The Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon!

Barrymore Trilogy BlogathonBig thanks to In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood for the invitation to participate in The Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon!  It already looks great with scheduled postings on MMC! favourites like The Mysterious Island (Lucien Hubbard, Maurice Tourneur, Benjamin Christensen, 1929), Svengali (Archie Mayo, 1931), Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding, 1932), The Devil Doll (Tod Browning, 1936), It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946), Key Largo (John Huston, 1948), Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle, 1948), Pinky (Elia Kazan, John Ford, 1949), and The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998).

MMC! will be taking its own crack at John Barrymore and the pre-code treat Svengali, wherein the now-sober Barrymore keenly plays a malevolent hypnotist with darkly sexual designs.  Until then, you’re becoming sleepy … all you want is to watch great movies … and read about their fake special editions … sleepy … slee— …

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