|20 Million Miles to Earth 1957 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Director: Nathan Juran
Cast: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia, John Zaremba, Thomas Browne Henry, Tito Vuolo, Jan Arvan, Arthur Space, Bart Braverman, George Pelling, George Khoury, Don Orlando, Rollin Moriyama, Barry Russo
During its return from Venus, an American spaceship crashes into the waters off Italy. A cannister containing a specimen from Venus survives the crash, and a fast-growing reptile-like creature grows from the mass in the canister. While being studied, the creature escapes, of course. WATCH OUT ROME! Special effects master Ray Harryhousen helps make this film watchable.
|Bells Are Ringing 1960 N/R, 127 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr., Jean Stapleton, Frank Gorshin, Ruth Storey, Dort Clark, Ralph Roberts, Valerie Allen, Bernard West, Steve Peck, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Ames, Jan Arvan
Judy Holliday recreates her Broadway role of Manhattan telephone operator Ella Peterson who works for an answering service run by her cousin, Sue (Jean Stapleton). Ella gets involved with her clients and, while on the phone with playwright Jeffrey Moss (Dean Martin), Ella falls in love with him. Problems develop because Ella will not reveal her true identity, but Moss and other clients appear together at Ella's doorstep, and all ends happily. The songs include "Just in Time" and "The Party's Over." The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
|Curse of the Faceless Man 1958 N/R, 67 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi
Director: Edward L. Cahn
Cast: Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara, Luis Van Rooten, Gar Moore, Felix Locher, Jan Arvan, Bob Bryant
After archaeologists discover a lava encrusted gladiator in the ruins of Pompeii, the gladiator comes back to life, escapes, and heads off in pursuit of his past lover who has also been reincarnated.
|The Poseidon Adventure 1972 PG, 117 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Gene Hackman, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen, Arthur O'Connell, Ernest Borgnine, Carol Lynley, Stella Stevens, Jack Albertson, Pamela Sue Martin, Eric Shea, Fred Sadoff, Sheila Allen, Jan Arvan
Their captain (Leslie Nielsen) gives up his life to save the passengers after a tidal wave overturns a luxury cruise ship during New Year's Eve festivities. A small group of survivors–including Mike (Ernest Borgnine), Linda (Stella Stevens), Acres (Roddy McDowall), Belle (Shelley Winters), and Manny (Jack Albertson)–are led by Reverend Frank Scott (Gene Hackman) in a struggle to find safety in their world (ship) that has turned upside down. "The Morning After" won an Academy Award for Best Song. An Oscar was also received for the Visual Effects (Special Achievement Award), and seven other nominations were received, including Best Supporting Actress (Shelley Winters).
|The Sign of Zorro 1958 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Norman Foster, Lewis Foster
Cast: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Britt Lomond, George J. Lewis, Lisa Gaye, Romney Brent, Tony Russel, Jan Arvan, John Dehner, Than Wyenn, Madeleine Holmes, Nestor Paiva, Eugenia Paul, Elvera Corona
This Disney film uses archive footage in a reworking of several episodes of the popular "Zorro" TV show about Don Diego (Guy Williams) donning the mask of Zorro and, with help from Bernardo (Gene Sheldon), fighting the cruel dictator Capitan Monastario (Britt Lomond).
|1. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)|
2. Bells Are Ringing (1960)
3. Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
4. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
5. The Sign of Zorro (1958)
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