|A Dispatch from Reuters 1940 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: William Dieterle
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Edna Best, Eddie Albert, Albert Bassermann, Gene Lockhart, Otto Kruger, Nigel Bruce, Montagu Love, James Stephenson, Walter Kingsford
This is the biography of Julius Reuter (Edward G. Robinson) who began with a fleet of carrier pigeons and ended up with the first news wire service.
|Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet 1940 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: William Dieterle
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp, Maria Ouspenskaya, Montagu Love, Sig Ruman, Donald Meek, Henry O'Neill, Albert Bassermann
This is an excellent film biography of the German research scientist, Dr. Ehrlich (Edward G. Robinson), who discovered a cure for venereal disease.
|Escape 1940 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt, Alla Nazimova, Felix Bressart, Albert Bassermann, Philip Dorn, Bonita Granville, Edgar Barrier, Blanche Yurka
This is Ethel Vance's bestseller brought to the screen. It is the story about a young man who uses the mistress of a Nazi general to sneak his mother out of a concentration camp.
|Foreign Correspondent 1940 N/R, 119 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Albert Bassermann, Robert Benchley, Edmund Gwenn, Eduardo Ciannelli, Harry Davenport, Ian Wolfe, Martin Kosleck, Frances Carson, Charles Wagenheim, Charles Halton, Eddie Conrad
At the beginning of World War II, American reporter Johnny Jones (Joel McCrea) is sent to Europe where he witnesses the assassination of Dutch diplomat Van Meer (Albert Basserman). Looking into the matter, Johnny finds a huge conspiracy, and, with help from peace advocate Stephen Fisher's (Herbert Marshall) daughter Carol (Laraine Day), he uncovers Nazi plans to conquer Europe. But, discovering the plans will lead to a dangerous journey as Johnny puts together clues to discover who is the leader of the deadly plot. The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Supporting Actor (Basserman). This is one of Alfred Hitchcock's best films.
|Invisible Agent 1942 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Edwin L. Marin
Cast: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke, J. Edward Bromberg, Albert Bassermann, John Litel, Holmes Herbert, Keye Luke, Philip Van Zandt, Matt Willis, Milburn Stone
In the continuation of the "Invisible Man" series, Frank Raymond (Jon Hall) drinks a potion, becomes invisible, and gathers secret information from the Nazis.
|Knute Rockne All American 1940 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Cast: Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Donald Crisp, Ronald Reagan, Albert Bassermann, John Qualen, John Litel, Johnny Sheffield, Dorothy Tree, Glenn "Pop" Warner, Owen Davis Jr., William Byrne, Nick Lukats, Kane Richmond, William Marshall
Pat O'Brien plays the title role of the legendary Notre Dame football coach, and Ronald Reagan is the team's star player, George Gipp, who offers the line, "Win just one for the Gipper." Rockne rises to the position of head coach of his alma mater where he nurtures outstanding players such as Gipp and the Four Horsemen–Miller (William Marshall), Stuhlreder (Nick Lukats), Laydon (Kane Richmond), and Crowley (William Byrne)–and even finds time to marry the love of his life, Bonnie (Gale Page).
|Madame Curie 1943 N/R, 124 min.|
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Walker, Dame May Whitty, Henry Travers, C. Aubrey Smith, Albert Bassermann, Victor Francen, Reginald Owen, Van Johnson
This biography of Marie Curie (Greer Garson) and her discovery of radium is both educational and entertaining. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Walter Pidgeon), and Actress (Garson).
|The Moon and Sixpence 1943 N/R, 89 min.|
Director: Albert Lewin
Cast: George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Florence Bates, Doris Dudley, Elena Verdugo, Steven Geray, Eric Blore, Albert Bassermann, Molly Lamont, Heather Thatcher
Based on W. Somerset Maugham's novel, this story is loosely based on the life of artist Paul Gauguin. Unable to find his way in European society, he travels to Tahiti where he discovers peace.
|The Moon Is Blue 1953 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Otto Preminger
Cast: William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tully, Dawn Addams, Albert Bassermann, Fortunio Bonanova, Gregory Ratoff, Hardy Kruger, Johanna Matz
Considered risque when it was released in the 1950s, this is the story of a young woman, Polly (Maggie McNamara), who flaunts her virginity. Maggie received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
|Once Upon a Honeymoon 1942 N/R, 116 min.|
Director: Harry Scott
Cast: Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak, Albert Dekker, Albert Bassermann, Ferike Boros, Harry Shannon, John Banner, Hans Conried, Emory Parnell
A burlesque queen (Ginger Rogers) is about to marry an important Nazi agent (Walter Slezak) but is rescued from her fate by a radio war correspondent (Cary Grant).
|The Red Shoes 1948 N/R, 132 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Musical
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Leonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Albert Bassermann, Ludmilla Tcherina, Esmond Knight, Jean Short, Gordon Littman, Julia Lang, Austin Trevor, Irene Brown, Eric Berry, Jerry Verno
In this fine film, capturing the true essence of the ballet world, Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) must decide between her love for dancing and the chance to stay with the man, composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring), who she loves. An Oscar nomination was received for Best Picture, and the film won two Oscars (Art Direction/Set Decoration and Musical Score).
|Reunion in France 1942 N/R, 104 min.|
Director: Jules Dassin
Cast: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, John Carradine, Henry Daniell, Howard Da Silva, J. Edward Bromberg, Moroni Olsen
During World War II and the Nazi occupation of France, a Parisian woman (Joan Crawford) teams up with an American pilot (John Wayne) to escape the clutches of the Gestapo.
|Rhapsody in Blue 1945 N/R, 135 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Irving Rapper
Cast: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn, Julie Bishop, Albert Bassermann, Morris Carnovsky, Rosemary DeCamp, Ira Gershwin, Darryl Hickman
Robert Alda stars in this well-made biography of the composer George Gershwin who is determined to succeed. The story may be short on actual facts, but it is certainly long on entertainment value.
|The Shanghai Gesture 1941 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Cast: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson, Phyllis Brooks, Albert Bassermann, Maria Ouspenskaya, Eric Blore, Ivan Lebedeff, Clyde Fillmore, Mike Mazurki, Grayce Hampton, Rex Evans, Mikhail Rasumny, Michael Dalmatoff
Gin Sling (Ona Munson) runs a casino in Shanghai but is about to be forced to vacate by the rich Sir Guy Charteris (Walter Huston). His daughter, Poppy (Gene Tierney), has become addicted to the gambling and drinking at the casino. We now find out that Gin Sling is the woman Charteris abandoned in the past–and who now plans revenge.
|Since You Went Away 1944 N/R, 180 min.|
Director: John Cromwell
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Joseph Cotten, Lionel Barrymore, Keenan Wynn, Agnes Moorehead, Monty Woolley, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel, Alla Nazimova, Albert Bassermann, Guy Madison, Craig Stevens, Lloyd Corrigan
Life on the home front during World War II is told through Anne Hilton (Claudette Colbert) and her daughters Jane and Bridget (Jennifer Jones and Shirley Temple) who also serve while Tim, their husband/father, fights the war. To make ends meet, Anne takes in a boarder, Col. William Smollet (Monty Woolley), who lends his moral support to the family. Among the eight Academy Award nominations (in addition to an Oscar for Musical Score) were Best Picture, Actress (Colbert), Supporting Actor (Monty Woolley) and Supporting Actress (Jones).
|A Woman's Face 1941 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: George Cukor
Cast: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek, George Zucco, Connie Gilchrist, Richard Nichols, Charles Quigley, Henry Kolker
A con artist, Anna Holm (Joan Crawford), has suffered from a scarred face since she was a child. When Anna meets Dr. Segert (Melvyn Douglas), he performs plastic surgery on her, and she experiences a change in her life. But, she isn't sure that a "good" life is better than the one she had, and her lover (Conrad Veidt) lures her back into the criminal world when she aids him in a kidnap and murder plot. There is a murder trial, but Anna is cleared, goes through a spiritual rebirth, and finds a new life with Dr. Segert who has finally realized that he loves her.
|1. A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)|
2. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
3. Escape (1940)
4. Foreign Correspondent (1940)
5. Invisible Agent (1942)
6. Knute Rockne All American (1940)
7. Madame Curie (1943)
8. The Moon and Sixpence (1943)
9. The Moon Is Blue (1953)
10. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
11. The Red Shoes (1948)
12. Reunion in France (1942)
13. Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
14. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
15. Since You Went Away (1944)
16. A Woman's Face (1941)
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