|The Invisible Ghost 1941 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Cast: Bela Lugosi, John McGuire, Polly Ann Young, Clarence Muse, Terry Walker, George Pembroke, Betty Compson, Fred Kelsey, Jack Mulhall, Ernie Adams, Ottola Nesmith, Lloyd Ingraham, Robert Strange, Fred Aldrich
Gentle Dr. Kessler (Bela Lugosi) lives with his adult daughter Virginia (Polly Ann Young) and household staff in his large mansion. He grieves the loss of his wife (Betty Compson) who was believed killed in an auto accident. But she did not die, and the butler (Clarence Muse) has kept her locked away until she recovers from her amnesia that resulted from the accident. She routinely gets out, and when she looks in the doctor's window, he is put in a trance and kills people he runs across. Cheap, but the good direction helps keep an eerie atmosphere.
|The Last Alarm 1940 N/R, 61 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: William West
Cast: J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hull, Polly Ann Young, George Pembroke, Mary Gordon, Bruce MacFarlane, Joel Friedkin, Eddie Hart, Charles Anthony Hughes, Eddie Kane
Captain Jim Hadley (J. Farrell MacDonald) is bored after reaching required retirement age. When a fireman friend is killed fighting a fire that appeared to be arson, Jim and his daughter's (Polly Ann Young) boyfriend/insurance investigator (Warren Hull) team up to find the arsonist.
|The Man from Utah 1934 N/R, 57 min.|
Genre: Western / Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Cast: John Wayne, Polly Ann Young, George "Gabby" Hayes, Yakima Canutt, Edward Peil Sr., Anita Campillo, Lafe McKee, George Cleveland, Earl Dwire, Herman Hack, Tex Palmer, Tex Phelps, Perry Murdock, Artie Ortego, Archie Ricks
A drifter, John Westin (John Wayne), is hired by Marshal George Higgins (George "Gabby" Hayes) to investigate a gang that is cheating and then killing rodeo champions. When John participates in a rodeo and wins the first competitions, the gang's leader Spike Barton (Edward Peil Sr.) wants him to quit, but John refuses and then wins the competition. John deposits his winnings in the local bank, and Barton plans a bank robbery. But, John works on a tip, comes to the rescue, and foils Barton's plot.
|Mystery Plane 1939 N/R, 60 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
aka: Sky Pilot
Director: George Waggner
Cast: John Trent, Marjorie Reynolds, Milburn Stone, Jason Robards Sr., George Lynn, Lucien Littlefield, Polly Ann Young, Sayre Dearing, Tommy Bupp, Betsy Gay, William P. Carleton, John Elliott, John S. Peters, Bruce Mitchell, Mickey Martin
Ace pilot Tailspin Tommy Tomkins (John Trent) and his cohort, Skeeter Milligan (Milburn Stone), invent a radio-controlled bombing device and now must prevent enemy agents from seizing control of it. Based on the "Tailspin Tommy" comic strip.
|Road Show 1941 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: Hal Roach
Cast: Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard, Charles Butterworth, Patsy Kelly, George E. Stone, Margaret Roach, Polly Ann Young, Edward Norris, Marjorie Woodworth, Florence Bates, Willie Best
Col. Carleton Carroway (Adolphe Menjou) and Drogo Gaines (John Hubbard) escape from a mental asylum and join Penguin Moore's (Carole Landis) carnival. Zaniness abounds.
|The Sheik 1921 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: George Melford
Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Long, Lucien Littlefield, George Waggner, Ruth Miller, Frank Butler, Charles Brinley, Loretta Young, Polly Ann Young, Sally Blane, Earl Gordon Bostwick, Natacha Rambova
This film made Valentino a household word, though the film itself is not all that good. By today's standards, race and gender issues would stand out in the manner they are portrayed. But, it is still a fun film to watch. Sheik Ahmed (Rudolph Valentino) falls for a British socialite (Agnes Ayres), abducts her, and takes her to his desert tent. There he teaches her subservience. While trying to escape, she is captured by a foe of the Sheik. When Ahmed saves her, she realizes her love for him.
|The Story of Alexander Graham Bell 1939 N/R, 97 min.|
aka: Alexander Graham Bell
The Modern Miracle
Director: Irving Cummings
Cast: Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Spring Byington, Gene Lockhart, Sally Blane, Polly Ann Young, Jonathan Hale, Harry Davenport, Georgiana Young, Bobs Watson, Russell Hicks, Paul Stanton, Beryl Mercer
This classic film tells the story of Alexander Graham Bell's (Don Ameche) struggles to invent the telephone. Bell falls in love with a deaf girl, Mabel Hubbard (Loretta Young), who he is teaching. Mabel encourages Bell to work on his invention, and her wealthy father Gardner Hubbard (Charles Coburn) backs Bell's invention. Thomas Watson (Henry Fonda) is Bell's assistant, and they succeed in inventing the telephone but then must fight Western Union for the patent rights.
|1. The Invisible Ghost (1941)|
2. The Last Alarm (1940)
3. The Man from Utah (1934)
4. Mystery Plane (1939)
aka: Sky Pilot
5. Road Show (1941)
6. The Sheik (1921)
7. The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
aka: Alexander Graham Bell
aka: The Modern Miracle
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