|All the Brothers Were Valiant 1953 N/R, 101 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Richard Thorpe
Cast: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Betta St. John, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar, Lewis Stone, Frank DeKova, Michael Pate, Robert Burton, Peter Whitney, John Lupton, Jonathan Cott, James Bell
Based on the novel by Ben Ames Williams, sibling rivalry is the theme of this story about brothers Mark (Stewart Granger) and Joel (Robert Taylor). These two New Bedford whalers find conflicts over individual life choices. Mark falls for Joel's wife, Priscilla (Ann Blyth), and also tries to get Joel's crew to mutiny so that he can take over the ship and search for valuable black pearls. Matters heat up before Mark comes to his senses and gives up his life to save his brother.
|Battle Cry 1955 N/R, 149 min.|
Director: Raoul Walsh
Cast: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson, James Whitmore, Raymond Massey, Tab Hunter, Dorothy Malone, Anne Francis, Fess Parker, William Campbell, John Lupton, L.Q. Jones, Perry Lopez, Jonas Applegarth
Based on Leon Uris' novel, this is the story of a U.S. Marine Corps unit serving in New Zealand during World War II and involves their training, romances, and battles. Major Huxley (Van Heflin) molds his young unit into fighting Marines. Meanwhile, Pvt. Andy Hookens (Aldo Ray) becomes involved with New Zealand widow Pat (Nancy Olson), Pvt. Danny Forrester (Tab Hunter) is enamored with both Kathy (Mona Freeman) and Elaine (Dorothy Malone), and Pvt. Marion Hotchkiss (John Lupton) takes up with Rae (Anne Francis). However, their lives change when they are assigned the dangerous mission of invading Red Beach. Casualties ensue, but those who do survive continue on with their lives.
|Escape from Fort Bravo 1953 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Western / Adventure / Drama
Director: John Sturges
Cast: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest, Richard Anderson, Polly Bergen, Carl Benton Reid, William Campbell, John Lupton, Howard McNear, Glenn Strange, Alex Montoya, Charles Stevens, William Newell, Harry Cheshire
During the Civil War, Confederate Captain John Marsh (John Forsythe) is being held prisoner at the prison camp where Southern belle Carla Forester (Eleanor Parker) is brought in to distract Union Army Captain Roper (William Holden) and aid in a prison break. The ploy works, Roper falls in love with Carla, and she leaves with the escaping rebels including Marsh who has also fallen for Carla. But, Roper catches up with them and leads them back to Fort Bravo. It proves to be a difficult trek–especially when they meet up with a Mescalero Apache hunting party and must form an alliance to fend off the attack.
|Glory 1956 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: David Butler
Cast: Margaret O'Brien, Walter Brennan, Charlotte Greenwood, John Lupton, Byron Palmer, Madge Blake, Hugh Sanders, Walter Baldwin, Leonid Kinskey
Clarabel Tilbee (Margaret O'Brien) is determined to enter her horse in the Kentucky Derby, and love blooms between Clarabel and horse breeder Chad (John Lupton) along the way to the big race.
|The Great Locomotive Chase 1956 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Family / Action / Drama / Adventure
aka: Andrews' Raiders
Director: Francis D. Lyon
Cast: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York, John Lupton, Eddie Firestone, Kenneth Tobey, Don Megowan, Harry Carey Jr., Slim Pickens, Morgan Woodward, Claude Jarman Jr., Leonard P. Geer, George Robotham, Stan Jones, Marc Hamilton
Union Spy James J. Andrews (Fess Parker) masterminds a plot for Union soldiers to steal a train as they attempt to destroy Confederate supply lines. They pose as Kentuckians, board a train, and hijack it. Their actions upset the Confederate train conductor, William A. Fuller (Jeffrey Hunter), who resents their actions and sets off in hot pursuit of the locomotive. Based on a true story, this is a retelling of Buster Keaton's "The General."
|Hit Man 1972 R, 90 min.|
Director: George Armitage
Cast: Bernie Casey, Pam Grier, Lisa Moore, Bhetty Waldron, Sam Laws, Candy All, Don Diamond, Ed Cambridge, Bob Harris, Roger E. Mosley, Rudy Challenger, Marilyn Joi, Christopher Joy, John Lupton, Diane Sommerfield
This is a poor remake of the previous year's "Get Carter," though the acting from the all-Black cast isn't too bad. Tyrone Tackett (Bernie Casey) arrives in L.A. for the funeral of his brother and ends up tracking down those responsible for his death. Slow, with some authentic back-street L.A. atmosphere. Remade again under the original name in 2000.
|Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter 1966 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Western / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: William Beaudine
Cast: John Lupton, Cal Bolder, Jim Davis, Estelita Rodriguez, Steven Geray, William Fawcett, Narda Onyx, Rayford Barnes, Nestor Paiva, Roger Creed, Rosa Turich, Felipe Turich, Dan White, Fred Stromsoe, Page Slattery
Legendary outlaw Jesse James (John Lupton) has escaped a trap set by Marshal MacPhee (Jim Davis), but Jesse's partner Hank Tracy (Cal Bolder) has been wounded. They meet Juanita Lopez (Estelita Rodriguez) who is attracted to Jesse, and she takes them to mission doctor Maria Frankenstein (Narda Onyx) who happens to be Victor Frankenstein's granddaughter. Of course, Maria is following in her grandfather's footsteps, and she transplants the brain of Frankenstein's original Monster into the head of Tracy. After turning Tracy into the bald zombie, Igor, who terrorizes the townsfolk, a showdown is a certainty.
|The Man in the Net 1959 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Alan Ladd, Carolyn Jones, Diane Brewster, John Lupton, Charles McGraw, Tom Helmore, Ed Binns, John Alexander, Kathryn Givney, Betty Lou Holland
Artist John Hamilton (Alan Ladd) heads for New England to pursue his love for art. When his alcoholic wife, Linda (Carolyn Jones), disappears, John becomes the chief suspect.
|Man with the Gun 1955 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: Richard Wilson
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Karen Sharpe, Henry Hull, Angie Dickinson, Emile Meyer, John Lupton, Barbara Lawrence, Ted de Corsia, Leo Gordon
When citizens of a small town hire ex-gunfighter Clint Tollinger to clean up their town, he becomes as violent as the people he has been hired to oust.
|Napoleon and Samantha 1972 G, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Adventure
Director: Bernard McEveety
Cast: Michael Douglas, Will Geer, Arch Johnson, Johnny Whitaker, Jodie Foster, Henry Jones, Vito Scotti, John Crawford, Mary Wickes, Ellen Corby, Rex Holman, Claude Johnson, John Lupton
After a traveling circus gives young Napoleon's (Johnny Whitaker) grandfather (Will Geer) an aging lion, Gramps dies and Napoleon is afraid that he will be sent to an orphanage. To cover up Gramp's death, Napoleon convinces goat herder Danny (Michael Douglas) to help bury Gramps and keep his death a secret. Danny comes to Napoleon's aid and then leaves for the wilderness. When authorities investigate, Napoleon is joined by Samantha (Jodie Foster), and they work their way across Oregon with their pet lion searching for Danny. Disney.
|The Rebel Set 1959 N/R, 72 min.|
Director: Gene Fowler
Cast: Gregg Palmer, Kathleen Crowley, Edward Platt, John Lupton, Don Sullivan, Ned Glass, Vikki Dougan, I. Stanford Jolley, Gene Roth, Robert Shayne, Collette Lyons, Byron Foulger, Gloria Moreland, Cecil Elliott, Grace Field
After an L.A. coffee bar owner and con man, Mr. T (Edward Platt), coerces three losers–John, Ray, and George (Gregg Palmer, John Lupton, and Don Sullivan)–into robbing an armored car in Chicago, double crossing and murder lie ahead.
|St. Benny the Dip 1951 N/R, 80 min.|
aka: Escape If You Can
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young, Lionel Stander, Freddie Bartholomew, Oscar Karlweis, William A. Lee, Dick Gordon, Jean Casto, Eddie Wells, Dort Clark, James Bender, Verne Colette, John Lupton
Three con artists Benny, Matthew, and Monk (Dick Haymes, Roland Young, and Lionel Stander) disguise themselves as clergymen, and the ploy works. In fact, it works so well that they are accepted as real clergymen at a skid row mission and end up going straight.
|1. All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)|
2. Battle Cry (1955)
3. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
4. Glory (1956)
5. The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)
aka: Andrews' Raiders
6. Hit Man (1972)
7. Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)
8. The Man in the Net (1959)
9. Man with the Gun (1955)
10. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
11. The Rebel Set (1959)
12. St. Benny the Dip (1951)
aka: Escape If You Can
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