|Adventures of the Flying Cadets 1943 N/R, 170 min.|
Director: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor
Cast: Johnny Downs, Bobby Jordan, Ward Wood, William "Billy" Benedict, Eduardo Ciannelli, Regis Toomey, Robert Armstrong, Jennifer Holt, Charles Trowbridge, Joseph Crehan, Addison Richards, Philip Van Zandt, Ian Keith, Leland Hodgson, Joan Blair
This 13-episode war adventure centers on flying students who are suspects in a series of murders when they are set up by a Nazi agent known as "The Black Hangman" (Eduardo Cianelli). It is the agent who murdered members of an expedition in order to keep secret the location of a helium deposit in Africa. Our flying heroes are determined to clear their names, and those Nazis better watch out.
|A Lady Takes a Chance 1943 N/R, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Western / Romance
aka: The Cowboy and the Girl
Director: William A. Seiter
Cast: Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger, Phil Silvers, Hans Conried, Mary Field, Don Costello, Grady Sutton, Grant Withers, Eddy Waller, John Philliber, Jean Stevens, Ariel Heath, Tom Fadden, Joan Blair
Mollie Truesdale (Jean Arthur) takes a break from her job in New York and goes on vacation in the West. She takes in a rodeo, and handsome cowboy Duke Hudkins (John Wayne) gets hurled into her lap by a bucking bronco. After the rodeo, Mollie misses her bus and is stranded. She shares a hotel room with Duke and his sidekick Waco (Charles Winninger) and falls in love with Duke. When Duke teaches Mollie frontier activities and tries to get her drunk, Mollie becomes upset and leaves. She heads back to New York, but Duke now realizes that he has fallen for Mollie and follows her to tell her that he loves her.
|My Son, the Hero 1943 N/R, 66 min.|
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: Patsy Kelly, Roscoe Karns, Joan Blair, Carol Hughes, Max "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom, Luis Alberni, Joseph Allen, Lois Collier, Jeni Le Gon, Nick Stewart, Hal Price, Al St. John, Maxine Leslie
Con-man "Big Time" Morgan (Roscoe Karns) has lied to his war correspondent son, Michael (Joseph Allen), by telling him he is a wealthy businessman. Now, Michael is coming to visit his father, and "Big Time"–with help from ex-wife Gerty (Patsy Kelly) and prize fighter Kid Slug (Max "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom)–gets his hands not only a mansion but a family as well, thus increasing his chances of pulling off the deception.
|Sherlock Holmes Faces Death 1943 N/R, 68 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror / Drama
Director: Roy William Neill
Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, Dennis Hoey, Milburn Stone, Halliwell Hobbes, Mary Gordon, Gavin Muir, Gerald Hamer, Vernon Downing, Olaf Hytten, Frederick Worlock, Charles Coleman, Joan Blair, Harold De Becker
Based on Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Musgrave Ritual," this story takes place at the Musgrave estate where Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) is treating several officers suffering from shell shock. When Musgrave heirs Philip and Geoffrey (Gavin Muir and Frederick Worlock) are found murdered, Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) comes to investigate and uses the poem "Musgrave Ritual" as a clue in solving the murders. Look for young, unbilled Peter Lawford in a bit part as a drunken sailor.
|Son of Dracula 1943 N/R, 79 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Robert Siodmak
Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Louise Allbritton, Robert Paige, Evelyn Ankers, Pat Moriarity, Frank Craven, J. Edward Bromberg, Samuel S. Hinds, Etta McDaniel, George Irving, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Walter Sande, Joan Blair, Emmett Smith, Cyril Delevanti
Lon Chaney Jr. plays a mean Count Alucard–DRACULA spelled backwards. He marries Katherine Caldwell (Louise Allbritton), but their extracurricular activities are doomed from the start because her ex-fiance, Frank Stanley (Robert Paige), hovers nearby.
|Strange Death of Adolf Hitler 1943 N/R, 72 min.|
Director: James P. Hogan
Cast: Ludwig Donath, Gale Sondergaard, George Dolenz, Fritz Kortner, Frederick Giermann, William Trenk, Merrill Rodin, Ludwig Stossel, Charles Bates, Joan Blair, Ivan Triesault, Rudolph Anders, Erno Verebes, Kurt Katch, Hans Schumm
In this wartime drama, Hitler's officers become involved in a plot by Franz Huber (Ludwig Donath) who looks like Hitler, to murder him and take over the government.
|The Street with No Name 1948 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: William Keighley
Cast: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence, Ed Begley, Donald Buka, Joseph Pevney, John McIntire, Walter Greaza, Howard Smith, Billy Mauch, Sam Edwards, Joan Chandler, Edmund Cobb, Joan Blair
FBI Agent Gene Cordell (Mark Stevens) goes undercover and infiltrates a gang led by Alec Stiles (Richard Widmark). But, Styles gets word of the mole activity and plots to get even. Remade in 1955 as "House of Bamboo."
|1. Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)|
2. A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
aka: The Cowboy and the Girl
3. My Son, the Hero (1943)
4. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
5. Son of Dracula (1943)
6. Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943)
7. The Street with No Name (1948)
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