|Cause for Alarm 1951 N/R, 74 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Tay Garnett
Cast: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore, Brad Morrow, Irving Bacon, Georgia Backus, Don Haggerty, Art Baker, Richard Anderson, Kathleen Freeman, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
Suffering from both physical and mental ills, George Z. Jones (Barry Sullivan) writes a letter to the district attorney telling about his wife Ellen's (Loretta Young) supposed plans to murder him. After Ellen mails the letter, George tells her what it contained, and in the heat of the moment George drops dead. Now, Ellen must find a way to get the incriminating letter before it arrives at the D.A.'s office.
|The Defiant Ones 1958 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Cara Williams, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles McGraw, King Donovan, Claude Akins, Whit Bissell, Lawrence Dobkin, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Kevin Caughlin
Hatred turns into understanding and finally love when two escaped convicts (Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier) must lean on each other to survive. This movie, about the futility of racial hatred, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, Actor (both Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier), Supporting Actor (Theodore Bikel), Supporting Actress (Cara Williams), Director, and Film Editing. It won for Best Writing and Cinematography.
|Going My Way 1944 N/R, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Musical
Director: Leo McCarey
Cast: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, Rise Stevens, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley, James Brown, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eily Malyon, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Julie Gibson, Georgie Nokes, Martin Garralaga
Besides winning the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writer Awards, both Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald won Academy Awards for their roles as Father O'Malley and Father Fitzgibbon. In the film, Father O'Malley is sent to the parish to help the elderly Father Fitzgibbon. It is a heartwarming story about their developing friendship. To top off the Oscars, it also won for Best Song: "Swinging on a Star."
|The Great Mike 1944 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Wallace Fox
Cast: Stuart Erwin, Robert "Buzz" Henry, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Edythe Elliott, Pierre Watkin, Gwen Kenyon, Bob Meredith, William Halligan, Lane Chandler, Marion Martin, Ed Cassidy, Charles King, Leon Tyler
Mike is a horse that pulls the cart from which his owner, Speck (Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer), and his young friend, Jimmy (Robert "Buzz" Henry), deliver newspapers. Jimmy sees a great future for Mike and dreams of turning him into a race horse. Before Jimmy and trainer Spencer (Stuart Erwin) can fully prepare Mike for the big race, they encounter gangsters who have different plans for Mike, but courage and luck play roles in this fight for good over evil.
|A Letter to Three Wives 1949 N/R, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Romance
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas, Paul Douglas, Barbara Lawrence, Jeffrey Lynn, Connie Gilchrist, Florence Bates, Hobart Cavanaugh, Celeste Holm, Mae Marsh, Thelma Ritter, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Charles Tannen
Three women receive a letter from their close friend telling them she has run off with one of their husbands. Through flashbacks, the wives review their individual marriages. Joseph L. Mankiewicz won the Academy Award for Best Director, and a nomination was received for Best Picture.
|Reg'lar Fellers 1941 N/R, 66 min.|
Director: Arthur Dreifuss
Cast: Billy Lee, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Sarah Padden, Roscoe Ates, Maren Mayo, Buddy Boles, Janet Dempsey, Jerry Wilson, Malcolm Hutton, Netta Packer, Jack C. Smith, Sharon Lynn
Based on a popular comic strip of the day, this film's plot involves a group of kids–Pinhead (Billy Lee), Jimmy (Buddy Boles), Bump (Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer), Aggie (Janet Dempsey), Skeeter (Jerry Wilson), and Puddin'Head (Malcolm Hutton)–who invent a machine that they think will run on both land and water. Meanwhile, mean old Hetty Carter (Sarah Padden) is targeted to be robbed by thugs, but the kids help her, and she softens in her attitude toward children.
|There's One Born Every Minute 1942 N/R, 59 min.|
Director: Harold Young
Cast: Hugh Herbert, Tom Brown, Peggy Moran, Guy Kibbee, Gus Schilling, Edgar Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Catherine Doucet, Charles Halton
This movie contains the screen debut of 10-year-old Elizabeth Taylor who plays the young member of a very bizarre family.
|Two Dollar Bettor 1951 N/R, 72 min.|
aka: Beginner's Luck
Director: Edward L. Cahn
Cast: John Litel, Marie Windsor, Steve Brodie, Barbara Logan, Robert Sherwood, Barbara Bestar, Walter Kingsford, Don Shelton, Kay Lavelle, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Isabel Randolph, Ralph Reed, Barbara Billingsley, Ralph Hodges, Madelon Mitchell
Addicted gambler John Hewitt (John Litel) is conned by Rick and Mary (Steve Brodie and Marie Windsor), embezzles funds, and is murdered. But, in a twist of fate, he is saved from disgrace.
|1. Cause for Alarm (1951)|
2. The Defiant Ones (1958)
3. Going My Way (1944)
4. The Great Mike (1944)
5. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
6. Reg'lar Fellers (1941)
7. There's One Born Every Minute (1942)
8. Track of the Cat (1954)
9. Two Dollar Bettor (1951)
aka: Beginner's Luck
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