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Next Update: DECEMBER 1, 2022  

 

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THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET  (Season Five)

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 fifth season, restored and remastered, uncut and unedited! 

Sale Price $34.95

 

THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET  (Season Six)

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 fifth season, restored and remastered, uncut and unedited! 

Sale Price $34.95

 

THE FRANK BUCK COLLECTION

Four DVD set contains four classic movies starring Frank Buck, the famed jungle explorer and lion tamer. Includes: Bring ‘em Back Alive (1932), Tiger Fangs (1943), Jungle Cavalcade (1941) and The Lost Jungle (1947).

Sale Price $19.95

 

IT’S INTERMISSION TIME!

This six disc set contains tons of drive-in intermission reels from vintage movie trailers to the animated cartoon countdowns for the next showing. Lots of refreshment ads, vintage jingles, and plenty of memories that will come back to you when you watch these.

Sale Price $29.95

 

THE AZTEC MUMMY COLLECTION

Four classic Mexican horror movies featuring the Aztec Mummy. The first film, THE AZTEC MUMMY (1957), is a great little horror film. This was followed by CURSE OF THE AZTEC MUMMY (1957) which included mobsters led by a tough guy called The Bat and his enemy, a masked superhero wrestler called The Angel. Then came THE ROBOT vs. THE AZTEC MUMMY (1959), in which a mad scientist (also called The Bat) creates a humanoid robot to conquer the mummy warrior. The final film in the box set is WRESTLING WOMEN vs. THE AZTEC MUMMY (1964), which shows just which direction the horror series ultimately went towards.

Sale Price $19.95

 

THE OSS 117 COLLECTION

Five classic movies, newly restored from their archival elements. After the highly successful 1962 release of DR. NO, the character of OSS 117 (from a 1957 movie) was brought back into action in the 1963 film OSS 117 IS UNLEASHED, starring Kerwin Matthews as the suave secret agent. A year later Matthews returned as OSS 117 in the 1964 film OSS 117: PANIC IN BANGKOK which co-starred Robert Hossein. In 1965 Frederick Stafford, the star of Hitchcock’s TOPAZ, took over the OSS 117 role in the film OSS 117: MISSION FOR A KILLER and then reprised the role again in the 1966 film OSS 117: MISSION TO TOKYO. After a one-year hiatus, OSS 117 returned in the 1968 film OSS 117: DOUBLE AGENT, starring John Gavin as the deadly agent with Curt Jurgens and Luciana Paluzzi. All five films are included in this set.

Sale Price $24.95

 

FANTOMAS: THE 1960s COLLECTION

Pierre Souvestre’s Fantômas was originally adapted for the screen by legendary filmmaker Louis Feuillade in 1913. André Hunebelle introduced a revamped and modernized version of Fantômas to the 1960s with three classics starring the great Jean Marais as Fantômas, a criminal mastermind and man of a thousand faces. This three-disc set includes FANTOMAS (1964), FANTOMAS UNLEASHED (1965) and FANTOMAS VS. SCOTLAND YARD (1967). All three films were beautifully shot in ’Scope, the first two in Eastmancolor and the finale in Technicolor.

Sale Price $14.95 

 

WORLD PREMIERE (1941)

Starring John Barrymore, Ricardo Cortez and Frances Farmer. A producer devises an elaborate gala premiere for his latest anti-Nazi propaganda epic.

 

JET OVER THE ATLANTIC (1959)

Starring Guy Madison, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, Ilona Massey and George Macready. Police man Stafford is extraditing convicted killer Brett Murphy from Spain to the USA. At the last minute, Murphy's fiancée, entertainer Jean Gurney, finds that he's been taken and sneaks onto the plane. Unknown to them, a suicidal passenger has a fire-and-gas bomb in his luggage. As time ticks away, minor dramas are played out on board. When the pilots succumb to the fumes, the only available substitute is Murphy.

 

COUNTERFEIT (1936)

John Joseph Madden (Chester Morris), a T-Man special agent goes undercover to rescue a kidnapped Treasury Department engraver from a counterfeiting gang led by Capper Stevens (Lloyd Nolan). He also has time to get involved with sisters Aimee (Margot Grahame) and Verna Maxwell (Marian Marsh.)

 

WHAT PRICE GLORY? (1926)

Starring Victor McLaglen, Dolores del Rio and Edmund Lowe. U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain, takes up with flirtatious Charmaine, inn-keeper's daughter. Of course, Quirt has to arrive and spoil his fun. But the harsh realities of war and the threat of a shotgun marriage give the two men a common cause.

 

EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE (1927)

Starring George O’Brien. After his mother and stepfather have been killed in a barge accident, John Breen is rescued from some East Side toughs by the Lipvitches. He remains in the city, determined to find his real father, who rejected his mother; and after some success as a prizefighter, he is virtually adopted by Van Horn, a millionaire who actually is his father. Becka Lipvitch renounces his love when Pug Malone advises her that their marriage would endanger his future. John becomes engaged to Josephine, Van Horn's ward, and rejects the boxing ring for an engineering career. While returning from Europe, Van Horn is drowned when his ship sinks; Josephine and Rantoul, finding consolation in each other's love, are rescued and are married. Meanwhile, John rescues Becka from Flash, a nightclub owner and narcotics peddler, and they are reconciled.

 

RISE AND SHINE (1941)

Starring Jack Oakie, Milton Berle, Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan, Sheldon Leonard and George Murphy. Boley Bolenciecwcz, he of the un-pronounceable and un-spellable name, is a phenomenal football player and will surely save the day and win the Big Game for Old Siwash...if he can stay awake and pass his exams. But he is kidnapped by a gambling cartel, just in case, since they have heavy sugar on the other team. In and around these happenings float many eccentric characters, including Grandpa, who is old enough to still be fighting the Civil War but not too old to chase blondes; "Seabiscuit," the man who neighs like a horse---don't ask; Professor Murray, who mixes magic with his economics teaching, and goes around extracting eggs from other people's ears.

 

THAT CERTAIN FEELING (1956)

Starring Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, Al Capp, Pearl Bailey, George Sanders and Jerry Mathers. When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secretary and soon-to-be wife.

 

THE BLACK WATCH (1929)

Stars Myrna Loy and Victor McLaglen. Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there.

 

UNDER-COVER MAN (1932)

Starring Nancy Carroll, George Raft and Roscoe Karns. When his father is murdered, erstwhile conman Nick Darrow asks the cops if he can go undercover to find the killers, and maybe even stop a crime ring that has been plaguing the police. The sister of another innocent victim joins him as they infiltrate the syndicate. Any wrong move could lead to instant death.

 

13 HOURS BY AIR (1936)

Starring Fred MacMurray, Zasu Pitts, Brian Donlevy and Constance Bennett. Airline pilot Jack Gordon (Fred MacMurray) on a flight from New York to San Francisco, is immediately attracted to beautiful passenger Felice Rollins (Joan Bennett). Known as a "lady's man", he bets stewardess Vi Johnson (Ruth Donnelly) that he will take Felice out to dinner that evening. A jewel robbery is in the news and a beautiful blonde is implicated, with Jack suspecting that Felice may be the culprit. On a stop over in Chicago, Jack learns instead that his passenger is a wealthy socialite at odds with another passenger, Count Stephani (Fred Keating). Jack worries that he may have a crisis involving the Count when he finds Stephani has a gun aboard. Other passengers include Dr. Evarts (Brian Donlevy) and Curtis Palmer (Alan Baxter, both of whom seem to be harboring a secret. 

 

THE VAGABOND KING (1930)

Starring Dennis King, Warner Oland and Jeanette MacDonald. The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine.

 

LET’S FACE IT (1943)

Starring Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Zasu Pitts and Eve Arden. A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women's "fat farm" nearby, want to get married but don't have enough money. Three customers of the "fat farm" scheme to get back at their philandering husbands by hiring the soldier and two of his buddies as "escorts" for the weekend. Complications ensue when the husbands show up unexpectedly.

 

APPLAUSE (1929)

Starring the legendary Helen Morgan. This early example of the "backstage" musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps.

 

THE GANG BUSTER (1931)

Starring Jack Oakie and Jean Arthur. Naïve insurance agent 'Cyclone' Case falls in love with Sylvia Martine, whose father has a dispute with gangster Mike Slade. When Sylvia is kidnapped by Slade and his gang, 'Cyclone' decides to save her and wanders straight into a gang war without even realizing it.

 

THE GOLDEN WEST (1932)

Starring George O’Brien and Janet Chandler. Lovers David Lynch and Betty Summers are caught in the feud between their two families. When David kills the Summers' son, he escapes to the West. He marries, and when his son is two, he and his wife are killed by Indians who take the boy. Twenty years later the boy is now the Indian chief. Betty's daughter is nearby and the two are destined to meet.

 

SAVAGE PAMPAS (1966)

Starring Robert Taylor, Ron Randell and Mario Lozano. In charge of a small frontier garrison outpost in turn-of-the-century Argentina dominated by dangerous Indians and marauding gangs of bandits, Captain Martín finds himself with his back to the wall. On the one hand, the local Indian tribes are on the warpath; on the other hand, his mortal enemy, Padrón, is enticing Martín's men with the only thing they are lacking and missing the most: the company of women. To turn the tables on Padrón, Captain Martín makes a morale-boosting decision and enlists the help of a handful of prostitutes to hang out with the soldiers. Now the men must escort the ladies back to the fort, confronting the Indians and Padrón's men. Can they survive the savage Pampas?

 

GIRLS ABOUT TOWN (1931)

Starring Kay Francis, Joel McCrea and Eugene Pallette. Gold-diggers Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman meet susceptible lonely businessmen at conventions in this ribald preproduction-code story. The millionaires lavish the girls with expensive gifts. Francis falls for poor but virtuous Joel McCrea. Eugene Paulette is a copper king who gives Tashman jewelry. His wife reacts not with jealously but by trying to imitate her rival's style.

 

STATE SECRET (a.k.a. THE GREAT MANHUNT, 1950)

Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Glynis Johns. Visiting in England, famed American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. When the latter dies, he is replaced by a look-alike, but Marlowe is the object of a shoot-to-kill, vicious pursuit by the secret police of Vosnia since it is vital to Vosnia that the dictator's death does not become known. Fleeing, he seeks help from an English-speaking actress, Lisa Robinson, and the two are harried across the countryside before being captured. (Produced by the British team of Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat "in association with London Films" and released in the U.S. by Columbia Pictures Corporation.)

 

PIER 5, HAVANA (1959)

Starring Cameron Mitchell and Allison Hayes. A Yank comes to Havana in search of an old friend who disappeared during the Cuban Revolution, and discovers a group of Batista sympathizers plotting to overturn Castro.

 

HUCKLEBERRY FINN (1920)

The silent version starring Lewis Sargent. Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures.

 

LIGHTNIN’ (1930)

Starring Will Rogers, Joel McCrea and Louise Dresser. Lightnin' has the young man come to his hotel to find his wife who is seeking a divorce. He talks to the two who obviously are in love but they get in a tiff and the young man says "OK, I am leaving" and Lightnin' whispers to wife to call him back, and he has a heart-to-heart sit-down and the couple leaves with their marriage saved.

 

ROARING RAILS (1924)

Starring Harry Carey and a very young Frankie Darro. A railroad engineer adopts a French orphan while he's fighting in the army in World War I, and takes him back to the US when the war ends. Later the boy needs an eye operation that the engineer can't afford, so he takes the rap for a murder he didn't commit in order to get his son the operation.

 

WOMAN OF THE NORTH COUNTRY (1952)

Starring Rod Cameron, J. Carroll Naish, Gale Storm, John Agar and Ruth Hussey. In 1890 Minnesota Christine Powell is the scheming head of the Powell dynasty, the richest mining empire of the era. But the Powell mine deposits are diminishing. The Mesabi range represents a whole new productive area but the rights to mine there are held by a young geological engineer, Kyle Ramlo. The latter reaches an impasse when he needs money to continue his experimentation with open-pit mining and goes to Miss Powell for financing. She displays great interest in both his inventive mining method and in him personally but secretly plots to destroy him and take over his Masabi rights. The gullible Ramlo falls into clutches while the girl he really loves, Cathy Norlund, tries desperately to open his eyes to Christine's scheme.

 

EXPOSED (1947)

Stars Adele Mara, Lorna Gray and Mark Roberts. Colonel 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. 

 

LAST TRAIN FROM BOMBAY (1952)

Starring Jon Hall, Christine Larson and Donna Martell. Martin Viking, an American diplomat in India, is falsely accused on the killing of an Indian dignitary and sets out to prove his innocence while trying to find the location of explosions planed on a Bombay train by a group of terrorists.

 

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ (1930)

Starring James Gleason, Harry Richman and Joan Bennett. Crooner Harry Raymond and his best friend James Tierney are working for a musical promoter when they meet Dolores Fenton, who is trying to make ends meet by selling one of her songs. Raymond collaborates with Miss Fenton on her music but gets fired by overzealously selling it to his boss. Raymond and Tierney, with with their girlfriends, work in vaudeville until they are separated by a Broadway offer for Raymond and Dolores. Success comes to the crooning Raymond in New York. He starts hobnobbing with high society, drinking heavily, and forgetting his old friends. It's a formula for a big fall.

 

FLAME OF STAMBOUL (1951)

Starring Richard Denning, George Zucco, Lisa Ferraday and Norman Lloyd. A gang of thieves in Istanbul, led by a mastermind criminal known as "The Voice", are planning to steal defense plans important to the protection of the Suez Canal during a peace conference to be held there. Larry Wilson, an American intelligence agent, is sent to the scene of the plot. The plans have been hidden in the jewel box belonging to a wealthy Egyptian attending the conference. As part of the plan, the gang hires Lynette Garay to assume the identity of a dancer known as the "Flame of Stamboul" and get friendly with the son of the Egyptian.

 

HOMICIDE FOR THREE (1948)

Starring Warren Douglas, Audrey Long and Grant Withers. On their honeymoon,a young navy officer and his wife are having difficulties in finding a hotel room in Los Angeles until a lady lends them her suite. There, they receive a mysterious telephone call warning them of a murder that is about to be committed. After finding two dead women they hire two private detectives to help them. They learn that the third woman marked for death is the woman who lent them her hotel suite. She is the aerial artist at a circus and the other two women were her friends. The police arrive and arrest the navy officer and his wife, and two clowns who were attempting to kill the aerial performer.

 

SHE HAD TO EAT (1937)

Stars Jack Haley, Rochelle Hudson and Arthur Treacher. Arizona gas station owner (Haley) faces comic adventures after he is kidnapped by gangsters who have mistaken him for an escaped killer.

 

A BLUEPRINT FOR MURDER (1953)

Stars Joseph Cotton, Jean Peters and Gary Merrill. Two orphans, Polly and Doug, live with their stepmother Lynne; Polly collapses with the same mystery symptoms that killed her father. The kids' visiting uncle, Whitney Cameron, is warned that the symptoms match strychnine poisoning, but that poisoners are seldom detected and rarely convicted. Sure enough, no case can be made against the obvious suspect; so what can Whitney do to save the next victim?

 

HIT PARADE OF 1941 (1940)

Starring Kenny Baker, Frances Langford, Ann Miller, Patsy Kelly, Phil Silvers and Hugh Herbert. A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the screen, but due to her voice, her singing had to be dubbed by the owner's girl friend Pat Abbott.But problems start, when the owner starts dating Annabelle.

 

DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY? (1968)

Starring Phyllis Diller, Bob Denver and Joe Flynn. Agatha Knabenshu arrives in a small town in Missouri to sell player pianos to the locals. She's fired after her disastrous sales attempts nearly destroy the town. The stranded saleslady becomes friendly with an equally bumbling inventor and moves in with his family. The two then try to sell his automatic milking machine, but things turn sour when their demonstration causes a stampede.

 

DUDE RANCH (1931) 

Starring jack Oakie, Stuart Erwin and Eugene Pallette. Chester Carr, owner of a dude ranch in the Rockies, caters to guests seeking the thrill of the Wild West. Among his guests are the wealthy Spruce Meadows and his daughter Susan. But the West isn't wild anymore and most of Carr's guests are bored and about to leave. He is in despair when a caravan carrying a broke-down-and-out troupe of actors---Jennifer, Judd, Mrs. Merridew and her daughter, Alice---crashes down the hill and wrecks the hotel sign. Carr offers to board and lodge them free for a week if they can provide enough excitement to keep Meadows and the other guest from leaving. The actors agree. They have the properties and costumes for a Western melodrama,"Vance Kilroy's Revenge", which they proceed to adapt real-life for the occasion. That evening a woman rushes into the hotel lounge with her little daughter, begging to be saved from the whip of her brutal husband Black Jud. He comes after them with a whip but the heroic Vance Kilroy arrives and saves them. Black Jed leaves, shaking his fists, trimming his mustache and vowing to return. 

 

CUSTOMS AGENT (1950)

Starring William Eythe and Marjorie Reynolds. U. S. Customs is trying to stop the illegal export of a miracle drug to China. A Customs agent in Shanghai inadvertently gets his partner killed and is fired. The now ex-agent goes on a drinking spree, and is approached by the black market gang to help them work around Customs. A few plot twists.

 

SUBMARINE COMAND (1951)

Starring William Holden, Nancy Olsen, William Bendix and Don Taylor. Submarine commander Ken White is forced to suddenly submerge, leaving his captain and another crew member to die outside the sub during WW II. Subsequent years of meaningless navy ground assignments and the animosity of a former sailor, leave White (now a captain) feeling guilty and empty. His life spirals downward and his wife is about to leave him. Suddenly, he is forced into a dangerous rescue situation at the start of the Koren War.... reassigned to the same submarine where all of his problems began.

 

THE TAMING OF THE WEST (1939)

Starring Bill Elliott, Dick Curtis and Iris Meredith. Bill Saunders arriving in a lawless town is quickly made Marshal. But when he arrests the gang members, the victims refuse to testify. However one rancher is willing to testify and when the gang kills him, Bill jails the killers. This causes the gang leader Rawhide to reveal the identity of the big boss and Bill goes after him.

 

THE DARING YOUNG MAN (1942)

Starring Joe E. Brown, Marguerite Chapman and William Wright. Watch for a young Lloyd Bridges. After the military turns him down, a man proves himself a hero by cracking a Nazi spy ring.

 

RIDING HIGH (1943)

Starring Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell and Victor Moore. In order to help her father get his silver mine running, a burlesque queen returns home to Arizona and gets a job as an entertainer at a dude ranch and runs into a romantic mining engineer and a counterfeiter.

 

THE VANQUISHED (1953)

Starring John Payne, Jan Sterling and Coleen Gray. A Southern States official returns home after the Civil War and has to see that in his village the law is in the hands of a few scrupoulos people.

 

THE SECRET CALL (1931)

Starring Richard Arlen, Peggy Shannon and William B. Davidson. City Commissioner Frank Kelly commits suicide after political boss Jim Blake frames him in Blake's own grafting racket. Kelly's daughter Wanda, who is in love with Blake's son Tom, vows revenge against Blake when he insists innocent men do not commit suicide. A year later, Wanda is head telephone operator at the Hotel Keswick, where Blake conducts business. Meanwhile, The Bulletin has been printing stories implicating Blake in Kelly's demise. In order to divert attention from himself, Blake creates a scandal involving Senator Matt Stanton, who is spearheading the investigation of him. At the hotel, Blake blackmails Stanton into dropping his reform bill by threatening to expose Stanton's past love affair in the next morning's newspaper. Meanwhile, Bulletin reporter Bert Benedict offers to pay Wanda to listen in on Blake's calls. Unaware of the name of Stanton's former liaison, Blake sends henchman Jim Neligan to pay the hotel operator for the phone number of Stanton's next call, assuming he will be calling the woman to warn her. 

 

HANDY ANDY (1934)

Starring Will Rogers and Peggy Wood. Watch for a young Robert Taylor, and a girl at the train station named Lynn Bari, who is not credited on screen. A small-town druggist is henpecked by his social-climbing wife to sell his pharmacy to a national chain. In addition, she tries to set up her pretty young daughter with the nitwit son of the chain's owner, even though the girl is in love with the handsome son of the town doctor. Finally the druggist decides he's had enough and takes matters into his own hands.

 

HOW TO BE VERY, VERY POPULAR (1955)

Starring Betty Grable, Sheree North, Orson Bean, Robert Cummings and Charles Coburn. Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.

 

THEY RAN FOR THEIR LIVES (1968)

Starring John Payne, Scott Brady, John Carradine, Jim Davis and Luana Patten. Directed by John Payne, who makes the last acting role of his career. A geologist aids the escape of a young woman whose father was murdered to recover forged oil documents.

 

TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP (1941)

Starring Jackie Gleason, Jack Durant and Florence Rice. A pair of barbers are driven out of business because most of the men in their small town are drafted into the army. When their attempts to also enlist fail, they decide to form a Home Defense Force, and wind up getting involved with a gang of crooks.

 

JOHNNY ROCCO (1958)

Starring Richard Eyer, Stephen McNally and Colleen Gray. A sedan used in smuggling narcotics speeds north from Tiajuana, Mexico. In it are gangsters Mooney and Tony Rocco, and Rocco's son, Johnny. . A California motorcycle cop overtakes it. Mooney suddenly brakes the sedan, the officer smashes into it and is killed. Johnny is shocked by the murder and Mooney cautions Rocco to keep the kid's mouth shut. Later at school, Johnny's teacher, Lois Mayfield, noticing something is troubling Johnny, calls on his father and awakens in Rocco an awareness of the world Johnny is being exposed to. The narcotic smuggling syndicate head, Gordon Lane, fearful that Johnny will tell all he knows, orders Mooney to trail the boy. 

 

GOOD-TIME GIRL (1948)

Stars Diana Dors and George Merritt. A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a Policeman. She runs away with two G. I.s who are also on the run and they start a crime wave.

 

LAW AND DISORDER (1974)

Starring Carroll O’Connor, Karen Black and Ernest Borgnine. During the 1970s, New York City is plagued by a wave of crimes. Fed up with the situation and with the police's inaction, friends Willie and Cy complain to the local police precinct. Police captain Ed Malloy explains that his forces are stretched thin and cannot be everywhere all the time. He suggests that residents from various neighborhoods join the Police Auxiliary Force and patrol their own neighborhoods themselves. Willie and Cy organize a large group of volunteers from their neighborhood into a police auxiliary force. They are issued with uniforms and batons but no firearms. However, the resourceful men get hold of various personal firearms and even manage to obtain a few walkies-talkies.

 

TROPIC HOLIDAY (1938)

Starring Bob Burns, Dorothy Lamour and Ray Milland. A Hollywood screenwriter looking for inspiration for his next film goes to Mexico, where he runs into a beautiful Mexican girl who sets her sights on him.

 

THE MAN WHO DREW BUG-EYED MONSTERS (1994)

This fascinating and entertaining documentary celebrates the work of Reynold Brown, one of the most acclaimed movie poster artists of the Fifties and early Sixties, whose work colorfully encapsulated the nation's postwar social climate. The video illustrates scores of Brown's compelling posters - often interwoven with 'Coming Attractions' previews - for films such as "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman," "This Island Earth," "I Was a Teenage Werewolf," "Tarantula," "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" and "Monster on the Campus." Art critics, curators and authors as well as B-movie producers Roger Corman and Samuel Z. Arkoff discuss Brown's work in an art historical and social context, discussing the artistry of posters often more memorable than the films themselves.

 

THE LITTLE SAVAGE (1959)

After burying stolen treasure on a desert island, a pirate shoots his partner and leaves him for dead. After recovering, the man finds a 10-year-old boy on the island. Years later, the pirates meet again and shoot it out.

 

STAGE TO THUNDER ROCK (1964)    

Starring Barry Sullivan, Scott Brady, Lon Chaney, Jr., Anne Seymour, John Agar, Ralph Taeger, Wanda Hendrix and Marilyn Maxwell. Retiring Sheriff Horne goes after the Sawyer brothers who have robbed a bank in town. The outlaw brothers count on the fact they grew up together with Horne and hope to get a break from him. However, during a shootout at a farm in the hills, Horne kills one of the brothers and captures the other, Reese. After they accidentally lose their horses during a scuffle, they travel on foot toward the stagecoach depot. All this time, Reese is taunting Horne and warns him that his father, Ross Sawyer, will soon rescue him. Indeed, Ross Sawyer goes after the sheriff to rescue his remaining son. Anticipating such a move, the town's mayor and the judge hire a paid gunfighter in need of money to kill Ross Sawyer on sight. The sheriff and his prisoner take the stagecoach to the stagecoach depot. The depot is run by the Parkers who are in debt and risk losing their business. Therefore, they are receptive to the secret financial deal offered by the prisoner and promise to help him escape the sheriff's custody. 

 

SOY LEYENDA (a.k.a. I AM LEGEND, 1967 version)

The Richard Matheson vampire novel was adapted into THE LAST MAN ON EARTH in 1964 with Vincent Price, then decades later with Will Smith. But this is the version done in Spain in between. First the atomic war broke out, new machines were made, dead birds appeared. In 1999 a biological warfare broke out, there were sandstorms and giant locust infestations; the human tissue was transformed and a new being, once legendary, now real, emerged: the vampire. Only Robert Neville, the last man on Earth, remains unpolluted, living in a constant struggle with the new inhabitants of the planet.

 

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR (1976)

Starring Julie Adams, Andy Griffith, John Houseman and Patricia Hitchcock. During a busy live taping of a TV program, a group of mysterious people show up with a strange demand. The famous stage play is now set in a television studio (a change from the stage rendition) and directed by Stacy Keach, and done very well.