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Captain Kidd (1945)

Captain Kidd is often remembered in infamy as a cruel, bloody pirate. Indeed, he, along with his crew, has been accused of every crime in pirate history by popular tradition. He achieved perhaps more fame in song, story, and legend than any other pirate to sail the seven seas.

Death Machines (1976)

A dragon lady injects three martial arts fighters with a serum that turns them into zombie-like assassins, and she sends them out against her enemies.

Drifter, The (1932)

The Drifter is a vaudevillian drama about a man who returns from prison to get tangled up in a lot of intrigue with the shady characters around him.

Giant of Marathon, The (1959)

A 1959 Italian sword and sandal movie starring Steve Reeves set in 490 BC, the time of the Medic Wars during which Persian armies sweep the Ancient world.

Green Glove, The (1950)

Glenn Ford stars as an American paratrooper GI who travels to France after the end of WWII to try and recover a jewel encrusted glove that had been stolen from a country church during the war. His quest leads him to a beautiful young tour guide (Geraldine Brooks), and a Nazi collaborator (George Macready) whom he had fought during the war. The movie was shot mostly on location in France and Monaco.

Laser Mission (1989)

Michael Gold (Brandon Lee) is sent to convince Dr. Braun (Ernest Borgnine), a Laser specialist, to defect to the United States before the KGB acquire him and use both his talent and a stolen diamond to create a nuclear weapon.

Magic Sword, The (1962)

The Magic Sword (also known as St. George and the Dragon, St. George and the Seven Curses, and The Seven Curses of Lodac) is a 1962 live action fantasy film, mainly aimed at children, based loosely on the medieval legend of St. George and the Dragon.

Mutiny (1952)

It’s the war of 1812 and Captain James Marshall has to run the British blockade enforced by the British to get a loan from France. When his crew finds out that they are carrying gold, it’s Mutiny.

Project Kill (1976)

In the film, Nielsen plays John Trevor, a military agent who escapes from a secret government base where he had been the subject of various mind-control experiments. However, withdrawal from the mind-control drugs turn Trevor violent and dangerous, and now the military must find him before he can do any real damage.

Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro is about a writer and adventurer waiting to die from a thorn scratch as he reminisces about his life and it’s trials including lost loves and time spent in the Spanish Revolution. It stars Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner as his first erratic love.

Falling Hare (1943)

Falling Hare is a 1943 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Robert Clampett, starring Bugs Bunny. The title is another play on “hair”, as “falling hair” refers to impending baldness, while in this cartoon’s climax, the title turns out to be descriptive of Bugs’ situation

Patriotic Popeye (1957)

It’s Popeye showing his American spirit on the 4th of July.

Popeye – Fright to the Finish (1954)

Popeye gets haunted by Bluto.

Popeye – Shut Eye Popeye (1952)

Popeye has it out with a house pest. This is probably my favorite Popeye cartoon.

Popeye – Taxi Turvey (1954)

Popeye and Bluto are taxi drivers trying to take Olive Oyl for a ride.

Private Eye Popeye (1954)

Popeye takes employment as a Shamus.

Superman – Electric Earthquake (1942)

Superman must stop a madman from destroying Manhattan with electronically controlled earthquakes.

Superman – Secret Agent (1943)

Clark Kent helps a Federal agent escape a gang of Nazi saboteurs, and lets himself be captured to learn their plans. This is the last and 17th of the Max Fleischer Superman series.

Superman – The Magnetic Telescope (1942)

A mad scientist creates a giant magnet that brings celestial bodies down from the sky. The police try to destroy it just as he is in the process of bringing down a comet. This causes the comet to spin out of control and threaten to destroy the earth! Superman comes to the rescue.

A Brighter Day (1950)

Here’s an episode of the old TV soap opera, A Brighter Day, from 1950. It’s really, really, really corny. It has more corn than a Sloppy Joe and a corn dog combined.

Beat the Clock (1958)

I remember watching this when I was a kid. I think this would hold up as a modern game show. You can see the show had some pleasant charisma that kept it going from 1960-1974 in one form or another. After all these years, I still found this show to be entertaining. So here’s Bud Col1yer as Americas favorite 1958 game show host on Beat the Clock.

Beverly Hillbillies – Episode 2 – Getting Settled (1955)

In Episode 2 of the Beverly Hillbillies, Jed, Jethro, Grannie and Ellie May load up the truck and move to Beverly Hills.

Beverly Hillbillies – Episode 4 – The Clampetts Meet Mrs. Drysdale (1962)

I’m working on this, but you should be able to watch sone movies.

Bonanza – Badge without Honor (1960)

The Cartwrights run across an evil Marshall who thinks violence is an art form. He saves Adam’s life by killing 2 outlaws, but Hoss, Ben, Adam and Little Joe begin to suspect that he’s not all he appears to be.

Bonanza – Blood on the Land (1960)

Adam gets kidnapped by a murdering sheep herder and Ben has to consider signing over a big section of the Ponderosa to pay the ransom demand.

Bonanza – Day of Reckoning (1955)

Ricardo Montalban plays an Indian, Matsuo, who captures Ben Cartwright, but is torn between his wanting to kill Ben and his wife’s Faith.

Bonanza – Escape to Ponderosa (1960)

Ben Cartwright finds out some men that are on his ranch are army deserters and suspects they have been seriously mistreated by the officer in charge.

Bonanza – Silent Thunder (1960)

Little Joe meets a deaf girl who has a very bad neighbor, and tries to teach her sign language.

Bonanza – The Avenger (1959)

Ben Cartwright and Adam are going to get hanged for murder. Little Joe and Hoss must find out what really happened and save their lives.

Bonanza – The Bloodline (1960)

The store keeper won’t give Luke Grayson a bottle of wine, so Ben Cartwright invites him for breakfast which makes Luke mad. He tries to shoot Ben and Ben shoots him down. So Luke’s shows up to kill Ben with some help from Lee VanCleef.

Bonanza – The Gunmen (1960)

Joe and Hoss are mistaken for some hired killers by some people engaged in a family feud. This episode first showed January 23rd, 1960.

Bonanza – The Last Trophy (1959)

Ben and Adam meet an old friend at the stage, Lord Dunsford, whose wife thinks he’s a coward.

Bonanza – The Stranger (1960)

An inspector comes to Virginia City to arrest Ben Cartwright for a 20 year old murder and little Joe is accused of killing his deputy.

Burns and Allen – Beverly Hills Uplift Society (1952)

Gracie gets public spirited with an adventure with the society ladies of Beverly Hills.

Burns and Allen – Gracie the Matchmaker (1950)

In this episode of the comedy hit the Burns and Allen show, Gracie fancies herself a matchmaker.

Burns and Allen – Morton’s Private Secretary (1951)

Blanche Morton gets jealous when Harry hires a new secretary and Blanche thinks it’s a pretty young secretary that came to the house to interview George.

Captain Z-Ro – Atilla The Hun (1951)

Captain Z-Ro was a 1951 Science Fiction kids show that was made by KRON in San Francisco. With his time machine, the ZX-99, he traveled back in time to affect the lives of historical figures. A 1951 Quantum Leap? This show certainly had a cheesy mustache budget.

Dangerous Assignment – The Sunflower Seed Story (1952)

US special agent Steve Mitchell (Brian Donlevy) travels to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and violent international intrigue. This was a spin off of the popular radio show.

Dangerous Assignment-The Assassin Ring

US special agent Steve Mitchell (Brian Donlevy) travels to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and violent international intrigue. This was a spin off of the popular radio show.

Danny Thomas Show – The Ballplayers (1953)

The Danny Thomas Show (known as Make Room for Daddy during the first four seasons) is a sitcom which ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. A revival series known as Make Room for Granddaddy aired on ABC from 1970 to 1971.

Danny Thomas Show – Trip to Wisconsin (1953)

Danny Thomas goes to his in-laws house in Wisconsin and has a bit of trouble with culture shock. The Danny Thomas Show (known as Make Room for Daddy during the first four seasons) is a sitcom which ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. A revival series known as Make Room for Granddaddy aired on ABC from 1970 to 1971.

Decoy (1957) – To Trap a Thief

Decoy (1957) – To Trap a Thief

Dick Van Dyke – The Night the Roof Fell In (1962)

Rob and Laura have their first big fight with each relating wild versions of what happened and whose fault it was.

Dick Van Dyke – Hustling the Hustler (1962)

Buddy’s black sheep pool shark brother shows up, but Buddy wants nothing to do with him. Rob finds out he’s playing pool with a shark too late.

Dragnet – The Big Bar (1954)

Sergeant Friday and Frank take on an armed robber who likes to kill people after he robs them. They don’t know much about him except that he likes scotch and a certain song on the jukebox when he kills.

Dragnet – The Big False Make (1954)

Dragnet is a radio and television crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from an actual police term, a “dragnet”, meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

Dragnet – The Big Look (1955)

A man posing as a salesman is assaulting women. It’s up to Joe and Frank to put an end to his escapades.

Dragnet – The Big Trunk (1955)

In this episode of Dragnet, Joe and Frank investigate the murder of a vaudeville actress who keeps her valuables in a trunk in her room.

Duffy’s Tavern (1951)

Duffy’s Tavern centers around the misadventures, get-rich-quick-scheming, and romantic missteps of the title establishment’s malaprop-prone, metaphor-mixing manager, Archie.

Federal Men – Case Of The Ready Guns (1955)

An ex-con with a loving brother and a chip on his shoulder throws in with a man converting stolen guns to automatics to sell to the underworld.

Federal Men – the Case Of The Bad Bargain (1955)

A treasury man poses as an opium dealer in order to catch a ring of opium smugglers. Season 5, Episode 12.

Federal Men – the Case Of The Chartered Chiseler (1955)

Emory Parnell plays a loathsome chartered bus company owner who is cheating on his income tax (among other thing.) Season 5, Episode 15 Original Air Date: January 13, 1955 Also known as Treasury Men in Action

Federal Men – the Man Outside (1954)

Convicts in a prison printing shop hatch a counterfeiting scheme. The foreman of the printing shop wants to stay out of the conspiracy to secure his parole after 14 years in prison. Season 5, Episode 5 November 4, 1954

Flash Gordon – Akim The Terrible (1955)

Flash’s best friend is sent to a planet where he is brainwashed and sent back to kill Flash.

Flash Gordon – Lure of Light (1955)

Queen Tridentia steals the plans for a spaceship that can travel faster than the speed of light and wants to go back in time to change history.

Flash Gordon – Struggle to the End (1955)

It’s another 1955 Flash Gordon where Flash Gordon fights Queen Xyderine of the Neptunian chicken people. Then he makes her lay an egg for wiping out General Zarkoff’s brain. I personally think Zarkoff could have just had a Lucky, and he would have been fine.

Flash Gordon – The Forbidden Experiment (1954)

Flash and Dale rush to Zarkov’s aid who is being held prisoner on Beta M-1. His captor is the mysterious Lion Man.

Four Star Playhouse – A Study in Panic (1952)

A newspaperman has received death threats. As he goes about his business, he becomes more worried about every person he encounters.

Four Star Playhouse – The Frightened Woman (1952)

A woman enters a book store to find out she has travelled 25 years into the past. Four Star Playhouse was a repertoire theater, often with Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, Joan Fontaine and David Niven as stars.

Four Star Playhouse – Tiger at Noon (1955)

Stage 7 (syndicated as Four Star Playhouse) is an anthology series that aired in 1955. The program’s 25 episodes showcased the talents of actors and actresses such as Charles Bronson, Edmond O’Brien, Gene Barry, Phyllis Coates, Frances Rafferty, Macdonald Carey, and Phyllis Thaxter. Some directing was done by Quinn Martin.

Four Star Playhouse – Tunnel of Fear (1952-56)

Four Star Playhouse is a television anthology series that ran from 1952 to 1956. In this episode, David Niven plays a man who went to prison for 20 years seeking the man who betrayed him played by Cedric Hardwick

Gang Busters – The Dennis Case (1952)

Gang Busters was one of the most popular shows of it’s day and it’s stories were based on real FBI files. This episode is about a Canadian cat burglar that gets some attention from Gang Busters.

Gang Busters – The Nobel Case (1952)

Herbert Nobel is a rich guy, but that seems to get him in a lot of trouble in this episode of the 1952 TV series Gangbusters.

Gang Busters – The Unholy Three (1952)

Three gangsters take over a church to hide from the Gang Busters figuring no one would look for them in a church. Gang Busters TV series is a spin off of the popular radio show.

George Burns and Gracie Allen – The Rocket Girls (1955)

It just doesn’t get much cuter than this. George and Gracie are host to a bunch of space alien rocket girls.

I Married Joan – Broken Toe (1953)

Joan is acting like she’s dying and Judge Bradley (Jim Backus) thinks she’s playing for sympathy until the tide turns.

Jack Benny – Audrey Meadows (1952)

Jack Benny plays with Audrey Meadows in a spoof on the Honeymooners. It almost makes a guy wish Jack Benny had taken Jackie Gleasons place in the Honeymooners.

Jack Benny – The $64,000 Question (1961)

Jack Benny’s spoof on the infamous TV show, the $64,000 question, which was known for being a bit on the shady side.

Jack Benny Program – Jack Casting For Television Special (1961)

Jack Benny and Rochester are trying to find some talent for his show and finds the perfect 10 year old to play young Jack Benny.

Jack Benny Show – Jack and Bing Crosby (1952)

The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.

Jack Benny Show – Jack Takes a Train Trip (1952)

In this episode of the The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, Jack Benny and Rochester take a train trip to New York so Jack can talk to his sponsor.

KGB Connections, The (1982)

KGB is the Russian abbreviation of Committee for State Security Komitjet Gosudarstvjennoj Bjezopasnosti, which was the official name of the umbrella organization serving as the Soviet Union’s premier security agency, secret police, and intelligence agency, from 1954 to 1991.

This explains their operations in the United States.  How infiltrated were we?  They were doing their job pretty well.

Life of Riley, The – Riley’s Anniversary (1953)

The Life of Riley was enormously popular on radio and this TV show has William Bendix playing Riley. Riley was a prototype for later blue-collar sitcom characters like Ralph Kramden and Fred Flintstone.

Life of Riley, The – Rileys Separation Anxiety (1953)

Riley was a prototype for later blue-collar sitcom characters like Ralph Kramden and Fred Flintstone.

Lock Up – Red Confetti (1959)

In this episode from the files of Herbert Maris, elderly women are being ran down by cars and a good samaritan stands accused of the crime.

Lock Up: Compulsion Killer (1960)

A professor (William Schallert) tries to teach his soft-on-crime wife a lesson by disguising himself as a compulsive killer whose been terrorizing an entire college campus. When suspicion falls on for committing four prior murders, it’s up to Maris and Weston to find the truth.

Lone Ranger – Enter the Lone Ranger (1949)

This is the first episode of the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was a big hit on radio under the direction of George W. Trendel, but knew he didn’t have what it took to direct a TV series so he hired Jack Chertov. The series went on for years and probably was influential in making Westerns the most popular genre of a generation of Americans.

Love That Bob – Bob Becomes a Stage Uncle (1958)

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Love that Bob – The Ravishing Realtor (1958)

In this episode of the Bob Cummings show Bob gets entralled with a beautiful real estate agent. This episode was first broadcast October 14th 1958.

Lucy and George Burns

George Burns tries to get Lucy to take it on the road.

Lucy Meets Sheldon Leonard

Lucy gets to meet Sheldon Leonard while trying to scheme a raise out of Mr. Mooney.

Mr. and Mrs. North – Comic Strip Tease (1952)

A cartoonist and Mr. and Mrs. North try to stop an impending case of juvenile delinquency and a bunch of gangsters running a protection racket.

Mr. and Mrs. North – Shrinking Violet (1953)

Mr. and Mrs. North are fictional American amateur detectives. Created by Frances and Richard Lockridge, the couple were featured in a series of 26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and several radio and television series. They were not professional detectives but simply an ordinary couple who stumbled across a murder or two every week for 12 years.

One Step Beyond – Call from Tomorrow (1960)

A famous actress has a complete breakdown after the death of her young daughter. After she recovers she returns home, only to be convinced that she can hear her daughter calling to her from beyond the grave.

One Step Beyond – Earthquake (1952)

A mild mannered man has a premonition about an earthquake in this series that was a predecessor of Outer Limits and Twilight Zone.

One Step Beyond – Gypsy (1960)

A mysterious gypsy tries to convince an escaped convict into returning to prison. It’s pretty evident the gypsy is more than meets the eye. Look for a very young Robert Blake.

One Step Beyond – Legacy of Love (1961)

A woman and a married man were drawn to a small seaside town where they begin an affair that neither of them really understands.

One Step Beyond – Moment of Hate (1960)

Karen Wadsworth has the unique power of suggestion and believes she can use it to kill. You’ll recognize Joanne Linville of Star Trek Romulan commander fame.

One Step Beyond – The Dead Part of the House (1959)

A young girl has some imaginary friends that appear to be not quite so imaginary.

One Step Beyond – The Dream (1959)

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One Step Beyond – The Inheritance (1959)

An evil necklace takes it’s revenge on all the women who wear it.

One Step Beyond – The Lovers (1959)

Otto and Elsa are sweet on each other, but evil spirits want to break them up. One Step Beyond stars John Newland as your host to lead you into the weird and macabre.

One Step Beyond – The Peter Hurkos Story Part One (1952)

Peter Hurkos falls fifty feet from the top of a building, while he is trying to run away from some . When he wakes up in the hospital, he finds out he is psychic.

One Step Beyond – The Return of Mitchell Compion (1959)

In this episode of One Step Beyond, a man is known by everyone on a small Mediterranean island that he has never visited. One Step Beyond is credited by many as an inspiration for Outer Limits and Twilight Zone.

One Step Beyond – The Storm (1959)

A couple travel to a village to investigate a painting by an artist they think is dead. They are told the ghost of the painter allowed a blind man to finish the work.

Philip Marlowe – Murder is a Grave Affair (1958)

It’s shameful, after Carol Post leaves Mr. Ed and Wilbur, she steals Wilbur’s car and goes after a married man. Fortunately, she’s killed before very long. But who did it? Could it be Mr. Ed? Could it be Betsy Jones-Moreland? Only Philip Marlowe cares.

Racket Squad – Accidentally On Purpose (1950)

Racket Squad stars Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock, who works the racket and bunco squad for the San Francisco, California police department. This episode deals with a disreputable car salesman that sells a couple a car with no brakes.

Racket Squad – The Bill of Sale Racket (1950)

Racket Squad stars Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock, who works the racket and bunco squad for the San Francisco, California police department.

Racket Squad – The Strange Case of James Doyle (1950)

Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock goes to visit a fellow officer who is a victim of a gunshot wound and it leads him into a story about a criminals intrigue.

Red Skelton Show – Mickey Rooney Guests (1956)

Here’s an episode of the Red Skelton show from 1956. It’s got Mickey Rooney as a guest star and Red Skelton plays his famous Freddie Freeloader.

Richard Diamond – Design For Murder (1954)

A rich tycoon is threatened and it’s up to Richard Diamond Private Detective to protect him. This episode is from the 1954 series Richard Diamond which was a continuation of the very popular radio show.

Richard Diamond – The Torch Carriers (1954)

Richard Diamond gets roughed up by some guys who are after a book. The bad guys learn a lesson “Don’t hit Diamond”

Rifleman, The – Mail Order Groom (1958)

Miss Isabelle sent off for a new husband named Mr. Jupiter. A mail order husband. She’s afraid the local riff raff is gonna bother him. Not too Much.

Robin Hood – The Coming of Robin Hood(1955)

This is the first episode of the British series Robin Hood from 1955. It lasted until the end of the 1950’s.

Rocky Jones – Menace From Outer Space (1954)

The show was based on the exploits of clean-cut, square-jawed Rocky Jones, the best known of the Space Rangers. These were Earth-based space policemen who patrolled the United Worlds of the Solar System in the not-too-distant future. Rocky and his crew would routinely blast-off in a V-2-like chemically-fueled, upright rocketship, the Orbit Jet XV-2, or later the nearly identical Silver Moon XV-3, on missions to moons and planetoids where the odds of success seemed remote yet they would always prevail.

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon – Blind Justice (1955)

In 1955, the same year the radio show ended, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon premiered as a television series. A mounty and his trustee dog fight crime in the Northwest Territory.

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon – Eye Of Evil (1955)

Sergeant Preston and Yukon King go after a $100,000 pearl called the Eye of Evil. A mounty and his trustee dog fight crime in the Northwest Territory.

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon – Littlest Rookie (1955)

In 1955, the same year the radio show ended, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon premiered as a television series. A mounty and his trustee dog fight crime in the Northwest Territory.

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon – The Rookie (1955)

In 1955, the same year the radio show ended, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon premiered as a television series. Its the story of a RCMP Mounty who has to solve crimes with the help of his trusty dog Yukon King. In this episode Sergeant Preston and Yukon king follow the story of Francois Val, a New Orleans chef with miles to go protecting his bank roll.

Sherlock Holmes – Diamond Tooth (1954)

The first and only American television series of Sherlock Holmes adventures aired in syndication in the fall of 1954.

Sherlock Holmes – Mother Hubbard (1954)

Holmes tries to seek Margaret Martini’s fiancé in a story connected with seven other disappearances. Every man has been killed inside an empty house. Holmes uncovers the murderer’s identity and motive.

Sherlock Holmes – Texas Cowgirl (1954)

The first and only American television series of Sherlock Holmes adventures aired in syndication in the fall of 1954.

Sherlock Holmes – The Case Of The Red Headed League (1954)

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Sherlock Holmes – The Thistle Killer (1954)

An episode of the 1954 Sherlock Holmes series. The only American Sherlock Holmes TV show ever made.

Star Performance – Armed (1955)

A damaged bomber is carrying an armed nuclear weapon. The guy who can disarm it is dead. Can the guys on the ground figure out how to save the bomber crew and not make a mushroom cloud?

Stories of the Century – Belle Star (1954)

Stories of the Century is a TV series from 1954 about a fictional railroad detective named Matt Clark. In this episode he pursues Belle Star, who is a horse thief among other things.

Stories of the Century – Black Bart(1954-55)

Jim Davis (Jock Ewing from Dallas) plays a fictional railroad detective who roams the west chasing famous bad guys.

Stories of the Century – Geromimo (1954)

This episode of the adventures of Matt Clark, railroad detective, has him meeting the great chief, turned sideshow attraction, Geronimo.

Stories of the Century – Sam Bass (1954)

Sam Bass was a bank robber in the 1870’s in San Francisco until he was caught and shot by the Texas Rangers in 1878. Dan Haggerty plays the role of Sam Bass. Jim Davis, who would later play Jock Ewing on the Dallas TV series plays Matt Clark, railroad detective.

Studio One – June Moon (1949)

This is an adaptation of June Moon, a famous 1929 play by George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner. Based on the Lardner short story “Some Like Them Cold,” about a love affair that loses steam before it ever gets started.

Studio One – The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1950)

In 1730, Newspaper publisher John Peter Zenger was tried and not convicted of seditious libel for his criticism of His Majesty government. The precedent of his acquittal showed that the truth is always a defense against libel.

Studio One: A Passenger to Bali (1950)

A Dutch missionary boards a ship in the middle of the night. The Captain soon finds he has a guest that no country in the world will allow off the ship.

Tales of Tomorrow – Ahead of His Time (1954)

Tales of Tomorrow is an American anthology science fiction series that aired live on ABC from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such stories as Frankenstein , starring Lon Chaney, Jr., 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo, and many others

Tales of Tomorrow – Blunder (1952)

Sometimes our moms just don’t give us basic information. Don’t blow up the earth! From the 1950’s science fiction series, Tales of Tomorrow.

Tales of Tomorrow – Ghost Writer

Leslie Nielsen plays a writer who takes a job as a ghost writer writing stories that end up being prophetic.

Tales of Tomorrow – Sneak Attack (1951)

Tales of Tomorrow is an American anthology science fiction series that aired live on ABC from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such stories as Frankenstein , starring Lon Chaney, Jr., 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo, and many others

Tales of Tomorrow – Test Flight (1954)

Tales of Tomorrow is an American anthology science fiction series that aired live on ABC from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such stories as Frankenstein , starring Lon Chaney, Jr., 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo, and many others

Tales of Tomorrow – The Crystal Egg (1960)

A scientist becomes obsessed with a crystal egg he finds in an antique shop and is chagrined that the owner of the shop wants to bargain and keep him from getting the Crystal Egg.

Tales of Tomorrow – The Fury of the Cocoon (1953)

Tales of Tomorrow is one of those weird 50’s scifi shows. This show and One Step Beyond were the first ones that catered to an adult audience. In this episode scientists venture into the jungle to find a meteor impact crater and eventually feed themselves to some weird bug creatures.

Tales of Tomorrow – The Great Silence (1954)

Burgess Meredith stars in this Tales of Tomorrow episode where large numbers of the population become inexplicably mute.

The Big Picture – George S. Patton (1963)

This episode of the WWII documentaries series The Big Picture tells about the life of General George Patton. It’s narrated by Ronald Reagan.

The Lucy Show-Lucy and The Fight Manager (1962)

The Lucy Show was Lucille Ball’s follow up show to I Love Lucy. It began in 1962 and ran until 1968. The premise and the cast changed frequently, with only Gale Gordon lasting most of the run of the show (he joined the cast during the second season). Here we have some Don Rickles, an in-confident fighter who needs Lucy to get him back on his feet.

The Lucy Show-Lucy Meets John Wayne (1962)

The Lucy Show was Lucille Balls follow up show to I Love Lucy. It began in 1962 and ran until 1968. The premise and the cast changed frequently, with only Gale Gordon lasting most of the run of the show

The Veil – Destination Nightmare (1958)

Pilot Peter Wade sees an apparition in the clouds that commands him to steer his plane into a mountain. Peter’s father is also having visions of the man who he once knew during WWII. The wraith reappears to the younger Wade, leading him to make a startling discovery.

The Veil – Genesis (1958)

Two brothers fight over their dying fathers estate and are reminded of the story of Esau and Jacob in the book of Genesis.

The Veil – Summer Heat (1958)

A man thinks he witnesses a murder, but when he summons the police they find an empty apartment where he saw the murder. This should have been a Twilight Zone.

The Veil – The Doctors (1958)

Dr. Angelo Marcabienti is coming home to replace his retiring father as the town doctor, but the townspeople object.

The Veil – The Return of Madame Vernoy (1953)

In this episode of the Veil, a young girl begins to remember her previous life as the infamous Madame Vernoy.

Topper (1953)

Topper is a spinoff of the Topper movie from 1937. It’s the story of a guy who is haunted by an invisible couple and their dog who died in a landslide.

What’s My Line – Walter Pigeon (1956)

An episode of “What’s My Line”, a popular 1950s game show. Hosted by John Daly, panelists are Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, and Robert Q. Lewis. Mystery guests are Del Webb and Daniel Topping, and Walter Pidgeon.

Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss, The (1936)

Cary Grant plays Earnest Bliss a rich socialite who makes a bet with his doctor that he can make a living for one year using none of his current wealth. This is a real cute movie.

Bees in Paradise (1944)

This musical comedy is set on a mysterious island where scantily clad warrior women hold all the power and men are regarded as disposable beings useful only for breeding purposes. Comic scenes result when four airmen arrive on the island and become the object of native womenfolk’s desires.

Brideless Groom, The (1947)

In this Three Stooges short, the boys must marry off Curly Joe so that he can inherit a fortune.

Buster Keaton – The General (1926)

This is a silent era film about a guy who needs to become a soldier in order to impress a girl. He has two loves. One is the girl. The other is “The General”. A locomotive.

Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) – Roger Corman

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Dentist, The (1932)

W.C. Fields plays a dentist in this Max Sennett film. It’s the first of 4 short 20 minute films with W.C. Fields made in 1932.

Flying Deuces, The (1939)

The Flying Deuces was the first Laurel and Hardy film not to be produced by Hal Roach, although they had played supporting roles in MGM features previously. The film was made and released by RKO Radio Pictures.

Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

The East Side Kids set out to fix up a house in the suburbs for Glimpy’s sister and her new husband.

I Thank You (1941)

The film is set in London during World War II at the time of the Blitz. The leads are a couple of out of work variety entertainers who use great ingenuity in their efforts to get financial assistance to “put on a show”. Hoping to put their proposal to the formidable Lady Randall, ex-music hall star Lily Morris, they infiltrate her house in the guise of a servant (Murdoch) and cook (Askey – in drag).

Irish Luck (1939)

Buzzy O’Brien (Frankie Darro) is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. He teams up with Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) and wants to protect Kitty Monahan(Sheila Darcy), who he only protects because her name is Kitty Monahan. The police blame Kitty for the murder and Buzzy hides her at his home with his mother (Lillian Elliott). Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown’s story “Death Hops the Bells.

Judge Priest (1934)

Judge Priest depicting life in Kentucky after the Civil War and Reconstruction Period. It still shows the stereotypes and prejudices which existed at that time in a somewhat humorous manner. Based on a story by the noted Kentucky humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, it presents life as one would have imagined it at that time period.

Lady Says No, The (1952)

The Lady Says No (1952) is a hoot. It’s a romantic comedy starring David Niven and Joan Caulfied. She’s a writer that writes a man hating book, he’s a photographer that wants to prove her all wrong. I thought it was pretty funny.

Malice in the Palace (1949)

Malice in the Palace is the 117th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

McLintock! (1963)

McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The film is famous (or infamous) for its two spanking scenes, in which mother and daughter are each paddled with coal shovels: the daughter by her suitor, the mother by her estranged husband.

Missing Corpse, The (1945)

Blackmailer McDonald is murdered by one of his victims. His body is dumped in the trunk of his enemy, newspaper editor Kruger and the plot begins.

My Favorite Brunette (1947)

My Favorite Brunette is a 1947 movie spoofing movie detectives and the film noir style. Starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, it also features Lon Chaney, Jr. playing Willie, a character based on his Of Mice and Men role Lennie; Peter Lorre as Kismit, a comic take on his many film noir roles; and cameo appearances by film noir regular Alan Ladd and Hope partner Bing Crosby.

No Limit (1935)

A chimney sweep from Wigan dreams of winning the TT Races in the Isle of Man. With money ‘borrowed’ from his grandfather, George Shuttleworth builds the ‘Shuttleworth Snap’ motorcycle after failing to join the Rainbow Motor-Cycle team.

Pharmacist, The (1933)

W.C Fields is at it again. This time as a cranky druggist.

Pot O’ Gold (1941)

James Stewart claimed this was the worst movie he ever made. I think it’s a fair musical with Jimmy Stewart carrying the story line along.

Road to Bali (1952)

Road to Bali is a 1952 comedy film starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. It was released by Paramount Pictures and is the sixth of the seven Road to… movies. It was the only such movie filmed in color and was the first to feature surprise cameo appearances from other well-known stars of the day.

So this is Washington – Lum and Abner (1943)

Lum and Abner, an American radio comedy which aired as a network program from 1932 to 1954, became an American institution in its low-keyed, arch rural wit.

St. Benny the Dip (1951)

Some gangsters dress up like the clergy to hide their career as bank robbers, but soon find themselves sympathetic to the moral people around them.

Thunder in the City (1939)

Edward G. Robinson and Nigel Bruce are in this movie about a salesman who goes to England to learn more mild mannered sales techniques at the behest of his employers.

Big Bluff, The (1955)

He’s just a gigolo, everywhere he goes.  He’s Ricardo “They call me Rick” DeVilla.  He seduces a wealthy and sickly widow, Vanessa Bancroft, and plays the part of the good husband.  Really he’s a bad, bad boy.  Even the bongo player wants to kill him for fooling around with his wife.

Black Dragons (1942)

The Society of the Black Dragons sends Bela Lugosi (Dr. Melcher) to transform 6 japanese into indentical likenesses of American industrialists forming a 5th column. This is at the behest of the Nazis.

Bloody Brood, The (1959)

Peter Falk in one of his earliest film roles Falk plays Nico, the leader of a beatnik gang. Lots of bongos bongoing and beatniks reciting poetry while dealing drugs and feeding people ground glass for kicks. Can you dig it baby? We’re all doomed anyway man! Their gonna drop the bomb baby! Better get with it man!

Charlie Chan in Dangerous Money (1945)

While on his way to Australia on an unrelated case, Charlie Chan investigates two murders involving “hot money” that occur aboard ship.

Charlie Chan in the Golden Eye (1948)

The Golden Eye is a 1948 American film directed by William Beaudine and starring Roland Winters in his fourth appearance as Charlie Chan. The film is also known as Charlie Chan in Texas (Belgian English title) and Charlie Chan in the Golden Eye (American poster title).

Charlie Chan In the Trap (1945)

This was Sidney Toler’s final film and his final one as Charlie Chan. Striken with cancer during his last few films, he was so physically weak during filming that he could hardly walk or say his lines coherently.

Chase, The (1946)

Bob Cummings (Love that Bob) stars as a World War II veteran Chuck Scott, who has bad dreams. He gets a job driving for a mobster, and falls in love with his wife. It gets film noir from there.

Cold Sweat (1970)

Charles Bronson plays Joe Martin. Joe has a jaded past, but has settled down and become a fisherman married to Liv Ullman. Some of his old army buddies look him up and want him to smuggle heroin in his fishing boat. Joe isn’t too happy about this. This is a suspense film and has a lot of good car chase scenes.

D.O.A. (1950)

D.O.A. (1950), a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Mata, is considered a classic of the genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man’s quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies.

Death Kiss, The (1932)

David Manners plays a crusading studio writer, Adrienne Ames plays an actress, Bela Lugosi plays a studio manager, and Edward Van Sloan plays a film director. The comedy thriller features three leading players from the previous year’s Dracula (Lugosi, Manners, and Van Sloan), and was the first film directed by Edwin L. Marin.

Devil’s Cargo, The (1948)

The Falcon was a detective in 1940’s radio, television and film. The series of Falcon movies is about ” freelance adventurer and troubleshooter, definitely on the hardboiled side, a man who makes his living “keeping his mouth shut and engaging in dangerous enterprises.”

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (also known as Dick Tracy Meets Karloff and Dick Tracy’s Amazing Adventure (UK) ) is a 1947 thriller film starring Boris Karloff.

Dick Tracy’s Dilemma (1947)

Also called Mark of the Claw in the United Kingdom, Dick Tracy’s Dilemma is about police detective Dick Tracy investigating fur thefts. He soon finds out that the thief has a hook for a hand and calls himself The Claw.

Escape By Night (1937)

Nick Allen comes to the rescue when a gun moll Jo Elliot gets hassled on the street. Spudsy, Red and Jo take it on the lam and Nick ends up going along. They get stranded because of car trouble and end up staying with old, blind Pop Regan. After weeks with Pop Regan, all of them seem to like the rural lifestyle better and start to think about going straight.

Fatal Hour, The (1940)

Another James Lee Wong mystery places Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff) in San Francisco’s Chinatown when a smuggling ring on the waterfront kills Captain Street’s best friend Dan O’Grady.

Flight to Nowhere (1946)

A couple on a transatlantic flight find themselves embroiled in a plot by spies to steal atomic bomb secrets.

Gangster Story (1959)

This is a really low budget crime film with Walter Matthau. It makes me think it would have been a lot more entertaining if it had a budget. Still, it is Walter Matthau and he does get in some funny lines.

Go Get Em Haines (1936)

Steve Haines is a reporter looking for a scoop. He follows a rich man aboard an ocean liner and gets tangled up in murder and intrigue. It’s pretty rare that William Boyd is in a movie and isn’t Hopalong Cassidy.

Great Flamarion (1945)

The Great Flamarion is an arrogant, friendless, sideshow marksman who displays his trick gunshot act in the vaudeville circuit. He falls in love with the magicians assistant. She tries to get him to kill her husband.

Great St. Louis Bank Robbery, The (1959)

Steve McQueen plays a college dropout hired to be the getaway driver in a bank robbery. It’s based on a real 1953 case.

Heartbeat (1946)

Ginger Rogers plays an escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man played by Basil Rathbone. She falls in love with a man she meets at a party and it remains to be seen whether she can go straight and win the man of her dreams.

Hitch-Hiker,The (1953)

It’s another film noir directed by Ida Lupino. Two hunting buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker. It was based on a story by screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring, who was blacklisted for being a communist.

Hoodlum, The (1951)

Lawrence Tierney (“Reservoir Dogs”) plays an unreformed, hardened criminal who has just been released from prison. While working at his brother’s gas station, he becomes very interested in the armored car that makes regular stops at the bank across the street.

Impact (1949)

Hard bitten San Francisco industrialist Walter Williams’s two-timing wife and her lover plot to do her husband in, but instead the boyfriend gets killed and mistaken for.

Judge Priest (1934)

Judge Priest depicting life in Kentucky after the Civil War and Reconstruction Period. It still shows the stereotypes and prejudices which existed at that time in a somewhat humorous manner. Based on a story by the noted Kentucky humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, it presents life as one would have imagined it at that time period.

Lady Confesses, The (1945)

A young woman is about to be married. Her fiancées ex-wife shows up. She’s been missing for 7 years and has come home with a bad attitude. It’s not that she wants her husband, she just wants to make him miserable.

Laser Mission (1989)

Michael Gold (Brandon Lee) is sent to convince Dr. Braun (Ernest Borgnine), a Laser specialist, to defect to the United States before the KGB acquire him and use both his talent and a stolen diamond to create a nuclear weapon.

Limping Man, The (1953)

Lloyd Bridges plays an ex-GI, Frank Pryor, who arrives in London to visit a wartime girlfriend, whom he hasn’t seen in six years. His arrival at the airport coincides with a man being killed by a sniper, and he finds himself to be a suspect.

Man Who Cheated Himself, The (1950)

Socialite wants a divorce from her wealthy husband, but she thinks he’s gonna kill her. Well it doesn’t work out that way. The husband ends up dead. Her boyfriend is a cop, whose brother gets assigned to investigate the case.

Missing Corpse, The (1945)

Blackmailer McDonald is murdered by one of his victims. His body is dumped in the trunk of his enemy, newspaper editor Kruger and the plot begins.

Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

James Wong investigates the murder of a man who came to visit. He was the head of a chemical company. This leads Wong into an investigation of an international spy ring that wants to steal a formula for poison gas.

Murder by Television (1935)

James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send agents to acquire the invention any way they can. On the night of his initial broadcast Houghland is mysteriously murdered in the middle of his demonstration and it falls to Police Chief Nelson to determine who the murderer is from the many suspects present.

Parole Inc. (1950)

An expose of the bribery of parole board officials by the underworld to obtain the illegal release of hardened gangsters from prison. The government sends FBI agent Richard Hendricks, at the request of the state governor, to investigate.

Please Murder Me (1956)

Please Murder Me is a 1956 film starring Raymond Burr and Angela Landsbury. It’s a film noir with Burr playing a lawyer. It’s like a character he would reprise a year later as the famous Perry Mason. Looking at this, it must be a reason that he got the role. I can’t say too much about this film because anything I would say from here would be a spoiler. I really enjoyed it. I hope you do too.

Postal Inspector (1936)

It stars a singer, a US Postal Service Inspector, his brother the Treasury Agent (and romantic interest of the singer). It also has a near airplane crash, a flood, some Guinea Pigs, a little romance, crazy gadgets, a little crime-drama, some speed boats, and a little bit of music… and it has Bela Lugosi.

Red House, The (1947)

Here’s a pretty good little film noir presentation from the 1940’s. It stars Edward G. Robinson and Lon McCallister. You’ll notice the bad girl that is a very young Julie London of later singing fame.

Second Woman, The (1950)

This film noir tells the story of Jeff Cohalan (Robert Young). He’s a successful architect who is tormented by the fact that his fiancée was killed in a mysterious car accident on the night before their wedding.

Shadows Over Shanghai (1938)

Pilot Peter Roma carries a precious amulet, but is shot down over China by a Russian agent who also wants the amulet.

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)

Based on the Sir Authur Conan Doyle story “The Dancing Men”, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are placed in WWII europe to help protect a scientist and his invention from the Nazis.

Speckled Band, The (1931)

A young woman named Helen Stoner consults the detective Sherlock Holmes about the suspicious death of her sister, Julia. Starring Raymond Massey as Sherlock Holmes.

Strange Illusion (1947)

Strange Illusion is a 1945 American film noir. This thing is a budget B. If there is any better copy of this, it isn’t mine. It’s still worth a watch. Reminiscent of a time when movies didn’t cost a hundred million bucks but had actual talent. It’s an Ulmer movie, that might get your attention about a man who is afraid of his mother’s boyfriend. Good performances and a decent plot.

Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)

This film noir is about a man who is supposed to be wrongfully executed and the reporters investigating the case.

The Terror (1938)

A crime boss betrays his men. They spend 10 years in prison, while he goes free. When they get out of prison, they decide to look him up. The police are interested in the mastermind too.

Ticket of Leave Man, The (1937)

Tod Slaughter stars in this murder mystery. An innocent man is accused of murders committed by an underworld figure known as “The Tiger”.

Timetable (1956)

A man pretending to be a doctor holds up a train and escapes with a $500,000 payroll. The insurance company puts its best investigator, Charlie Norman, on the case to work. A pretty nifty film noir.

Walk the Dark Street (1956)

Chuck Connors as plays an over-the-top, slightly psychotic big-game hunter. He’s out for revenge on an army officer who he thinks got his brother killed.

Woman In Green, The (1945)

The Woman in Green is a Sherlock Holmes film starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, with Henry Daniell as Professor Moriarty, and Hillary Brooke. Young woman in London are found murdered with a finger cut off. Scotland Yard thinks it’s the work of a psychopath, but Sherlock Holmes senses a bigger conspiracy. The is the 11th Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes movie.

Angel on my Shoulder (1946)

Angel on My Shoulder is a 1946 American fantasy film about a deal between the Devil and a dead man. It was directed by Archie Mayo, written by Harry Segall and Roland Kibbee, and released by United Artists. The film was Mayo’s last before his retirement. It starred Paul Muni, Claude Rains and Anne Baxter

Black Dragons (1942)

The Society of the Black Dragons sends Bela Lugosi (Dr. Melcher) to transform 6 japanese into indentical likenesses of American industrialists forming a 5th column. This is at the behest of the Nazis.

Catholics: A fable (1973)

Martin Sheen plays a priest who must enforce the church doctrine that the Mass should be said in native languages. The monks of a remote monastery disagree and think that the Mass should remain prayed in Latin.

Cold Sweat (1970)

Charles Bronson plays Joe Martin. Joe has a jaded past, but has settled down and become a fisherman married to Liv Ullman. Some of his old army buddies look him up and want him to smuggle heroin in his fishing boat. Joe isn’t too happy about this. This is a suspense film and has a lot of good car chase scenes.

Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Jose Ferrer received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring performance as Cyrano de Bergerac. Mala Powers played Roxane, and William Prince portrayed Christian de Neuvillette.

Dishonored Lady (1947)

Dishonored Lady stars Hedy Lamar as the party girl, career woman Madeline Damien. She not really happy with her lot in life, but has a lot of trouble escaping her decadent friends and lifestyle.

Farewell to Arms, A (1932)

Set in Europe during World War I, the plot focuses on the tragic romance between Frederick Henry (Gary Cooper), an American ambulance driver serving in the Italian Army, and English Red Cross nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes).

Hitch-Hiker,The (1953)

It’s another film noir directed by Ida Lupino. Two hunting buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker. It was based on a story by screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring, who was blacklisted for being a communist.

Impact (1949)

Hard bitten San Francisco industrialist Walter Williams’s two-timing wife and her lover plot to do her husband in, but instead the boyfriend gets killed and mistaken for.

Jigsaw (1949)

Jigsaw is a 1949 film noir made by Tower Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Fletcher Markle and produced by Edward J. Danziger and Harry Lee Danziger from a screenplay by Vincent McConnor and Fletcher Markle from a story by John Roeburt.

Lady Confesses, The (1945)

A young woman is about to be married. Her fiancées ex-wife shows up. She’s been missing for 7 years and has come home with a bad attitude. It’s not that she wants her husband, she just wants to make him miserable.

Little Princess, The (1939)

With a happier ending than the Victorian novel of the same name, this Shirley Temple movie is about a little girl when she is left at a boarding house. Her father is thought to have been killed in the Boer War.

Mystery of the Marie Celeste,The (1935)

The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (a.k.a. The Phantom Ship) (1935) is one of the early films from Hammer Film Productions and was directed by Denison Clift. The leading actor is Bela Lugosi. The action is the basis the history of the Marie Celeste (actually Mary Celeste). The ship was found floating near Portugal in 1872 without a crew.

Penny Serenade (1941)

Penny Serenade (1941) is a film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and Edgar Buchanan. It was directed by George Stevens and written by Martha Cheavens and Morrie Ryskind. It depicts the story of a loving couple who must overcome a series of adversity to keep their marriage and have a child raised.

Police Rookie (1940)

New police officers find challenges as rookies on the force. This movie is also known as I take this oath.

Prison Break (1938)

Joaquin Shannon confesses to a murder he didn’t commit. He gets a year in prison to start for manslaughter. It gets hard to be on good behavior.

Rain (1932)

Joan Crawford plays prostitute Sadie Thompson. Because of a cholera outbreak, she is marooned on the South Pacific island of Pago Pago with a missionary couple, Mr. and Mrs. Davidson. Alfred Davidson (Walter Houston) tries to reform Sadie, who is spending most of her time partying with the sailors on the island, but finds his own morality slipping.

Scarlet Street (1945)

A mild banker and amateur painter is at a dinner honouring him for for twenty-five years of service in the bank for which he works. Enroute home he helps Kitty , an amoral femme fatale apparently being attacked by a man. Soon, he is enamoured of her, since his own domestic life is ruled by his bullying wife Adele (Rosalind Ivan), who idolises her former husband, a policeman drowned while trying to save a woman.

Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)

This is a pre-code film about some frivolous rich people, a young secretary, and the weird goings on in 1930. It stars Basil Rathbone and Constance Bennet.

Stars Look Down, The (1940)

Davey Fenwick leave for college on a scholarship. He hopes to return on day to help the coal miners with their unsafe working conditions. He falls in love with Jenny and marries her but realizes to late that she still loves her old boyfriend. This is a great movie.

Suddenly (1954)

Frank Sinatra plays a bad guy who wants to kill the President in the small town of Suddenly. Hes taken the sheriff and his family hostage to accomplish his dastardly scheme. The tranquility of Suddenly is usually disturbed only by sheriff Tod Shaw’s unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can’t abide

Ticket of Leave Man, The (1937)

Tod Slaughter stars in this murder mystery. An innocent man is accused of murders committed by an underworld figure known as “The Tiger”.

Walk the Dark Street (1956)

Chuck Connors as plays an over-the-top, slightly psychotic big-game hunter. He’s out for revenge on an army officer who he thinks got his brother killed.

Wild Guitar (1962)

It’s another Arch Hall movie. The maker of Eegah and The Sadist does it again with this motorcycle riding movie that could loosely be called a musical.

Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

It’s got bikini clad 1960’s babes. It’s got a monster that eats surfers. Yep. It’s that good.

Black Raven, The (1943)

A group of strangers are brought together in a haunted house and must contend with murder and $50,000 in stolen money. George Zucco as Amos Bradford aka The Black Raven.

Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

1965 Italian gothic horror movie about an Italian castle owner who is possessed by an evil spirit of its sado-masochistic past when a group of models come to use his property for a special photo shoot.

Bowery at Midnight (1942)

Bowery at Midnight (1942) is a horror film starring Bela Lugosi. Lugosi plays a psychology professor by day who, secretly and under an assumed name, runs a Bowery soup kitchen by night called the Bowery Friendly Mission. Lugosi’s character uses his soup kitchen as a means to recruit members of a criminal gang, of which he is also secretly the head.

Carnival of Souls (1962)

Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around with two friends but everything goes wrong when challenged to a drag race and their car gets forced off of a bridge.

Deep Red (1975)

Profondo Rosso follows music teacher Marcus Daly (Hemmings) as he investigates the violent murder of psychic medium Helga Ulmann (Macha Meril), which he witnesses in an apartment building. This movie is Rated R and being a very weird Italian film, from the really weird Italian film era, it probably shouldn’t be watched by anyone.

Devil Bat, The (1940)

The Devil Bat (1940) is a black-and-white horror movie which was produced by Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) and directed by Jean Yarbrough. The film stars the well known horror actor Bela Lugosi, along with Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O’Brien, Guy Usher, Yolande Mallott, and Donald Kerr.

Devils Partner, The (1961)

An old man dies in his shack while performing satanic rites. Shortly afterward, a strange man shows up claiming to be the old man’s nephew. When he moves in, strange things begin to happen, like a man being attacked by his own dog.

Driller Killer (1979)

Meet the “Banned in the UK” film Driller Killer, which is a perfect example of the 1970’s violent exploitation film Americans loved at the time. It’s about an starving artist who likes to take out random bums with a power drill. Rated R.

Drums of Jeopardy, The (1931)

Dr. Boris Karlov (yes Karlov), played by Warner Oland, is an evil scientist who decides to take revenge on people that he thinks are responsible for his families death.

Flying Serpent, The (1946)

Prof. Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) discovers a creature and uses it to destroy his enemies. George Zucco is best known film role of Professor Moriarty in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), opposite Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes.

Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

The East Side Kids set out to fix up a house in the suburbs for Glimpy’s sister and her new husband.

Gorilla, The (1939)

When a wealthy man (Lionel Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive. Patsy Kelly portrays a newly-hired maid who wants to quit because the butler, played by Bela Lugosi, scares her.

Head, The (1959)

Dr. Abel invents a serum that keeps a dog’s head alive after its body dies. When Dr. Abel dies of a heart attack, his crazed assistant cuts off his head and, using the serum, keeps the doctor’s head alive and forces it to help him on an experiment. That is to take a hunchbacked nurse and give her a stripper babe body.

Horror Hotel (1960)

On the recommendation of her professor, a young female student travels to a small Massachusetts town to do some research into witchcraft. She finds the town occupied by the reincarnation of an infamous witch burned at the stake in the 17th century.

How Awful About Alan (1970)

How Awful About Allan is a 1970 television movie thriller, directed by Curtis Harrington and starring Anthony Perkins. It premiered on ABC in the fall of 1970 and was produced by prolific television producer Aaron Spelling.

Man In The Attic (1953)

It’s London, 1888. On the third night of the Jack the Ripper killings, a man rents out an attic from an older couple in need of extra income. The man (Jack Palance), a research pathologist, begins working on his experiments in the rooms. Helen Harley, the landlady (Frances Bavier), becomes suspicious of the man, especially when her niece shows an interest in him.

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Manos was written, directed and produced by Harold P. Warren, a fertilizer salesman from El Paso, Texas. Warren also starred in the film. A vacationing family is trapped at a lodge maintained by a polygamous pagan cult. It ranks among the best movies ever made by a fertilizer salesman.

Moon of the Wolf (1972)

The film begins following a moonlit night in the Louisiana Bayou town of Marsh Island as two farmers discover the mauled, dead body of a local resident, an attractive young girl. Sheriff Aaron Whitaker (David Janssen) is called in. The victim’s temperamental brother Lawrence Burrifors (Geoffrey Lewis) arrives at the crime scene and jumps to the conclusion that the girl’s lover committed the murder, a man whose very name her brother does not know. The town’s Dr. Drutan (John Beradino) examines the body and pronounces the girl died of a severe blow to the head caused by a human hand. He tells Sheriff Whitaker, “It looks like you have a murder on your hands.” The sheriff replies, “Just what I needed.”

Night Tide (1961)

Seaman Johnny Drake (Dennis Hopper) falls in love with Mora (Linda Lawson), who lives in a hotel above the marina merry-go-round (the movie was filmed at the Santa Monica pier)and is a mermaid for the carnival. All of her previous lovers have died, so Johnny gets a little concerned.

Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Lon Chaney plays the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star.

Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy, The (1957)

This about sums it up: “See the relentless machine battle the gruesome corpse.” The alternative title for this film was Aztec Mummy vs. the Human Robot.

Shock (1944)

The film tells the story of a psychiatrist, Dr. Cross, (Vincent Price), who is treating a young woman, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw), who is in a coma-state, brought on when she heard loud arguing, went to her window and saw a man strike his wife with a candlestick and kill her. It also stars Lynn Bari as Dr. Cross’s nurse/lover, Elaine Jordan.

Snake People (1971)

A voodoo death cult worships an evil priest named Damballa. Captain Labesh arrives and wants to crack down on the cult and the drunken local police force that has turned a blind eye to the cults activities.

Sound of Horror (1964)

This B horror classic is Spanish made. It’s about a group of people in Greece that set off an explosion in a cave, releasing an invisible, noisy dinosaur monster. Also known as El sonido de la muerte.

Teenage Zombies (1959)

While boating in a boat we never see and possibly water-skiing without getting wet, a quartet of teens, Reg (Don Sullivan), Skip (Paul Pepper), Julie (Mitzie Albertson), and Pam (Brianne Murphy), accidentally discover an island run by a mad scientist named Doctor Myra who intends to turn everyone in the United States into a communist zombie, but we really don’t see any zombies and only a couple commies. Luckily it’s “Dreamboat” Don Sullivan to the rescue. I don’t seem to remember Don Sullivan singing in this one, but you should take appropriate precautions.

Trauma (1962)

A young girl finds the body of her dead aunt, but doesn’t remember much about it. She returns in later life to remember what happened.

Vampire Bat, The (1933)

When the villagers of Kleinschloss start dying of blood loss, the town fathers suspect a resurgence of vampirism. While police inspector Karl remains skeptical, scientist Dr. von Niemann cares for the vampire’s victims one by one, and suspicion falls on simple-minded Herman Gleib because of his fondness for bats. A blood-thirsty mob hounds Gleib to his death, but the vampire attacks don’t stop.

Yesterday Machine, The (1963)

This low budget 60’s sci-fi is a unique mixture of sawdust, glue, ham and wood. A Nazi scientist invents a time machine enabling him to go back to alter the events of WWII. He’s discovered by some teenagers who’s car breaks down on the way to a college football game.

Atomic Brain (Monstrosity), The (1964)

The movie tells the story of an elderly woman who uses her vast fortune to convince an eccentric yet brilliant scientist to provide her with a new, youthful body. This is done by hiring three immigrant young women, with the promise of helping them become film stars. The old woman then chooses which of the girls she finds most beautiful, and sets about replacing the young woman’s brain with her own.

Attack from Space (1964)

Good aliens are sent from the Emerald planet to protect the earth from an evil space race called the Spherions. Starman shows up and finds out that not only has to fight the Sperions, he also has to root out human traitors.

Attack of the Monsters (1969)

A UFO takes two boys from Earth to another planet where they discover a race of people who can control giant monsters and have plans to take over the Earth. It’s up to Gamera to save the day.

Beast Of Yucca Flats (1961)

Joseph Javorsky, mild mannered commie scientist arrives in Yucca Flats in the United States after defecting.

Day the Sky Exploded, The (1958)

I haven’t been in the mood to sit down and watch this movie, but I finally got there. This movie has really good production values for it’s genre and time.

EEGAH! (1962)

If you think you’ve seen some weird movies here on Retrovision Internet TV. Why don’t you try this one on for size?. This is the quintessential 1950s midnight movie. Goofy 1950s teenagers find a cave man. Guess who he is? You’ll see.

Evil Brain from Outer Space (1964)

The film concerns Starman’s efforts to save the Earth from the followers of Balazar, an evil genius from the planet Zemar whose brain has been preserved after his own assassination

Galaxy Invader (1985)

.If I die and I go to hell, the Devil will be showing Galaxy Invader for eternity. Be cautious B movie fans, this movie will be over and you’ll have a little more than an hour you’ll never have back. These trailer park characters chasing after the green monster from outer space are enough to leave you rooting for the monster.

In the year 2889 (1967)

In the Year 2889 is a made for television, apocalyptic, sci-fi, movie about a futuristic nuclear war. It’s a the remake of The Day the World Ended. In the film, a nuclear war has wiped out all of Earth’s citizens, except for a few who hid from it in a valley. After the war, they are menaced by a group of mutant cannibals.

Indestructible Man (1956)

A violent criminal called The Butcher is brought back to life by a scientist using electricity. The Butcher becomes an invulnerable mute, and seeks vengeance upon those who caused his execution.

Last Man On Earth, The (1964)

The Last Man on Earth (Italian title: L’Ultimo uomo della Terra) is a 1964 Italian horror/science fiction film based upon the Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend. The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and starred Vincent Price.

Monsters From The Prehistoric Planet (1967)

An expedition from Tokyo heads to Obelisk Island, which a greedy entrepreneur (Mr. Funazu, the President of Playmate Magazine) wants to turn into an island resort. But the Japanese monsters have other ideas.

Phantom Planet (1961)

Watching the movie is like watching an undiscovered episode of the original “Star Trek.” We have a rocket being pulled off course by a strange phenomenon; we have special effects of the most functional and basic kind; we have a strange planet populated by earthlike (albeit small) people, whose strengths and weaknesses are allegories of human strengths and weaknesses; we have a series of curvaceous women, a brash young man and an elderly wise leader in the alien society; we have a brawny hero who alternates between fighting, courting and moralizing.

Planet Outlaws (1953)

Buck Rogers is a Universal serial film based on the Buck Rogers comic strip. It starred Buster Crabbe (who had previously starred in two Flash Gordon serials) as the heroic Buck Rogers, Constance Moore as relatively seldom-seen romantic interest Wilma Deering, Jackie Moran as sidekick George “Buddy” Wade, and Anthony Warde as “super-racketeer” “Killer” Kane. In 1953, the 1939 movie serial was edited into this film.

Quatermass II – Part 2

Quatermass 2 is a 1957 British science fiction horror serial. Professor Quatermass has discovered that space aliens have infiltrated the highest levels of the British government – Part Two

Quatermass II – Part 4

Quatermass 2 is a 1957 British science fiction horror serial. Professor Quatermass has discovered that space aliens have infiltrated the highest levels of the British government – Part Four

Quatermass II – Part 6

Quatermass 2 is a 1957 British science fiction horror serial. Professor Quatermass has discovered that space aliens have infiltrated the highest levels of the British government – Part Six.

Snow Creature, The (1954)

Members of a scientific expedition to the Himalaya’s that encounter and capture a Yeti. The creature is then brought back to the U.S., only to escape and run havoc. The Snow Creature was the first of several “Yeti / Abominable Snowman” themed movies. It also bore some resemblance to King Kong, in terms of plot, with act-one in an exotic setting and act-two taking place in an urban setting.

Teenagers From Outer Space (1959)

Teenagers from Outer Space is a 1959 sci-fi B-movie about an extraterrestrial ship landing on Earth to use it as a farm for its food supply. The crew of the ship includes several teenagers (who ironically look quite old for teenagers), two of whom oppose each other in their activities.

The Brain Machine (1977)

A scientific research project hijacked by surveillance obsessed government types. James Best plays as an anxious reverend, while Gerald McRaney is similarly mindlessly watchable as the most proactive experimental volunteer. There is of 70’s technology on display which is kinda interesting from a retro technologists point of view .

Unknown World (1951)

One thing is certain, man stands at the crossroads of history, the atomic age! It was Dr. Morley of the now defunct Society to Save civilization who said that atomic energy could reduce civilization to ashes. Now with bombs a thousand times more powerful the chances are that all future civilization could be compromised. Empowered by professional “do-gooders” he hatches a plan to save mankind.

War of the Robots (1978)

An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.

Yesterday Machine, The (1963)

This low budget 60’s sci-fi is a unique mixture of sawdust, glue, ham and wood. A Nazi scientist invents a time machine enabling him to go back to alter the events of WWII. He’s discovered by some teenagers who’s car breaks down on the way to a college football game.

Zontar, the Thing from Venus (1966)

Zontar, the Thing from Venus also known as Zontar: The Invader from Venus is a 1966, made for television, science fiction film, directed by Larry Buchanan and based on the teleplay by Hillman Taylor and Buchanan

Blood on the Sun (1945)

James Cagney plays a reporter in Tokyo before WWII. As you could imagine, he has some trouble with the Japanese government.

Dawn Express, The (1942)

Chemists working on a super gasoline for aircraft encounter a Nazi spy ring bent on theft and murder.

Green Glove, The (1950)

Glenn Ford stars as an American paratrooper GI who travels to France after the end of WWII to try and recover a jewel encrusted glove that had been stolen from a country church during the war. His quest leads him to a beautiful young tour guide (Geraldine Brooks), and a Nazi collaborator (George Macready) whom he had fought during the war. The movie was shot mostly on location in France and Monaco.

Lady from Chunking, The (1942)

After the Japanese invade China in WW 2, a young woman (Anna May Wong) leads a band of partisans against the occupying troops.

Matter of Life and Death, A (1946)

If you haven’t, you should watch A Matter of Life and Death. It was released in the US under the title of Stairway to Heaven. It’s a charming story about a pilot who dies after being shot down in a plane and whether love can save him. It’s got David Niven and a very cute Kim Hunter. This is a charming story. One interesting thing is that like the Wizard of Oz, it’s shot in color and black and white, but the scenes on Earth are in color and heaven is in black and white.

Project Kill (1976)

In the film, Nielsen plays John Trevor, a military agent who escapes from a secret government base where he had been the subject of various mind-control experiments. However, withdrawal from the mind-control drugs turn Trevor violent and dangerous, and now the military must find him before he can do any real damage.

Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976)

Phoenix island is conquered by an evil despot and his sorcerer. The emperor of the city was aided by his three generals but they were killed when the evil despot captured the dragon stick and became the new ruler of Golden city. The generals children were hidden away and return to exact revenge.

Shadows Over Shanghai (1938)

Pilot Peter Roma carries a precious amulet, but is shot down over China by a Russian agent who also wants the amulet.

To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945)

67 years ago today, Marines took Surubachi and got the upper hand in the battle of Iwo Jima during WWII. This is a 1945 Technicolor film by the US government about the events of that day. Four of the cameramen that shot this film died, including Bill Genaust who shot the famous flag raising.

We Dive at Dawn (1943)

The British submarine Sea Tiger docks after an unsuccessful patrol and the skipper (John Mills) and his crew are given a week’s leave. They each head off for their chosen destination. However, all arrangements are cancelled as a recall order is issued to return to the sub. Back at sea, the crew find out that the Sea Tiger is on a top secret mission to find and destroy Nazi Germany’s latest battleship, the Brandenburg.

Angel and the Badman (1946)

This is one of my favorite John Wayne Movies. Quirt Evans gets introduced to Quakers, who take him in after he gets shot over a land deal. He likes the Quakers, especially the farmers daughter played by Gail Russell.

Big Trees, The (1954)

In 1900, lumberman Jim Fallon (Kirk Douglas) greedily eyes the big trees in the virgin region of northern California. The land is already settled by, among others, a religious group led by Elder Bixby (Charles Meredith). Jim is attracted to Bixby’s daughter, Alicia (Eve Miller), though that does not change his plan to cheat the homesteaders.

Blue Steel (1934)

Blue Steel is a 1934 Western film in which John Wayne plays a U.S. Marshal who is trying to capture the Polka Dot Bandit, who has taken off with $4,000.

Call of the Wilderness (1932)

This movie is also known as “Trailing the Killer”. Plain and simple this is a dog movie in the character of Rin-Tin-Tin. Caesar is as smart as Rinty.

Dawn Rider, The (1935)

Here’s another Lone Star Picture with John Wayne. John Wayne goes after the guys that killed his dad.

Desert Trail, The (1935)

Rodeo star John Scott (John Wayne) and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie (Eddy Chandler) are wrongly accused of armed robbery at the Rattlesnake Gulch rodeo just after John Scott gets his rodeo prize money. The Rodeo Official is robbed and murdered by Pete (Paul Fix) a minute after Scott and Kansas Charlie leave.

Gods Gun (1975)

Father John (Lee Van Cleef) turns vigilante and hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Jack Palance) who kill the local priest.

Great Dan Patch, The (1949)

This movie stars Dennis O’Keefe and Gail Russell. It’s the true story about Dan Patch, who held the record for being the fastest harness horse in the world from 1909 to 1938.

Haunted Ranch (1943)

The Range Busters take on Rance and his outlaw gang over a shipment of gold bullion. Rance has his men impersonating ghosts to keep people away from the ranch where he suspects the gold is hidden.

Law of the West (1932)

When the vigilantes go after cattle rustler Lee Morgan, he responds by kidnapping the son of the head of the vigilantes. Years later, the story becomes interesting because the boy doesn’t know his father isn’t the outlaw.

Lucky Texan, The (1934)

John Wayne stars in this western movie about two ranchers who strike it rich with a gold mine and the bad guys that want the gold.

Mohawk (1956)

An artist working in a remote army post is juggling the storekeeper’s daughter, his fiancée newly arrived from the east, and the Indian Chief’s daughter. But when a vengeful settler manages to get the army and the braves at each other’s throats his troubles really begin.

Nevadan, The (1950)

Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone and Forrest Tucker tell the tale of the mysterious stranger who tangles with evil ranchers and bank robbers.

Oath of Vengeance (1944)

I’m working on this, but you should be able to watch sone movies.

Outlaw, The (1943)

The Outlaw is a 1943 Western movie, directed by Howard Hughes and Howard Hawks (uncredited), which turned Jane Russell into one of Hollywood’s movie legends. The film also starred Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, and Walter Huston.

Proud and the Damned, The (1972)

A group of five Confederate mercenaries led by Sergeant Will Hansen must choose sides carefully in a small village where they find themselves trapped in the middle of a rebellion. Starring Chuck Connors and Cesar Romero.

Riders of Destiny (1933)

Here John Wayne plays Singin’ Sandy Saunders, the screen’s first singing cowboy. Singin’ Sandy’s ten-gallon hat was black instead of white. This movie is a little more intense than your normal musical cowbody movie of the time. Sandy says “the streets soon running with blood” and “you’ll be drinking your drinks with the dead”, which in not the tamest John Wayne of the 1930’s.

Star Packer, The (1934)

U.S. Marshal John Travers (John Wayne), becomes sheriff of a town where several murders have occurred, hoping to flush out an outlaw chieftain known only as “The Shadow”.

Texas Terror, The – John Wayne (1935)

Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy’s sister and helps her run her ranch. Then she finds out about his past.

Vengeance Valley (1951)

This is sort of a Cain and Abel story about a rancher (Burt Lancaster) that takes in an orphaned boy. His real son gets jealous and tries to get his adopted brother in trouble, so that he can get the whole ranch.

Western Cyclone (1943)

Randall (Glenn Strange) is trying to get the Governor (Karl Hackett) impeached so he can take over control of the state.
Knowing the Governor and Billy (Buster Crabbe) are good friends, he has Billy framed for murder.
Fuzzy (Al St. John) finds the shell and Billy sees it has a peculiar mark.
Now they have to find the owner of that gun.

Wildfire (1945)

It was a cold wet night, cattle rustlers were on the loose, the sheep were nervous. The sheep were always nervous, but this time it was because of cattle rustlers, not that other thing. In rides the handsome stranger played by Bob Steele to save the day.