|The Black Cat 1934 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Thriller
aka: The House of Doom
The Vanishing Body
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Henry Armetta, Albert Conti, Harry Cording, Luis Alberni, Lucille Lund, Herman Bing, Andre Cheron, Egon Brecher, George Davis, Paul Weigel
This is the first film starring both Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi and concerns a young couple–Joan and Peter Alison (Julie Bishop and David Manners)–who meet Dr. Vitus Werdegast (Lugosi) on a train while honeymooning in Budapest. Werdegast offers them a ride from the station, but after an accident the trio ends up at the home of Hjalmar Poetzig (Karloff). Poetzig is a satanic cult leader who has stolen Werdegast's wife and daughter. The wife has died and her corpse is hidden in the house. Meanwhile, Werdegast has married the daughter. Now the chess game begins as Poelzig and Werdegast engage in mind games, and the Alisons become the pawns in this deadly game.
|Blake of Scotland Yard 1937 N/R, 300 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Mystery
Director: Robert F. Hill
Cast: Herbert Rawlinson, Ralph Byrd, Joan Barclay, Lloyd Hughes, Dickie Jones, Lucille Lund, Nick Stuart, Sam Flint, Jimmy Aubrey, Theodore Lorch, George DeNormand, Gail Newbury, Bob Terry, William Farrel, Frank Wayne
In this 15-episode serial, Scotland Yard inspector Sir James Blake (Herbert Rawlinson) sponsors the invention of a death ray by Dr. Jerry Sheehan (Ralph Byrd). But, guess what. The dastardly "Scorpion" wants it for his own villainous work. One of the better serials that was also cut down to a feature-length edition.
|Kiss and Make Up 1934 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Harlan Thompson
Cast: Cary Grant, Genevieve Tobin, Helen Mack, Edward Everett Horton, Lucien Littlefield, Mona Maris, Katherine Williams, Lucille Lund, Rafael Storm, Doris Lloyd, Sam Ash, Helena Phillips Evans, Toby Wing, Henry Armetta, George Beranger
When Eve Caron (Genevieve Tobin) becomes obsessed with her physical attributes, her husband Marcel (Edward Everett Horton) loses all romantic interest in Eve and divorces her. Eve has been a patient of Dr. Maurice Lamar (Cary Grant) who runs a clinic for wealthy clients and turns them into beautiful women. Maurice falls for Eve, and Eve marries him on the rebound. It doesn't take long for Maurice to suffer from Eve's vanity, and he leaves her with hopes of finding love with his faithful, unadorned secretary Anne (Helen Mack), but she has married Marcel. By story's end, Anne has learned that Marcel is also self-absorbed, and she looks for love with Maurice.
|Timber War 1936 N/R, 55 min.|
Director: Sam Newfield
Cast: Kermit Maynard, Lucille Lund, Lawrence Gray, Robert Warwick, Wheeler Oakman, Lloyd Ingraham, Roger Williams, James Pierce, Horace Murphy, Patricia Royale, Ted Mapes, George Morrell, Ed Cassidy, Tex Phelps, Horace B. Carpenter
The logging company is being sabotaged, and Jim (Kermit Maynard) arrives in town to help owner Sally (Lucille Lund) uncover the culprit who just happens to be the company's manager (Wheeler Oakman). Jim does not fail.
|1. The Black Cat (1934)|
aka: The House of Doom
aka: The Vanishing Body
2. Blake of Scotland Yard (1937)
3. Kiss and Make Up (1934)
4. Timber War (1936)
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