Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sherlock Holmes Silent Film Discovered

A note from the San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) tells of the wonderful discovery of “Sherlock Holmes,” a film shot at Essanay Studios and released in 1916. The film, directed by Arthur Berthelet, stars William Gillette as the master … Continue reading

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Bay of Angels

A couple of interesting things occur in Jacques Demy’s 1963 film “Bay of Angels,” or “La baie des anges (French title).” A man (Claude Mann) gets hooked into a gambling binge by a colleague at work and goes to a … Continue reading

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Seventh Heaven

Many years ago, I remember seeing “Seventh Heaven” on TV, a 1937 James Stewart movie about a sewer worker in Paris who helps out a down-on-her-luck French waif played by Simone Simon. I found the film quite watchable, especially because … Continue reading

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