I have a question on a movie filmed in Florida(?)..."Paradise Island" from the 1930s. It isn't in James Ponti's Hollywood East. I'm looking for information on the film and in particular, a boat that may have been in it.
Any clues for me to follow? Thanks!
Rhonda, I myself am not familiar with the film in question, but if anyone out there in webland reading this knows about it, we'll hear very soon! ED Tucker's reply, the first to come in, follows.
To out-of-town readers, the letter writer, RhondaK (pronounced Ronda Kay, not "Rondack" like you might be thinking) is, I believe, a columnist for The Weekly Planet, and, if I'm correct, I am certainly honored she chose to write in! ---Nolan
ED TUCKER RESPONDS:
This appears to be an elusive film indeed or at least one about which little has been written. The IMDB lists this film as having been directed by Bert Glennon and starring Kenneth Harlan and Marceline Day. It was produced by a company called Tiffany Pictures which only made movies for four short years from 1928 to 1932. The film is available on VHS from www.nostalgiafamilyvideo.com. I suggest Rhonda acquire a copy and do a "book report" on the film for us. Just an FYI to all concerned, James Ponti's book Hollywood East is a wonderful read about SOME motion pictures that were filmed in Florida but it is about as all-inclusive as a budget hits CD of the 1960's!
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Hey there, I guess you stumbled onto our Creature Feature Database! Or Ed Tucker's interview with Dick Bennick, one of the two! Glad to help out and always glad to hear from a fellow Dr. Paul Bearer fan! Keep in touch. ---Nolan
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