Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Night Double Feature

So it's a holiday weekend, and we're gathering at our usual dinner spot, sharing stories of our adventures and wanderings since last meeting. Tales of rare used books, interesting antiques, trips to museums and historic places, new projects, old friends, the whole gamut. And to our favorite movie theater!

Tonight, we're starting off with another early silent classic..."The Merry Frolics of Satan", a bit of Melies fun from 1906.

And in the spirit of an earlier review, here's Part One of the 1941 film version of "The Shanghai Gesture," with Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, and Ona Munson as "Mother Gin Sling." (You can easily look up the other chapters...)

At point someone had the whole movie loaded in one unit, but it wasn't there when I looked for it tonight. These YouTube videos come and go...

The evening ends as it usually does; we retire to our favorite cafe down the street for a drink or two before going our separate ways, happy for another evening spent together....

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