Classic Era Movies

Your pick of the Classic Era Movies from the BOOMBOXtv archive.

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(1963) Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust? Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau

Little Lord Fauntleroy

(1936) An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

A Stranger In Town

(1943) A Supreme Court Justice wants a vacation hunting ducks in the country, but gets involved with corrupt small town officials. 

The Bells of St. Mary's

(1945) At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. Stars: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

A classy biopic of the inventor of the telephone, which was for a while called the "Ameche" in the movie's honor.

I Love Trouble

(1948) A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. He soon learns there is more to this case than meets the eye!

Stars: Franchot Tone, Janet Blair, Janis Carter

The Black Book

(1949) Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.

Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart

Lloyds of London

(1936) Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman . Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance business. Only very slightly based on history.


(1950) Consisting of three adaptations of W. Somerset Maugham short stories, this film follows the tales of a verger, a jewelry dealer, and the patients of a sanatorium.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(1946) A predatory female plots to rid herself of a meek husband and silence a former lover who may have witnessed the untimely death of her mean-spirited, but wealthy stepmother.

The Bad Sister

(1931) Marianne falls in love with a con artist who has a hidden agenda.


Die Nibelungen

1924 version of ‘The Man In The Iron Mask’ by Fritz Lang


a classic 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula".

Streamline Express

Broadway star Patricia Wallace (Evelyn Venable) quits her Broadway show to run off with wealthy Fred Arnold (Ralph Forbes). Her director Jimmy Hart (Victor Jory) follows them.

Sherlock Holmes In The House of Fear

(1945) Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims.

The Sun Sets at Dawn

(1950) A young man is wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed. Reporters covering the execution relate the story, each from his own perspective.


(1949) A light-skinned black woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

Tobacco Road

John Ford movie, starring Gene Tierney.

The Chase

Psychological Thriller Film Noir (1946)

Spare the Rod

It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?


1936 musical


Michael Redgrave, as the lead character (who finds that money cannot buy true happiness) heads a sterling cast of British players.

Phantom Killer

John Hamilton , TV's Perry White in the "Adventures of Superman," has a starring role as twins... one of whom is able to commit a series of murders while the other provides an alibi. 

You're Out Of Luck

An elevator boy (Frankie Darro) and his detective brother solve mob-related murders.

Murder by Invitation

The relatives of a rich old woman unsuccessfully try to have her declared insane, so they can divide up her money. Soon, however, family members begin disappearing.

The City of the Dead

A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

British secret agent Alfred Pettibone carrying a vital secret document is eliminated on his way to deliver it in the U.S. The British government turns to Holmes for help.

Zombies of Mora Tau

1957 B & W  movie.

The Man Who Wouldn't Die

In the shadows of the night Dudley Wolff , his secretary Alfred Dunning , and his doctor, Haggard, bury a body in the estate cemetary.

The Mountain Road

An Army Major stationed in East China in 1944 is ordered to blow up instillation's to slow up advancing Japanese Army.

The Ninth Guest

The Ninth Guest is practically the first "Survival" horror movie. It is directed by Roy William Neill and stars Genevieve Tobin, Hardie Albright and Nella Walker.


Gene Tierney and Vincent Price star in an adaptation of Anya Seton's bestselling novel. Excellent fun for fans of Gothic romance and historical fiction.

Mr Moto’s Gamble

Classic Detective Movie from 1938 Starring Peter Lorre.


1951 comedy movie. Starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Suzy Delair, Max Elloy, Adriano Rimoldi and Robert Vattier.

Charlie Chan’s The Trap

When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent had vacation at Malibu Beach, two of them are garroted. Charlie Chan takes on the case.

The Shadow

A group of people in an old dark house are terrorized by a mysterious hooded figure dressed in black who proceeds to kill them off one by one.(1933)

The Last Man on Earth

Often considered to be the most faithful adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel, "I Am Legend". Starring Vincent Price.

Steamboat Bill

1928 Silent Comedy Movie. Starring Buster Keaton and Ernest Torrence.

Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness is a 1936 American propaganda film starring Dorothy Short and Kenneth Craig, Directed by Louis J. Gasnier.

The Ghosts Of Berkeley Square

Ghosts are condemned to haunt a house until it is visited by a reigning monarch,

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Classic B-Movie from Ed Wood.


D.O.A. is a 1949 American film directed by Rudolph Mate, Starring Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton.

One Eyed Jacks

Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1920 horror silent film starring John Barrymore and Martha Mansfield, Directed by John S. Robertson.

The Little Shop of Horrors

A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.
Directors: Roger Corman.

Three Graves for a Winchester

Ringo Carson has a falling out with his best friend, Frank Sanders, after saving Jane, the girl he loves, from Mexican kidnappers. (1966)

Run for the Sun

Jungle based action from 1956.

Duke Is Tops

1938, Musical Movie. Starring Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Laurence Criner, Monte Hawley, Neva Peoples, and Vernon McCalla.

The Strange Woman

Isaiah, a 19th-century businessman, has his eye on the beautiful and very young Jenny. Finally of age, she accepts his marriage proposal, but their love affair quickly turns sour. 

Drama on a Train

This is a rattling good post-war thriller.It features customs duty evasion, adultery, espionage, murder, robbery..." In the classic British spy movie style, set on a train.

Sherlock Holmes In Dressed To Kill

Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains are desperate to obtain three inexpensive music boxes.