|American Empire 1942 N/R, 82 min.|
aka: My Son Alone
Director: William C. McGann
Cast: Richard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster, Frances Gifford, Robert Barrat, Jack La Rue, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Cliff Edwards, Merrill Rodin, Chris-Pin Martin, Richard Webb, William Farnum, Etta McDaniel, Hal Taliaferro, Nestor Paiva
After the Civil War, pals Dan and Paxton (Richard Dix and Preston Foster) head West to Texas and start a cattle business, which thrives. But, when Dominique (Leo Carrillo) steals cattle, he also talks Paxton into being his partner. Now, Dan, with the help of his sister Abby (Frances Gifford), must fend for himself until Paxton sees the folly of his decision. Good Western fare.
|The Pied Piper 1942 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Irving Pichel
Cast: Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Anne Baxter, Otto Preminger, J. Carrol Naish, Lester Matthews, Jill Esmond, Ferike Boros, Peggy Ann Garner, Merrill Rodin, Maurice Tauzin, Fleurette Zama, William Edmunds, Marcel Dalio, Marcelle Corday
Another World War II propaganda film (though good) has Mr. Howard (Monty Woolley) enjoying a fishing holiday in France in 1940 when the Germans invade. He ends up leading the two Cavanaugh children–Ronnie and Sheila (Roddy McDowall and Peggy Ann Garner)–across France to attempt an escape to England through German-occupied territory. Along the way, more and more children join the trek. Academy Award nominations include Best Picture and Actor (Woolley).
|Strange Death of Adolf Hitler 1943 N/R, 72 min.|
Director: James P. Hogan
Cast: Ludwig Donath, Gale Sondergaard, George Dolenz, Fritz Kortner, Frederick Giermann, William Trenk, Merrill Rodin, Ludwig Stossel, Charles Bates, Joan Blair, Ivan Triesault, Rudolph Anders, Erno Verebes, Kurt Katch, Hans Schumm
In this wartime drama, Hitler's officers become involved in a plot by Franz Huber (Ludwig Donath) who looks like Hitler, to murder him and take over the government.
|1. American Empire (1942)|
aka: My Son Alone
2. The Pied Piper (1942)
3. Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943)
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