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Et Al. June19

The Queen Of Spades (1910) Original title: Pikovaya Dama. While much of Russian society, including most of his fellow-officers, gambles for high stakes, German (Pavel Biryukov) cannot afford to play and only looks on. German is one of those who … Continue reading

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The Man Upstairs (1958)

Director:  Don Chaffey Starring: Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Donald Houston, Dorothy Alison, Kenneth Griffith, Patricia Jessel, Virginia Maskell, Walter Hudd, Charles Houston, Maureen Connell, Amy Dalby, Alfred Burke, Patrick Jordan Screenplay:  Alun Falconer, Robert Dunbar and Don Chaffey, based upon … Continue reading

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Seven Days To Noon (1950)

[Also known as: Ultimatum] Director:  John Boulting and Roy Boulting Starring:  Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Joan Hickson, Hugh Cross, Sheila Manahan, Ronald Adam, Joan Hickson, Wyndham Goldie, Marie Ney Screenplay:  Frank Harvey and Roy Boulting, based upon a … Continue reading

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Knute Rockne All American (1940)

  Director:  Lloyd Bacon and William K. Howard (uncredited) Starring:  Pat O’Brien, Gale Page, Donald Crisp, Ronald Reagan, Albert Bassermann, Owen Davis Jr, John Qualen, John Sheffield Screenplay:  Robert Buckner       While we’re accustomed to Warner Bros. films … Continue reading

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The Big Shakedown (1934)

  Director:  John Francis Dillon Starring:  Charles Farrell, Ricardo Cortez, Bette Davis, Allen Jenkins, Henry O’Neill, Glenda Farrell Screenplay:  Niven Busch and Rian James, based upon a story by Niven Busch and Samuel G. Engel       In the … Continue reading

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The Crowded Sky (1960)

“Control centre can protect you if you stick to your flight plan; one change, and you stand a good chance to hit—or be hit. It’s a crowded sky…”   Director:  Joseph Pevney Starring: Dana Andrews, John Kerr, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, … Continue reading

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The Last Voyage (1960)

“I’ve never lost a ship and I’m not losing this one! I’ll bring her back afloat without the loss of another life. The Claridon is not going to sink!”   Director:  Andrew L. Stone Starring:  Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George … Continue reading

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The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936)

“I shall show you strange things about the mind of man…”   [aka The Man Who Lived Again aka The Brainsnatcher aka Body Switch aka Dr Maniac] Director:  Robert Stevenson Starring: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier, Donald … Continue reading

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Et Al. Feb19

Officer 444 (1926, 10 episodes) Robert Preston Brownley (Ben Wilson) – “Uncle Bob” to the children of his precinct, and Officer 444 to his colleagues – is the a member of the “Flying Squadron” under the command of Captain Jerry … Continue reading

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Island Of Lost Souls (1933)

“Do you know what it means to feel like God?”   Director:  Erle C. Kenton Starring:  Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Kathleen Burke, Leila Hyams, Arthur Hohl, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Fields, Paul Hurst, Tetsu Komai, Hans Steinke Screenplay:  Waldemar Young and … Continue reading

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