|The Bashful Bachelor 1942 N/R, 78 min.|
Director: Malcolm St. Clair
Cast: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Zasu Pitts, Grady Sutton, Oscar O'Shea, Louise Currie, Constance Purdy, Irving Bacon, Earle Hodgins, Benny Rubin, Otto Hoffman, Frank Mills, Ralph Sanford, Harry Holman, James Westerfield
The radio comedy team of Lum (Chester Lauck) and Abner (Norris Goff) are back for a second film. The plot: Abner agrees to pretend to be a victim in phony accidents so Lum can save him and appear a hero to impress Geraldine (Zasu Pitts).
|Big City 1937 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: Frank Borzage
Cast: Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy, Charley Grapewin, Janet Beecher, Eddie Quillan, William Demarest, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Regis Toomey, Paul Harvey, Victor Varconi, Oscar O'Shea, Helen Troy, Irving Bacon, John Arledge, Edgar Dearing
Russian immigrant Joe Benton (Spencer Tracy) is an independent cabby who gets caught up in a taxi-driver war when officials blame a bombing on Joe's wife Anna (Luise Rainer) and deport her. Joe pleads with the mayor (Charley Grapewin) to rescue Anna and hopes to rescue Anna before she delivers their baby.
|The Brute Man 1946 N/R, 58 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Thriller
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Cast: Rondo Hatton, Jane(2) Adams, Tom Neal, Jan Wiley, Peter Whitney, Donald MacBride, Fred Coby, Janelle Johnson Dolenz, Tristram Coffin, Joseph Crehan, Patrick McVey, John Gallaudet, James Nolan, Oscar O'Shea, Frank O'Connor
Hal Moffet "The Creeper" (Rondo Hatton) seeks revenge for a lab accident that grossly disfigured him years ago in college. (Fred Coby takes on the role of Hal before the disfigurement.) After finding and killing his former classmates, "The Creeper" seeks refuge in the home of blind, piano teacher Helen Page (Jane Adams). But, an unrelenting police officer, Lt. Gates (Peter Whitney), is on his trail, and capture appears to be a certainty for "The Creeper."
|International Crime 1938 N/R, 62 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Charles Lamont
Cast: Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, Thomas E. Jackson, Oscar O'Shea, Wilhelm von Brincken, William Pawley, Walter Bonn, Peter Potter, Lou Hearn, Tenen Holtz, John St. Polis, Jack Baxley, Lloyd Whitlock, Paul Panzer, Harry C. Bradley
Based on the popular radio show, "The Shadow"–but without the ability to "cloud men's minds"–this film follows Lamont Cranston (Rod La Rocque), a radio and newspaper reporter, as he solves the murder of a banker. Cranston suspects that there is more to the case than a simple robbery and, with help from his assistant Phoebe Lane (Astrid Allwyn), follows a trail that leads to a gang of saboteurs involved in an international banking scam.
|King of the Newsboys 1938 N/R, 65 min.|
Director: Bernard Vorhaus
Cast: Lew Ayres, Helen Mack, Alison Skipworth, Victor Varconi, Sheila Bromley, Alice White, Horace McMahon, William "Billy" Benedict, Ray Cooke, Jack Pennick, Mary Cornman, Gloria Rich, Oscar O'Shea, Marjorie Main
After Jerry Flynn's (Lew Ayres) girlfriend Mary Ellen Stephens (Helen Mack) gives in to her materialism and leaves him for gangster Wire Arno (Victor Varconi) who can give her all that she thinks she wants, Jerry pours his time and energy into a newspaper trucking business. His efforts pay off, Jerry obtains wealth, and sets out to regain Mary's affections.
|Mannequin 1937 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Frank Borzage
Cast: Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy, Alan Curtis, Ralph Morgan, Leo Gorcey, Elisabeth Risdon, Mary Philips, Bert Roach, George Chandler, Paul Fix, Oscar O'Shea, Wade Boteler, James Flavin, Mary Gordon, Frank Puglia
A poor working girl, Jessie Cassidy (Joan Crawford), uses wealthy shipping tycoon John L. Hennessey (Spencer Tracy) to attain her dreamed-of destiny. "Always and Always" received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.
|The Mummy's Ghost 1944 N/R, 60 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Reginald LeBorg
Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Robert Lowery, Ramsay Ames, Barton MacLane, George Zucco, Frank Reicher, Harry Shannon, Emmett Vogan, Lester Sharpe, Claire Whitney, Oscar O'Shea, Ivan Triesault, Steve Barclay, Bess Flowers
This sequel to "The Mummy's Tomb" is yet another horror story involving Kharis the Mummy (Lon Chaney) who gets help from Cult of Akran member Yousef Bey (John Carradine) in the search for his lost love, Princess Ananka (Ramsay Ames). They travel to New England and learn that Ananka's soul has been taken over by an exchange student, Amina Mansouri (also played by Ames), who is studying with Egyptologist Norman (Frank Reicher) and has a boyfriend Tommy (Robert Lowery). Kharis stalks Amina, and when he learns that Yousef Bey is in love with his princess, he kills him. Now, with his reincarnated princess in his arms, the Mummy sinks into a bog and disappears. Followed by "The Mummy's Curse."
|Of Mice and Men 1939 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney Jr., Betty Field, Bob Steele, Charles Bickford, Noah Beery Jr., Roman Bohnen, Oscar O'Shea, Granville Bates, Leona Roberts, Leigh Whipper, Helen Lynd, Barbara Pepper, Eddie Dunn, Howard M. Mitchell
This film is an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about California migrant workers during the Great Depression. George (Burgess Meredith) and his cousin Lennie (Lon Chaney Jr.) are workers dreaming of a better life; however, Lennie is mentally retarded, and George cannot always protect Lennie from himself. They are hired by rancher Jackson (Oscar O'Shea) but have problems with Jackson's son Curley (Bob Steele). Curley's wife Mae (Betty Field) flirts with Lennie, and, while consoling him over the death of a pet rabbit, Lennie accidentally strangles Mae, which leads to a tragic end.
|Racket Busters 1938 N/R, 71 min.|
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, George Brent, Gloria Dickson, Allen Jenkins, Walter Abel, Penny Singleton, Henry O'Neill, Anthonuy Averill, Oscar O'Shea, Elliott Sullivan, Fay Helm, Joe Downing, Norman Willis, Don Rowan, Stuart Holmes
Tough mobster Martin (Humphrey Bogart) decides to add the NYC truckers to his territory despite the efforts of special prosecutor Allison (Walter Abel) to stop him.
|Riders of the Purple Sage 1941 N/R, 58 min.|
Director: James Tinling
Cast: George Montgomery, Mary Howard, Robert Barrat, Lynne Roberts, Kane Richmond, Patsy Patterson, Richard Lane, Oscar O'Shea, LeRoy Mason, Frank McGrath
This telling of the Zane Grey story, again without the novel's religious undertones, has Jim Lassiter (George Montgomery) showing up to help his niece, who is being cheated out of her inheritance by a crooked judge (Robert Barrat). The judge also heads a vigilante group that is, in reality, a thieving and murdering group trying to get the settlers out of the area.
|The Shining Hour 1938 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Frank Borzage
Cast: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas, Fay Bainter, Allyn Joslyn, Hattie McDaniel, Frank Albertson, Oscar O'Shea, Frank Puglia, Harry Barris, Charles Coleman, Grace Goodall, Bess Flowers, Grace Hayle
A conservative farmer, Henry Linden (Melvyn Douglas), marries showgirl Olivia Riley (Joan Crawford), and problems develop when he introduces her to his family.
|The Star Maker 1939 N/R, 94 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Comedy
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Cast: Bing Crosby, Louise Campbell, Linda Ware, Ned Sparks, Laura Hope Crews, Paul Stanton, Thurston Hall, Billy Gilbert, Clara Blandick, Oscar O'Shea, Walter Damrosch, Janet Waldo, John Gallaudet, Ben Welden, Emory Parnell
Larry Earl (Bing Crosby), who is hoping to have a career in showbusiness, marries Mary (Louise Campbell) but is not succeeding in obtaining his dream. After watching newsboys performing, Larry books their act, and it is a hit. Now, he enters the business of training and then getting talented kids into show business. Based on the life of vaudeville composer and producer Gus Edwards.
|You're Only Young Once 1937 N/R, 78 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: George B. Seitz
Cast: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden, Frank Craven, Ann Rutherford, Eleanor Lynn, Ted Pearson, Sara Haden, Charles Judels, Selmer Jackson, Oscar O'Shea, Ruth Hart, Mary Gordon, Robert Wayne
When the Hardy family–the Judge, Emily, Andy, and Marian (Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Mickey Rooney, and Cecilia Parker)–visits the island of Catalina on their vacation, romance is a certainty.
|1. The Bashful Bachelor (1942)|
2. Big City (1937)
3. The Brute Man (1946)
4. International Crime (1938)
5. King of the Newsboys (1938)
6. Mannequin (1937)
7. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
8. Of Mice and Men (1939)
9. Racket Busters (1938)
10. Riders of the Purple Sage (1941)
11. The Shining Hour (1938)
12. The Star Maker (1939)
13. You're Only Young Once (1937)
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