|All Over Town 1937 N/R, 62 min.|
Director: James W. Horne
Cast: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Mary Howard, Harry Stockwell, Franklin Pangborn, James Finlayson, Eddie Kane, Stanley Fields, Alan Ladd, D'Arcy Corrigan, Lew Kelly, John Sheehan, Earle Hodgins, Gertrude Astor, Blanche Payson
Vaudevillians Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson try to help their old friend Joan Eldredge (Mary Howard) out of financial problems involving the theater her father left her in his will. Their solution is to stage a fund-raising show. But, one of the backers, William Bailey (Eddie Kane) is killed, and the suspect is Sally the Seal. When the real murderer does come forth, Sally the Seal saves the day.
|Be Yourself! 1930 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Thornton Freeland
Cast: Fanny Brice, Robert Armstrong, Harry Green, G. Pat Collins, Gertrude Astor, Budd Fine, Marjorie Kane, Rita Flynn, Anderson Lawler, Jimmy Tolson, Chuck Hamilton, One-Eye Connelly
Down-on-his-luck boxer Jerry Moore (Robert Armstrong) is befriended by nightclub entertainer Fannie Field (Fanny Brice) who, with help from her brother Harry (Harry Green), turns Jerry into a prizefighter. But, in the process, Fannie's rival Lillian (Gertrude Astor) steals Jerry from her. Fannie solves the problem by setting up a rematch in which she tells Jerry's opponent (G. Pat Collins) to attack Jerry's newly straightened nose. The ploy works, Jerry loses the fight but realizes how important it is to win Fannie.
|The Cat and the Canary 1927 N/R, 74 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror
Director: Paul Leni
Cast: Laura LaPlante, Tully Marshall, Flora Finch, Creighton Hale, Gertrude Astor, Lucien Littlefield, Forrest Stanley, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Martha Mattox, George Siegmann, Billy Engle, Hal Craig, Joe Murphy
This silent film classic is about expectant heirs who spend the night in a haunted house. It has been 20 years since wealthy Cyrus West died, and relatives are there for the reading of his will, which demands that they spend one night in the house. And the night of frights begins with murder not out of the question.
|The Devil's Hand 1962 N/R, 71 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Mystery
aka: Devil's Doll
Live to Love
The Naked Goddess
Director: William J. Hole Jr.
Cast: Linda Christian, Robert Alda, Neil Hamilton, Ariadna Welter, Gene Craft, Jeanne Carmen, Julie Scott, Diana Spears, Gertrude Astor, Bruno VeSota, Dick Lee, Jim Knight, Coleen Vico, Roy Wright, Romona Ravez
Rick (Robert Alda) visits a doll shop where he becomes infatuated with a doll. The shop owner, Frank Lamont (Neil Hamilton), informs Rick that the doll is a likeness of Bianca Milan (Linda Christian) who lives nearby and gives her address. Unfortunately, both Frank and Bianca are members of a Satanic cult, and they want Rick.
|Scandal Sheet 1952 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
aka: The Dark Page
Director: Phil Karlson
Cast: John Derek, Donna Reed, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp, Henry O'Neill, Harry Morgan, James Millican, Griff Barnett, Jonathan Hale, Pierre Watkin, Cliff Clark, Gertrude Astor, Don Beddoe, Gertrude Astor, Katherine Warren
An ambitious and ruthless newspaper editor (Broderick Crawford) is hired to turn a respected New York paper around. He does it by turning the paper into a tabloid, to the dismay of many. At a party to celebrate the success, the editor's wife, whom he had run out on several years before, shows up. After she threatens to blackmail him, he kills her and makes it look as if it was an accidental death. Now, two of the paper's reporters seek the truth. A very good, and gripping, tale.
|The Story of Seabiscuit 1949 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Romance
Director: David Butler
Cast: Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald, Lon McCallister, Rosemary DeCamp, Donald MacBride, Pierre Watkin, William Forrest, Bill Cartledge, Creighton Hale, Gertrude Astor, Joe Hernandez, Hal J. Moore, Clem McCarthy, James Simmons, Gil Warren
Shawn O'Hara (Barry Fitzgerald) arrives in America with his niece Margaret O'Hara (Shirley Temple), and they are trying to leave bad memories behind. As a horse trainer, Shawn sees something no one else does in his horse, Seabiscuit. Training pays off, and Seabiscuit becomes a champion.
|Through the Back Door 1921 N/R, 55 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Alfred E. Green, Jack Pickford
Cast: Mary Pickford, Gertrude Astor, Wilfred Lucas, Helen Raymond, C. Norman Hammond, Elinor Fair, Adolphe Menjou, John Harron, Peaches Jackson, Doreen Turner
Neglected, rich, young Jeanne (Mary Pickford) doesn't fit into her remarried mother's (Gertrude Astor) plans, so Jeanne is raised by her nurse. When World War I breaks out, Jeanne is sent home, but does not tell her mother who she is. All ends well after a series of adventures.
|The Wicked Darling 1919 N/R, 60 min.|
Director: Tod Browning
Cast: Priscilla Dean, Wellington A. Playter, Lon Chaney, Spottiswoode Aitken, Gertrude Astor, Kalla Pasha
Petty thief Mary (Priscilla Dean) steals a pearl necklace that was dropped by Adele (Gertrude Astor) who was fleeing from a high society event when she found out that her fiance, Kent (Wellington Playter), was broke (He had spent all of his money on her.). On the lam, she hides in a house that just happens to be Kent's. She falls in love with him and tries to go straight. But Mary's hoodlum boyfriend (Lon Chaney) doesn't like that at all.
|1. All Over Town (1937)|
2. Be Yourself! (1930)
3. The Cat and the Canary (1927)
4. The Devil's Hand (1962)
aka: Devil's Doll
aka: Live to Love
aka: The Naked Goddess
5. Scandal Sheet (1952)
aka: The Dark Page
6. The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)
7. Through the Back Door (1921)
8. Untamed (1929)
9. The Wicked Darling (1919)
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