|Cloak and Dagger 1946 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Thriller / Romance
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer, J. Edward Bromberg, Vladimir Sokoloff, Marc Lawrence, Ludwig Stossel, Patrick O'Moore, Charles Marsh, Dan Seymour, Marjorie Hoshelle, Helen Thimig, James Flavin, Lex Barker, Richard Fraser
American physics professor Alva Jesper (Gary Cooper) is called on for a mission by the O.S.S. in the last months of World War II. He arrives in Europe and learns from former colleague Dr. Katerin Lodor (Helen Thimig) that a former acquaintance, atomic scientist Dr. Giovanni Polda (Vladimir Sokoloff), is working in Italy on plans for an atomic bomb for the Nazis. Then, Loder is killed, and Jesper travels to Italy where he links up with resistance fighters Pinkie and Gina (Robert Alda and Lilli Palmer). He does meet with Polda and learns about the Nazi plans to build an atomic bomb. Meanwhile, he falls in love with Gina, but now must find a way to escape from the Nazis.
|Cry Wolf 1947 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: Peter Godfrey
Cast: Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks, Richard Basehart, Jerome Cowan, John Ridgely, Patricia Barry, Jack Mower, Paul Stanton, Rory Mallinson, Helen Thimig, Barry Bernard, John Elliott, Creighton Hale, Lisa Golm
Sandra Marshall (Barbara Stanwyck) returns to her late husband James' family mansion for his funeral and announces to James' research scientist uncle, Mark (Errol Flynn), the news of her secret marriage to James. Mark distrusts Sandra but allows her to stay at the mansion where she makes friends with James' sister Julie (Geraldine Brooks) who then dies under mysterious circumstances. Sandra believes that Mark has committed the murder of Julie, but are her suspicions correct?
|Decision Before Dawn 1951 N/R, 119 min.|
Director: Anatole Litvak
Cast: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegarde Neff, Dominique Blanchar, O.E. Hasse, Wilfried Seyferth, Hans Christian Blech, Helen Thimig, Robert Freitag, George Tyne
During the last days of World War II, U.S. Army Col. Devlin (Gary Merrill) orders Lt. Rennick (Richard Basehart) to take German P.O.W. Karl "Happy" Maurer (Oskar Werner) behind enemy lines to spy on the movement of a German armored unit. Physical as well as psychological dangers ensue. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
|Isle of the Dead 1945 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Mark Robson
Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery, Jason Robards Sr., Helen Thimig, Alan Napier, Skelton Knaggs, Ernst Deutsch, Sherry Hall, Erick Hanson
Nikolas Pherides (Boris Karloff) is a Greek general who, after a battle during the Balkan War of 1912, goes with American journalist Oliver Davis (Marc Cramer) to a nearby island to find Pherides' deceased wife's grave. They receive help from Swiss archaeologist Albrecht (Jason Robards Sr.) who provides them with a roof over their heads and advice. When they reach the grave, they discover that the remains are no longer there. Pherides decides to track down the grave robbers and, in the process, hears stories from superstitious Kyra (Helen Thimig) about a vampire Thea (Ellen Drew). Meanwhile, the island's inhabitants are dying. Are they victims of a plague caused by corpses on a nearby battlefield, or are the deaths being caused by Kyra? The closing scene of Mrs. St. Auburn (Katherine Emery) being buried alive brings a chilling climax to this horror story.
|None But the Lonely Heart 1944 N/R, 113 min.|
Director: Clifford Odets
Cast: Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, June Duprez, Barry Fitzgerald, Jane Wyatt, Dan Duryea, George Coulouris, Konstantin Shayne, Helen Thimig, Morton Lowry
For this film, Ethel Barrymore won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her role of the dying mother whose son, Ernie Mott (Cary Grant), strives to help in her hour of need.
|1. Cloak and Dagger (1946)|
2. Cry Wolf (1947)
3. Decision Before Dawn (1951)
4. Isle of the Dead (1945)
5. None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
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