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Dramatic films from Hollywood. Classic Movies Classic Television


A Stranger in Town (1948)

This is a cute political comedy starring Frank Morgan of Wizard of Oz fame. It was directed by Roy Rowland and produced by Robert Sisk from an original screenplay by Isobel Lennart and William Kozlenko.


Terror by Night (1946)

Holmes and Watson meet Inspector Lestrade on a train to Scotland, in which Lady Margaret Carstairs, the owner of a famous diamond, the Star of Rhodesia, and her son Roland are travelling. The owner has asked Holmes to guard the huge diamond, but soon Roland is murdered and the diamond stolen. Holmes must find the diamond and uncover the murderer, both of whom must still be on the train.


Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)

This is a pre-code film about some frivolous rich people, a young secretary, and the weird goings on in 1930. It stars Basil Rathbone and Constance Bennet.


Long Voyage Home, The (1940)

Working from quartet of Eugene O’Neill plays, John Ford created a hauntingly dark dramatic universe, populated with his usual stock company of players augmented by John Wayne in the role of the na├»ve Swedish sailor Olsen.


Wild Ride, The (1960)

Jack Nicholson stars as Johnny, a beatnik punk that races cars on a dirt track when he isn’t playing the bongos and partying.


Wild Guitar (1962)

It’s another Arch Hall movie. The maker of Eegah and The Sadist does it again with this motorcycle riding movie that could loosely be called a musical.


Stars Look Down, The (1940)

Davey Fenwick leave for college on a scholarship. He hopes to return on day to help the coal miners with their unsafe working conditions. He falls in love with Jenny and marries her but realizes to late that she still loves her old boyfriend. This is a great movie.


Farewell to Arms, A (1932)

Set in Europe during World War I, the plot focuses on the tragic romance between Frederick Henry (Gary Cooper), an American ambulance driver serving in the Italian Army, and English Red Cross nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes).


Jigsaw (1949)

Jigsaw is a 1949 film noir made by Tower Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Fletcher Markle and produced by Edward J. Danziger and Harry Lee Danziger from a screenplay by Vincent McConnor and Fletcher Markle from a story by John Roeburt.


Bigamist, The (1953)

Edmund O’Brien, Joan Fontaine and Ida Lupino star in this drama. Ida Lupino directs. You’d have to be good to be a woman in 1953 and direct a film. Ida was the best. This film has been almost ignored by the viewers and it’s one of the best ones here.


Prison Break (1938)

Joaquin Shannon confesses to a murder he didn’t commit. He gets a year in prison to start for manslaughter. It gets hard to be on good behavior.


Black Dragons (1942)

The Society of the Black Dragons sends Bela Lugosi (Dr. Melcher) to transform 6 japanese into indentical likenesses of American industrialists forming a 5th column. This is at the behest of the Nazis.