|Bang the Drum Slowly 1973 PG, 96 min.|
Director: John D. Hancock
Cast: Robert De Niro, Michael Moriarty, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster, Ann Wedgeworth, Patrick McVey, Danny Aiello, Barbara Babcock, Barton Heyman, Heather MacRae, Danny Burks, Selma Diamond, Maurice Rosenfield, Tom Signorelli, Marshall Efron
"Just one more season," is what Bruce Pearson (Robert De Niro) wants. He is a baseball catcher who knows that he has a fatal disease.
|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."
|Dark Passage 1947 N/R, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Delmer Daves
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead, Tom D'Andrea, Clifton Young, Douglas Kennedy, Rory Mallinson, Houseley Stevenson, Richard Walsh, Craig Lawrence, Mary Field, Patrick McVey, Bob Farber, Ian MacDonald
After being wrongly sent to prison for the murder of his wife, Vincent Parry (Humphrey Bogart) escapes and changes his identity through plastic surgery. He hides out in Irene Jansen's (Lauren Bacall) apartment while recuperating and, although attracted to Irene, he continues his search for the real killer. Clever direction. Bogart's face is not seen (except in bandages) for the first hour plus.
|Desperate Characters 1971 R, 87 min.|
Director: Frank D. Gilroy
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Kenneth Mars, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sada Thompson, Jack Somack, Chris Gampel, Mary Alan Hokanson, Carol Kane, Patrick McVey, Michael Higgins, Robert Bauer, Michael McAloney, Rose Gregorio, Elena Karam
This plot involves 48 hours in the life of a childless couple Sophie and Otto Brentwood (Shirley Maclaine and Kenneth Mars), during 1971, as they realize they and their neighbors no longer feel safe in their Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. During a party given by their friends Mike and Flo (Chris Gampel and Mary Alan Hokanson), a rock crashes through the window. And, this is only one of the disturbing dangers intruding on their lives in the city.
|North by Northwest 1959 N/R, 136 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Leo G. Carroll, Jessie Royce Landis, Philip Ober, Josephine Hutchinson, Edward Platt, Les Tremayne, Adam Williams, Robert Ellenstein, Philip Coolidge, Patrick McVey, Ken Lynch
A Madison Avenue businessman (Cary Grant) is pursued by foreign agents who mistakenly think he is a spy. He has a torrid affair with a stranger (Eva Marie Saint) during a train ride while eluding the agents. The chase takes place from New York City, through Midwest corn fields, and culminates at the top of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota's Black Hills. One of Hitchcock's and filmdom's greats. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Film Editing, and Writing.
|Party Girl 1958 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland, Kent Smith, Claire Kelly, Patrick McVey, David Opatoshu, Corey Allen, Jack Lambert
Thomas Farrell (Robert Taylor) defends crooks and has been "bought" by the mob. Then he meets a showgirl (Cyd Charisse) and she stimulates him to clean up his act, but it's not easy to free himself of mob boss Rico Angelo (Lee J. Cobb). Cyd performs a couple of great dance numbers.
|Private Snuffy Smith 1942 N/R, 67 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
aka: Snuffy Smith, Yard Bird
Director: Edward F. Cline
Cast: Bud Duncan, Edgar Kennedy, Sarah Padden, Doris Linden, Andria Palmer, J. Farrell MacDonald, Patrick McVey, Frank Austin, Jimmie Dodd, Pierce Lyden, Hart Wayne, Norman Willis, Riley Hill, James Carlisle, Pierce Lyden
Hillbilly moonshiner Snuffy Smith (Bud Duncan) joins the Army, and a clash between Snuffy and his former enemy, Sergeant Cooper (Edgar Kennedy), is inevitable. Sgt. Cooper was the revenue agent who had pursued Snuffy back home, and their past history contributes to the mayhem.
|1. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)|
2. The Brute Man (1946)
3. Dark Passage (1947)
4. Desperate Characters (1971)
5. North by Northwest (1959)
6. Party Girl (1958)
7. Private Snuffy Smith (1942)
aka: Snuffy Smith, Yard Bird
aka: Snuffy Smith
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