|The Ape 1940 N/R, 63 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Horror / Sci-Fi
Director: William Nigh
Cast: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gertrude Hoffman, Henry Hall, Gene O'Donnell, Dorothy Vaughan, Selmer Jackson, George Cleveland, Ray Corrigan, Mary Field, I. Stanford Jolley, Pauline Drake, Jack Kennedy, Philo McCullough, Buddy Swan
Mad scientist Dr. Bernard Adrian (Boris Karloff) has lost his daughter to polio and is working on a polio vaccine but needs spinal fluid for his vaccine. After he kills a circus ape that has broken into his house, Adrian camouflages himself in the ape's skin and murders townsfolk at night to obtain their spinal fluids for his serum.
|Black Legion 1937 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: Archie Mayo
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, Joe Sawyer, Robert Barrat, Samuel S. Hinds, Addison Richards, Eddie Acuff, Paul Harvey, Helen Flint, Dickie Jones, John Litel, Dorothy Vaughan, Henry Brandon
Auto factory worker Frank Taylor (Humphrey Bogart) is a hard worker who wants to become a foreman. The job opening occurs, but Polish-American immigrant Joe Dombrowski (Henry Brandon) is named the new foreman. Now hatred takes over, and Frank is recruited to join a secret White supremacist organization, The Black Legion. Frank and the Legion members burn down the Dombrowski family's chicken farm, and the family leaves town. Frank now gets the job of foreman, but tragedies lie ahead–beginning with his wife Ruth (Erin O'Brien-Moore) leaving when his job and the atrocities he commits with the Black Legion take up most of his time. Now, matters go from bad to worse as murder and a prison sentence follow with the Black Legion behind the whole thing.
|Doughboys in Ireland 1943 N/R, 61 min.|
Director: Lew Landers
Cast: Kenny Baker, Jeff Donnell, Lynn Merrick, Guy Bonham, Harry Shannon, Dorothy Vaughan, Robert Mitchum, Pedro de Cordoba, Herbert Rawlinson, George Tyne
Orchestra leader Danny O'Keefe (Kenny Baker) is drafted into the Army and sent to Ireland where he helps entertain the troops. He strikes up a romance with a local girl (Jeff Donnell), but things get dicey when his state-side girlfriend (Lynn Merrick) shows up as part of a USO troupe. Not much, but another one of many such World War II tension-relievers.
|The Lady from Shanghai 1947 N/R, 87 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford, Gus Schilling, Harry Shannon, Carl Frank, Louis Merrill, Evelyn Ellis, Maynard Holmes, Milton Kibbee, Dorothy Vaughan, Harry Strang
After saving Elsa (Rita Hayworth) from thieves in Central Park, Irish adventurer Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles) signs on as a crew member on her husband Arthur Bannister's (Everett Sloane) yacht. As they sail to San Francisco, they pick up Arthur's partner George Grisby (Glenn Anders) who wants to fake his own death. Michael agrees to help but ends up the foil in a bizarre murder scheme. Errol Flynn's yacht, "Zaca," was used in the seagoing scenes of this film.
|Lady Gangster 1942 N/R, 62 min.|
Director: Robert Florey
Cast: Faye Emerson, Julie Bishop, Frank Wilcox, Ruth Ford, Virginia Brissac, Roland Drew, Jackie Gleason, Dorothy Adams, William Hopper, William "Bill" Phillips, Vera Lewis, Dorothy Vaughan, Herbert Rawlinson, Peggy Diggins, Charles C. Wilson
Aspiring actress Dot Burton (Faye Emerson) takes a turn in the wrong direction when she hooks up with a gang of bank robbers. Ending up in prison, she participates in a breakout and eventually goes straight after saving Kenneth's (Frank Wilcox) life.
|Robin Hood of Texas 1947 N/R, 71 min.|
Director: Lesley Selander
Cast: Gene Autry, Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway, Adele Mara, James Cardwell, Al Bridge, Edmund Cobb, Paul Bryar, James Flavin, John Kellogg, Ray Walker, Archie Twitchell, Dorothy Vaughan, Stanley Andrews, Lester Dorr
When a band of bank robbers shows up at Gene Autry's ranch, he plays along with them to bring them to justice and get the loot returned to its rightful owners. Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys perform the songs "Good Old-Fashioned Hoedown," "Goin' Back to Texas," "The Merry-Go-Round-Up," and "You're the Moment of a Lifetime."
|Secret Evidence 1941 N/R, 68 min.|
Director: William Nigh
Cast: Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Quigley, Malcolm "Bud" McTaggart, Kenneth Harlan, Howard Masters, Bob White, Donald Curtis, Charles R. Phipps, Dorothy Vaughan, Budd Buster, Kitty McHugh, Boyd Irwin, Lee Shumway, Jack Kennedy, Wilbur Mack
Linda (Marjorie Reynolds) loved Tony Baxter (Malcolm "Bud" McTaggart) but didn't realize he was a crook until he was arrested and sent to jail. Now, Linda falls in love with Assistant D.A. David Harrison (Charles Quigley), and all goes well–until Baxter is released from prison and wants Linda back. Linda's brother, Jerry (Howard Masters), goes to Baxter's apartment and finds Baxter shot to death. Jerry is arrested for the murder, reluctantly David serves as the prosecutor, and Linda tries to prove that Jerry is innocent.
|Trail to San Antone 1947 N/R, 67 min.|
Director: John English
Cast: Gene Autry, Peggy Stewart, Sterling Holloway, William Henry, Tristram Coffin, Dorothy Vaughan, Edward Keane, Ralph Peters, Johnny Duncan, Frankie Marvin
Gene Autry jumps out of the saddle and into a plane to recover a racehorse that has run off with a wild stallion. Meanwhile, he must also pump confidence back into the jockey, who is to ride the horse in the big race, after an accident crippled him.
|1. The Ape (1940)|
2. Black Legion (1937)
3. Doughboys in Ireland (1943)
4. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
5. Lady Gangster (1942)
6. Robin Hood of Texas (1947)
7. Secret Evidence (1941)
8. Trail to San Antone (1947)
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