Added the last two reviews of the films shown on Day 1 at Toronto Film Society’s annual Raiding the Vaults at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. To read, click on the Toronto Film Society tab above and scroll down to the fourth film.
I have been a member of Toronto Film Society (TFS) as well as off and on the Board of Directors for many, many years. I had taken a hiatus for the past two years and at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June, I was voted back on.
WAKE UP AND DREAM (1934), directed by Kurt Neumann, is an entertaining and interesting film produced and released just after the July 1st, 1934 Production Code amendment was put in place. Russ Columbo was going to be a star but his fate was sealed and his life ended hours after the film’s premiere. Read more about it by clicking on the Short Reviews 2016 tab in the menu section.
To read about this–well delightful is and isn’t the right word–pre-Code film about infidelity, swindling, booze, drugs and more, go to the Short Reviews 2016 menu and enjoy. It’s just another day at the office, after all.