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Saturday Matinee - Louise Brooks in Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era.

This week, we're showing the second half of the film pair that introduced Louise Brooks to the world as the "it" girl of the 1920s.

What you need to know about Diary of a Lost Girl

Diary of a Lost Girl (German title: Tagebuch einer Verlorenen) is a 1929 silent film directed by George Wilhelm Pabst and starring the American…

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Added by Tome Wilson on January 21, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Louise Brooks in Pandora's Box (1929)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era.

This week, we're showing the film that turned Louise Brooks into the flapper sex symbol we know today.

What you need to know about Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box stars Louise Brooks as Lulu, a hedonistic…

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Added by Tome Wilson on January 14, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Seven Footprints To Satan (1929)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era.

Today, in honor of New Year's Eve, we're playing a debaucherous yet creepy silent film from the 1920s entitled Seven Footprints To Satan.

What you need to know about Seven Footprints To Satan

A fearless adventurer (Creighton Hale) and his fiance (Thelma Todd) find themselves imprisoned in a house of…

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Added by Tome Wilson on December 31, 2011 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

Saturday Matinee - The Sorrows of Satan (1926)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era.

Today, we giving a little sympathy for the devil with D.W. Griffith's 1926 version of The Sorrows of Satan.

What you need to know about The Sorrows of Satan

After completing a novel in his London garret, Geoffrey Tempest meets Mavis Claire, another struggling writer, and they drink to the success of his novel, in which he…

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Added by Tome Wilson on November 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Detour (1945)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era.

Fall is here again in the US. With the dying light fading through scarlet topped trees, the shadows are stretching in all directions, simultaneously reaching for and hiding the things that good men shouldn't know about. The shadows will creep a little more each day, until the world is covered in a deadly white chill once again. In the land of movies, it's the perfect season for Film…

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Added by Tome Wilson on November 12, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era.

You didn't think I'd let you off the hook yet? Just because Halloween is behind us, it doesn't mean that all of the ghosts and ghouls go away peacefully.

What you need to know

In 19th Century Paris, the maniacal Dr. Mirakle abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove…

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Added by Tome Wilson on November 5, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era.

The next October entry in our series of ghoulish films is the mind-shattering Cabinet of Dr. Caligari circa 1920.

What you need to know

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (original title Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari) is a 1920 silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. The two men considered the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror (1922)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era.

As today officially starts Halloween season in the US, I think Saturday Matinee will follow in kind.

To kick things off for October, we will be showing the godfather of silver-screen vampires, none other than Nosferatu himself.  

What you need to know

Nosferatu was the first and only production of Prana Film, founded…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Saturday Matinee - The Hurricane Express (1932)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This week, we're showcasing the 1932 action serial The Hurricane Express.

What you need to know

The Hurricane Express is a 12-chapter Mascot Pictures film serial that stars John Wayne as airplane pilot Larry Baker,…

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 17, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Saints and Soldiers (2005)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This week, we're showcasing the 2005 WWII film Saints and Soldiers

What you need to know

After surviving a massacre, four American soldiers and one British pilot trapped behind enemy lines in the middle of WWII must reach the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 10, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Saturday Matinee - Impact (1949)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

Based on the crime drama by Jay Dratler, 1949's Impact has all the pieces of a great noir film: a murder, a man on the run, mistaken identity, and Fate seeking its due.  I chose Impact as our pick of the week…

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - T-Men (1947)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

On this rainy Saturday, we're playing another noir classic.  This time, it's T-Men from 1947. 

The story is about two US Treasury agents who go undercover in an attempt to break a counterfeiting ring.

The agents try to join the gang…

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Added by Tome Wilson on August 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Saturday Matinee - DOA (1950)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This weekend, we're showing the noir classic, DOA starring Edmond O'Brien and produced by Leo C. Popkin. The frantically paced plot of DOA revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies.

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Added by Tome Wilson on August 20, 2011 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Saturday Matinee - Kansas City Confidential (1952)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This weekend, we're showing the noir classic, Kansas City Confidential starring John Payne and Coleen Gray.

Tightly plotted and perfectly cast, Kansas City Confidential is film noir at its finest. An obvious influence on Quentin Tarantino's…

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Added by Tome Wilson on August 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Dillinger (1945)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This week, we're on the trail of famed criminal John Dillinger: Public Enemy Number One.…


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Added by Tome Wilson on August 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Tod Browning's Freaks (1932)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This week's trip to the cinema is Tod Browning's 1932 horror classic, Freaks, on request by James from Pennsylvania.  The genesis of MGM's Freaks was a magazine piece by Ted Robbins titled Spurs. The story involved a…

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Added by Tome Wilson on July 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Saturday Matinee - White Zombie (1932)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This week is the classic 1932 Bela Lugosi horror film White Zombie.  Bringing voodoo mysticism to the American public, this movie was the first to introduce zombies into Hollywood's horror repertoire.  After being shown in the early 1930s, the movie…

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Added by Tome Wilson on July 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - The Shadow Strikes (1937)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This weekend, we're showing The Shadow Strikes starring Rod La Rocque and directed by Lynn Shores.  Both The Shadow Strikes (1937) and its sequel, International Crime (1938), were released by Grand National Pictures.

Synopsis:…

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Added by Tome Wilson on July 16, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Saturday Matinee - Non-Stop New York (1937)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This weekend, we're showing Non-Stop New York from 1937.  In this strange bird of a film, a young chorus girl tries to free an innocent man from death row while being pursued by the gangsters. Her actions find her neck deep in trouble as she becomes the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on June 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Saturday Matinee - Kid Dynamite (1943)

On Saturday Matinee, we showcase full-length films from or about the diesel era. If you have any favorites you would love to see on the next Saturday Matinee, shoot me a message or comment in the box below.

This weekend, we're showing Kid Dynamite from 1943.  Featuring some great boxing action, gangster crime, and a fun swing dance/jitterbug scene, it's a corny classic of wartime cinema.

East-side boxing champion (Leo Gorcey) has been challenged to…

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Added by Tome Wilson on June 18, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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