Friday, May 14, 2021

By the Gods!

Charles Laughton and Claudette Colbert in THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932) 

The photo above is quite amazing, certainly compared to how we see it in the movie itself (below). So much detail missing. The movie itself is quite startling and sorta groundbreaking in a couple of ways but the grandeur, as seen in the photo above, is sorta missing in the tight B&W composition. 

As mentioned in this week's Musings!, THE SIGN OF THE CROSS was re-released in 1944 with additional footage. You can view some additional details at BY THE GODS! blog.


Scott Ochiltree said...

The ultra violent and semi porno SIGN OF THE CROSS had the very unfortunate consequence of getting the Hayes Code seriously enforced.

Henry Plantagenet said...

It's odd that no home recorded video tapes are around. The 1944 version was shown in the 1980s so afficionados could have recorded it then.