|3 Bad Men 1926 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Western / Romance
aka: Three Bad Men
Director: John Ford
Cast: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, J. Farrell MacDonald, Tom Santschi, Frank Campeau, Priscilla Bonner, Otis Harlan, Phyllis Haver, Georgie Harris, Alec B. Francis, Jay Hunt, Walter Perry, George Irving, Grace Gordon
The three bad men Mike Costigan, "Bull" Stanley, and "Spade" Allen (J. Farrell McDonald, Tom Santschi, and Frank Campeau) are outlaws who rescue a young woman, Lee Carlton (Olive Borden), after her father is killed and lose their lives protecting her. John Ford at his silent film best.
|Alice in Wonderland 1933 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Adventure
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Cast: Charlotte Henry, Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, Charles Ruggles, Roscoe Karns, Gary Cooper, W.C. Fields, Cary Grant, Sterling Holloway, Edward Everett Horton, Leon Errol, Ned Sparks, William Austin, Louise Fazenda, Alec B. Francis
In this first full-length film of the Lewis Carroll fantasy, the story takes place in 19th-century England where Alice (Charlotte Henry) enters the land behind a mirror in her library. Among the characters that Alice meets in Wonderland are the March Hare (Charlie Ruggles), the Mad Hatter (Edward Everett Horton), and the Cheshire Cat (Richard Arlen). In one of her adventures, Humpty Dumpty (W.C. Fields) recites the poem "Jabberwocky" to Alice and then falls off the wall. The White Knight (Gary Cooper) tries to put Humpty Dumpty together but fails and then joins Alice on her adventure. Alice does become a queen and then awakens in her library where she finds her kitten Dinah cuddled on her lap.
|Arrowsmith 1931 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: John Ford
Cast: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, A.E. Anson, Myrna Loy, Claude King, Beulah Bondi, Russell Hopton, John Qualen, Richard Bennett, DeWitt Jennings, Clarence Brooks, Alec B. Francis, Bert Roach, David Landau, Lumsden Hare
When Dr. Martin Arrowsmith (Ronald Colman) changes his career from physician to research scientist, everything in his life is affected. In true Sinclair Lewis style, the author reveals the commercial aspect of medicine and how quickly money and social status lead to tragedy for those who get wrapped up in the trappings. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
|The Bishop Murder Case 1930 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Nick Grinde
Cast: Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young, Alec B. Francis, Carroll Nye, George F. Marion, Bodil Rosing, Delmer Daves, Charles Quatermaine, Zelda Sears, Richard Cramer, James Donlan, Sidney Bracey, Clarence Geldart, Nellie Bly Baker
The body of "Cock Robin" is discovered with an arrow through his heart. He is one of a series of murder victims in which the killer leaves nursery rhymes in his wake. Detective Philo Vance (Basil Rathbone) goes to work and finds the psychopathic killer.
|Feet First 1930 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Clyde Bruckman
Cast: Harold Lloyd, Robert McWade, Lillian Leighton, Barbara Kent, Alec B. Francis, Noah Young, Henry Hall, Arthur Housman, Willie Best, Noah Beery, Buster Phelps, Leo Willis, James Finlayson
While on a cruise to Honolulu, shoe salesman Harold Horne (Harold Lloyd) falls in love with heiress Barbara Carson (Barbara Kent) who believes that Harold is a millionaire. While trying to hide the deceit, Harold becomes tied up in a mail sack and lands on a builder's hoist near a skyscraper. Now, he must find a way to climb down the building–and the acrobatic fun begins.
|His Private Secretary 1933 N/R, 68 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Phil Whitman
Cast: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Alec B. Francis, Reginald Barlow, Natalie Kingston, Arthur Hoyt, Al St. John, Hugh Kidder, Mickey Rentschler, Patrick Cunning
Playboy Dick Wallace (John Wayne) can't seem to leave women alone and settle down in the family business. His father (Reginald Barlow) sends Dick to Somerville to collect overdue payments from the Reverend Hall (Alec B. Francis). Along the way to Somerville, Dick picks up Marion (Evalyn Knapp) and gives her a ride. Dick puts moves on Marion, and she slaps him. It turns out that Marion is the Reverend's granddaughter, and, for the first time in his life, Dick is really in love. They do marry, but before Dick can introduce Marion to his father, she is hired by his father as his private secretary, and her identity is kept secret. His father is impressed with Marion, who Dick works diligently for, and soon tells Dick that he wishes that Dick had married Marion.
|Mata Hari 1931 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: George Fitzmaurice
Cast: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, C. Henry Gordon, Karen Morley, Alec B. Francis, Blanche Friderici, Edmund Breese, Helen Jerome Eddy, Frank Reicher, Sarah Padden, Mischa Auer, Harry Cording, Michael Visaroff
The infamous World War I spy, exotic dancer Mata Hari (Greta Garbo), uses her sexuality to get her hands on secret papers. She seduces Russian General Shubin (Lionel Barrymore) and obtains valuable information. But, she is finally caught after falling in love with Lt. Alexis Rosanoff (Ramon Novarro) and allowing a doomed love, not the Nazis, to govern her actions.
|Oliver Twist 1933 N/R, 70 min.|
Director: William J. Cowen
Cast: Dickie Moore, Irving Pichel, William "Stage" Boyd, Doris Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Lionel Belmore, Tempe Pigott, Virginia Sale, Harry Holman, Clyde Cook, George Nash, Alec B. Francis, Sonny Ray, George K. Arthur, Nelson McDowell
This is one of the less successful versions of "Oliver Twist." However, it is an interesting entry in the long list of "Oliver Twist" movies. Dickie Moore stars in the title role of young pickpocket Oliver Twist, and Irving Pichel is good as Oliver's tutor, the devious Fagin.
|The Terror 1928 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Cast: May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton, Alec B. Francis, Matthew Betz, Holmes Herbert, John Miljan, Otto Hoffman, Joseph W. Girard, Frank Austin, Conrad Nagel, Reed Howes
Edgar Wallace's play is brought to the screen in one of the first "talkies." A mysterious killer is on the loose and is now present at a dinner with assorted guests, including an undercover Scotland Yard investigator. Remade in 1938.
|Tramp, Tramp, Tramp 1926 N/R, 62 min.|
Director: Harry Edwards
Cast: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Tom Murray, Alec B. Francis, Edward Davis, Carlton Griffin, Brooks Benedict
Harry Langdon competes in a walking race across country–fraught with many obstacles–to win Billy Burton's (Joan Crawford) love AND $25,000.
|1. 3 Bad Men (1926)|
aka: Three Bad Men
2. Alice in Wonderland (1933)
3. Arrowsmith (1931)
4. The Bishop Murder Case (1930)
5. Feet First (1930)
6. His Private Secretary (1933)
7. Mata Hari (1931)
8. Oliver Twist (1933)
9. The Terror (1928)
10. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
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