|Bulldog Drummond 1929 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: F. Richard Jones
Cast: Ronald Colman, Joan Bennett, Lilyan Tashman, Montagu Love, Charles Sellon, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant, Tetsu Komai, Wilson Benge, Adolph Milar, Gertrude Short, Donald Novis, Tom Ricketts
Retired British military officer Bulldog Drummond (Ronald Colman) searches for adventure–and he finds it when Phyllis Benton (Joan Bennett) asks him to rescue her rich uncle (Charles Sellon) from the clutches of a nursing home where he is being held captive. This is the first of several series of Bulldog Drummond films based on a character created in the early 1900s.
|Four Frightened People 1934 N/R, 77 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan, Leo Carrillo, Tetsu Komai, Nella Walker, Chris-Pin Martin, Ethel Griffies, Joe De La Cruz, Delmar Costello, Minoru Nishida, Teru Shimada, E.R. Jinedas
Abandoning ship because of an outbreak of the bubonic plague, survivors row ashore in lifeboats and then must pass the test of survival on a jungle island.
|Island of Lost Souls 1933 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Erle C. Kenton
Cast: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Kathleen Burke, Leila Hyams, Arthur Hohl, Stanley Fields, Randolph Scott, Tetsu Komai, Alan Ladd
Adapted from the H.G. Wells story, "The Island of Dr. Moreau," this film is about a mad scientist who turns wild animals into monster humans. Better than the more recent versions, despite its age. That's young Alan Ladd and Randolph Scott as ape-men.
|Isle of Fury 1936 N/R, 60 min.|
Director: Frank McDonald
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods, Paul Graetz, Gordon Hart, E.E. Clive, George Regas, Sidney Bracey, Tetsu Komai, Houseley Stevenson
This screen adaptation of Somerset Maugham's "The Narrow Corner" stars Humphrey Bogart as Val Stevens, a fugitive who, while hiding out on a South Seas island, falls in love.
|The Letter 1940 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, David Newell, Gale Sondergaard, Victor Sen Yung, Bruce Lester, Cecil Kellaway, Doris Lloyd, Elizabeth Inglis, Willie Fung, Tetsu Komai, Leonard Mudie, John Ridgely
Somerset Maugham's play is brought to the screen in this film about circumstances following Leslie Crosbie's (Bette Davis) supposed self-defense murder of her lover, Geoffrey (David Newell). Geoffrey's widow (Gale Sondergaard) appears on the scene and says she has a letter from Leslie inviting Geoffrey to visit and that he was Leslie's lover. Leslie pays the $10,000 in blackmail money that is being demanded for the letter. The trial convenes, and her lawyer's (James Stephenson) defense proves Leslie innocent. Now, her husband Robert (Herbert Marshall) discovers that $10,000 is missing from his bank account, Leslie confesses, and Robert forgives her. But, everyone has not forgiven her, and a surprise visitor is lurking in Leslie's garden. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Actress (Davis), Supporting Actor (Stephenson), and Director. Remade in 1947 as "The Unfaithful" and in 1982 as "The Letter" for TV.
|The Night Walker 1964 N/R, 86 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: William Castle
Cast: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Judi Meredith, Hayden Rorke, Rochelle Hudson, Lloyd Bochner, Marjorie Bennett, Jess Barker, Tetsu Komai
Widow Irene Trent (Barbara Stanwyck) suffers from nightmares about her dead husband, and she begins to confuse her dreams with reality.
|Now and Forever 1934 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: Henry Hathaway
Cast: Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, Shirley Temple, Sir Guy Standing, Gilbert Emery, Henry Kolker, Tetsu Komai, Akim Tamiroff, Jameson Thomas, Richard Loo
Jerry Day (Gary Cooper) is a jewel thief, but the love he has for his daughter (Shirley Temple) influences him to become an honorable man.
|The Oil Raider 1934 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Cast: Buster Crabbe, Gloria Shea, George Irving, Max Wagner, Emmett Vogan, Harold Minjir, Hal Taliaferro, Tom London, Tetsu Komai, Chuck Morrison
Dave Warren's (Buster Crabbe) crew is drilling for oil in Oak Glenn Basin when they run into trouble caused by the corrupt financier, J.T. Varley (George Irving), who is plotting to delay drilling so that he can foreclose on the loan for the oil rig.
|The Real Glory 1939 N/R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Henry Hathaway
Cast: Gary Cooper, Andrea Leeds, David Niven, Reginald Owen, Broderick Crawford, Kay Johnson, Charles Waldron, Russell Hicks, Roy Gordon, Vladimir Sokoloff, Benny Inocencio, Rudy Robles, Tetsu Komai, Henry Kolker, Elmo Lincoln
Dr. Bill Canavan (Gary Cooper) is an army medic fighting cholera among United States soldiers stationed in the Philippines following the Spanish American War.
|Welcome Danger 1929 N/R, 112 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Clyde Bruckman, Malcolm St. Clair
Cast: Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Douglas Haig, Noah Young, Charles Middleton, Will Walling, James Wang, Nelson McDowell, Edgar Kennedy, Jim Mason, Eddy Chandler, Tetsu Komai, James B. Leong, Leo Willis
In silent-screen-films' comedian Harold Lloyd's first "talkie" film, he plays botany student Harold Bledsoe who reluctantly succeeds his father on the San Francisco police force. On the way to his new job, he meets Billie Lee (Barbara Kent), and, despite problems, romance blooms. He succeeds as a police officer when he teams up with Officer Patrick Clancy (Noah Young), and, together, they break up a drug-dealing ring in Chinatown.
|1. Bulldog Drummond (1929)|
2. Four Frightened People (1934)
3. Island of Lost Souls (1933)
4. Isle of Fury (1936)
5. The Letter (1940)
6. The Night Walker (1964)
7. Now and Forever (1934)
8. The Oil Raider (1934)
9. The Real Glory (1939)
10. Welcome Danger (1929)
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