|The Hitch-Hiker 1953 N/R, 71 min.|
Director: Ida Lupino
Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, Jose Torvay, Sam Hayes, Wendell Niles, Jean Del Val, Clark Howat, Natividad Vacio, Rodney Bell, Martin Garralaga, Larry Hudson, Wade Crosby, Ed Hinton, Gordon Barnes
As Roy and Gilbert (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) head off on a fishing trip, they make a big mistake: they pick up a hitchhiker, Emmett (William Talman), a sadistic, psychotic killer. Emmett takes the pair hostage and forces them to cross the desert and enter Mexico, playing a cat and mouse game with them on the way. A good film noir directed by the 1930s and 1940s star, Ida Lupino.
|Invasion U.S.A. 1952 N/R, 73 min.|
Director: Alfred E. Green
Cast: Gerald Mohr, Peggie Castle, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Bice, Tom Kennedy, Wade Crosby, Erik Blythe, Phyllis Coates, Aram Katcher, Noel Neill
The Communist scare was on in the early 1950s, and this film, though weak in most respects, captures the flavor of the times. Mr. Ohman (Dan O'Herlihy) enters a bar in New York where the customers discuss current events. A TV news bulletin on the bar's TV states that the U.S. is being invaded. All but Mr. Ohman react with panic and head out to deal with their fate. Mr. Ohman's calm in the storm is revealed at film's end as an invasion, including the use of a nuclear bomb, takes place.
|J.W. Coop 1972 PG-13, 112 min.|
Director: Cliff Robertson
Cast: Cliff Robertson, Geraldine Page, Cristina Ferrare, R.G. Armstrong, R.L. Armstrong, John Crawford, Wade Crosby, Marjorie Durant Dye, Paul Harper, Son Hooker, Richard Kennedy, Bruce Kirby
Professional rodeo rider J.W. Coop (Cliff Robertson) spent the 1950s in prison. Now, in the 1960s, he sets out to conquer the rodeo circuit and finds that rodeo life has changed in the last 10 years.
|The Paleface 1948 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Western
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Cast: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Charles Trowbridge, Jeff York, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian, Bobby Watson, Jackie Searl, Joseph Vitale, Clem Bevans, Stanley Andrews, Wade Crosby, Chief Yowlachie, Iron Eyes Cody, John Maxwell
The song "Buttons and Bows" won the Academy Award for Best Song in this very entertaining comedy about the romance and marriage of Calamity Jane (Jane Russell) and frontier dentist "Painless" Peter Potter (Bob Hope) who she meets while investigating the selling of rifles to Indians.
|Reign of Terror 1949 N/R, 89 min.|
aka: The Black Book
Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: Robert Cummings, Arlene Dahl, Richard Hart, Richard Basehart, Arnold Moss, Norman Lloyd, Charles McGraw, Beulah Bondi, Jess Barker, Wade Crosby, William Challee, Ellen Lowe, John Doucette, Victor Kilian, Wilton Graff
Set in France during the French Revolution, this tale of conspiracy and greed centers on the actions of Maximilian Robespierre (Richard Basehart) whose name has become synonymous with The Terror.
|Under California Stars 1948 N/R, 70 min.|
Director: William Witney
Cast: Roy Rogers, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, George Lloyd, Wade Crosby, Bob Nolan, House Peters Jr., Steve Clark, Michael Chapin, Joseph A. Garro, Paul Power, John Wald, Pat Brady, Doye O'Dell, Pascale Perry
Trigger would bring a good price for horse thieves, so he is stolen, and the perpetrators, "Pop" Jordan (George Lloyd) and Lige McFarland (Wade Crosby) demand $100,000 for Trigger's return. Roy suspects that McFarland's stepson Ted Conover (Michael Chapin) has played a role in the theft, but Ted is innocent and helps Roy and his pals recover Trigger.
|Westworld 1973 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Western
Director: Michael Crichton
Cast: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Victoria Shaw, Norman Bartold, Alan Oppenheimer, Dick Van Patten, Steve Franken, Linda Gaye Scott, Terry Wilson, Majel Barrett, Ann Bellamy, Wade Crosby, Chris Holter, Jared Martin
Gunslinger (Yul Brynner) works at a fantasy resort filled with robots, Westworld, where dreams can come true. Enter two 21st-century men–Martin and Blane (Richard Benjamin and James Brolin)–who dream of living back in the Wild West. Their fantasies reach the realm of reality when the robot Gunslinger stalks them.
|1. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)|
2. Invasion U.S.A. (1952)
3. J.W. Coop (1972)
4. The Paleface (1948)
5. Reign of Terror (1949)
aka: The Black Book
6. Under California Stars (1948)
7. Westworld (1973)
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