|Babes in Bagdad 1952 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Cast: Paulette Goddard, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Ney, John Boles, Sebastian Cabot, Christopher Lee, MacDonald Parke, Hugh Dempster, Thomas Gallagher, Natalie Benesh
Things go well in the caliph's (John Boles) harem until Kyra (Paulette Goddard) comes along and demands equal rights for women. This comedy fails to entertain, even with a cast of stars.
|The Mouse That Roared 1959 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: Jack Arnold
Cast: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, David Kossoff, William Hartnell, Timothy Bateson, Leo McKern, MacDonald Parke, Monte Landis, Colin Gordon, Bill Nagy
A very small and even more bankrupt country, the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, decides to end its financial woes by declaring war on the United States. The intent is to lose the war and then receive U.S. aid to rebuild. There is much in this funny movie that relates to the world today. Also catch the funny sequel, "The Mouse on the Moon."
|No Orchids for Miss Blandish 1948 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: St. John Legh Clowes
Cast: Jack La Rue, Linden Travers, Walter Crisham, Leslie Bradley, Hugh McDermott, Zoe Gail, Charles Goldner, MacDonald Parke, Percy Marmont, Lilli Molnar, Danny Green, Richard Nielson, Michael Balfour, Frances Marsden, Jack Lester
James Hadley Chase's bestseller comes to the screen with this movie, in which an heiress, Miss Blandish (Linden Travers), is kidnapped for ransom on her wedding night, and her bridegroom is killed by gangster Slim Grisson (Jack LaRue). She ends up a captive of the Grisson mob run by Slim and his mother, Ma Grisson (Lilli Molnar). Miss Blandish becomes attracted to Slim, but the police are on the Grisson gang's trail, and violence ensues when they close in. Slim is killed, and Miss Blandish falls to her death–with an orchid in her hand. Remade in 1971 as "The Grisson Gang."
|Summertime 1955 N/R, 99 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: David Lean
Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin, Mari Aldon, Jane Rose, Andre Morell, Jeremy Spenser, MacDonald Parke, Gaitano Andiero, Virginia Simeon
With Venice for its setting, this beautiful David Lean film involves a middle-aged spinster, Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn), who, while on vacation, falls in love with married antiques-dealer Renato de Rossi (Rossano Brazzi). Academy Award nominations were received for Best Actress and Director.
|1. Babes in Bagdad (1952)|
2. The Mouse That Roared (1959)
3. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
4. Summertime (1955)
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