This is the first time I’ve managed to see the entire gif set, and holy shit dat Mercury.
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (1942) Humphrey Bogart headlines this wink and a nod thriller that pits New York’s most wanted against Hitler’s worst. Bogey plays Gloves Donahue, a gambler who enjoys a dicey relationship with the law, who turns gumshoe after a gangster pal is whacked. Putting together an A-list team of mooks, Gloves follows the trail to a bewitching chanteuse (Kaaren Verne) and her bizarre pianist (Peter Lorre). And lurking in the wings? A nest of Nazi spies! Also stars Conrad Veidt, Frank McHugh, William Demarest, Jackie Gleason, and Phil Silvers. Streaming in High Definition 1080p!*
VICTORY (AKA ESCAPE TO VICTORY) (1981) John Huston directs a worldwide line-up of superstars in this rousing variation on the prison sports flick. Huston raises the stakes considerably, placing the action inside the confines of a WWII POW camp. Max von Sydow plays the Nazi commander who commissions an Axis versus Allies football match (or soccer to us Yanks), Michael Caine plays the Brit team captain, and Sylvester Stallone plays the requisite American. Joining them on the field are some of the greatest footballers the globe has ever seen, including Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles, Kazimierz Deyna, Paul Van Himst, Mike Summerbee, Hallvar Thoresen, Werner Roth and the greatest of them all, Pelé. Streaming in High Definition 1080p!*
BLUES IN THE NIGHT (1941) When virtuoso blues pianist Jigger Pine (Richard Whorf) forms a band and hits the road, he’s always low on cash and looking for that one big break. But when Jigger meets Kay Grant (Betty Field) in a dive bar, he leaves the band and follows her to New York, where he discovers that she doesn’t love him — and that he loves alcohol. Will Jigger ever face the music? This jazz-fused drama enjoys a big band of creative contributors including tunes by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, Elia Kazan as the band’s clarinetist and montages from a young Don Siegel. Streaming in High Definition 1080p!*
THE FIGHTING 69th (1940) During World War I, cocky, streetwise tough Jerry Plunkett (James Cagney) arrives in the all-Irish fighting 69th with an attitude that he can defeat the enemy single-handedly along with an unwillingness to follow orders. But in his first firefight, Plunkett’s cowardice costs the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. Now he must find the courage to redeem himself and his unit — even if it comes at the cost of his life. Inspired by the true-life experiences of army chaplain Father Duffy (Pat O’Brien). Also stars George Brent. Streaming in High Definition 1080p!*
EACH DAWN I DIE (1939) James Cagney stars as Frank Ross, a crusading reporter who uncovers a construction scandal involving the district attorney. But the ruthless DA frames Ross for murder and masterminds a conviction with a life sentence in prison. While prison life begins to harden Frank, ’Hood’ Stacey (George Raft), a lifer, makes Frank an interesting and dangerous proposal. If Frank helps Hoood escape, Hood will prove Frank’s innocence! Streaming in High Definition 1080p!*
THE HORIZONTAL LIEUTENANT (1962) Frequent screen team Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton pair up for this comedy romance that takes place in the waning days of WWII. When one Japanese soldier refuses to surrender, hapless army intelligence officer Lt. Merle Wye is tasked to bring this son of the rising sun in from the cold. Paula Prentiss plays the nurse who he tries to woo as she heals his wounds. Also stars Jack Carter, Jim Backus, Charles McGraw and Courtship of Eddie’s Father’s Miyoshi Umeki. Streaming in High Definition 1080p!*
THE FLAME AND THE ARROW (1950) Burt Lancaster stars as a medieval Italian hero who fights the barbarian invaders in this dark ages swashbuckler. In the heartland of the country that had once ruled the known world, the descendants of Roman soldiers have been conquered by German Hessians. But one man, Dado (Lancaster, performing his own stunts!), leads a brave band of patriots in the battle against the Germans. Now, when Dado’s former wife (Virginia Mayo) decides to wed his sworn enemy, the German Count Ulrich (Frank Allenby), the fight becomes personal. Streaming in High Definition 1080p!*
CITY FOR CONQUEST (1940) Danny Kenny (James Cagney), Eddie Kenny (Arthur Kennedy) and Peggy Nash (Ann Sheridan) grow up on the rough street of Manhattan’s Lower East Side wishing for a better life. Eddie dreams of a career in music, Peggy dreams of a bigshot sweeping her off the streets and Danny dreams of Peggy. When life tosses truck driver Danny some lemons, the Golden Gloves champ decides to go pro to raise the dough to send Eddie to music school. But a confrontation with crooked promoters and an acid-brushed glove await Danny inside the squared circle… and that’s just the start of his troubles! Features future director Elia Kazan in a rare co-starring role. Streaming in High Definition 1080p*!
HANGING BY A THREAD (1979) Master of disaster Irwin Allen ratchets up the suspense as he strands eight people thousands of feet in the air in a tram car turned death trap. Originally aired as a two-part TV event, Allen assembled a de rigueur group of all-stars to be put through their paces as high-tension wires begin to fray and snap. Sam Groom stars as engineer Paul Craig who joins his son, Tommy (Michael Sharrett), his estranged wife, Ellen (Donna Mills), and other members of the “Downtowners Club” including Patty Duke and Burt Convy, for a carefree excursion on the Mt. Durant Tramway. Thousands of feet in the air, lightning strikes, disabling the tramcar, igniting a fire aboard the tiny car and fraying its connecting cable frays. And as eight people fight for their lives, assassins take aim at Paul to prevent him from testifying against an underworld crime boss.
Based on some black and white drawings from a personal series, Saint Paul’s Heimie’s Haberdashery asked me to do some illustrations for their Heimie’s Made catalog. Here are six of the eight images used to establish an “old-timey” hunting narrative to help showcase their super awesome bags and gun cases.
First of the Thoughtbubble prints to reach tentative completion. Any comments or feedback?
50 MOST AWESOME SUPER HEROES
30. Silver Surfer
<geekmoment> when are we going to get a movie with galactus as the villian? i hope it’s soon. we have the technology to make it happen now so let’s do it! granted i know it’ll cost millions to make it happen in a way that resembles what we’ve seen in the comics but hey, it’s not my money so LET’S GO! at the very least hollywood needs to make up for that butcher job done by the fantastic four movie on this guy. maybe it’ll be a part of the avengers movie universe down the line. </geekmoment>
John Paul Leon, for your appreciation.