|Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1939 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Drama
aka: Huckleberry Finn
Director: Richard Thorpe
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Rex Ingram, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, Lynne Carver, Jo Ann Sayers, Minor Watson, Elisabeth Risdon, Victor Kilian, Clara Blandick, Wade Boteler, Irving Bacon, Frank Darien, Roger Imhof, E. Alyn Warren
This is a very good remake of the Mark Twain classic as the innocent boy, Huck (Mickey Rooney), and runaway slave Jim (Rex Ingram) meet adventures and become friends as they raft down the Mississippi River. During their trip, Huck and Jim run into con-men "the King" (Walter Connolly) and "the Duke" (William Frawley) who impersonate royalty as part of their swindling schemes. True to Twain's story.
|The Bride Wore Red 1937 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Dorothy Arzner
Cast: Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young, Billie Burke, Reginald Owen, George Zucco, Dickie Moore, Frank Puglia, Mary Philips, Lynne Carver, Paul Porcasi, Ann Rutherford, Rita Gould, Jean Lewis, Adriana Caselotti
Count Giulio (Franchot Tone) offers struggling singer Anni (Joan Crawford) a two-week odyssey at a luxury resort where she hopes to spend her time finding a wealthy husband. Although she is attracted to wealthy Rudi (Robert Young), Anni realizes that her true love is the postman Giulio (Franchot Tone) and must decide between money or love.
|Broadway Melody of 1940 1940 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Ian Hunter, Florence Rice, Lynne Carver, Ann Morriss, Douglas McPhail, Irving Bacon, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie, James Flavin, Bess Flowers, Jack Mulhall
Dance partners Kink Shaw (George Murphy) and Johnny Brett (Fred Astaire) vie for the love of the beautiful Claire Bennett (Eleanor Powell).
|Calling Dr. Kildare 1939 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Cast: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Nat Pendleton, Lana Turner, Samuel S. Hinds, Lynne Carver, Emma Dunn, Walter Kingsford, Alma Kruger
In this second episode of the series, Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres) is sent to a clinic by his gruff mentor, Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore). Kildare gets in trouble when he removes a bullet from a suspected murderer at the request of the patient's beautiful sister (Lana Turner). But Dr. Kildare believes the man is innocent and sets out to prove it.
|A Christmas Carol 1938 N/R, 68 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Edwin L. Marin
Cast: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn, Barry MacKay, Lynne Carver, Leo G. Carroll, June Lockhart, Ann Rutherford, Halliwell Hobbes, Lionel Braham, D'Arcy Corrigan, Ronald Sinclair, Bunny Beatty, John O'Day
This early version of "A Christmas Carol" is worth watching. Ebenezer Scrooge (Reginald Owen) is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Present, Past, and Future (Ann Rutherford, Lionel Braham, and D'Arcy Corrigan), and they convince him to reassess his treatment of Tiny Tim (Terry Kilburn) and his family.
|Madame X 1937 N/R, 71 min.|
Director: Sam Wood
Cast: Gladys George, John Beal, Warren William, Reginald Owen, William Henry, Henry Daniell, Phillip Reed, Lynne Carver, Emma Dunn, Ruth Hussey
One of the many films based on Alexandre Bisson's weepy story has Gladys George in the role of Jacqueline Fleuriot who, after an affair, leaves her diplomat husband and son. Her life spirals downward into prostitution and beyond. Twenty years later, after killing a man who was out to get her son, she goes on trial and is defended by the son who does not know who she is.
|Man from Cheyenne 1942 N/R, 60 min.|
Director: Joseph Kane
Cast: Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Sally Payne, Lynne Carver, William Haade, James Seay, Gale Storm, Bob Nolan, Jack Ingram, Jack Kirk, Pat Brady, Bob Burns, Spade Cooley, Art Dillard, Ted Mapes
Marian Hardy (Lynne Carver) is a rustler and uses her sexy charms to get cattle information from the ranchers to pass on to her gang. Agent Roy Rogers is in Wyoming assigned to put an end to the rustling. The clues lead to the Hardy ranch, but when Roy tracks down the gang, a gunfight ensues at the ranch, and Roy must fight the gang.
|Maytime 1937 N/R, 132 min.|
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, John Barrymore, Herman Bing, Tom Brown, Lynne Carver, Rafaela Ottiano, Paul Porcasi, Sig Ruman, Harry Davenport
An opera star and a poor singer fall in love in Paris, but she marries her mentor. They later reunite as leads in an opera. This is one of the famed singing duo's best films, with wonderful music, but, of course, a weak story. Based on Sigmund Romberg's Broadway musical, all music was changed except one: "Will You Remember (Sweetheart)."
|Roberta 1935 N/R, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: William A. Seiter
Cast: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Helen Westley, Claire Dodd, Luis Alberni, Lucille Ball, Victor Varconi, Ferdinand Munier, Torben Meyer, Adrian Rosley, Bodil Rosing, Lynne Carver, Mary Forbes
Football star John Kent (Randolph Scott) travels to Paris with "Huck" Haines' (Fred Astaire) band. But, when the band is told by the proprietor that he does not want them to perform, they head to John's Aunt Roberta's (Helen Westley) posh fashion boutique. They meet Huck's old girlfriend Lizzie (Ginger Rogers) who is now the singer Comtesse Schyarwenka, and she finds a job for the band. Meanwhile, Aunt Roberta passes away, and John inherits the boutique and enters into a partnership with Aunt Roberta's assistant Stephanie (Irene Dunne). This is a very early Astaire/Rogers pairing, and it is worthwhile viewing.
|Sunset on the Desert 1942 N/R, 55 min.|
Director: Joseph Kane
Cast: Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Lynne Carver, Frank M. Thomas, Beryl Wallace, Glenn Strange, Pat Brady, Bob Nolan, Douglas Fowley, Roy Barcroft, Fred Burns, Henry Wills, Forrest Taylor, Ted Mapes, Art Dillard
Roy Rogers has a dual role-the good guy and the bad leader of the rustler's gang. When the good Roy is mistaken by the gang members for their boss, Roy plays along to get the goods on them. Then the bad Roy shows up. After songs, the good Roy wins.
|Young Dr. Kildare 1938 N/R, 81 min.|
Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Cast: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Lynne Carver, Nat Pendleton, Jo Ann Sayers, Samuel S. Hinds, Emma Dunn, Walter Kingsford, Monty Woolley, Pierre Watkin, Truman Bradley, Nella Walker, Virginia Brissac, Don Castle, Frank Orth
This is the first in a series of nine Dr. Kildare movies. All films star Lew Ayres as the title character and Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie, his mentor. The setting is Blair General Hospital. In this episode, Dr. Kildare, upon graduation, decides not to join his father's practice in a small town; rather, he chooses a large hospital in NYC. He gets in trouble right away when he is blamed for the death of an important politician. The wheel-chair-bound Dr. Gillespie helps prove Kildare's innocence and, by story's end, becomes his mentor.
|1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)|
aka: Huckleberry Finn
2. The Bride Wore Red (1937)
3. Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
4. Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)
5. A Christmas Carol (1938)
6. Dulcy (1940)
7. Madame X (1937)
8. Man from Cheyenne (1942)
9. Maytime (1937)
10. Roberta (1935)
11. Sunset on the Desert (1942)
12. Young Dr. Kildare (1938)
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