|Charlie Chan in London 1934 N/R, 79 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Eugene Forde
Cast: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland, Mona Barrie, Douglas Walton, Alan Mowbray, George Barraud, E.E. Clive, Reginald Sheffield, Murray Kinnell, Paul England, Madge Bellamy, Perry Ivins, Walter Johnson, Elsa Buchanan
After Paul's (Douglas Walton) arrest for murder, his sister Pamela Ward (Drue Leyton) calls in Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) to solve the crime and free her brother. Chan heads for Geoffrey Raymond's (Alan Mowbray) country estate where the murder occurred. He has only 65 hours to expose the real murderer before Paul is scheduled to be executed.
|Great Expectations 1934 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Stuart Walker
Cast: Henry Hull, Phillips Holmes, Jane Wyatt, Florence Reed, Alan Hale, Rafaela Ottiano, Jackie Searl, Walter Brennan, Francis L. Sullivan, Harry Cording, George Barraud, Douglas Wood, Forrester Harvey, George P. Breakston, Eily Malyon
This is an early film of Charles Dickens' classic that follows the life of orphan Pip (George P. Breakston as young Pip and Phillips Holmes as older Pip) who is the foster child of blacksmith Joe Gargery (Alan Hale) and his not-so-nice wife, Mrs. Joe (Rafaela Ottiano) who befriends and comes to the aid of escaped convict Magwitch (Henry Hull). Pip falls in love with his childhood friend Estrella (Jane Wyatt) who is being raised by the bitter Mrs. Havisham (Florence Reed) to have higher expectations for her life than those of Pip. Later, Pip gains wealth through the help of a mysterious benefactor who, it turns out, is Magwitch repaying Pip for his friendship, and, by story's end, Pip is doing well in the Victorian world of the social elite.
|Jericho 1937 N/R, 77 min.|
aka: Dark Sands
Director: Thornton Freeland
Cast: Paul Robeson, Wallace Ford, Henry Wilcoxon, Princess Kouka, John Laurie, James Carew, Lawrence Brown, Rufus Fennell, Ike Hatch, Frank Cram, George Barraud
Unjustly convicted of the crime of striking an officer, Cpl. Jericho Jackson (Paul Robeson), is given the chance to escape when Capt. Mack (Henry Wilcoxon) allows him to attend a Christmas celebration. Robeson does get away and begins a new life in Africa. Mack, however, is court-martialed for his part in the escape and serves five years at Leavenworth. Upon his release, Mack spots a picture of Jackson in a newsreal and sets out in pursuit.
|The Last of Mrs. Cheyney 1929 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Sidney Franklin
Cast: Norma Shearer, George Barraud, Basil Rathbone, Herbert Bunston, Hedda Hopper, Moon Carroll, Madeline Seymour, Cyril Chadwick
An exclusive band of jewel thieves work among the elite of London society. Mrs. Cheyney (Norma Shearer), one of the members, is caught by Lord Arthur Dilling (Basil Rathbone) who, instead of turning her over to the authorities, marries her.
|1. Charlie Chan in London (1934)|
2. Great Expectations (1934)
3. Jericho (1937)
aka: Dark Sands
4. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)
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