FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
Animal trainer Clyde Beatty heads a rescue party in search of his girl, Ruth, and her father who get lost looking for an uncharted island. His dirigible crashes into the jungles of the ... See full summary »
While filming the closing scene of "The Death Kiss", leading man Myles Brent is actually killed. Having played around with, or been married to, most of the women connected with the movie ... See full summary »
A lonely husband, whose wife has been away, hires a look-a-like impersonator to fill his place and fool his mother-in-law while he plays around with a pretty coquette. His wife returns that night and confusion prevails.
Edward Everett Horton,
Laura La Plante
Frazier and his gang are rustling horses. When the wild horse Tarzan frees Frazier's horses. Frazier gets the Sheriff to declare Tarzan an outlaw and have him shot. But Tarzan is Ken's favorite and he now tries to protect him.
A policeman, working on a case against a local mobster and his gang, slips on some race-car-driver overalls and goggles and , in addition to stopping the mobsters in their tracks, wins a ... See full summary »
A timid man (Ed Wynn) is thrust into the spotlight when his father is honored as a hero. He blunders into a series of adventures because of a woman (Dorothy Mackaill) and becomes a hero ... See full summary »
Charles 'Chic' Sale,
Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
Frankie, a young prizefighter, wins a fixed boxing match as part of a crime boss's plan to have him build up a following and then have him throw a championship fight. Later, while training, Frankie meets Mary as she is going to church with her family, and he begins a romance with her. The crime boss orders Frankie to stay away from Mary, while continuing to arrange for Frankie to win more fights. Just before Frankie's fight with the champion, he and the boss have an argument. Their plans to fix the fight are overheard by Mary's young brother, which soon leads to a tense situation. Written by
The trouble with this old film, is that the basic premise has been done so many times since. The underdog with the final chance of glory or redemption gets to do so in the end. Most noticeably of all in the first 'Rocky' film and all the following (far too) many sequels.
I saw this on a '3 Classic Films on 1 DVD' cheapie and none of them were classics of any description! But they did pass the time amiably and this one was the shortest running of the three. For the time it was made and the minuscule money spent, it works well enough.
Taken from an old (out of copyright) print, the DVD copy here skipped in parts and some dialogue was lost but not enough to make any difference, films were made fast and cheap in the old days! This would have been very much a B-movie filler when it was made, like the straight-to-video/DVD of today and it would be unfair to expect too much of quality there.
There is more interest here in the sexual mores of the day, a police officer coming over to the hero's car while he is with his girlfriend, telling him not to 'carry on.' He was kissing her...
Or the 'bad girl' in the film, name of 'Babe,' who really is a floozy as she is still sleeping in bed in late morning. What a complete slut! lol. Of course, this was movie shorthand for the time, that this was a wicked woman who was no good. How times have changed when they want to show how bad a woman can be nowadays.
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