Skip to main content

More right-solid
More right-solid
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Reviewed
Review
Feature Films
May 11, 2016
movies
eye 786,026
favorite 145
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
Topics: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sabu Dastagir, pdmovies

Feature Films
Dec 19, 2019
movies
eye 556,435
favorite 134
comment 14

The film centers on the life of Tod Lubitch (John Travolta), who was born with an improperly functioning immune system. This means that contact with unfiltered air may kill him, so he must live out his life in incubator conditions. He lives with his parents, since they decided to move him from the hospital where he was being kept as a boy. He is constricted to staying in his room all his life, where he eats, learns, reads and exercises, while being protected from the outside world by various...
Topics: Drama, John Travolta

Film Noir
Jun 25, 2018
movies
eye 513,319
favorite 241
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.
Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies

Silent Films
Oct 14, 2010
movies
eye 469,454
favorite 256
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.
Topics: silent, drama, horror, pdmovies

Feature Films
Mar 12, 2017
movies
eye 456,785
favorite 57
comment 5

In this first film version of William Shakespeare's classic pastoral comedy, Sir Laurence Olivier stars as Orlando while Elisabeth Bergner is Rosalind, his secret admirer who disguises herself as a boy in order to stay near to him. Nearly all of the actors involved had performed the work on stage previously, adding to the stellar overall performance. A particular highlight is Olivier's magnificent delivery of the famous "All the world's a stage..." monologue.
Topics: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier

Silent Films
Dec 31, 2019
movies
eye 437,205
favorite 143
comment 8

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...
Topics: Silent, Drama

Comedy Films
Mar 10, 2017
movies
eye 402,763
favorite 88
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...
Topics: Comedy, Laurel And Hardy

Film Noir
Jan 15, 2020
movies
eye 374,842
favorite 217
comment 31

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...
Topics: Film-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy, Fritz Lang

Silent Films
Jul 16, 2019
movies
eye 350,576
favorite 143
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.
Topics: Silent, Drama, History, War

Feature Films
Dec 1, 2019
movies
eye 339,849
favorite 88
comment 12

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.
Topics: Drama, William Shatner

Feature Films
Dec 4, 2011
movies
eye 284,702
favorite 18
comment 2

An American (Ralph Forbes) joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.
Topics: Adventure, Romance, War, Loretta Young, Ralph Forbes

Film Noir
Feb 19, 2018
movies
eye 276,175
favorite 156
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.
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

Feature Films
Aug 14, 2012
movies
eye 270,660
favorite 37
comment 2

In pre-World War II Tokyo the American newspaper editor Nick Condon (James Cagney) working for an English-language daily paper aimed at the American business community is given a document relating to Japan's foreign affairs which could have political ramifications if found. He meets up with Iris Hilliard (Sylvia Sidney), a woman who wants to secure the document even if it means dealing with the Japanese secret police and their threats.
Topics: Action, Drama, War, Romance, James Cagney

Feature Films
Jul 23, 2011
movies
eye 263,927
favorite 31
comment 8

Capt. Richard Lance (Gregory Peck) is unjustly held responsible, by his men and his girlfriend (Barbara Payton), for an Indian massacre death of beloved Lt. Holloway. Holloway (Gig Young) is killed while escorting a dangerous Indian chief to another fort's prison. The chief escapes. Knowing their fort is in danger of Indian attack, Lance takes a small group of army misfits to an abandoned nearby army fort to defend a mountain pass against the oncoming Indian assault. Their mission is to stall...
Topics: Adventure, Western, Gregory Peck

Feature Films
Apr 27, 2015
movies
eye 251,795
favorite 72
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.
Topics: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck

Feature Films
Mar 18, 2018
movies
eye 245,298
favorite 68
comment 7

Charles Laughton plays Kidd, a merchant captain who cons the King of England (Henry Daniell) into allowing him to take to the sea to recover a lost treasure and escort a ship back to London. An old fellow conspirator who he thought dead (John Carradine) and a mysterious young man (Randolph Scott) manage to get on board and cause problems for Kidd.
Topics: Action, Drama, Adventure, Charles Laughton

Feature Films
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Jun 2, 2017
movies
eye 244,863
favorite 89
comment 17
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite

wilbrifar ..... i love you too ;-)

Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls.
Topic: Drama

wilbrifar ..... i love you too ;-)

Silent Films
Jun 12, 2013
movies
eye 243,944
favorite 137
comment 6

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...
Topics: Silent, Drama, History, D.W. Griffith

Silent Films
Mar 29, 2009
movies
eye 231,481
favorite 76
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...
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Romance, War, Buster Keaton, pdmovies

Sci-Fi / Horror
Nov 20, 2019
movies
eye 207,849
favorite 150
comment 19

Ship wrecked Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) crawls ashore on a mysterious island and finds his way to a creepy castle inhabited by a Russian Count named Zaroff (Leslie Banks). There he meets the lovely Eve (Fay Wray) and her drunken brother Martin (Robert Armstrong), who were also ship wrecked. It turns out that the "Game" of the title is the mad Count hunting down and killing human prey.
Topics: Adventure, Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Fay Wray

Feature Films
Nov 13, 2019
movies
eye 196,916
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.
Topics: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock

Feature Films
Dec 1, 2019
movies
eye 192,158
favorite 67
comment 19

The Magic Sword very loosely based on the 'St. George And The Dragon' legend, has a princess (Anne Helm) kidnapped by evil sorcerer Lodac (Basil Rathbone) and hunted by lovesick George (Gary Lockwood). Aided by his foster mother Sybil (Estelle Winwood) a good witch, George vows to save the princess and destroy Lodac.
Topics: Fantasy, Drama, Basil Rathbone

Sci-Fi / Horror
Jul 1, 2013
movies
eye 183,920
favorite 90
comment 16

Mismatched travellers are stranded overnight at a lonely rural railway station. They soon learn of local superstition about a phantom train which is said to travel these parts at dead of night, carrying ghosts from a long-ago train wreck in the area. The travelers eventually get to the bottom of the things that go bump in the night. In between the scary bits, comedian Arthur Askey plays the gags with his Vaudeville style humor.
Topics: Comedy, Horror, Arthur Askey

Silent Films
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Jan 12, 2019
movies
eye 181,838
favorite 67
comment 12
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite

-------------------------- Encoding note: -------------------------- C:\The_Goat.mpeg General ...

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.
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton

-------------------------- Encoding note: -------------------------- C:\The_Goat.mpeg General ...

Feature Films
Oct 22, 2010
movies
eye 179,752
favorite 23
comment 5

James Caan stars as Jud McGraw, a cowboy unjustly framed for a crime he didn't commit; he partners up with an ethically wronged Native American woman named Little Moon (Stefanie Powers). In response to the ills they have each suffered, the two set off to wreak vengeance on a small western town.
Topics: Western, Action, James Caan, Stefanie Powers, Sammy Davis, Jr.

Feature Films
Apr 17, 2018
movies
eye 176,512
favorite 103
comment 13

Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine (Fredric March), is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine. She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing This was also Lana Turner's film debut as an extra.
Topic: Drama

Comedy Films
Jan 24, 2012
movies
eye 168,694
favorite 40
comment 3

This is a fun WWII-era B&W movie, full of Jerry Lewis and his ridiculous goofiness! Featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their first collaboration. Jerry is a hapless private and Dean is the bossy First Sergeant of a slipshod platoon at a stateside training base. Jerry and Dean were friends who grew up in the same neighborhood before Uncle Sam made GIs out of them. All of the stereotypical military comedy characters are present, including the loudmouth drill instructor, the conniving...
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Romance, War, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

Silent Films
Jul 15, 2006
movies
eye 161,462
favorite 21
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.
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin

Silent Films
Jun 21, 2019
movies
eye 161,271
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
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton

Feature Films
Jul 15, 2009
movies
eye 137,576
favorite 35
comment 1

J.J. (George Segal) is a former hairdresser turned heroin addict trying to satisfy his $100 per day habit and deal with the New York City drug culture. In order to get by, he turns narc and starts ratting on his friends.
Topics: Drama, Comedy, George Segal, Robert De Niro

Feature Films
Jun 28, 2009
movies
eye 132,132
favorite 84
comment 8

London fop Percy Blakeney (Leslie Howard) is also secretly the Scarlet Pimpernel who, in a variety of disguises, makes repeated daring trips to France to save aristocrats from Madame Guillotine. His unknowing wife (Merle Oberon) is also French, and she finds that her brother (Walter Rilla) has been arrested by the Republic to try and get her to find out who "that damned elusive Pimpernel" really is.
Topics: Adventure, Comedy, Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon

Feature Films
Sep 5, 2019
movies
eye 127,558
favorite 22
comment 4

AKA Born to the West John Wayne plays the role of Dare Rudd, a drifter who gambles his money away and just can't seem to settle down until he goes back to his relative, Tom Fillmore (Johnny Mack Brown) who owns a great deal of cattle and runs the bank in town. Tom knows that Dare has a bad reputation but he gives him a chance and offers him a job to cook for his cattlemen. Tom has a girlfriend named Judy Rustoe, (Marsha Hunt) and Dare soon becomes very interested in her and they both start...
Topics: Romance, Western, John Wayne

Feature Films
Jun 13, 2011
movies
eye 125,354
favorite 15
comment 2

The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair (John Wayne) and his pal Smoky (Lane Chandler) out of work they try to start a stagecoach route through a ghost town. A rival stagecoach company tries to stop them.
Topics: Western, John Wayne

Feature Films
Dec 29, 2019
movies
eye 123,073
favorite 22
comment 2

AKA Paradise Ranch Government agent John Wyatt (John Wayne) is searching for a counterfeit ring operating on the Mexican/Arizona border and joins Doc Carter's (Earle Hodgins) traveling medicine show as a sharpshooter.
Topics: Western, Crime, John Wayne

Feature Films
Sep 8, 2009
movies
eye 120,614
favorite 24
comment 1

The old-time comrades-in-arms join forces to sober up an old buddy, a down-and-out drunk, and restore his reputation. It´s the only movie where you can see Fred Astaire with a mustache!
Topics: Comedy, Western, Family, Walter Brennan, Fred Astaire, Edgar Buchanan

Feature Films
Dec 28, 2019
movies
eye 114,937
favorite 16
comment 3

Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant (John Wayne) escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that 'Jones' (Nancy Shubert), one of the outlaws he has become friends with, committed the murder that Brant was sent up for, but has no knowledge that anyone was ever put in jail for his crime.
Topics: Western, John Wayne

Feature Films
Feb 5, 2011
movies
eye 114,659
favorite 18
comment 2

In 1937, actual airplane pilot Dick Merrill become famous for being the first pilot to make a commercial transatlantic roundtrip flight. Momogram Pictures, capitalizing on Merrill's celebrity status, quickly created the fictional film ATLANTIC FLIGHT where Merrill plays himself as a pilot crossing the Atlantic with a medical serum that can save his friend's life. The film used real footage from Merrill's own stormy Atlantic crossing.
Topics: Action, Drama, Romance

Film Noir
Apr 16, 2018
movies
eye 114,171
favorite 94
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.
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, pdmovies

Unknown err: fopen(http://ia902704.us.archive.org/23/items/SantasSuprise/SantasSuprise_reviews.xml): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found [/home/tracey/petabox/www/common/SAX.inc:45]
Could not parse reviews XML, reason: Error retrieving XML data