|Cimarron 1931 N/R, 131 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: Wesley Ruggles
Cast: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil, William Collier Jr., Roscoe Ates, George E. Stone, Robert McWade, Edna May Oliver, Frank Darien, Stanley Fields, Judith Barrett, Eugene Jackson, Frank Beal, Helen Parrish
This early sound film won the Academy Award for Best Picture and is based on Edna Ferber's novel about the hardships faced by Yancey and Sabra Cravat (Richard Dix and Irene Dunne) staking a land claim during the Oklahoma land rush. Yancey starts a newspaper business and crusades for justice. His efforts lead to long separations from Sabra, which prove fatal for the marriage, and Yancey leaves Sabra and their children to continue his "quick draw" brand of justice. With help from her friend, Mrs. Wyatt (Edna May Oliver), Sabra takes over the newspaper business and turns it into a powerful empire.
|The Gracie Allen Murder Case 1939 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: Alfred E. Green
Cast: Gracie Allen, Warren William, Ellen Drew, Kent Taylor, Jed Prouty, Jerome Cowan, Donald MacBride, H.B. Warner, William Demarest, Richard Denning, Judith Barrett
The screenplay for this Philo Vance (Warren William) mystery/comedy was written especially for scatterbrained comedienne Gracie Allen. Gracie was witness to a murder and agrees to help Philo Vance by giving her recollections, which are crazy enough to drive Vance to a point of distraction. However, he comes up with the killer in due course.
|Road to Singapore 1940 N/R, 84 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Victor Schertzinger
Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett, Anthony Quinn, Jerry Colonna, Miles Mander, Pierre Watkin, Steve Pendleton, Johnny Arthur, Don Brodie
This is the first "Road" film; it proved so popular that six more films followed. Playboys Josh (Bing Crosby) and Ace (Bob Hope) escape romantic attachments and sail the Pacific Ocean to a tropical island. They try to con natives with their elixir "Spot-O," and meet and vie for the attention of a lovely lady, Mima (Dorothy Lamour), who is running away from her partner Caesar (Anthony Quinn). And fun and intrigue fill the screen.
|Those Were the Days! 1940 N/R, 74 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
aka: Good Old School Days
At Good Old Siwash
Director: Theodore Reed
Cast: William Holden, Bonita Granville, Ezra Stone, Judith Barrett, Richard Denning, James Seay, Alan Ladd, Vaughan Glaser, Lucien Littlefield, Phillip Terry, Sheila Ryan, Tom Rutherford, Aldrich Bowker, Douglas Kennedy, John Laird
Romance on the college campus is the theme of this film about the courtship of Martha (Bonita Granville) by Petey (William Holden). When Petey gets in trouble, Judge Malachi Scroggs (Vaughan Glaser), who is Martha's father, forbids Petey from seeing Martha. But, Petey will stop at nothing to gain Martha's love, and the story is told years later by Petey and Martha at an anniversary party.
|Yellowstone 1936 N/R, 63 min.|
Director: Arthur Lubin
Cast: Henry Hunter, Judith Barrett, Ralph Morgan, Alan Hale, Andy Devine, Monroe Owsley, Michael Loring, Paul Fix, Rollo Harvey, Raymond Hatton, House Peters Jr., Mary Gordon, Claud Allister, Diana Gibson, Willie Fung
Yellowstone National Park ranger Dick Sherwood (Henry Hunter) falls in love with Ruth Foster (Judith Barrett) while she is visiting from Chicago. Judith's father James (Ralph Morgan) was involved in a robbery many years earlier, and the $90,000 of stolen money is hidden in a cave at Yellowstone. The gang of robbers–including James–is released from prison and comes searching for the money. James is murdered–his body spurts out of a geyser! Ranger Dick is suspected as the murderer and begins his own investigation, but it is his pal, Pay Day (Andy Devine), who gets to the bottom of what is really happening.
|1. Cimarron (1931)|
2. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
3. Road to Singapore (1940)
4. Those Were the Days! (1940)
aka: Good Old School Days
aka: At Good Old Siwash
5. Yellowstone (1936)
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