|The Brain 1962 N/R, 83 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Freddie Francis
Cast: Peter van Eyck, Anne Heywood, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee, Maxine Audley, Ellen Schwiers, Jeremy Spenser, Siegfried Lowitz, Hans Nielsen, Miles Malleson, Jack MacGowran, George A. Cooper, Ann Sears, Irene Richmond, Allan Cuthbertson
After a bomb explodes on a rich financier's plane, Dr. Peter Corrie (Peter van Eyck) notes that the dead man's brain is still alive, and he removes it. As the brain gains power, it takes charge of Peter's mind and orders Peter to find the killer. This is the third film based on Curt Siodmak's novel. The previous films were "The Lady and the Monster" (1944) and "Donovan's Brain" (1953).
|Scotland Yard Hunts Dr. Mabuse 1963 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Sci-Fi / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Paul May
Cast: Peter van Eyck, Sabine Bethmann, Dieter Borsche, Werner Peters, Klaus Kinski, Wolfgang Preiss, Walter Rilla, Agnes Windeck, Albrecht Schoenhals, Wolfgang Lukschy, Ruth Wilbert, Hans Nielsen, Gert Wiedenhofen, Anneliese Wurtz, Sigurd Lohde
Dr. Mabuse's spirit (Wolfgang Preiss) takes over the body of a renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Pohland (Walter Rilla), thus starting another reign of terror–including stealing a device that can control peoples' minds. His goal: overthrow the government of England (He wasn't having too much luck in Germany.) as a springboard to bigger things. Now, Major Bill Tern (Peter van Eyck) is on his trail.
|Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace 1962 N/R, 84 min.|
aka: Valley of Fear
Director: Terence Fisher, Frank Winterstein
Cast: Christopher Lee, Senta Berger, Hans Sohnker, Hans Nielsen, Ivan Desny, Leon Askin, Thorley Walters, Wolfgang Lukschy, Edith Schultze-Westrum, Bernard La Jarrige, Bruno W. Pantel, Heinrich Gies, Linda Sini, Roland Armontel, Danielle Argence
In one of the more unusual depictions of the storied sleuth, this German-made film shows the villainous Moriarty (Hans Sohnker) as respected in both the community and by Scotland Yard. But when a necklace is stolen from Cleopatra's tomb, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Christopher Lee and Thorley Walters) are hot on Moriarty's trail.
|Titanic 1943 N/R, 84 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama / Action
Director: Werner Klingler, Herbert Selpin
Cast: Sybille Schmitz, Hans Nielsen, Kirsten Heiberg, Ernst Fritz Furbringer, Karl Schonbock, Charlotte Thiele, Otto Wernicke, Franz Schatheitlin, Sepp Rist, Theodor Loos, Claude Farell, Lieselott Klinger, Just Scheu, Werner Scharf, Theo Shall
The president of White Star Lines, Sir Bruce Ismay (Ernst Fritz Furbringer), wants to improve his company's stock and pushes the H.M.S. Titanic's Captain Edward J. Smith (Otto Wernike) to set a speed record for the voyage between England and New York City. This results in disaster when Smith does not pay attention to weather conditions, and the Titanic sinks after colliding with an iceberg. This German propaganda version of the sinking of the Titanic was filmed during World War II and places the blame squarely on the British, Americans, and Jews. An interesting look at the Nazi depiction of anti-English sentiment.
|Town Without Pity 1961 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Gottfried Reinhardt
Cast: Kirk Douglas, E.G. Marshall, Robert Blake, Richard Jaeckel, Christine Kaufmann, Stefan Schnabel, Alan Gifford, Barbara Rutting, Hans Nielsen, Frank Sutton
American GIs are accused of raping a young German girl. This is the story of her fellow townspeople's indignation and demand for retribution.
|1. The Brain (1962)|
2. Scotland Yard Hunts Dr. Mabuse (1963)
3. Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
aka: Valley of Fear
4. Titanic (1943)
5. Town Without Pity (1961)
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