|Bigger Than Life 1956 N/R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Christopher Olsen, Roland Winters, Robert F. Simon, Rusty Lane, Rachel Stephens, Lee Aaker, Virginia Carroll, Kipp Hamilton, Jerry Mathers, Richard Collier, Alex Frazer, Renny McEvoy
Elementary school teacher Ed Avery (James Mason) is happily married to Lou (Barbara Rush), and they have a young son, Richie (Christopher Olsen). Ed is suffering from painful physical spasms but hides his condition from his family. After he collapses, Ed learns that he has an inflammation of the arteries and only months to live. He begins cortisone therapy and then becomes addicted to the drug and suffers from mood swings. As matters grow worse, he turns against his family, but his friend Wally (Walter Matthau) steps in, and Ed is eventually helped.
|Blonde Savage 1947 N/R, 62 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure / Action
Director: Steve Sekely
Cast: Leif Erickson, Gale Sherwood, Veda Ann Borg, Douglass Dumbrille, Frank Jenks, Matt Willis, Ernest Whitman, Cay Forrester, John Dehner, Art Foster, Alex Frazer, James Logan, Eve Whitney, Harry Strang
After a diamond mine owner, Mark Harper (Douglass Dumbrille), hires Steve (Leif Erickson) and Hoppy (Frank Jenks) to scout an area in the jungle, they find a tribe led by blonde princess Meelah (Gale Sherwood). It turns out that Meelah's parents had been killed by Harper, and now Steve–who has fallen in love with Meelah–helps Meelah prove Harper's guilt.
|The Cowboy and the Indians 1949 N/R, 68 min.|
Director: John English
Cast: Gene Autry, Sheila Ryan, Frank Richards, Hank Patterson, Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, Claudia Drake, Charles Stevens, Alex Frazer, Iron Eyes Cody, Georgie Nokes, Chief Yowlachie, Dan White, Frankie Marvin, Frank Lackteen
The Indians need help and Gene Autry is the one to do it. The bad Indian Agent has been cheating them out of their food allotments and they are starving. So, when food is being stolen from nearby homesteads, something must be done. While taking care of this situation, Gene sings several songs, including "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Silent Night."
|The Girl Can't Help It 1956 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Frank Tashlin
Cast: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Henry Jones, John Emery, Juanita Moore, Fats Domino, Little Richard, The Platters, Barry Gordon, Ray Anthony, Richard Collier, Alex Frazer, Milton Frome
Gangster Marty Murdock (Edmond O'Brien) hires press agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to promote Marty's girlfriend Jerri Jordan (Jayne Mansfield) as a singer. Jerri happens to be a dumb-blonde and has no singing talent. Jerri tells Tom that the only career she wants is that of wife and mother, and they fall in love. After more than a few problems, Tom puts Marty on the stage, and he performs his own song, "Rock Around the Rock Pile," and becomes a singing sensation. Fats Domino, The Platters, and Little Richard provide memorable moments.
|Kidnapped 1948 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: William Beaudine
Cast: Roddy McDowall, Sue England, Dan O'Herlihy, Roland Winters, Jeff Corey, Houseley Stevenson, Erskine Sanford, Alex Frazer, Olaf Hytten, Winifriede McDowall, Robert Anderson, Janet Murdock, Erville Alderson, Mary Gordon, Hugh O'Brian
Roddy McDowall is cast as David Balfour, the young Scot who inherits a fortune, and his evil uncle, Ebenezer (Houseley Stevenson), arranges for him to be kidnapped by Captain Hoseason (Roland Winters) and held on a slave ship. David is rescued, meets Alan Breck (Dan O'Herlihy), and the two travel across Scotland in an attempt to regain what is rightfully his.
|Royal Wedding 1951 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill, Keenan Wynn, Albert Sharpe, James Finlayson, Mae Clarke, Henri Letondal, Alex Frazer, Wilson Benge, William Cabanne, Jack Daley, Jack Gargan, "Snub" Pollard
Fred Astaire performs his famous dance on the ceiling in this film about brother/sister stars–Tom (Astaire) and Ellen Bowen (Jane Powell)–who set out to perform in London during the exciting time of Queen Elizabeth's wedding. While sailing to England, Ellen meets Lord John Brindale (Peter Lawford), and, after missing a rehearsal, the act is broken up. Once in England, Tom holds auditions and meets Anne Ashmond (Sara Churchill), and love takes over as they become romantically involved.
|Three Came Home 1950 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa, Sylvia Andrew, Helen Westcott, Patrick O'Moore, Mark Keuning, Phyllis Mooris, Howard Chuman, Alex Frazer, Sung Li, John Mantley, Harry Maratin, James Logan
Based on Agnes Newton Keith's autobiography, this excellent film concerns the struggle for survival of American and British families who were POWs in Borneo during World War II. Agnes (Claudette Colbert), her husband Harry (Patric Knowles), and their small son George (Mark Keuning) are among the concentration camp prisoners who suffer torture and starvation. But, Agnes keeps up her spirit and maintains her dignity while waiting to be rescued.
|1. Bigger Than Life (1956)|
2. Blonde Savage (1947)
3. The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)
4. The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
5. Kidnapped (1948)
6. Royal Wedding (1951)
7. Three Came Home (1950)
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