|Alibi 1929 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Roland West
Cast: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanore Griffith, Irma Harrison, Regis Toomey, Al Hill, Purnell Pratt, Pat O'Malley, DeWitt Jennings, Elmer Ballard, Edward Jardon, James Bradbury Jr., Kernan Cripps, Ed Brady
This early talkie (which was also released as a silent film) was a recipient of Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Actor (Chester Morris, who plays the gangster Chick Williams). A warehouse robbery goes bad, results in a death, and Chick must come up with an alibi because he is the prime suspect. A tough story.
|Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1943 N/R, 73 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Roy William Neill
Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Ilona Massey, Bela Lugosi, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill, Maria Ouspenskaya, Dennis Hoey, Don Barclay, Rex Evans, Dwight Frye, Harry Stubbs, Jeff Corey, Torben Meyer, Doris Lloyd, Martha Vickers
"The Wolf Man" Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) has been resurrected from the dead, and a gypsy lady, Maleva (Maria Ouspenskaya), tells him that the only way to stay dead is to talk to Dr. Frankenstein. Maleva joins Lawrence in his search for Frankenstein, and when they find Frankenstein's daughter Elsa (Ilona Massey), they learn that Frankenstein has died. Elsa is engaged to scientist Dr. Manning (Patric Knowles) who tries to cure Larry. But, when Frankenstein's monster (Bela Lugosi) is discovered in a block of ice, Larry chips him out, and a battle ensues.
|The Invisible Man 1933 N/R, 71 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Drama / Thriller
Director: James Whale
Cast: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, Una O'Connor, Henry Travers, William Harrigan, Holmes Herbert, E.E. Clive, Dudley Digges, Walter Brennan, John Carradine, Forrester Harvey, Harry Stubbs, Donald Stuart, Dwight Frye, Jameson Thomas
H.G. Wells wrote the story, which was then adapted to film in this excellent, early-era movie that marks the film debut of Claude Rains. The plot involves a scientist (Rains) who invents an invisibility serum with one bad side effect:: using it causes the person to go insane, and he does.
|Millie 1931 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: John Francis Dillon
Cast: Helen Twelvetrees, Lilyan Tashman, Robert Ames, Joan Blondell, John Halliday, James Hall, Anita Louise, Edmund Breese, Frank McHugh, Charlotte Walker, Charles Delaney, Harry Stubbs, Harvey Clark
Millie (Helen Twelvetrees) has been unlucky in love more than a few times over the years, but, unlike her gold digging friends Angie and Helen (Joan Blondell and Lilyan Tashman), Millie has made a living on her own. Now, one of her long-lost suitors, Jimmy (John Halliday), has returned and is pursuing Millie's 16-year-old daughter, Connie (Anita Louise). Millie warns Jimmy to stay away from Connie, he ignores her, and Millie shoots and kills him when she catches him seducing Connie. Millie is acquitted, however, after Connie testifies and tells what really happened the night Jimmy was killed.
|The Mummy's Hand 1940 N/R, 67 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Horror / Thriller
Director: Christy Cabanne
Cast: Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford, Eduardo Ciannelli, George Zucco, Cecil Kellaway, Charles Trowbridge, Tom Tyler, Sig Arno, Leon Belasco, Harry Stubbs, Michael Mark, Eddie Foster, Mara Tartar, Frank Lackteen
Unemployed archeologists Steve (Dick Foran) and Babe (Wallace Ford) receive funding from a magician, The Great Solvani (Cecil Kellaway), and his daughter Marta (Peggy Moran). Steve and Babe join forces in Egypt and find themselves living with the Mummy (Tom Tyler) and threatened by a high priest (George Zucco) in this good comedic horror film. Humor helps relieve the tension.
|Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus 1938 N/R, 78 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Edward F. Cline
Cast: Tommy Kelly, Ann Gillis, Edgar Kennedy, Benita Hume, Billy Gilbert, George "Spanky" McFarland, Grant Mitchell, Nana Bryant, Wade Boteler, Harry Stubbs, Fay Helm, Mickey Rentschler
In this sequel to "Peck's Bad Boy," Tommy Kelly takes on the role of Bill Peck. Bill joins the circus and–with his gang (including "Spanky" McFarland)–creates havoc in and around the big top.
|The Singing Hill 1941 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: Lew Landers
Cast: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Virginia Dale, Mary Lee, Spencer Charters, George Meeker, Gerald Oliver Smith, Wade Boteler, Harry Stubbs, Monte Montague, Hal Price, Jack Kirk, Chuck Baldra, Sam Flint, Helen Gibson
Gene Autry sings and sings and fixes a problem. It appears that Virginia Dale would like to give up her land, but if she does, bad guy John Ramsey (George Meeker) can charge high prices for grazing land.
|Thanks a Million 1935 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Cast: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Fred Allen, Patsy Kelly, Raymond Walburn, David Rubinoff, Benny Baker, Andrew Tombes, Alan Dinehart, Paul Harvey, Edwin Maxwell, Margaret Irving, Charles Richman, Lynn Bari, Harry Stubbs
Eric Land (Dick Powell) is the leading man in a traveling musical show whose manager Ned Lyman (Fred Allen) talks him into taking the place of an alcoholic candidate and running for the office of Governor of Pennsylvania. The campaigning proves disastrous for Eric's relationship with his girlfriend Sally (Ann Dvorak), and Eric wants out of politics. However, the people now love Eric, and he wins the election–and Sally as well.
|1. Alibi (1929)|
2. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
3. The Invisible Man (1933)
4. Millie (1931)
5. The Mummy's Hand (1940)
6. Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938)
7. The Singing Hill (1941)
8. Thanks a Million (1935)
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