|The Doctor and the Girl 1949 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Cast: Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven, Janet Leigh, Warner Anderson, Nancy Davis, Bruce Bennett, Basil Ruysdael, Arthur Franz, Lisa Golm
Problems of class and the generation gap confront the Cordaz family as their patriarch, Doctor John Cordaz (Charles Coburn), is determined to control the lives of his grown children.
|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.
|East Side, West Side 1949 N/R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner, Cyd Charisse, Nancy Davis, Gale Sondergaard, William Conrad, William Frawley, Raymond Greenleaf, Douglas Kennedy, Beverly Michaels, Lisa Golm, Tom Powers, Paula Raymond
An upper-class Manhattan couple, Jessie and Brandon Bourne (Barbara Stanwyck and James Mason), have marital problems because of Brandon's roaming eye that leads to his affair with Isobel Lorrison (Ava Gardner). Meanwhile, Jessie goes to a party and meets ex-cop Mark Dwyer (Van Heflin) who she becomes attracted to. When Isobel is murdered, Mark steps in to solve the crime, and both Jessie and Brandon are suspects.
|Hellcats of the Navy 1957 N/R, 81 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Nathan Juran
Cast: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Davis, Arthur Franz, Robert Arthur, Harry Lauter, Selmer Jackson, William Leslie, Joe Turkel, Don Keefer, Maurice Manson, William "Bill" Phillips, Michael Garth, Max Showalter, Thomas Browne Henry, Robert Nichols
This is a war drama about a Navy submarine Commander Casey Abbot (Ronald Reagan) whose World War II submarine is part of the submarine raiding forces, "Hellcats." While Abbot endures the dangers of submarine patrol, his love, Helen (Nancy Davis), waits for his return. Abbot sails his submarine through heavily mined waters off of Asia and is forced to leave frogman Wes Barton (Harry Lauter) behind in order to save his submarine and crew. Abbot's executive officer, Don Landon (Arthur Franz) charges that Abbot left Barton behind because Barton was pursuing Helen. Now, Abbot must prove that his professional and personal lives did not intertwine.
|Night Into Morning 1951 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: Fletcher Markle
Cast: Ray Milland, John Hodiak, Nancy Davis, Lewis Stone, Jean Hagen, Rosemary DeCamp, Dawn Addams, Jonathan Cott, Celia Lovsky, Gordon Gebert
Grieving after his wife Ann (Rosemary De Camp) and their child die in a fire, Phillip Ainley (Ray Milland) copes poorly via alcohol and becomes suicidal.
|Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick 1995 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Todd Robinson
Cast: Alec Baldwin, James Cagney, Mike Connors, Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Darryl Hickman, Tab Hunter, Nancy Davis, Howard Koch, John A. Gallagher, Gary Gray, Arthur Hiller, Tom Laughlin, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck
Narrated by Alec Baldwin, this documentary covers the life of Hollywood director William A. Wellman–including his stormy personal life that included five marriages. The documentary also features interviews with stars and clips from his films including "Wings," "A Star is Born," and "The High and the Mighty." Among the many stars interviewed are Clint Eastwood, Robert Mitchum, James Garner, Richard Widmark, and Gregory Peck who attest to Wellman's brilliance.
|1. The Doctor and the Girl (1949)|
2. Donovan's Brain (1953)
3. East Side, West Side (1949)
4. Hellcats of the Navy (1957)
5. The Next Voice You Hear (1950)
6. Night Into Morning (1951)
7. Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)
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