Film Notes

  • Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 (1944)

    Ivan the Terrible, Chinese Shadow Play & Rhythm of Africa 2nd Showing,  November 15, 8:15 pm Royal Ontario Museum Theatre This programme was originally planned...

  • The Blue Angel (1930)

    1st Showing, October 25, 1948, 8:15 pm Royal Ontario Museum Theatre The Blue Angel (Germany 1930) Director: Josef von Sternberg Principals: Emil Jannings and Marlene...

  • What Price Hollywood? (1932)

    The Toronto Film Society presented What Price Hollywood? on Monday, December 3, 2012 in a double bill with Stand-In, as part of the Season 65...

  • Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

    The Toronto Film Society presented Theodora Goes Wild on Sunday, December 9, 2012 in a double bill with It’s Love I’m After, as part of the Season...

  • Stand-In (1937)

    The Toronto Film Society presented Stand-In on Monday, December 3, 2012 in a double bill with What Price Hollywood?, as part of the Season 65 Monday Night...

  • St. Martin’s Lane (1938)

    The name of this film was changed to Sidewalks of London for audiences in the United States, because few of them would know London’s St....

  • Sixty Glorious Years (1938)

    It seems slightly absurd now, but prior to 1937 any depictions of Queen Victoria on the British stage or screen were strictly and absolutely forbidden....

  • Roxie Hart (1942)

    The low-down story of a high-class gal! – original advertising tagline Throughout the Jazz Age, the tabloid press thrived, its “yellow journalism” aided by advances...

  • Quackser Has A Cousin In The Bronx (1970)

    This film, about an unconventional young working class man in Dublin, was filmed entirely on location. Its hero is a nonconformist who cannot read or...

  • Q Planes (1939)

    This humorous espionage thriller refuses to take itself too seriously. It is very much a precursor to the James Bond films of the 1960s, likely...

  • The Pickwick Papers (1952)

    Dickens novels teem with dozens of vivid characters, making film versions wonderful showcases for character actors. Though British actors are often unknown to North American...

  • Penthouse (1933)

    This film was made on a relatively low budget, and was enhanced by excellent character actors. Nat Pendleton has a rare chance to shine here,...

  • Pigskin Parade (1936)

    “With a college song, and a beard that’s long, we’ll be sophomores till we die!”— sung by Texas State’s perennial students, the Yacht Club Boys...

  • Oliver Twist (1922)

    Though he was big star at the time, and gives a fine performance as Fagin, it’s really no surprise that silent screen great Lon Chaney...

  • Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)

    Edith Cavell is scarcely remembered now, but after the First World War she and her story were widely known. “Edith” became a very popular French...

  • My Foolish Heart (1950)

    This movie was very popular at the time of its release and still holds up well today, but its author absolutely detested it. My Foolish...

  • Life Begins At 8:30 (1942)

    Dignified, bearded EDGAR MONTILLION (MONTY) WOOLLEY (1888 – 1963) was every bit the blue-blood he portrayed in films. He was the son of a prominent...

  • The Lady With The Lamp (1951)

    The locomotive seen in this film – the “Lion” – is one of the oldest in the world. It has appeared in several films, and...

  • Kid Galahad (1937)

    The Toronto Film Society presented Kid Galahad on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in a double bill with Blonde Crazy, as part of the Season 64 Sunday Afternoon Film...

  • It’s Love I’m After (1937)

    The Toronto Film Society presented It’s Love I’m After on Sunday, December 9, 2012 in a double bill with Theodora Goes Wild, as part of the Season...