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Below are images from "MOROCCO", the 1930 adaptation of "Amy Jolly", Benno Vigny's 1927 novel. Directed by Josef von Sternberg, the movie starred Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich and Adolphe Menjou: Read more... )
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"DEVIL AND THE DEEP" (1932) Review

I am not one of those movie lovers who seemed to limit my selection of films to one particular genre or period in filmaking. Nor do I regard films from one particular era to be superior to another. I either enjoy an individual film or I do not. Read more... )
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"BEAU GESTE" (1939) Review

After watching the 1935 movie, "THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER", I learned that Paramount Pictures had plans to release a series of movies with an imperial setting that featured Henry Hathaway as director and Gary Cooper as star. Following the 1935 film, the next movie on their list proved to be "BEAU GESTE", a remake of the 1926 adaptation of P.C. Wren's adventure novel. Read more... )
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Below are images from "BEAU GESTE", the 1939 adaptation of P.C. Wren's 1924 novel. Directed by William Wellman, the movie starred Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston and Brian Donlevy: Read more... )
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"THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER" (1935) Review

For years, I could never understand Hollywood's penchant for making so many films about the British Empire during the first half of the 20th century. The film industry had released films about imperial outposts under the control of other countries - like France, Spain and even the United States. But why did they film so many about British Imperialism? One of those films is the 1935 feature, "THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER". Read more... )
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Below are images from "THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER", the 1935 adaptation of Francis Yeats-Brown's 1930 autobiography. Directed by Henry Hathaway, the movie starred Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone and Richard Cromwell: Read more... )

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