|Bloodhounds of Broadway 1952 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Harmon Jones
Cast: Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Mitzi Green, Marguerite Chapman, Michael O'Shea, Wally Vernon, George E. Stone, Charles Bronson, Henry Slate, Edwin Max, Richard Allan, Sharon Baird, Timothy Carey, Al Hill, Bee Humphries
Based on Damon Runyan's story, this musical is about an innocent country girl, Emily Ann Stackerlee (Mitzi Gaynor), who arrives in New York City during the 1920s and becomes involved with bookmaker "Numbers" Foster (Scott Brady)–to the benefit of both.
|Come Back, Little Sheba 1952 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Daniel Mann
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel, Philip Ober, Lisa Golm, Walter Kelley, Edwin Max, William Haade, Virginia Mullen
Slovenly housewife Lola (Shirley Booth) copes with alcoholic husband Doc's (Burt Lancaster) crisis involving their boarder (Terry Moore). Shirley Booth won a Best Actress Oscar for her fine performance, and Terry Moore was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|Come to the Stable 1949 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Henry Koster
Cast: Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester, Thomas Gomez, Dorothy Patrick, Basil Ruysdael, Dooley Wilson, Regis Toomey, Mike Mazurki, Jean Prescott, Edwin Max, Ian MacDonald, Gordon Gebert, Eula Guy
Two French nuns, Sister Margaret (Loretta Young) and Sister Scholastica (Celeste Holm) come to New England with dreams of building a children's hospital and enlist the aid of some rather unsavory characters to obtain their magnificent goal. Miss Amelia Potts (Elsa Lanchester) invites them to use he art studio, which happens to be a refurbished stable. Gambler Sam (Mike Mazurki) also helps by getting his friends to invest in the hospital, and, before all is said and done, the nuns hustle area residents to get the children's hospital in place. Seven Academy Award nominations were received.
|Jim Thorpe - All American 1951 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Phyllis Thaxter, Steve Cochran, Dick Wesson, Nestor Paiva, Billy Gray, Edwin Max, Alfonso Mejia
Burt Lancaster takes on the title role in this biography of runner Jim Thorpe, a United States Olympic champion who was stripped of his medals because he played professional baseball.
|Jumping Jacks 1952 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mona Freeman, Don DeFore, Robert Strauss, Ray Teal, Richard Erdman, Edwin Max, Alex Gerry, Charles Evans, Marcy McGuire, Danny Arnold, Monty O'Grady, Marvin Jones, Jody Gilbert
After his partner Chick Allen (Dean Martin) joins the Army, vaudeville entertainer Hap Smith (Jerry Lewis) forms a new partnership with Betsy Carter (Mona Freeman). Meanwhile, Chick is training to be a paratrooper at Fort Benning and wants Hap to join him in a variety show to entertain the troops. To gain entry onto the base, Hap poses as a soldier, and his efforts lead to big trouble with the Army brass.
|Meet Me After the Show 1951 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Richard Sale
Cast: Betty Grable, Macdonald Carey, Eddie Albert, Fred Clark, Rory Calhoun, Lois Andrews, Irene Ryan, Edwin Max, Harry Antrim, Steve Condos
Delilah (Betty Grable) and Jeff (Macdonald Carey) have more success in their show-business careers than they seem to be able to attain in their own marriage.
|The Set-Up 1949 N/R, 72 min.|
Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter, Wallace Ford, Percy Helton, Hal Baylor, Darryl Hickman, Kenny O'Morrison, James Edwards, David Clarke, Phillip Pine, Edwin Max
Over-the-hill boxer Bill "Stoker" Thompson (Robert Ryan) is set up by his manager, Tiny (George Tobias), who takes money for a "dive" from gambler Little Boy (Alan Baxter). But, Stoker has no knowledge of the deal as he sits in a seedy dressing room awaiting his fight refusing to believe that his career is over, and the fight is brutal.
|Side Street 1950 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, James Craig, Paul Kelly, Edmon Ryan, Jean Hagen, Paul Harvey, Charles McGraw, Edwin Max, Adele Jergens, Harry Bellaver, Whit Bissell, John Gallaudet, Esther Somers, Harry Antrim
New York City postman Joe Norson (Farley Granger) steals an envelope filled with $30,000. As if this act was not bad enough, when Joe tries to return the cash, it turns out that the money belonged to blackmailers who will stop at nothing to retrieve it. And the chase is on.
|Stairway to Heaven 1946 PG, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Fantasy / Romance
aka: A Matter of Life and Death
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Richard Attenborough, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kathleen Byron, Bonar Colleano, Abraham Sofaer, Joan Maude, Robert Atkins, Bob Roberts, Edwin Max, Betty Potter
Returning from a World War II bombing run, Squadron Leader Peter Carter (David Niven) realizes his plane will not make it. He talks on his radio to RAF worker June (Kim Hunter) and then jumps, certain that he will die. But a miracle occurs, and Carter awakens in the surf (the angels couldn't find him in the fog, so he didn't die). He and June meet, fall in love, and talk Heaven into waiting.
|The Twonky 1953 N/R, 72 min.|
Director: Arch Oboler
Cast: Hans Conried, Billy Lynn, Gloria Blondell, Janet Warren, Edwin Max, Evelyn Beresford, Norman Field, Al Jarvis, Alice Backes, Connie Marshall
Comedy is the name of the game when a robot takes over the life of a college professor.
|1. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)|
2. Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
3. Come to the Stable (1949)
4. Jim Thorpe - All American (1951)
5. Jumping Jacks (1952)
6. Meet Me After the Show (1951)
7. The Set-Up (1949)
8. Side Street (1950)
9. Stairway to Heaven (1946)
aka: A Matter of Life and Death
10. The Twonky (1953)
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