It has been said that, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, Warner Bros. was a major studio which was run like one of the minors: its honcho, Jack L. Warner, believed in making movies as cheaply as possible.
Warner Bros. might have not had Paramount's Continental sophistication or MGM's glamour and lavishness and, yet, its artistic and commercial achievements are, if not sometimes higher, at least on a par with the other majors'.
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To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]
To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]