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CLASSIC ERA MOVIES
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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.
Director: John Cromwell
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. Stars Frank Morgan from The Wizard of Oz!
Director: Roy Rowland
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.
Director: Leo McCarey
House On Haunted Hill
(1959) Vincent Price plays an eccentric millionaire, Frederick Loren, who, along with his wife Annabelle, has invited five people to the house for a "haunted house" party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, the guests are trapped within the house with an assortment of terrors.
Director: William Castle
Writer: Robb White
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.
Stars Don Ameche, Loretta Young, and Henry Fonda. With Charles Coburn, Spring Byington, Gene Lockhart.
Directed by Irving Cummings.
I Love Trouble
(1948) A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns there is more to this case than meets the eye!
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
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.
Director: Anthony Mann
Lloyds of London
(1936) Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance business following the Battle of Trafalgar. Only very slightly based on history.
Director: Henry King
(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. In the first tale, a verger is ousted from the church by a vicar due to his illiteracy, and seeks to become an entrepreneur. "Mr. Know-All" sees an arrogant jewelry dealer make a bet, with a woman's happiness at stake. The third story, "Sanatorium," explores death, rivalry and love as patients improve their health.
The Duke of West Point
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.
Director: Lewis Milestone
The Bad Sister
Fanny by Gaslight
(1944) During the nineteenth century, Fanny, the illegitimate daughter of a British Cabinet Minister, begins a new life as a lady’s maid in the household of her real father.
Director: Anthony Asquith
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", with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel (for instance, "vampire" became "Nosferatu" and "Count Dracula" became "Count Orlok"
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.
Director: Roy William Neill
The Sun Sets at Dawn
Rooney depicts the life of James Ignatius Rooney, a Gaelic sportsman at the weekends, and a Dublin rubbish collector during the week.
Actors: John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow and Barry Fitzgerald. Director: George Pollock
John Ford movie, starring Gene Tierney.
Psychological Thriller Film Noir (1946)
Starring Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland (1943)
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. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?
Return Of Dracula
The Return of Dracula is a 1958 horror film starring Francis Lederer as Count Dracula. The female lead was played by Norma Eberhardt. It was filmed in black and white (with a brief color sequence involving blood) and directed by Paul Landres.
The Bat is an American mystery film from 1959 starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead
Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea.
Classic movie. When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
Michael Redgrave, as the lead character (who finds that money cannot buy true happiness) heads a sterling cast of British players, with Phyllis Calvert & Diana Wynyard as the two women in his life. The film was directed by Carol Reed
Dana Andrews portrays an American radio correspondent reporting from within Germany, whose principal source of information is an elderly philatelist. His reports prove so embarrassing to the regime that Captain von Rau sends his own fiancée, Karen Hauen (Virginia Gilmore), to compromise the reporter.
(Jim Nolt) 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. This 1942 film also features Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, J. Farrell MacDonald, and George J. Lewis.
You're Out Of Luck
An elevator boy (Frankie Darro) and his detective brother solve mob-related murders.
Murder by Invitation
Stars: Wallace Ford, Marian Marsh and Sarah Padden Director: Phil Rosen The relatives of a rich old woman unsuccessfully try to have her declared insane, so they can divide up her money. To show them that there are no hard feelings, she invites them to her estate for the weekend so she can decide to whom she actually will leave her money when she dies. 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.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an American television film based on the autobiography of the same name by Maya Angelou, first aired April 28, 1979 on CBS. Angelou and Leonora Thuna wrote the screenplay, and the movie was directed by Fielder Cook.
SHERLOCK HOLMES Faces Death
During WWII several crimes occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there.
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
The Man Who Wouldn't Die
In the shadows of the night Dudley Wolff (Paul Harvey), his secretary Alfred Dunning (Robert Emmett Keane), and his doctor, Haggard (Henry Wilcoxin), 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, Edwin Maxwell, 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.
Something for the Boys
1944 musical starring Carmen Miranda.
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. Directed by Léo Joannon
Now Or Never
Entirely remastered and rescored - Harold Lloyd's 1921 silent comedy short film 'Now Or Never'
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 assisted by Number Two, his Son Jimmy, and his faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.
Stars: Henry Kendall, Elizabeth Allan, Felix Aylmer Director: George A. Cooper 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)
Johnny Come Lately
A wandering homeless ex newspaper man Tom Richards helps a woman Vinnie Mcleod save her newspaper from the town villian W.M. Dougherty. Comedy starring James Cagney (Tom Richards) Grace George (Vinne McLeod) Hattie McDaniel (Aida The Maid)
The Last Man on Earth
Released in 1964, "The Last Man on Earth" is considered to be the most faithful adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel, "I Am Legend". Starring Vincent Price.
Disorder In The Court
Starring The Three Stooges.
1928 Silent Comedy Movie. Starring Buster Keaton and Ernest Torrence, Directed by Charles Reisner, Produced by Joseph M. Schenck.
Jack And The Beanstalk
starring Abbott & Costello.
Reefer Madness is a 1936 American propaganda film starring Dorothy Short and Kenneth Craig, Directed by Louis J. Gasnier.
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.
(1950)Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches in Arizona territory.
One Eyed Jacks
Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer Director: Marlon Brando
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. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio's return.
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, Charles B. Griffith Writer: Charles B. Griffith Stars: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles
Three Graves for a Winchester
Ringo Carson has a tough life. First, he has a falling out with his best friend, Frank Sanders, after saving Jane, the girl he loves, from Mexican kidnappers in order to extort a ransom from her gunrunner father. (1966)
Director: Emimmo Salvi Writers: James Wilde (story), Ambrogio Molteni Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Mickey Hargitay, Milla Sannoner
Run for the Sun
Western action from 1956.
LAUREL AND HARDY in UTOPIA
Stan inherits a yacht and a South Pacific island. Ollie and Stan sail there with 2 other men. They shipwreck on a new atoll and settle there. An ex-fiancee joins them. They declare an independent nation and problems arise.
Duke Is Tops
1938, Musical Movie. Starring Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Laurence Criner, Monte Hawley, Neva Peoples, and Vernon McCalla. Directed by William Nolte
A dazed man, David Stillwell (Gregory Peck), wanders down the stairs of a New York skyscraper during a power blackout, only vaguely aware of who he is, where he's been, and why he has this nagging feeling that danger lurks all about him. Stillwell does know that many of the people in the building are acquainted with him -- and that he is somehow linked with the death of wealthy philanthropist Charles Calvin (Walter Abel), who has fallen 27 floors to his death
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. Ephraim, Isaiah's college-age son, comes for a visit, immediately striking up a chemistry with Jenny. She promises marriage -- if he murders his father first. But Jenny also swoons for John, the fiancé of her best friend, Meg.
The Wizard of Mars
(1965)Three EARTHMEN and a GIRL encounter the horrors of MARS! Trapped in a hostile alien world, where the nightmare has just begun... Will they survive?
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 - DRESSED TO KILL
Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes.
The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
Classic British supernatural-comedy film, starring Robert Morley and Felix Aylmer. (1947)