The Film Detective warms up with Sizzling Sunday


LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cinedigmethe leading independent streaming company serving passionate fanbases, today announced that The movie detectivethe classic movie restoration and release company, is heating up this spring with a hot sunday line-up of weekly Pre-Code marathons.

Suggestive, clever, and a fan-favorite of classic movies, The Film Detective’s Sizzling Sunday Pre-Code Marathons will feature classics such as Bird of Paradise (1932), with Dolores del Río and Joel McCrea; Mr. Robinson Crusoe (1932), with Douglas Fairbanks; and I cover the waterfront (1933), with Claudette Colbert.

In honor of Asian American Heritage Month, Asian American film pioneers will be honored, including a Anna May Wong mini marathon with A study in scarlet (1933) and Lady of Chungking (1942) and articles by Philip Ahn, including Impact (1949) and something to sing (1937).

The new original series from The Film Detective, Classic children’s movieshosted by author Jennifer Churchill and her sidekick Weston, will feature classics for the whole family on Saturdays at 11 a.m. ET, including The jungle Book (1942), with Sabu; The magic sword (1962), with Basil Rathbone; and Steamer Bill Jr. (1928), starring Buster Keaton.

May marathons on The Film Detective will include anniversary marathons in honor of Vincent Priceincluding House on the haunted hill (1959), The bat (1959), and The last man on earth (1964), and John Waynewith angel and the villain (1947) and McLintock! (1963).

Newly restored features coming to The Film Detective this month will include stunning prints from Anna May Wong classics, including Bombs on Burma (1942), Lady of Chungking (1942), and The toll of the sea (1922), and the film noir classic Trap (1948), starring Lisabeth Scott, Dick Powelland Jane Wyatt.

The classic film and TV app Film Detective is available to stream on the web, iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. For more information about The Film Detective, visit


Kerry Ryan

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About The Film Detective:

The Film Detective is a leading distributor of restored classic programming, including feature films, television, foreign imports and documentaries, and is a division of Cinedigm. Launched in 2014, The Film Detective has distributed its vast library of over 3,000 hours of films on DVD and Blu-ray and through leading platforms such as TCM, NBC, Amazon, MeTV, PBS, and more. The Film Detective has launched its classic movie app on web, Android, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV and is available live with a 24/7 channel on Sling, STIRR, Plex, Local Now , Rakuten TV and DistroTV. For more information, visit

About Cinedigm:

For over 20 years, Cinedigm has led the digital transformation of the entertainment industry. Today, Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the world by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world’s leading media, technology and retail companies.

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