|The Kid from Left Field 1953 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Harmon Jones
Cast: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy Chapin, Lloyd Bridges, Ray Collins, Richard Egan, Fess Parker, Bob Hopkins, Alex Gerry, Walter Sande, George Phelps, John Gallaudet, Paul Salata, John Beradino, Gene Thompson
Nine-year-old Christy Cooper's (Billy Chapin) father Larry "Pop" Cooper (Dan Dailey) once played big-league baseball but is now hawking peanuts during the games. Christy gets a job as batboy and starts giving game-winning tips to team member Pete Haines (Lloyd Bridges). Of course, Christy is getting his hints from his dad, but, as a publicity stunt, he is named manager of the team. All goes well until Christy gets sick, but his dad comes to the rescue.
|A Man Called Peter 1955 N/R, 119 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Henry Koster
Cast: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Marjorie Rambeau, Jill Esmond, Les Tremayne, Robert Burton, Gladys Hurlbut, Billy Chapin, Edward Earle, Marietta Canty, Richard Garrick, Gloria Gordon, Sally Corner, Dorothy Neumann, Ben Wright
Peter Marshall (Richard Todd) is a Scottish-born clergyman who leaves Scotland and moves to Washington, D.C. where he becomes pastor of the Church of the Presidents. His wife Catherine (Jean Peters) gives him moral support, and, later he serves as Chaplain of The U.S. Senate. This biography is based on Catherine Marshall's memoirs and is good fare.
|Night of the Hunter 1955 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Charles Laughton
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, Don Beddoe, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce, Corey Allen, Gloria Castillo, Mary Ellen Clemons, Cheryl Callaway, Paul Bryar, Kathy Garver
This is a skillfully produced story of an evil man, Preacher Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum), on the trail of two children (Billy Chapin and Sally Jane Bruce) whose mother Willa (Shelley Winters) he has married and then murdered. He wants the $10,000 that is hidden in the little girl's doll and is willing to patiently follow their path to the end.
|Violent Saturday 1955 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Richard Fleischer
Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith, Margaret Hayes, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, J. Carrol Naish, Sylvia Sidney, Billy Chapin
In this tension-filled drama, bank robbers plan to rob a small-town bank but run into problems from neighboring Amish farmers.
|1. The Kid from Left Field (1953)|
2. A Man Called Peter (1955)
3. Night of the Hunter (1955)
4. Violent Saturday (1955)
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