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1968. Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel. After destroying a giant asteroid heading towards Earth, a group of scientists unknowingly bring back a strange green substance that soon mutates into a monster.

1953. Johnny Weissmuller, Christine Larson, Robert Foulk. Bad guys trying to steal the mineral rights away from African natives find it isn't so easy fighting Jungle Jim.

1970. Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans. A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

1952. Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton. An Irish clergyman's neglect of his grown offspring, in his zeal to tend to his parishioners, comes to the surface at a Christmas family gathering. The youngest Denholm Elliott you'll ever see.

1953. Johnny Weissmuller, Carol Thurston, Max Palmer. Noticing many jungle animals behaving in an unnatural manner, adventurer Jungle Jim sends a few of them for laboratory testing. It is revealed that diabolical scientist Doctor Andrews is behind the deed. Andrews is intent on formulating a deadly drug that would make any creature injected with it succumb in a matter of seconds.

1943. Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Michael Bohnen. A mysterious nobleman regales a lovestruck woman with tales of his legendary ancestor's amazing adventures in one of the most remarkable fantasy films ever made. Subtitled

1956. Steve Cochran, Lizabeth Scott, George Cole. A boy accidentally shoots a friend with a gun he found in the rubble of a destroyed building. The gun turns out to be a clue in a ten-year-old murder case.

1953. Johnny Weissmuller, Angela Stevens, Lester Matthews. Jungle Jim tries to relocate African natives so that the atom bomb can be tested on their island. Enemy agents interfere.

1935. Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop, Robert Cochran. Scrooge is mean old miser who wants nothing to do with Christmas. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future appear to Scrooge, taking him on a journey into the very spirit and magic of Christmas itself. The first talking feature adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

1967. Roy Huston, David Hammond, Judith Snow. Shot entirely on a high school stage, a group of storybook characters emerge from the book of Mother Goose leading to Old King Cole walking out of the book and into our world, followed by Raggedy Ann, while other characters, including Merlin the Magician pop out of the book with the help of Mother Goose to bring her flock back into her book world. The Magic Land of Mother Goose is actually a re-dressed version of magician Roy Huston's 'Spook Show' magic act complete with the "burning woman" illusion (in this case, the victim is a witch who presumably deserves what she gets). Huston toured elementary schools with the "Mother Goose" act for a couple of years prior to H. G. Lewis's decision to film it for the then-lucrative kiddie matinee trade. Lewis tacked on opening and closing footage with Jeffrey Allen as Santa Claus in 1971 in order to cash in on holiday screenings.

1952. Johnny Weissmuller, Jean Byron, James Seay. Jungle Jim helps an attractive research writer for the British museum clear up the mystery of a tiger cult in Africa while thwarting art thieves and bringing to justice a Nazi war criminal.

1956. Dermot Walsh, Rona Anderson, Ronald Howard. An insurance investigator has a chance encounter with the sister of a fur dealer and soon finds himself embroiled in intrigue involving a case filled with cash as well as a potential outbreak of anthrax.

1959. Josรฉ Elรญas Moreno, Cesรกreo Quezadas, Josรฉ Luis Aguirre, Armando Arriola. On December 24, Santa prepares for his yearly journey at his Toyland castle in space. He plays the organ while his children helpers from all over the world sing. Meanwhile, in Hell, Lucifer instructs his chief demon Pitch to travel to Earth and turn the children of the world against Santa (or else he will, as punishment, eat chocolate ice cream).

1964. Chris Kroesen, Valerie Hobbs, Darlene Lohnes. A boy uses a magic ring to bring a Christmas tree to life. The tree then grants the boy three wishes. Part early-60s home movie, part Wizard of Oz.

1946. Martha O'Driscoll, Tom Neal, Donald MacBride. Soon after a young woman breaks off her engagement to a doctor, the doctor is found murdered. Suspicion falls on his ex-fiancรฉ and a pilot with a checkered past.

1953. Barry MacGregor, Anthony Lang, Angela Monk. Swanky Clarke and his gang of chums take on a gang of bike thieves with the help of the local police.

1977. Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan. A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes. Basically a bigfoot version of Jaws. Better than it has any right to be.

1951. Johnny Weissmuller, Robert Waterfield, Sheila Ryan. Football player Bob Miller, played by actual football player Bob Waterfield, is lost in the jungle. Who else to find him but Jungle Jim.

1950. Scott Brady, Mona Freeman, Andrea King. In 1950s California, the police tries to infiltrate and neutralize a shoplifting crime ring operating in major department stores. Oh, how times change.

1951. Johnny Weissmuller, Sherry Moreland, William Henry. Jungle Jim must protect rare pony-like animals whose glands produce a powerful narcotic. On the way, he fights a giant spider.

Spare a few bucks for an old projectionist, Father?

1955. Paul Carpenter, Rona Anderson, Susan Shaw. Katie attempts to save her fathers failing garage after he is killed during a stock car race, but one of the creditors is determined to take the garage.

Spare a few bucks for an old projectionist, Father?

1966. Paul Tripp, Rossano Brazzi, Alberto Rabagliati, Lydia Brazzi, Mischa Auer. Sam Whipple, a broke lawyer who is nevertheless young at heart, meets Santa Claus and learns that he is upset because he has a new landlord named Phineas T. Prune, to whom Santa owes a great deal of rent. Prune has threatened to confiscate Santa's toys and have him, Mrs. Claus and the elves evicted.

1950. Johnny Weissmuller, Ann Savage, David Bruce. Jungle Jim heads a search for missing WAC Captain Ann Kingsley and encounters a tribe of wild midgets.

1949. Dirk Bogarde, Bonar Colleano, Bill Owen, Sid James. Factory worker Bill Fox is fired from a reliable job and becomes a successful motorbike racer, until his wife threatens to leave him unless he comes to his senses.


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