A quartet of film favorites are now available from KL Studio Classics, take a look:
Spawn of the North (1938)
The hazardous life of Alaskan salmon fishermen was vividly brought to life in this rugged drama. Jim Kimmerlee (Henry Fonda) and Tyler Dawson (George Raft) are former friends caught on opposite sides of a conflict with Russian pirates who pillage other fishermen’s nets. Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff, John Barrymore, and “Slicker the Seal,” as himself, co-star.
The Cat and the Canary (1940)
Take one gloomy mansion in the Louisiana bayou, add a group of relatives gathered for a will reading and marked for elimination by a mysterious killer, and sprinkle in some classic Bob Hope one-liners, and you get this lively updating of the “old dark house” chiller. Paulette Goddard is the heiress who catches wise-cracking actor Wally Campbell’s (Hope) eye. Third film version of the 1922 stage play co-stars Gale Sondergaard, George Zucco, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery.
Disrupted Passage (1939)
Concluding that emotional detachment must be necessary for his professional effectiveness, medical student John Wesley Beaven (John Howard) breaks off his engagement to Chinese-American classmate Audrey Hilton (Dorothy Lamour). Coming to realize his mistake, he traces her to war-torn Nanking, but does fate have one more cruel trick to play? Frank Borzage’s take on the Lloyd Nelson sudser co-stars Akim Tamiroff, Gordon Jones, Keye Luke.
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Radio crime show host Larry Lawrence (Bob Hope) went on the run after getting mixed up in the murder of a mobster (Anthony Quinn), and wound up sharing a stateroom with Cuba-bound heiress Mary Carter (Paulette Goddard). On the island, the pair encounters a haunted house, zombies, hidden treasures and the dead gangster’s twin brother (Quinn, again). Spirited fright farce also stars Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas, Noble Johnson, and Willie Best.