In 1937, in Seattle, a twenty-year-old budding filmmaker, Richard Lyford, using his own equipment, had already created 58 plays and 9 never released, award-winning films, including "As the Earth Turns". This director would go on to work for Disney Studios, and direct and edit a 1950 Academy Award Documentary. See more »
A very ambitious attempt that doesn't fail to entertain!
As a filmmaker around the age Richard was when he made this mini epic, and also a big fan of classic films from the golden age of cinema, I really enjoyed this! You can see how the films and world events at the time really inspired Lyford to make this film and the overall style is very reminiscent of those classic serials of the 1930's, such as "Flash Gordon" and "Dick Tracy". From the great dramatic acting to the charming special effects, this is definitely a worth while watch! I won't spoil anything but the ending really caught me off guard and was a really nice surprise! I love watching 'homemade epics' and to see one from this era is a rare treasure!
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