|13 Lead Soldiers 1948 N/R, 64 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Frank McDonald
Cast: Tom Conway, Maria Palmer, Helen Westcott, John Newland, Terry Kilburn, William Stelling, Harry Cording, William Edmunds, Gordon Richards, John Goldsworthy
Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond (Tom Conway) works to solve a murder and uses antique lead soldiers to provide clues to the location of a buried treasure.
|Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1953 N/R, 76 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Horror
Director: Charles Lamont
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott, Reginald Denny, John Dierkes, Jim Aubrey, Harry Cording, Judith Brian, Marjorie Bennett, Donald Kerr, Bert LeBaron, Al Ferguson, Anthony Marsh
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello play inept American detectives, Slim and Tubby, who are studying police tactics in London. They become involved with Dr. Henry Jekyll (Boris Karloff) who has been conducting experiments transforming animals into hybrids. Jekyll injects himself with the serum and is transformed into the evil Mr. Hyde who goes on a killing spree against doctors who mocked Jekyll's experiment. When Slim and Tubby join in the investigation, Tubby is injected with Jekyll's formula, and chaos ensues.
|Adventures of Don Juan 1948 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Romance
Director: Vincent Sherman
Cast: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas, Alan Hale, Ann Rutherford, Raymond Burr, Helen Westcott, Douglas Kennedy, Una O'Connor, Robert Warwick, Romney Brent, Jerry Austin, Jean Shepherd, Fortunio Bonanova, Aubrey Mather
Errol Flynn, in his last epic adventure, excels in his role of the famous lover, Don Juan. After Don Juan's indiscreet womanizing, in an attempt to rehabilitate him, Queen Margaret (Viveca Lindfors) offers him the position of fencing instructor at the royal fencing academy. While there, Don Juan learns that the evil Duke de Loerea (Robert Douglas) is plotting to take over the throne, and–aided by Leporello (Alan Hale), Don Serafino (Fortunio Bonanova), and Don Sebastian (Jerry Austin)–Don Juan foils the plans. The film won an Academy Award for Best Costumes.
|Battles of Chief Pontiac 1952 N/R, 71 min.|
Genre: Western / Action / Adventure / Mystery / Romance
Director: Felix E. Feist
Cast: Lex Barker, Lon Chaney Jr., Berry Kroeger, Roy Roberts, Helen Westcott, Ramsay Hill, Guy Teague, Larry Chance, Katherine Warren, James Fairfax, Abner George, Bob Broder, Chris Drake
Believing they can awaken the King of France to their cause and fearing encroachment of the British, Chief Pontiac (Lon Chaney Jr.) and his Indians wage a war in the 1760s against the Lake Erie fortresses. Lt. Kent McIntyre (Lex Barker) represents the British in an attempt to negotiate a peace treaty with Chief Pontiac, but the attempt is unsuccessful. McIntyre's commanding officer is replaced by Col. von Webber (Berry Kroeger) who tries to exterminate the Indians with small pox infested blankets. But, finally, peace is restored–at least for the time being.
|Day of the Outlaw 1959 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Andre De Toth
Cast: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal, Venetia Stevenson, Nehemiah Persoff, David(1) Nelson, Helen Westcott, Jack Lambert, Frank DeKova, Lance Fuller, Elisha Cook Jr.
Ruthless Jack Bruhn (Burl Ives) and his band of Army renegades take over a remote Western town. Reluctant rancher Blaise Starrett (Robert Ryan) is the only one who will stand up to the gang. Good performances by Ryan and Ives who stage the final shootout in a snowstorm.
|The Girl from Jones Beach 1949 N/R, 77 min.|
Director: Peter Godfrey
Cast: Ronald Reagan, Virginia Mayo, Eddie Bracken, Dona Drake, Henry Travers, Lois Wilson, Florence Bates, Helen Westcott, Paul Harvey
Artist Bob Randolph (Ronald Reagan) sets out to find a perfectly proportioned model; he finds her in schoolteacher Ruth Wilson (Virginia Mayo), but the school board reaction is unfavorable.
|God's Little Acre 1958 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Tina Louise, Buddy Hackett, Jack Lord, Fay Spain, Vic Morrow, Helen Westcott, Michael Landon, Lance Fuller
TyTy Walden (Robert Ryan) is a poor farmer in Georgia who is convinced there is buried treasure on his barren land. Meanwhile, Bill Thompson (Aldo Ray) thinks it makes more sense to reopen the cotton mill than waste time searching for treasure.
|The Gunfighter 1950 N/R, 84 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: Henry King
Cast: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker, Karl Malden, Skip Homeier, Verna Felton, Ellen Corby, Richard Jaeckel, Alan Hale Jr., Anthony Ross, Mae Marsh, Cliff Clark, James Millican, Harry Harvey
Gunfighter Jimmie Ringo (Gregory Peck) wants to settle down and rekindle the love he and his wife, Peggy (Helen Westcott), once shared. While waiting for Peggy in a saloon, Ringo learns that he cannot escape his past.
|Hot Blood 1956 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: Jane Russell, Cornel Wilde, Luther Adler, Joseph Calleia, Mikhail Rasumny, Nina Koshetz, Helen Westcott, James H. Russell, Wally Russell, Nick Dennis, Richard Deacon, Robert Foulk, John Raven, Peter Brocco, Ross Bagdasarian
In this story, set in a gypsy community in Los Angeles, aspiring dancer Stephen Torino (Cornel Wilde) enters into an arranged marriage with Annie (Jane Russell). At first, Stephen shows little interest in Annie, but when he gets to know her, he changes his attitude, and romance is on his mind.
|The Invisible Avenger 1958 N/R, 60 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
aka: Bourbon St. Shadows
Director: James Wong Howe, Ben Parker, John Sledge
Cast: Richard Derr, Mark Daniels, Helen Westcott, Jeanne Neher, Dan Mullin, Lee Edwards, Jack Doner, Steve Dano, Leo Bruno, Sam Page, Jan Carr
The popular radio program "The Shadow" is brought to the screen with Richard Derr in the role of superdetective Lamont Cranston/The Shadow who can "cloud men's minds" so that he is invisible. This is an unsold pilot for a TV series that did not spawn the series–partly because of the low budget and poor production values. Cranston investigates the murder of a Latin American dictator in New Orleans. It turns out that the dictator faked his murder in order to bring the true leader out in the open so he could be killed. Rereleased four years later as "Bourbon St. Shadows" with additional material added.
|Phone Call from a Stranger 1952 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie, Keenan Wynn, Evelyn Varden, Warren Stevens, Beatrice Straight, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott, Ted Donaldson, Hugh Beaumont, Harry Cheshire, Ken Christy, Cliff Clark
While flying to Los Angeles, David L. Trask (Gary Merrill) makes with fellow passengers–ex-stripper Bianca Carr (Shelley Winters), troubled Dr. Robert Fortness (Michael Rennie), and travelling salesman Eddie Hoke (Keenan Wynn). The plane crashes, and Trask is the sole survivor. Now, Trask visits the families of the victims, and, in the process, brings comfort to them and changes his own life forever.
|The Secret of Convict Lake 1951 N/R, 83 min.|
Director: Michael Gordon
Cast: Glenn Ford, Ethel Barrymore, Gene Tierney, Zachary Scott, Ann Dvorak, Barbara Bates, Ruth Donnelly, Cyril Cusack, Richard Hylton, Helen Westcott, Jeanette Nolan, Harry Carter, David Post, Jack Lambert, Charles Flynn
In the 1870s, Jim Canfield (Glenn Ford), who was convicted for a crime he did not commit, and a group of convicts escape from a Nevada prison and hide out in a small California community of women whose men have joined the posse in pursuit of them. Jim falls for Marcia (Gene Tierney) who is already engaged to the man who framed him, and more problems ensue.
|Studs Lonigan 1960 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Irving Lerner
Cast: Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig, Jack Nicholson, Dick Foran, Jay C. Flippen, Helen Westcott, Jack Kruschen, George Keymas, Robert Casper, Katherine Squire, Suzi Carnell, Kathy Johnson, Madame Spivy
This film is based on James T. Farrell's trilogy about Studs Lonigan growing up in the 1920s on the South side of Chicago and trying to escape for a better life.
|Take Care of My Little Girl 1951 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson, Mitzi Gaynor, Jean Peters, Jeffrey Hunter, George Nader, Helen Westcott, Gail Davis, Betty Lynn, Natalie Schafer
Mid-century campus life is depicted in this love story about sorority girl Liz Erickson (Jeanne Crain) and her romance with Joe Blake (Dale Robertson). Get out your handkerchiefs!
|Three Came Home 1950 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa, Sylvia Andrew, Helen Westcott, Patrick O'Moore, Mark Keuning, Phyllis Mooris, Howard Chuman, Alex Frazer, Sung Li, John Mantley, Harry Maratin, James Logan
Based on Agnes Newton Keith's autobiography, this excellent film concerns the struggle for survival of American and British families who were POWs in Borneo during World War II. Agnes (Claudette Colbert), her husband Harry (Patric Knowles), and their small son George (Mark Keuning) are among the concentration camp prisoners who suffer torture and starvation. But, Agnes keeps up her spirit and maintains her dignity while waiting to be rescued.
|With a Song in My Heart 1952 N/R, 117 min.|
Director: Walter Lang
Cast: Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter, Robert Wagner, Helen Westcott, Una Merkel, Lyle Talbot, Max Showalter, Leif Erickson
While Susan Hayward and Thelma Ritter received Oscar nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively, it was Alfred Newman who walked away with the Oscar for Best Musical Scoring in this biography of singer Jane Froman who makes an inspiring recovery following a plane crash.
|1. 13 Lead Soldiers (1948)|
2. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
3. Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
4. Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952)
5. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
6. The Girl from Jones Beach (1949)
7. God's Little Acre (1958)
8. The Gunfighter (1950)
9. Hot Blood (1956)
10. The Invisible Avenger (1958)
aka: Bourbon St. Shadows
11. One Last Fling (1949)
12. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
13. Return of the Texan (1952)
14. The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)
15. Studs Lonigan (1960)
16. Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)
17. Three Came Home (1950)
18. With a Song in My Heart (1952)
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