A look at the very rare 1933 General Electric promotional short Just Around the Corner, starring Warner Bros. contract players Warren William, Bette Davis, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell and Ruth Donnelly.
Warren William plays a part modeled on Dostoevsky’s Inspector Porfiry from Crime and Punishment in Alfred Zeisler’s low budget Fear (1946) from Monogram Pictures.
Warren William stars with Bette Davis in Satan Met a Lady (1936), the second film adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon. Background of the film and stars in the time surrounding this movie. Attempting to distance this much maligned title from the 1941 film classic.
Warren William watches Chicago burn with indifference before heading off to Powder River, Wyoming where he’ll butt heads with Bruce Cabot’s Wild Bill Hickok in WILD BILL HICKOK RIDES (1942) starring Constance Bennett.
Warren William odds and ends including Warner Archive release of the Bobby Jones Golf Shorts and Perry Mason Collection; Wild Bill Hickok Rides on TCM, Nov. 27; PLus my latest Warren William collectible acquisitions.