|Angel on My Shoulder 1980 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy
Director: John Berry
Cast: Peter Strauss, Richard Kiley, Barbara Hershey, Janis Paige, Seymour Cassel, Scott Colomby, Murray Matheson, Peter MacLean, Billy Jayne, Douglas Dirkson, Ann Newman-Mantee, Terry Alexander, Anne Seymour, Charles Cooper, Frank Campanella
This remake of the 1946 film stars Peter Strauss as the murdered mobster Eddie Kagel who makes a deal with the devil, Nick (Richard Kiley), for another chance at life. The deal is that Eddie will take over the body of an honest politician. Eddie's efforts do not please Nick, and another deal is made for Eddie to return to Hell if Nick will not punish those whose lives Eddie affected.
|Assault on a Queen 1966 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Jack Donohue
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Anthony Franciosa, Richard Conte, Alf Kjellin, Murray Matheson, Reginald Denny, Val Avery, John Warburton, Lester Matthews, Errol John, Gilchrist Stuart, Ronald Long, Leslie Bradley, Arthur Gould-Porter
Rod Serling adapted this script from a Frank Finney novel. The plot involves a group planning to salvage a submarine and use it in a planned robbery aboard the Queen Mary. Rosa Lucchesi (Verna Lisi) and her partner, Eric Laufftiauer (Alf Kjellin), hire Mark Brittain (Frank Sinatra) to refurbish a German U-Boat to help in the robbery. However, the salvage work proves exhausting, and they never get around to the actual crime.
|Botany Bay 1953 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: John Farrow
Cast: Alan Ladd, James Mason, Patricia Medina, Cedric Hardwicke, Murray Matheson, Dorothy Patten, John Hardy, Ben Wright, Hugh Pryse, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Jonathan Harris, Alec Harford, Noel Drayton, Branden Toomey
During the 18th century, a prison ship heads for Australia to drop off exiled convicts. Along the way, prisoner Hugh Tallant (Alan Ladd) has problems with the ship's captain, Gilbert (James Mason).
|Flight to Tangier 1953 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Cast: Joan Fontaine, Jack Palance, Corinne Calvet, Robert Douglas, Marcel Dalio, Jeff Morrow, Richard Shannon, Murray Matheson, John Wengraf, Jerry Paris, John Doucette, John Pickard, James Anderson, Bob Templeton, Madeleine Holmes
This film–originally shot in 3-D–is filled with adventure as surviving passengers of a plane crash greedily scramble to get their hands on $3 million in stolen money that is discovered in the wreckage.
|How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1967 N/R, 120 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: David Swift
Cast: Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee, Anthony "Scooter" Teague, Maureen Arthur, Murray Matheson, Anne Seymour, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Virginia Sale, Kay Reynolds
Based on the Broadway musical comedy, this is the story about window cleaner J. Pierpont Finch (Robert Morse) who reads a book about getting ahead in business and becomes a vice-president in charge of advertising for a large company by employing his own unique methods for the climb up the corporate ladder.
|Jamaica Run 1953 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Lewis Foster
Cast: Ray Milland, Arlene Dahl, Wendell Corey, Patric Knowles, Murray Matheson, Robert Warwick, Clarence Muse, Lester Matthews, Laura Elliot, Rex Evans
Ena Dacey (Arlene Dahl) is threatened with losing her Caribbean estate but the captain of a charter boat, Patrick Fairlie (Ray Milland), comes to her rescue.
|King of the Khyber Rifles 1953 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Romance
Director: Henry King
Cast: Tyrone Power, Terry Moore, Michael Rennie, John Justin, Guy Rolfe, Richard Wyler, Murray Matheson, Frank DeKova, Argentina Brunetti, Frank Lackteen, Maurice Colbourne, Tom Cound, John Farrow, Gavin Muir, Patrick Whyte
An early CinemaScope film, this remake of "The Black Watch" is an enjoyable adventure ride. Captain Alan King (Tyrone Power) is a half-caste who leads a supply group to a British outpost in India. Tribal attacks, the proverbial love affair with Susan (Terry Moore), who is the daughter of the outpost commander Brig. Gen. J.R. Maitland (Michael Rennie), and racial undertones all contribute to the story.
|Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1955 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Henry King
Cast: Jennifer Jones, William Holden, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom, Murray Matheson, Richard Loo, Virginia Gregg, Soo Yong, Philip Ahn, Donna Martell
Yes, the story is pure soap, BUT the film is worthwhile. This story of racial bigotry develops when a Eurasian doctor (Jennifer Jones) falls in love with an American journalist (William Holden). Love triumphs, as did the title song, which won an Oscar. The film won two other Oscars and was nominated for an additional five, including Best Picture and Actress.
|Signpost to Murder 1964 N/R, 75 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: George Englund
Cast: Joanne Woodward, Stuart Whitman, Edward Mulhare, Alan Napier, Joyce Worsley, Murray Matheson, Leslie Denison, Carol Veazie, Hedley Mattingly
Molly Thomas (Joanne Woodward) is confronted by an uninvited "guest" in her home in the person of Alex Forrester (Stuart Whitman) who is an escapee from a nearby mental hospital for the criminally insane. Dr. Mark Fleming (Edward Mulhare) has told Forrester that he can get a new trial after being convicted of killing his wife years ago if he escapes and manages to remain at large for 14 days. But, Alex gets more than he bargained for when he becomes part of Molly's murderous plot.
|Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 PG, 102 min.|
Director: Steven Spielberg, John Landis, George Miller, Joe Dante
Cast: Vic Morrow, Kathleen Quinlan, Kevin McCarthy, John Lithgow, John Larroquette, Scatman Crothers, Selma Diamond, Abbe Lane, Burgess Meredith, Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Bill Quinn, Murray Matheson
This is Vic Morrow's last film as he and two Asian children were killed in a tragic helicopter accident while filming this movie. It is actually a remake of the TV show, and the last segment with George Miller directing is the best story with John Lithgow portraying a terrified passenger on an airplane. Each of the four Directors headed one segment.
|1. Angel on My Shoulder (1980)|
2. Assault on a Queen (1966)
3. Botany Bay (1953)
4. Flight to Tangier (1953)
5. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
6. Jamaica Run (1953)
7. King of the Khyber Rifles (1953)
8. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
9. Signpost to Murder (1964)
10. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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