|The Bride of Frankenstein 1935 N/R, 75 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Romance
Director: James Whale
Cast: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Ernest Thesiger, Elsa Lanchester, Valerie Hobson, O.P. Heggie, Una O'Connor, E.E. Clive, Walter Brennan, John Carradine, Gavin Gordon, Douglas Walton, Lucien Prival, Dwight Frye, Reginald Barlow
In Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," Dr. Frankenstein considers making a bride for his monster and then realizes the folly of his idea. But in this sequel, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is coerced into creating a female companion (Elsa Lanchester) for his monster (Boris Karloff).
|The Falcon's Alibi 1946 N/R, 63 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Ray McCarey
Cast: Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Vince Barnett, Jane Greer, Jason Robards Sr., Elisha Cook Jr., Emory Parnell, Al Bridge, Jean Brooks, Myrna Dell, Esther Howard, Paul Brooks, Morgan Wallace, Lucien Prival, Edward Clark
When jewelry is stolen from her wealthy employer, Joan (Rita Corday) calls on the Falcon (Tom Conway) to clear her name.
|Hell's Angels 1930 N/R, 127 min.|
Director: Howard Hughes
Cast: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow, Lucien Prival, Roy Wilson, Wyndham Standing, Pat Somerset, Thomas Carr
Howard Hughes spent heavily on this film, which paid off with some spectacular aerial footage of zeppelin warfare. The story revolves around two Oxford grads who enter the RAF during World War I. A fellow grad becomes a member of the German air wing and takes part in bombing runs to England. The storyline is weak, but the action makes up for it. This film launched Jean Harlow on her career.
|Hitler--Beast of Berlin 1939 N/R, 87 min.|
aka: Beasts of Berlin
Hitler: Beast of Berlin
Director: Sam Newfield
Cast: Roland Drew, Steffi Duna, Greta Granstedt, Alan Ladd, Lucien Prival, Vernon Dent, John Ellis, George Rosener, Bodil Rosing, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Willy Kaufman, Hans Joby, Frederick Giermann, Crane Whitley
World War I veteran Hans Memling (Roland Drew) secretly opposes the Nazis and distributes foreign radio broadcasts through Germany. Memling is captured and, with his cohorts, is sent to a concentration camp. He escapes but is determined to help rebuild the anti-Nazi organization. This film was made before the U.S. entered World War II and was banned at first but rereleased later as "Beasts of Berlin."
|Mr. Wong, Detective 1938 N/R, 69 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Action / Adventure
Director: William Nigh
Cast: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Maxine Jennings, Evelyn Brent, William Gould, Lucien Prival, John Hamilton, George Lloyd, Frank Bruno, Lee Tung Foo, John St. Polis, Hooper Atchley, Wilbur Mack, Lynton Brent, Grace Wood
This film is the first in a series of mysteries investigated by Chinese detective Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff). Wong investigates the murders of Dayton (John Hamilton) and his partners in which poison gas was the murder weapon. Carl Romer (John St. Polis), who invented the gas, is the chief suspect. But, Mr. Wong and San Francisco Police Captain Sam Street (Grant Withers) investigate and come up with a clue involving a piece of glass left under the victims that leads to the killer.
|Party Girl 1930 N/R, 67 min.|
Director: Victor Halperin
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jeanette Loff, Judith Barrie, Marie Prevost, John St. Polis, Lucien Prival, Sammy Blum, Harry Northrup, Almeda Fowler, Hal Price, Sidney D'Albrook, Florence Dudley
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. made his "talkie" debut in this film as a wealthy businessman's son who goes to a penthouse party that features "party girls" and learns that the woman (Jeanette Loff) he is now interested in was once a party girl herself.
|The Return of Chandu 1934 N/R, 65 min.|
Director: Ray Taylor
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Lucien Prival, Clara Kimball Young, Bryant Washburn, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Cyril Armbrister, Elias Lazaroff, Dick Botiller
This is another episode in the low-budget exploits of Chandu the Magician as White Magic fights Black Magic. Chandu (Bela Lugosi) sets out to rescue the Egyptian Princess who is on the verge of being sacrificed by the cult of Ubasti. This feature-length film from a 12-episode serial is one of several popular in this time frame–so bad that they are actually fun to watch.
|Sherlock Holmes 1932 N/R, 65 min.|
Director: William K. Howard
Cast: Clive Brook, Ernest Torrence, Reginald Owen, Miriam Jordan, Herbert Mundin, Howard Leeds, Alan Mowbray, C. Montague Shaw, Lucien Prival, Stanley Fields, Ivan F. Simpson, Roy D'Arcy, Edward Dillon, Robert Graves, Claude King
Set in 1930s' England, Sherlock Holmes (Clive Brook) has finally brought his nemesis, Moriarty (Ernest Torrence), to justice as the master criminal is sentenced to death. From the dock, Moriarty warns all that the prosecutor, the Scotland Yard investigator, and Sherlock Holmes will hang before he does. Holmes heads for retirement and the country with his bride-to-be. Then comes word of Moriarty's escape and the murder of the prosecutor.
|The Sphinx 1933 N/R, 64 min.|
Director: Wilfred Lucas, Phil Rosen
Cast: Lionel Atwill, Sheila Terry, Theodore Newton, Paul Hurst, Luis Alberni, Robert Ellis, Lucien Prival, Lillian Leighton, Paul Fix, George "Gabby" Hayes, Ernie Adams, Jack Cheatham, Theodore Lorch, Wilfred Lucas, Hooper Atchley
Following a murder, wealthy Jerome Breen (Lionel Atwill) was accused after an eye witness insisted that Jerome was at the crime scene and spoke to another person. But, Jerome is proven to be a deaf mute. Reporter Jack Burton (Theodore Newton), feeling that something strange is going on, investigates. Jerome's secret is uncovered at film's end. Remade in 1942 as "The Phantom Killer."
|Submarine Base 1943 N/R, 65 min.|
Director: Albert H. Kelley
Cast: Eric Blore, Luis Alberni, Iris Adrian, Fifi D'Orsay, John Litel, Alan Baxter, Jacqueline Dalya, Georges Metaxa, George Flaherty, Rafael Storm, Iris Adrian, Lucien Prival, Frederic Brunn, Maurice Cass
An ex-gangster, Joe Morgan (Alan Baxter) works with the Allies from a small island–until the Nazis catch on to his double-crossing activities.
|1. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)|
2. The Falcon's Alibi (1946)
3. Hell's Angels (1930)
4. Hitler--Beast of Berlin (1939)
aka: Beasts of Berlin
aka: Hitler: Beast of Berlin
5. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
6. Party Girl (1930)
7. The Return of Chandu (1934)
8. Sherlock Holmes (1932)
9. The Sphinx (1933)
10. Submarine Base (1943)
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