|Isle of the Dead 1945 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Mark Robson
Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery, Jason Robards Sr., Helen Thimig, Alan Napier, Skelton Knaggs, Ernst Deutsch, Sherry Hall, Erick Hanson
Nikolas Pherides (Boris Karloff) is a Greek general who, after a battle during the Balkan War of 1912, goes with American journalist Oliver Davis (Marc Cramer) to a nearby island to find Pherides' deceased wife's grave. They receive help from Swiss archaeologist Albrecht (Jason Robards Sr.) who provides them with a roof over their heads and advice. When they reach the grave, they discover that the remains are no longer there. Pherides decides to track down the grave robbers and, in the process, hears stories from superstitious Kyra (Helen Thimig) about a vampire Thea (Ellen Drew). Meanwhile, the island's inhabitants are dying. Are they victims of a plague caused by corpses on a nearby battlefield, or are the deaths being caused by Kyra? The closing scene of Mrs. St. Auburn (Katherine Emery) being buried alive brings a chilling climax to this horror story.
|Johnny Angel 1945 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Edwin L. Marin
Cast: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso, Lowell Gilmore, Hoagy Carmichael, Marvin Miller, Margaret Wycherly, J. Farrell MacDonald, Marc Cramer, Jason Robards Sr.
Johnny Angel (George Raft) is on the trail of the highjackers who killed his father and stole the gold from his father's ship. Helping are waterfront contacts (Johnny is also a sea captain) and Paulette (Signe Hasso), who was a witness. One of the few times Raft played the good guy.
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