After all these movie-going, widescreen years. After all the popcorn that has spilled by the aisle-side. Those schlocky, corny films are dear and near. Rarely Oscar caliber, true, but fun to view. Consider this installment of a critic’s Shameless Screenings.
•The best of the best is 1941’s The Adventures of Captain Marvel, featuring upright Tom Tyler as the comic book “Shazam” superhero in the best flying sequences this side of Commando Cody. Also, this Marvel guy is no slouch about carrying out violent death sentences on his enemies, such as gleefully pitching a hoodlum from atop a 20-story warehouse. (Note the same falling scream used in all Republic serials.)
And now, boys and girls, the coming attraction promo for The Adventures of Captain Marvel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn8PJ4AEhmY