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MANTAN MORELAND: NINE CLASSIC MOVIES

Freckles Comes Home (1942)

The Gang’s All Here (1941)

King of the Zombies (1941)

Up in the Air (1940)

Lucky Ghost (1942)

Irish Luck (1939)

Spirit of Youth (1938)

Drums of the Desert (1940)

Law of the Jungle (1942)

This is a three-disc set!

Sale Price $14.99

 

DRACULA (1968 version)

Telecast over the BBC in 1968 as part of a horror anthology, this rarely-seen rendition of the Bram Stoker novel stars Susan George as Lucy. Fans of Susan George will be pleased to know this survives and is now available on DVD.

 

GOODBYE, AGAIN (1961)

Stars Ingrid Bergman, this is one of her rarely-seen movies. A successful business woman, dissatisfied with her current, philandering lover, starts an affair with a much younger man. This movie also stars Anthony Perkins and Jessie Royce Landis. Yul Brynner has an uncredited appearance due to the fact that he was on a photographic assignment at the time.

 

ROAD AGENT (1941)

Starring Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, and Andy Devine. Duke Masters and his two pals, Pancho and Andy, are undercover agents for an express company sent to round up a gang of bandits who have been holding up stages carrying gold to the cattlemen of the district. They begin by hijacking a gold shipment from the three bandits who took it from the stage. They take it to town and drop it at the bank. The money was the annual payment to the cattlemen, who are excitedly surrounding bank president Sam Leavitt. Steve and the two gunmen who helped him rob the stage are in the crowd. They report this unexpected turn of events to their boss, Big John Morgan. Morgan tries unsuccessfully to pin the original robbery on Duke and his pals. He later confers with Leavitt who is an unwilling tool in the holdups. Morgan tries to decoy Duke, Pancho and Andy out of town while his gang holds up the bank, but Duke, with the help of Leavitt's daughter, Patricia, beats them to it and cleans out the bank himself, taking the money to Leavitt's home to cache. But Morgan, Steve and the gang are in pursuit.

 

YELLOWSTONE (1936)

Starring Andy Devine, Henry Hunter, and Judith Barrett. After eighteen years in prison, James Foster (Ralph Morgan) returns to Yellowstone National Park to retrieve stolen payroll and his daughter Ruth Foster (Judith Barrett), arrives to be with him. Also showing up at the lodge are gangsters Marty Ryan (Monroe Owsley) and "Dynamite" (Paul Fix ), detective Hardigan (Alan Hale) and a botanist, Franklin Ross (Rollo Loyd). Foster is murdered and the blame falls on Dick Sherwood (Henry Hunter), a young park ranger in love with Ruth.

 

THE DEVIL’S KISS (1976)

In France, the former Countess Moncorn comes to the Haussemont Castle posing of the medium Claire Grandier for a séance with her telepathic friend and scientist Professor Gruber. They are welcomed by the Duke de Haussemont, who recognizes her. There is an interruption in the séance and the Duke invites Claire and Gruber to stay in his castle and offers his basement for the professor to proceed in his experiments. However Claire has an agenda, since she holds a grudge against the Haussemont family that she blames that was responsible for the suicide of her beloved husband Phillippe to acquire his properties. Claire uses the Book of Astarov associated to the ability and knowledge of Professor Gruber to reanimate a corpse controlled by Gruber seeking revenge against the responsible for the death of Phillippe. But her scheme gets out of control.

 

HE RAN ALL THE WAY (1951)

Starring Shelley Winters and John Garfield in a great film noir. The uptight and dumb small time thief Nick Robey and his partner and only friend Al Molin steal $10,000.00 from a man, but the heist goes wrong. Al Molin is killed by a policeman and Nick shoots him in the spine. He hides out in a public swimming pool and meets the lonely spinster Peggy Dobbs in the water. Nick uses Peggy to lie low. He offers a ride in a taxi to her and she invites him to her apartment, where she introduces her family to him. When Nick discovers that he killed the cop, he decides to use Peggy's apartment as hideout to wait the police manhunt cool down. When Nick finds that Peggy loves him, he invites her to leave town with him and asks her to buy a used car. However, Nick cannot trust anybody and believes Peggy has betrayed him.

 

TAUR, THE MIGHTY (1963)

The warlike men of Kixos murder the king of Surupak and abduct his two daughters, Jia and Tuja. Jia's bridegroom Syros asks the mighty warrior Taurus for assistance. Taurus faithful companion Ubaratuta will give Taurus a hand to defeat the warlike tribe.

 

MASSACRE TIME (1966)

Starring Franco Nero in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. In 1866 New Mexico, Tom Corbett is a prospector who is called back to his hometown in Laramie Town, Texas at the bequest of a old family friend. Tom arrives in the town to see it under the control of a ruthless and greedy gangster named Jason Scott, who's psychotic and murder-crazed son, Junior Scott, runs it with fear with a posse of thugs who kill anyone who protests their business tactics. Tom finds his brother Jeff, a drunkard looked after by their family maid Mercedes. Tom then tries to persuade Jeff to help him take down the sadistic Scotts so the town can rest easy in peace and harmony again.

 

GENTLEMAN FROM DIXIE (1941)

Starring Jack LaRue and Marian Marsh. Maintaining his innocence of the crime of murder for which he was sent to prison, Thad Terrill is released from the penitentiary after serving his term and returns to the southern plantation of his brother Lance. The latter's second wife, Margaret, resents the presence of the ex-convict, but he remains as the hired hand on the farm and becomes the devoted friend of his brother's eight-year-old daughter, Betty Jean. He helps the girl in rearing a sickly colt and transforming it into a record-breaking racehorse. Lance has promised to sell the horse to the ruthless Brawley, owner of a racing stable. He insists on going through with the deal in spite of Betty's unhappiness.

 

THE LION OF ST. MARK (1963)

Starring Gordon Scott. Set in Venice, around 1620, a group of Skokian pirates invade a nightly ball where the Doge's son, Manrico (Gordon Scott) is engaged with a Lady, and after stealing the guests' jewellery, Manrico makes a vow to stamp out these pillaging pirates from terrorising Venice and dons a mask to become the leader of St. Mark ( the symbol of Venice), however, during this, he falls in love with a pirate (Giana Maria Canale), which poses a problem as his father wouldn't approve of this union.

 

THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET  (Season One)

For a record-breaking fourteen seasons and 435 episodes, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet aired on ABC-TV from 1952 through 1966, becoming one of the most cherished cultural touchstones of the twentieth century. The gentle humor of the prolific and popular sitcom was brought to the screen by the real-life Nelson family: Ozzie and wife Harriet with their sons, David and Rick, all portraying themselves. The TV series was finally restored rom archival elements and they look gorgeous. Throw away those awful public domain compilations… here is the complete first season, restored and remastered, uncut and unedited! All 39 half-hour episodes in this box set!

Sale Price $34.95

 

THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET  (Season Two)

For a record-breaking fourteen seasons and 435 episodes, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet aired on ABC-TV from 1952 through 1966, becoming one of the most cherished cultural touchstones of the twentieth century. The gentle humor of the prolific and popular sitcom was brought to the screen by the real-life Nelson family: Ozzie and wife Harriet with their sons, David and Rick, all portraying themselves. The TV series was finally restored rom archival elements and they look gorgeous. Throw away those awful public domain compilations… here is the complete second season, restored and remastered, uncut and unedited! All 39 half-hour episodes in this box set!

Sale Price $34.95

 

THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET  (Season Three)

For a record-breaking fourteen seasons and 435 episodes, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet aired on ABC-TV from 1952 through 1966, becoming one of the most cherished cultural touchstones of the twentieth century. The gentle humor of the prolific and popular sitcom was brought to the screen by the real-life Nelson family: Ozzie and wife Harriet with their sons, David and Rick, all portraying themselves. The TV series was finally restored rom archival elements and they look gorgeous. Throw away those awful public domain compilations… here is the complete third season, restored and remastered, uncut and unedited! All 39 half-hour episodes in this box set!

Sale Price $34.95

 

THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET  (Season Four)

For a record-breaking fourteen seasons and 435 episodes, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet aired on ABC-TV from 1952 through 1966, becoming one of the most cherished cultural touchstones of the twentieth century. The gentle humor of the prolific and popular sitcom was brought to the screen by the real-life Nelson family: Ozzie and wife Harriet with their sons, David and Rick, all portraying themselves. The TV series was finally restored rom archival elements and they look gorgeous. Throw away those awful public domain compilations… here is the complete fourth season, restored and remastered, uncut and unedited! All 39 half-hour episodes in this box set!

Sale Price $34.95

 

REQUIEM FOR A GRINGO (1968)

Starring Lang Jefferies in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. After a successful robbery, the hardened Mexican bandit, Porfirio Carranza, and his vicious gang of outlaws seek refuge in an isolated hacienda in sunny California. In the meantime, the poncho-clad bounty hunter, Ross Logan, returns home looking for peace, only to discover that his younger brother, Dan, is killed by the violent Carranza gang. Now, more than anything in the world, Logan wants to take his revenge on Porfirio and his jackals, and the only way to do this is to outsmart and divide the strongest men in the team: the ruthless bandit, Charlie Fair, the black-clad gunman, Ted Corbin, and the handsome killer, Tom Leather. And, somehow, April 17, 1867, is the perfect date for the final confrontation. Can Logan restore peace?

 

NAKED IN THE NIGHT (1958)

Starring Eva Bartok. An exploitation of “evil women” with a flare for thrills and a jazz score. As a crime film, it's quite good and well-acted by Eva Bartok and Sabine Sesselmann, the former as a lady trying to bust the racket, the latter as a sad victim of it. Heinz Drache, later in many German "krimi" films of the early 60's, does a fine job as a regular customer of the madam who isn't exactly what he seems. 

 

SHANGO (1970)

Starring Anthony Steffen in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. Shango is a typical Anthony Steffen spaghetti western, beautifully photographed with great music, lots of sweaty Mediterranean actors posing as Mexicans, bad dubbing, and a sneering Eduardo Fajardo as a Confederate Major who is reluctant to see the south go down in defeat (a staple of these pasta oaters!). Lots of gun play, hurtling stunt men, put-upon villagers, and the reliable Steffen as Shango, a Texas Ranger who just wants folks to believe that the war is over. Good production values, great sets, fine music and lots of action make this one a winner, if you like spaghetti westerns. 

 

LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN  (1973)

In London, Carol Hammond lives in a fancy building with her husband Frank and her stepdaughter Joan. Carol is the beloved daughter of wealthy, prominent lawyer and politician Edmond Brighton; Frank is his partner in his office and has a love affair with Deborah. Carol's next-door neighbor Julia Durer is a depraved woman who promotes parties with drugs and orgies. Carol has psychoanalysis sessions with Dr. Kerr and is intrigued with a nightmare where she stabs Julia to death three times while a couple watches. When Julia is found dead in her apartment, efficient Inspector Corvin and his partner Sgt. Brandon are assigned to investigate. All the evidences point out to Carol, but was it a dream or reality?

 

RINGO, THE FACE OF REVENGE (1967)

Starring Anthony Steffen in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. Oddly, there is no revenge in this film but who care? Two adventurers save the life of a man who has a tattooed treasure map on his back. The second needed map is on the back of a sheriff. The hunt begins.

 

A TASTE OF DEATH (1968)

Starring John Ireland in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. Scaife, the sadistic leader of a gang of cattle thieves, terrorizes the people of a Colorado mountain town. Bill Ransom, the retired sheriff, is the only one to stand up against Scaife and his men, among whom is Dan El, a former friend of his. Dan El is also the father of Tony, Bill's adopted son.

 

THE INVADERS (1963)

Starring Cameron Mitchell. In the 9th century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals when war breaks out between Britian and the Vikings for control of England.

 

THE NAKED BUNYIP (1970)

A shy young man is hired by an ad agency to conduct a survey on sex in Australia. The somewhat clueless young man investigates homosexuality, transvestites, prostitution, and strip clubs along with every other variant on the "norm". While doing his interviews he meets celebrities, self proclaimed sex experts, prostitutes, female impersonators, pop stars, actors, and legislators as well as self appointed morals guardians.

 

GOD MADE THEM, I KILL THEM  (1970)

Starring Peter Martell and Dean Reed in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. A bounty-hunter (Dean Reed) is hired by the residents of a small town on the Mexican border to stop a series of gold robberies by marauding outlaws who are coordinated by the town's corrupt banker.

 

THE OLD OREGON TRAIL (1928)

Starring Art Mix. A band of settlers on the Oregon Trail is attacked by outlaws, who steal their horses. The horses are returned and the outlaws chased off by three cowboys who just happen to pass by. Years later, the three cowboys again save the settlers when they are threatened by some rebellious farmworkers.

 

A SWORD WITHOUT A COUNTRY (1961)

Starring Folco Lulli and Leonora Ruffo. In Renaissance Italy, the young and beautiful Gigliola resists her adopted father's effort to marry her off to a wealthy older suitor. Instead, Gigliola loves Cino, a humble troubador. When Cino kills the suitor in a moment of impulsive anger, he's condemned to death, but Cino's friends rescue him. Gigliola persuades Cino to take her with him. Together they join the rebels seeking to free the land from tyranny.

 

GRAND CANYON MASSACRE (1965)

Starring James Mitchum in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. MASSACRE AT GRAND CANYON is a spaghetti western made early in the career of Sergio Corbucci, before he became really popular later in the decade, with the help of Albert Band who of course went to Hollywood. This one's notable for featuring an all-star cast of Italian familiars with the added bonus of James Mitchum, a dead ringer for his dad. The movie is a returning cowboy Wes Evans (James Mitchum) whom after searching for his father's killer, return home, only to find himself involved in a bloody land dispute between three families, the Dancers, the Whitmores, and the Masons. 

 

DESERT WARRIOR (1957)

Starring Ricardo Montalban and Carmen Sevilla. Prince Saïd escapes his father's murderers, sent by traitor Ibrahim who quickly takes over the throne. Becoming a desert bandit he fights to get back his rights, meeting in the meantime beautiful Amina, Ibrahim's daughter.

 

SCHWEITZER, JUNGLE DOCTOR (1952)

Rare French film starring Pierre Fresnay, Maria Winter, and Raymond Rouleau. Fine film rendition of the adventures of Albert Schweitzer, who fought Yellow Fever and Malaria. Fresday is good in the title role as he tries to free natives of deadly diseases.

 

PLANETA BUR (1962)

Russian science-fiction classic rarely seen. Cosmonauts land on the planet Venus. However, they find themselves in danger from the voracious monsters they find on it. Roger Corman bought the film, shortened it, dubbed it in English and added a hot chick to the cast as wallpaper. Fascinating for science-fiction fans, and the creatures are awesome looking.

 

VENGEANCE OF THE DEEP (1938)

Starring Lloyd Hughes and Shirley Ann Richards. Daubeney Carshott, a concert pianist, leaves London to dive for pearls on Thursday Island in the South Seas at the whim of Stella Raff, his fiancée. Once there, he discovers that the life he leads as a pearl diver is better in every way than his former existence as a social-lion pianist. He meets and falls in love with Lorna Quidley, after learning this Stella had send other suitors off in quest of a giant pearl for her.

 

A FEW DOLLARS FOR DJANGO (1966)

Starring Anthony Steffan in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. Sent to Montana to hunt down bank robbers, a bounty hunter takes the star off a replacement sheriff who didn't reach his destination and steps into a range war between farmers and cattlemen.

 

THE MAGNIFICENT TEXAN (1967)

Starring Glenn Saxon in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. A home of a Mexican family is attacked by bandits. They burn down the house and kill all the people inside - at least that's what they (and all others) think, but one boy, the eleven year old Manuel manages to escape. Years later Manuel returns to the region incognito: his face half-covered, a poncho over his shoulders. Of course he was traumatized by the sight of his parents being killed and his home being burnt down, so all he's got on his mind is revenge. But there's also the lovely Evelyn, his sweetheart from the past, who thought he was killed in the fire, but never stopped thinking about him. Yes, they were only eleven years old, but it was more than just a puppy love.

 

GUNMAN OF EVA MARIA (1969)

Starring Leonard Mann and Luciana Paluzzi in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. Mann is a gunman informed by a childhood friend that his father was murdered years earlier by his mother and her lover. To make matters worse, Mann's sister, who is in love with his friend, is held under the thumb of his murderous mom. The two gunmen ride off to have a reckoning with her.

 

THE ADVENTURES OF TORTUGA (1965)

Starring Guy Madison and Nadia Gray. In the New World, a rugged pirate leader and a corrupt governor vie for the affections of a beautiful Indian heiress. She falls in love with the pirate and together they annihilate the governor and his forces. 

 

THE BRIDES OF SULU  (1934)

Two island lovers – both of opposing religions--fall in love and flee to a remote island. Warriors from the girl's tribe put to sea in an effort to track them down. Trouble soon follows.

 

OPERATION ABDUCTION (1958)

A science-fiction spy flick from France, dubbed in English. The Secret Service abducts a "rocket scientist" to better protect him against gangsters acting for Chinese agents. His daughter, Vera Lerins, will help Captain Derry concoct a plan to mislead the opposition. A Latin cabaret singer will play more than her two songs... and is, truly, a Bella Morena! With plenty of shootings, and a couple of agents killed, plus impersonations and abductions. This movie also features a car chase in the Tunnel of Alma (notorious since Diana, Princess of Wales, died there), and features two songs by the lovely and immortal Dalida.

 

FUTURE WOMEN (1969)

Starring George Sanders and Shirley Eaton. Also known as “The Girl from Rio,” this was Eaton’s last film before she retired from acting. Jeff Sutton arrives in Rio de Janeiro with a suitcase with 10 million dollars, and the powerful mobster Sir Masius sends his henchman Carl with his gangsters to follow Jeff and get the money. Jeff has one affair with the manicure Leslye and succeeds to escape from Sir Masius' mobsters. Meanwhile, Sumuru, the leader of the women of the City of Femina that wants to defeat the men and take over the world, captures Jeff and brings him to Femina expecting to get the money. Sumuru has several prisoners locked in glass cages, including Ulla Rossini, who knows Jeff Sutton. Jeff discloses to Ulla that his arrival is part of a plan to save her from Sumuru. Jeff Sutton becomes a pawn in the middle of the war between Masius and Sumuru.

 

A MAN CALLED DJANGO (1971)

Starring Anthony Steffen in this rarely-seen Italian spaghetti western. Django is on the trail of some renegade outlaws who raped and killed his wife. En route, he rescues a horse thief from an impromptu hanging. He discovers the man knows who committed the murder. The men team up and head west for revenge.

 

MOON WOLF (1959)

Dr. Peter Holmes (Carl Moehner), zoologist and veterinarian, relectantly agrees to permit his dog, Wolf, to be used in a launch project commissioned by the International Conference of Science, at Geneva, to study body function and survival in outer space. Holmes had discovered Wolf as a pup in the forest, only to lose him again in a flood, and is fearful of risking the dog's life again. So he says no. O.K., he didn't, but don't expect "Lassie Goes to the Moon." In fact, while Wolf is off in outer space, Holmes goes into flashback mode recalling how he found, lost and found the dog again, and this memory jaunt serves to cover the time that Wolf is gone and it is now time for Wolf to return from outer space. But the capsule's recovery area is out in the artic terrain, so Holmes dons his parka, snowshoes, hitches up the raindeer and mushes out to rescue Wolf once again.

 

REVENGE OF IVANHOE (1965)

Mildly entertaining adventure flick starring Rik Van Nutter (billed as "Clyde Rogers"), directed by Tanio Boccia (as "Amerigo Anton"). The script holds no surprises, it is a Robin Hood style adventure by the numbers, but it's without major flaws. In the 12th century, knight Ivanhoe returns to England and finds his bride Rowena captured by the evil Hastings senior. The gallant knight wins a duel against Hastings junior, meets a band of outlaws in the forest and with their help attempts to free his beloved.

 

THE RANGE RIDER: The Complete TV Series (Volume One)

Telecast from 1951 to 1953, this western series starred Jock Mahoney and Dickie Jones. The Range Rider had a reputation for fairness, fighting ability, and accuracy with his guns and was known far and wide, even by the Indians. This ten-disc set contains 40 half-hour episodes, uncut and unedited.

Sale Price $44.95

 

THE RANGE RIDER: The Complete TV Series (Volume Two)

Telecast from 1951 to 1953, this western series starred Jock Mahoney and Dickie Jones. The Range Rider had a reputation for fairness, fighting ability, and accuracy with his guns and was known far and wide, even by the Indians. This nine-disc set contains 36 half-hour episodes, uncut and unedited.

Sale Price $44.95

 

SKY KING: The Complete TV Series  (Season One)

"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Starring Kirby Grant and Gloria Winters in this three-volume set that contains every episode from the first season.

Sale Price  $24.95

 

SKY KING: The Complete TV Series  (Season Two)

"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Starring Kirby Grant and Gloria Winters in this three-volume set that contains every episode from the second season.

Sale Price  $24.95

 

SKY KING: The Complete TV Series  (Season Three)

"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Starring Kirby Grant and Gloria Winters in this three-volume set that contains every episode from the third season.

Sale Price  $24.95

 

SKY KING: The Complete TV Series  (Season Four)

"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Starring Kirby Grant and Gloria Winters in this three-volume set that contains every episode from the third season.

Sale Price  $19.95

 

SIX KERMIT MAYNARD WESTERN CLASSICS

This two-disc set contains six of Kermit Maynard’s westerns.

Roaring Six-Guns (1937)

Galloping Dynamite (1937)

Whistling Bullets (1937)

His Fighting Blood (1935)

Wilderness Mail (1935)

And Red Blood of Courage (1935)

Sale price $7.99

 

DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY (1974)

Starring Peter Fonda and Susan George in this fast-paced adrenaline-fueled car chase movie. Down-on-their-luck racers Larry and Deke steal from a supermarket manager to buy a car that will help them advance their racing chances. Their escape does not go as planned when Larry's one-night stand, Mary, tags along for the ride. This is a fun film!

 

DOMINO KID (1957)

Starring Rory Calhoun, Andrew Duggan and Kristine Miller. After the Civil War, a Confederate veteran must track down five outlaws who murdered his father and ransacked his farm during the war.

 

PSYCH-OUT  (1968)

Starring Bruce Dern, Jack Nicholson, Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell and Linda Gaye Scott. Jenny, a deaf runaway who has just arrived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to find her long-lost brother, a mysterious bearded sculptor known around town as The Seeker. She falls in with a psychedelic band, Mumblin' Jim, whose members include Stoney, Ben, and Elwood. They hide her from the fuzz in their crash pad, a Victorian house crowded with love beads and necking couples. Mumblin' Jim's truth-seeking friend Dave considers the band's pursuit of success "playing games," but he agrees to help Jennie anyway.

 

BELLE STARR (1941)

Starring Randolph Scott and Gene Tierney, with Dana Andrews and Chill Wills. The setting is the Civil War and its aftermath. Belle's family has lost their land to Yankees. She marries Confederate guerilla leader Sam Starr and they continue activities against exploiters until she is shot riding to alert Sam to a trap. Highly romanticized and little connection with history.

 

SAMAR  (1962)

George Montgomery plays a cynical doctor that is taken to prison at Samar island because his political opinions. The commander (Gilbert Roland) is waiting for his own doctor, that is supposed to work with him in moving the population to the interior. Also stars Ziva Rodann and Joan O’Brien.

 

ALIAS JOHN PRESTON  (1956)

Starring Christopher Lee. Wealthy John Preston arrives in small town Deanbridge. He invests in local businesses and gets involved in community affairs. Eventually, he meets a local belle, Sally, and wins her from her current boyfriend. She agrees to marry him. Then, he begins to have strange dreams about Sylvia, a beautiful woman from his past, who comes to Deanbridge to blackmail him. In his dream, Preston strangles the scheming woman, but is then confronted by a strange Frenchman. He tells his dream to Dr. Walton, who feels Preston is suppressing things in his past, and should regain his memory before marrying Sally.

 

TRIPLE DECEPTION (a.k.a. HOUSE OF SECRETS)  (1956)

Starring Michael Craig and Julia Arnall. Ship's officer Larry Ellis is asked by the CIA to help infiltrate a forgery ring in France as he is almost a double for a dead double-crossing gold courier who worked for the gang. Ellis realizes that his life is at risk, but that so is the stability of the money supplies of the Western world.

 

PORTRAIT IN TERROR  (1968)

Starring William Campbell, Patrick Magee and Anna Pavane. British criminal Patrick Magee (the old guy Malcom McDowell beats up in "A Clockwork Orange") and weirdo artist William Campbell (the weirdo alien Trelane on that one episode of "Star Trek") plot to steal a valuable painting, but like most heist films everything goes wrong.

 

THE SAD SACK (1957)

Starring Jerry Lewis< David Wayne, Peter Lorre and Phyllis Kirk. One of the few Jerry Lewis films never released on DVD. Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan and Private Stan Wensalawsky to help with the training. Dolan and Stan both have scores to settle with Bixby and their "guidance" leads to more mishaps. Sergeant Pulley has them shipped out to Morocco. On leave in North Africa, Bixy wanders alone into a bar, has a few Moroccan Delights, which he thinks are malted milks, and becomes convinced that exotic singer-dancer Zita is THE girl for him. To protect him, Dolan tells him some lies about Zita, and Bixby, in despair, joins the Suicide Division of the Foreign Legion. He is kidnapped by a band of Arabian plotters and, guarded by the knife-happy Abdul, is ordered to assemble a stolen American cannon. Zita learns of his plight and gets Dolan and Stan to join her in a rescue mission.

 

NOWHERE TO GO  (1958)

Stars George Nader, Bernard Lee and Maggie Smith in this rarely-seen film noir. Paul Gregory (George Nader) is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms. Only he knows how to get to the money, but his partner is getting greedy, and as things turn sour, Gregory finds that home in Canada is a long way away.

 

EDGE OF ETERNITY (1959)

Starring Cornell Wilde, Rian Garrick and Victoria Shaw. Helped by socialite Janice Kendon, Arizona Deputy Sheriff Les Martin works to solve three brutal murders in and around the Grand Canyon. His efforts lead to the killer fleeing with Janice as a hostage, and a chase by car and helicopter leading to a climax on a miner's bucket on cables a mile above the canyon floor.

 

THE 7TH DAWN  (1964)

Starring William Holden and Susannah York. The 7th Dawn is a surprisingly good film and deserves more attention. It opens with a stunningly photographed title sequence that evokes the haunting atmosphere and strange tension of Henri Rousseau's jungle paintings. As soon as the titles fade, however, we are suddenly thrust into the middle of a brutal mass execution towards the end of World War II in Malaysia. The entire film plays off of this combination of sudden violence and the mysterious, unearthly beauty of the jungle.


WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY (1968)

Sicilia, late '60s. Two men are killed during a hunting party. The hurried inquiry indicates that it was a killing made for 'honor' reasons. Paolo Laurana is a leftist professor not convinced of the official truth and starts investigating by himself. He finds some help from a solicitor, Mr. Rosello. While investigating, he is fascinated by Luisa, the widow of one of the victims. But the reality is too different from what Laurana could imagine. Reality includes not only the mafia and corrupt politicians, but also Church connections. The reality is that there could be only one end for Laurana. It won't take long.

 

FINGER OF GUILT (1956)

Starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy and Constance Cummings. Film producer, Reggie Wilson (Richard Basehart) is worried he may have a dual personality. Fleeing Hollywood, he finds himself in England and married to the bosses' daughter (Faith Brook) after which he quickly rises through the studio ranks. Then the letters appear.... from a love sick fan (he thinks) who wants to know why he has thrown her over. Meanwhile, his father-in-law "Big Ben" is worried about the money being poured into the studio's first big budget movie and is demanding cuts!! On top of which, imported leading lady Kay Wallace (Constance Cummings) realises she is not right for the role and is being a prima donna.

 

IN OLD CALIFORNIA  (1942)

Starring John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Patsy Kelly, and Albert Dekker. Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic.

 

DAKOTA  (1945)

Starring John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan and Ward Bond. In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli, daughter of Marko Poli, an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender and Bigtree Collins, who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire... trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce, an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin and Carp, board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.

 

THE RED PONY  (1949)

Starring Robert Mitchum and Myrna Loy. In the coast range mountains on the western edge of the Salinas Valley is a ranch where Tom, a lad of about ten, longs for a pony. He lives with his mom, who was born there, her dad, a talkative pioneer who misses the old West, Tom's dad Fred Tiflin, who comes from the city and after years on the ranch doesn't feel at home there, and Billy, their trusted hand, a real cowboy. While Fred has to sort out whether he wants to stay a rancher and come to terms with his son being closer to Billy than to himself, Tom gets a pony and learns directly about responsibility and loss. What lessons can each learn, and are tragedy and hard choices all that life offers? Are laughter and joy anywhere?

 

WINDS OF THE WASTELAND (1936)

Starring Phyllis Fraser and John Wayne. The Pony Express days are coming to an end, with riders John Blair (John Wayne) and his friend Larry Adams (Lane Chandler), both about 75 pounds too heavy for the original job description, out of a job. They pay Cal Drake (Douglas Cosgrove) of Buchanan City a big price for the Crescent City line and equipment, and arrive there to find it is a ghost mining town and has only two residents: eccentric, self-proclaimed Mayor "Rocky" O'Brien (Lew Kelly) and Dr. William Forsythe (Sam Flint). With the arrival from back east of Barbara Forsythe (Phyllis Fraser), the doctor's daughter and Ginger Rogers lookalike, O'Brien happily changes the blackboard population sign from two to five. John determines to get even and operate the line anyway, after vacating a resident skunk from the stagecoach.

 

B.J. LANG PRESENTS (1971)

This might be the most bizarre film starring Mickey Rooney. He gives a tour-de-force performance in this little-seen chiller about an insane make-up man from Hollywood who snaps, goes crazy, and imagines himself as the greatest movie director who ever lived. He kidnaps and keeps a young actress prisoner in an abandoned warehouse. Former Roger Corman scream queen Luana Anders plays the role of the tormented girl, and Keenan Wynn plays a small role. This unique, hyper-kinetic, riveting, overwrought, frightening film received limited distribution when it first came out and has been virtually unexplored since.

 

THE MAN WITHOUT DESIRE (1923)

Ivor Novello stars in this romantic fantasy set in 18th century Venice where Count Dandolo (Novello) falls for a beautiful woman (Nina Vanna) who is married to a philandering cad. In his desperate attempt to free her from the swine, things go wrong and she dies instead of him. In a fit of anger, Novello kills the man. He runs to his doctor friend who agrees to put him in a state of suspended animation (he is a student of Indian occult arts) and they quickly work out a plan whereby Novello will be "awakened" in 200 years, freed from his crime. But the doctor also warns that his future life may lack "savour." Flash forward to his "awakening." Culture shock aside, Novello makes his way to the scene of the crime only to discover a lookalike descendant of his beloved. She is abut to marry the lookalike descendant of the man he killed. Novello races to save the woman and marries her. But something is wrong. As the doctor predicted, his life lacks "savour," and the wife feels cheated. He is impotent. He cannot live a life like this and writes a farewell note.

 

PLAYHOUSE 90: THE FABULOUS IRISHMAN  (1957)

Starring Art Carney, David Opatoshu, Katharine Bard. This was the final episode of the first season and the romanticized life story of Robert Briscoe, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin.

 

PLAYHOUSE 90: THE NUTCRACKER (1958)

Hosted by June Lockhart, this was the only color presentation of PLAYHOUSE 90. This telecast of George Balanchine's famous production was broadcast only four years after it was premiered by the New York City Ballet. Televised on the evening of Christmas 1958.

 

PLAYHOUSE 90: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (PARTS ONE AND TWO)

Ernest Hemingway’s novel was adapted for this, the only two-part presentation on PLAYHOUSE 90. Starred Eli Wallach, Maria Schell, Sydney Pollack, Jason Robards, Nehemiah Persoff, and Maureen Stapleton. During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. This is a two-disc set.

 

TOM HOWARD COMEDY SHORTS

This DVD contains five comedy film shorts from 1931 to 1933, from the now defunct Educational Pictures. Rarely has anyone seen these classic comedies. Includes: Divorce Sweets (1933), Breaking Even (1932), Two A.M. (1931), The Acid Test (1932) and Via Express (1931).

 

TOM KENNEDY COMEDY SHORTS

This DVD contains four comedy film shorts starring Tom Kennedy from 1934, two with his comedic partner Chick Chandler, and two with Will Stanton. These include Unlucky Strike (1934), Raised and Called (1934), Cracked Shots (1934) and Strictly Fresh Yeggs (1934). Also included as a bonus is a comedy short starring Walter Catlett, Uppercutts (1936), and Ford Sterling's Many Happy Returns (1937).