Monday, July 15, 2013

Suddenly │ Kim Charney

 Kim Charney

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the classic 1954 movie "Suddenly", starring the late Frank Sinatra.  The scene-stealer in this film though is the young actor Kim Charney, who does some amazing things throughout the movie.  He plays the part of Pidge.  "Suddenly" is one of those long forgotten films that have somehow, for whatever reasons, disappeared from the radar of the movie watching public.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Vanishing Legion │ Frankie Darro

 
Here is a blast from the past, a golden oldie if you will.  Frankie Darro was the greatest child actor of the 1930s, to the 1940s.  What made him so unique though was that he did all of his own stunts.  He came from a circus family.  His parents did a high flying trapeze act, so Frankie learned to be rather adept from a very young age at performing aerial acrobatics.  Most of you will probably remember Frankie as the voice of Lampwick in Walt Disney's "Pinocchio".  In 1931 he starred in a serial called "The Vanishing Legion".  This serial is two-hundred and twenty minutes long, and Frankie is in about 95% of all the scenes.  In other words he owns this serial.  He also starred in "The Phantom Empire".  See the post that I made about that movie at this link:  The Phantom Empire (1935)  In the video clip presented below, notice how Frankie does a flying leap to get on his horse.  It is quite remarkable.  Get ready for some amazing action with Frankie Darro by clicking on the video widget below.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Captain Gallant Of The Foreign Legion │ Buster and Cuffy Crabbe

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring an episode from "Captain Gallant Of The Foreign Legion".  It stars the father and son team of Buster (Larry) Crabbe, and his son Cuffy (Cullen) Crabbe.  The series ran on TV from February 13, 1955 until December 7, 1957.  You might find it interesting that Buster Crabbe lived in Hawaii as youth, and he attended, and graduated from Punahou School, which is the most exclusive prep-school in the State of Hawaii.  It is the same school that President Obama graduated from.  Buster always claimed to be one-sixteenth Hawaiian because one of his seafaring ancestors was Captain John Meek who married a Hawaiian girl in the 1820s, and settled in the Hawaiian Islands.  Buster always considered Hawaii to be his real home.  Some of you may also remember that Buster Crabbe was the original Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tom Brown's School Days │ Freddie Bartholomew

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the 1940 classic film "Tom Brown's School Days" starring Freddie Bartholomew (East).  Billy Halop (Flashman) of the "Dead End Kids" fame is also in this movie.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Dangerous Holiday │ Ronald Sinclair

Ronald Sinclair/Ra Hould

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring "Dangerous Holiday", starring Ronald Sinclair/Ra Hould.  It's the story of Ronnie Kimball (Ronald Sinclair), a child prodigy, who is frustrated with his parents and agents' attempts to exploit his talents.  So, to make a long story short, he runs away and gets into all kinds of dangerous situations.  Even though this movie was released in 1937, it is still great.  By-the-way, Ra Hould changed his name to Ronald Sinclair, just in case there is some confusion about his two names.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chandu On The Magic Island

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring "Chandu On The Magic Island", which is an abridgement of the "Return Of Chandu" serial.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

All The Kind Strangers

Brent Campbell as James (left) and Tim Parkinson as Gilbert (right)

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring an incredibly entertaining movie called "All The Kind Strangers".  It has an all-star cast that includes Stacy Keach, John Savage, and Robby Benson.  But, the real scene stealers are Tim Parkinson and Brent Campbell who give the movie just that right kind of magical touch, and believability.  One might say that "All The Kind Strangers" is like "The Hills Have Eyes" but with kids instead.  You can watch the complete movie for FREE by clicking on the video widget below.  By-the-way, in case you have not noticed by now, all of the movies presented on Endyr's Movie Theater can be watched here in their entirety for FREE.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Robot Monster │ Gregory Moffett


In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring "Robot Monster".  It's a movie that is so bad, that it is good.  In fact, "Robot Monster" has been voted to be the worst science-fiction movie ever made.  I can heartily agree with that, but what makes the movie so cool is Gregory Moffett who stars as "Johnny".  He adds a freshness and life to an otherwise dull plot.  I find it amazing though, that Elmer Bernstein, the late-great master film composer, wrote the music for "Robot Monster".  Bring out the popcorn, soda, and candy for some incredible Sci-Fi entertainment.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima

From 1916 to 1917, a series of mysterious events occurred at a small mountain village called Fatima, located in Portugal.  There are many different theories as to what actually took place there, but the general consensus is that it was nothing short of miraculous.  Even more amazing though is that the individuals in the center of these occurrences were three, humble, illiterate shepherd children, named  Lucia Abóbora, aged ten, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged nine and seven respectively.  They were chosen by a celestial entity to be major players in an otherworldly adventure.  It was a very unlikely trio, but historically, angelic, and other heavenly emissaries, have often chosen children to be the recipients of visions, and prophecies.  Was this actually a close encounter of the third kind:  In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater, I am presenting a brief introduction to the Fatima enigma.  In 1952, the film "The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima" was released.  Even though the movie itself was flawed, it managed to popularize the Fatima apparitions in ways that print media was not able to do.  It contains, among other things, many factual errors.  There is a major mistake right at the very beginning of the movie, when the narrator says "Here is Fatima on Sunday, May 15, 1917".  Well, the correct date was actually May 13, 1917.  Also, this was not the first apparition as the movie seemed to imply.  The apparitions actually began during the month of  April, 1915.   Errors aside, and viewed as a devotional tool, the movie served its purpose though.  It stars Susan Whitney as Lucia, Sammy Ogg as Francisco, and Sherry Jackson as Jacinta.Safe journeys to all the fans of Endy's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Special Intermission Featurette │ Valentin, Rémi, Madeleine, Enzo, and Oliana


 In this special edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring one of the most beautiful songs in the whole world.  It's called "L'Envie d'aimer (The Desire To Love), and it is from the incredible French musical, "Les Dix Commandements (The Ten Commandments)".  This song was composed by Pascal Obispo, and Lionel Florence who have had several number one hits in France, and Patrice Guirao.  "L'Envie d'aimer" is one of the biggest selling singles of all time in France, and was also a hit in other Western European countries.  Valentin, Rémi, Madeleine, Enzo, and  Oliana who were the finalist from the first season of Ecole des Stars, were invited back to the program to perform this magnificent encore during the finale of the show.  I can listen to this song over and over again and it still brings tears to my eyes.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tommy The Kid │ Isaac Harrison

 "Tommy The Kid" is a cool video short from Australia, that was written and directed by Stuart Clegg, and stars Isaac Harrison as Tommy.  To say more about this sensational film would give away too much of its ingenious plot.  Bring out the popcorn, candies and soda, and let's get ready for a rip-roaring Australian cowboy adventure.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Invisible Avenger │ The Shadow

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  Only The Shadow knows!"  These are the immortal words of The Shadow, also known as Lamont Cranston.  "Invisible Avenger" directed by James Wong Howe, and starring Richard Derr as Lamont Cranston/The Shadow, is a must see mystery classic.  "The Shadow" started out as a serial on the radio in 1930, and later morphed into the movies starting in 1937.  This is wonderful period stuff, and is the equivalent of a cheeseburger with fries, and a large soda for the mind.  Have fun.  Safe journeys to all the fans of "Endyr's Movie Theater", wherever you may be.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Teenagers From Outer Space

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the incredibly entertaining 1959 classic "Teenagers From Outer Space".  It is interesting to note that this movie was made for only $14,000, which in itself is quite amazing even for its day.  That makes it an ultra low budget movie.  With that said, "Teenagers From Outer Space" still lost money when it was released theatrically.  The  director Tom Graeff was a very interesting character.  Because the film failed at the box office,  it placed a lot of stress on an already emotionally burdened Graeff, and in the fall of 1959, he suffered a nervous breakdown, proclaiming himself to be the second coming of Christ.  After a number of public appearances followed by a subsequent arrest for disrupting a church service, Graeff disappeared from HollywoodUnfortunately he committed suicide in 1970.  Oh, I forgot to mention, watch out for the Focusing Disintegrator Ray Gun that is used in the movie.  It was a popular toy in the 1950s.  I actually had one of those as a child and I enjoyed disintegrating my annoying kid sister.  Bring out the popcorn, soda, and candy, and let's have a good time watching "Teenagers From Outer Space".  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

Monday, April 8, 2013

House On Haunted Hill │ Vincent Price

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater, I am featuring "House On Haunted Hill" starring the immortal Vincent Price.  This movie is very campy and creepy, and it makes me wonder what the director and cast were smoking when they filmed it.  Anyway, it certainly is a Cheeseburger, French Fries, and a Soft Drink for the mind.  Elisha Cook Jr., the late-famous character actor, is the smarmy narrator at the beginning of the film.  Keep in mind that at Endyr's Movie Theater, all the movies featured can be watched here in their entirety for FREE.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.