¨The Wasp Woman¨(1959) ** Horror

Jun. 30th, 2015 | 08:26 pm

One of those bad horror flicks with a spark of interest and intrigue.Directed by Roger Corman,his main actress,Susan Cabot(Janice Starlin),plays an owner of a comestics firm,seeing her business eroding as well as her beauty seeks a psuedo-scientist,Michael Mark(Eric Zinthrop),who gives her a serum from wasps to restore her beauty.It does to a degree,but also brings horror.She's find one moment,but can turn into a vicious killer.Barboura Morris(Mary Dennison)and her executive advertising man,Anthony Eisley),see the worst of their boss'wasp-like face.Running time:75 minutes.Black&white.

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¨Conflict¨(1945) **** Warner Bros. Drama/Film Noir/Thriller

Jun. 25th, 2015 | 06:31 pm

B&W When Richard Mason(Humphrey Bogart) is slightly injured in a car accident
he exaggerates the injury to keep from going with his wife Kathryn Mason(Rose Hobart)
who plans to go on a trip.Mr. Mason has strong feelings for her sister which leads him to get his wife out of the way.She ¨dies¨in a car accident strangely enough.Did he tamper with the car to make it look like an accident?Or it may be he had nothing to do with her death at all.Or could she have faked her death to entrap her husband?Mason checks where the accident occurs.Does the husband resort to alibis to cause reasonable suspicion for Dr.Mark Hamilton(Syndey Greenstreet).Cast:Humphrey Bogart(Richard Mason),Alexis Smith(Evelyn Turner),Syndey Greenstreet(Dr. Mark Hamilton),Rose Hobart(Kathryn Mason),Charles Drake(Professor Norman Holsworth),Grant Mitchell (Det.
Lt. Egan),Ann Shoemaker(Nora Grant),Edwin Stanley(Phillip).Running time:85 minutes.Director:Curtis Bernhardt.

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Christopher Lee,1922-2015,Actor

Jun. 24th, 2015 | 04:22 pm

Born:Christopher Franf Carandini Lee,May 27,1922,in BBelgrain,London,England,UK;
Died:June 7,2015(age 93)in Chelsea,London,England,UK.He has 278 credits in film(TV).
He's known to play the villain in most films,starring as ¨Dracula¨,in many cases,in the mid-1950s to the early 1970s.One example,¨Dracula A.D.1972(1972);another example,
¨Scars of Dracula¨(1970).More later...

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¨Murder She Said¨(1961)**** Black&White

May. 28th, 2015 | 07:07 pm

Miss Jane Marple isn't done yet by any means...,just wait later for more good detective work.

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¨Murder Most Foul¨(1964)**** Comedy/Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller

May. 28th, 2015 | 06:58 pm

Lawrence P.Bachmann Productions
Miss Jane Marple(Maragaret Rutherford)joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered and several members of the troupe begin to suspect each other.She is on the case combing every clue hoping to find the killer or killers.She's the female Sherlock Holmes,as usual risks her life,to get the truth.

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¨Murder Ahoy¨(1964) ****1/2 Crime/Comedy/Mystery/Drama

May. 20th, 2015 | 07:35 pm

Lawrence P. Bachmann Productions
Black&White Margaret Rutherford, as sleuth Miss Jane Marple, finds herself in the midst of a murder when one of her trustees on a marine ship ismurdered.She immediately goes into action,thatis,in a methodical way that's she's famous for.

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¨Love In The Afternoon¨(1957)**** Romance/Drama B&W

May. 9th, 2015 | 04:52 pm

The lovely Audrey Hepburn is remembered in ¨Roman Holiday¨with Gregory Peck;much leser known is romance with Gary Cooper in ¨Love in the Afternoon¨.Director Billy Wilder didn't have Gary Cooper as his first choice much preferred Cary Grant who turned down the role.
Detective Claude Chavasse(Maurice Chevalier)believes his wife is seeing someone else.He,of course,follows his suspicions,finding they are true seeks to kill Frank Flannagan(Gary Cooper).When Claude's daughter overhears the plan she goes out to warn Frank.The movie starts out in Paris,moves to America,then back to Paris.Cast:Gary Cooper(Frank Flannagan),Audrey Hepburn(Ariane Chavasse/Thin Girl),John McGiver(MonsieurX),Van Doude(Michel),Lise Bourdin(Madame X),Olga Valery),Gypsies(Themselves).Running time:130 minutes.Director:Billy Wilder.Languages:English/French.

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¨The Proud Rebel¨(1958) **** Western/Romance Technicolor

May. 6th, 2015 | 08:43 pm

When a man and his boy come into town just temporarily there's one unmarried woman wants their labor as well as keeping the bullies off her land.That man John Chandler(Alan Ladd)and his son David Chandler(David Ladd),a boy with a speech impediment,with their dog named Lance(David's Dog),seem to face unforseen odds.John is arrested for a bar brawl and Judge Morley(Henry Hull)sends him to jail for 30 days.John is a Confederate veteran in hostile Northern country with sheep ranchers that attempt to run Linnette Moore(Olivia de Havilland)off her land.She's not going for it.Now she has John and David,her helping hands,and a great sheep dog to keep the sheep in order.Cast:Gary Cooper(John Chandler),Olivia de Havilland(Linnett More),David Ladd(David Chandler,Gary's real son),Dean Jagger(Harry Beuleigh).Cecil Kellaway(Dr. Enos Davis,the Quaker),Henry Hull(Judge Morley).Director:Micheal Curtiz.

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¨San Antonio¨(1945) *** Warner Bros. Romance/Western

Apr. 25th, 2015 | 04:50 pm

Clay Hardin(Errol Flynn)is a San Antonio rancher run off his land by cattle rustlers.Clay wants to get to the bottom of the problem--Roy Stuart(Paul Kelly).For save keeping,he hides out in Mexico until the right time to return to his beloved Texas.He finds one of Stuart's tally books showing he sold cattle that wasn't his.Stuart and his partner,Legare(Victor Francen) work together to stop Hardin.
Meanwhile,Jeanne Starr(Alexis Smith)comes to San Antonio as a dance hall dancer under contract with Stuart and Leagare;but she's interested in their arch enemy,Hardin.Hardin wants to clean up the town and win over the pretty dance hall dancer.Cast:Eroll Flynn(Clay Hardin),Alexis Smith(Jeanne Starr),S.Z. Sakall(Sacha Bozic),Florence Bates(Henrietta),Paul Kelly(Roy Stuart),Victir Francen(Legare)and Robert Shayne(Captain Morgan).Running time:109 minutes.Languages:English/German.Directors:David Butler and Robert Florey(uncredited).

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¨The Son of the Sheik¨(1926) Silent ****1/2 B&W

Apr. 13th, 2015 | 06:36 pm

Feature Productions Romance/Drama/Fantasy
Rudolph Valentino's last film and may be his best.Young woman,Yasmin(Vilma Banky)is saved by an Arabian knight(Rudolph Valentino)from outlaws,but he doesn't reveal his true identity to her.He fights off the intruders-- which is not easy--he almost doesn't make it.But anything for the dassel in distress.Cast:Rudolph Valentino(Ahmed/The Sheik),Vilma Banky(Yasmin),George Fawcett(Andre),B. Hyman(Pincher),Karl Dane(Ramadan).Running time:-----.Director:George Fitzmaurice.

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