|The Black Room 1935 N/R, 73 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Roy William Neill
Cast: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen, Thurston Hall, Katherine DeMille, Henry Kolker, Colin Tapley, Edward Van Sloan, John Buckler, John Bleifer, Torben Meyer, Marion Lessing, Helena Grant, Daniel Joseph Bleife, Egon Brecher
Condemned by his neighboring villagers, a baron–Gregor (Boris Karloff)–has murdered his twin brother for ill-begotten gains. He assumes power on his Tyrolean estate and is in pursuit of Thea who he wants to marry, but more murders take place as Gregor strives to get Thea for his wife.
|Crime and Punishment 1935 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Cast: Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell, Elisabeth Risdon, Robert Allen, Douglass Dumbrille, Gene Lockhart, Rafaela Ottiano, Thurston Hall
This is an interesting version of Dostoyevsky's novel about the man (Edward Arnold) who commits a murder and then finds he does have a conscience as well as a need for other people in his life. Peter Lorre plays the intrepid inspector who gets to the "heart" of the matter.
|Five Star Final 1931 N/R, 89 min.|
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, George E. Stone, Ona Munson, Boris Karloff, Aline MacMahon, Anthony Bushell, David Torrence, Frances Starr, Oscar Apfel, Purnell Pratt, Robert Elliott, Gladys Lloyd, Evelyn Hall
This insightful offering examines the effects of yellow journalism in which the search for sensational news to sell newspapers ignores the responsibilities of the journalism profession.
|The Mad Genius 1931 N/R, 81 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Cook, Carmel Myers, Charles Butterworth, Mae Madison, Frankie Darro, Luis Alberni, Boris Karloff, Andre Luguet
A bizarre puppeteer (John Barrymore) turns a young man (Donald Cook) into a talented dancer and then lives vicariously through his achievements.
|Murder by Invitation 1941 N/R, 67 min.|
Director: Phil Rosen
Cast: Wallace Ford, Marian Marsh, Sarah Padden, Gavin Gordon, George Guhl, Wallis Clark, Minerva Urecal, Arthur Young, Herb Vigran, Hazel Keener, Phillip Trent, Dave O'Brien
Knowing that her greedy relatives can't wait to get her money, Aunt Cassie (Sarah Padden) invites the family to her estate for a family reunion. Also along for the evening's events are reporter Bob White (Wallace Ford) and his girl Friday, Nora O'Brien (Marian Marsh). At the stroke of midnight, a guest is murdered, and more murders follow in this mystery/comedy.
|Svengali 1931 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror
Director: Archie Mayo
Cast: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Bramwell Fletcher, Donald Crisp, Luis Alberni, Lumsden Hare, Paul Porcasi, Carmel Myers, Ferike Boros, Adrienne D'Ambricourt, Rose Dione, Yola d'Avril
In this film adaptation of George du Maurier's "Trilby," John Barrymore is superb in the title role of Svengali, the mentor who casts a spell that provides the impetus for young singer Trilby (Marian Marsh) to reach stardom. Trilby has left her family to pursue her career, but what Trilby is not aware of is that she is being manipulated hypnotically and can only perform under Svengali's command. Meanwhile, young artist Billee (Bramwell Fletcher), who is in love with Trilby, has discovered the ruse and follows Svengali and Trilby to Egypt.
|Youth on Parole 1937 N/R, 60 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Phil Rosen
Cast: Marian Marsh, Gordon Oliver, Miles Mander, Margaret Dumont, Milburn Stone, Joe Caits, Harry Tyler, Peggy Shannon, Ranny Weeks, Sarah Padden, Wade Boteler, Mary Kornman, Paul Stanton, Fred "Snowflake" Toones, Theodore von Eltz
After being paroled while serving their 18-months sentences for robbing a jewelry store–a crime they did not commit–Phillip (Gordon Oliver) and Bonnie (Marian Marsh) get together and fall in love. Problems rise to the fore when Phillip's boss fires him after learning about the prison sentence. But, this time, Bonnie and Phillip decide to take action and track down those jewel thieves who framed them.
|1. The Black Room (1935)|
2. Crime and Punishment (1935)
3. Five Star Final (1931)
4. The Mad Genius (1931)
5. Murder by Invitation (1941)
6. Svengali (1931)
7. Youth on Parole (1937)
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