 10 year-old Bobby (Robert Lyden).

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Attack Of The Monsters

Check out this cool plot: A UFO takes two boys from Earth to another planet where they discover a race of people who can control giant monsters, and have plans to take over the Earth.  When the children are hypnotized by the aliens, it's discovered that the kids fantasize about milk, donuts, and Gamera, the hero turtle.  The rest, as they say, is pure Sci-Fi magic.  The boys are played by Christopher Murphy (Tom), and Nobuhiro Kajima (Akio).  "Attack Of The Monsters" is a lot of fun, and you can watch the complete movie for FREE by clicking on the video widget below.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

Dick Tracy has always been America's most underrated fictional detective.  As detectives go, Dick Tracy was an innovator.  He introduced advanced gadgetry and forensic science to the investigative arts.  Even by today's standards, Dick Tracy's Two-Way Watch Radio, which later became a Two-Way Wrist TV, was a precursor to today's cellular phones, and was technically way ahead of its time.  In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am presenting "Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome" which is considered by many people, to be the best Dick Tracy movie ever made.  Ralph Byrd stars as Dick Tracy, and Boris Karloff as Gruesome.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police │ John Howard

John Howard

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the great American character actor John Howard.  Some of you may remember him as  Robert Conway's (played by Ronald Colman) younger brother George, in Frank Capra's classic film "Lost Horizon".  The part of Bulldog Drummond, was interestingly enough, a role that John Howard inherited from Ronald Colman.  "Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police" is considered by many to be one of the finest made of this series.  Bring out the popcorn and drinks and let's enjoy a fun movie from 1939.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Superman

Let's have fun and watch some cool Superman cartoons from the 1940s.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Special Intermission Featurette │ Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the 1948 cartoon classic, "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer".  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.