|Bend of the River 1952 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Lori Nelson, Jay C. Flippen, Stepin Fetchit, Harry Morgan, Frances Bavier, Howard Petrie, Chubby Johnson, Jack Lambert, Royal Dano, Frank Chase, Cliff Lyons
Glyn McLyntock (James Stewart) is a reformed outlaw working as the leader of a wagon train. He and the settlers are on the Oregon Trail when McLyntock runs into an old companion, Cole Garrett (Arthur Kennedy), who was part of his days when he worked outside of the law.
|Charlie Chan in Egypt 1935 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Louis King
Cast: Warner Oland, Pat Paterson, Thomas Beck, Rita Hayworth, Stepin Fetchit, Frank Conroy, Nigel De Brulier, Paul Porcasi, John Davidson, Jameson Thomas, Arthur Stone, James Eagles, Frank Reicher, George Irving, Anita Brown
Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) is hired by a French museum to find out what is going on when crooks sell valuable Egyptian artifacts on the open market. When Chan arrives in Egypt, he finds mummy wrappings covering the body of a murdered archaeologist. Another murder occurs, but Chan, of course, does solve the mystery. Featured in this film is a very young Rita Cansino–soon to change her name to Rita Hayworth.
|Dimples 1936 N/R, 78 min.|
Director: William A. Seiter
Cast: Shirley Temple, Frank Morgan, Stepin Fetchit, Helen Westley, Robert Kent, Delma Byron, Astrid Allwyn, John Carradine, Paul Stanton, Berton Churchill, Delma Byron, Julius Tannen, Billy McClain, Arthur Aylesworth, Jack Clifford
Sylvia "Dimples" Dolores Appleby (Shirley Temple) gathers the crowd with her dancing in the streets of nineteenth-century New York City while her grandfather Eustace Appleby (Frank Morgan) moves among her admirers picking their pockets. This is the story of Dimples' travels from the street to the stage.
|Fifty Roads to Town 1937 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Don Ameche, Ann Sothern, Slim Summerville, Jane Darwell, John Qualen, Alan Dinehart, Stepin Fetchit, Oscar Apfel, Douglas Fowley, Allan Lane, Paul Hurst, Spencer Charters, DeWitt Jennings, Bradley Page, John Hamilton
While marooned in a mountain cabin during a snowstorm, Peter (Don Ameche) and Millicent (Ann Sothern) fall in love despite their ordeal.
|Judge Priest 1934 N/R, 79 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: John Ford
Cast: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry B. Walthall, Stepin Fetchit, Hattie McDaniel, Rochelle Hudson, David Landau, Berton Churchill, Charley Grapewin, Roger Imhof, Frank Melton, Brenda Fowler, Francis Ford, Grace Goodall
This film adaptation of Irvin S. Cobb's short stories features Will Rogers as the down-home Judge Priest who rules wisely over both his courtroom and his family affairs. Another good John Ford movie.
|The Littlest Rebel 1935 N/R, 73 min.|
Director: David Butler
Cast: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen Morley, Bill Robinson, Stepin Fetchit, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Willie Best, James Flavin, Frank McGlynn Sr.
Set during the Civil War, a young Southern girl, Virgie Cary (Shirley Temple), is the daughter of a captured Confederate soldier. Virgie dances (with Bill Robinson) and charms President Lincoln into sparing her father's life.
|Love Is News 1937 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Tay Garnett
Cast: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Slim Summerville, Dudley Digges, Walter Catlett, George Sanders, Jane Darwell, Stepin Fetchit, Elisha Cook Jr., Pauline Moore, Edwin Maxwell, Charles Williams, Julius Tannen, Frank Conroy
Steve Layton (Tyrone Power) is a tenacious reporter who writes a story about an heiress, Tony Gateson (Loretta Young), after tricking her into an interview. Tony is upset when she reads his article and sets out to get even. First, she announces their engagement to put Steve in the spotlight and see how it feels. And more misadventures ensue in their love/hate relationship. This film was remade as "That Wonderful Urge," also starring Tyrone Power.
|Marie Galante 1934 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Henry King
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Ketti Gallian, Ned Sparks, Helen Morgan, Sig Ruman, Leslie Fenton, Arthur Byron, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Darien, Stepin Fetchit
Down-on-her-luck Marie (Ketti Gallian) is kidnapped, tossed from a ship, and ends up in the Panama Canal Zone. While working in a dance hall, she meets undercover agent Crawbett (Spencer Tracy) who is investigating a plot to blow up the canal, and she is drawn into the fray. Helen Morgan sings a couple of songs.
|On the Avenue 1937 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Cast: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, George Barbier, Alan Mowbray, Cora Witherspoon, Walter Catlett, Douglas Fowley, Joan Davis, Stepin Fetchit, Sig Ruman, Billy Gilbert
Gary Blake (Dick Powell) produces a Broadway show that satirizes the wealthy Caraway family. Mona Merrick (Alice Faye) plays the role of "The Richest Girl in the World," and when Mimi Caraway (Madeleine Carroll) sees the show, she goes backstage and convinces Gary to ease up on the satire of her. But the plan doesn't work, and the Caraway family buys out the show, and giant changes ensue. Among the Irving Berlin songs is "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm."
|Stand Up and Cheer! 1934 PG, 68 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Cast: Warner Baxter, Madge Evans, James Dunn, Sylvia Froos, Shirley Temple, Ralph Morgan, John Boles, Nigel Bruce, Stepin Fetchit, Dick Foran, Arthur Byron, Sylvia Froos, Tess Gardella, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant
To help bring the country out of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt names a new Cabinet post, and a Secretary of Amusements is created. It has little impact until young Shirley Dugan (Shirley Temple) shows up. Temple sings "Baby Take a Bow."
|Steamboat Round the Bend 1935 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: John Ford
Cast: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette, Raymond Hatton, Stepin Fetchit, John McGuire, Berton Churchill, Francis Ford, Roger Imhof, Hobart Bosworth, Grace Goodall, William "Billy" Benedict, Fred Kohler Jr., John Lester Johnson
Fleety Belle (Anne Shirley) falls for Doctor John Pearly (Will Rogers), owner of a steamboat, whose goal is to win a great steamboat race that becomes the exciting climax for this film. Rogers died in a plane crash in Alaska before this film was released.
|The Sun Shines Bright 1953 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: John Ford
Cast: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit, Grant Withers, Milburn Stone, Slim Pickens, Henry O'Neill, Russell Simpson, Ludwig Stossel, Francis Ford, Paul Hurst, Mitchell Lewis, Dorothy Jordan, Elzie Emanuel
In this remake of "Judge Priest," Charles Winninger takes the role of Judge William Pittman Priest who is the moral leader of his family and community. The film is an uplifting story.
|Wild Horse 1931 N/R, 77 min.|
aka: Silver Devil
Director: Sidney Algier, Richard Thorpe
Cast: Hoot Gibson, Alberta Vaughn, Stepin Fetchit, Neal Hart, Edmund Cobb, George Bunny, Edward Peil Sr., Skeeter Bill Robbins, Joe Rickson, Fred Gilman, Hank Bell, Ben Corbett, Slim Whitaker, Glenn Strange, Frank Ellis
Jim Wright (Hoot Gibson) captures a wild, magnificent "Devil Horse" that has a price on its head. But the horse is stolen by Gil Davis (Edmund Cobb), and Jim's buddy Skeeter (Skeeter Bill Robbins) is murdered in the process. Of course, Jim is suspected of the murder but comes through in the end.
|The World Moves On 1934 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: John Ford
Cast: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Raul Roulien, Stepin Fetchit, Sig Ruman, Lumsden Hare, Louise Dresser, Dudley Digges, Frank Melton, Brenda Fowler, Russell Simpson, Marcelle Corday
This is the saga of two wealthy Louisiana families enduring grim changes in Europe and America during a 100-year period. The Girards of French heritage and the Warburtons from England intermarry and form a successful business alliance. They corner the cotton business in the South, but, personally, they fight each other. Nevertheless, their fortunes grow–until the stock market plunge in the 1920s destroys the empire. Mrs. Warburton (Madeleine Carroll) and Richard Girard (Franchot Tone) survive and begin anew only to find World War II now closing in on them. A strong anti-war film.
|Zenobia 1939 N/R, 71 min.|
Director: Gordon Douglas
Cast: Oliver Hardy, Billie Burke, Stepin Fetchit, Harry Langdon, Alice Brady, James Ellison, Hattie McDaniel, June Lang, Olin Howland, J. Farrell MacDonald, Jean Parker, Philip Hurlic, Hobart Cavanaugh, Clem Bevans, Tommy Mack
Oliver Hardy–without Stan Laurel–stars in this film about Dr. Henry Tibbett who treats an ailing circus elephant. Following its recovery, the elephant will not forget the man who saved him, and the poor doctor finds that the elephant has become his shadow.
|1. Bend of the River (1952)|
2. Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)
3. Dimples (1936)
4. Fifty Roads to Town (1937)
5. Judge Priest (1934)
6. The Littlest Rebel (1935)
7. Love Is News (1937)
8. Marie Galante (1934)
9. On the Avenue (1937)
10. Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
11. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
12. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
13. Wild Horse (1931)
aka: Silver Devil
14. The World Moves On (1934)
15. Zenobia (1939)
In The News