Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Blanche Sweet, House Peters, Gerald Ward
With her brother killed Sonya is given Turkish captive Mahmud to do the hard work on the farm. After they become fond of each other he strikes a Turkish officer. When peace arrives, his blow costs him his noble lands. She is burned out of her house. They meet again on the road with nothing but each other.
Director: George Sherman
Stars: Guy Madison, Valerie French, Lorne Greene
Steve Burden is a former lawman released for bringing in too many wanted men dead. The aging Sheriff of El Solito wants Steve for his Deputy and Steve takes the job knowing the last outlaw he killed was framed in El Solito. Looking for the man that framed him it appears that Rice Martin who controls El Solito is his man and Steve is quickly in trouble when Martin sends a man to kill him.
The Hard Man is a nicely done adult type western with some solid performances by Madison and the rest of the cast.
The Amazing Adventure 1936 Cary Grant Drama Romance Comedy
Director: Alfred Zeisler
Stars: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne
Ernest Bliss is a rich young man with too little to do. Not realizing the depression he's in is due to boredom, Ernest consults a doctor. Sir James Aldroyd gives Ernest a prescription that he doesn't think Ernest can fill: Ernest must earn his own living for one year using none of his current wealth. Ernest bets him 50,000 English pounds that he can.
Tagline: A Story of Rags to Riches... and More Riches
Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Randolph Scott, Judith Allen, Buster Crabbe
Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to the thieving Jett who is stealing Sprague's furs, the Indians are gathering to attack all the white buffalo hunters.
Tagline: HE RUSHES IN WHERE BRAVE MEN FEAR TO TREAD...! (original poster-all caps)
Stars: Richard Arlen, Stanley Ridges, Lynne Roberts
The film starts with Tom Powers (Bogardus) killing someone in a park and walking away. It's not about whether or not he gets away with it - he doesn't - but what happens afterwards. Psychic doctor Stanley Ridges (Paul) believes Powers has the strongest will that the world has known and so is a prime candidate for his experiment. The plan is for Powers to will himself to return after his execution. Uh-oh, guess what??
Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: Richard Arlen, Jack Oakie, Virginia Bruce
Barnstorming pilots Speed Condon, Bill Adams, and Eddie Smith travel the country with their manager, Alec Dugan, performing at fairs and air shows and hawking rides for the locals. But when Speed's rambunctious flying results in tragedy, he gives up flying in despair and guilt. Alec tracks him down and hopes to get him back on his feet and back in the air.
Stars: William Boyd, Charles 'Chic' Sale, Dorothy Wilson
A gang of bank robbers hide out in a cabin near a valley road that was closed because of an earthquake. They had just robbed a bank of $50,000, but in $1000 bills, which the leader, Cicero, knows can never be spent. With no other money, they resort to stealing food from the local ranchers. Hoping to have one of the ranchers, Tony, cash one of the bills for them for pocket money, they offer him a $1000 note as a fee. But Tony senses something is fishy and goes for his rifle, and he is murdered. Suspicion falls on rancher Jim Parker, who was the last of the locals to see Tony alive.
Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Reginald Owen
George Melville (Joel McCrea), a criminologist, is hired onto the staff of a newspaper to help apprehend a master burglar whose targets runs to art treasures and priceless gems, on the basis that the thief and the criminologist have similar tastes. He is aided and mocked by Claire Peyton (Jean Arthur), an actress , who is appearing in a play financed by the burglar with impeccable taste.
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean
Edith Hardy uses charity funds for Wall Street investments in hopes of buying some new gowns. She loses all the money and borrows from wealthy oriental Tori. When her husband gives her the amount she borrowed, Tori won't take it back, branding her shoulder with a Japanese sign of his ownership. She shoots him. Her husband takes the blame. In court Edith reveals all to an angry mob.
Director: George Sherman
Stars: Guy Madison, Felicia Farr, Kathryn Grant
New ranch owner Frank Madden, half Indian but posing as white, arrives just as an all white jury finds the three white Shipley brothers who lynched three Indians innocent. There is soon trouble between Frank and the Shipleys who are using Frank's land to graze their cattle. When the brother of one of the Indian victims kills a Shipley, Frank is accused and put in jail. The Shipleys then organize a lynch mob and head for the jail. 74 minutes.
Tagline: A HANGING TREE AT ONE END OF TOWN...and a wanton girl in jeopardy at the other...
Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Holt
Blacksmith Pinto Peters (Raymond Hatton) calls on his old friend, Sam "Hurricane" Benton (Johnny Mack Brown), to help him clear his son, Jimmy (Riley Hill), of a murder charge. Hot-headed Jimmy, believes that the best way to cure a man of cheating at cards is to shoot him. He didn't shoot him enough, as the gambler only feigns death as part of a plot to gain possession of land owned by Pinto, as they know there is gold on the land buried there by an outlaw gang years ago.
Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Gerald Mohr, Lee Van Cleef
Chuck Wheeler gets out of the pen and sets up an elaborate heist of Vegas casino money travelling by armored truck. He enlists the help of shady club owner Joe Darren and his ex-cellmate's wife, Vi. Vi's husband Mike is a trigger happy and jealous hothead and will not grant her a divorce. Mike escapes from prison right before the armored truck job goes into motion and promises trouble as he tries to locate his associates and his wandering wife.
Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Peggy Shannon
Rancher Brad Henderson rides to Star City to be the best man at the wedding of his boyhood friend, Sheriff Bill Gregory. Encountering Fred Cleary, Tommy Payson (Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart) and Frank Wiley on the road, he rides with them unaware they intend to rob the bank while everyone is at the wedding. Brad walks into the holdup in which the cashier is killed and Gregory seriously wounded. He chases the bandits but is himself captured by the posse...
Stars: Tom Keene, Prince, Frank Yaconelli
Just as Lucky Webster (Fred Kohler Jr). is being questioned about a recent train robbery, Tom Allen (Tom Keene) appears at his ranch and confirms his alibi. Lucky offers Tom a job with the gang he is secretly working for. Lucky's sister, Julie (Jean Trent), doesn't realize he is mixed up with an outlaw gang. Tom, a U.S. Marshal working undercover with Sheriff Big Bill Collins (Glenn Strange), asks the sheriff about respected citizen and bank president Jeff Gordon (LeRoy Mason), whom he suspects of working with the mail robbers. Tom plants a Dictaphone in Gordon's office and hears him tell gang leader Jim Rivers (Karl Hackett) that the next shipment is $15,000 and gives Rivers information to make the hold-up. Julie, accidentally, tips Lucky off to Tom's real identity and Tom is ambushed as he rides back to the gang's hideout.
Note: Pic is lacking in quality, but still watch-able for classic western lovers.
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon
Charlie is a tramp on the road. A hobo manages to exchange Charlie's sandwich for a brick so Charlie must eat grass. The same hobo molests a farmer's daughter; Charlie comes to aid with the help of the brick. When two more hobos show up Charlie throws all three into a lake. The grateful girl takes Charlie home where he fails as a farmhand. He again helps drive off the hobos (who are now trying to break into the house). The girl's fiance arrives. Though a hero, Charlie, knowing he must go, writes a farewell note and leaves for the open road.
Stars: Dorothy Jordan, Eric Linden, Purnell Pratt
Chick Brian, overeager cub reporter, is stranded during a storm with his girlfriend Mary at the remote Lame Dog Inn. As Mary says, 'What a creepy place!' Soon, they're alone in the house with the victims of a double murder...and Chick has the silly idea of incriminating himself (hiding evidence of his innocence for later) to gain journalistic fame. Things go wrong and the electric chair looms...
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young
A young New Yorker is the bane of his parent's existence because of his constant carousing and partying. His father decides to send the young man to live at ranch of his uncle in Piute Pass in the wild west to get him away from the New York temptations that lead to this unwanted behavior. Before he even gets to the ranch, the young man gets into one misadventure after another using his New York sensibilities in Piute Pass.
Stars: Rod La Rocque, Barbara Stanwyck, William 'Stage' Boyd
While Ann and the son of her boss are out on a ship beyond the 12-mile limit, which allows liquor to be consumed, the son, Frank makes unwanted advances towards her. While she is fighting him off, the ship is raided and the passengers herded ashore. Eighteen months later Ann is celebrating her one year anniversary to Lawrence Reagan when her young sister-in-law announces she is in love, and it turns out to be Frank. Ann decides to save her husband's sister from a fate worse than death, and goes to Frank's apartment to prevent an elopement. Lawrence also goes to the apartment that night, and everyone is entangled in a crime of passion.
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...
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