BBTV On Demand - MOVIES ( Classic Era )

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CLASSIC ERA MOVIES

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Charade

(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?

Director: Stanley Donen

Writers: Peter Stone 


Stars:
Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau

Rating: 5 stars
1 vote

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

Writers: Frances Hodgson Burnett (from the book by), Hugh Walpole (screen play)

Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith

Rating: 0 stars
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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

Writers: Isobel Lennart (original screenplay), William Kozlenko (original screenplay)

 

Stars: Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Jean Rogers

 

Rating: 0 stars
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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

 

Writers: Dudley Nichols (screenplay), Leo McCarey (story)

 

Stars: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers

Rating: 4 stars
1 vote

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

Stars: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long

Rating: 3 stars
1 vote

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.

Rating: 4 stars
1 vote

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

Writers: Roy Huggins (screenplay), Roy Huggins (novel)


Stars:
Franchot Tone, Janet Blair, Janis Carter

 

Rating: 0 stars
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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

Writers: Philip Yordan (story by), Æneas MacKenzie (story by) (as Aeneas MacKenzie)

Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart

Rating: 0 stars
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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

Writers: Ernest Pascal (screen play), Walter Ferris (screen play)

Stars: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew

Rating: 0 stars
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TRIO

(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.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Harold French

Writers: Noel Langley, W. Somerset Maugham (screenplay)

Stars: James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer

Rating: 0 stars
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The Duke of West Point

(1938) An arrogant Cambridge student emigrates to America and enrolls at the West Point.

Director: Alfred E. Green

Writer: George Bruce (original screenplay)

 

Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Fontaine, Tom Brown

 

Rating: 0 stars
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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

Writers: Robert Rossen (screenplay), John Patrick (from an original story by) (as Jack Patrick)

 

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott

 

Rating: 0 stars
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The Bad Sister

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

 

Director: Hobart Henley

 

Writers: Edwin H. Knopf (adaptation) (as Edwin Knopf), Edwin H. Knopf (dialogue) (as Edwin Knopf)

 

Stars: Conrad Nagel, Sidney Fox, Bette Davis

 

Rating: 0 stars
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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

Writers: Doreen Montgomery (screenplay), Aimée Stuart(additional dialogue) (as Aimee Stuart)

Stars: Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Wilfrid Lawson

 

Rating: 5 stars
1 vote

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

 

Writers: Roy Chanslor (screenplay), Arthur Conan Doyle(story "The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips") (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

 

Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Director: Paul Sloane (as Paul H. Sloane)

Writer: Paul Sloane (as Paul H. Sloane)

 

Stars: Sally Parr, Patrick Waltz, Walter Reed

 

Rating: 0 stars
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Nightmare Alley

(1947) Follow the rise and fall of a con man—a story that begins and ends at a seedy traveling carnival.

Director: Edmund Goulding

 

Writers: Jules Furthman (screenplay), William Lindsay Gresham (novel)

 

Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

 

 

Rating: 0 stars
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Pinky

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

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford (uncredited)

 

Writers: Cid Ricketts Sumner (novel), Philip Dunne (screenplay)

 

Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

 

Rating: 0 stars
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Rooney

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

Rating: 0 stars
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Tobacco Road

John Ford movie, starring Gene Tierney.

Rating: 0 stars
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The Chase

Psychological Thriller Film Noir (1946)

Rating: 0 stars
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Crystal Ball

Starring Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland (1943)

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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The Bat

The Bat is an American mystery film from 1959 starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead

Rating: 2 stars
1 vote

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.

Rating: 4 stars
1 vote

The Black Cat

Classic movie. (1941)

Rating: 4 stars
1 vote

Kipps

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

Rating: 0 stars
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Berlin Corespondent

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.

Rating: 0 stars
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Phantom Killer

(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.

Rating: 0 stars
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You're Out Of Luck

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

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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Horror Island

Bill stumbles across a treasure map pointing to his island. The map is presented to him by a peg-legged old sailor, Tobias Clump, after Bill and his friend "Stuff" Oliver saves the man from drowning. Clump was pushed into the water by a "phantom," who got away with part of the treasure map. Clump tells them that the map shows the way to infamous buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan's twenty million dollar treasure.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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Zombies of Mora Tau

1957 movie.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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Dragonwyck

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.

Rating: 0 stars
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Something for the Boys

1944 musical starring Carmen Miranda.

Rating: 0 stars
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Mr Moto’s Gamble

Classic Detective Movie from 1938 Starring Peter Lorre.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 1 star
1 vote

The Shadow

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)

Rating: 0 stars
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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)

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Classic movie starring Marilyn Monroe.

Rating: 4 stars
1 vote

A Christmas Carol

1951 Fantasy drama movie. Starring Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Hordern and George Cole. Directed by Brian Desmond-Hurst

Rating: 5 stars
1 vote

Disorder In The Court

Starring The Three Stooges.

Rating: 0 stars
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Steamboat Bill

1928 Silent Comedy Movie. Starring Buster Keaton and Ernest Torrence, Directed by Charles Reisner, Produced by Joseph M. Schenck.

Rating: 0 stars
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Jack And The Beanstalk

starring Abbott & Costello.

Rating: 2 stars
1 vote

Reefer Madness

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

Rating: 1 star
1 vote

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Classic B-Movie from Ed Wood.

Rating: 1 star
1 vote

D.O.A

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

Rating: 0 stars
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Beat the Devil

1953, Adventure Comedy Movie. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones, Directed by John Huston, Produced by John Huston.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 3 stars
1 vote

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

Rating: 4 stars
1 vote

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

Rating: 0 stars
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Run for the Sun

Western action from 1956.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 3 stars
1 vote

Duke Is Tops

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

Rating: 0 stars
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Mirage

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

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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Split Second

(1953) Full length Hard boiled Mystery Cult Classic

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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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.

Rating: 0 stars
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Invisible Ghost

The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him. Starring Bella Lugosi (1941j

Rating: 0 stars
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