Archive for tag: Warren William

MOD Movies: More ‘Forbiddden Hollywood’

27 May, 2013 (09:07) | by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews, Pre-code Cinema | By: Sean Axmaker

Forbidden Hollywood: Volume 6 (Warner Archive) and Forbidden Hollywood: Volume 7 (Warner Archive) continue to showcase the best, sauciest, and most surprising films made before the Production Code forced Hollywood to clean up the screen. At their best, or at least their most memorable, they flaunted the sexual play of unmarried couples (and worse, the […]

MOD Movies: Warren William is the first ‘Perry Mason’ on the screen

2 December, 2012 (13:04) | by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Perry Mason: The Original Warner Bros. Movies Collection (Warner Archive) Raymond Burr may be the definitive screen incarnation of Perry Mason but decades before his small screen debut in the iconic TV series, Warren William played the legendary lawyer in a series of big screen movies in the thirties. William was the silver-haired wolf of […]

DVD: Jerry Lewis, Frank Tashlin, and Edward Small

16 February, 2012 (11:34) | by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Three With (But Not Directed By) Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis cited director Frank Tashlin as his mentor when he finally stepped behind the camera. You can see what he brought to the Lewis persona in Rock-a-Bye Baby (Olive), Tashlin’s third film with Lewis, but his first with Lewis as a solo act. Ostensibly a reworking […]