Wednesday, February 3, 2010

BLUEBEARD / PRC - 1944

PRC Tagline sez... "The most sinister love story ever told!"

Welcome to Tabonga's Wednesday Oldie Moldie Bijou Theater with an 'earrific' soundclip and rare stills from another forgotten flick from the forties... Today's is probably John Carradine's favorite role for a few reasons. He was rarely actually 'the star' in any movie, he gets to sing, and it's where he met Sonia Sorel, mother of Keith, Robert and architect Christopher. She is also the mother of actor, Michael Bowman, from her second marriage to beatnik painter, Michael Bowman!! She obviously was a very cool lady, and just passed away in 2004.

John, also known as 'The Voice,' belts out the theme "Night Train To Mundo Fine" in Coleman Francis' 1966 mind numbing, RED ZONE CUBA!

John was seen in 344 known movies or TV episodes, making him 'King Of All Actors In Appearances!' Donald Crisp comes in second, Sir Christopher Lee is number three!

Music is by Leo Erdody, he worked from 1928-48 on films like KING OF THE TEXAS RANGERS, ROMANCE ON THE RANGE, THE BOSS OF BIG TOWN, WHITE PONGO, THE FLYING SERPENT and GAS HOUSE KIDS!

Lil' mini dude, Piff The Gnat, getting another running start at big old red 'GO' button... Here he come... bzzzzzzttttttttt.. splat! ...Alright, he doodit!

Start le show!!.. SACREBLEUBEARD!!

Paris, Seine River, eighteen hundred, something-or-ruther. Ladies' bodies showing up in river, floating face down!

Gaston Morrell, marionette master, invite three gurlies to come to next performance.

They show up and are intrigued by Gaston' marionette show.

Craftsmanship of marionette... par excellence!

Gaston falling for young Lucille, played by Jean Parker. He invite her up to watch him perform...

He getting all serious an' stuff...

Gaston have models come so he can paint for studies for marionettes, and are same ladies showing up in Seine River.

French state police question Gaston about ladies, but, he know nothing! It is strange, though...

Old dude need to put eyeball back in skull!!.. Hate to see what he used to!

Tabonga learn in art class that if you going to make oversized portrait, you better do extra special good job or people gonna laugh!

Gaston on the stairs...

Sneaky gurl listening in!

Nice sets as Ludwig Stössel pay Gaston a visit. Ludwig play Jean Lamarte, dude who find the models for Gaston.

Uh, oh, now he doing portrait of Lucille!!!

...Then, something just go 'snap' an'... Well, you know.

He spill all the beans to Lucille. He not evil, just crazy!

You can definitely tell when Gaston snap his twig!

Bluebeard's fate is same as his victims, drowned in le old, cold Seine River!

Goodnight, everbloody!!

4 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

John C. at his best!

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Scary Manilow said...

Yeah, probably my favorite non-Dracula Carradine role (outside of The Female Jungle, I tend to flip-flop between the two). The sets in this movie are excellent!

Christopher said...

sacrebluebeard... :o))

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