|Case of the Baby-Sitter 1947 N/R, 40 min.|
Director: Lambert Hillyer
Cast: Tom Neal, Allen Jenkins, Pamela Blake, Virginia Sale, George Meeker, Tom Kennedy, Rebel Randall, Keith Richards, Lona Andre, Crane Whitley, Eddie Kane, Bill Kennedy
Russ Ashton's (Tom Neal) detective agency is hired to provide baby-sitting duties for a duke and duchess (George Meeker and Rebel Randall), and Russ assigns his inept, but funny, assistant, Harvard (Allen Jenkins), to the job. But the duke and duchess are really jewel thieves, and a rival gang wants loot from the last heist, which brings Russ into action. Filmed concurrently with "The Hat Box Mystery" with several of the same stars.
|Destination Tokyo 1943 N/R, 135 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Delmer Daves
Cast: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale, John Ridgely, Dane Clark, Warner Anderson, William Prince, Robert Hutton, Tom Tully, Faye Emerson, Peter Whitney, John Forsythe, Warren Douglas, John Alvin, Bill Kennedy
Captain Cassidy (Cary Grant) commands a United States submarine during World War II. His assignment is to sail into Tokyo Bay to gather information about weather conditions in preparation for a bombing of Tokyo. The plan involves putting ashore meteorologist Raymond (John Ridgely) who will obtain the needed data. The submarine leaves San Francisco on Christmas Eve, and the voyage will prove harrowing as the crew sets out to fulfill its mission. This film was released during World War II, and, while propaganda is obvious, it is still an exciting story.
|Mr. Skeffington 1944 N/R, 145 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Vincent Sherman
Cast: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Richard Waring, Walter Abel, George Coulouris, Marjorie Riordan, Robert Shayne, John Alexander, Jerome Cowan, Charles Drake, Johnny Mitchell, Dorothy Peterson, Halliwell Hobbes, Peter Whitney, Bill Kennedy
Fanny Tullis (Bette Davis) marries banker Job Skeffington (Claude Rains) to save her brother Trippy (Richard Waring). Many trials and tribulations await as Fanny survives divorce, deceit, and a disaster. Davis received an Oscar Nomination for Best Actress and Claude Rains was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
|Murder on the Waterfront 1943 N/R, 49 min.|
Director: B. Reeves Eason
Cast: Warren Douglas, Joan Winfield, John Loder, Ruth Ford, Bill Crago, Bill Kennedy, William B. Davidson, James Flavin, Philip Van Zandt, Fred Kelsey
At a mere 49 minutes, this remake of 1938's "The Invisible Menace" is still too long for many to tolerate. The inventor of a top-secret device to protect guns from high temperature is murdered. A sailor (Warren Douglas) on leave gets mixed up in a Nazi spy ring–the real culprits.
|A Southern Yankee 1948 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Western / Comedy / Drama
aka: My Hero
Director: Edward Sedgwick
Cast: Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris, Lloyd Gough, John Ireland, Minor Watson, Charles Dingle, Art Baker, Reed Hadley, Arthur Space, Joyce Compton, Richard Alexander, Henry Hall, Bill Kennedy
Aubrey (Red Skelton) is a bumbling bellboy in Missouri who wants to be a spy for the Yankees in the Civil War. He gets his chance when he substitutes for a captured Southern spy. Skelton is hilarious.
|1. Case of the Baby-Sitter (1947)|
2. Destination Tokyo (1943)
3. Mr. Skeffington (1944)
4. Murder on the Waterfront (1943)
5. A Southern Yankee (1948)
aka: My Hero
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