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On DVD: Wallace Beery and Dean Stockwell in The Mighty McGurk (1947)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 2, 2019

Wallace Beery picks up where he left off with Jackie Cooper in the 1930s in The Mighty McGurk (1947), a drama of an ex-boxer in the Bowery who finds himself responsible for a British orphan (Dean Stockwell). Now available on DVD from Warner Archive, if you didn’t see the extra mileage on Beery read more

Warner Archive: Margaret O'Brien and Wallace Beery Team Up in Bad Bascomb (1946)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 7, 2015

As outlaw Zed Bascomb, Wallace Beery is charmed by Mormon orphan Margaret O'Brien in Bad Bascomb (1946), an under seen western now available on DVD from Warner Archive. While Bascomb is terrorizing the Rocky Mountain territories with his gang, federal agents are on the search for the crude crimina read more

Warner Archive: Wallace Beery in Viva Villa! (1934)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jun 15, 2015

The MGM version of the life of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa takes the expected liberties with the truth, but it doesn't plunge too far into fantasy. On DVD now available from Warner Archive, Wallace Beery leads a strong cast through this rousing pre-code epic. Remarkably polished for its read more

The Tyrannical Wallace Beery: Gloria Swanson – Part 2

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 29, 2014

For all those new to the odd and perhaps scandalous relationship between Wallace Beery and Gloria Swanson, check out part 1. If not let’s catch up with the story:  As I said before, despite the age difference, Hollywood, family and arguments, Swanson and Beery were finally marriage. read more

The Tyrannical Wallace Beery: Gloria Swanson – Part 2

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 29, 2014

For all those new to the odd and perhaps scandalous relationship between Wallace Beery and Gloria Swanson, check out part 1. If not let’s catch up with the story:  As I said before, despite the age difference, Hollywood, family and arguments, Swanson and Beery were finally marriage. read more

The Tyrannical Wallace Beery: Gloria Swanson – Part 1

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 21, 2014

No one reached the heights of audience adoration, frenzy and fame more than the charismatic silent star, Gloria Swanson. Her short period in the top of the Hollywood spotlight as the classy, expensive and fashion-forward starlet altered trends, generated millions in sales and made her seem much tall read more

The Tyrannical Wallace Beery: Gloria Swanson – Part 1

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 21, 2014

No one reached the heights of audience adoration, frenzy and fame more than the charismatic silent star, Gloria Swanson. Her short period in the top of the Hollywood spotlight as the classy, expensive and fashion-forward starlet altered trends, generated millions in sales and made her seem much tall read more

Day 17: Wallace Beery

Sittin' on a Backyard Fence Posted by Jill Blake on Aug 17, 2013

Thanks to yesterday’s contributors for Ann Blyth day. Please make sure you head over and read the fantastic posts.  For the next 24 hours we honor a man with a commanding presence: Wallace Beery. Some Wallace Beery trivia: On to the blogging… Giles from Sometimes They Go to Eleven re read more

Silent Film Star: Wallace Beery.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Dec 12, 2010

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949), performed in 250 movies over a 36-year span. He was a younger brother of actor/film executive William Beery and actor Noah Beery, who also had long careers in the motion picture industry. He was an uncle of actor, Noah Beery, Jr. A read more

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