05 August 2010

lightning strikes twice

when I put the DVD in last nite the weather seemd fine. but suddenly during "House of Danger" there was lightning on screen that was a key element of the script at the exact moment that there was lightning outside. that overlap was startling.



it was the minorest of movies & its star Onslow Stevens is largely forgotten today. he came from a show biz family & was a nudist. late in life he sufferd from alcoholism & died a mysterious death which some think was murder. in another overlap he made "House of Danger" in 1934 -- the same year he did 2 quickie pictures with leading lady Lila Lee who I was featuring here.

3 comments:

cinemage books said...

he's a new one for me. Never heard of him

AlexG said...

Stevens appeard on Broadway opposite Montgomery Clift & Kim Stanley. his big screen leading ladies include Marion Davies & Carole Landis. & on tv he appeard with Carolyn Jones & John Ericson.

durlx said...

There's something very appealing about the name Onslow...