|Babes in Bagdad 1952 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: Paulette Goddard, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Ney, John Boles, Sebastian Cabot, Christopher Lee, MacDonald Parke, Hugh Dempster, Thomas Gallagher, Natalie Benesh
Things go well in the caliph's (John Boles) harem until Kyra (Paulette Goddard) comes along and demands equal rights for women. This comedy fails to entertain, even with a cast of stars.
|Back Street 1932 N/R, 84 min.|
Director: John M. Stahl
Cast: Irene Dunne, John Boles, George Meeker, Zasu Pitts, Arletta Duncan, William Bakewell, Jane Darwell, June Clyde, Doris Lloyd, Walter Catlett, Pat Weigel, James Donlan, Maude Turner Gordon, Shirley Grey, Robert McWade
The ill-fated romance of lovers Rae and Walter (Irene Dunne and John Boles) is doomed because of complications. They part, but their passion for each other remains. Walter does marry another woman, but when he and Rae meet again years later, they enter into a secret love affair, and Rae remains loyal to Walter for the rest of her life. 1 User Review
|This movie I will never forget, it is more than the best.||padunk 04/21/2012 |
|Craig's Wife 1936 N/R, 73 min.|
Director: Dorothy Arzner
Cast: Rosalind Russell, John Boles, Billie Burke, Jane Darwell, Dorothy Wilson, Alma Kruger, Thomas Mitchell, Raymond Walburn, Robert Allen, Elisabeth Risdon
Rosalind Russell hit it big with this film based on George Kelly's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Harriet Craig alienates all around her, including her husband, as she is obsessed with her home and other material possessions. Remade in 1950 as "Harriet Craig," with Joan Crawford in the title role.
|Frankenstein 1931 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: James Whale
Cast: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye, Lionel Belmore, Michael Mark, Pauline Moore, Francis Ford, Frederick Kerr, Marilyn Harris, Soledad Jimenez, Mary Gordon, Cecilia Parker
Boris Karloff plays Frankenstein's monster in this "father of horror films." It is the story of Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) who digs up new graves in search of body parts for his experiments in the creation of human life. Frankenstein does succeed, but the life he creates has a violent and murderous brain. When Frankenstein's fiancee Elizabeth (Mae Clarke) arrives at his laboratory with Victor (John Boles) and Dr. Waldman (Edward Van Sloan), they find an eerie scene and a totally changed Frankenstein obsessed with the creation of his monster.
|King of Jazz 1930 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Animation / Musical
Director: John Murray Anderson, Pal Fejos
Cast: John Boles, Laura La Plante, Glenn Tryon, Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, Slim Summerville, Bing Crosby, Harry Barris, Walter Brennan, Jeanette Loff, Merna Kennedy, Stanley Smith, Otis Harlan, William Kent, Al Rinker, Eleanor Gutchrlein
This film's use of an early stage in the development of Technicolor employing a two-color process is interesting from an historical perspective. The film begins with a Walter Lantz cartoon and is then followed by comedy sketches that show the beginnings of American jazz. It is an entertaining talkie featuring Paul Whiteman's rendition of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" among other great musical numbers.
|The Life of Vergie Winters 1934 N/R, 82 min.|
Director: Alfred Santell
Cast: Ann Harding, John Boles, Helen Vinson, Betty Furness, Frank Albertson, Lon Chaney Jr., Ben Alexander, Donald Crisp, Walter Brennan, Sara Haden
Based on Louis Bromfield's novel, this is the story of a woman (Ann Harding) who rises above petty gossip and makes a go of her life. A handkerchief may be needed for some.
|The Littlest Rebel 1935 N/R, 73 min.|
Director: David Butler
Cast: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen Morley, Bill Robinson, Stepin Fetchit, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Willie Best, James Flavin, Frank McGlynn Sr.
Set during the Civil War, a young Southern girl, Virgie Cary (Shirley Temple), is the daughter of a captured Confederate soldier. Virgie dances (with Bill Robinson) and charms President Lincoln into sparing her father's life.
|The Love of Sunya 1927 N/R, 78 min.|
Director: Albert Parker
Cast: Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Anders Randolf, Andres de Segurola, Hugh Miller, Ian Keith, Pauline Garon, Florabelle Fairbanks, Raymond Hackett, Ivan Lebedeff
Lavish sets and costumes highlight this tale of a reincarnated woman, Sunya (Gloria Swanson), who originally lived in ancient Egypt. A priest (Hugh Miller), who had caused her ancient death, helps her make decisions on which lover to choose by using his powers to foresee the future.
|A Message to Garcia 1936 N/R, 77 min.|
Director: George Marshall
Cast: Wallace Beery, John Boles, Barbara Stanwyck, Alan Hale, Mona Barrie, Herbert Mundin, Martin Garralaga, Warren Hymer, Frederick Vogeding, John Carradine
During the Spanish-American War, Lieutenant Rowan (John Boles) defeats all odds to faithfully carry a message from President McKinley to Cuban leader Garcia that announces the declaration of war by the United States.
|Sinners in Paradise 1938 N/R, 64 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure
Director: James Whale
Cast: Madge Evans, John Boles, Bruce Cabot, Marion Martin, Gene Lockhart, Charlotte Wynters, Nana Bryant, Milburn Stone, Don "Red" Barry, Morgan Conway, Willie Fung
Lost in a storm, a China-bound seaplane crashes and tosses its nine passengers into the sea. All have personal problems that they bring with them when they wash ashore on the island where only a recluse named Jim Taylor (John Boles) lives with his servant, Ping (Willie Fung). Taylor isn't ready to let them use his boat to get help, and the group finds that they must actually work together in order to escape not only from the island but from their past problems as well.
|Stand Up and Cheer! 1934 PG, 68 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Cast: Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, James Dunn, Sylvia Froos, Shirley Temple, Ralph Morgan, John Boles, Nigel Bruce, Stepin Fetchit, Dick Foran, Arthur Byron, Sylvia Froos, Tess Gardella, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant
To help bring the country out of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt names a new Cabinet post, and a Secretary of Amusements is created. It has little impact until young Shirley Dugan (Shirley Temple) shows up. Temple sings "Baby Take a Bow."
|Stella Dallas 1937 N/R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: King Vidor
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale, Marjorie Main, Tim Holt, Ann Shoemaker, Nella Walker, Jimmy Butler, George Walcott, Bruce Satterlee, Jack Egger, Dickie Jones, Harlan Briggs
Barbara Stanwyck was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in her role of Stella Dallas, the young woman from a mill town who marries a wealthy man (John Boles) but cannot find happiness because they never reconcile their differences in upbringing. Anne Shirley also received an Oscar nomination (Best Supporting Actress).
|Thousands Cheer 1943 N/R, 126 min.|
Director: George Sidney
Cast: Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, John Boles, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Frank Morgan, Dick Simmons
This film, made to help the Allied war effort during World War II, is about a colonel's daughter (Kathryn Grayson) who puts together a show to entertain the troops. About all of the MGM stars (and bands) are out for this one.
|1. Babes in Bagdad (1952)|
2. Back Street (1932)
3. Craig's Wife (1936)
4. Curly Top (1935)
5. Frankenstein (1931)
6. King of Jazz (1930)
7. The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
8. The Littlest Rebel (1935)
9. The Love of Sunya (1927)
10. A Message to Garcia (1936)
11. One Heavenly Night (1931)
12. Sinners in Paradise (1938)
13. Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
14. Stella Dallas (1937)
15. Thousands Cheer (1943)
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