“Deep in the rural swamps of Texas the mad Dr. Simond Trent is conducting experiments on the local swamp people in an attempt to discover the secret of evolution. When a party of oil surveyors comes upon his isolated laboratory he decides to take the final step and turn one of them into a grotesque amphibious creature.” (IMDB)
A substantive interview with legendary martial artist and filmmaker Bruce Lee. Shot in 1971 for a segment on The Pierre Berton Show, the footage was literally lost before it could air, then broadcast as a TV special in 1994 after it resurfaced. (Browse our Movie Archive)
In this classic of stop motion animation, a toy dog attempts to deliver an orange to a hungry child, but must face many challenges and hardships along the way. It’s a 26-minute-long animated short, complete and uncut.
The management team of Face Activities extends our best wishes to the people of Texas, experiencing massive flooding in the greater Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Harvey made land fall as a category 4 storm, and stalled, as a tropical storm, over the region, causing massive flooding. Many neighborhoods of Houston, thought to be flood-resistant, are now inundated. Residents of nursing homes sit in water waiting for rescue.
Home-owners have chopped holes in their roofs with axes in order to climb up to safety. As emergency services struggle to rescue people and their pets, volunteers with flat-bottomed fishing boats are helping with the rescues.
Houston’s water management infrastructure was overwhelmed under nearly unprecedented circumstances reminiscent of the Galvaston Hurricane of 1900. Though some flooding was expected, a disaster of this magnitude was not anticipated, and the local government had not issued an evacuation order.
Continued rain and worsening flooding is expected over the next three days, as the rescue efforts escalate. So far the loss of life has been quite low, despite enormous property damage throughout the greater Houston area. However, as flood waters rise, the death toll will likely increase.
“Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein’s granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse’s slow-witted pal Hank into a bald zombie, which she names Igor.” (IMDB)
Over the weekend comedian Jerry Lewis, best known for his comic partnership with legendary crooner Dean Martin, and for his charitable work to fight muscular dystrophy, died at 91.
Lewis’s zany, slapstick antics contrasted well with Martin’s suave, stylish persona—-a classic clown / straight-man scenario. The duo was immensely popular with audiences, appearing in both movies and Las Vegas stage acts, delighting millions over the years.
Every labor-day weekend for decades Lewis hosted a long-running television telethon to raise money for medical research to fight muscular dystrophy, a devastating genetic disease. The popular event featured entertainment, updates on medical research, and moving appeals to the public for financial help.
In his later years Lewis faced a number of serious health challenges, and developed a more reclusive lifestyle.