Archive for June 6th, 2009

The Story of Temple Drake

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

MIRIAM HOPKINS

The Story of Temple Drake

 

The Story of Temple Drake

 

The following is an unsourced review of the film,
The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

 

Those who are supposed to know about the motion picture business were pretty sure that Paramount would never be able to get a version of “Sanctuary” that would get past the censors. Yet Paramount did it and though the story is deodorized and generally spring-cleaned, it still carries the punch and wallop that it packed as a novel.

 

Miriam Hopkins, who is actually far too lovely for just one woman, has the role of the little southern girl and Jack La Rue bagged the role that George Raft turned down. William Gargan, who has certainly found his ideal working conditions in Hollywood, plays the man “who is too good to be married to anyone like me.” And, once more, he does a grand job with it.

 

“Sanctuary,” by William Faulkner, was labeled one of the most sensational stories ever written. Though much of the caustic characterizations must, of necessity, be lost on the way to the screen, there is still enough left to make this production one of the cinematic thrills of the season.

 

Miriam Hopkins bit off a large mouthful… and your reviewer certainly never thought that any real sympathy could be secured for the characters of Mr. Faulkner’s novel — they rang too strange and false — yet that is just what Miriam does. And she deserves your praise and attention.

 

We think you’d better go to see it.

 

Someone has downloaded the entire film onto the You Tube web site. If you haven’t seen the film, here is a chance to enjoy a classic pre-code film that is not available on DVD. NOTE: The film is broken up into approximately 10 minute segments.  Part 1 is below.

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Was David Carradine Murdered?

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

BREAKING NEWS

‘David Carradine was murdered’ claims agent, as the Kill Bill star’s family ask the FBI to probe his death

 

David Carradine

 

By David Gardner, Andrew Drummond, Debra Killalea and Mail Foreign Service
Daily Mail
June 6, 2009

 

David Carradine’s family have asked the FBI to investigate his death amid speculation the 72-year-old Kung Fu actor was murdered.

 

The star was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok on Thursday and it was initially believed he died from accidental suffocation as part of a sex game gone wrong.

 

But Carradine’s agent Chuck Binder last night said he believed the Kill Bill star had been murdered.

 

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