|Against All Flags 1952 N/R, 83 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama
Director: George Sherman
Cast: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley, Mildred Natwick, Robert Warwick, Harry Cording, Phil Tully, Lester Matthews, John Alderson, Tudor Owen, Maurice Marsac, James Craven, James Fairfax, James Logan
During the 16th century, swashbuckling British naval officer Brian Hawke (Errol Flynn) goes undercover and manages to enter a pirate fortress on Madagascar. His mission is to learn more about Capt. Roc Brasiliano (Anthony Quinn) whose pirate band is attacking ships. Problems ensue, and Brasiliano demands that Hawke be executed, but pirate Spitfire Stevens (Maureen O'Hara) defends Hawke. During a raid on an Indian ship, Princess Patma (Alice Kelley) is kidnapped, but Hawke gets the information he needs on the pirate activities, rescues Princess Patma, and escapes the pirates. This film was remade in 1967 as "The King's Pirate" with Doug McClure in Flynn's role.
|Candleshoe 1977 G, 101 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama / Adventure
Director: Norman Tokar
Cast: Helen Hayes, Jodie Foster, David Niven, Leo McKern, Vivian Pickles, Veronica Quilligan, John Alderson, Ian Sharrock, Michael Balfour, Sydney Bromley, Sarah Tamakuni, David Samuels, Mildred Shay, Michael Segal, Peter Diamond
Lady St. Edmund (Helen Hayes) owns a large estate, but she is having problems finding money to pay her taxes. She does get help from orphans to maintain her estate–and her pride. A small-time crook, Harold Brundge (Leo McKern), gets orphan Casey (Jodie Foster) to pose as Lady St. Edmund's granddaughter in his quest for a lost treasure on "grandmother's" property. Once Casey spends time at her "grandmother's" estate, she is a witness to the good deeds of the butler, the chauffeur, the gardener, and the cavalry officer (all played by David Niven), sees the error of her ways, and helps to save the estate.
|The Desert Rats 1953 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama
Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Richard Burton, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas, Torin Thatcher, James Mason, Chips Rafferty, Charles "Bud" Tingwell, Ben Wright, John O'Malley, John Alderson, Charles Keane, Michael Pate, Guy Prescott, Arno Frey, Michael Rennie
This is the story about one successful resistance effort by Australian troops during World War II. When Field Marshal Rommel (James Mason) leads his "unstoppable" armored tank battalion across North Africa, British Captain "Tammy" MacRoberts (Richard Burton) leads his outnumbered 9th Australian division–The Desert Rats–in a heroic stand against Rommel.
|Double Trouble 1967 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Comedy
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Elvis Presley, Annette Day, John Williams, Yvonne Romain, Chips Rafferty, Michael Murphy, Norman Rossington, Monte Landis, Leon Askin, John Alderson, Stanley Adams, Helene Winston, Walter Burke, Bob Homel, Peter Balakoff
Singer Guy Lambert (Elvis Presley) is touring Europe when he runs into trouble on two fronts: jewel thieves (Chips Rafferty and Norman Rossington) who hide diamonds in his luggage AND two women; British teenager Jill Conway (Annette Day) and an heiress, Claire (Yvonne Romain) who fall in love with him.
|Evil Under the Sun 1982 PG, 102 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Guy Hamilton
Cast: Peter Ustinov, Colin Blakely, Jane Birkin, Nicholas Clay, Maggie Smith, Roddy McDowall, Sylvia Miles, James Mason, Denis Quilley, Diana Rigg, Emily Hone, John Alderson, Paul Antrim, Richard Vernon, Barbara Hicks
In this Agatha Christie story, a famous actress, Arlena Marshall (Diana Rigg), is murdered while visiting an idyllic beach resort, and detective Hercules Poirot (Peter Ustinov) investigates. Suspects include Arlena's biographer Rex (Roddy McDowall), Broadway producers Odell and Myra Gardener (James Mason and Sylvia Miles), Arlena's husband Kenneth (Denis Quilley), Kenneth's lover Daphne (Maggie Smith), millionaire Sir Horace Blatt (Colin Blakely), Arlena's lover Patrick (Nicholas Clay), and Patrick's wife Christine (Jane Birkin). Poirot has his work cut out for him when he learns more about the suspects–all of whom had motives to kill Arlena.
|The Hook 1963 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: George Seaton
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams, Pancho Magalona, Nehemiah Persoff, Mark Miller, John Bleifer, John Alderson, Frank Richards, Barnaby Hale, Anders Andelius
U.S. soldiers–Sgt. P.J. Briscoe (Kirk Douglas), Pvt. Dennison (Robert Walker), and Pvt. Hackett (Nick Adams)–are presented with a moral dilemma when they are ordered to kill a Korean P.O.W., Kim (Pancho Magalona) while onboard Captain Van Ryn's (Nehemiah Persoff) Finnish supply ship. Before they can carry out their orders, the war ends, and they will not have to execute Kim. But, Kim, who does not understand English, is not aware that the war has ended and is killed during a struggle.
|I Deal in Danger 1966 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Walter Grauman
Cast: Robert Goulet, Christine Carere, Donald Harron, Horst Frank, Werner Peters, Eva Pflug, Christiane Schmidtmer, John Van Dreelen, Hans Reiser, Margit Saad, Peter Capell, Osman Ragheb, John Alderson, Dieter Eppler, Manfred Andrae
Three episodes from the TV show "Blue Light" make up this film in which Robert Goulet stars as American secret agent David March who convinces the Nazis that he is a traitor in order to get access to an underground weapons factory and blow it up. In the midst of his spy work, David still has time for romance with a German scientist (Eva Pflug) and a French singer (Christine Carere).
|It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet 1975 G, 94 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
aka: All Things Bright and Beautifu
Director: Eric Till
Cast: John Alderson, Colin Blakely, Lisa Harrow, Bill Maynard, Richard Pearson, Paul Shelley, Rosemary Martin, Raymond Francis, Liz Smith, John Barrett, Philip Stone, Clifford Kershaq, Kevin Moreton, Leslie Sarony, Gwen Nelson
Based on James Herriot's books about life as a 1930s' veterinarian in Yorkshire, John Alderson plays the kindly doctor who ministers to animals in this enjoyable family film.
|The Klansman 1974 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: The Burning Cross
Director: Terence Young
Cast: Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Cameron Mitchell, Lola Falana, Linda Evans, O.J. Simpson, Hoke Howell, David Ladd, Luciana Paluzzi, David Huddleston, Ed Call, John Alderson, John Pearce, Spence Wil-Dee, Vic Perrin
After Nancy Poteet (Linda Evans) is raped in Atoka County, Alabama, the White men place the blame on Black man Garth (O.J. Simpson), and the Ku Klux Klan, led by Butt Cutt Bates (Cameron Mitchell), searches for Garth in order to perform his lynching. Meanwhile, Sheriff Bascomb (Lee Marvin) and townsman Breck Stancill (Richard Burton) battle against the Ku Klux Klan as the county goes to war.
|The Molly Maguires 1970 PG, 125 min.|
Director: Martin Ritt
Cast: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Zerbe, Art Lund, Frank Finlay, Bethel Leslie, John Alderson, Anthony Costello, Philip Bourneuf, Brendan Dillon, Frances Heflin, Malachy McCourt, Susan Goodman, Chuck Hicks
This film is based on the true story of Irish emigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and worked in coal mines during the 1800s. The miners form a secret group, the "Molly Maguires" whose aim is to correct abuse in the mines. Jack Kehoe (Sean Connery) serves as their leader, and sabotage and murder are how they fight the mine owners. The owners hire Pinkerton detective James McParlan (Richard Harris) to go undercover, infiltrate the Molly Maguires, and report on their activities. McParlan does get first-hand information and begins to understand that the Molly Maguires are protesting truly miserable conditions and exploitation in the mines. Now, McParlan's loyalties become divided between the mine owners who hired him and the struggling miners.
|My Fair Lady 1964 N/R, 170 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: George Cukor
Cast: Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Theodore Bikel, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Isobel Elsom, Mona Washbourne, John Alderson, John Holland, James Wood, Grady Sutton, John McLiam, Queenie Leonard
Among other awards, this film captured the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director (George Cukor), and Best Actor (Rex Harrison). It is the delightful story of "Pygmalion" set to music by Lerner and Lowe. Rex Harrison plays tutor Henry Higgins who claims that he can change the demeanor of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn). In all, the film received eight Oscars and was nominated for four others, including Best Supporting Actor (Stanley Holloway) and Supporting Actress (Gladys Cooper).
|South Sea Woman 1953 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Adventure
Director: Arthur Lubin
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors, Arthur Shields, Paul Burke, Barry Kelley, Hayden Rorke, Leon Askin, Raymond Greenleaf, John Alderson, Veola Vonn, Bob Sweeney, Henri Letondal, George Saurel, John Alderson
World War II has just begun, and Marine Sergeant O'Hearn (Burt Lancaster) is in San Diego embroiled in his court-martial trial for desertion. Coming to his defense is nightclub photographer Ginger Martin (Virginia Mayo) who testifies that O'Hearn is trying to protect his fellow Marine, Davy White (Chuck Connors), who O'Hearn had forced on a perilous trip from Shanghai to Pearl Harbor, resulting in O'Hearn arriving in Pearl Harbor after the Japanese had attacked and giving the impression that he had deserted.
|Target Zero 1955 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Harmon Jones
Cast: Richard Conte, Peggie Castle, Charles Bronson, L.Q. Jones, Chuck Connors, Strother Martin, Joby Baker, John Alderson, John Dennis, George Chan
Lieutenant Flagler (Richard Conte) and his patrol join forces with three British soldiers and a United Nations worker, Ann Galloway (Peggie Castle), to hold off the enemy in this Korean War film.
|To Catch a Thief 1955 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, Brigitte Auber, Georgette Anys, Paul Newlan, Lewis Charles, John Alderson, Jean Martinelli, Eugene Borden, Eugene Blancard, Steven Geray, Bess Flowers
Retired jewel thief John Robie (Cary Grant), now living on the French Riviera, is suspected of returning to his former profession. He sets out to prove his innocence, and, with the aid of detective H.H. Hughson (John Williams), he checks out the Riviera vacationers. Among the wealthy tourists are Jessie Stephens (Jessie Royce Landis) and her daughter Frances (Grace Kelly). John meets Frances, and Frances is attracted to him, but John has no time for romance. When Jessie's jewels are stolen, Frances steers the police in John's direction, but then the chemistry between Frances and John heats up, and love is definitely in the air. Now, Jessie is so much in love with John that she does not seem to care whether or not John is really a jewel thief.
|You Can't Win 'Em All 1970 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy
Director: Peter Collinson
Cast: Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Patrick Magee, Gregoire Aslan, Michele Mercier, Horst Janson, Leo Gordon, John Acheson, Paul Stassino, Fikret Hakan, Salih Guney, Tony Bonner, Reed De Rouen, Henia Halil, John Alderson
Adam Dyer (Tony Curtis) and Josh Corey (Charles Bronson) are former U.s. Army soldiers who are now adventurers running into problems in Turkey following political changes at the end of World War I.
|1. Against All Flags (1952)|
2. Candleshoe (1977)
3. The Desert Rats (1953)
4. Double Trouble (1967)
5. Evil Under the Sun (1982)
6. The Hook (1963)
7. I Deal in Danger (1966)
8. It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1975)
aka: All Things Bright and Beautifu
9. The Klansman (1974)
aka: The Burning Cross
10. The Molly Maguires (1970)
11. My Fair Lady (1964)
12. South Sea Woman (1953)
13. Target Zero (1955)
14. To Catch a Thief (1955)
15. You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)
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