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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Gold Key's DisMarNeyVel's The Scarecrow, Pt. One


I heartily recommend the film that this comic adapts, it stars the late, great Patrick McGoohan and his maniacal laugh, unfortunately it is a hard film to catch. This version is pretty darn good too, and here it is for all to see...












Tomorrow - Part Two!

12 comments:

wiec? said...

the painting on the cover of the book is amazing.

for some reason i think i've seen this a long time ago. any chance this was on TV many many years ago?

prof. grewbeard said...

it has shown itself in recent years on cable but in edited form. the only copy i have of it came from this source and i was particularly annoyed because they cut out my favorite part! the only full-length version ever available is the out-of-print vhs...

oeconomist.com said...

Rather different takes on the story were given with Doctor Syn (1937) and with Captain Clegg (1962).

Disney's version aired in three parts on Disneyland back in '63.

prof. grewbeard said...

i've never seen George Arliss' Dr. Syn but i suppose i should.

Mykal said...

Prof.: Love Gold Key stuff from this period, and this wonderful story is no exception. It looks like the art might be courtesy of Alberto Giolitti, one of my favorite Gold Key guys.

BTW, I have place your blog in my "beloved links" area. Love this place. -- Mykal

Karswell said...

Years ago, Disney Channel had a great evening slot called "Vault Disney" where they'd show classic stuff like this movie (and the awesome Mystery in Dracula's Castle starring Johnny Whittaker) in full, unedited versions. Wish Disney would dump some of the shitty new shows and bring that stuff back... it's not like we really need 3 channels all showing the same So Raven episodes when they have an endless archive of great film and cartoons that never get aired.

Annnnd, nothing beats a beautifully painted GOLD KEY cover! Real nice post Prof... looking forward to part two!

prof. grewbeard said...

i never even heard of Mystery in Dracula's Castle, darn it!...

prof. grewbeard said...

Thanx, Mykal!

Karswell said...

>i never even heard of Mystery in Dracula's Castle, darn it!...

I recently transfered it to dvd from my old vhs, if you want a copy I can make you one. It's a cool movie, not really about Dracula or a castle though: two boys spend their summer vacation at the beach making their own lo-fi super 8 vampire movie, (Whittaker and the other kid from Sigmund and the Sea Monsters) and generally cause trouble for some kooky jewel thieves holed up in the old lighthouse down the shore. It was my favorite movie when I was a little kid, they showed it on Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights in the 70's alot.

prof. grewbeard said...

if it's not too much trouble, that would be sweet!

prof. grewbeard said...

UPDATE: The Scarecrow was available on dvd for a brief time in 2008 and is already out-of-print and exorbinant on Amazon...

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