We visit the magical time of Poverty Row studios with a discussion of Hitler’s Madman, The Scar, Macbeth, The Golden Stallion and The Ghost Chasers.

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For more information on Poverty Row, check out these books: 

Poverty Row Horrors by Tom Weaver

In a Door, Into a Fight, Out a Door, Into a Chase: Moviemaking Remembered by the Guy at the Door by William Witney

Poverty Row Studios, 1929-1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each

Films Discussed: 

Hitler’s Madman (1943)

“Story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi SS commander, by Czech partisans and the reprisals inflicted by the Nazis on the Czechs.” – IMDB

Director: Douglas Sirk
Writers: Peretz Hirschbein, Albrecht Joseph (story)
Stars: Patricia Morison, John Carradine, Alan Curtis

 

Hollow Triump AKA The Scar (1948) – A Clip From The Film  

“Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results.” – IMDB

Director: Steve Sekely
Writers: Daniel Fuchs (screenplay), Murray Forbes (based upon a novel by)
Stars: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz

 

Macbeth (1948) 

“In 11th century Scotland, nobleman Macbeth and his wife plot to murder the king and usurp the throne in order to fulfill an evil prophecy made by three witches.” – IMDB

Director: Orson Welles
Writer: William Shakespeare (by)
Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O’Herlihy

 

The Golden Stallion (1949)

“Diamonds are being smuggled across the border from Mexico in a specially made shoe of a palomino mare. One of the smugglers is killed when the mare runs off. The sheriff blames Trigger for the death. To keep his horse from being destroyed, Roy confesses and goes to jail. The smugglers buy Trigger and put him to work smuggling diamonds. The mare, who had earlier heard a trist with Trigger, foals Trigger, Jr. who Roy, finally out of jail, uses to help capture the smugglers.” – IMDB

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GHOST CHASERS (1951) 

A ghost helps the Bowery Boys capture a gang of crooks led by a mad doctor.” – IMDB

Director: William Beaudine
Writers: Charles R. Marion (original screenplay), Bert Lawrence (additional dialogue)
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Lloyd Corrigan