|The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 N/R, 83 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Peter Cushing, Robert Urquhart, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee, Valerie Gaunt, Noel Hood, Fred Johnson, Melvyn Hayes, Marjorie Hume, Sally Walsh, Paul Hardtmuth, Henry Caine, Claude Kingston, Alex Gallier, Michael Mulcaster
This is the first in Hammer Film's series of Frankenstein movies–and perhaps the best. Mary Shelley's story about man entering a new realm of science without first considering the consequences is told through Dr. Frankenstein's (Peter Cushing) creation of life from dead bodies that results in a creature (Christopher Lee). But, the creature's brain accidentally gets damaged during the resurrection, and the creature turns into a homicidal monster using townsfolk as its victims. This leads to a dramatic confrontation between the monster and Frankenstein.
|Number Seventeen 1932 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
aka: Number 17
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, Donald Calthrop, John Stuart, Barry Jones, Ann Casson, Garry Marsh, Henry Caine, Herbert Langley
Detective Gilbert Fordyee (John Stuart) has been trying to catch a gang of jewel thieves and recover a necklace. With help from a hobo, Ben (Leon M. Lion), he is closing in on them. When Ben comes across their hideout, his discovery brings him to the attention of the jewel thieves. The great train crash scene is worth watching. A good early Alfred Hitchcock thriller.
|1. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)|
2. Number Seventeen (1932)
aka: Number 17
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