Stars: Craig Stevens, Elisabeth Fraser, Julie Bishop
Peter Thorne (Craig Stevens) is a young attorney who works for an eccentric old woman, Lorinda Channing (Cecil Cunningham), who uses her insane brother, John Channing (Milton Parsons), to frighten her other relatives because they are after her money. Further complications arrive when another murderer arrives on the scene and plants the blame on John Channing.
Stars: Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe
Janos Szaby is a kind, innocent immigrant to America. Just after he arrives though, he is caught in a fire and his face is horribly burned and disfigured. Although a skilled craftsman his hideous features make it impossible for him to get work, and driven by despair he is forced to turn to crime to live. He finds himself very proficient at that, and soon makes enough money to buy a very lifelike mask to hide his scars behind. He hates what he does, but is he in too deep to get out?
Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray
22 minutes | Animation, Short, Family
Bugs Bunny and the others looney tunes show their own version of "A Christmas Carol" In addition coyote still chasing road runner. Yosemite Sam is Scrooge, Porky is Bob Cratchit and Bug Bunny is becomes the Ghost to frighten Sam/Scrooge into becoming a decent person. A really cute version of the story. A fun family Christmas cartoon!
Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder
Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked. He begins to use his discoveries to save his research and further his own causes, thereby becoming... a Mad Scientist, almost unstoppable...
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell
When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until a mad scientist kidnaps Sach to use him in an intelligence-switching experiment with a monster.
Stars: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer
On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl of being a vampiric kind of demon called a vorvolaka.
Run time: 1 hour 11 minutes
Stars: Ronald Howard, Patricia Roc, Michael Gough
Off-beat, little-known suspense-mystery yarn about a couple, played by British screen veterans Gough and Roc, who go to the boonies to rent a furnished house for solitude and privacy. The landlord is an artist, and he is very strange. Ronald Howard(the son of Leslie Howard) plays the artist who has a mystery hidden through a veil of lies. This is one of those little gems that just amazes you when you see it and think that you never heard of it before. It is not a big budget affair at all, but the acting is top-notch and the script keeps you going till the very end.
The Frozen Ghost 1945 Horror Mystery Romance
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone
A stage mentalist involved in a mysterious death and a discredited plastic surgeon are among the assorted characters involved in mysterious goings-on in an eerie wax museum.
Tagline: A HORROR FILM SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS
Stars: Robert Lowery, Virginia Grey, Bill Goodwin
Marcel De Lange is a struggling sculptor whose work and sanity are derided by the New York art critics. After waspishly officious critic F. Holmes Harmon ruins a sale for De Lange by dismissing his expressionistic cubist work as "tripe" and later gloating about it in his column, the distraught artist goes to the river to drown himself. There he discovers the half-drowned body of the notorious serial killer, the Creeper, and takes him back to his studio to recover. Feeling empowered by the friendship of the acromegalic sociopath, De Lange tasks him with murdering the critics who have pilloried him in print. When successful commercial artist Steve Morrow is wrongly suspected of the crimes, his art critic girlfriend Joan Medford decides to follow her instinct about a mysterious bust De Lange has suspiciously covered in his studio, and she decides to snoop around.
Captive Wild Woman (1943) Horror Sci-Fi
Stars: John Carradine, Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone
Dr. Sigmund Walters, an expert in glandular research, becomes convinced that his experiments involving lower animal species cannot succeed, so he arranges to have a very intelligent female gorilla kidnapped from the circus and brought to his lab. Using the glands of a patient and the brain of his faithful nurse, he performs transplant surgery on the intelligent simian. When the ape morphs into exotic and sexy Paula Dupree, the experiment seems to be s success. She even finds a place for herself at her old circus assisting lion tamer Fred Mason. Unfortunately when aroused by desire and jealousy over the affections of Mason, her delicate metabolism breaks down, and she regresses to her ape form.
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks
Having trouble, railroad executive Tom Smith sends for Hoppy. Two of Smith's employees, Roberts and Banks are after his money. First Roberts shoots Smith and leaves a hobo's scarf claiming Lee Garvin paid the hobo to do it. When Lee goes to see the recovered Smith, Roberts shoots him again and says Lee did it. This time Smith is dead and with everyone looking for Lee, Hoppy knowing he is innocent has a plan that will clear him.
Stars: Ronald Reagan, John Litel, Ila Rhodes
Illegal aliens are being flown in from Mexico by small plane. When a Secret Service agent finds out, he is killed and the smuggling is shut down for awhile. Brass, an ex-Navy flyer who is now flying the Pacific Clipper route, is chosen by the Service to find out who is behind this smuggling ring. Since they know that an ex-smuggler named Ace was part of the gang, Brass is put into the general prison population to try to get information from him. It is from Ace that he learns where the smugglers are located, but it is up to Brass to infiltrate the ring and bring the head man across the border to be arrested.
Stars: Richard Dix, Leslie Brooks, Michael Duane
Wealthy John Sinclair, with no health or friends,is advised by his doctor to take a long vacation. Heading for the Great Lakes, he becomes ill in the cab operated by Ernie Sparrow and is taken to a clinic where he meets nurse Joan Martin, who is engaged to intern Fred Graham. Doctors now tell him he has only a few months to live and advise him to go to Maine (where, evidently, it will seem longer.) He asks Joan to marry him, promising to leave her his fortune.
Stars: Richard Dix, Leslie Brooks, Michael Duane
An artist married to a wealthy but ill woman begins an affair with one of his models, who is after him solely for his money. His wife discovers the affair and threatens to cut him out of her will. In order to be able to keep both the wife's money and his girlfriend, he begins to secretly poison his wife - but events take a surprising turn after she eventually dies.
Stars: Tim Holt, Virginia Vale, Ray Whitley
Rancher Jim Drummond refuses to sell his ranch to a land agent named Greely. The latter with Monk and Blackie, henchmen of the railroad purchasing agent, Rankin, frame Jim for the murder of rancher Williams and Jim is arrested and sent to Blue Mesa for trial. On the way, the stage he is riding in with a deputy sheriff is attacked by Rankin's men. The sheriff and a young gunman named Curly Yantis are killed, and Jim drives the stage into Blue Mesa and poses as Curly Yantis, explaining that Jim Drummond was killed. Jim's ranch hands Smokey and Whopper ride into town and Jim tells them what has transpired.
Stars: Warner Baxter, Ellen Drew, William Frawley
In the 6th entry of Columbia's "Crime Doctor" series, Dr. Robert Ordway (Warner Baxter) is consulted by an ex-serviceman who tells him he suffers from temporary loss of memory spells and during these periods finds himself in an unfamiliar part of the city. Ordway visits the area late one night and finds his patient murdered. He meet the man's fiancée, Irene Cotter (Ellen Drew), who has a problem of her own. She has a sister Natalie ('Ellen Drew')) who has completely dominated her life but she hasn't seen her for three years.
Stars: Joan Davis, John Hubbard, Jane Frazee
Theatrical agent Waldo Main (John Eldredge) is inducted into the army, and turns his (now clientless) agency over to his secretary Dottie Duncan (Joan Davis). Dottie decides to organize an all-girl orchestra to fill the void caused by so many orchestra members being called to service due to WWII, and joins struggling singers/songwriters Sally Richards (Jane Frazee) and Sue Ford ('Judy Clark') in this endeavor. Dottie's screwball schemes to get engagements for the group often lead to disaster.
Stars: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins
This is an ntertaining pre-Code film, with meaningful Depression content, a gangster boss, snappy dialogue, and the effervescent Joan Blondell.
Blondell is a self-made woman who rises out of poverty through her intelligence and grit, hardened by a boss who harassed her, and after getting no relief for her ailing mother, turns to crime in her desperation. She's tough but she's also playful and has a heart, and Blondell plays the part with great range, elevating the film.
Stars: Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Joan Barclay
It's the ranchers whose cattle are dying of thirst versus Henry Dodge whose dam holds all the water. When windmills are built and they start pumping water, Dodge has them blown up. When a court order forces him to release the water, he decides to blow up the dam and flood the valley.
Stars: Dale Robertson, Brian Keith, Rossana Rory
Four outlaws ride in and pillage and take over a Kansas town. They toss barflies from the saloon in order to make more room for themselves...throw hotel guests out of their rooms...trade horses and saddles at gunpoint...loot the general store. Their aim is to take what they can, have some fun and, then, rob the bank. Finally, their antics anger the deposed ex-sheriff who straps on his guns and takes action.
Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Evelyn Brent, Raymond Hatton
Johnny Brownell, former Confederate officer turned Federal agent, is sent to Texas during the reconstruction years to obtain evidence against a gang of raiders who have been making life difficult for the local carpet-baggers. He saves the life of Shorty Kendall, an unreconstructed rebel about to be hanged, and this wins him the gratitude of Belle Chambers, a widow whose husband was killed in the Civil War who hates all Yankees with a fever. It is she who heads the gang of Raiders, but Johnny soon proves she is a pawn of a conscienceless lawyer, Preston Durant, who is using Bell's raiders to cover up his own schemes. Reno Browne is on hand as Belle's daughter Lynne, billed as Reno Blair, as she always was in any film with Johnny Mack Brown.
Stars: Robert Livingston, Al St. John, Myrna Dell
When a gang attacks his ranch and kills one of his ranch hands, Jim Roberts gets together with his neighbors to fight the Bennett Cattle Co., whom they are sure is behind the attacks in a scheme to drive them off their land so they can get it for themselves, then build packing plants so they don't have to spend the money to ship cattle back east. When they hear about the neighbors' plans to resist, the company hires professional killer Butch Crane to stop them. Government agent Rocky Cameron and his partner Fuzzy are dispatched to gather evidence against the company, but Fuzzy is soon mistaken for Crane. Complications ensue.
Stars: Bill Elliott, Vera Ralston, Gail Patrick
St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1859, is divided by a railroad track that separates the richer and poorer classes of people. From the richer side comes Ann Arnesen, daughter of Michael Arnesen, owner of the Pony Express. Michael hires Sam Cotton to protect his pony line from hostile Indians and the attacks of the gang of Peter Marquette, owner of a stagecoach line who fears losing his contracts to the pony riders. Sam finds himself in a difficult position because Michael's wife, Cathy, is in love with Marquette. Sam, despite several attacks by Marquette's men, organizes the pony line.
Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Craig Woods
Kate Hilton, returning to her ranch in Springfield via stagecoach after learning of the murder of her father, meets U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie. The stage is held up and robbed of the rancher's money, but Nevada manages to bring it in after the driver has been killed. Sandy Hopkins, also a U.S. Marshal, is posing as a cook at the only café in town. Joel Edwards now running the Wells Fargo office after Hilton was killed, and Kate are in love. J. D. Edwards, president of the land-and-cattle company, and step-father to Joel, controls all the interest in Springfield. A number of citizens have been killed for no apparent reason, and Doctor Applegate has sent for Nevada and Sandy to solve the mystery killings.
Stars: Richard Dix, Barton MacLane, Nina Vale
Kindly old music store owner Edward Stillwell (Paul E. Burns) hires private detective Don Gale (Richard Dix) to find a girl Stillwell hasn't seen in seven years. Gale sends Freida Hanson (Helen Mowery') to pose as the missing Elora Lund...
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