|The Alphabet Murders 1966 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Comedy
aka: The ABC Murders
Director: Frank Tashlin
Cast: Tony Randall, Anita Ekberg, Robert Morley, Maurice Denham, Guy Rolfe, Sheila Allen, James Villiers, Julian Glover, Grazina Frame, Clive Morton, Richard Wattis, David Lodge, Cyril Luckham, Austin Trevor, Patrick Newell
There's a murderer on the loose, and he's killing his victims in alphabetical order. Agatha Christie's famed detective, Hercule Poirot (Tony Randall), is on the trail in this comedic take on the Christie story.
|Children of the Damned 1963 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: Anton Leader
Cast: Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke, Sheila Allen, Ralph Michael, Patrick Wymark, Martin Miller, Harold Goldblatt, Bessie Love, Andre Mikhelson, Clive Powell, Roberta Rex, Yoke-Moon Lee, Frank Summerscale
Yes, some of the smart alien children from 1960's "Village of the Damned" survived. The six survivors still have their psychic powers and a thirst for both power and revenge. When psychologist Tom Llewellyn (Ian Hendry) and geneticist Dr. David Neville (Alan Badel) investigate, they realize that the children are able to influence people's minds. The children are flown to London, but they escape, hide in a church, and battle the human race.
|The Glory Boys 1984 TV, 110 min.|
Director: Michael Ferguson
Cast: Rod Steiger, Anthony Perkins, Alfred Burke, Joanna Lumley, Aaron Harris, Gary Brown, Sheila Allen, Sallyanne Law, Michael J. Jackson, Ron Berglas, Robert Lang, Christopher Reich
Based on a novel by Gerald Seymour, this British TV miniseries tells the story of an Arab terrorist and an IRA terrorist teaming up to assassinate a famous Israeli nuclear scientist, Dr. Sokarev (Rod Steiger). But the agent, Jimmy (Anthony Perkins)–assigned to protect Sokarev–is a force to be reckoned with.
|The Poseidon Adventure 1972 PG, 117 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Gene Hackman, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen, Arthur O'Connell, Ernest Borgnine, Carol Lynley, Stella Stevens, Jack Albertson, Pamela Sue Martin, Eric Shea, Fred Sadoff, Sheila Allen, Jan Arvan
Their captain (Leslie Nielsen) gives up his life to save the passengers after a tidal wave overturns a luxury cruise ship during New Year's Eve festivities. A small group of survivors–including Mike (Ernest Borgnine), Linda (Stella Stevens), Acres (Roddy McDowall), Belle (Shelley Winters), and Manny (Jack Albertson)–are led by Reverend Frank Scott (Gene Hackman) in a struggle to find safety in their world (ship) that has turned upside down. "The Morning After" won an Academy Award for Best Song. An Oscar was also received for the Visual Effects (Special Achievement Award), and seven other nominations were received, including Best Supporting Actress (Shelley Winters).
|Shining Through 1992 R, 133 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Romance
Director: David Seltzer
Cast: Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson, John Gielgud, Sylvia Syms, Francis Guinan, Patrick Winczewski, Mathieu Carriere, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Walters, Victoria Shalet, Sheila Allen, Stanley Beard, Ronald Nitschke
In 1940, Linda Voss (Melanie Griffith) suspected her boss Ed Leland (Michael Douglas) of spying. However, it is not until the U.S. becomes involved in World War II that she learns that her suspicions were correct. He enlists her aid, and she agrees to be dropped behind enemy lines where she is to penetrate the household of a high German official.
|State Fair 1962 N/R, 118 min.|
Director: Jose Ferrer
Cast: Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret, Alice Faye, Tom Ewell, Wally Cox, David Brandon, Clem Harvey, Robert Foulk, Linda Heinrich, Tap Canutt, Bill Lee, Sheila Allen
In this remake of "State Fair," the action moves from Iowa to Dallas at the Texas State Fair. Alice Faye takes on the role of Melissa Frake who, with her husband Abel (Tom Ewell), sets off on an adventure with their almost adult children Margy (Pamela Tiffin) and Wayne (Pat Boone) to attend the State Fair. They become involved in romances and adventures during their week of fun.
|Three Into Two Won't Go 1969 R, 93 min.|
Director: Peter Hall
Cast: Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Judy Geeson, Peggy Ashcroft, Paul Rogers, Elizabeth Spriggs, Lynn Farleigh, Earl Hindman, Sheila Allen, Diana Webster
Aging businessman Steve Howard (Rod Steiger) ignores his marriage vows to wife Frances (Claire Bloom) and begins an affair with a young hitchhiker (Judy Geeson).
|The Towering Inferno 1974 PG, 165 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: John Guillermin, Irwin Allen
Cast: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Richard Chamberlain, Susan Blakely, Jennifer Jones, Robert Wagner, Robert Vaughn, O.J. Simpson, Susan Flannery, Sheila Allen, Jack Collins, Norman Burton
Architect Doug Roberts (Paul Newman) and builder James Duncan (William Holden) are hosting a party celebrating the construction of a 130-stories-tall office building and hotel in San Francisco. During the party, faulty wiring by subcontractor Roger Simmons (Richard Chamberlain) causes a spark that results in the building bursting into flames. As the building erupts, the guests are trapped in the building, and their fates rely on Fire Chief O'Hallorhan (Steve McQueen) to stop the fire and save their lives. The special effects are spectacular in this disaster film. An Oscar for Best Song went to "We May Never Love Like This Again." In addition to two other Oscars (Best Cinematography and Film Editing), the film was nominated for four others, including Best Picture and Supporting Actor (Fred Astaire for his role of con man Harlee Claiborne attending the party).
|When Time Ran Out... 1980 PG, 121 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure
aka: Earth's Final Fury
Director: James Goldstone
Cast: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, Edward Albert, Red Buttons, Barbara Carrera, Veronica Hamel, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Karras, Burgess Meredith, Valentina Cortese, James Franciscus, Pat Morita, John Considine, Sheila Allen
An active volcano is about erupt near Hank's (Paul Newman) oil rig site on a South Pacific resort island. Guests at the island's hotel are unaware of the approaching disaster, but Hank is able to convince some of the people to follow him on a trek across the island as he leads them to a high spot on the island.
|1. The Alphabet Murders (1966)|
aka: The ABC Murders
2. Children of the Damned (1963)
3. The Glory Boys (1984)
4. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
5. Shining Through (1992)
6. State Fair (1962)
7. Three Into Two Won't Go (1969)
8. The Towering Inferno (1974)
9. When Time Ran Out... (1980)
aka: Earth's Final Fury
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