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Et Al. Oct20

Seven Keys To Baldpate (1929) Author William Halliwell Magee (Richard Dix) is challenged by his friend, Hal Bentley (Crauford Kent), to complete a 10,000 word story within 24 hours, midnight to midnight. When Magee accepts the bet, Bentley offers him … Continue reading

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Hercules (1958)

“From this day on you shall have to face all the ordeals reserved by your destiny with only your mortal strength. You may win your battles, or go down in defeat; kill others—or be killed…”   [Original title: Le Fatiche di … Continue reading

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The Unholy Night (1929)

“I am afraid he has taken his secret where the living will never trace it.” “Then, if the living fail us—we must call upon the dead!”   Director:  Lionel Barrymore Starring:  Roland Young, Claude Fleming, Ernest Torrence, Dorothy Sebastian, Natalie … Continue reading

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High Treason (1929)

“Secret forces are driving the great continents into war as surely as they did in 1914…”   Director:  Maurice Elvey Starring:  Benita Hume, Jameson Thomas, Humberston Wright, Basil Gill Screenplay:  L’Estrange Fawcett, based upon the play by Noel Pemberton Billing … Continue reading

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Flash Gordon (1936) (Part 2)

“Should I regret the departure of one who has thrown my entire kingdom into turmoil?” Director:  Frederick Stephani and Ray Taylor (uncredited) Starring:  Larry “Buster” Crabbe, Jean Peters, Priscilla Lawson, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Richard Alexander, Jack “Tiny” Lipson, James Pierce, … Continue reading

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Flash Gordon (1936) (Part 1)

“I will conquer the sea – the air – the earth – the universe!”   Director:  Frederick Stephani and Ray Taylor (uncredited) Starring:  Larry “Buster” Crabbe, Jean Peters, Priscilla Lawson, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Richard Alexander, Jack “Tiny” Lipson, James … Continue reading

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Crocodile (1981)

“There is an old legend which says that one day, a monster will arise from the sea, to encounter the wings of an eagle. It is the wings of an eagle I proudly wear on my chest. I believe the … Continue reading

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Night Of Fear (1973)

    Director:  Terry Bourke Starring:  Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Briony Behets, Peter Armstrong, Mike Dorsey Screenplay:  Terry Bourke         Synopsis:  A young woman (Briony Behets) out riding alone in the country ties up her horse and moves … Continue reading

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Snowbeast (1977)

“I saw—something. It was monstrous. It wasn’t human. It wasn’t an animal, either…”   Director:  Herb Wallerstein Starring:  Bo Svenson, Robert Logan, Yvette Mimieux, Sylvia Sidney, Clint Walker, Thomas Babson, Jacquie Botts, Annie McEnroe, Kathy Christopher, Michael J. London Screenplay:  … Continue reading

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Et Al. Aug20

The End Of The World (1931) So: long story short. Abel Gance’s first sound film was an adaptation of the novel, La Fin du Monde, by the French astronomer and author, Camille Flammarion (which was translated in English in 1894 as Omega: … Continue reading

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