|The Bitter Tea of General Yen 1933 N/R, 87 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Frank Capra
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Walter Connolly, Toshia Mori, Gavin Gordon, Lucien Littlefield, Richard Loo, Clara Blandick, Helen Jerome Eddy, Emmett Corrigan, Clara Blandick, Jessie Arnold, Robert Bolder, Knute Erickson, Daisy Jefferson
American missionary Megan Davis (Barbara Stanwyck) comes to Shanghai during the Chinese Civil War with plans to marry Dr. Robert Strife (Gavin Gordon). The wedding is postponed so that children can be rescued from an orphanage in the middle of a battlefield. Meanwhile, Megan is knocked out and saved by Chinese warlord General Yen (Nils Asther). She is brought to his palace and falls in love with him. When his empire is destroyed, Megan stays with him as he drinks his last bitter tea.
|Bluebeard 1944 N/R, 73 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Ludwig Stossel, Iris Adrian, George Pembroke, Teala Loring, Sonia Sorel, Henry Kolker, Emmett Lynn, Patti McCarty, Frank Darien, George Irving, Carrie Devan, Anne Sterling
John Carradine is at his spooky best as he plays deranged killer Gaston Morel, a deranged killer of beautiful women. Morel is an artist who picks up models, paints their pictures, and then kills them. He meets his match in a clever young woman (Jean Parker) who learns about Morel's crimes and is determined to bring him to justice.
|The Crime Doctor 1934 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: John S. Robertson
Cast: Nils Asther, G. Pat Collins, Frank Conroy, Donald Crisp, William Frawley, Samuel S. Hinds, Fred Kelsey, Otto Kruger, J. Farrell MacDonald, Karen Morley
A detective seeks to commit the perfect crime. He suspects his wife of having an affair and kills a woman who is blackmailing the suspected man involved in the affair. However, this doesn't solve the problem in this tragic tale.
|Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day 1941 N/R, 82 min.|
aka: Mary Names the Day
Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Cast: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Red Skelton, Alma Kruger, Fay Holden, Samuel S. Hinds, Nils Asther, Walter Kingsford, Emma Dunn
The wedding day finally arrives for Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres) and nurse Mary Lamont (Laraine Day). But shortly after the ceremony, Mary is killed by a speeding truck. Now it is up to crusty Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore) to bring Kildare back from his grief to continue helping others. Laraine Day was on the way up and the studio (MGM) decided to end her role on the Kildare films.
|The Feathered Serpent 1948 N/R, 68 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Comedy / Horror
Director: William Beaudine
Cast: Roland Winters, Victor Sen Yung, Keye Luke, Mantan Moreland, Robert Livingston, Nils Asther, Carol Forman, Martin Garralaga, Jay Silverheels, Beverly Jons, Leslie Denison, George J. Lewis, Charles Stevens, Juan Duval, Erville Alderson
This is one of the last in a long series of Charlie Chan films. In this story, the mystery of a stolen Mexican statue is solved by Charlie (Roland Winters), Tommy (Victor Sen Yung), and Lee Chan (Keye Luke).
|Laugh, Clown, Laugh 1928 N/R, 70 min.|
Director: Herbert Brenon
Cast: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Cissy Fitzgerald, Nils Asther, Gwen Lee
Circus clown Tito Beppi (Lon Chaney) adopted and raised a young girl, Simonetta (Loretta Young), who has matured into a beautiful woman, and Tito's feelings toward her have changed from fatherly to amorous. Simonetta learns of his feelings, pities him, and declares her love for him. Matters come to a head when Simonetta falls in love with Count Luigi Ravelli (Nils Asther), and Tito performs a suicidal circus stunt leaving Simonetta free to marry the Count.
|The Man in Half Moon Street 1945 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Sci-Fi
Director: Ralph Murphy
Cast: Nils Asther, Helen Walker, Reinhold Schunzel, Paul Cavanagh, Edmund Breon, Morton Lowry, Mathew Boulton, Brandon Hurst, Forrester Harvey, Wilson Benge, Harry Cording, Frank Hagney, Eustace Wyatt, Konstantin Shayne, Leyland Hodgson
Artist and scientist Julian Karell (Nils Ashter) falls in love with Eve (Helen Walker) while painting her portrait. What Eve does not know is that Julian has been receiving gland transplants for 60 years to keep him young. The donors have all died during the gland transplants, and Julian's endocrinologist Dr. Kurt Van Bruecken (Reinhold Schunzel) is refusing to perform the next operation. Julian rescues medical student Allen Guthrie (Morton Lowry) from a suicide attempt and, later, finds another doctor to use Guthrie as his next donor. Guthrie dies during the operation, and Scotland Yard begins an investigation. Meanwhile, Julian confesses his operations to Eve who marries him anyway, and they take off on an ill-fated honeymoon. The film was remade in 1959 as "The Man Who Could Cheat Death."
|Night Monster 1942 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Ford Beebe
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Leif Erickson, Irene Hervey, Ralph Morgan, Don Porter, Nils Asther, Fay Helm, Frank Reicher, Doris Lloyd, Francis Pierlot, Janet Shaw, Eddy Waller, Robert Homans, Cyril Delevanti
As the result of an operation, Kurt Ingston (Ralph Morgan) has been left crippled, and his legs have been amputated. Now, one by one, his doctors are becoming murder victims when they visit Kurt at his country estate. A psychologist, Dr. Lynn Harper (Irene Hervey), investigates the sanity of Kurt's daughter Margaret (Fay Helm), and Dick Baldwin (Don Porter) investigates the killings. Will Dick be able to solve the murders before Lynn becomes the next victim?
|Son of Lassie 1945 G, 102 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Cast: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce, William Severn, Leon Ames, Donald Curtis, Nils Asther, Robert Lewis, Fay Helm, Terry Moore, Peter Helmers, Otto Reichow, Leon Tyler, Patricia Prest
This sequel to "Lassie Come Home" features Peter Lawford and June Lockhart as the grown-up Joe and Priscilla. Joe leaves Yorkshire, brings his collie Laddie along, and becomes a pilot of the British Air Force. Laddie sneaks aboard Joe's plane on his first mission, and, when they are shot down over Nazi-occupied Norway, Joe and Laddie parachute to safety. But, they are behind enemy lines and must begin their perilous trek out of Norway and into the arms of Joe's sweetheart Priscilla who waits for their return.
|Submarine Alert 1943 N/R, 66 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Frank McDonald
Cast: Richard Arlen, Wendy Barrie, Nils Asther, Roger Pryor, Abner Biberman, John Miljan, Dwight Frye, Marc Lawrence, Patsy Nash, Milburn Stone, Patsy Nash, Ralph Sanford, William Bakewell, Edward Earle, Eddie Kane
A radio engineer (Richard Arlen) helps the FBI stop the activities of saboteurs who interfere with radio broadcasts to sink American merchant ships.
|1. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)|
2. Bluebeard (1944)
3. The Crime Doctor (1934)
4. Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)
aka: Mary Names the Day
5. The Feathered Serpent (1948)
6. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)
7. The Man in Half Moon Street (1945)
8. Night Monster (1942)
9. Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
10. Son of Lassie (1945)
11. Submarine Alert (1943)
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