Sunday, 22 January 2017

Three on a Match (1932)



























Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Story by Kubec Glasmon & John Bright
Screeplay by Lucien Hubbard
Cinematography by Sol Polito
Edited by Ray Curtiss



Starring

Joan Blondell as Mary Keaton

















Ann Dvorak as Vivian Revere

















Bette Davis as Ruth Westcott

















Warren William as Robert Kirkwood

















Virginia Davis as Mary Keaton as a Child

















Lyle Talbot as Michael Loftus

















Humphrey Bogart as Harve


















Allen Jenkins as Dick



















Edward Arnold as Ace

















With

Hardie Albright as Phil (uncredited)

















Herman Bing as Prof. Irving Finklestein (uncredited)

















Clara Blandick as Mrs. Keaton (uncredited)


















Junior Johnson as Max (uncredited)

Junior Johnson is on the right.
















Sidney Miller as Willie (uncredited)

Sidney Miller is in the glasses.











Saturday, 21 January 2017

Skirt Shy (1929)














































Directed by Charles Rogers
Cinematography by George Stevens

Dobbs must dress up as his female employer whilst she is away, to woo an elderly suitor and save his job.  An implausable storyline with a few laughs from Harry Langdon and Tom Ricketts.

Starring

Harry Langdon as Dobbs, the butler




















May Wallace as Maggie Herring




















Tom Ricketts as Edgar, the old beau




















Judith Barrett as Nancy, the maid (Credited as Nancy Dover)



















With

Charlie Hall as the Postman (uncredited)




















Arthur Thalasso as Cowboy Suitor (uncredited)




















Unknown as chauffeur

IMDB suggests that it might be someone called Neal Ables.











Getting a Ticket (1930)





























Directed by Morton Blumenstock

A risqué pre-code short comedy. Featured song 'My Wife Is on a Diet'  written by George J. Bennett and Charles Tobias and sung by Eddie Cantor.

Starring

Eddie Cantor as Eddie Cantor



















With

Charles C. Wilson as Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)



















Unknown as Judge



















Unknown as Wife














Friday, 20 January 2017

Welcome

This blog celebrates old movies; the best, the worst and those in between. The aim is to give a personal overview in words and pictures of what is in store should you wish to watch them. Classics and Forgotten Films is the sister blog to Forgotten Actors and will only be focusing on films before 1970. It will ask questions of identity, storyline and the film-making process and will rate each film out of 10 based on the author's opinion alone.

This is an ongoing project by one man and will take time to populate with a large number of entries.

Enjoy.