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The Devil-Doll (1936)

“I may not look it, Madame, but I was once a very successful banker. Three men – my partners – lied and tricked me into prison. Well—three lives are going to pay for it…”   Director:  Tod Browning Starring:  Lionel … Continue reading

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Werewolf Of London (1935)

“Your department is trying to solve two murders. There will be other murders, tonight and tomorrow night – and also next month, when the moon is full again – unless you realise, sir, there is a werewolf abroad in London.” … Continue reading

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The Ghost Train (1941)

“Whatever it is, it never starts out at Truro, and it never runs into St Anne’s. If it be a natural thing—where do it come from? Where do it go…?”   Director:  Walter Forde Starring:  Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Carole … Continue reading

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Lake Mungo (2008)

  “I feel like something bad is going to happen to me. I feel like something bad has happened. It hasn’t reached me yet, but it’s on its way…”   Director:  Joel Anderson Starring:  Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, … Continue reading

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Et Al. Jan21

Mystery Mountain (1934, 12 chapters) A railway construction team that is attempting to tunnel through a mountain comes under attack by a gang led by a mysterious criminal known as “the Rattler”. Manager Frank Blayden (Edward Earle) suspects that someone … Continue reading

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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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