Film

Chandu the Magician

by

Dir. William Cameron Menzies (1932).
Adapted from a popular radio show (and featuring Bela Lugosi as its villain), is Orientalist hocus-pocus at its most entertainingly juvenile—old-fashioned Saturday afternoon nonsense that sophisticates Spielberg-Lucas could never hope to equal.

Sat., Dec. 17, 5 p.m., 2011