|Bedlam 1946 N/R, 78 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Mark Robson
Cast: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Glen Vernon, Jason Robards Sr., Joan Newton, Richard Fraser, Ian Wolfe, Leyland Hodgson, Elizabeth Russell, John Beck, Ellen Corby, Harry Harvey, Bruce Edwards, John Ince
Bedlam is an asylum in need of reform. Master Sims (Boris Karloff) heads up the mental hospital staffed by unusually cruel personnel. Nell Rowen (Anna Lee) is an actress who helps at the institution and is determined that changes will be made Meanwhile, Sims is determined to rid the hospital of her influence.
|Cat People 1942 N/R, 73 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Romance / Horror / Thriller
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt, Alan Napier, Elizabeth Russell, Alec Craig, Bud Geary, Eddie Dew, Murdock MacQuarrie, Donald Kerr, Theresa Harris
Following their wedding, Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) learns that his wife Irena (Simone Simon) believes that she is a Cat Woman as a member of an ancient Serbian tribe and has a genetic tendency to turn into a panther when emotionally aroused. Oliver tries to help Irena by getting her psychiatric help from Dr. Louis Judd (Tom Conway), but Oliver runs into major problems. The marriage is failing, and Oliver becomes romantically interested in coworker Alice Moore (Jane Randolph). Now, a jealous Irena's stalking of Alice turns into a night of terror in a swimming pool.
|The Corpse Vanishes 1942 N/R, 65 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Sci-Fi
Director: Wallace Fox
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin, Elizabeth Russell, Minerva Urecal, Vince Barnett, Joan Barclay, Angelo Rossitto, Kenneth Harlan, Gwen Kenyon, Frank Moran, George Eldredge, Eddie Kane, Murdock MacQuarrie
Mad scientist Doctor Lorenz (Bela Lugosi) kidnaps and murders young brides to give his aged wife, the Countess (Elizabeth Russell), eternal youth–until Pat Hunter (Luana Walters) sets the trap that snares the crazed doctor.
|The Curse of the Cat People 1944 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Fantasy
Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter, Elizabeth Russell, Eve March, Julia Dean, Erford Gage, Sir Lancelot, Charles Bates, Edmund Glover, Sarah Selby
In this sequel to "Cat People," a little girl (Ann Carter) develops her private world of make-believe when her father (Kent Smith) ignores her emotional needs, and she conjures up her father's deceased wife (Simone Simon).
|Our Vines Have Tender Grapes 1945 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Roy Rowland
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Frances Gifford, Agnes Moorehead, Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, Morris Carnovsky, Sara Haden, Louis Jean Heydt, Arthur Space, Greta Granstedt, Dorothy Morris, Charles Middleton, Elizabeth Russell, Francis Pierlot
This family story is about a wise Scandinavian father Martinius Jacobson (Edward G. Robinson) who leads his morally upright family–wife Bruna (Agnes Moorehead), seven-year-old daughter Selma (Margaret O'Brien), and nephew Arnold (Jackie "Butch" Jenkins)–as they adapt to the Wisconsin farming region. The new schoolmarm Viola Johnson (Frances Gifford) arrives, and problems ensue when she finds life in the country to be boring. But, she changes her mind when unexpected events occur to the Jacobson family, and she learns the value of supporting one's friends and neighbors.
|So's Your Aunt Emma 1942 N/R, 62 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
aka: Meet the Mob
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Cast: Zasu Pitts, Roger Pryor, Douglas Fowley, Warren Hymer, Gwen Kenyon, Elizabeth Russell, Tristram Coffin, Malcolm "Bud" McTaggart, Stanley Blystone, Jack Mulhall, Dick Elliott, Wheeler Oakman, Eleanor Counts, Gene O'Donnell, George Eldredge
Spinster Aunt Emma (Zasu Pitts) travels to the big city to attend the boxing match of Mickey O'Banion (Malcolm "Bud" McTaggart) who is the son of her long-dead beau. Emma uncovers the fact that Mickey is a victim of mobsters controlling the boxing matches, and the gangsters mistakenly believe that Emma heads up the Ma Barker gang. Emma goes along with the deception, joins forces with reporter Terry (Roger Pryor), and frees Mickey from gang control.
|Weird Woman 1944 N/R, 62 min.|
Director: Reginald LeBorg
Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Gwynne, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Morgan, Elisabeth Risdon, Lois Collier, Elizabeth Russell, Harry Hayden, Phil Brown, Jackie Lou Harding
In this "Inner Sanctum" mystery, Professor Norman Reed (Lon Chaney Jr.) runs into major problems with his jealous former love when he brings home his new bride (Anne Gwynne).
|1. Bedlam (1946)|
2. Cat People (1942)
3. The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
4. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
5. Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
6. So's Your Aunt Emma (1942)
aka: Meet the Mob
7. Weird Woman (1944)
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