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Reform School Girl (1957)

She’s not such a bad girl, but she picked the wrong boyfriend who ran a pedestrian down with his car. So she became Reform School Girl.


Exploration of the Planets (1970)

The solar system consists of the Sun and the other celestial objects gravitationally bound to it: the eight planets, their 166 known moons,three dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, and Eris and their four known moons), and billions of small bodies. This last category includes asteroids, Kuiper belt objects, comets, meteoroids, and interplanetary dust.


Freedom State (2007)

After the apocalypse, a group of mental health patients have inherited the Earth. Armed with a short bus and imagination, they must rebuild society and find the edge of the world.


Vladimir Lenin – Voice of Revolution (2007)

Vladimir Lenin was the Bolshevik Leader of the 1917 October Revolution, and the first Head of State of the Soviet Union. Called treacherous, deluded, out-of-touch, insane, Lenin might have been a minor historical footnote but for the Russian Revolution, which catapulted him into the headlines of the 20th century.


American Experience: The Great Famine (2011)

In the wake of World War I, there was an American relief effort organized by Herbert Hoover to save the starving Russians. This makes Herbert Hoover the man who saved the most lives of anyone in history. The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Five million Soviet citizens died. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration.


Young Riders, The (1989-92)

Saddle up for fun and adventure with “The Young Riders.” Set in the early days of the Pony Express, the series tells the fictionalized story of a group of young riders for the express in Sweetwater, Kansas, who just happen to include a couple of dudes who would one day go down in real-life history as two of the west’s most notorious names: “Buffalo Bill” Cody (Stephen Baldwin) and “Wild Bill” Hickock (Josh Brolin). In charge of the bunch is ex-Texas ranger and all-around eccentric teaspoon hunter (Anthony Zerbe).


The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

LOL! This movie is a riot. Xi is a bushman in the Kalahari who encounters technology for the first time – in the shape of a Coke bottle. He takes it back to his tribe, and uses it for many tasks. The tribe start to fight over it, so he decides to return it to the Gods – where he thinks it came from.


Playgirls and the Vampire, The (1960)

Here’s another American Movie Classics B movie about some sweet girls and a toothy vampire with a secret laboratory. Things just sort of go downhill from there. In the genre of 1960’s Italian horror films, this one is better than average.


McHales Navy (1966)

uring World War II, Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale (Borgnine) is the commanding officer of the U.S. Navy PT boat-73 stationed at the Pacific island base Taratupa. In the late spring of 1942, the Japanese heavily bombed the island, virtually destroying the base. Only 18 out of the 150 Navy aviators and Marines assigned to the base survived. With the Japanese patrols in the region too heavy for the Navy to mount a rescue mission, McHale and his men were forced to survive by hiding on the island. Assisted by the native tribes whom they befriend, the sailors live a relatively paradisical island existence.


My Mother the Car (1965)

Lawyer Dave Crabtree’s troubles begin with the purchase of a decrepit 1928 Porter that claims through the radio to be his mother. Starring Jerry Van Dyke.


Nanny And The Professor (1970)

Nanny And The Professor is a U.S. fantasy situation comedy created by AJ Carothers and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. During pre-production, the proposed title was Nanny Will Do. The series first aired on January 21, 1970, and was last telecast on December 27, 1971 on ABC. It was aired at 8 p.m. Fridays opposite NBC’s Western, The High Chaparral. Later, the series enjoyed a brief run in syndication.


Big Valley, The (1965-69)

The Big Valley was based loosely on the Hill Ranch located at the western edge of Calaveras County, not far from Stockton (one episode places the Barkley Ranch a few hours ride from town while another has Jarrod riding past a Calaveras County sign on his way to the TV series’ ranch). The Hill Ranch existed from 1855 until 1931, exceeded 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), and had the Mokelumne River running through it. Lawson Hill ran the ranch until he was murdered in 1861. His wife Euphemia (aka “Auntie Hill”) then became the matriarch. During their marriage they had four children, one daughter and three sons. Today, the location of the ranch is covered by the waters of Lake Camanche. A California State historical marker standing at Camanche South Shore Park mentions the historic ranch.