|Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff 1949 N/R, 84 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Charles Barton
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert, Roland Winters, Donna Martell, Alan Mowbray, James Flavin, Nicholas Joy, Victoria Horne, Gar Moore, Claire Du Brey, Percy Helton, Morgan Farley, Mikel Conrad
House detective Casey Edwards (Bud Abbott) and bellboy Freddie Phillips (Lou Costello) work at the posh Lost Caverns Hotel. When murders take place at the hotel, Freddie becomes the chief suspect, and Swami Talper (Boris Karloff) tries unsuccessfully to hypnotize Freddie to obtain a confession. Finally, police Inspector Wellman (James Flavin) uses Freddie as bait, and Freddie is nearly killed in an underground cavern before the mystery killer is found.
|The Flying Saucer 1950 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Mikel Conrad
Cast: Mikel Conrad, Pat Garrison, Hantz von Teuffen, Lester Sharpe, Russell Hicks, Frank Darien, Denver Pyle, Roy Engel, Garry Owen, Virginia Hewitt, George Baxter, Robert Boon, Earle Lyon, Philip Morris, Robert Boon
Playboy Mike Trent (Mikel Conrad) and Special Agent Vee Langley (Pat Garrison) search Alaska's pubs for any information from possible eyewitnesses to a UFO sighting. The "UFO" is discovered to be a Russian aircraft, and Soviet spies have their own use for the "UFO."
|Francis 1950 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Arthur Lubin
Cast: Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina, Zasu Pitts, Tony Curtis, Ray Collins, Chill Wills, John McIntire, Eduard Franz, Howland Chamberlin, Frank Faylen, James Todd, Robert Warwick, Mikel Conrad, Charles Meredith, Loren Tindall
Peter Sterling (Donald O'Connor) is a West Point cadet who discovers that the mule Francis (voice of Chill Wills) can talk, and they become friends. The problem is that Francis will not speak to anyone else, and Peter gets sent to the psychiatric ward when he insists that he and Francis carry on conversations. The problems are solved when Francis helps Peter uncover the activities of Nazi spy Mareen Gelder (Patricia Medina), and Peter becomes a hero. First in a series of seven "Francis" films.
|Godzilla, King of the Monsters 1956 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Action / Horror / Sci-Fi
Director: Ishiro Honda, Terry O. Morse
Cast: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada, Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kochi, Sachio Sakai, Fuyuki Murakami, Frank Iwanaga, Toyoaki Suzuki, Toranosuke Ogawa, Takeo Oikawa, Kokuten Kodo, Mikel Conrad, Ren Yamamoto, Sammee Tong
This "Godzilla" movie pits the 400-foot monster against the citizens of Tokyo. American reporter Steve Martin (Raymond Burr) is investigating shipping disasters off the coast of Japan when the monster Godzilla, brought back to life by underwater nuclear testing, goes on a rampage through Tokyo leaving death and destruction in its wake.
|1. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)|
2. The Flying Saucer (1950)
3. Francis (1950)
4. Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956)
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