Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Road is Open Again

Here is the chance to watch a clip from a very rare short film starring Dick Powell promoting the NRA (that's the National Recovery Act, not the National Rifle Association). This is the first time I've seen it in my years of research.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Before Time Runs Out

Kino is discontinuing the manufacture of It Happened Tomorrow, a lesser known but worth-watching film starring Dick Powell. It is on sale for $6.99 on their website here.

The story is similar to the 90s television show called First Edition. It is about a newspaperman who begins to receive tomorrow's newspaper today, and the things he does to prevent the bad headlines. Powell is mustachioed and wearing turn of the century garb, and he doesn't sing. The film is unusual and lots of fun.