In my more arrogant moments, I cling to the notion that, like my childhood attachment to comic books as a secret vice, any focus I might have had as a child on monster movies was a transitory thing. Just as I sometimes wish that I still had that secret stash of those now priceless copies of Spiderman, Supergirl, and Silver Surfer that Mother threw away as soon as they were unearthed, occasionally a reminder of classic monster movies will touch something dormant in me. I had such a moment earlier this month when I unexpectedly came across the following TCM listing on the 13th of October:
The Circus Queen Murder (1933)
Cast: Adolphe Menjou, Greta Nissen, Dwight
Frye. Dir: Roy William Neill. BW-65 mins.