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Detour (68 min) 1945
Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble. Starring: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, and Claudia Drake.
Monitors (90 minutes) 1969
The Monitors is a 1969 U.S. satirical science fiction film. Shot in Chicago, it was the first film production of the city's Second City comedy troupe and was co-produced and financed by the Bell and Howell film-equipment manufacturing company (then based in nearby Skokie) in an effort to establish Chicago as a film production center.
Alibi for Murder (65 minutes) 1934
AKA “I HATE WOMEN,” (aka FRAMED FOR MURDER), with June Clyde, Wallace Ford, Bradley Page. A misogynistic reporter finds himself taking up the cause of a young women he believes is falsely accused of killing her husband.
Big News (65 min) 1929
Starring Robert Armstrong and Carol Lombard. A reporter's marriage is jeopardized by his drinking and he finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit.
Dick Tracy (60 min) 1945
Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Mike Mazurki. Police detective Dick Tracy must identify and apprehend a serial killer known as Splitface.
Hell’s Hinges (65 min) 1916
William S. Hart, Clara Williams, Jack Standing. In the wayward western town known as Hell's Hinges, a local tough guy is reformed by the faith of a good woman.
His Girl Friday (90 min) 1940
Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
Jesse James at Bay (56 min) 1941
Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne. Jesse James joins with Missouri settlers in their battle with rich, land-grabbing railroad tycoons.
King of the Cowboys (67 min) 1943
Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan. Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses (during World War II). Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.
Millionaire Kid (60 min) 1936
Betty Compson, Bryant Washburn, Charles Delaney. The Millionaire Kid is young Tommy Neville whose wealthy parents, Thomas and Gloria Neville are preparing to fight it out in divorce court. Tommy runs away from home.
The Old Corral (57 min) 1936
Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Irene Manning. As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.
Private Lives of Henry VIII (97 min) 1933
Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall. King Henry VIII marries five more times after his divorce from his first wife Catherine of Aragon.
Sherlock Holmes “A Study in Scarlet” (72 min) 1933
Reginald Owen, Anna May Wong, June Clyde. In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members.
Suddenly (75 min) 1954
Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason. In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA
Tarzan and The Green Goddess (72 min) 1938
Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Frank Baker. This is an edited version of the 1935 serial "The New Adventures of Tarzan."
Tarzan and the Trappers (70 min) 1958
Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen. After dispatching a ruthless hunter who traps animals for gain, he has to contend with his brother who is out for revenge.
Tarzan’s Revenge (70 min) 1938
Glenn Morris, Eleanor Holm, George Barbier. Eleanor and her parents are hunting big game, accompanied by her wimpish fiancé. Ben lleu Bey wants to add her to his 100-woman harem. Tarzan wants her too.
Terrors on Horseback (55 min) 1946
Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Patti McCarty. When Fuzzy's niece is killed in a stage holdup, Billy and Fuzzy go after the killers. They catch Tryon only to have him shot before he can talk. When Gordon confesses, he is also killed.
The Hairy Ape (92 min) 1944
William Bendix, Susan Hayward, John Loder. During the 1940s, social class conflict is depicted when a spoiled socialite, traveling on a freighter, calls the ship's head stoker a hairy ape, provoking him into stalking the rich woman once ashore in New York.
Abilene Town (129 min) 1946
A sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War. Stars:
Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan.
The Ape Man (64 min) 1943
A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure. Starring: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford.
The Big Show (70 min) 1936
At the Texas Centennial in Dallas Autry confuses two girls by being himself and his own stunt double. Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes.
Torture Ship (57 min) 1939
A mad scientist performs experiments on "the criminal mind" on captured criminals on board his private ship. Written by Jack London, stars: Lyle Talbot, Irving Pichel, Julie Bishop.
The Blood of a Poet (55 min) 1932
A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking. The artist tries to wipe it away with his hand, but when he looks into the hand he finds the living mouth on his palm. Film by Jean Cocteau. Stars: Enrique Rivero, Elizabeth Lee Miller, Pauline Carton.
Bowery at Midnight (60 min) 1942
Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Karl Wagner uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. Stars:
Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay.
City Without Men (75 min) 1943
A young woman's husband has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. In order to be near him to try to help him get his sentence overturned, she moves into a boardinghouse near the prison whose residents are the wives of inmates. Stars: Linda Darnell, Edgar Buchanan, Michael Duane.
Devil Bat (68 min) 1940
A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it. Stars: Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien.
Dick Tracy (Republic Pictures Series) (4h 50 min) 1937
A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick. Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette.
Go-Get-‘Em, Haines (63 min) 1936
Reporter Steve Haines (Boyd), on the trail of a business tycoon, follows his subject onto an ocean liner and gets wound up in a cruise full of intrigue, romance and murder. Stars: William Boyd, Sheila Terry, Eleanor Hunt.
Man From Music Mountain (58 min) 1938
When nasty land developers try to bilk honest ranchers who don't know their land holds lots of gold, Gene puts a stop to it. Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes.
The Monster Maker (62 min) 1944
A mad scientist injects his enemies with an acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed. Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Ralph Morgan, Tala Birell.
Monster Walk (57 min) 1932
People in an old dark house on a stormy night are menaced by a killer ape. Stars: Rex Lease, Vera Reynolds, Sheldon Lewis.
Murder by Television (53 min) 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. Stars: Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Huntley Gordon.
Officer Thirteen (62 min) 1932
A motorcycle policeman's partner is deliberately run off the road and killed by a member of a syndicate that controls the gambling--and much of the justice system--in his town. Stars: Monte Blue, Lila Lee, Charles Delaney.
Phantom of Chinatown (62 min) 1940
Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archaeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition. Stars: Keye Luke, Lotus Long, Grant Withers.
Quicksand (80 min) 1950
After borrowing twenty dollars from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control. Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates.
Mr. Robinson Crusoe (76 min) 1932
After making a bet, Steve strands himself on uninhabited island. Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, William Farnum, Earle Browne.
Sherlock Holmes The Pearl of Death (69 min) 1944
When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders. Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey.
Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Claw (74 min) 1944
When a gentlewoman is found dead with her throat torn out, the villagers blame a supernatural monster. But Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer. Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer.
Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon (68 min) 1942
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands. Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill.
Sherlock Holmes and The Voice of Terror (65 min) 1942
When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help. Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers.
Tom Brown’s School Days (86 min) 1940
A young boy starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman, the school bully. Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon.
White Zombie (69 min) 1932
A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave. Stars: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn.
Wolves of the Sea (65 min) 1936
A young girl is marooned on a desert island after her ship sinks. A tramp steamer sailing near the site of the wreckage recovers some valuable emeralds. Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Jean Carmen, Dirk Thane.
The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird (63 min) 1952
French animated film. A chimney sweep and his beloved shepherdess are aided by Wonderbird in their escape from a ruthless dictator. Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Anouk Aimée, Serge Reggiani.
THE SOUNDIES REELS Vol. 1
In a precursor to the popular music videos of today, many bands of the 1930s through the 1950s made film shorts of their hits, and these clips played in the theaters and were sold for home viewing. All of these samples are campy and hysterical!!! This tape includes the complete versions of the following shorts:
COVERED WAGON ROLLED RIGHT ALONG with Jimmy Wake
DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS with Lew Hearn
TYRONE SHAPIRO, THE BRONX CABALLERO with Willie Howard
OH WHERE HAS MY LITTLE DOG GONE? -- funny stuff!
TIGER RAG with Walter Liberace
SOUTHERN FRIED with Phil Ohmman and Bob Crosby
SOUTH AMERICAN SWIMG with Buddy Rogers singing "Tangerine"
SLEEPY LAGOON with Sunny Dunham
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY with Glen Gray's Orchestra
THE FIREMAN SONG -- really amusing footage!
THREE MILES SOUTH with Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and Carolina Cotton
WHEN IT'S SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES with Carson Robinson and His Buckaroos
THE SINGING HILLS with the Arthur Johnston Singers
GIT ALONG LITTLE PONY with The Wakely Trio
THE THREE RHYTHM RASCAL
THE GIRL SINGERS
THE SOUNDIES REELS Vol. 2
We continue this series with another tape of popular groups performing their hit songs. See the musicians of your past sing those Golden Oldies from the late Thirties to the Fifties. Volume II includes footage of the following:
A NIGHT IN A MUSIC HALL with Pinky Tomlin, Nell Kelly, Betty Atkinson, Estelle Preston and The Fanchonettes
BARBERSHOP QUARTETS with the Columbines and Gene Morgan MUSIC FOR MOONLIGHT and APPLE BLOSSOM TIME with Men and Maids of Melody
SLEEPY GAL TIME with David Brooks
LET'S GET LOST with Lina Romay
MY GAL SAL with the Eton Boys
COME JOSEPHINE IN MY FLYING MACHINE with the Melody Makers, GAY NINETIES
I WANT A GIRL
A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO
LET'S SING AN OLD TIME SONG
THE BAND PLAYED ON
DAISY BELL, and many, many more!
THE SOUNDIES REELS Vol. 3 (approx. 60 min.)
This tape continues on the same track as the first two in the series, but highlights songs with a Latin beat, featuring the following performers:
GUY RANCHERO with by Luba Malina
STONE COLD DEAD IN THE MARKET with Grace Barrie
CHIQUITA BANANA SONG with The Terry Twins
LET'S GET LOST with Lina Romay
MI RUMBA with Nano Rodrigo and His Orchestra
SONG SHOP with Gus Van, Joan Brooks and The Treys
WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE with Frank Cook and His Harmonica
CARAVAN by Men and Maids of Melody
MY HEART TELLS ME
SWINGING THE CLASSICS
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