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BARBED WIRE (1927)
Starring Pola Negri and Clive Brook. In 1914 France, pastoral life on the Moreau farm is interrupted by war. Son Andre joins the army, a P.O.W. camp is built on the farm, and daughter Mona feels only hatred toward Germany. Arriving, the German prisoners cast approving eyes on Mona, but worsening war news keeps her hostile...until Oscar Muller, prisoner working on the farm, proves himself a good man by his actions. As the bond between Mona and Oscar strengthens, so does the neighbors' vituperation; even with the war's end, tragic results seem inevitable.
BOY OF THE STREETS (1937)
Starring Jackie Cooper and Marjorie Main. This was the movie that the studios advertised Jackie Cooper would be remembered forever. Sadly, they were incorrect – although his performance is great. This movie tells the story of a cocky young street kid who worships his father, a sleazy political operative.
THE GOLDEN BAT (1966)
A Japanese superhero movie where the superhero wears a skull mask! When the Earth is threatened by an evil alien, a group of UN scientists travel to the lost city of Atlantis where they unearth a superhuman mummy named The Golden Bat who is prophesied to help the humans survive this terrible attack.
FACE OF HELL (1963)
This was the first of two Count Brankovan Mexican horror movies. Count Brankovan is a mad scientist who is trying to become immortal by draining and then drinking liquid from his victims' brains. The police are desperately trying to catch him. Oddly, this movie exists in cliffhanger serial format. Not sure why, but every 20 or so minutes the movie stops and concludes with a thrilling “see you next week” closure, when picks up where the last chapter ends.
MACABRE TRAIL (1963)
This was the second of two Count Brankovan Mexican horror movies. Count Brankovan, a vampire, returns from the dead to avenge himself himself on some humans who previously had been bugging him.
INSIDE JOB (1946)
Starring Preston Foster and Ann Rutherford. A pair of married ex-convicts trying to go straight get jobs at a department store. A gangster who knows about their past threatens to expose it unless they agree to help him rob the department store.
OBSCURE FILM NOIR DOUBLE FEATURE
Angels’ Flight (1965) Film starring Indus Arthur as a stripper who kills men she picks up in Bunker Hill. Angel's Flight is not only a great post-noir crime film but also offers valuable footage of historic Bunker Hill before it was razed (it can also be seen in Kiss Me Deadly and The Glass Cage).
Narcotics Squad (1957) Crime drama complete with Dragnet documentary type narration, some teenage hoodlums are causing problems for the local police and high school coach (Regis Toomey) Paul Kelly stars as Lt. Lacey who is in charge of the investigation.
THIS TIME FOR KEEPS (1942 version)
This is the rare Ann Rutherford version, not the easy-to-find Esther Williams rendition. Lee White, recently married to Katherine Bryant, eyes a vacation from marital responsibilities when Katherine goes out of town to attend a friend's wedding. But he soon becomes bored and accepts the hospitality of his in-laws, and soon finds himself as a partner in his father-in-law's real estate business. But, well-meaning as it is, he soon grows tired of his in-law's interference that it soon results into domestic spats between he and Katherine.
THE RKO LOST AND FOUND COLLECTION
A collection of six movies that were previously thought "lost" and unseen, then found and restored in this wonderful set. The titles include DOUBLE HARNESS (1933, Ann Harding, William Powell), RAFTER ROMANCE (1933, Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster), ONE MAN'S JOURNEY (1933, Lionel Barrymore), STINGAREE (1934, Irene Dunne, Richard Dix), LIVING ON LOVE (1937, James Dunn, Joan Woodbury), and A MAN TO REMEMBER (1938, Anne Shirley and Lee Bowman). This six-disc set is $30.
LACURA DE TERROR (1961)
Mexican comedian Germán 'Tin Tan' Valdés made dozens of horror and science fiction comedies from the 1940s until the 1970s. Many of them have the feel of the Abbott and Costello 'Meet the Monsters' series but are much more wacky... and quite honestly less funny. This one sees Tin Tan get himself deliberately checked into a mental hospital because his mother-in-law plans to move in with him and his wife (Verónica Loyo). He pretends to be Tarzan, and is cared for by Dr. Lucas (Manuel 'Loco Valdes' - Tin Tan's real-life brother) who is even more insane than any of the patients. After 45 minutes of madcap tomfoolery, we are introduced to the horror part of the story, as mad old Dr. Ivanov (Andrés Soler) and his Dr. Cyclops look-a-like assistant, Dr. Jones (David Silva) steal the bodies of dead patients for experiments. Dr. Ivanov has created a cell regeneration formula than re-grows flesh onto bones and even restores life. However, the face flesh mutates, causes his basement laboratory to fill with crusty-faced monsters. The experiment process is the highlight of the film - a body is stripped of its skin and muscle in a horrible, drawn-out sequence which includes the victim's eyeballs dropping out, until there is nothing but bones.
THE WHIP VS. SATAN (1979)
The second of three Mexican Zorro rip-offs with Juan Miranda as “The Whip.” The masked hero known as "The Whip" must battle against a satanic cult lead by a demonic entity terrorizing a small town.
THE WHIP VS. THE KILLER MUMMIES (1980)
The third of three Mexican Zorro rip-offs with Juan Miranda as “The Whip.” El Látigo must face some Mayan mummies with superhuman powers, who commit various misdeeds in the town.
AFTER YOU COME IN (1980s)
Starring Jerry Lewis and this was never released in the U.S. Clovis Blaireau is a private detective who is hired to spy on the cheating husband by his wife. Although Clovis fails to gain any evidence that he is cheating, he does wind up becoming friends with the husband. The two new friends get involved with mobsters and they flee to Tunisia. Once there they are mistaken for mobsters, themselves, and get mixed up in a fast-food empire war. Eventually they straighten everything out and open a restaurant together, a combination American Fast Food and Oriental Slow Food establishment.
THE VIRGIN PRESIDENT (1969)
Starring Severn Darden and Peter Boyle. The President of the U.S. is suceeded by his naive, wide-eyed son, and his advisors try to take advantage of the situation by planning to drop an atomic bomb on Manhattan and blaming it on the Red Chinese.
THE WONDERFUL LAND OF OZ (1969)
Warning! A weird film with awesome costumes! After his witch guardian Mombi threatens to turn him into a statue, young Tip decides to run off to Emerald City with his newly-animated companion, Jack. Along the way, he meets up with Genral Jinjur, leader of the Army of Revolt, who takes Tip prisoner as she marches her troops to take over the Emerald City. Tip escapes to warn the scarecrow, now the ruler of the city, and together they leave to find the Tin Woodsman and form their own army.
TINTIN AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE (1961)
The first movie based on Hergé's character Tintin begins when Temistocle Paparanic, an old friend of Captain Haddock, dies and he inherits Paparanic's ship, "La Toison d'or" or "The Golden Fleece". Tintin and Haddock travel to Istanbul to collect it, only to find that its a worthless-looking wreck. However, soon a certain Anton Karabine offers him 600,000 pounds for it. When Haddock refuses to sell, he's nearly killed. After a while, the truth comes out: Paparanic and his crew led a coup in Tetaragua, a small Latin-American country. After ruling the country for three years, Paparanic left with the gold of the National Bank, and now his old shipmates are to trying get hold of it.
THE SENIORS (1978)
Starring Priscilla Barnes, Alan Reed, Dennis Quaid and Ian Wolfe. Four students, who hate to leave the fun times behind, are about to graduate from college. They live with an insatiable co-ed, Sylvia, who willingly beds all four. Meanwhile, a crazed professor, Dr. Sigmund Heigner, is breeding and studying the sex lives of mosquitoes in his home study. Heigner's googly assistant, Arnold Frobisher, is crazy about Sylvia. The four Seniors decide to let Arnold be "wedded" and bedded to Sylvia if he agrees to write a research grant in Professor Heigner's name. This grant guarantees continued funds for years to come, and allows them to have sex with willing, nubile coeds in the name of science. When will this project end and what will be the outcome?
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (rare 1972 version)
This adaptation of Something Wicked This Way Comes looks to have been filmed on a very low budget with semi-professionals both in front of and behind the camera. First off, to get any enjoyment from this version, one must forget the excellent 1983 adaptation by director Jack Clayton. Made ten years before Clayton's film, this adaptation of the novel is perhaps slightly more faithful to the book's plot. However, the atmosphere seems far removed from Bradbury. After the admittedly evocative opening that utilizes Bradbury's text in a voice over, the film settles down in the time and era in which it was made. Thus, this variation is set in the Great Britain of the early 1970's. Everyone smokes, the buildings are ugly, and disco music plays at the carnival. This just feels wrong for Bradbury.
Starring Ron Ely, Ray Milland, Trevor Howard, Britt Ekland and Cameron Mitchell. As the slave trade is dwindling in East Africa in the late 19th century, two competing slave traders start a brutal violent conflict between each other for the monopoly on the remaining profits.
RUDDIGORE (1966 version)
The first animated opera. For centuries, the Murgatroyd family, the Baronets of Ruddigore, have been under a witch's curse -- commit a crime every day, or die in agony. Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, the rightful heir, has run away to live as an innocent peasant ("Robin Oakapple") in the Cornish village of Rederring, sticking his brother Despard with the curse. But on the very day that "Robin" is to marry sweet, beautiful Rose Maybud, it all falls apart. Can Sir Ruthven outwit a picture gallery full of his ancestors' ghosts to save the day?
NORTHVILLE CEMETERY MASSACRE (1976)
Mayhem starts when a gang of bikers is accused of a sadistic rape in a small town. For fans of seventies exploitation flicks, Northville Cemetery Massacre is a must! The film is typically thin on plot, but this isn't important as directors William Dear and Thomas L. Dyke have ensured that the film is packed with the important stuff - that being gunfire and tons of blood! The film appears to take influence from Easy Rider in that it features a troupe of bikers coming under scrutiny from the local community and police force simply because they ride bikes and don't have jobs, but it's clear that most of its inspiration comes from the robust violent flicks that were all the rage throughout the seventies. I don't doubt that this film was a major influence on Walter Hill's popular gang flick The Warriors.
MASTERPIECE OF MURDER (1986)
Starring Don Ameche, Bob Hope, Jayne Meadows, Frank Gorshin., Yvonne De Carlo, Anne Francis, Kevin McCarthy, Stella Stevens, and Jamie Farr. Dan Dolan is an ex-Beverly Hills police detective who's down on his luck after a losing streak at the races. When wealthy art collector Jonathon Hire picks Dolan to head security at the social event of the year - Hire's own birthday party - Dolan jumps at the opportunity. But at the party, two things go disastrously wrong for Dolan: he bumps into Frank Aherne, a former millionaire cat burglar who Dolan once sent to jail; and Jonathon Hire is mysteriously poisoned.
THE MAN FROM O.R.G.Y. (1970)
Starring Robert Walker, Jr. A rich man suddenly dies and leaves his vast fortune to a Madam who played a number of female stars for him: Phyllis Diller, Marlene Dietrich and Bette Davis. She dies, too, and leaves her inheritance to her top three 'girls', all living in different parts of the world - and the 'map' to the fortune location can be 'uncovered' only when their three bottoms are placed together. Steve Victor, the agent from ORGY, is assigned to recover them from a kidnapper.
LOVE, VAMPIRE STYLE (1970)
A descendant of Count Dracula returns to his ancestral village to take revenge on the people who destroyed his ancestor.
THE GHOST GOES GEAR (1966)
Starring the Spencer Davis Group and Nicholas Parsons. Unbeknownst to the Spencer Davis Group, their manager is upper class, grew up in a haunted manor, and is called Algernon. When they visit his home, they find out that the family is broke, they don't have the money to pay the servants, and their home is going to ruin. Spencer suggests that they advertise the home (and the ghost) and charge admission.
BETWEEN TIME AND TIMBUKTU (1973)
A poet-astronaut is shot through an area of space called the Chronosynclastic Infundibulum. He is duplicated into infinite copies of himself, each of whom finds himself in a bizarre situations on a different world. (These scenarios are all derived from the novels and short stories of 'Kurt Vonnegut Jr.', including Cat's Cradle, Welcome to the Monkey House, 'Harrison Bergeron', and 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June'.
THE BODY STEALERS (1969)
Starring George Sanders. A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover is an alien plot to steal the bodies of earthlings by snatching them out of the air.
EL SANTANICO (1968)
Mexican horror. The film follows the exploits of a small gang of jewel thieves who employ a little person as their ultimate tool.
THE IVORY APE (1980)
Starring Jack Palance and Cindy Pickett. An ivory ape escapes from a freighter and makes its way to Bermuda. Two anthropologists want to save it, but the local authorities hire a big-game hunter to track it down and kill it.
PLANET OF DINOSAURS (1977)
A spaceship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers at that. The crew hopes to be found and rescued, but they have to struggle to survive until then.
Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Regis Toomey. A poor but honest and hardworking waitress from way across the tracks meets and falls in love with a college student from the upper-stuffy class, but the Mama of the intended objects to the romance. Her objections even lead her to having the waitress framed and sent to a prison work-farm for three months. Upon her release, the waitress finds instant stardom in the show business...and the social class she was lacking. Big Mama withdraws her objections.
MR. WU (1927)
Starring Lon Chaney. Raised by his grandfather to adhere to the ancient laws of China, Mandarin Wu is a strict authoritarian. However, he is a doting father to his beautiful daughter Nang Ping. Nang Ping is to be married to a man of her father's choosing, a man she does not even know. But she falls in love with a dashing British visitor to China, Basil Gregory. Basil informs Nang Ping that he must return to Britain with his family, but she surprises him with the revelation that she carries his child. Wu learns of his daughter's dishonor and lets the ancient laws of China lead him relentlessly toward tragedy.
THE LAST CHALLENGE (1967)
Starring Angie Dickinson and Glenn Ford. In 1877, Dan Blaine is the Marshal of the Southwestern town of Suwora. Blaine is a former gunfighter who served ten years in prison for bank and stagecoach robbery. However, he went straight and became a Marshal. He also is one of the fastest draws in the territory. His reputation attracts the occasional youngster who wants to make a name for himself by outdrawing and killing Blaine. Lot McGuire is such a young man. He's riding to Suwora to challenge Marshal Blaine to a gunfight. Lot McGuire is fast, and he thinks he can outdraw the famous Marshal. The irony of fate brings the two men in contact at a fishing spot outside the town.
BORDER INCIDENT (1949)
Starring Ricardo Montalban and George Murphy. To penetrate a gang exploiting illegal Mexican farmworkers smuggled into California (and leaving no live witnesses), Mexican federal agent Pablo Rodriguez poses as an ignorant bracero, while his American counterpart Jack Bearnes works from outside. Soon, both are in deadly danger from the ringleader, sinister rancher Owen Parkson, and find night on the farm to be full of shadowy film-noir menace.
COLLECTION OF SILENT HORROR FILM SHORTS
This two-disc set contains the following film shorts: The Portrait (1915), The Monster (1903), The Tragedy of a Vampire (1920), Spook Spoofing (1922), House of Ghosts (1908), Stone Writer (1923), Prelude (1927), Queen of Spades (1910 version), Queen of Spades (1916 version), Faust in Hell (1904), and The Devil in a Convent (1899).
THREE LIVE GHOSTS (1936)
Starring Richard Arlen. An investigator is asking Mrs. Gubbins about a William Foster, who was a friend of her stepson Jimmie; both are listed as killed in action during the Great War. It is Armistice Day, 1918, and the war is over. Who should be strolling down the street but Jimmie Gubbins, Bill 'Jones', and another man who has lost his memory. They are ghosts, as the official records list them as dead and not as escaped P.O.W.s. Jimmie's mother is not happy to see that Jimmie is still living, as she has been spending the death benefits, but she is happy to see Bill, as there is a large reward for him. No one knows much about the third one, 'Spoofy', except that he can steal anything at any time. That gets everyone into trouble.
MIDNIGHT MYSTERY (1930)
Starring Betty Compson and Lowell Sherman. When an island castle off the coast of Maine becomes the scene of a murder, a mystery writer tries to nab the criminal. In a private home on an island off Cuba, Hugh Trevor is holding a house party. As the evening progresses, he quarrels with his fiancee, Betty Compson, over her writing mystery novels. They break off their engagement. Pianist Ivan Lebedeff makes love to Rita La Roy, Sherman Lowell's wife. Later Lebedeff disappears, and Trevor confesses to his murder. After everyone goes to sleep, Lebedeff reappears.
SPACE AMOEBA (1970)
A rarely-seen Japanese science-fiction Kaiju monster movie. A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant mutant monsters created by the aliens in an attempt to conquer the world.
THE THREE TREASURES (1959)
A rarely-seen Japanese Kaiju monster movie. A prince, framed for murder and starved for affection from his father, is sent on a quest. Includes a fantastic hydra-esque dragon at the end of the movie.
THE VAMPIRE DOLL (1970)
A rarely-seen Japanese horror classic. Kazuhiko Sagawa returns from the USA to Tokyo and immediately travels to the countryside in a stormy night to see his fiancee Yûko Nonomura in an isolated house in the woods. Her mother Shidu Nonomura tells that Yûko died in a car accident two weeks ago. Kazuhiko spends the night in the house and during the night he overhears and sees Yûko in the nearby cemetery. A couple of days later, his sister Keiko Sagawa convinces her fiance Hiroshi Takagi to seek her brother out at Yûko's house where they disclose the mystery of the Nonomura's family.
LAKE OF DRACULA (1971)
A rarely-seen Japanese horror classic. A doctor investigates the murders of several women at a lakeside resort. His investigation leads him to believe that a vampire is responsible for the murders. He sets out to track the vampire down.
SUBMERSION OF JAPAN (1973)
A rarely-seen Japanese horror classic. Stars Lorne Greene. Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and the Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the disappearing Japan.
EVIL OF DRACULA (1974)
A rarely-seen Japanese horror classic. A teacher assumes a position at a school that's run by a vampire.
THE WHITE HUNTRESS (1954)
Set amid the magnificent scenery of the Kenyan bush in Africa;, this safari adventure from 1954 depicts the many dangers faced by a group of British settlers in East Africa during the last decade of the nineteenth century. Stars Robert Urquhart, John Bentley, Susan Stephen, Alan Tarlton, Morea Soutter and Howarth Wood.
YESTERDAY’S ENEMY (1959)
Rarely-seen Hammer film starring Stanley Baker, Leo McKern and Guy Rolfe. In World War II, during the Japanese invasion of Burma, the lost remnant of a British Army Brigade HQ, led by the ruthless Captain Alan Langford, escapes through the jungle toward the British lines.
THE STRANGE MR. GREGORY (1946)
Starring Edmund Lowe and Jean Rogers. Famed magician Mr. Gregory is visited back stage one night by an amateur magician and his wife. Immediately smitten with Ellen Randall, Gregory plots to win her over. His plot involves suspended animation, mesmerization, murder, and false identity. After Ellen's husband is convicted of manslaughter, she falls under Gregory's spell; luckily one of Ellen's friends suspects what is happening and takes steps to thwart Gregory's plans.
ABSOLUTE QUIET (1936)
Starring Lionel Atwill and Irene Hervey. Businessman Gerald Axton goes to his ranch to rest, having had a near-heart-attack due to business worries. But while there (with his female assistant who makes his heart flutter as much as his business worries), a pair of escaped criminals crashes the party, as well as a plane load of passengers who literally crash in. Coincidentally, the plane was carrying the state's governor, whom Axton was at odds with, Axton's ex-paramour and her lover, whom Axton was sending away under false pretenses, and a reporter willing to write up all the sordid details.
CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND (1958)
Starring Barbara Shelley and Andre Morell. Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that Yamamitsu, the sadistic commandant, will murder them all when he learns of his country's defeat, Dutch, a Dutch planter, smashes the camp radio. British officer Lambert and, in the women's prison, the recently-widowed Kate, join Dutch in arming the prisoners.
THE CRIMSON BLADE (1963)
Starring Oliver Reed. This historical adventure is set during the English Civil War. When King Charles I is captured by Roundhead forces led by the tyrant Colonel Judd and his right-hand man Captain Sylvester, it is up to a band of locals loyal to the King to try and rescue him. They are helped by Judd's daughter Claire who secretly helps them in defiance of her father.
THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR (1965)
Starring Ronald Lewis and Oliver Reed. In 1850, a British garrison defends Fort Kandahar on the North West Frontier of British India. Lieutenant Case is a mixed race British officer under the command of Colonel Drewe. Case is despised by his colonel and a few jealous fellow officers for being part-native. However, due to his background, Case is useful to the British who use him to infiltrate the local tribes. The tribes, united under a war chieftain named Ali Khan, have been fomenting revolt against the British colonial forces. Disguised as a native, Lieutenant Case collects valuable intelligence for his regiment. Unfortunately, during a spying mission, Case and a fellow officer, Captain Connelly are discovered. Case escapes under the cover of darkness but Connelly is captured.
GREEN EYES (1934)
Starring Charles Starrett and Shirley Grey. The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder.
FOOTAGE FROM THE 1964 WORLD’S FAIR
A collection of fascinating film footage from the 1964 New York World’s Fair, with plenty of surprises. A nostalgia trip to a by-gone era that is rarely accomplished in today’s times.
HOBSON’S CHOICE (1920)
This is the very first version (and the one rarely seen) that would later be remade multiple times and eventually in the 1950s with perfection with Charles Laughton in the lead. A tyrannical bootmaker's daughter weds his meek assistant.
MASKS AND FACES (1917)
With H.G. Wells, Sir James Barrie, George Bernard Shaw, Gladys Cooper and Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson in the cast. No joke!! Peg Woffington, an actress, makes her successful debut at the Covent Garden Theatre, London, in 1747. Ernest Vane, a country gentleman in the city on business, becomes infatuated with the lady and postpones his return to his home and wife. The latter goes to London to be with her husband. Peg returns Vane's affection, to the displeasure of Sir Charles Pomander, an unscrupulous rival. Triplet, an impoverished painter and writer of verse, is an old friend of Peg's less happy days. She goes to his home to bring food to his family and is shadowed by Pomander and Vane. They cover their embarrassment by ordering Triplet to do literary work for them. Vane gives a party for Peg, during which his wife arrives. Pomander apprises her of the situation. She eventually appeals to Peg to return her husband. That lady, because Mrs. Vane has treated her as a woman with a heart, restores her happiness, dismisses Pomander and devotes herself to her work.
ARMY GIRL (1938)
Starring Madge Evans and Neil Hamilton. This is the restored version and the uncut version. A fight to keep cavalry horses from being replaced by tanks culminates in a great race between machine and beast.
SILKS AND SADDLES (1938)
Starring Herman Brix and Toby Wing. College student Jimmy Shaw inherits a racehorse, Lightning Lad, and sells stock to fellow students to obtain funds for racing the horse. Lightning Lad wins every race in which he's entered. Marion Braddock, a spoiled rich girl who owns a racing stable, offers to buy Lightning Lad, but Jimmy refuses to sell. The day of the big handicap-race arrives, and Jimmy and his fellow stockholders are on their way to the track. But a group of gamblers, betting on Lightning Lad to lose, have some skullduggery plans to ensure that Lightning Lad does not win the race.
JUNGLE PATROL (1948)
Starring Arthur Franz and Kristine Miller. This was the film debut for Arthur Franz. A World War Two story about a squadron commanded by a young commander ,in New Guinea, whose mission it is to hold an air strip against the Japanese. They do so until almost all of them are wiped out, but not until the young commander has enjoyed a little romance with a visiting USO entertainer.
PARACHUTE BATTALION (1941)
Starring Robert Preston, Edmund O’Brien, and Nancy Kelly. In this pre-Pearl Harbor recruiting poster, colonel's estranged son Bill Burke, football hero Donald Morse, and hillbilly Jeff Hollis enlist in the paratroopers. Their training at Fort Benning, Georgia is followed in semi-documentary style, with time out for personal dramas and the romantic rivalry of Bill and Don over the sergeant's daughter.
TWISTED TRIGGERS (1926)
Starring Wally Wales. Upon his release from prison, Jim Regan, who had been framed for theft by Dan Norris, is jailed again for attempting to shoot Norris. His friend Wally, seeking work at the Bar X ranch, is held up by "Angel-Face," a member of Denver Dan's gang. Realizing his victim is faint from hunger, he shares his food with him and the two decide to become partners and get work together at the ranch. Regan is released on the understanding he will not leave town and goes to the Weston ranch to see Wally. Hiram, Wally's father, sends him away, but when Regan is found dead near the ranch, Hiram is arrested for the murder. Overhearing Norris admit to the crime, Angel-Face informs Wally but is himself shot by the culprit, who then escapes. Wally follows and captures him. Angel-Face recovers, Hiram is released, and Wally marries Ruth, the daughter of Regan.
EDGAR KENNEDY COMEDY SHORTS
Giggle Water (1932)
Dummy Ache (1936)
He’s a Honey (1932)
Now’s the Time (1932)
Art in the Raw (1933)
HOWARD AND SHELTON COMEDY SHORTS
The Wrong Bottle (1934)
Second-Hand Husband (1934)
The Big Meow (1934)
Vest with a Tale (1932)
Aces Wild (1933)
BUSTER WEST AND TOM PATRICOLA COMEDY SHORTS
Good Bad Man (1933)
North of Zero (1934)
The Tamale Vendor (1931)
RARE ANDY CLYDE COMEDY SHORTS
Ghost Parade (1931)
Bulls and Bears (1930)
Clancy at the Bat (1929)
The New Halfback (1929)
Bees’ Buzz (1929)
The Golfers (1929)
HOLLYWOOD GIRLS COMEDY SHORTS
This DVD contains five of the six Ideal Comedies produced by the now-defunct Educational Pictures. Virginia Brooks, Rita Flynn and Tut Mace play the three damsels who find themselves trying to break into stardom in these comedies.
Three Hollywood Girls (1931)
Crashing Hollywood (1931)
The Lure of Hollywood (1931)
Queenie of Hollywood (1931)
Hollywood Lights (1932)
MARJORIE BEEBEE COMEDIES
Before Thelma Todd there was Marjorie Beebee who, in the 1930s, was the star of her own series of comedy film shorts. This DVD contains the following comedies: He Trumped Her Ace (1930), Bride’s Mistake (1931), Hold ‘er Sheriff (1931), Rough Idea of Love (1930), Fat Wives for Thin (1930), One Yard to Go (1931), plus a bonus comedy short!
JOE COOK COMEDIES
A collection of film shorts starring Joe Cook, radio comedian who also made the transition to motion-pictures. Among the five comedy film shorts on this DVD: Mr. Widget (1935), At the Ball Game (1929), A Nose for News (1935), Penny Wise (1935), and The White Hope (1936).
THE COMPLETE RAY COOKE “TORCHY” COMEDIES
All 12 comedy film shorts with comedian Ray Cooke playing the role of Torchy, the office boy who finds himself in hilarious situations. This two-disc set contains all 12 comedies! Torchy’s Night Cap (1932), Torchy’s Busy Day (1932), Torchy’s Two Toots (1932), Torchy Raises the Aunties (1932), Torchy Turns Turtle (1933), Torchy’s Kitty Coup (1933), Torchy (1931), Torchy Pass the Buck (1931), Torchy Rolls his Own (1932), Torchy’s Loud Speaker (1933), Trying Out Torchy (1933), and Torchy Turns the Trick (1932).
AGON: THE ATOMIC DRAGON (1968)
All four half-hour episodes of this short-lived TV series that was a deliberate rip-off to Godzilla. A truck carrying uranium falls off a cliff into the ocean awakening a giant monster that wreaks havoc on Japan. Agon was a short-lived series in Japan, Agon being yet another giant monster who smashes buildings and leaves destruction all over. But this one is a lot of fun, the action starts pretty early and the monster destroys all the miniature buildings and sets with a lot of enthusiasm.