|Black Beauty 1933 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Phil Rosen
Cast: Esther Ralston, Alexander Kirkland, Hale Hamilton, Gavin Gordon, Don Alvarado, George Walsh, Theodore Lorch, Eddie Fetherston, Al Bridge, John Larkin, Bruce Covington
Black Beauty has been raised by the loving Cameron family and is being trained to run in the steeplechase race. But, after a series of problems, the Camerons are forced to sell Black Beauty. The cruel Captain Jordan (Gavin Gordon) purchases the horse and then mistreats it. But, Henry Cameron (Alexander Kirkland) recovers the horse and brings love back into Black Beauty's life–and his own as he now will live happily ever after with Leila (Esther Ralston). Based on Anna Sewell's classic novel.
|Circumstantial Evidence 1945 N/R, 68 min.|
Director: John Larkin
Cast: Michael O'Shea, Lloyd Nolan, Trudy Marshall, Billy Cummings, Ruth Ford, Reed Hadley, Roy Roberts, Scotty Beckett, Byron Foulger, Dorothy Adams, John Eldredge, Eddie Marr
Joe (Michael O'Shea) has been found guilty of murder and is on death row when he breaks out of prison. His young son, Pat (Billy Cummings), tells him to give himself up and convinces Joe that he will be proved innocent in a retrial.
|Frankie and Johnnie 1936 N/R, 66 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: John H. Auer, Chester Erskine
Cast: Helen Morgan, Chester Morris, Lilyan Tashman, Florence Reed, Walter Kingsford, Cora Witherspoon, William Harrigan, John Larkin, Montagu Love, Jean Brooks
Based on the title song, this is the story of the romance and marriage of cat-house singer Frankie (Helen Morgan) and country boy Johnnie (Chester Morgan). Shortly after the marriage, Johnnie begins fooling around with Nellie Bly (Lilyan Tashman)–an affair that ends in Johnnie's murder.
|Mississippi 1935 N/R, 75 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Cast: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Queenie Smith, Gail Patrick, Claude Gillingwater, John Miljan, Edward Pawley, Fred Kohler, Dennis O'Keefe, John Larkin, Theresa Maxwell Conover, Paul Hurst, Libby Taylor, Harry Cody
With a Rogers and Hart score to back him, Bing Crosby shines as Tom Grayson who is rejected by the Rumford family after he refuses to fight a duel to gain Elvira Rumford's (Gail Patrick) hand in marriage. Elvira's younger sister Lucy (Joan Bennett) is infatuated with Tom, but he leaves her behind and becomes a singer with the troupe on a Mississippi riverboat under the command of Commodore Jackson (W.C. Fields). After problems involving a killing, Tom realizes that Lucie is the one he loves, but, first, he must convince her that he is not a killer. This story was based on Booth Tarkington's "Magnolia." Songs include "Easy to Remember but So Hard to Forget," "Soon," and "Down by the River."
|Sporting Blood 1931 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Charles Brabin
Cast: Clark Gable, Ernest Torrence, Madge Evans, Lew Cody, Marie Prevost, Harry Holman, J. Farrell MacDonald, John Larkin, Hallam Cooley, Eugene Jackson, Richard Cramer, Tenen Holtz, Bradley Page, Gertrude Howard, James Donlan
This is the story of a horse, Tommy Boy, that is won by gambler Rid Riddell (Clark Gable) on a bet. With proper training, Tommy Boy shows its championship form and wins the Kentucky Derby–despite problems from the mob.
|Those Calloways 1965 N/R, 132 min.|
Director: Norman Tokar
Cast: Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon DeWilde, Walter Brennan, Ed Wynn, Linda Evans, Philip Abbott, Parley Baer, Tom Skerritt, John Larkin
The Calloways are Vermonters who seek to provide a bird sanctuary for wild geese despite resistance from local residents. Disney.
|1. Black Beauty (1933)|
2. Circumstantial Evidence (1945)
3. Frankie and Johnnie (1936)
4. Mississippi (1935)
5. Sporting Blood (1931)
6. Those Calloways (1965)
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