|Charlie Chan in Shanghai 1935 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: James Tinling
Cast: Warner Oland, Irene Hervey, Jon Hall, Russell Hicks, Keye Luke, Halliwell Hobbes, Neil Fitzgerald, Harry Strang, Pat O'Malley, Frederick Vogeding, Max Wagner, Lynn Bari, Russell Hopton
An opium smuggling gang in Charlie Chan's (Warner Oland) hometown in China becomes the target of Charlie's investigation when he returns for a visit. Charlie's Number One Son, Lee (Keye Luke), is on hand to help, which is good because Charlie trusts no one involved in the official investigation. By story's end, Charlie does uncover the identity of the gang leader.
|Donovan's Brain 1953 N/R, 83 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: Felix E. Feist
Cast: Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Davis, Steve Brodie, Lisa Howard, Tom Powers, Michael Colgan, James Anderson, Victor Sutherland, Peter Adams, Harlan Warde, Shimen Ruskin, Walter Merrill, Max Wagner, William Cottrell
Scientist Dr. Patrick Corey (Lew Ayres) specializes in brain research and has successfully kept a monkey's brain alive. When a ruthless millionaire dies in a plane accident, Corey notes that brain waves are still active and removes the brain for experimentation. The brain stays alive and even begins to control Corey–who continues the millionaire's corrupt work in a Jekyll/Hyde-like situation. As the brain becomes ever more powerful, it influences others to do its bidding. A good film based on Curt Siodmak's novel and was filmed previously as "Lady and the Monster" and later as "The Brain" a.k.a. "Vengeance." This film is closest to the novel's storyline.
|The Fighting Marines 1935 N/R, 130 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure
Director: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane
Cast: Grant Withers, Adrian Morris, Ann Rutherford, Robert Warwick, George J. Lewis, Pat O'Malley, Jason Robards Sr., Warner Richmond, Frank Reicher, Robert Frazer, J. Frank Glendon, Richard Alexander, Victor Potel, Donald Reed, Max Wagner
U.S. Marines work on establishing a landing field on Halfway Island in the Pacific Ocean, but their efforts are challenged by the villainous "Tiger Shark" who has been conducting his pirating business from the island. The low budget shows in this 12-episode serial.
|Gorilla at Large 1954 N/R, 84 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Harmon Jones
Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Burr, Peter Whitney, Lee Marvin, Warren Stevens, Charlotte Austin, John Kellogg, Charles Tannen, John McKee, Max Wagner
A series of murders take place at an amusement park, The Garden of Evil, where the main attraction is a huge gorilla. The chief suspect is a gorilla–or is it someone else wearing a gorilla suit?
|The House Across the Bay 1940 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Archie Mayo
Cast: George Raft, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, Gladys George, June Knight, Billy Wayne, Joe Sawyer, Cy Kendall, Max Wagner
During his imprisonment, a convict's (George Raft) wife (Joan Bennett) falls for another man (Walter Pidgeon), and now the husband wants revenge. Alfred Hitchcock directed portions of this film.
|Invaders from Mars 1953 N/R, 81 min.|
Director: William Cameron Menzies
Cast: Jimmy Hunt, Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Morris Ankrum, Leif Erickson, Hillary Brooke, Milburn Stone, Walter Sande, Max Wagner, John Eldredge
This is a good sci-fi flick, especially considering the age. The special effects are left to the end of the film, as a boy sees strange lights in the sky, followed by the townsfolk acting strangely. It was remade in 1986. 1 User Review
|popcorn 10/31/2010 |
| A must see if you are a sci-fi purist. I saw this the first time when I was a kid in the 50's. If I watch it today, it brings back all the shivers it did then.|
|A Kiss for Corliss 1949 N/R, 88 min.|
aka: Almost a Bride
Director: Richard Wallace
Cast: Shirley Temple, David Niven, Tom Tully, Virginia Welles, Darryl Hickman, Robert Ellis, Richard Gaines, Gloria Holden, Kathryn Card, Ray Roberts, Barbara Billingsley, Gary Owen, Max Wagner, John Wald, Howard Negley
This sequel to "Kiss and Tell" again features Shirley Temple as Corliss Archer. This time, Corliss has a crush on playboy Kenneth Marquis (David Niven) who barely knows she exists. Corliss uses her imagination and writes stories in her diary about romantic trysts with Kenneth. When her parents (Tom Tully and Gloria Holden) find the diary, they try to teach Corliss a lesson.
|The Lost Jungle 1934 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Thriller
Director: David Howard, Armand Schaefer
Cast: Clyde Beatty, Cecilia Parker, Syd Saylor, Warner Richmond, Edward LeSaint, Wheeler Oakman, Maston Williams, Lew Meehan, Max Wagner, Wes Warner, Slim Whitaker, Hal Taliaferro, Jim Corey, Ernie Adams, Mickey Rooney
In this feature-length version of a 12-episode serial, famous animal trainer Clyde Beatty takes on the lead role as himself heading out on a trip in search of animals and his girlfriend, Ruth (Cecilia Parker), who is lost in the jungle. Beatty is accompanied by his assistant, Sharkey (Warner Richmond), and his press agent, Larry (Syd Saylor), and the action begins when Beatty's dirigible crashes on an island. The island is filled with animals of all sorts, as well as another group of men looking for gold. Before story's end, Sharkey proves to be on the wrong side, and Ruth is found.
|The Oil Raider 1934 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Cast: Buster Crabbe, Gloria Shea, George Irving, Max Wagner, Emmett Vogan, Harold Minjir, Hal Taliaferro, Tom London, Tetsu Komai, Chuck Morrison
Dave Warren's (Buster Crabbe) crew is drilling for oil in Oak Glenn Basin when they run into trouble caused by the corrupt financier, J.T. Varley (George Irving), who is plotting to delay drilling so that he can foreclose on the loan for the oil rig.
|The Painted Desert 1938 N/R, 59 min.|
Genre: Western / Romance
Director: David Howard
Cast: George O'Brien, Laraine Day, Ray Whitley, Stanley Fields, Fred Kohler, Lloyd Ingraham, Maude Allen, Harry Cording, Max Wagner, Lee Shumway, William V. Mong, Lew Kelly, Bob Burns, Ken Card, Jim Mason
A young Laraine Day is the highlight of this remake (at least in part) of the 1931 film. Bob McVey (George O'Brien) and girlfriend Carol Banning (Laraine Day) work on their Tungsten mine, but there is a bad person, Charles M. Banning (Lloyd Ingraham) out there who wants it for himself.
|The Red Pony 1949 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Family / Western / Drama
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Peter Miles, Shepperd Strudwick, Myrna Loy, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hamilton, Beau Bridges, George Tyne, Eddie Borden, Max Wagner, Patty King, Jackie Jackson, Don Reynolds, Nino Tempo, Tommy Sheridan
Based on the John Steinbeck novel, this film tells the story of a California boy, Tom Tiflin (Peter Miles), and his attachment to his young colt. Good Aaron Copeland musical score.
|Smoky 1946 N/R, 86 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Louis King
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Anne Baxter, Burl Ives, Bruce Cabot, Esther Dale, Roy Roberts, J. Farrell MacDonald, Max Wagner, Guy Beach, Harry Carter, Slim Pickens, Victor Kilian, Robert Adler, Bud Geary, Stanley Andrews
Based on Will James' novel, this is the story of a wild stallion named Smoky and how the spirited horse escapes a beating and encounters a series of adventures with Clint Barker (Fred MacMurray) on Julie Richards' (Anne Baxter) ranch. Clint becomes attached to Smoky, and, when Smoky vanishes, Clint fears that he has lost his "friend." 2 User Reviews
|Anonymous 03/12/2010 |
| haven t wathed the movie but read the book great book so id say and bet this movie i excellent|
|Great Western Story||Rick from Paso 09/06/2007 |
| Pretty faithful to the book and much better than the Fess Parker version. A real tear jerker and one of Fred MacMurray's best movies. Burl Ives first movie. One of my favorite movies!|
|1. Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)|
2. Donovan's Brain (1953)
3. The Fighting Marines (1935)
4. Gorilla at Large (1954)
5. The House Across the Bay (1940)
6. Invaders from Mars (1953)
7. A Kiss for Corliss (1949)
aka: Almost a Bride
8. The Lost Jungle (1934)
9. The Oil Raider (1934)
10. The Painted Desert (1938)
11. The Red Pony (1949)
12. Smoky (1946)
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