Theme Month! March 2015: Reader Requests

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You asked for ’em and now you’re going to get ’em! This month, I am going to be reviewing films that were requested by my readers.

When I made my call for requests back in Novemeber, I was overwhelmed by the excellent suggestions that flooded in. (You can read them here.) It was a challenge to choose, to be honest.

I will be listing my selections (and who requested them) right here. If you’re request was not among those selected, don’t lose heart. I really do pay attention to every single request and I appreciate your valuable feedback as to which films you would like to see covered on the site. Your request puts these films on my radar, so to speak.

Check back throughout the month to see which films were selected and who suggested them. In the meantime, please enjoy selections from my last reader request month.

Your requests last time:

The Wizard of Oz (1925)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

The Red Lily (1924)

Lizzies of the Field (1924)

Silent Movie (1976)

This Month’s Requests:

Request #1: Double Whoopee (1929)

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are employed at a swanky hotel but they cause their usual chaos, including the destruction of a gown belonging to a very young Jean Harlow.

Requested by Stevie of stevielounicks.

Request #2: The Married Virgin (1918)

A pre-fame Rudolph Valentino plays the villain of the family melodrama. He’s all of twenty-three and just as cute as a bug’s ear.

Requested by Emily of nitrateglow.

Request #3: The Bat (1926)

It’s a dark and stormy night and some guy in bat ears is lurking about. Influential horror comedy that should be of considerable interest to fans of the Caped Crusader.

Requested by reader George W.

Request #4: Asphalt (1929)

Brilliant, imaginative and a ton of fun to boot, this German crime melodrama is one of the best silent films you’ve never heard of.

Requested by reader Christopher Bird.

Request #5 A Trip to the Moon (1902)

Yes, that iconic film with a rocket in the moon’s eye. Enjoy!

Requested by John of Hitchcock’s World.

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