|Desperate Journey 1942 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Raoul Walsh
Cast: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Raymond Massey, Nancy Coleman, Alan Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Sig Ruman, Patrick O'Moore, Charles Irwin, Richard Fraser, Ronald Sinclair, Albert Basserman, Felix Basch, Ilka Gruning, Elsa Basserman
World War II airmen–Lt. Terrence Forbes (Errol Flynn) and his men Johnny Hammond (Ronald Reagan), Kirk Edwards (Alan Hale), Jed Forrest (Arthur Kennedy), and Lloyd Hollis (Ronald Sinclair)–survive a crash behind enemy lines in Poland and set out to find their way back to England. Pursued by Nazi Major Otto Baumeister (Raymond Massey), they find their means of escape when they steal a German plane and fly home to England.
|Devotion 1946 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Nancy Coleman, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Arthur Kennedy, Dame May Whitty, Victor Francen, Montagu Love, Edmund Breon
This is a biography of the Bronte sisters–ala Hollywood–featuring Charlotte (Olivia de Havilland) and Emily (Ida Lupino) as two sisters competing for the romantic attentions of Arthur Nicholls (Paul Henreid).
|Edge of Darkness 1943 N/R, 120 min.|
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman, Judith Anderson, Helmut Dantine, Ruth Gordon, Charles Dingle, John Beal, Monte Blue, Morris Carnovsky, Roman Bohnen, Richard Fraser, Art Smith, Dorothy Tree
During World War II, the Nazis have invaded Norway, and the residents of the village of Trollness are living under the control of the cruel German Captain Hauptmann Kaunig (Helmut Dantine). The villagers are waiting for the British to deliver arms to aid in their resistance movement, which is led by Gunnar Brogge (Errol Flynn). Gunnar is aided by his fiancee, Karen Stensgard (Ann Sheridan), whose father, Martin (Walter Huston), is the town physician. However, the town is divided on how to handle the situation, and Gunnar and Karen know that their job will not be easy.
|The Gay Sisters 1942 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: Irving Rapper
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Gig Young, Nancy Coleman, Gene Lockhart, Donald Woods, Anne Revere
Conniving for land ownership, Fiona Gaylord (Barbara Stanwyck) and Charles Barclay (George Brent) marry while her sisters are left out of the deal.
|Mourning Becomes Electra 1947 N/R, 173 min.|
Director: Dudley Nichols
Cast: Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, Katina Paxinou, Leo Genn, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Coleman, Henry Hull, Thurston Hall, Sara Allgood
This update of Sophocles' Greek tragedy, "Oresteia," was written by Eugene O'Neill. Updated to a Civil War era saga, it is the story of family relationships that result in killings and suicide. Both stars, Rosalind Russell and Michael Redgrave, were nominated for Oscars.
|Slaves 1969 N/R, 110 min.|
Director: Herbert J. Biberman
Cast: Ossie Davis, Stephen Boyd, Nancy Coleman, David Huddleston, Shepperd Strudwick, Gale Sondergaard, Dionne Warwick, Julius Harris, Marilyn Clark, Eva Jessye, Robert Kya-Hill, James Heath, Oscar Paul Jones, Aldine King, Barbara Ann Teer
Luke (Ossie Davis) suffers at the hands of a cruel plantation owner, McKay (Stephen Boyd), in this very out-dated film about racial relationships. Highlight: Gale Sondergaard returns to films after 20 years, having been blacklisted for her political views in the late 1940s.
|1. Desperate Journey (1942)|
2. Devotion (1946)
3. Edge of Darkness (1943)
4. The Gay Sisters (1942)
5. Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
6. Slaves (1969)
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