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ESCAPADE IN JAPAN  (1957)

Starring Teresa Wright and Jon Provost. A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy survives the ditching, but is separated from the rest of the passengers and crew and is picked up by a Japanese fisherman, who takes the boy back to his village. The boy is befriended by the fisherman's son, but when they see Japanese Police swarming over the village, they are afraid that they've done something wrong and run away, although the Police are only searching for the missing boy. Together, the two boys travel through the Japanese countryside, trying to avoid the Police, who are searching for them and meeting up with many different kinds of people along the way.

 

 

THE CREEPER  (1948)

Starring Eduardo Ciannelli, Onslow Stevens and June Vincent. Two scientists on an expedition to the West Indies discover a serum which changes humans into cats, or. at least, to catlike killers. One believes they should continue with their experiments and the other does not, which disagreement costs him his life. Several deaths occur before the first scientist is halted in his mad plans.

 

SIX RARE COMEDY FILM SHORTS

Obscure and rare six classic comedies as listed below.

THE WHITE HOPE (1936) starring Joe Cook as a gymnasium owner and boxing promoter.

BREAKFAST IN BED (1930) starring Franklin Pangborn with a new cook name Blondie.

AS THE CROWS FLY (1933) starring George Moran and Charles Mack, known as The Two Black Crows.

ART IN THE RAW (1933) starring Edgar Kennedy and Florence Lake.

GIVE ME ACTION (1930) starring Harry Holman getting rich off an elevator operator.

TORCHY PASSES THE BUCK (1931) starring Ray Cooke goes hunting to win a bet.

 

FIVE RARE COMEDY FILM SHORTS

MEET THE MISSUS (1929) stars James Gleason and Lucille Gleason.

DUBMBELLS AND DERBIES (1931) stars Karl Dane and George K. Arthur.

ALL FOR MABEL (1930) stars Bob Carney and Si Willis, with Sally Starr.

LIVE AND LEARN (1931) stars Gertrude Astor and Maurice Black

MIXED POLICIES (1936) stars Clara Barry and Orville.

 

JUNE BREWSTER COMEDIES

This DVD includes three rare comedies starring June Brewster and Carol Tevis, rarely seen and obscure to even the slapstick fanatics. This was RKO’s attempt to cash in on the Thelma Todd Hal Roach comedies.

CONTENDED CALVES (1934) Carol and June are engaged by a photographer to pose for stocking ads and using Carol as the “bad” example with rumpled stockings.

BRIDAL BAIL (1934) When a theater offers a free wedding toa  couple, confusion reigns.

WALKING BACK HOME (1933) June is on the lookout for millionaires at a gas station.

Also included is a BONUS comedy short, WIG-WAG (1933) starring Dorothy Granger and Carol Tavis, with Dorothy replacing June Brewster towards the end of the run of these comedy shorts.

 

MONKEY ON MY BACK  (1957)

Starring Cameron Mitchell and Dianne Foster. The true story of Barney Ross, a World War II hero and champion professional boxer, who became addicted to morphine.

 

SCHOOL HITCHHIKERS  (1973)

This is the kind of film your mother warned you about. Those are not my words, but the tagline on the film’s movie poster. Two girls (Gilda Arancio & Joëlle Coeur) travel the countryside enjoying each others company and bodies and company of whomever they manage to hook up with. They find a small-time mobster hiding in an abandoned house and have a night of fun before moving on. However, they manage to get caught up in some jewel theft and the mobster's bosses have him kidnap them thinking they stole the jewels.

 

THE BIG CIRCUS  (1959)

Starring Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, David Nelson, Adele Mara, Steve Allen and many others! After splitting with his longtime business partner, Hank Whirling is about to take his big top circus on tour. He manages to get a loan and some investment money but has to take on one of their employees, Randy Sherman, to keep an eye on the finances. Sherman immediately hires a new press agent, Helen Harrison, over Hank's objections. After a series of accidents, they soon realize that they have a saboteur in the company. With financial problems increasing, Whirling looks to take the the show to New York City before his former partner Jules Borman can get his circus there. He realizes that he'll need a lot of publicity and trapeze and high wire artist Zach Colino agrees to walk the wire across Niagara Falls. After the circus train is sabotaged - killing Zach's wife and several others - they race to Niagara Falls to complete the high wire act but Zach may not be up it. The saboteur working for Borman bides his time and is planning another death.

 

BLACK PATCH  (1957)

Starring George Montgomery, Diane Brewster, Sebastian Cabot, and Strother Martin. A New Mexico Town Marshal, Clay Morgan, known as 'Black Patch' since he had lost an eye in the Civil War, takes his job seriously, especially after an old friend, Hank Danner, arrives in town with his wife, Helen, who formerly loved Morgan. Danner is suspected of a bank robbery and Morgan has to arrest him. Crooked saloon-owner , "Frenchy' De Vere, sees a chance to get the bank loot, and he helps Danner escape and has him killed. Morgan is accused of the killing but nothing is proved and the bank money remains missing. Carl, a young man who Danner helped when he was being bullied, goes to Helen, who also thinks Morgan killed her husband. Carl gets Danner's gun and starts practicing with it until he becomes the fastest-gun in town, with one possible exception...Morgan, the man he intends to kill.

 

SURRENDER, HELL!  (1959)

Starring Keith Andes and Susan Cabot. An officer leads a band of Filipino guerrillas against the Japanese in anticipation of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's return.

 

TOP OF THE WORLD  (1955)

Starring frank Lovejoy and Dale Robertson. A jet pilot, Dale Robertson, find himself assigned to the barren wastes of Alaska where it becomes his duty to man an observation post.

 

THE HYPERBOLOID OF ENGINEER GARIN  (1965)

Russian science-fiction film with English subtitles. A talented inventor who created the machine of unprecedented destructive power, obsessed with world domination. In his manic quest he commits one crime after another, without assuming the dreadful consequences would be for him.

 

JET PILOT  (1957)

Starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh in the Howard Hughes classic. Air Force Colonel Shannon is assigned to escort defecting Soviet pilot Anna. He falls in love with her, but she is scheming to lure him back to the USSR. But Shannon has a scheme of his own.

 

WINDS OF THE WASTELAND  (1936)

Starring John Wayne and Phyllis Fraser. 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. On his first run into Buchanan City John learns of a coach race to be staged (fastest team to win a $25,000 government mail contract) and he signs up. A telegraph crew, drinking unknowingly of a poisoned well, are saved by John's timely arrival on the scene,and agree to run their line through Crescent City if John can get laborers.He takes them from Buchanan City, leaving it nearly deserted and O'Brien wearing out his chalk changing the population sign upwardly in Crescent City.Drake decides to get rid of John by hiring him, for $1,000, to drive a gold shipment to Sacramento, and ambushing him. John evades the ambush by taking another route and returns to collect his thousand dollars at gunpoint. As the race for the mail contract starts, Drake and his henchmen throw many obstacles in John's way.

 

ANGEL AND THE BADMAN  (1947)

Starring John Wayne, Gail Russell and Harry Carey. Notorious gunman Quirt Evans is wounded and on the run. He arrives at a Quaker farm owned by Thomas Worth and his family where he collapses from exhaustion. Evans asks Thomas and his daughter Penelope to drive him into town in their wagon in order to send an urgent telegram. The telegram contains a land claim and is sent to the land recorder's office. The Quaker family is ignoring the town doctor's advice to rid themselves of the gunfighter and they compassionately tend to the delirious Evans. Penny Worth becomes intrigued by his ravings of past loves.When Evans regains consciousness, Penny explains to him about the Quaker credo of non-violence and way of life. Three weeks later, two desperadoes, Laredo Stevens and Hondo Jeffries, ride into town looking for Evans.Penny's younger brother, Johnny, rushes home to inform Evans of his visitors and Evans prepares to flee. Penny, now smitten with Evans, offers to run off with him. Upon hearing the sound of approaching horses, Evans grabs his revolver and, to his horror, discovers that it has been emptied. His life is in serious danger.

 

A LADY TAKES A CHANCE  (1943)

Starring John Wayne and Jean Arthur. A New York bank clerk,Mollie Truesdale, in the late 1930s, finds that her cherished dream of making a 17-day all-expenses-paid bus trip to the Pacific Coast and back, isn't all she thought it would be...until she reaches Oregon and a bucking broncho tosses a rodeo performer on top of her and knocks her flat. Duke Hudkins, by way of apology, shows her the sights of Fairfield, Oregon, and she misses her bus, quarrels with the bewildered Duke, hitchhikes across a lot of desert...and a romance is born.

 

FLAME OF BARBARY COAST  (1945)

Starring John Wayne, Ann Dvorak, and Joseph Schildkraut. Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a fortune he opens his own place with Flaxen as the entertainer. The 1906 quake destroys his place.

 

THE LAWLESS RANGE  (1935)

Starring John Wayne and Sheila Bromley. John Middleton is investigating cattle rustling when he is captured and tossed into a cave with Emmett, a rancher who disappeared earlier. They help each other escape and learn that a local banker is trying to scare everyone away to grab up some secret gold mines.

 

THE LAWLESS NINETIES  (1936)

Starring John Wayne and Ann Rutherford. Federal Agents Tipton and Bridger have been sent to Wyoming where the vote on statehood is imminent. Plummer and his gang are out to make sure the vote fails. When Plummer's men kill Bridger, Tipton fights on. He sends fake telegrams that trap some of Plummer's men. Then he organizes the ranchers and on election day they descend on the town barricaded by Plummer's gang.

 

THE NEW FRONTIER  (1939)

Starring John Wayne and Muriel Evans. In 1889, pioneers race ahead of the law to claim free land in Oklahoma, forming wide-open towns. In one such, citizens elect Milt Dawson to challenge the self-appointed rule of gambler Ace Holmes, only to have him shot in the back. But leading the next batch of settlers is Milt's quick-on-the-draw son John, who gets help from friendly outlaws.

 

FORBIDDEN LOVE  (1981)

Starring the beautiful Yvette Mimieux. A young doctor meets and falls in love with the older Joanna, who is on the board of directors at his hospital. The people around them, including their families, have a hard time accepting the age difference, and they must decide whether to call it quits or stick with each other.

 

THE NIGHT FIGHTERS  (1960)

Starring Robert Mitchum, Richard Harris, Dan O’Herlihy. In Ireland, it's 1941 and Irish Republicans have made a tentative bond with Nazi Germany to help Ireland in its never-ending struggle with Great Britain. A small cell of IRA soldiers is recruited in one village, under the flimsy leadership of the morally and physically lame Don McGinnis. Among the new recruits is Dermot O'Neill, who wants to free Ireland from Britain, but is not as convinced of the means as are his colleagues. McGinnis, in love with Dermot's sister, who spurns him, means to prove himself through violence, even though he's not able due to his disability to participate in the raids he sends Dermot and others on. On one such raid, Dermot and his pal Sean Reilly are separated from the squad. Dermot helps the wounded Sean to safety, but when Sean returns to their village and is captured, Dermot must decide whether his duty lies with the cause, with Ireland, or with his own humanity.

 

IN THE YEAR 2889  (1969)

Starring Paul Petersen and Quinn O’Hara. A group of post A-war survivors, gathered together in a valley, are menaced by cannibalistic human mutants with telepathic powers. They argue and complain a lot, which doesn't really help their situation.

 

THE SECRET PLACE  (1957)

Starring Belinda Lee, David McCallum and Ronald Lewis. A beautiful redhead becomes involved with a smalltime gang of hoodlums who plan and perform a daring diamond robbery.

 

GOODBYE AGAIN (1961)

Starring Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Perkins. In this adaptation of Françoise Sagan's best selling novel, Paula is a beautiful and highly successful 40-year-old businesswoman. She is deeply in love with Roger, her mature consort of five years. Roger is a very charming gallant who loves Paula but is too selfish to give up his freedom to be promiscuous. When Paula meets Phillip, the 24-year-old immature lawyer son of one of her rich clients, he falls hopelessly in love with the glamorous, sympathetic older woman and insists that the age difference will be no barrier to a romance. Paula resists the young man's persistent advances, but she finally succumbs when Roger initiates yet another affair with one of his young Maisies. An affair begins, and society does not approve.

 

THE ANGRY SILENCE (1960)

Starring Richard Attenborough. The right of every individual to be different from his fellow man is the theme behind this internationally-hailed, British production. The story tells of a man's dilemma when he refused to participate in an unofficial strike, where he works. While vicious, calculated violence brings the other dissenters into line, he goes it alone and is sent to Coventry (given the silent treatment) by his fellow workers. A stirring, thought-provoking movie that portrays the human problems and high emotions generated when a man dares to act on the courage of his convictions, and dares fight to keep his individual freedom.

 

SOME PEOPLE (1962)

Starring Kenneth More and Anneke Wills. In 1960's Bristol three lads hang around making nuisances of themselves after losing their motorbike licences. Their only other interest is playing rock-and-roll so they welcome the offer from a supportive churchwarden of the use of his church hall. Things go well - with several new members including strong-voiced Terry, sort-of one of their girlfriends, they don't sound bad at all - and one of the guys starts dating the churchwarden's daughter. But his mate is increasingly suspicious that they are being sucked into behaving in a conventional way acceptable to the older generation.

 

WOMAN OF THE TOWN  (1943)

Starring Claire Trevor, Barry Sullivan and Albert Dekker. New York newspaperman Bat Masterson thinks back on his time as a lawman in Dodge City, Kansas, when he cleaned up the lawless town and loved a saloon girl named Dora Hand. Masterson's rival for Dora's love was a scofflaw named King Kennedy, who laughs at Masterson's attempts to establish law but grudgingly admires the way he goes about it. Kennedy's jealousy of Dora leads him into deeper conflict with Masterson, even as Dora tries to maneuver Masterson into leaving town and leaving the dangerous job of marshal behind.

 

COME FLY WITH ME (1963)

Starring Dolores Hart, Dawn Addams, Hugh O’Brian, Karl Malden and Lois Nettleton. Three air hostesses employed by the (fictional) airline Polar Atlantic Airways juggle working with searching for love. Donna Stuart catches the eye of Baron Franz Von Elzingen, who may not be who he appears. New girl Carol Brewster has an on/off relationship with the plane's womanizing First Officer, Ray Winsley. Hilda "Bergie" Bergstrom is smitten with Walter Lucas, an older passenger who turns out to be a recently-widowed multi-millionaire.

 

ZETA ONE  (1969)

Starring James Robertson Justice, Dawn Addams, and Brigitte Skay. A British superspy comedy with a Pop Art aesthetic, ZETA ONE is the kind of psychedelic, sexy thriller that inspired the Austin Powers series. In this playful spoof at the James Bond films, Robin Hawdon stars as Word...James Word, a womanizing secret agent whose investigation of a criminal mastermind (James Robertson Justice) leads him to discover a race of beautiful, exotic superwomen. Further inquiry exposes the naked truth, that these women have been abducted and brainwashed by the alien, interdimensional goddess Zeta (Dawn Addams).

 

FRIGHT (1971)

Starring Susan George, Honor Blackman, and Ian Bannen. Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda's nerves on edge. The real terror begins, however, when the child's biological father appears after recently escaping from a nearby mental institution.

 

PINK STRING AND SEALING WAX (1950)

Starring Mervyn Johns and Mary Merrall. In Victorian Brighton a scheming pub landlady befriends an innocent chemist's assistant in order to get hold of poison to do away with her boozy husband.

 

NOWHERE TO GO (1958)

Starring George Nader, Maggie Smith and Bernard Lee. A great British 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.

 

DARLING (1965)

Starring Julie Christie and Dirk Bogarde. Young, attractive and vivacious, model Diana Scott (Julie Christie) is firmly determined to become rich and famous, and she does not hesitate to take bold steps to succeed. She finally literally strikes gold: she meets Robert Gold (Sir Dirk Bogarde), a well-known television journalist who not only introduces her into new social and professional circles, but also abandons his family to live with her. Diana seems to have happily combined success and love. However, in those roaring sixties, others are ready to offer her even more money, fame, and fun than Robert can.

 

BILLY LIAR (1963)

Starring Julie Christie and Tom Courtenay. Going nowhere fast, Billy Fisher, an incorrigible fantasizer, dreams incessantly of escaping his drab existence and humdrum routine work as an undertakers' clerk in Yorkshire. Seeking refuge from his working-class family and not one but two demanding fiancees in the imaginary country called Ambrosia, more and more, Billy finds himself cut off from reality, picturing himself as its ruler and hero. Then, as Billy's fabrications grow increasingly wilder and problems start piling up, lovely, happy-go-lucky Liz enters the young day-dreamer's life, offering a way out of this fine mess. However, new beginnings are always scary, and Billy must make up his mind: it's either a fresh start in London or an endless beautiful lie in Ambrosia.

 

PETTICOAT LARCENY (1943)

Starring Ruth Warrick, Walter Reed and Joan Carroll. An 11 year old radio star decides to throw in her scripts and go undercover to get a better feel for her roles, but when she is kidnapped, trouble soon follows in this comedy.

 

I’M STILL ALIVE  (1940)

Starring Kent Taylor, Linda Hayes, and Howard Da Silva. Steve Bennett is a daring flier who crashes airplanes for the movies, and Laura Marley is an arrogant movie star who is transformed into a very likable woman when she marries Steve. But she, fearing for his life, at her insistence Steve abandons his risky profession and seeks a less-hazardous livelihood...but can't find one. And since he's not the type to depend on his wife to support him, their marriage goes aground.

 

HOTEL RESERVE  (1944)

Starring James Mason and Lucie Mannheim. An Austrian medical student living and working in France is hauled in by the police while on holiday in the south of the country. Accused of espionage he is sent back to his hotel to find out who might really be the spy. Not only his freedom but his chance of becoming a French citizen rests on what he can uncover.

 

MY LIFE WITH CAROLINE  (1941)

Starring Ronald Colman, Anna Lee, Gilbert Roland and Charles Winninger. Caroline Mason, on vacation with her father Mr. Bliss in Idaho, has fallen in love with gaucho Paco Del Valle, the two who plan to get married. The problem is is that she's already married, for five years, to New York publisher Anthony Mason, who couldn't go along on this trip since he had to work. Caroline admits that she loves Anthony, but she believes she is no longer in love with him. Conversely, Anthony still loves his wife and he believes she truly still is in love with him. This situation is somewhat déjà vu, as rather than follow the old adage "Absence makes the heart grow fonder", Caroline tends to forget easily those with who she has lost contact, including Anthony. This situation is reminiscent of one two years earlier when on vacation in Florida with her father, Caroline was ready to marry Paul Martindale. But Anthony, who had more than a sneaking suspicion of what Caroline was up to, decided to come to Florida to outmaneuver the game that Caroline and Paul had concocted to tell him to get what they wanted without rancor. The problem for Caroline and Paul in that situation was that they had no idea that they were indeed embroiled in a game with Anthony until it was all over. But will this situation with Paco be any different?

 

OLD MAN RHYTHM  (1935)

Starring Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Grace Bradley and Betty Grable. Rich John Roberts, Jr. gets reports that his son, Johnny, is falling for a gold digging blonde at college. So he enrolls as a freshman to try to steer Johnny towards the girl he'd like him to marry. He hits upon the idea to have the blonde believe he lost his business, by writing a letter instructing his partner to wire him that his business went broke. But he gives the letter to a school official who forgets to mail it.

 

PIERRE OF THE PLAINS  (1942)

Starring John Carroll, Ruth Hussey, Reginald Owens, Evelyn Ankers and Bruce Cabot. In 1940's Moose Hill, Saskatchewan, outdoorsman Pierre is attracted to saloon-owner Daisy. Hearing of her impending marriage to 'Jap' Durkin, a law officer and rival, Pierre arranges things so the wedding won't occur. Later, Daisy's brother Val, who is also on Durkin's bad side, accidentally kills a crony of Durkin's. Durkin arrests Val and is determined to see him punished, not so much for the killing, but also for the humiliation of the canceled wedding. Pierre, Daisy, and a couple of visiting campers help spring Val, resulting in more complications and another death.

 

TALENT SCOUT  (1937)

Starring Donald Woods, Jeanne Madden and Fred Lawrence. Fast talking talent scout Steve Stewart discovers singer Mary Brannigan while he is on a publicity tour with a busload of chorus girls. Apex Pictures boss A.J. Lambert is not eager to listen to her because Steve's publicity tour cost his studio too much money. Nonetheless, Steve brings her back to Hollywood with him, determined to make her a star. Left on her own in the studio commissary while Steve talks with Lambert, Mary meets actors Bernice Fox and Raymond Crane. Not recognizing Raymond, the studio's big star, Mary insults him, and he leaves angrily with Bernice. Steve manages to get Lambert to agree to a screen test for Mary, but her nervousness spoils her chances. Lambert hates her and once again throws Steve off the lot.

 

ENCORE  (1951)

Starring Nigel Patrick, Kay Walsh, and Glynis Johns. The film is made from three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham. The first, "The Ant and the Grasshopper" concerns the trials and tribulations that ne'er-do-well Tom Ramsey puts his prim-and-proper businessman brother George Ramsey through. The escapades that drive George to absolute distraction eventually wins the hand of the world's third-richest girl, Margaret Vyne, for shiftless Tom; "Winter Cruise" finds the crew of a cargo boat becoming unglued by the endless chatter of a spinster passenger named Miss Reid. In a desperate attempt to silence the prattling busybody, the ship's officers browbeat a French steward, Pierre into making love to her. The results provide some astounding surprises for the officers, Pierre, and, for certain, Miss Reid; In "The Gigolo and the Gigolette" segment, beautiful daredevil Stella Cotman, who entertains the jaded guests of a resort hotel by diving nightly from an eighty-foot platform into a flaming tank, is losing her nerve.

 

CAPTAIN HURRICANE  (1935)

Starring James Barton, Helen Westley, and Helen Mack. Zenas Brewster (James Barton) is a seafaring man with a bad reputation. Notorious for his tempestuous nature, Brewster has earned the nickname of "Captain Hurricane." Brewster is smitten with neighbor Abbie Howland (Helen Westley), but she doesn't like his temperament. After a period of retirement, a bad investment puts Brewster back at work on the sea. And when fire overtakes his ship, Hurricane proves heroic, selflessly rescuing his crew from a grisly and deadly fate.

 

MOKEY  (1942)

Starring Donna Reed, Dan Dailey and Robert Blake. Mokey is an eight-year-old boy whose father gives him too little attention and whose stepmother misunderstands him. His misdeeds are due to neglect and misunderstanding on the part of his elders.

 

COWBOY FROM BROOKLYN  (1938)

Starring Pat O’Brien, Dick Powell, Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, and Priscilla Lane. Brooklyn crooner Elly Jordan and his bandmates end up broke at a Wyoming dude ranch run by Jane Hardy. Singing for his supper there, Elly is heard by Broadway booker Roy Chadwick, who mistakes him for a genuine cowboy and decides to make him a star. The fact that Elly is terrified of animals (including horses) and doesn't know the first thing about the West makes his big break tough to pull off.

 

77 SUNSET STRIP  (Season One)

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer are the wisecracking, womanizing private-detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. They work out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie works as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helps Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually becomes a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also join the firm, and Suzanne is their leggy secretary. This multi-disc box set contains the complete first season – including the pilot movie!

Sale Price $44.95

 

77 SUNSET STRIP  (Season Two)

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer are the wisecracking, womanizing private-detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. They work out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie works as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helps Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually becomes a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also join the firm, and Suzanne is their leggy secretary. This multi-disc box set contains the complete second season.

Sale Price $44.95

 

77 SUNSET STRIP  (Season Three)

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer are the wisecracking, womanizing private-detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. They work out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie works as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helps Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually becomes a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also join the firm, and Suzanne is their leggy secretary. This multi-disc box set contains the complete three season.

Sale Price $44.95

 

77 SUNSET STRIP  (Season Four)

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer are the wisecracking, womanizing private-detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. They work out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie works as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helps Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually becomes a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also join the firm, and Suzanne is their leggy secretary. This multi-disc box set contains the complete fourth season.

Sale Price $44.95

 

77 SUNSET STRIP  (Season Five)

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer are the wisecracking, womanizing private-detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. They work out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie works as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helps Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually becomes a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also join the firm, and Suzanne is their leggy secretary. This multi-disc box set contains the complete fifth season.

Sale Price $44.95

 

77 SUNSET STRIP  (Season Six)

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer are the wisecracking, womanizing private-detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. They work out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie works as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helps Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually becomes a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also join the firm, and Suzanne is their leggy secretary. This multi-disc box set contains the complete sixth and final season.

Sale Price $44.95

 

NORTH OF HUDSON BAY (1923)

Starring Tom Mix. On a steamboat heading North, where his brother has struck gold, Mike Dane falls in love with Estelle MacDonald. When he arrives at the Canadian trading post, Dane learns that his brother has been murdered and his partner sentenced to death as the killer. The first 40 minutes of the 50 minute movie exists. The last ten minutes is considered "lost." That makes viewing this silent excerpt a rarity. As a bonus feature, an OUR GANG silent comedy that was also "lost" until recently found.

 

THE THREE MUSKETEERS  (1935)

Starring Walter Abel and Paul Lukas. The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.

 

FAST AND LOOSE  (1930)

Starring Carole Lombard, Charles Starrett and Miriam Hopkins. Marion and Bertie Lenox are representatives of the fast younger generation in a wealthy, tradition-bound Long Island family of which Bronson and Carrie Lenox are the heads. When Bronson is informed by his brother-in-law that his son Bertie is involved with a chorus girl, Bronson determines to investigate the matter, as his wife insists on keeping the family among only "the best people." At the cabaret where she works, Bronson is forced to admit that Alice is a fine girl and also discovers that his daughter Marion is in love with Henry Morgan, an automobile mechanic. Bronson later attempts to iron out the difficulties to the tune of hysterics from his wife and ranting by George, the brother-in-law. When it develops that Alice's friend, Millie, is opposed to her marrying, and when Morgan, interviewed as to his intentions, wants to test Marion before contemplating marriage, the family begins to promote rather than denounce the situation, resulting in a double wedding with blessings on all sides.

 

ISTANBUL  (1957)

Starring Errol Flynn, Peggy Knudsen and Werner Klemperer. Adventurer James Brennan returns to Istanbul five years after being ejected under suspicion of diamond smuggling. In flashback, he recalls his last days there, his torrid love affair with Stephanie Bauer, the efforts of shady characters to obtain a strange ornament he received from a friend, and Stephanie's disappearance during a fire. Now that Brennan is back, Stephanie (or her double) reappears, and there's still the question of where the supposedly smuggled diamonds are.

 

FATHER MAKES GOOD  (1950)

Raymond Walburn played the role of Henry Latham in a series of five movies known as the Latham Family. (Similar to The Aldrich Family, The Andy Hardy series, The Fitch Family, etc.) A total of five movies were made in the series. In this entry, patriarch Henry Latham buys a cow in order to bypass the town's milk tax.

 

FATHER TAKES THE AIR  (1950)

Raymond Walburn played the role of Henry Latham in a series of five movies known as the Latham Family. (Similar to The Aldrich Family, The Andy Hardy series, The Fitch Family, etc.) A total of five movies were made in the series.  In this film, Barbara Latham, the daughter of Henry Latham, taking temporary charge of a small flying-school, which whets her father's appetite to resume his flying career, dormant since the end of World War One. Mayor Colton, also a WWI flyer, gets the same urge. They make a bet as to which one will make the first solo flight, and when Latham wins, Colton uses his mayoral influence to get Latham arrested and fined the amount of the wager. Later, unknowing to them, they take a contract to fly a much-wanted criminal to Las Vegas, but forget to refuel the airplane.

 

FATHER’S WILD GAME  (1950)

Raymond Walburn played the role of Henry Latham in a series of five movies known as the Latham Family. (Similar to The Aldrich Family, The Andy Hardy series, The Fitch Family, etc.) A total of five movies were made in the series. In this entry in the series, an irate citizen decides to trap his own game rather than pay outrageous store prices for meat.

 

THE BUSTER KEATON STORY  (1957)

Starring Donald O’Connor, Ann Blyth, Rhonda Fleming, Jackie Coogan and Peter Lorre. Buster Keaton leaves his family vaudeville act for the movies. He starts out as a bit player but quickly becomes famous as he acts in and directs his own films. Casting director Gloria Brent is in love with him, but he favors a starlet. When she rejects him, he starts drinking, a problem which only worsens when sound destroys silent cinema and his career. Will Gloria's love and his desire to make people laugh win out?

 

JUBILO  (1919)

Rare silent movie starring Will Rogers and Josie Sedgwick. Jubilo, a tramp, makes himself useful doing odd jobs in a small farming community while he looks for the wife who deserted him while he was off in the war. He discovers that young Rose is his own daughter and not the daughter of prominent Judge Hardy, with whom Jubilo's wife had run off years before.

 

SHADOW OF TERROR  (1945)

Starring Richard Fraser and Grace Albertson. Richard Fraser is thrown from a train, after his papers are stolen, on which he was bound for Washington to present the government his own secret bomb formula. He is found by rancher Grace Gillern and nursed back to help but is suffering from amnesia. Cy Kendall and his henchies trace him to the ranch and drop by since a vital part of his formula was missing from the papers they had stolen.

 

POSTAL INSPECTOR  (1936)

Starring Ricardo Cortez and Bela Lugosi. Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car. This was long thought to be a lost film, but resurrected using a number of different prints so quality varies from scene to scene, but the entertainment is still consistent.

 

BROADWAY  (1942)

Starring Broderick Crawford, Anne Gwynne, Janet Blair, Pat O’Brien, Marie Windsor and George Raft. George Raft, hoofer at the Paradise Club, shares his ambitions with his dancing partner, Billie Moore. She is also the quarry of Stave Crandall, a big-shot racketeer and bootlegger. When Steve bumps of "Scar" Edwards, from whom he has hijacked four truckloads of, the Paradise, where the shooting occurred, becomes the focal point of interest of Police Detective Dan McCorn.

 

SONS OF THE LEGION  (1939)

Starring Donald O’Connor, Evelyn Keyes, Tim Holt and William Frawley. A father who received a dishonourable Army discharge hesitates to get involved with the formation of a youth group.

 

HOBSON’S CHOICE  (1920)

This is the original version (not the later version with Charles Laughton that people are familiar with). This version stars Joan Ritz and Arthur Pitt. In 1880s Salford, England, widower Henry Hobson, owner and operator of Hobson's Boots, lives with his three adult daughters Maggie, Alice, and Vicky in a flat attached to the shop. Henry is miserly, dipsomaniacal, and tyrannical, not allowing his daughters to date since their sole purpose in life is to serve him and the shop--for no wages. He changes his mind about Alice and Vicky, for whom he will choose husbands although they've also chosen the men they'd marry if they could. However, Henry won't provide them with dowries, which might be a challenge in finding them men he would consider suitable husbands. 

 

MASKS AND FACES  (1920)

Starring George Bernard Shaw, James Barrie, and Gladys Cooper. No joke about the cast. British rarity. 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.

 

SILKS AND SADDLES  (1936)

Starring Herman Brix, Toby Wing and Fuzzy Knight. 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 skulduggery plans to ensure that Lightning Lad does not win the race.

 

GHOSTS  (1915)

Starring Henry Walthall. Helen and Manders are in love and wish to marry. Her parents object to his poverty and want her to marry Alving, a notorious rake, who is wealthy and powerful. Manders protests. The family physician also objects because of the result such a match would mean on the children, but Helen's parents laugh at these new-fangled notions. The doctor then appeals to Alving, who laughs him to scorn. Urged on by her parents, ambitious Helen, disregarding all warnings, marries Alving. Later Helen discovers a liaison between her husband and a young married woman. She contemplates leaving her husband and seeks her physicians advice, but he declines to give it. She then sees her pastor, who advises her to adhere to convention and her husband. Meanwhile, the young married woman gives birth to a child by Alving, and the physician agrees to bring the father to see it and keep the real parentage secret. Not a horror film, despite the title, but a fascinating drama.

 

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD  (1946)

Starring Joan Fontaine, Mark Stevens, Harry Morgan, Rosemary DeCamp and Bobby Driscoll. In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future.

 

WHILE NEW YORK SLEEPS  (1938)

Starring Michael Whalen, Marc Lawrence, Sidney Blackmer and Jean Rogers. Intrepid newspapermen work to solve a series of murders involving the robberies of bonds, the mysterious "suicide" of an insurance investigator, and an infamous practical joker. Will the newspaperman get to first base with his would-be honey if he gets her out of an ingenious frame up? 

 

SLEEPING CAR  (1933)

Starring Madeline Carroll, Ivor Novello and Stanley Holloway. A French sleeping-car attending with an eye for the ladies hooks up with a wealthy widow and they get married. What he doesn't know is that she married him because she wants to stay in France. Complications ensue.

 

ARMY GIRL  (1938)

Starring Madge Evans, Preston Foster, James Gleason and Neil Hamilton. A fight to keep cavalry horses from being replaced by tanks culminates in a great race between machine and beast.

 

BUFFALO STAMPEDE  (1933)

Starring Randolph Scott, Buster Crabbe, Monte Blue and Harry Carey. This is based on a Zane Grey story known as The Thundering Herd. Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to the thieving Jett who is stealing Sprague's furs, the Indians are gathering to attack all the white buffalo hunters.

 

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. Cocky young street kid worships his father, a sleazy political operative.

 

AND SUDDEN DEATH  (1936)

Starring Randolph Scott, Frances Drake, and Tom Brown. An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone by reckless driving.

 

THE CIRCUS KID  (1928)

Starring Frankie Darrow and Joe E. Brown. Frankie Darro came from a circus background (his parents were aerialists), and he just occasionally had a chance to show off his circus skills in his film roles. In 'The Circus Kid', Darro gives an excellent performance as Buddy, an orphan who runs away from a a harsh orphanage (is there any other kind?) to join Cadwallader's Circus. The depictions of circus routine and circus people are not very accurate here (mostly the usual clichés), but the film is highly entertaining, and a few gaps in logic do not disturb the story's flow. Darro (aged eleven when he made this movie) showed real acting promise in this and several other early films; it's a shame that his career ended in obscurity.

 

LIGHTNIN’  (1925)

Directed by John Ford, and stars Madge Bellamy and Jay Hunt. Lightnin' Bill Jones, a man partial to the bottle, does chores and odd jobs around the Calivada Hotel, which is run by his wife and their adopted daughter, Millie. Real estate hucksters, learning that the hotel stands on a proposed railroad right of way, talk Mother Jones into selling the land, but, on the advice of John Marvin, a young lawyer in love with Millie, Bill refuses to sign the bill of sale. Mother Jones orders him from the house, and he goes to live in the Old Soldiers' Home. The schemers persuade Mother Jones to divorce Bill, and she takes him to court. Mother Jones has a change of heart, however, and is reconciled with Bill. The schemers are arrested, and John and Millie become engaged.

 

THE IMPATIENT MAIDEN  (1932)

Directed by James Whale, starring Lew Ayers, Mae Clarke, Una Merkel, and Andy Devine. Medical-school student Myron Brooks graduates and starts his internship at a hospital. He asks his sweetheart Ruth Robbins to marry him, but she refuses to until he has established his practice. Meanwhile, she goes to work as a secretary for attorney Albert Hartman, and he is so impressed with her dictation abilities that he sets her up a place to practice her dictation and other secretarial skills. It is only after she is taken to a hospital with an appendicitis attack and young Doctor Marlowe performs a successful appendectomy on her that she decides to give up her night job and marry Dr. Brooks.

 

EXPOSED  (1947)

Starring Adele Mara and Bob Steele. olonel Bentry hires private-eye Belinda Prentice to investigate his stepson and heir Bill Forestman. Bill has withdrawn large sums of money from his account, according to the Colonel, rented an apartment in the city and stoutly refuses to explain his actions. On their way to the Bentry estate, Belinda and her assistant, Iggy Broty, stop near Bill's apartment and their attention is attracted by two suspicious-looking characters. Iggs stays to check them out while Belinda goes on to Bentry's. She is admitted by Severance, the butler, who goes to the library to announce her arrival. She hears a cry from Severance, goes to the library and finds the Butler standing over the dead body of his employer. Belinda picks up a hypodermic needle lying near the body. Inspector Prentice of Homicide, Belinda's father, arrives to take over. 

 

BLOOD ORANGE  (1953)

Starring Tom Conway. Discharged by his employer, a private eye stays on a jewel theft case after a model with information for him is murdered.

 

THE CRIME PATROL  (1936)

Starring Ray Walker and Geneva Mitchell. Prizefighter Bob Neal (Ray Walker) is in debt to gangster Vic Santell (Hooper Atchley) for training expenses. Santell orders Bob to take a dive in the fourth round so Santell can recoup prior gambling losses. Taunted by his ring opponent, Bob wins the fight. Realizing that his profession and underworld characters connected to it are causing him problems, Bob decides to join the police force. After taking nurse Mary Prentiss (Geneva Mitchell) to a drive-in restaurant where the total bill is a depression-era cheap eighty-two cents, Bob and his fellow officers round-up a gang of fur thieves in a warehouse shoot-out.

 

DON’T GAMBLE WITH STRANGERS  (1946)

Starring Kane Richmond. Two card sharks, pretending to be brother and sister, clean out a small-town banker, then take over a crooked gambling joint.

 

MUGGS RIDES AGAIN (1945)

A rarely-seen East Side Kids movie with Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall. After having been framed by gamblers, Muggs is barred from riding in horse races. Snce he can no longer race, he takes up a collection so Ma Brown, who owns the horses won't have her stable foreclosed on. However, one of the gamblers involved in the frame falls for Ma Brwn's daughter, and decides to come clean and confess to the police about the frame. The other gamblers hear about it and set out to shut him up and discredit Muggs and Ma Brown once and for all.

 

BEHIND PRISON GATES  (1939)

Starring Brian Donlevy and Julie Bishop. Det. Norman Craig assumes the identity of a dead bank robber (killed in a police shoot out), Red Murray, so he can infiltrate the prison and find three other bank robbers that the police are looking for. Things are going fine until Craig's partner is found dead in his cell with a bullet hole in his head. The plot thickens as Craig now tries to find the robbers and the murderer of his partner. He pits the three he suspects against each other hoping their greed and paranoia will cause them to turn on each other and rat the other out.

 

GOOD GIRLS GO TO PARIS  (1939)

Starring Melvyn Douglas and Joan Blondell. Jenny Swanson, a waitress on a college campus, confides to English Professor Ronald Brooke that she is willing to gold-dig and blackmail her way to a Paris vacation. Her journey lands her in the New York home of Brooke's future in-laws: the wealthy and fractious Brand family. Jenny charms grandpa Olaf, and seems on her way to landing a rich suitor but her conscience and her heart may lead her in another direction.

 

WHISPERING FOOTSTEPS  (1943)

Starring John Hubbard and Rita Quigley. A bank clerk in a small town returns home from a vacation in Indianapolis, and hears a story on the radio about a girl found murdered there. The description of the killer fits him exactly, and when two girls are murdered in his town, suspicion falls on him - especially when he can't provide an alibi for the time the girls were killed.

 

JOHNNY DARK  (1954)

Starring Piper Laurie and Tony Curtis. Automotive engineer Tony Curtis has been designing a sports car in his spare time. His employer, Sidney Blackmer, isn't interested, until a group of investors fighting for control cause him to back the project, and kill it once the proxy vote is over. Curtis, Blackmer's grand-daughter Piper Laurie, and test driver Don Taylor decide to steal the car and enter it in a race.

 

THE SILENT WITNESS  (1932)

Starring Lionel Atwill, Helen Mack and Greta Nissen. This was really an exciting film to watch. Great performance by Lionel Atwill as a lawyer defending his son accused for murdering a shrewd gold digger played by the wonderful Greta Nissen. Trying to con innocent men from falling for her charms backfires and results in a murder that has several twist before resolved. The film has both atmosphere and drama. It moves quickly from court room to the scene of the crime. 

 

THE VOICE OF HOLLYWOOD  (Film Shorts)

This DVD includes three rare film shorts from 1930 and 1931, revealing a behind-the-scenes look at old Hollywood. In one of them, Johnny Mack Brown introduces us to personalities and their personal lives. In another, Norman Kerry provides us with candid looks at Hollywood and radio personalities. In the third, Reginald Denny gives us a look at the musical entertainment of variety movies. Included as bonus extras on this DVD are two film shorts, GLORIOUS VAMPS (1930) with Bobby Watson, and a comedy, TOOT SWEET, with Lloyd Hamilton.

 

PEG O’ MY HEART  (1933)

Starring Marion Davies. Peg and her father live a simple life in an Irish fishing village. One day Sir Gerald arrives at the village to tell Pat that Peg is heir to estate of her grandfather, who hated Pat. The upshot of the will is that she must go to England for three years to learn to be a lady and that Pat can never see her again. Pat does not tell Peg about his part of the will and sends her to live with Mrs. Chichester for her education. Peg soon finds that Alaric needs to marry her, but she wants Gerald, who is engaged to Ethel, who wants Brent, whose wife will not divorce him.

 

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS  (1933)

Starring Francis Lederer, Joan Bennett, Charlie Ruggles, and Mary Boland. Lederer is a Hessian soldier who defects to the Americans during the Revolutionary War.He falls in love with a Yankee girl, but a thuggish local militiaman jealously makes things hard for him while he's a prisoner of war.

 

EDGE OF ETERNITY  (1959)

Starring Victor Mature. 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 CARELESS YEARS  (1957)

Starring Dean Stockwell, Natalie Trundy, John Larch and Barbara Billings. Two high-school seniors from different social standings have a date, and when the girl resists the boy's romantic advances, he begins to think of her as someone special and thinks they should get married immediately. Both sets of parents object and urge patience, but when the girl is told she is to take a long summer vacation with her parents, the boy talks her into going over the border to Mexico and getting married. The boy's father is so upset that he comes to blows with his son. The son realizes he has been wrong and goes to the girl's home to say goodbye and start to wait until both are older and wiser before taking on the responsibilities of marriage.

 

YOU HAVE TO RUN FAST  (1961)

Starring Elaine Edwards, Grant Richards and Craig Hill. Dr. Frank Harlow is in the process of trying to save a man badly beaten by two gangsters whom he identifies to the police. When the victim dies the charge becomes murder and Harlow hightails it to the far woods where he finds a job as clerk Roger Condon in a sporting-goods store. Harlow's plan is to lay low until the gangsters forget about him. But complications arise from two different sectors. First, Harlow falls in love with the local beauty Laurie Maitland and second, the murderers find out where he is hiding.

 

HIT AND RUN  (1957)

Starring Cleo Moore, Vince Edwards and Hugo Haas. Garage owner Gus Hilmer marries showgirl Julie, many years his junior, and this causes a conflict between Gus and Frankie, a young mechanic he has befriended. FRankie falls in love with Julie and she, as expected in any Hugo Hass film, can not resist his advances. Frankie puts together an automobile out of parts lying around in Gus's junkyard, and forces Julie to accompany him, as he follows Gus and runs him down on a lonely road, and later dismantles the car/murder weapon. Unexpected by the lovers, but not any audience that had seen any Hass film, his twin brother, just release from prison, turns up at the reading of the will, and moves in as half-owner of the garage. So, he and his brother's widow then get together and knock off Frankie? No, nothing that simple from Hair-Shirt Hugo.

 

THREE CAME TO KILL  (1960)

Starring Cameron Mitchell, Steve Brodie and John Lupton. Three professional killers break into the house of an airport employee to shoot the plane on which an Asian Prime Minister is due to leave America.

 

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!

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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.

 

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.

 

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?

 

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 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).