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Jun 19, 2005 First Motion Picture Unit of the U.S. Army Air Corps
movies
eye 186,248
favorite 50
comment 3
This film is a war documentary produced by one of the "Hollywood Colonels," William Wyler, who joined the Air Force Film unit and recorded the sights and sounds of the last mission of a B-17 bomber known as the Memphis Belle, named after the girlfriend of the pilot. A narrator told the story of the 10 crewmen as examples of simple average American boys doing a tough job. The men and plane were filmed during the bombing raid on the submarine plens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany, "just...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: WWII, war, documentary, b17
Short Format Films
Jun 19, 2005 Louis Hayward
movies
eye 50,498
favorite 21
comment 6
Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: WWII, war, documentary, Tarawa
Feature Films
Jun 20, 2005 John Ford
movies
eye 32,794
favorite 30
comment 4
The Battle of Midway chronicles a significant moment in U.S. History, as have other Ford films like Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and My Darling Clementine (1946), but the focus here is on ordinary Americans filmed at the time, not famous historical figures seen in retrospect. Although the use of a hand-held 16mm camera will strike some as uncharacteristic of Ford's style, there are many ÂFordian touches throughout the film. Ford weaves voiceover and music into the real footage of the battle,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: WWII, war, documentary, midway
Comedy Films
Jun 26, 2005 Boris Morros
movies
eye 397,393
favorite 84
comment 8
This was the first comedy that Laurel and Hardy starred in without producer Hal Roach, although they had previously been "guest stars" in four MGM movies. After they finished making "The Flying Deuces," they returned to Hal Roach Studios to make films. In order to make this movie, producer Boris Morros bought the rights to the 1931 French film "Les deux legionnaires," which had a similar plot. "The Flying Deuces" was Morros' first independent production...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Laurel And Hardy
Short Format Films
Jun 29, 2005 John Huston
movies
eye 20,059
favorite 32
comment 7
Director John Huston, while a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1943, creates an Academy Award winning documentary, which he narrates with assistance from his actor father Walter, treating of the Armed Forces' successful effort to prevent the fall of the Aleutian Islands to advancing Japanese troops who had captured several islets. Although no claim can be reasonably made that this location was of major strategic importance during the War, it presented enormous tactical and logistic...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: WWII, war, documentary, kiska
Silent Films
Jul 16, 2005 Gilbert M. Anderson
movies
eye 96,972
favorite 40
comment 6
'Mud and Sand' is a satire on the Rudolph Valentino Classic Blood and Sand .. Stan Laurel plays the Bullfighter (Rubharb Vaseline) who wants to make it to the top and win back the girl.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Stan Laurel
Silent Films
Jul 18, 2005 Rudolf Meinert and Erich Pommer
movies
eye 435,740
favorite 296
comment 30
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first modern Horror Film and it influence a number of contemporary productions. A real classic! PLOT: A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future. When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered, and Cesare is a prime suspect....
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Fantasy, Horror, German Expressionism
Silent Films
Jul 26, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 31,599
favorite 43
comment 1
Buster's handmade boat, The Damfino, is finished and is, of course, too large to get through the basement door. When he drives off with it in tow, the side of his house, then the whole thing, collapses. At the harbor he rides the boat out only to have it sink beneath him. The rest is a series of adventures he and his family have with the restored boat. This funny short has some good subtile gags plus the usual slapstick and gadgets.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Aug 1, 2005 Buster Keaton, Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 230,210
favorite 73
comment 14
Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates. But now it's up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee, to reclaim The General, recross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates. The General based on a real incident during the American Civil War when a posse of northern soldiers...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Romance, War, Buster Keaton, pdmovies
Feature Films
Aug 3, 2005 Herman Schlom
movies
eye 13,989
favorite 14
comment 5
Tracy hunts down the infamous Cueball when get wind of a vicious murder and a robbery of precious diamonds
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Action, Crime, Mystery, Dick Tracy
Silent Films
Aug 30, 2005 Raymond Rohauer and Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 36,297
favorite 22
comment 2
Blacksmiths' assistant inadvertent clowning around in the shop, gets into fight with the smithy who is then arrested and placed in jail. In the meantime, the assistant tries to help several customers with devastating comedic consequences.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Sep 19, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 38,261
favorite 45
comment 5
Buster Keaton stars in this comedy as the captive of hostile Indians. His captors tie him to a stake and prepare him for death by fire. Keaton moves with the stake as the Indians try frantically to place the firewood around him. When he survives the flames due to his fire-resistant clothes, Keaton is made a member of the tribe and named Little Chief Paleface. He then foils the scheme of unsavory oil speculators to steal the land from his Indian companion.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Sep 25, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 27,032
favorite 30
comment 2
Buster Keaton asks the father of the woman he loves for her hand in marriage, but the father wants to see Keaton make something of himself first. "I'll leave for the city to make good. If I'm not a success, I'll come back and shoot myself," Buster declares, which is a perfectly acceptable arrangement as far as the father is concerned. So Keaton heads off for the big city and tries his hand at a number of different jobs. But his letters to his girl suggest more noble and enterprising...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Sep 29, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 61,321
favorite 55
comment 9
Steamboat Bill, Jr. is the story of a naive, college-educated dandy who must prove himself to his working-class father, a hot-headed riverboat captain, while courting the daughter of his father's rival, who threatens to put Steamboat Bill, Sr. and his paddle-wheeler out of business.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Oct 6, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 42,811
favorite 40
comment 5
The opening scene, a dream sequence prior to the vaudeville routines which follow, is what makes this film famous. In it Keaton plays everyone in a theatre simultaneously (through multiple exposures). He is the band leader, all its members, the dancers on the stage and everyone in the audience.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Oct 22, 2005 Jacob Bliokh
movies
eye 346,998
favorite 135
comment 13
Considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein's greatest work, Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenstein's theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase; his emphasis on montage, his stress of intellectual contact, and his treatment of the mass instead of the individual as the protagonist. The film tells the story of the mutiny on the Russian ship Prince Potemkin during the 1905 uprising.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Drama, History, War
Silent Films
Oct 26, 2005 Carl Laemmle
movies
eye 463,905
favorite 223
comment 15
At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: silent, drama, horror, pdmovies
Silent Films
Oct 30, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 37,715
favorite 27
comment 3
The Electric House starts with Buster's graduation ceremony as the first of his comic misfortunes, including a mix-up of diplomas so Buster receives a diploma in electrical engineering. This leads to a job opportunity: electrifying the family house of the girl he's sweet on. A great chance, so Buster studies hard and soon installs a useful and impressive set of electric appliances.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Film Noir
Nov 5, 2005 Fritz Lang, Walter Wanger
movies
eye 371,406
favorite 211
comment 29
German director Fritz Lang is best known for the highly influential films from relatively early in his career, especially Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). But he also had a brief Hollywood heyday during the mid 1940s, when he made some of his best films. Scarlet Street has been claimed by film noir. This attribution is understandable. The lighting is dark, with heavy use of shadows. The characters are all shady as well. Kitty is certainly a femme fatale, although hints are dropped that she is an...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: Film-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy, Fritz Lang
Silent Films
Nov 20, 2005 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 22,140
favorite 14
comment 1
AKA Balloonatics Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Jan 2, 2006 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 25,238
favorite 16
comment 1
When a large Irish woman falsely accuses Buster of breaking a window he is hauled before a Polish judge who speaks no English and assumes they are there to be married. She takes her new husband home to meet her four gorilla-like brothers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton, my wife's relations
Silent Films
Feb 23, 2006 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 180,924
favorite 64
comment 12
Dumb luck sets some policemen on his trail -- after a series of innovative escapes, he gets mistaken for a murderer with a price on his head, which means the people that aren't chasing him are fleeing from him.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Mar 5, 2006 Carl Laemmle, Stuart Paton
movies
eye 428,955
favorite 132
comment 7
The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was not known in the silent era as premier producer of motion pictures. Yet, in 1916 they produced a film that could not be made effectively without expensive special effects and special photography. The novel had previously been made as short films in 1907 by Georges Méliès and in 1913 by French company ÃÂclair.) Marshalling the expertise underwater experts Ernest and George Williamson, Universal financed the extensive production which would...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Drama
Silent Films
Mar 5, 2006 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 22,765
favorite 17
comment 2
Buster is playing golf with Sybil when he gets knocked out. An escaped prisoner changes clothes with him. Buster goes to prison and learns that he is to be hanged. He changes clothes with a guard just as prisoner Roberts attacks all the guards.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Short Format Films
Mar 11, 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
movies
eye 9,963
favorite 5
comment 3
This brief, 30-minute biographical documentary looks at the early life and professional career of American astronaut John Glenn (before his days in politics). Several of the people who knew him "back when" in New Concord, Ohio take up a certain amount of time reminiscing on Glenn's boyhood and then the docu segues into the astronaut's preparations for his space flight -- three orbits around the earth, and then home again. Included are interior shots aboard the Friendship Seven space...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Documentary, Space, NASA, Rocket, John Glenn
Silent Films
Mar 30, 2006 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 48,189
favorite 39
comment 4
A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Apr 25, 2006 Mack Sennett
movies
eye 42,077
favorite 18
comment 5
Charlie the Tramp comes to a kid auto race, which a director just happens to be filming. Charlie constantly gets in the way, annoying the director, cameraman, and public. This film marks the first appearance of Charlie Chaplin's famous Tramp character.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Silent Films
movies
eye 218,178
favorite 102
comment 15
Dziga Vertov's Man With A Movie Camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Startlingly modern, this film utilizes a groundbreaking style of rapid editing and incorporates innumerable other cinematic effects to create a work of amazing power and energy. Film pioneer Dziga Vertov uses all the cinematic techniques available at the time - dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames. This movie is silent! But here are some music that i think...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Documentary
Silent Films
Jul 1, 2006
movies
eye 23,346
favorite 10
comment 0
An oddly enjoyable comedy full of violence & nasty behavior
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Silent Films
Jul 14, 2006
movies
eye 160,676
favorite 19
comment 1
Charlie plays two roles as two spectators at a music-hall show. It has a few good laughs and also provides an interesting look at old-fashioned theater entertainment.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Silent Films
Aug 12, 2006
movies
eye 160,615
favorite 42
comment 6
Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a portable house you easily put together in one week
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Comedy Films
Sep 1, 2006 Buster Keaton
movies
eye 30,611
favorite 30
comment 4
Naive, bookish Professor Post (Buster Keaton) inherits a huge amount of money and decides that now he can afford to go out and enjoy life
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
Sep 7, 2006 Alexander Korda
movies
eye 775,556
favorite 132
comment 5
Teenaged Mowgli, who was raised by wolves, appears in a village in India and is adopted by Messua. Mowgli learns human language and some human ways quickly, though keeping jungle ideas. Influential Merchant Buldeo is bigoted against 'beasts' including Mowgli; not so Buldeo's pretty daughter, whom Mowgli takes on a jungle tour where they find a treasure, setting the evil of human greed in motion. Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sabu Dastagir, pdmovies
Feature Films
Sep 27, 2006 Charles Laughton, Erich Pommer
movies
eye 35,341
favorite 40
comment 5
AKA Vessel of Wrath. If you enjoy Somerset Maugham stories, then you will enjoy this near-perfect, delightful film adaptation. The characters catch the essence of Maugham, and both Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester (husband and wife team) breath life into two very opposite sorts of people who discover--through adversity--that they have more in common than they dreamed possible
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Drama
Film Noir
Nov 27, 2006 Sol Lesser
movies
eye 188,234
favorite 103
comment 27
"Middle-aged farmer goes to extreme lengths to protect the dark secret associated with a deserted house on his property. Murky psychological thriller with resonant settings and an emotive Miklos Rozsa score." - noir expert Spencer Selby
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 27 reviews )
Topics: Thriller, Film-Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
Dec 3, 2006 Sam Spiegel
movies
eye 508,271
favorite 229
comment 13
Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies
Comedy Films
Dec 19, 2006 Buster Keaton
movies
eye 57,976
favorite 28
comment 7
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is a curious mixture of all that was good and everything that was bad in Buster Keaton's talkie features. sidenote: The Movie was completely filmed in Buster Keaton private 10,000- square-foot Mediterranean palazzo in Beverly Hills
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Buster Keaton
Feature Films
Jan 14, 2007 Edward Black
movies
eye 194,940
favorite 81
comment 13
A man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock
Film Noir
Jan 18, 2007
movies
eye 270,925
favorite 151
comment 27
"Man is involved in two freakish accidents that make him look like a murderer. Poverty row masterwork that is the most precise elucidation of the noir theme of explicit fatalism." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald. | A B-movie, it was shot in six days. The film, budgeted for $89,000 and ended up costing $117,000 to make.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 27 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Comedy Films
Jan 24, 2007 Tay Garnett
movies
eye 48,848
favorite 51
comment 6
When a magician's act takes precedent over his marriage, his wife gives him trouble. Stars Loretta Young and David Niven.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Loretta Young, David Niven
Feature Films
Jan 26, 2007 Kroger Babb
movies
eye 242,515
favorite 89
comment 17
Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topic: Drama
Feature Films
May 27, 2007 Trem Carr, Paul Malvern
movies
eye 41,863
favorite 12
comment 3
Two daredevil pilots go after the same girl.
favoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Adventure
Silent Films
May 29, 2007 Joseph Schenck, Buster Keaton
movies
eye 34,054
favorite 30
comment 3
Buster Keaton goes to college and trys to master sports ... all or any of them.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
Jun 3, 2007 Howard Hughes, Preston Sturges
movies
eye 46,729
favorite 56
comment 2
This final film by silent screen star Harold Lloyd comes nine years after his previous feature. In this film, that reprises a character portrayed by Lloyd in a 1925 film, it is shown what happened to our hero, Harold Diddlebock (Lloyd), twenty years after his big triumph on the college football field. Struggling in the same job he received twenty years previous, Diddlebock is fired so he wanders the streets and eventually goes into a bar. After drinking his first drink in his life, and a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Preston Sturges, Harold Lloyd
Feature Films
Jun 7, 2007 Pandro S. Berman
movies
eye 57,178
favorite 82
comment 7
The 1934 film was the first film to bring real critical success to its star Bette Davis, her over-the-top, theatrical performance was passed over for a Best Actress Oscar nomination, although she was an unofficial write-in candidate. The RKO film, directed by John Cromwell, tells the story of a club-footed, sensitive artist Philip Carey (Leslie Howard), an Englishman who has been studying painting in Paris for four years, but is advised by his art teacher that his work is mediocre and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Leslie Howard, Bette Davis
Film Noir
Jun 12, 2007 Edward Small
movies
eye 111,463
favorite 93
comment 26
Four robbers hold up an armored truck getting away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a down-on-his-luck flower delivery truck driver is accused of being involved and is beaten up by the local police. Released due to lack of evidence, Joe, following the clues to a Mexican resort, decides to look for the men who set him up and get revenge.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, pdmovies
Feature Films
Jun 14, 2007 William Perlberg
movies
eye 25,531
favorite 11
comment 3
Filmed on location, The Big Lift is a reenactment of the Berlin airlift of 1948. Flexing their postwar muscles, the Russians blockade the Western sector, refusing to allow the Allies to ship supplies to the starving Berliners. From their headquarters at Templehof Airport, a group of courageous American flyers risk their lives to transport supplies by air.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Drama, War, Montgomery Clift
Classic TV
Jun 15, 2007 Paul Henning
movies
eye 90,872
favorite 13
comment 10
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES did turn into television's number one show faster than any sitcom in history. A supreme television classic, this CBS-TV folklore favorite ran for nine years and still holds the record for TV's highest-rated half hour.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, The Beverly Hillbillies
Short Format Films
Jun 17, 2007 Pat Casey
movies
eye 75,314
favorite 42
comment 7
The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film made in 1931. It features many cameo appearances by the film stars of the day. They appeared to help raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanitarium. This film is also known by the name The Slippery Pearls. Cast: * Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. * Buster Keaton * Stan Laurel * Oliver Hardy * Barbara Stanwyck * Joan Crawford * Edward Robinson * Gary Cooper * Maurice Chevalier * Norma Shearer * Eddie Kane * Dorothy Lee * Loretta Young * Wallace...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short
Classic TV
Jun 22, 2007 Carl Reiner
movies
eye 38,924
favorite 37
comment 9
The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. Totalling 158 episodes and five seasons, the show was also produced by Reiner, who wrote many episodes and played the part of Alan Brady. Reiner based the main character on himself and the Brady character on his former boss Sid Caesar. Many of the show's plots were inspired by Reiner's...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, Dick van Dyke
Sci-Fi / Horror
Jun 25, 2007
movies
eye 31,025
favorite 37
comment 4
Buck Rogers and his pal Buddy (Jackie Moran) are released from suspended animation after 500 years. They discover that the world is under the thumb of modernistic mobster Killer Kane (Anthony Warde), and are enlisted in the fight against Kane by Wilma Deering (Constance Moore) and Dr. Huer (C. Montague Shaw).
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Classic TV
Jun 30, 2007
movies
eye 8,672
favorite 16
comment 4
Glamour Gal tells the Story of a 105mm Gun Crew On Iwo Jima It documents the activities of a Marine gun crew (G Battery) from the 5th Marine Division and their 105mm howitzer (named Glamour Gal) on Iwo Jima. This short traces their activity from the time the unit leaves Camp Pendleton to the beach landing on Iwo Jima.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Marine Corps, Iwo Jima, pdmovies
Film Noir
Jul 7, 2007 Mort Briskin, Samuel H. Stiefel
movies
eye 30,829
favorite 32
comment 10
After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre
Feature Films
Jul 11, 2007 Darryl F. Zanuck
movies
eye 248,251
favorite 71
comment 4
The story centers on the memories of a writer (Gregory Peck) who is taking a safari in Africa. He develops a dangerous wound from a thorn prick, and lies awaiting his slow death. The loss of physical capability causes him to look inside himself - at his memories of the past years, and how little he has actually accomplished in his writing.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck
Feature Films
Jul 20, 2007 Frank King, Maurice King
movies
eye 10,007
favorite 13
comment 1
In the War of 1812, an American ship carrying $10 million in gold is mutinied and the Captain is set adrift.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Adventure
Short Format Films
Jul 21, 2007 Milton Sperling
movies
eye 35,571
favorite 24
comment 5
An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically captured here in this well-edited (by Warner Bros.)...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Marine Corps, Iwo Jima
Short Format Films
Jul 29, 2007
movies
eye 24,316
favorite 14
comment 3
A documentary about the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter bomber and its use in missions over Italy during the 2nd World War.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Documentary, Short, William Wyler
Comedy Films
Jul 31, 2007 Robert Sisk
movies
eye 23,113
favorite 28
comment 1
This film starts with Andy Hardy returning home after serving in the army. And it's not too long before he's caught up in the usual Hardy capers. Stars Mickey Rooney as the freshman and Lewis Stone as his dad.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Mickey Rooney
Feature Films
Aug 11, 2007 Willis Kent
movies
eye 18,214
favorite 25
comment 4
Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into "cocaine fiends."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Drama
Film Noir
Aug 17, 2007 Aubrey Schenck, James T. Vaughn
movies
eye 69,824
favorite 35
comment 5
Port of New York is a 1949 film shot in semidocumentary style. The film is notable for being Yul Brynner's first movie. The film tells the story of a customs and treasury agent out to stop the distribution of opium, that came in on a ship in the Port of New York but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The leader of the drug dealers is the suave Vicola (Brynner).
favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Semidocumentary, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Yul Brynner
Feature Films
Aug 18, 2007
movies
eye 85,746
favorite 65
comment 1
"The Legend of Marilyn Monroe" examines Marilyn through an investigation of her private live. From her turbulent childhood when her mother vanished beyond the dark wall of mental illness, through her short stays at various orphanages and foster homes to her marriage at sixteen to James Dougherty. Relive Marilyn's first exposure during World War II as a calendar girl for the war effort, one of her first performances in Ladies of the Chorus, and acting debut in "Asphalt...
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Topics: Biography, Marilyn Monroe
Educational Films
Aug 22, 2007 Darryl F. Zanuck
movies
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favorite 66
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Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the types and treatment of venereal disease follows.
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Topics: WWII, Military Training Film, John Ford
Short Format Films
Sep 10, 2007
movies
eye 23,850
favorite 14
comment 1
Fury in the Pacific is a 1945 documentary short film about a pair of World War II battles in the Pacific: the Battle of Peleliu and the Battle of Angaur. It was co-produced by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Marines, and directed by a series of combat cameraman — of whom nine became casualties of the battles they were filming. The film is especially noteworthy for its praise of the fighting abilities of Japanese soldiers (a rarity for American propaganda during World War II), and its...
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Topics: WWII, Documentary, Short
Feature Films
Sep 25, 2007 Jack Chertok
movies
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favorite 37
comment 6
Blind detective Duncan Maclain is visited by old friend Norma Lawry, looking for help in getting rid of one of her old beaus, who is courting Norma's 17-year old step-daughter.
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Topics: Crime, Mystery
Feature Films
Oct 8, 2007
movies
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favorite 53
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Here is Germany was made to prepare soldiers who had not seen combat to go to Germany for the US occupation after the May 8, 1945 unconditional surrender. The film was, however, never used for its intended purpose. Here is Germany was a 1945 propaganda documentary film directed by Frank Capra. Like its companion film, Know Your Enemy: Japan, the film is a full-length exploration of why one of the two major Axis countries started World War II and what had to be done to keep them from "doing...
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Topics: WWII, Propaganda, Frank Capra
Sci-Fi / Horror
Oct 13, 2007 L. Steven Snyder
movies
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This is believed to be the first feature film based on real life serial killers Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate. Mainstream Hollywood would not produce films inspired by the pair until a decade after this one. A number of films were inspired by the duo (some very loosely) and included such major examples as Terrence Malick's Badlands (1973) and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers (1994)
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Topic: Horror
Short Format Films
Oct 26, 2007 Frank Ross, Mervyn LeRoy
movies
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favorite 25
comment 4
The House I Live In was a 1945 short film written by Albert Maltz and made by producer Frank Ross and actor Frank Sinatra to oppose anti-Semitism and prejudice at the end of World War II. It received a special Academy Award in 1946.
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Topics: WWII, Short, Drama, Music, Frank Sinatra
Feature Films
Jan 28, 2008 Dwain Esper, Hildegarde Stadie
movies
eye 67,997
favorite 50
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See the truth about the smoke from Hell! ;-) This propaganda film depicting the "horrors" of marijuana use. A high school girl is led to ruin after befriending a drug dealer who invites her to a party at his beach house.
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Topics: Crime, Drama
Feature Films
Jan 30, 2008 David O. Selznick
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This was the first film shown at the RKO Roxy Theater. An awkward love triangle is created when a publisher (Howard) encounters a moral speed bump and engages in an affair with an open-minded artist (Harding) while married to a stodgy suburbanite (Loy). Complicating matters is the tendency of the mistress to play the role of unassuming wife while inelegant and deceptive wife acts as the mistress.
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Topics: Comedy, Drama, Leslie Howard
Film Noir
Feb 8, 2008 Mort Briskin, Robert Smith
movies
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Robert Young plays Jeff Cohalan, a young man whose wife was murdered while they were on their honeymoon, and who is plagued by strange accidents and visions of her death. He meets a beautiful young woman on a train, Ellen (Betsy Drake), and it becomes apparent that the two are very attracted to one another. Ellen soon learns about Jeff's past and is quickly drawn into his strange dark world, even when she begins to realize that Jeff may be much more dangerous than he seems.
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Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Feature Films
Feb 9, 2008 Ben Costanten, Albert C. Gannaway, C.J. Ver Halen Jr.
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favorite 30
comment 4
Daniel Boone leads settlers into Kentucky, but must battle Shawnee Indians who have been persuaded by a French renegade that Boone and the settlers are there to kill them and steal their land.
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Topics: Adventure, Biography, Western
Short Format Films
Feb 9, 2008
movies
eye 9,440
favorite 5
comment 0
The besieged Marine fire base was supported by OPERATION NIAGARA in early 1968, which supplied 24,000 tactical sorties and 2,700 B-52 sorties. Airpower dropped over 110,000 tons of bombs on the enemy over a two-month period. Additionally, Seventh Air Force Commander, General William Momyer, was made the single manager for air. Under this centralized control concept, Momyer made effective use of all Air Force, Navy, and Marine tactical air units in support of Khe Sanh. The North Vietnamese were...
Topics: Vietnam War, Khe Sanh
Comedy Films
Feb 14, 2008 Edward Small
movies
eye 24,029
favorite 28
comment 5
Palooka is a 1934 comedy film based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher. Joe Palooka (Stuart Erwin) is a naive young man whose father Pete (Robert Armstrong) was a champion boxer, but his lifestyle caused Joe's mother Mayme (Marjorie Rambeau) to leave him and to take young Joe to the country to raise him. But when a shady boxing manager (Jimmy Durante) discovers Joe's natural boxing talent, Joe decides to follow him to the big city, where he becomes a champion and begins to follow his father's...
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Topics: Comedy, Jimmy Durante
Sci-Fi / Horror
Feb 15, 2008
movies
eye 26,908
favorite 40
comment 6
Long Chaney stars as Satan in this three part story based on a collection of episodes from the never-aired TV series No. 13 Demon St.. The Devil sends his reluctant messenger to the surface to recruit new souls. Once in Hell; the damned are instructed to prepare for the delivery of Satan's horrifying "final message" to earth.
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Topic: Horror
Short Format Films
Feb 16, 2008
movies
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favorite 6
comment 0
The film was made by "Sepia Productions" which company sought in part to present images of African Americans not seen in white-produced movies. The plot of this short film is that the upstairs border, Adam Jones, has been seen sneaking in the house late at night with round packages, which starts the rumor that he's building an atom bomb in his room. There's going to be a party at the house that night & Johnson makes sure his police detective friend is invited, so he can have a...
Topics: Comedy, Short
Silent Films
Feb 16, 2008 Joseph M. Schenck
movies
eye 11,245
favorite 8
comment 1
William S. Hart's melodramatic film finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he thinks he spies his wife making love to another man he shoots them both only to learn it isn't his cabin after all.
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Topics: silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Short Format Films
Feb 16, 2008 Meyer Davis, Monroe Shaff
movies
eye 4,377
favorite 9
comment 1
In a Harlem flat, Ethel (Ethel Waters) works night & day feeding & cleaning up after her loafter of a husband & his exceedingly numerous useless relatives who've taken over the place without ever helping, treating her as their personal maid. Bubbling Over (1934) is a short "soundie," such as were the music videos of their day. Many a soundie featured all-black casts, with slim stories concocted, on which to hang a number of songs.
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Topics: Comedy, Musical, Short
Short Format Films
Feb 16, 2008 William Forest Crouch
movies
eye 5,376
favorite 3
comment 1
In "Open the Door Richard," Dusty Fletcher plays a drunk in top hat and large shoes who performs for a dinner audience. Another man plays a barman or restaurateur who has kicked him out on the street. Dusty shares his woes and tries to get home, knocking on the arch of the stage as though it were a door, peppering his stand-up (or lay-down) routine with shouts of "open the door, Richard!"
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Topics: stand-up comedy, short
Silent Films
Feb 18, 2008 D.W. Griffith
movies
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favorite 131
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Director D.W. Griffith's expensive, most ambitious silent film masterpiece Intolerance (1916) is one of the milestones and landmarks in cinematic history. Many reviewers and film historians consider it the greatest film of the silent era. The mammoth film was also subtitled: "A Sun-Play of the Ages" and "Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages." Griffith was inspired to make this film after watching the revolutionary Italian silent film epic Cabiria (1914) by director Giovanni...
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Topics: Silent, Drama, History, D.W. Griffith
Short Format Films
Feb 18, 2008 E.M. Glucksman
movies
eye 7,384
favorite 19
comment 3
When a poor girl falls in love with an army officer her mother pretends to be the owner of the hotel where she works as a chambermaid. Boasting an "all colored cast," this is one of the few documents of America's African-American talent in a time when the big budgets were reserved for white stars.
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Topics: Short, Comedy, Musical
Feature Films
Feb 19, 2008 Sigmund Neufeld
movies
eye 48,171
favorite 13
comment 0
Here's another entry in PRC's long-running "Billy the Kid" series, again starring Buster Crabbe as Billy Carson and Al St. John as his comic sidekick Fuzzy Q. Jones. In this outing, a bandit posing as Billy manages to pin several crimes on Our Hero.
Topics: Action, Adventure, Western
Short Format Films
Feb 28, 2008
movies
eye 20,218
favorite 4
comment 0
Laurel and Hardy demonstrate the uses of wood in this World War II film made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Topics: Short, Documentary, Laurel And Hardy
Feature Films
Mar 1, 2008 William Faris, Bill Karn
movies
eye 38,589
favorite 24
comment 8
A film about Ma Barker and her four sons who terrorize the South and Midwest in the 1930s, with a string of kidnappings, robberies, and murders. The gang members also meet with John Dillinger (Eric Sinclair), and Baby Face Nelson (Robert Kendall).
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Topics: Crime, Drama
Feature Films
Mar 4, 2008 William Moss
movies
eye 46,175
favorite 13
comment 7
During the Great Depression, a young man leaves his Eastern home for his late mother's birthplace in the Utah hills. He finds that things are far from peaceful on the frontier, thanks to a feud between rival ranchers and a deadly mountain lion on the prowl.
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Topic: Drama
Film Noir
Mar 5, 2008 Aubrey Schenck
movies
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favorite 53
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This post-World War II suspense thriller sets off an emotional roller coaster after the psychologically fragile wife of a POW (Anabel Shaw) witnesses a brutal murder from a hotel window while waiting to be reunited with her husband (Frank Latimer). By the time he arrives, she's nearly comatose with shock. The hotel's psychiatrist (Vincent Price) is called in to help Film noir classic, noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting.
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Topics: Horror, Thriller, Film-Noir
Feature Films
Mar 6, 2008 Irving Allen, Franchot Tone
movies
eye 37,518
favorite 32
comment 4
It's Paris in the late Forties. A young man (Robert Hutton), with his wife (Patricia Roc) and his girl friend (Jean Wallace), is overheard in a bar bemoaning how long it will most likely take before his rich aunt dies and he will inherit a great deal of money. A few days later the aunt is stabbed to death.
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Topics: Mystery, Thriller, Charles Laughton
Animation & Cartoons
Mar 7, 2008 André Sarrut
movies
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favorite 88
comment 4
Based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson (The Sheperdess & the chimney-Sweep), Mr. Wonderbird (Sir Peter Ustinov) tells the story of two lovers who flee their two dimensional painting and are then hunted by a mean-spirited King.
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Topics: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Comedy Films
Mar 8, 2008 Sol M. Wurtzel
movies
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favorite 28
comment 5
Judge Priest depicting life in Kentucky after the Civil War and Reconstruction Period. It still shows the stereotypes and prejudices which existed at that time in a somewhat humorous manner. Based on a story by the noted Kentucky humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, it presents life as one would have imagined it at that time period.
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Topics: Comedy, Drama, Will Rogers
Feature Films
Mar 9, 2008 Berle Adams, William Forest Crouch, Robert M. Savini
movies
eye 13,687
favorite 24
comment 5
There isn't so much story here that it gets in the way of the music. If you're a Louis Jordan fan, this one's for you. This one's all about the music, with three full Louis Jordan swing numbers before the storyline even starts. In a 67-minute running you get 14 songs by Louis with his Tympany Five, June Richmond, Mabel Lee, and Bea Griffith.
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Topics: Musical, Louis Jordan
Feature Films
Mar 11, 2008 Roger Corman
movies
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favorite 82
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Shame also known as "I Hate Your Guts" "The Intruder" is a 1962 film directed by Roger Corman starring William Shatner as a racist mystery man sent to stir trouble in a southern town that is about to integrate its high school. Roger Corman claims this is the only film of the over 300 he's produced to lose money.
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Topics: Drama, William Shatner
Film Noir
Mar 11, 2008 L.B. Merman, William H. Pine, William C. Thomas
movies
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favorite 73
comment 10
A film noir shocker, based on the story Nightmare by Cornell Woorlich, in which average Joe Vince Grayson (De Forest Kelley) dreams he murders someone and wakes up to find it may not have been a dream. This is worth it for the clever plot twists alone.
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Topics: Film-Noir, Mystery, De Forest Kelley
Feature Films
Mar 12, 2008 Dore Schary
movies
eye 100,940
favorite 10
comment 3
The film dramatizes the real-life story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was composed of Nisei, second-generation Americans born of Japanese parents. Fighting in the European theater during World War II, this unit became the most heavily decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of the United States Army. As well as one of the units with the highest casualty rates.
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Topics: Drama, War
Feature Films
Mar 14, 2008 Julius Hagen
movies
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favorite 43
comment 5
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes stars the British Arthur Wontner, today a forgotten interpreter of Holmes who would soon be overshadowed by the glossy American productions starring the illustrious Basil Rathbone, for some people the greatest Holmes ever. Plot: Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) and Dr. Watson (Ian Fleming) come out of retirement to investigate a mysterious murder. They find that a group of coalminers, called The Scowlers, are caught up in the mystery, along with the treacherous...
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Topics: Mystery, Thriller
Feature Films
Mar 16, 2008 Kenneth Macgowan, Rouben Mamoulian
movies
eye 39,987
favorite 28
comment 9
Becky Sharp released in 1935 and based on the play of the same name by Langdon Mitchell, which in turn is based on the William Makepeace Thackeray's novel "Vanity Fair". It tells the story of a lower-class girl who insinuates herself into an upper class family, only to see her life and the lives of those around her destroyed. The ruthless, self-willed and beautiful Becky is one of the most famous characters in English literature. After the tremendous success of the short La Cucaracha...
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Topic: Drama
Sci-Fi / Horror
Mar 17, 2008
movies
eye 35,068
favorite 34
comment 3
The Death Kiss re-unites three of the stars of Dracula in a Hollywood movie-set murder mystery
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Topics: Comedy, Mystery, Bela Lugosi
Comedy Films
Mar 18, 2008 Samuel Goldwyn
movies
eye 20,345
favorite 33
comment 3
Three "former chorus girls" team up to capture rich husbands. But they spend as much time fighting with each other as they do the men they try to snare. This film is based on a a play by Zoe Akins "The Greeks Had A Word For It" which is also the basis for the softer and more genteel 50s version "How To Mary A Millionaire". Stars Joan Blondell.
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Topic: Comedy
Film Noir
Mar 19, 2008 Edward J. and Harry Lee Danziger
movies
eye 60,913
favorite 48
comment 3
The plot is about a shadowy group called the Crusaders, which has been organizing itself into a power center. Its poster shows a handsome Aryan lad against the waving American flag. Their slogan, "Join The Crusaders -- Fight for America!". The implication is clear...the Crusaders will be against anyone who doesn't look, sound or believe the way that Aryan poster boy does. When a columnist is killed while looking into the Crusaders, Howard Malloy finds himself appointed a special...
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Feature Films
Mar 19, 2008 Alexander Korda, Ludovico Toeplitz
movies
eye 20,711
favorite 21
comment 0
Also Known As: Catherine the Great Vienna-born Elisabeth Bergner, in her first English-language film, is radiant as the obscure German princess who would become the most powerful woman in Russian history. Hers is an excellent performance in a difficult role, where it would have been easy to be upstaged by the other, flashier, characters. As Grand Duke Peter - later Czar Peter III - Douglas Fairbanks Jr. behaves like a homicidal Hamlet, all moodiness & flares of deadly temper. He makes an...
Topics: Biography, Drama, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Feature Films
Mar 20, 2008 Ralph Block
movies
eye 18,981
favorite 23
comment 5
A busload of passengers gets stranded in a snowstorm and take refuge in an abandoned church, where they run into a mysterious man who may be on the run from the law.
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Topics: Drama, Carole Lombard
Feature Films
Mar 21, 2008
movies
eye 16,138
favorite 24
comment 10
Years after the execution of his father, a young man convinced of his innocence searches for evidence to prove it.
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Topics: Drama, Burgess Meredith, John Carradine