|Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood 1942 N/R, 68 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Michael Gordon
Cast: Chester Morris, George E. Stone, Richard Lane, Forrest Tucker, William Wright, Constance Worth, Lloyd Corrigan, John Tyrrell, Walter Sande, Shirley Patterson, Ralph Dunn, Charles Sullivan, Jessie Arnold, Cyril Ring, Lloyd Bridges
In this "Boston Blackie" episode, Blackie (Chester Morris) and his sidekick The Runt (George E. Stone) are about to board a train when Blackie gets a call from his friend Arthur Manleder (Lloyd Corrigan) asking him to retrieve $60,000 from his apartment and then fly to California and give it to him. Police Inspector Farraday (Richard Lane) gets wind of the request, arrives on the scene with Detective Sgt. Matthews (Walter Sande), and accuses Blackie of stealing. But, they let Blackie escape and follow him to California hoping to nail Manleder who they believe has possession of the stolen Monterey Diamond. Blackie suspects that he is being followed and uses his own unique methods to solve the case of the stolen diamond.
|Hollywood Hoodlum 1934 N/R, 53 min.|
aka: Hollywood Mystery
Director: B. Reeves Eason
Cast: June Clyde, Frank Albertson, Jose Crespo, John Davidson, Tenen Holtz, Stanley Price, Cyril Ring, Edith Terry Pruess, Frances Morris, Monte Vandergrift
A publicity agent (Frank Albertson) is fired from his job with a movie studio. He hopes to get his job back by convincing a director (John Davidson) to film the life story of a notorious gangster. The director agrees, but insists on using a real hoodlum to play the part. Our hero finds one–who turns out to be the hoodlum whose life is to be portrayed. All ends well, and the agent's girlfriend (June Clyde) even becomes a star.
|I Wake Up Screaming 1942 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: Hot Spot
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Cast: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar, William Gargan, Alan Mowbray, Allyn Joslyn, Elisha Cook Jr., Chick Chandler, Morris Ankrum, Cyril Ring, Charles(2) Lane, Frank Orth, Gregory Gaye
During intense questioning in the murder investigation of model Vicky Lynn (Carole Landis), promoter Frankie Christopher (Victor Mature) recalls through flashbacks events prior to her murder. At the same time, police are questioning Vicky's sister Jill (Betty Grable) and, through flashbacks, tie in what Frankie has described. Evidence mounts pointing to Frankie as the murderer–until Frankie reveals one last clue that leads to the real killer who has been there throughout the investigation.
|Shine on, Harvest Moon 1944 N/R, 111 min.|
Director: David Butler
Cast: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irene Manning, S.Z. Sakall, Marie Wilson, Robert Shayne, William B. Davidson, Will Stanton, Joseph Crehan, James Bush, Dorothy Granger, Nestor Paiva, John S. Peters, Cyril Ring
The late 1800s/early 1900s duo Nora Bayes (Sheridan) and Jack Norworth (Dennis Morgan), Broadway star and songwriter respectively, are highlighted in this musical. The film follows their rise in the entertainment business, including the bumps along the way.
|A Shriek in the Night 1933 N/R, 66 min.|
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Director: Albert Ray
Cast: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, Purnell Pratt, Harvey Clark, Arthur Hoyt, Lillian Harmer, Maurice Black, Louise Beavers, Clarence Wilson, Cyril Ring, Tiny Sanford, Jim Farley, Dick Rush
Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot are reunited (after starring together in "The Thirteenth Guest"). This time they play rival reporters Pat Morgan and Ted Kord who team up to solve a series of murders in which the killer leaves a card behind that contains a drawing of a coiled snake.
|1. Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942)|
2. Hollywood Hoodlum (1934)
aka: Hollywood Mystery
3. I Wake Up Screaming (1942)
aka: Hot Spot
4. Shine on, Harvest Moon (1944)
5. A Shriek in the Night (1933)
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