|Big Fella 1937 N/R, 73 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: J. Elder Wills
Cast: Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Roy Emerton, James Hayter, Lawrence Brown, Eldon Gorst, Marcelle Rogez, Eric Cowley, Joyce Kennedy, Margaret Rutherford, Anthony Holles, Dino Galvani
Some days you just can't win as Joe (Paul Robeson) learns when he finds a runaway boy, Gerald (Eldon Gorst), and takes him to cafe singer Amanda (Elisabeth Welch). But now, Gerald is threatening to claim that Joe kidnapped him if they try to return him to his parents.
|Busman's Honeymoon 1940 N/R, 83 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Comedy / Drama
aka: Haunted Honeymoon
Director: Arthur B. Woods
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings, Leslie Banks, Seymour Hicks, Robert Newton, Googie Withers, Frank Pettingell, Louise Hampton, Joan Kemp-Welch, Aubrey Mallalieu, James Carney, Roy Emerton, Reginald Purdell, Eliot Makeham
Lord Peter Wimsey (Robert Montgomery), a noted criminologist, weds Harriet Vane (Constance Cummings), a well-known mystery writer. They get involved in solving a murder, which isn't how they planned on spending their honeymoon.
|The Case of the Frightened Lady 1940 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: George King
Cast: Marius Goring, Helen Haye, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Patrick Barr, John Warwick, Felix Aylmer, Ronald Shiner, George Merritt, Torin Thatcher, Elizabeth Scott, Roy Emerton, George Hayes
Lord William Lebanon (Marius Goring) and his mother, Dowager Lady Lebanon (Helen Haye), share homicidal tendencies that run in their family. When the murdered body of chauffeur Studd (John Warwick) is found, Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Tanner (George Merritt) and Deputy Sergeant Totty (Ronald Shiner) step in and try to solve a very difficult case. Based on a stage play by Edgar Wallace.
|Henry V 1944 N/R, 153 min.|
Director: Laurence Olivier
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Renee Asherson, Esmond Knight, Leo Genn, Felix Aylmer, Ernest Thesiger, Robert Helpmann, Ralph Truman, Griffith Jones, Morland Graham, Nicholas Hannen, Roy Emerton, Freda Jackson
No one can beat Sir Laurence Olivier when it comes to directing and acting in Shakespearean plays. In this film, he does both and scores a brilliant production hit. This version of "Henry V" centers on the 1415 battle of Agincourt where the English defeated the French. The film was nominated for several Oscars, including Best Picture and Actor. Olivier received an honorary Oscar for his achievement as actor, producer, and director for the film.
|The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case 1932 N/R, 70 min.|
Director: Graham Cutts
Cast: Arthur Wontner, Isla Bevan, Ian Hunter, Graham Soutten, Gilbert Davis, Herbert Lomas, Miles Malleson, Kynaston Reeves, Clare Greet, Roy Emerton, Edgar Norfolk, Margaret Yarde, Moore Marriott, Edgar Norfolk, Charles Farrell
Mary Morrison (Isla Bevan) has been given a huge pearl by a mysterious stranger. Her father has disappeared and the stranger terrifies her, so Mary asks for help from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Arthur Wontner and Ian Hunter). Their trail leads to the carnival underworld and the mysterious peg-legged crook and his pygmy aide.
|The Thief of Bagdad 1940 N/R, 106 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan
Cast: Sabu, John Justin, June Duprez, Conrad Veidt, Rex Ingram, Miles Malleson, Mary Morris, Hay Petrie, Allan Jeayes, Morton Selten, Bruce Winston, Adelaide Hall, Roy Emerton
Abu (Sabu) is a young boy who is tossed into a Bagdad dungeon for stealing. He is joined by Prince Ahmad (John Justin) who the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar (Conrad Veidt) has deposed as ruler of the realm. Together, Abu and Ahmad manage to escape to Bazra where Ahmad falls in love with a beautiful princess (June Duprez). But, the wicked Jaffar appears on the scene with intentions of marrying the princess and sails off with her as his prisoner. Ahmad and Abu follow them, and along the way Ahmad opens a bottle containing a genie (Rex Ingram). Abu outwits the genie, but will his powers be enough to help Ahmad get to the magical Land of Legend where he can regain the crown?
|The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes 1935 N/R, 75 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Leslie S. Hiscott
Cast: Arthur Wontner, Lyn Harding, Ian Fleming, Leslie Perrins, Jane(2) Carr, Charles Mortimer, Minnie Rayner, Michael Shepley, Ben Welden, Roy Emerton, Conway Dixon, Edmund D'Alby, Ernest Lynds, Wilfrid Caithness
This, the fourth in a series of five films with Arthur Wontner in the role of Sherlock Holmes, is a good adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, "The Valley of Fear." As Sherlock begins his retirement, he is visited by his old nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Lyn Harding), who warns Sherlock not to come out of retirement. But when a former agent is killed under mysterious circumstances, our master sleuth becomes involved.
|1. Big Fella (1937)|
2. Busman's Honeymoon (1940)
aka: Haunted Honeymoon
3. The Case of the Frightened Lady (1940)
4. Henry V (1944)
5. The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case (1932)
6. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
7. The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)
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