|The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 1953 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror
Director: Eugene Lourie
Cast: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey, Donald Woods, Jack Pennick, Lee Van Cleef, Steve Brodie, Ross Elliott, Frank Ferguson, Paula Hill, Michael Fox, Ray Hyke, Alvin Greenman, King Donovan
Nuclear testing in the Arctic results in the release of a frozen, prehistoric monster (a rhedosaurus), but when Tom Nesbitt (Paul Hubschmid), who saw the creature, tries to warn the people, his warnings fall on deaf ears. People start to believe when the monster heads down the East coast of the U.S. and invades New York from the sea. The monster is finally dealt with on Coney Island. Good early special effects and a glimmer of what would lie ahead in the monster world (e.g. Godzilla).
|Miracle on 34th Street 1994 PG, 113 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Les Mayfield
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh, Joss Ackland, James Remar, Mara Wilson, William Windom, Robert Prosky, Simon Jones, Jane Leeves, Katherine Narducci, Mary McCormack, Alvin Greenman, Allison Janney
A Manhattan department store manager, Dorey Walker (Elizabeth Perkins), hires Kris Kringle (Richard Attenborough) to play Santa Claus for the Christmas season. He does a great job and soon claims that he is, in fact, the real Santa. When Kris is framed for an assault and threatened with being placed in an insane asylum, a lawyer Bryan Bedford (Dylan McDermott) comes to his defense. Meanwhile, Dorey's young daughter Susan (Mara Wilson) has her own doubts about Santa, but Kris changes her mind, and she convinces the judge that he also should believe that legally, at least, Santa Claus is real. After winning the case, Bryan asks Dorey to marry him, and Susan gets her Christmas wish and something to believe in.
|Mr. Belvedere Goes to College 1949 N/R, 82 min.|
Director: Elliott Nugent
Cast: Clifton Webb, Shirley Temple, Tom Drake, Alan Young, Jessie Royce Landis, Kathleen Hughes, Paul Harvey, Jeff Chandler, Taylor Holmes, Alvin Greenman
In this continuing series of "Mr. Belvedere" films, our genius Mr. Belvedere (Clifton Webb) heads for college where he becomes involved in the social, as well as the academic sphere, of his education.
|1. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)|
2. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
3. Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)
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