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DISASTROUS DOUBLE FEATURE: “Dr. X” (1932) / “Return of Dr. X” (1939)

In 1932, movies weren’t exactly, shall we say, under as many censorship rules as they are today.  There wasn’t a rating system, the Hayes Code wasn’t in effect yet, and so long as the flick didn’t show anything that you … Continue reading

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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “Maniac” (1963)

Back before Hammer films discovered Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing to become various vampires, mad doctors, and Rasputin, they churned out a number of “thriller” movies in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  These movies tended to have a decent … Continue reading

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“Ivan the Terrible, Part II” (1945, released in 1958)

Well, I tell you what, it’s a good thing that this part of the movie recaps the first one in a “last time, on Ivan the Terrible …” style.  After all, it wasn’t actually released to the public until 1958, … Continue reading

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“Ivan the Terrible, Part I” (1944)

It should really come as no surprise that Ivan the Terrible was intended as a propaganda film for Stalin.  In the early 1940’s, Joseph Stalin was the Premier of the Soviet Union, and even though Stalin had signed a non-aggression … Continue reading

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