“Gromoboi” was an armoured cruiser of the Russian fleet that took part in the Russo-Japanese War and WWI. It was built in St. Petersburg under the improved project of the cruiser “Russia”. Its construction began in 1898, the cruiser was put into service in 1900. Yes, that’s a “Bow-Chaser” protruding above the bow ornament. Russian Blogger. ID not revealed. http://englishrussia.com/
Rainbow Island is a lavish Technicolor confection designed to show off the physical attributes of star Dorothy Lamour. This time Lamour is a white girl raised as native on a tropical isle. Barry Sullivan, Eddie Bracken and Gil Lamb play merchant-marine sailors hiding from Japanese troops on Lamour’s island.
The storyline may have had dramatic inclinations, but these are forgotten amidst several seductive musical numbers and numerous shots of Dorothy swaying in her patented sarong. Perhaps aware that no one could have taken this film seriously, Ms. Lamour plays her role for laughs, and gets them. +
This early silent serial - billed as “The Serial of a Thousand Thrills” - stras Ruggedly handsome master criminologist Carter Holmes (Ben F. Wilson) sets out to aid pretty Ruth Stanhope (Neva Gerber) in finding a collection of nine daggers that will point the way to an artifact of fabulous power.
Along the way, they travel from San Francisco to Asia to Paris and back to America in a globe-trotting adventure involving devil worshippers, zombies, mad scientists, ray guns, asteroids, and more hair-raising cliffhangers than you can shake a tentacle at!