Raiders of Ghost City #11: Trail to Torture

Last week on Raiders of Ghost City! A kidnapped Cathy is rescued by Steve! Idaho Jones wanders off for a while, chasing Bull Bats! Bill, the Wells Fargo stage driver and secret Prussian mole, is felled by poison food! Every single good guy left in the serial rifles through the dead Bill’s stuff! The native…

Raiders of Ghost City #10: Showdown

Last week on Raiders of Ghost City! Steve follows a trail that leads to Rackerby, a coffee company owner in San Francisco who is also a member of the nefarious gold raiders. After falling into a trapdoor and letting someone else defeat Rackerby, Steve rifles through the dead guy’s stuff and finally discovers — finally…

Raiders of Ghost City #9: Cold Steel

Last week on Raiders of Ghost City! Both the secret Prussians and our ostensible heroes are on a search for luggage! Specfically, the bags belonging to head bad guy and now dead guy Von Rinkton, known far and wide as Der Dinkerplatz ¹, which they believe contains vital information about the gold raiders. The Prussians…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Summertime (1955)

This week’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot feature for The Film Experience is the Katharine Hepburn classic Summertime (1955), directed by David Lean and also starring Rossanno Brazzi, Isa Miranda and Darren McGavin in a small part that gets disproportionately high billing. Summertime is part of their Katharine Hepburn theme week, culminating on Sunday…

The Mary Astor Blogathon: Holiday (1930)

This is the official SBBN entry for The Mary Astor Blogathon, hosted by Tales of the Easily Distracted and Silver Screenings. Check out all the entries here! *** Holiday began life in 1929 as a successful Broadway production. Written by Philip Barry, whose work tended to focus on the upper classes and their isolation from…

Raiders of Ghost City #8: Death Laughs Last

Last week on Raiders of Ghost City! The lead bad guy, Count Manfried von Rinkton, gets killed dead by Idaho Jones, and after the dude only had a half dozen lines and four minutes of screen time, tops. I’m pretty upset that von Rinkton died so quickly, not because it’s indicative of the half-assed screenwriting…