|Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back 1947 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Action / Drama / Adventure
Director: Frank McDonald
Cast: Ron Randell, Gloria Henry, Patrick O'Moore, Anabel Shaw, Terry Kilburn, Holmes Herbert, Wilton Graff, Matthew Boulton, Barry Bernard, Carl Harbord, Leslie Denison, Elspeth Dudgeon, Frank Marlowe, Eric Wilton, Lee Anderson
Bulldog Drummond (Ron Randell) is retired from the British military but still finds plenty of action. In this 14th entry in the Bulldog Drummond series, Drummond uncovers the plot of a phony heiress trying to gain an undeserved inheritance.
|Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police 1939 N/R, 56 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: James P. Hogan
Cast: John Howard, Heather Angel, H.B. Warner, Reginald Denny, Leo G. Carroll, Elizabeth Patterson, E.E. Clive, Forrester Harvey, Clyde Cook, David Clyde, Neil Fitzgerald, Elspeth Dudgeon, Gerald Rogers, Dick Rush, Harry Wilson
Bulldog Drummond's (John Howard) wedding to Phyllis Claverling (Heather Angel) is all set to take place at his Rochingham estate when a murder interrupts the plans. Bulldog investigates and finds a haunted house in which is hidden a 17th-century treasure and torture chambers in which nasty villains (all played by Leo G. Carroll) want the treasure for themselves.
|Kind Lady 1935 N/R, 76 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: George B. Seitz
Cast: Aline MacMahon, Basil Rathbone, Mary Carlisle, Frank Albertson, Dudley Digges, Doris Lloyd, Donald Meek, Murray Kinnell, Eily Malyon, Justine Chase, Barbara Shields, Frank Reicher, Elspeth Dudgeon, Yorke Sherwood, Joseph R. Tozer
Based on Edward Chodorov's play, this is the story about a wealthy English woman, Mary Herries (Aline MacMahon), who is blackmailed and held against her will by rogue Henry Abbott (Basil Rathbone) and his wife Phyllis (Mary Carlisle) after he talks their way into her home. Henry plots to steal Mary's art treasures and then kill her. Mary is unable to seek help, but, after many horrifying moments, she is finally rescued.
|Moonstone 1934 N/R, 62 min.|
Director: Reginald Barker
Cast: David Manners, Phyllis Barry, Jameson Thomas, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Herbert Bunston, Evalyn Bostock, John Davidson, Elspeth Dudgeon, Claude King, Olaf Hytten, Charles Irwin, Fred Walton
Based on Wilkie Collins' mystery, this is the story of a valuable moonstone that was stolen from India in 1799. It is now in the possession of Anne (Phyllis Barry), but it is stolen right out from under her pillow while she sleeps. And the whodunit begins as a Scotland Yard investigator sorts through likely and unlikely suspects.
|Nightmare 1942 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Action / Thriller
Director: Tim Whelan
Cast: Diana Barrymore, Brian Donlevy, Henry Daniell, Eustace Wyatt, Arthur Shields, Ian Wolfe, Hans Conried, Gavin Muir, Stanley Logan, John Abbott, Harold De Becker, Elspeth Dudgeon, Ivan F. Simpson, David Clyde, Keith Hitchcock
Gambler Daniel Shane (Brian Donlevy) breaks into Leslie Stafford's (Diana Barrymore) estate in Scotland the night her husband (Henry Daniell) is murdered. They are both suspects and so must track down Nazi spies to clear themselves. They do manage to smash the spy ring, and, during their efforts, fall in love. Not a bad wartime suspense story.
|The Old Dark House 1932 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Thriller
Director: James Whale
Cast: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart, Raymond Massey, Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Elspeth Dudgeon, Eva Moore, Brember Wills
Coming in from the cold was not necessarily good for a group of travelers–Philip and Margaret Waverton (Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart) and their friend Penderel (Melvyn Douglas)–who seek shelter in a spooky old house. After banging on the door, they are coldly greeted by butler Morgan (Boris Karloff) and the Fenn family–Horace (Ernest Thesiger) and his deaf sister Rebecca (Eva Moore). Wind-blown travelers Sir William Porterhouse (Charles Laughton) and chorus girl Gladys (Lilian Bond) also seek refuge at the house. Matters deteriorate when Morgan gets drunk and releases psychotic pyromaniac Saul Fenn (Brember Wills) who tries to kill Penderel and set the house on fire.
|Raffles 1939 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Sam Wood
Cast: David Niven, Olivia de Havilland, Dame May Whitty, Dudley Digges, Douglas Walton, Lionel Pape, E.E. Clive, Peter Godfrey, Margaret Seddon, Gilbert Emery, Keith Hitchcock, Vesey O'Davoren, George Cathrey, Larry Dodds, Elspeth Dudgeon
An ex-Scotland Yard detective, A.J. Raffles (David Niven), relieves his boredom by becoming a jewel thief and then falling in love with his old schoolmate Gwen Manders (Olivia de Havilland). This is a remake of a 1930 film by the same name.
|1. Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1947)|
2. Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939)
3. Kind Lady (1935)
4. Moonstone (1934)
5. Nightmare (1942)
6. The Old Dark House (1932)
7. Raffles (1939)
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