A man on a trip to Paris has a vision where he sees his brother murdered. When he arrives back home in England, he finds his brother is dead and the rest you have to find out from watching the Veil.
This is a terrific little film (especially given it’s from 1932) about characters who are sentenced to a chain gang and the terrible conditions they face. Sometimes 1930’s movies suffer from bad music, chattery dialogue and silly distractions but this is a very nice well shot piece of antique cinema. Richard Dix plays the top dog on a chain gang.
In this episode of the never launched series “The Veil”, Boris Karloff finds himself a ship captain with a wife he doesn’t love, saves her life from a poison snake, but begins to have second thoughts.
Buck Rogers is a Universal serial film based on the Buck Rogers comic strip. It starred Buster Crabbe (who had previously starred in two Flash Gordon serials) as the heroic Buck Rogers, Constance Moore as relatively seldom-seen romantic interest Wilma Deering, Jackie Moran as sidekick George “Buddy” Wade, and Anthony Warde as “super-racketeer” “Killer” Kane. In 1953, the 1939 movie serial was edited into this film.
Audrey Hepburn stars as Reggie targeted by men for her murdered husbands fortune, Cary Grant plays Peter Joshua, a charming bachelor whom Reggie. With his help, Reggie tries to unravel the secrets to her husband’s hidden fortune in her ditsy cocktail sipping 1963 performance. Walter Matthau plays a convincing villian in his best sardonic style. It’s what you expect of all of these actors.
A phantom express starts derailing trains, and threatens a company’s future. The son of the owner must find out what is happening before the company is sold.
Mary Logan is accused of murdering a blackmailer. She is innocent but waiting on death row. Lionel Atwill plays the criminologist who must figure out whodunnit before Mary gets executed.
A cop gets killed when he runs into some gangster Marty Clark heisting a warehouse. This is a film noir, gumshoe gangster movie of the cheapest variety and it kind of rambles a bit. It’s still a fair movie and a pretty good example of the film noir genre.
Passengers in a bus crash relive the experience through flash backs.
Sam Bass was a bank robber in the 1870’s in San Francisco until he was caught and shot by the Texas Rangers in 1878. Dan Haggerty plays the role of Sam Bass. Jim Davis, who would later play Jock Ewing on the Dallas TV series plays Matt Clark, railroad detective.
Matt Clark is a railroad detective whose assignment is to track down and bring to justice the most notorious criminals in the history of the Old West with the aid of his beautiful assistant Frankie Adams. In this episode he goes after Cattle Kate, a Wyoming rustler suspected of murder.
The Union called them bushwhackers, the Confederacy called them “Quantrill’s Rangers”. This weeks episode explores the issue with Matt Clarke, railroad detective.