|Angel 1937 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton, Ernest Cossart, Laura Hope Crews, Herbert Mundin, Ivan Lebedeff, Dennie Moore, Lionel Pape, Gino Corrado, Michael Visaroff, Eric Wilton, Olaf Hytten, James Finlayson
Bored housewife Maria (Marlene Dietrich) feels trapped in a loveless marriage with British nobleman Sir Frederick Barker (Herbert Marshall). So, off she goes to Paris for a vacation and falls in love with an American, Anthony "Tony" Halton (Melvyn Douglas).
|Blondie Hits the Jackpot 1949 N/R, 66 min.|
Director: Edward Bernds
Cast: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie, Jerome Cowan, Lloyd Corrigan, Danny Mummert, Ann Carter, James Flavin, Alyn Lockwood, Sherlee Collier, Maurice Cass, Dick Wessel, Eric Wilton, Ray Teal
When Dagwood (Arthur Lake) loses his job, he finds work on a construction project where the workers are using faulty material. Blondie (Penny Singleton) tries to help by competing on a radio quiz show and then solves Dagwood's problems. .
|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.
|Castle in the Desert 1942 N/R, 51 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Harry Lachman
Cast: Sidney Toler, Arleen Whelan, Richard Derr, Douglass Dumbrille, Victor Sen Yung, Henry Daniell, Edmund MacDonald, Steven Geray, Lucien Littlefield, George Chandler, Lenita Lane, Ethel Griffies, Milton Parsons, Eric Wilton, Oliver Blake
While visiting a remote castle owned by Paul Manderley (Douglass Dumbrille) and his wife Lucy (Lenita Lane) in the Mojave desert, Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) finds himself involved in a murder case after weekend guest Professor Gleason (Lucien Littlefield) is poisoned. As Chan and number two son Jimmy (Victor Sen Yung) try to solve the case, they cannot eliminate any of the residents–including Manderley and his wife whose ancestors were known for poisoning their enemies. Dungeons and secret passages lie in wait as Chan and Jimmy unravel the case. One of the best in the series.
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1932 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Halliwell Hobbes, Holmes Herbert, Edgar Norton, Douglas Walton, Sam Harris, Tempe Pigott, Eric Wilton, Arnold Lucy, G.L. McDonnell, John Rogers
Fredric March won the Oscar for his performance in this, the first, sound production of the famous tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. Dr. Jekyll (March) experiments with good and evil and drinks a potion after which his dark side emerges as the evil Mr. Hyde whose lecherous appetite is unrestrained. Dr. Jekyll is unable to restrain Mr. Hyde, and tragedy ensues.
|The Joker Is Wild 1957 N/R, 123 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
aka: All the Way
Director: Charles Vidor
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert, Beverly Garland, Jackie Coogan, Ted de Corsia, Sophie Tucker, Barry Kelley, Hank Henry, Leonard Graves, Valerie Allen, William Pullen, Eric Wilton, Ned Wever
"All the Way" won the Academy Award for Best Song in this biography of Prohibition-era nightclub performer Joe E. Lewis (Frank Sinatra) who overcame adversities to rise to the top.
|Jolson Sings Again 1949 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Henry Levin
Cast: Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Ludwig Donath, Bill Goodwin, Myron McCormick, Tamara Shayne, Eric Wilton, Robert Emmett Keane, Marjorie Stapp, Jock Mahoney, Frank McClure
The success of the original Al Jolson film prompted a sequel, which continues the story of the popular singer, again played by Larry Parks. It includes the time during World War II and his visits to the troops as well as the making of the first movie. Again, Jolson's singing voice is used, with plenty of songs presented, some of which are repeats of the first film.
|The Masquerader 1933 N/R, 78 min.|
Director: Richard Wallace
Cast: Ronald Colman, Elissa Landi, Halliwell Hobbes, Helen Jerome Eddy, Juliette Compton, David Torrence, Creighton Hale, Eric Wilton, C. Montague Shaw, Claude King
Ronald Colman takes on two roles in this film: a drug addict member of Parliament and his look-alike journalist cousin who takes his place.
|One Hour with You 1932 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Charles Ruggles, Roland Young, Josephine Dunn, Richard Carle, George Barbier, Barbara Leonard, Charles Judels, Eric Wilton, Donald Novis, Mae Questel
Andre and Colette (Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald) are happily married. Andre, a doctor, has had chances to be unfaithful due to come-on's by his female patients, but when he meets Colette's best friend, Mitzi (Genevieve Tobin), the matrimonial mix-ups begin. Lots of music in this good remake of 1924's "The Marriage Circle," also directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The film received a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
|The Scarlet Claw 1944 N/R, 74 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Roy William Neill
Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur Hohl, Ian Wolfe, Miles Mander, David Clyde, Olaf Hytten, Victoria Horne, Kay Harding, George Kirby, Clyde Fillmore, Eric Wilton
Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Doctor Watson (Nigel Bruce) travel to Canada to investigate murders in which the victims' throats have been ripped out. Residents tell Holmes that a legendary monster haunts the area, and they believe that the monster has been killing their neighbors. But, Holmes suspects that the killer is an actor, Potts (Gerald Hamer), who is a master of disguises, and Holmes sets a trap to identify the killer. One of Rathbone's and Bruce's very best.
|Song of Songs 1933 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Brian Aherne, Lionel Atwill, Alison Skipworth, Hardie Albright, Helen Freeman, Morgan Wallace, Wilson Benge, Hans Schumm, Eric Wilton, James A. Marcus, Florence Roberts, Adrienne D'Ambricourt
Peasant girl Lily Czepanek (Marlene Dietrich) is orphaned but finds a short happiness with aspiring sculptor Richard Waldrow (Brian Aherne). Then, Baron von Merzbach (Lionel Atwill) enters the picture, talks Richard into leaving Lily, and marries her himself. Lily is soon disgusted with the hedonistic Baron, and when Richard visits the castle, she learns about the deal the two men made. Lily leaves the Baron and heads for Berlin where she becomes a cabaret singer. One night, Richard appears at the nightclub and tells Lily that he still loves her. But, will Lily allow Richard back into her life?
|They Raid by Night 1942 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Cast: Lyle Talbot, June Duprez, Victor Varconi, George N. Neise, Charley Rogers, Paul Baratoff, Leslie Denison, Crane Whitley, Sven Hugo Borg, Eric Wilton, Pierce Lyden, John(2) Beck
British Commando Capt. Robert Owen (Lyle Talbot) leads a mission to Norway where he plans to overpower the Gestapo and use their uniforms when he and his men rescue a Norwegian General (Paul Baratoff) from a Nazi prison camp.
|1. Angel (1937)|
2. Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949)
3. Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1947)
4. Castle in the Desert (1942)
5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
6. The Joker Is Wild (1957)
aka: All the Way
7. Jolson Sings Again (1949)
8. The Masquerader (1933)
9. One Hour with You (1932)
10. The Scarlet Claw (1944)
11. Song of Songs (1933)
12. They Raid by Night (1942)
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