Director, Ford Beebe, was born Ford Ingalsbe Beebe on Nov 26, 1888 in Grand Rapids November 26, Michigan. Beebe died at the age of 90 on Nov 26, 1978 in Lake Elsinore, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered on private property near Desert Hot Springs.
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The Phantom Creeps (1939, and Saul A. Goodkind)By Andrew Wickliffe on May 10, 2018 From The Stop Button
For the first few chapters, Bela Lugosi can carry The Phantom Creeps. Hes hamming it up as a mad scientist surrounded by actors who cant even ham. Creeps has some truly terrible performances, particularly from its other leads, Robert Kent and Dorothy Arnold. Hes the military intelligence officer ... Read full article
The Phantom Creeps (1939, and Saul A. Goodkind), Chapter 12: To Destroy the WorldBy Andrew Wickliffe on May 9, 2018 From The Stop Button
Sadly, theres not much world destroying in To Destroy the World. Not even when Bela Lugosi, finally reunited with his meteorite and able to escape, decides instead hes going to steal a biplane and bomb things. Starting with the federal building. Only he drops a bomb on a zeppelin, which does indee... Read full article
The Phantom Creeps (1939, and Saul A. Goodkind), Chapter 11: The BlastBy Andrew Wickliffe on May 8, 2018 From The Stop Button
The Blast features some of Phantom Creepss most prevalent tropes. Good guys following bad guys because they happened to drive and pass one another. Jack C. Smiths henchman (to Bela Lugosis mad scientist) getting shot and dazed. Smiths been shot at least three times (and dazed) in the serial. Som... Read full article
The Phantom Creeps (1939, and Saul A. Goodkind), Chapter 10: Phantom FootprintsBy Andrew Wickliffe on May 7, 2018 From The Stop Button
The title, Phantom Footprints, could almost refer to when a spyseeing invisible Bela Lugosis shadowthinks there might be something there. But then another spy just tells the first spy to shut up about it. It happens twice, first with Anthony Averill saying its stupid, then (after Averill starts ... Read full article
The Phantom Creeps (1939, and Saul A. Goodkind), Chapter 9: Speeding DoomBy Andrew Wickliffe on May 6, 2018 From The Stop Button
Speeding Doom once again has the good guys, bad guys, and Bela Lugosi trying to get Lugosis box. In the box is a powerful meteorite, which allows for all of Lugosis inventions. But the good guys and bad guys dont know about it yet. They still arent sure Lugosis alive. Until the bad guys chase L... Read full article
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