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Director (feature film)
A widower risks his heart when he''''s drawn to a young actress.
A private dick tackles two tough cases while trying to clear himself of a murder charge.
This was the premiere of Laurence Olivier's "Tribute to American Theatre," offering an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the conflicts, weaknesses, and strengths of a Mississippi family, portrayed, with three exceptions -- Wood, Wagner, and Stapleton -- by an a
A criminal madman invites the world''''s greatest detectives for a night of dinner and murder.
A delightful adult comedy with a stellar cast dealing with the marital and business problems of a couple of middle-aged men who continue their night out with the boys even after the breakup of their Thursday evening poker game. Made in 1971 as a theatrical release, it was shelved for several years b
Cast (feature film)
On the road from Southern California to Nevada, an embezzler crosses paths with a hired killer and his enigmatic moll.
The obssessive love between two teens leads to disaster.
Junie Moon's face has been disfigured by ill-gotten burns, and depends on her friends and her wit to cope. She, Warren, and Arthur leave the hospital - they yearn for independence - and find a house to live in. Together they stumble into adventures involving the local fish vendor, nosy neighbors, surreptitious vacations, love, and frustration in finding jobs as they face subtle prejudices in their community, and their own particular medical problems.
A smuggled toucan escapes from New York customs and infects every downtrodden person in the city with a virus that causes them to be happy and generous.
A professor of astronomy helping on a missile development program. An old friend of his is a Russian chess champion. The Russian is working with shady businessman Marek and they plan to kidnap the professor and make it look as though he has defected to the Soviet Union.
An eccentric bandit gang moves into a little old lady's boardinghouse to plot a major heist.
Columbia's 9th serial, slotted between "Overland With Kit Carson" and "Terry and the Pirates", was intended to have Lorna Gray in the role played by Veda Ann Borg, and to have been co-directed by D. Ross Lederman and Norman Deming. The credits specified the serial was "Based upon stories published in "The Shadow Magazine", while the ads proclaimed it to be "right out of the air waves and magazine stories." What appeared was a mixture of both with Lamont Cranston the true identity of The Shadow, although Lamont Cranston was only an occasional disguise of the pulp magazine Shadow. The hypnotic invisibility of the radio character was completely ignored, as was the almost invisible "Living Shadow" of the pulps.(In the serial, the only invisible man (The Black Tiger) was the villain, as even James Horne probably realized that six to ten henchmen taking orders from an invisible man was more plausible then six to ten henchman falling all over the place from unseen blows delivered by an invisible hero. Actually, based on how he directed serials, Horne would have most likely been in favor of henchies Charles King and Kit Guard exchanging punches with thin air.) Margot Lane (Veda Ann Borg) was a radio-only character until 1941 when she was picked up by the magazine and also the comic books. Police Commissioner Weston (Frank LaRue) and Inspector Cardona (Edward Peil) were characters who had appeared both in the radio series and the magazine, while Harry Vincent (Roger Moore II), used here as The Shadow and Cranston's chauffeur, general assistant and gofer, was from the pulp stories. Anybody watching the serial and expecting to hear Jory ask "who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men" had best bring a sack lunch and prepare for a long wait. The best line in the film, both in delivery and circumstances, comes when head henchie Flint (Jack Ingram) advises his hapless,clueless but always-game cohorts that "The Black Tiger IS REALLY mad this time." Horne utilized Richard Cramer, from Horne's Laurel and Hardy days, as the "voice" of The Black Tiger, and Cramer read it with over-the-top ripeness from beginning to end, and one almost expects assistant-head henchie Williams (Eddie Fetherston) to ask Flint how he could discern any degree of difference in the Black Tiger's attitude. That said, the plot begins with dynamited railroads, wrecked airplanes and blown-up industrial plants, with the clear message that nothing is safe from the machinations of the secret mastermind of the underworld known only as The Black Tiger. The man has plans to take over everything. While the police make only a few futile arrests, Lamont Cranston,noted scientist and criminologist, assumes the guise of a black-garbed, masked figure (The Shadow) to combat this evil. The police,of course, assume that The Shadow and The Black Tiger are one and the same. Cranston works with Police Commissioner Weston and a group of solid citizen businessmen including Joseph Rand (Charles K. French), Gilbert Hill (Gordon Hart), Stanford Marshall (Robert Fiske), Turner (J. Paul Jones) and Stephen Prescott (Griff Barnett), and somewhere in nearly every chapter Cranston, Weston, Cardona and these solid citizens gather at The Cobalt Club and Cranston brings them up to date on the next steps to rid the city of The Black Tiger. Since one of the solid citizens is actually The Black Tiger, these meetings, for the most part, are counter-productive.
A British District Officer in Nigeria fights against gun-runners and slavers with the aid of a loyal native chief.
Cinematography (feature film)
A brooding teenager returns to a small town to avenge the deaths, years earlier, of his hippie parents at the hands of locals.
An advertising agency launches a talent search to find the perfect model to represent a floundering swimsuit company.
During a hunting vacation, four men fight against a murderous clan of backwoodsmen.
A repressed housewife fantasizes about the life she could be living.
A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. (And their increasing number of friends) However, when one of them is killed at work, he goes on a rampage using his rats to attack those who have been tormenting him.
Editing (feature film)
A young, self-styled "entrepreneur" travels to Tijuana, Mexico to visit his eccentric mother in an exotic medical clinic and begins an affair with a beautiful Mexican woman.
A sight-gag-happy farce, loaded with cameos by familiar TV faces, about a divorcee's campaign to make her ex-husband jealous in order to win him back.
This was the pilot for the hit series, packed with familiar TV names and faces, interweaving several comedy stories of the misadventures of passengers and crew aboard a California to Mexico cruise ship.
A sexy waitress becomes a housemother in a fraternity house and involves the college in a nationwide women's lib controversy. Gloria DeHaven, playing the ex-chorus girl wife of college president Van Johnson, replaced Ann Miller who in turn had replaced Cyd Charisse.
Music (feature film)
Dr. Daniel is a scientist working in a remote space station, trying to create a race of android robots. His humanlike prototype is called Max 404. The two of them are in the process of creating the perfect woman android, but what Max doesn't know is that the doctor is planning on replacing him with
Animation (feature film)
Sally and Bob have been married a year. She might be pregnant, so Dr. West picks up a test sample and tells them to come by in a week for the result. They recall problems they had just before marriage when they found out about each other's past (V.D. and pregnancy). Dr. West had helped them with good counsel and two films ("The Story of V.D." and "The Story of Reproduction"). A week later at his office he has good news and shows them another film, "The Story of Life." Dr. West wants them to know about modern medical science and to teach their kids the facts of life. The movie ends with a commercial for a new five-book-in-one, "The Mid-Century Marriage Guide."
Visual Effects (feature film)
A repressed romance novelist travels to Colombia to uncover the mystery behind her sister''s disappearance. Once there, she meets up with a rough-and-tumble American adventurer whom she hires to help her in her search. The two embark on an adventure involving a valuable gem and some dastardly villians, but a budding love affair is not far behind.
Costume-Wardrobe (feature film)
Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with "the gift and the curse" of his powers, while balancing his dual id
Sound (feature film)
After being ambushed, a Vietnam veteran gets amnesia and returns to his home town under a different identity.
New York City has the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and now an undead killing machine with a hockey mask and a machete. Jason hitches a ride on a boat filled with graduating high school kids and winds up turning the streets of Manhattan red.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
When Jorge Larrenata, patriarch of an immigrant family in San Diego, learns that his daughter Josie has eloped with a GI named Jack, he tracks her down. While attempting to bring her back, Jorge accidentally skids off the road and dies while being pursued by Jack. Martin, Jorge's irresponsible son
An alien craft crashes to Earth in 1959. The ship contains slug-like parasites that take over their hosts, turning them into murdering zombies, and one of these kills a young person on lover's lane. Then in 1986, a couple of nerdy college boys come across that body, which has been cryogenically frozen.
Special Thanks (feature film)
A "mockumentary" about the rise and fall of winsome country singer Dill Scallion. Scallion is a small-town school bus driver who becomes a star almost by accident, and whose famous dance style comes from an injured foot.
The story, set in the fictional modern European kingdom of Braeland, depicts the problems that befall its king and queen and their royal children. In the pilot episode, King Alfred and Queen Mary Ella attempt to break up their naive son Conrad's romance with Sandra Bacon, a beautiful American social
The story of Annie Flynn, a former nurse trying to succeed in medical school. In the pilot episode, Annie meets Paul Lucas, whom she believes is a fellow student, and begins a promising romance with him. When she discovers that he is her anatomy professor, she seeks a subtle way to end their relati
The romantic adventures of Harry Baxter, a 45-year-old architect, and Vickie Knowles, the 20-year-old girl he falls in love with.
The story of Reedy Harrison, a cosmetics executive for Contessa Toiletries. In the pilot episode, Reedy prepares to meet her husband's ex-flame, a glamor girl who exhibits an unlikely domestic flair that Reedy feels she can't match.
The misadventures of Madelyn Fairchild, a middle-aged free spirit and the owner of a once-fashionable Los Angeles home that has become a haven for a variety of eccentric guests.
The misadventures of Willie Clark and Al Lewis, two retired vaudeville comics who share an apartment and struggle to get along with each other.
The comic adventures of brothers Marty and Larry King, owners of Talent Unlimited, a small theatrical agency in Philadelphia. The focal point of the program is the relationship between the two brothers: Larry, who is inefficient and intrigued by oddball acts, and Marty, who is all business and effi
Four comical views of contemporary American life.
The trials and tribulations of Diana Smythe, a beautiful young divorcee newly arrived in New York City from London. Stories depict her home life at 4 Sutton Place, Apartment 11-B, a fabulously luxurious bachelor flat owned by her brother, Roger, an anthropologist presently in Ecuador. Stories also c
A film that tells the story of the will to survive by one group of resident Europeans in Southeast Asia who were, among thousands, held captive during World War II by invading Japanese forces. About 30 Dutch, British, and Australian women were captured on Sumatra in early 1942. Their "song of surviv
A pilot for a comedy series not picked up by ABC. A group of white-collar criminals, ranging from a corrupt former governor and an Ivy League lawyer to a wrongfully accused man, can't quite accept the fact that their posh country club surroundings are actually a minimum security prison.
A realistic view of the teaching profession, as told through the eyes of six educators in an urban school system, all of whom must function as teacher, psychologist, social worker, role model, and cop.
Documentary that looks at death row by examining the case of Tony Richardson, the second youngest American ever given a death sentence. Like many of the inmates currently on death row, Tony's IQ is below 70. The program explores the issue of whether it is constitutional for a 16-year-old with a redu
Costume-Wardrobe (TV Mini-Series)
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