|Armored Attack 1943 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Musical
aka: The North Star
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Anne Baxter, Farley Granger, Jane Withers, Dana Andrews, Walter Brennan, Dean Jagger, Ann Harding, Carl Benton Reid, Walter Huston, Erich von Stroheim, Eric Roberts, Ann Carter, Ruth Nelson, Esther Dale, Paul Guilfoyle
During the Cold War, this film was edited to de-emphasize the role of brave Russians holding back advancing Nazi forces during World War II. A comparison between this version and the original, titled "The North Star," provides an interesting look at the use of propaganda in the industry.
|Battle Hymn 1957 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: Douglas Sirk
Cast: Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Don DeFore, Martha Hyer, Jock Mahoney, Alan Hale Jr., James Edwards, Carl Benton Reid, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn, Bartlett Robinson, Simon Scott, Teru Shimada, Carleton Young
Feeling he has lost his calling to the ministry, World War II pilot Col. Dean Hess (Rock Hudson) re-enlists and is stationed in Korea where he trains soldiers and, in the process, sets up a large orphanage during the Korean conflict. Based on a true story.
|Boots Malone 1952 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: William Dieterle
Cast: William Holden, Johnny Stewart, Stanley Clements, Basil Ruysdael, Ed Begley, Harry Morgan, Whit Bissell, Carl Benton Reid, Ralph Dumke, Anthony Caruso, Hugh Sanders, Annie Lee, Billy Pearson, Hurley Breen, Benny Burt
A drifter, Boots Malone (William Holden), trains to be a first-rate jockey and–only then–realizes the role of the gambling syndicate in the Sport of Kings. When Boots is told to throw the big race, he must decide just which way to go.
|The Brigand 1952 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Phil Karlson
Cast: Anthony Dexter, Anthony Quinn, Gale Robbins, Jody Lawrance, Mari Blanchard, Holmes Herbert, Fay Roope, Carl Benton Reid, Ron Randell, Carleton Young, Ian MacDonald, Lester Matthews, Barbara Brown, Walter Kingsford, Donald Randolph
A commoner, Carlos Delargo (Anthony Dexter), has a look-alike–the Spanish King Lorenzo (also played by Dexter)–and he becomes involved with plots against Spanish royalty when the king is wounded by assassins. While working on the case, Carlos falls in love with King Lorenzo's fiancee Princess Teresa (Jody Lawrance).
|Broken Lance 1954 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama / Romance
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katy Jurado, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Hugh O'Brian, Earl Holliman, Jean Peters, Eduard Franz, E.G. Marshall, Carl Benton Reid, Philip Ober, Robert Burton, Paul Kruger, Roy Jenson, Forbes Murray
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux (Spencer Tracy) runs a tight ship for his sons Joe, Ben, Mike, and Denny (Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Hugh O'Brien, and Earl Holliman) and wife (Katy Jurado). By 1890, he is faced with pollution as the industrial era is changing the environment. Devereaux allows his employees to resort to violence as a solution.
|Carbine Williams 1952 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Richard Thorpe
Cast: James Stewart, Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey, Carl Benton Reid, Paul Stewart, James Arness, Leif Erickson, Rhys Williams, Otto Hulett, Fay Roope
This film biography is about Marsh "Carbine" Williams, inventor of the rifle. His is an intriguing story including problems with the legal system.
|Convicted 1950 N/R, 89 min.|
Director: Henry Levin
Cast: Glenn Ford, Millard Mitchell, Broderick Crawford, Dorothy Malone, Will Geer, Martha Stewart, Roland Winters, Ed Begley, Frank Faylen, Carl Benton Reid
In prison for manslaughter, Joe Hufford (Glenn Ford) risks his chance for parole when he refuses to implicate a fellow prisoner in a jail yard killing.
|The Egyptian 1954 N/R, 140 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Edmund Purdom, Michael Wilding, Peter Ustinov, John Carradine, Carl Benton Reid, Tommy Rettig, Henry Daniell
Set in ancient Egypt, this film provides insight into the search for truth in another era. The length does wear one down, though.
|Escape from Fort Bravo 1953 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Western / Adventure / Drama
Director: John Sturges
Cast: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest, Richard Anderson, Polly Bergen, Carl Benton Reid, William Campbell, John Lupton, Howard McNear, Glenn Strange, Alex Montoya, Charles Stevens, William Newell, Harry Cheshire
During the Civil War, Confederate Captain John Marsh (John Forsythe) is being held prisoner at the prison camp where Southern belle Carla Forester (Eleanor Parker) is brought in to distract Union Army Captain Roper (William Holden) and aid in a prison break. The ploy works, Roper falls in love with Carla, and she leaves with the escaping rebels including Marsh who has also fallen for Carla. But, Roper catches up with them and leads them back to Fort Bravo. It proves to be a difficult trek–especially when they meet up with a Mescalero Apache hunting party and must form an alliance to fend off the attack.
|The First Time 1952 N/R, 89 min.|
Director: Frank Tashlin
Cast: Robert Cummings, Barbara Hale, Bill Goodwin, Jeff Donnell, Carl Benton Reid, Paul Harvey, Cora Witherspoon, Bea Benaderet, Mona Barrie, Kathleen Comegys, Lawrence Dobkin, Norma Jean Nilsson, Shirley Whitney, Jean Willes, Joy Windsor
Joe and Betsy (Robert Cummings and Barbara Hale) await the arrival of their baby with high anticipation. But after the baby arrives, they find that parenting is not as easy nor always as pleasant as they anticipated. Not great, but some laughs.
|The Flying Missile 1950 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Henry Levin
Cast: Glenn Ford, Viveca Lindfors, Henry O'Neill, Carl Benton Reid, Jerry Paris, Kenneth Tobey, Paul Harvey, Richard Quine, Joe Sawyer, John Qualen, Anthony Ross, Harry Shannon, Zachary Charles
U.S. Navy Commander Bill Talbot (Glenn Ford) tries to convince the admirals in Washington, D.C. that guided missiles could be launched from submarines.
|The Fuller Brush Girl 1950 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Cast: Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, Carl Benton Reid, Gale Robbins, Jeff Donnell, Jerome Cowan, Lee Patrick, John Litel, Fred Graham, Arthur Space
This sequel to "The Fuller Brush Man" features Lucille Ball in the title role as Sally Elliot who unwittingly becomes involved in a murder while selling cosmetics door-to-door. Now, Sally and her fiance Humphrey Briggs (Eddie Albert) try to find the killer.
|The Gallant Hours 1960 N/R, 115 min.|
Director: Robert Montgomery
Cast: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Richard Jaeckel, Les Tremayne, Robert Burton, Karl Swenson, Carl Benton Reid, Walter Sande, Vaughn Taylor
This is a thoughtful view of what it takes to be in command. Cagney plays Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. (a fine performance). The film traces Halsey's command in 1942 through the Battle of Guadalcanal as he matches wits with his Japanese counterpart, Admiral Yamamoto.
|The Great Caruso 1951 N/R, 109 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Richard Thorpe
Cast: Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Jarmila Novotna, Richard Hageman, Carl Benton Reid, Eduard Franz, Ludwig Donath, Alan Napier, Nestor Paiva, Pal Javor, Carl Milletaire, Shepard Menken
Although this is a romanticized version of opera star Enrico Caruso's (Mario Lanza) life, the music of Mario Lanza and Ann Blyth makes this film very enjoyable. The story follows Caruso from his birth in Naples through his youth as a choir singer, then cabaret singer, and finally as an opera star at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Caruso falls in love with Dorothy (Ann Blyth), and, despite her father's (Carl Benton Reid) objections, they marry and live happily until Caruso dies when he is just 47 years old.
|In a Lonely Place 1950 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Art Smith, Carl Benton Reid, Jeff Donnell, Robert Warwick, Morris Ankrum, Martha Stewart, William Ching
Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart) is a hot-tempered Hollywood screenwriter who is accused of murder until Laurie Gray (Gloria Grahame) provides an alibi. Subsequent pressure from the police brings out Steele's violent nature.
|The Last Wagon 1956 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Delmer Daves
Cast: Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Tommy Rettig, Stephanie Griffin, Ray Stricklyn, Nick Adams, Carl Benton Reid, Douglas Kennedy, George Mathews, James Drury, Ken Clark
Orphans survive an attack on their wagon train by Apaches and must now rely on accused killer Comanche Todd (Richard Widmark) to lead them to safety.
|The Left Hand of God 1955 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney, Lee J. Cobb, Agnes Moorehead, E.G. Marshall, Benson Fong, Jean Porter, Carl Benton Reid, Victor Sen Yung, Philip Ahn
Jim Carmody (Humphrey Bogart) pretends to be a priest in China after World War II in order to evade the Chinese warlord, Mieh Yang (Lee J. Cobb). 1 User Review
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|The Little Foxes 1941 N/R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson, Dan Duryea, Charles Dingle, Lucien Littlefield, Patricia Collinge, Carl Benton Reid, Jessica Grayson, John Marriott, Russell Hicks, Virginia Brissac, Al Bridge, Kenny Washington
Regina Gibbons (Bette Davis) could aptly be described as "the wife from Hell." When her husband, Horace (Herbert Marshall), refuses to join in her evil scheme, she simply refuses to give him his heart medicine–he dies! The film received nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actress (two nominations: Patricia Collinge and Teresa Wright), and Director. Based on Lillian Hellman's play.
|Madame X 1966 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: David Lowell Rich
Cast: Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Keir Dullea, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith, Constance Bennett, John Van Dreelen, Virginia Grey, Warren Stevens, Carl Benton Reid, Teddy Quinn, Frank Maxwell, Kaaren Verne, Joe De Santis, Bing Russell
In the sixth version of this story since 1909, Lana Turner plays the role of Holly Parker who is talked into disappearing in order to protect the career of her politician husband (John Forsythe). Subsequently, she is tried for murder and is defended by her (unknowing) son (Keir Dullea).
|The North Star 1943 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Anne Baxter, Farley Granger, Jane Withers, Dana Andrews, Walter Brennan, Dean Jagger, Ann Harding, Carl Benton Reid, Walter Huston, Erich von Stroheim
Russian efforts to bravely hold off the invading Nazi army during World War II are graphically portrayed as Russians survive the brutalities. During the Cold War, this film was altered to de-emphasize the good Russians and re-titled, "Armored Attack."
|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."
|Pressure Point 1962 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: Hubert Cornfield
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk, Carl Benton Reid, Mary Munday, Barry Gordon, Howard Caine, James Anderson, Richard Bakalyan, Gilbert Green
A Nazi convict (Bobby Darin) is the object of interest for a prison psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) who tries to figure out where his patient's racial hatred originated.
|The Spoilers 1955 N/R, 84 min.|
Director: Jesse Hibbs
Cast: Anne Baxter, Jeff Chandler, Rory Calhoun, Ray Danton, Barbara Britton, John McIntire, Wallace Ford, Carl Benton Reid, Raymond Walburn, Ruth Donnelly, Willis Bouchey, Roy Barcroft, Forrest Lewis, Byron Foulger, Dayton Lummis
During the Gold Rush of 1898, gold mine owner Roy Glennister (Jeff Chandler) is confronted by gold commissioner Alex McNamara (Rory Calhoun) who is intent on cheating Glennsiter out of his claim to his mine. Wealthy saloon owner Cherry Malotte (Ann Baxter) falls in love with Glennister but becomes the pawn of McNamara. Meanwhile, Glennister has fallen in love with Helen (Barbara Britton) whose uncle, Judge Stillman (Carl Benton Reid), is in cahoots with McNamara. Glennister is arrested on a murder charge but breaks out of jail and ends up in a fistfight with McNamara to gain back his rights to reopen his mine.
|The Story of Will Rogers 1952 N/R, 109 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Will Rogers Jr., Jane Wyman, Carl Benton Reid, Eve Miller, James Gleason, Slim Pickens, Noah Beery Jr., Mary Wickes, Eddie Cantor, Steve Brodie, Pinky Tomlin, Margaret Field, Frank Bank, Monte Blue, Don Brodie
Will Rogers Jr. plays his witty, politically astute father in this film biography of the famous entertainer's life.
|Tarzan's Fight for Life 1958 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Cast: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen, Jil Jarmyn, James Edwards, Woody Strode, Carl Benton Reid, Harry Lauter, Roy Glenn, Nick Stewart
The plot for this film involves Tarzan versus a superstitious, conniving witch doctor.
|Time Limit 1957 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Karl Malden
Cast: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels, June Lockhart, Carl Benton Reid, Martin Balsam, Rip Torn, Alan Dexter, Yale Wexler, Joe Di Reda, Khigh Dhiegh, Manning Ross, James Douglas, Kenneth Alton, Jack Webster
Adapted from Henry Denker's play, this is a tense drama about the trial of Army Major Harry Cargill (Richard Basehart) who is accused of committing treason while he was a POW during the Korean War. Colonel William Edwards (Richard Widmark) investigates the charges, becomes convinced of Cargill's innocence, and represents him as his lawyer. As the facts are revealed during the court martial, it is learned that Cargill did reveal secrets to the North Koreans, but he did it to save the lives of his fellow POWs. Now, the moral question is whether or not Cargill is a traitor in spite of his good intentions.
|The Trap 1959 N/R, 84 min.|
Director: Norman Panama
Cast: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman, Lorne Greene, Carl Benton Reid, Peter Baldwin, Richard Shannon, Carl Milletaire, Walter Coy, Chuck Wassil, James Bell, Wayne Heffley, Karl Lukas, Louis Quinn
Lawyer Ralph Anderson (Richard Widmark) works for crime boss Victor Massonetti (Lee J. Cobb) who is in Ralph's hometown in the California desert. Massonetti is waiting for a plane to take him away from those on his trail when his henchmen accidentally kill Ralph's father (Carl Benton Reid) who is the town's sheriff. Ralph is determined to avenge his father's death and sets out to capture Massonetti and his gang. In the process, he also captures the love of his alcoholic brother Tippy's (Earl Holliman) wife, Linda (Tina Louise).
|The Ugly American 1962 N/R, 120 min.|
Director: George Englund
Cast: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill, Jocelyn Brando, Judson Pratt, Philip Ober, Stefan Schnabel, Carl Benton Reid
An American ambassador, Harrison Carter MacWhite (Marlon Brando), mismanages his political duties with tragic results.
|Wichita 1955 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Cast: Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford, Edgar Buchanan, Peter Graves, Keith Larsen, Carl Benton Reid, Jack Elam, Robert J. Wilke
Wyatt Earp (Joel McCrea) is hired by citizens of Wichita to clean up the violence. When Wyatt bans all guns inside the city limits, citizens revolt.
|1. Armored Attack (1943)|
aka: The North Star
2. Battle Hymn (1957)
3. Boots Malone (1952)
4. The Brigand (1952)
5. Broken Lance (1954)
6. Carbine Williams (1952)
7. Convicted (1950)
8. The Egyptian (1954)
9. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
10. The First Time (1952)
11. The Flying Missile (1950)
12. The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
13. The Gallant Hours (1960)
14. The Great Caruso (1951)
15. In a Lonely Place (1950)
16. The Last Wagon (1956)
17. The Left Hand of God (1955)
18. The Little Foxes (1941)
19. Madame X (1966)
20. The North Star (1943)
21. Pork Chop Hill (1959)
22. Pressure Point (1962)
23. The Spoilers (1955)
24. The Story of Will Rogers (1952)
25. Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958)
26. Time Limit (1957)
27. The Trap (1959)
28. The Ugly American (1962)
29. Wichita (1955)
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