|Genevieve 1953 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Henry Cornelius
Cast: John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More, Kay Kendall, Geoffrey Keen, Michael Medwin, Reginald Beckwith, Joyce Grenfell, Arthur Wontner, Leslie Mitchell, Fred Griffiths, Charles Lamb, Michael Balfour, Patrick Westwood, Edie Martin
Two couples–Alan and Wendy McKim (John Gregson and Dinah Sheridan) and Ambrose Claverhouse and Rosalind Peters (Kenneth More and Kay Kendall)–compete in the Vintage Car Club's rally between London and Brighton. As the 50+ mile race ensues, competition between the couples increases, and the men even use sabotage methods to come out ahead in the race. Comedy reigns as problems are encountered during the race in this delightful story. Great performances, excellent writing, and beautiful landscapes make this film worth watching.
|Sea Devils 1953 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Action
Director: Raoul Walsh
Cast: Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Maxwell Reed, Denis O'Dea, Michael Goodliffe, Bryan Forbes, Jacques B. Brunius, Ivor Barnard, Arthur Wontner, Gerard Oury, Larry Taylor, Keith Pyott, Reed De rouen, Rene Poirier, Michael Mulcaster
Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this story revolves around the efforts of British agent Drouette (Yvonne De Carlo) who is trying to get close enough to spy on Napoleon (Gerard Oury). She runs into smuggler Gilliatt (Rock Hudson), and the two of them try to outsmart each other. But, by story's end, Gilliatt rescues Drouette and, in the process, saves England from an invasion by the French.
|The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case 1932 N/R, 70 min.|
Director: Graham Cutts
Cast: Arthur Wontner, Isla Bevan, Ian Hunter, Graham Soutten, Gilbert Davis, Herbert Lomas, Miles Malleson, Kynaston Reeves, Clare Greet, Roy Emerton, Edgar Norfolk, Margaret Yarde, Moore Marriott, Edgar Norfolk, Charles Farrell
Mary Morrison (Isla Bevan) has been given a huge pearl by a mysterious stranger. Her father has disappeared and the stranger terrifies her, so Mary asks for help from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Arthur Wontner and Ian Hunter). Their trail leads to the carnival underworld and the mysterious peg-legged crook and his pygmy aide.
|Silver Blaze 1937 N/R, 66 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
aka: Murder at the Baskervilles
Director: Thomas Bentley
Cast: Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, Lyn Harding, John Turnbull, Lawrence Grossmith, Robert Horton, Arthur Macrae, Judy Gunn, Arthur Goullet, Ralph Truman, Martin Walker, Eve Gray, Gilbert Davis, Minnie Rayner, D.J. Williams
Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner in his last portrayal of Holmes) and Dr. Watson (Ian Fleming) visit the Baskervilles 20 years after the first adventure there. Baskerville's (Lawrence Grossmith) race horse, Silver Blaze, has been stolen and the groom murdered. Holmes and Watson aid Inspector Lestrade (John Trumbull) in uncovering the fact that Holmes' old nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Lyn Harding), is behind the crimes, and now Holmes is determined to find Moriarty and Silver Blaze before the next race.
|Storm in a Teacup 1937 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Victor Saville
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood, Ursula Jeans, Gus McNaughton, Eliot Makeham, Ivor Barnard, Cyril Smith, Edgar K. Bruce, Lee Strasberg, Robert Hale, Quentin McPhearson, Arthur Wontner, George Pughe
When reporter Frank Burdon (Rex Harrison) interviews Provost William Gow (Cecil Parker), he is disturbed when he watches Gow treat Honaria Hegarty (Sara Allgood) unkindly. Honaria has little money and cannot afford to pay for a dog license. Burdon decides to run the story about Honaria, and then falls in love with Gow's daughter, Vickie (Vivien Leigh). The result is mayhem .
|The Terror 1938 N/R, 63 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Richard Bird
Cast: Wilfrid Lawson, Bernard Lee, Arthur Wontner, Linden Travers, Henry Oscar, Alastair Sim, Iris Hoey, Lesley Wareing, Stanley Lathbury, John Turnbull, Richard Murdoch, Edward Lexy, Irene Handl, Kathleen Harrison, Jack Lambert
Edgar Wallace's play is again brought to the screen (previously filmed in 1928). A mysterious killer known as "The Terror" has been keeping Scotland Yard busy for ten years, and the search leads to Col. Redmayne's (Arthur Wontner) old mansion and several suspects. Ghosts, stormy nights, and murder lie ahead.
|Thunder in the City 1937 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Marion Gering
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Luli Deste, Nigel Bruce, Constance Collier, Ralph Richardson, Annie Esmond, Arthur Wontner, Elizabeth Inglis, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg
Dan (Edward G. Robinson) is an overly aggressive salesman, so he is sent to London to learn about refined ways of doing business. While there, he hears of an unexploited mine containing (a fictional) mineral "magnelite." Dan thinks this needs his special style of leadership, and also thinks that Lady Patricia (Luli Deste) is worth pursuing, despite the competition from Henry (Ralph Richardson).
|The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes 1935 N/R, 75 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Leslie S. Hiscott
Cast: Arthur Wontner, Lyn Harding, Ian Fleming, Leslie Perrins, Jane(2) Carr, Charles Mortimer, Minnie Rayner, Michael Shepley, Ben Welden, Roy Emerton, Conway Dixon, Edmund D'Alby, Ernest Lynds, Wilfrid Caithness
This, the fourth in a series of five films with Arthur Wontner in the role of Sherlock Holmes, is a good adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, "The Valley of Fear." As Sherlock begins his retirement, he is visited by his old nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Lyn Harding), who warns Sherlock not to come out of retirement. But when a former agent is killed under mysterious circumstances, our master sleuth becomes involved.
|1. Genevieve (1953)|
2. Sea Devils (1953)
3. The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case (1932)
4. Silver Blaze (1937)
aka: Murder at the Baskervilles
5. Storm in a Teacup (1937)
6. The Terror (1938)
7. Thunder in the City (1937)
8. The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)
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