|Between Heaven and Hell 1956 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Richard Fleischer
Cast: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen, Robert Keith, Brad Dexter, Mark Damon, Ken Clark, Harvey Lembeck, Skip Homeier, L.Q. Jones, Tod Andrews, Biff Elliot, Bart Burns, Frank Gorshin
During World War II, a spoiled Southern landowner, Pvt. Sam Gifford (Robert Wagner), leaves Jenny (Terry Moore) behind to fight in the Pacific. After experiencing problems with his National Guard unit, Sam is transferred to a disciplinary battalion under the command of cruel Captain "Waco" Grimes (Broderick Crawford). Sam makes friends with sharecropper Pvt. Willie Crawford (Buddy Ebsen) from whom he learns much about the error of his Southern prejudices. During a battle with the Japanese, Sam saves Willie's life, and he gains inner strength and the knowledge that he has become a better man.
|The Dark 1979 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi
aka: The Mutilator
Director: John "Bud" Cardos
Cast: William Devane, Cathy Lee Crosby, Richard Jaeckel, Keenan Wynn, Warren J. Kemmerling, Biff Elliot, Jacquelyn Hyde, Casey Kasem, Vivian Blaine, John Bloom, Russ Marin, Vernon Washington
A seven-foot alien either decapitates or shoots laser beams into the eyes of victims as it stalks the streets of L.A. Reporter Roy Warner (William Devane), writer Zoe Owens (Cathy Lee Crosby), and police detective Dave Mooney (Richard Jaeckel) try to unravel the mystery.
|The Enemy Below 1957 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Dick Powell
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jurgens, Russell Collins, Theodore Bikel, Doug McClure, David Hedison, Kurt Kreuger, Frank Albertson, Biff Elliot, Alan Dexter
The captains of warring naval ships match wits in this World War II submarine chase story. Captain Murrell (Robert Mitchum) commands the U.S.S. Haines, a destroyer, while Curd Jurgens commands the German U-boat Von Stolberg. After the final battle, both ships sink, and the skippers experience the irony of sharing the same lifeboat.
|Good Morning, Miss Dove 1955 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Henry Koster
Cast: Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack, Kipp Hamilton, Robert Douglas, Peggy Knudsen, Marshall Thompson, Chuck Connors, Biff Elliot, Jerry Paris, Mary Wickes
This is the touching, well-made story of Miss Dove, a small-town teacher who inspired generations of students. She is now hospitalized and her current and former students rally around her as she reflects on the past via flashbacks.
|House of Bamboo 1955 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Samuel Fuller
Cast: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell, Brad Dexter, Sessue Hayakawa, Biff Elliot, Sandro Giglio, Harry Carey Jr., Robert Quarry, DeForest Kelley
In this remake of "The Street With No Name" (1948), the setting is changed to Japan. Robert Stack takes on the role of a down-on-his-luck ex-GI who arrives in Tokyo and goes undercover to join a well-organized syndicate in an effort to stop the burglaries and bring down its psychotic leader (Robert Ryan).
|Kotch 1971 PG, 113 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jack Lemmon
Cast: Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman, Ellen Geer, Darrell Larson, Paul Picerni, Biff Elliot, Dee Carroll, Lucy Saroyan, Arlen Stuart, Jane Connell, James Brodhead, Jessica Rains, Donald/Dean Kowalski
This is Jack Lemmon's directorial debut, and he directs pal Walter Matthau as well as his own wife, Felicia Farr. Joseph P. Kotcher (Matthau) is an older man who fights off his son Gerald (Charles Aidman) and daughter-in-law Wilma's (Felicia Farr) attempt to put him in a retirement home. Meanwhile, he becomes friend and advisor to a young, pregnant woman, Erica Herzenstiel (Deborah Winters). Matthau received an Oscar nomination.
|Pork Chop Hill 1959 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, George Peppard, James Edwards, Bob Steele, Woody Strode, Norman Fell, Martin Landau, Harry Dean Stanton, Carl Benton Reid, George Shibata, Lew Gallo, Robert Blake, Biff Elliot
The infamous battle of Pork Chop Hill during the Korean War is reenacted in this fine film that features Gregory Peck as Lieutenant Clemons who is ordered to "Take the hill."
|Save the Tiger 1973 R, 100 min.|
Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton, Thayer David, Lara Parker, Patricia Smith, William Hansen, Harvey Jason, Liv Lindeland, Eloise Hardt, Janina, Ned Glass, Pearl Shear, Biff Elliot
Jack Lemmon won the Oscar for Best Actor as troubled businessman Harry Stoner who, despite arguments with his partner Phil Greene (Jack Gilford), opts for hiring an arsonist to burn down his factory so that he can collect the insurance. Jack Gilford received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
|That's Life! 1986 PG-13, 102 min.|
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman, Robert Loggia, Jennifer Edwards, Robert Knepper, Chris Lemmon, Felicia Farr, Nicky Blair, Biff Elliot
In just one weekend, a married couple (Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews) face a 60th birthday, sexual impotency, a cancer biopsy, and becoming grandparents. There is humor in the pathos, and Lemmon puts on another good performance.
|The True Story of Jesse James 1957 N/R, 92 min.|
aka: The James Brothers
Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead, Alan Hale Jr., Alan Baxter, John Carradine, Rachel Stephens, Barney Phillips, Biff Elliot
Embittered by the changes taking place after the Civil War, the James brothers (Robert Wagner and Jeffrey Hunter) turn to a life of crime to "make a living." Before long, they are in too deep and cannot escape their lifestyle.
|1. Between Heaven and Hell (1956)|
2. The Dark (1979)
aka: The Mutilator
3. The Enemy Below (1957)
4. Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)
5. House of Bamboo (1955)
6. I, the Jury (1953)
7. Kotch (1971)
8. Pork Chop Hill (1959)
9. Save the Tiger (1973)
10. That's Life! (1986)
11. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
aka: The James Brothers
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