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The Superhero Project: International Crime (1938)

If you haven’t checked out my post on The Shadow Strikes, now is the time. It’s the prequel to today’s movie International Crime. I’ll wait. Summary The movie International Crime was released in 1938, directed by Charles Lamont, and starred Rod La Rocque as Lamont Cranston and Astrid Allwyn as Phoebe Lane. Cranston is also …

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The Superhero Project: The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Some of you might be saying, “Erin, you announced this project over a month ago. Why are we just getting our first post now?” Because I spent time watching and researching The Shadow Strikes (1937) only to discover The Mark of Zorro (1920) and, since I’m doing this in chronological order, I had to go …

The Superhero Project and the Superhero Movie Evolution

When it comes to the superhero movie, it feels a bit like “I know it when I see it.” However, it’s more complicated than it sounds. If you don’t count James Bond, do you count Black Widow? Do you include Star Wars? Do you include all movies based on comic books regardless of content? I …