|Man in the Attic 1954 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Hugo Fregonese
Cast: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer, Frances Bavier, Rhys Williams, Sean McClory, Leslie Bradley, Harry Cording, Isabel Jewell, Lester Matthews, Tita Phillips, Lisa Daniels, Lilian Bond, Stuart Holmes, Ben Wright
In this tale of horror, Jack Palance takes on the role of Slade who just might be psychotic killer Jack the Ripper who kills showgirls in London during the 19th century. Slade rents a flat from Helen and William Harley (Frances Bavier and Rhys Williams) and falls in love with their daughter Lily (Constance Smith), but she ignores his advances. Now, Helen begins to suspect that Slade is Jack the Ripper and gives information to Scotland Yard Inspector Paul Warner (Byron Palmer) who attempts to uncover the facts about who Jack the Ripper really is. This is the second remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1926 film, "The Lodger."
|One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961 N/R, 79 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy
aka: 101 Dalmatians
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi
Cast: Rod Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Betty Lou Gerson, Martha Wentworth, Tom Conway, Ben Wright, Lisa Davis, Cate Bauer, Frederick Worlock, Tudor Owen, Lisa Daniels, George Pelling, Thurl Ravenscroft, David Frankham, Ramsay Hill
A male Dalmation, Pongo (voice of Rod Taylor), finds a way for his master, Roger (voice of Ben Wright), to meet Anita (voice of Lisa Davis) who has a pet female Dalmatian, Perdita (voice of Cate Bauer). Roger and Anita fall in love and marry. Pongo and Perdita are now together and produce a litter of 15 Dalmatian puppies. The evil Cruella de Vil (voice of Betty Lou Gerson) wants to buy Dalmatian puppies to provide fur coats for profit. When Roger refuses to sell them to her, she arranges to steal them. The police cannot find the puppies, but Pongo and Perdita use a system of dog signals to locate them, and–with help from dogs, geese, horses, and cows–the puppies are rescued.
|The Virgin Queen 1955 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Henry Koster
Cast: Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Jay Robinson, Herbert Marshall, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Douglas, Rod Taylor, Leslie Parrish, Robert Adler, Romney Brent, Lisa Daniels, David Thursby, Frank Mills, Noel Drayton
This historical drama focuses on the relationship between Queen Elizabeth (Bette Davis) and Sir Walter Raleigh (Richard Todd). Young adventurer Raleigh wants the aging Queen to finance his expedition to the New World and is determined to make a good impression by romancing her. Meanwhile, he falls in love with lady-in-waiting Beth Throgmorton (Joan Collins), and they secretly wed. When the Queen learns about the marriage, she feels betrayed and imprisons Raleigh in the Tower of London but later relents, frees him, and provides support for his trip across the ocean.
|1. Man in the Attic (1954)|
2. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
aka: 101 Dalmatians
3. The Virgin Queen (1955)
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