Teenagers from Outer Space is a 1959 science-fiction film about an extraterrestrial space ship landing on Earth to use it as a farm for its food supply. The crew of the ship includes teenagers, two of whom oppose each other in their activities.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Divide and Conquer (1943) was the third film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series, dealing with the Nazi conquest of Western Europe in 1940.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
He Walked by Night (1948) is a black-and-white police procedural film noir, crediting Alfred L. Werker as director. The film, shot in semidocumentary tone, was loosely based on newspaper accounts of the real-life actions of Erwin "Machine-Gun" Walker, a former Glendale police department employee and World War II veteran who unleashed a crime spree of burglaries, robberies, and shootouts in the Los Angeles area during 1945 and 1946.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Whistle Stop is a 1946 movie starring George Raft and Ava Gardner. The film was shot in black and white and in the film noir style. The movie was directed by Léonide Moguy and based on a novel by Maritta M. Wolff. The screenplay is by Philip Yordan and the musical score is by Dimitri Tiomkin.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Too Late for Tears is a 1949 black-and-white film noir directed by Byron Haskin and starring Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea. The screenplay was written by Roy Huggins, drawn from a serial he wrote for the Saturday Evening Post.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is a black-and-white film noir released in the United States in 1946, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and Kirk Douglas in his film debut. The movie is based on the short story "Love Lies Bleeding" by playwright John Patrick, using the pseudonym Jack Patrick, and was produced by Hal B. Wallis. The screenplay was written by Robert Rossen and Robert Riskin, who was not credited, and was directed by Lewis Milestone. The film was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Sealed Room is an eleven minute film released in 1909. Directed by D.W. Griffith, the film's cast included Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett. The film was also known as The Sealed Door.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Last Woman on Earth (1960) is an American science-fiction film that tells the story of three survivors of a mysterious apocalypse which appears to have wiped out all human life on earth.
Friday, March 23, 2012
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American film starring Lon Chaney as Quasimodo and Patsy Ruth Miller as Esmeralda, and is directed by Wallace Worsley.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Last Woman on Earth (1960) is an American science-fiction film that tells the story of three survivors of a mysterious apocalypse which appears to have wiped out all human life on earth.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Red House (1947) is a black-and-white psychological thriller starring Edward G. Robinson. It is adapted from the novel The Red House by George Agnew Chamberlain, published in 1943.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Last Man on Earth (Italian: L'ultimo uomo della Terra) is a 1964 science fiction horror film based upon the Richard Matheson 1954 novel I Am Legend. The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and stars Vincent Price. The script was written in part by Matheson, but he was dissatisfied with the result and chose to be credited as "Logan Swanson." William Leicester, Furio M. Monetti, and Ubaldo Ragona were the other writers.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and adapted by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder from the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. It stars Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and Dame May Whitty, and features Cecil Parker, Linden Travers, Naunton Wayne, Basil Radford, Mary Clare, Googie Withers, Catherine Lacey and Sally Stewart.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American action Western film by Edwin S. Porter. Twelve minutes long, it is considered a milestone in filmmaking, expanding on Porter's previous work Life of an American Fireman.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Great Gabbo (1929) is an American early sound film musical drama film directed by James Cruze, based on a story ("The Rival Dummy") by Ben Hecht and starring Erich von Stroheim and Betty Compson.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Goat is a 1921 short comedy film written, directed by and starring comedian Buster Keaton. The plot involves the complications that ensue when Buster Keaton is mistaken for the criminal "Dead Shot Dan."
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Front Page is a 1931 American comedy film, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien. Based on a Broadway play of the same name, the film was produced by Howard Hughes, written by Bartlett Cormack and Charles Lederer, and distributed by United Artists. The supporting cast includes Mary Brian, George E. Stone, Matt Moore, and Edward Everett Horton. At the 4th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Picture, Milestone for Best Director, and Menjou for Best Actor.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman (1947), also called A Woman Destroyed, is a drama film which tells the story of a nightclub singer who marries a rising singer and falls into alcoholism when she gives up her own career. It stars Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Marsha Hunt, Carl Esmond, and Eddie Albert.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Terror by Night is a 1946 Sherlock Holmes mystery film inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, loosely based on The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax and The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. It was directed by Roy William Neill, and stars Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. The story revolves around the theft of a famous diamond aboard a train.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Secret Agent is a 1936 British film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on two stories in Ashenden: Or the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham. The film starred John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll and Robert Young. Future star Michael Redgrave made a brief, uncredited appearance.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The scenes in the film were taken by RVNAF cameramen during the Vietcong TET New Year Offensive. Saigon street scenes with people shopping; praying in temples. Night, city under attack. Burning buildings. Refugees fleeing area under attack. ARVN soldiers on the attack; street fighting. Fire fighters fighting blaze in radio station. Dead Vietcong; captured weapons. More street fighting and refugees on the move. Fire fighters fighting fire in houses. ARVN psychological warfare soldiers speak over loudspeakers. Prisoners being brought in. Dead Vietcong and captured weapons. Refugees on the move. House-to-house fighting by ARVNs. Dead Vietcong. Wounded Vietcong are given medical treatment by ARVNs. Prisoners are interviewed. Wrecked buildings and houses. Refugees search through ruins. Refugees in camps are given food, clothing and medical treatment. ARVNs clearing debris. Saigon streets returning to normal. AV, Saigon.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
This film briefly covers some of the history of Tibet and its religious customs, and then goes on to examine its occupation by China in 1950 and India's resulting alliance with Tibet against the Communists.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
This film documents the events surrounding the coup that overturned the Ngo Dinh Diem regime in Vietnam. Scenes examine the Catholic / Buddhist struggle, and the celebratory feeling amongst the people following the coup. Footage includes an interview with President John Kennedy and Madam Ngo Dinh Nhu's comments after the coup.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
This film provides a brief history of the study of mental illness and examines various mental health diseases and their treatment.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
This film contains claims by Chinese and North Korean representatives of U.S. germ warfare use during the Korean War. Examples of germ bombs are shown and footage includes interviews with U.S. prisoners of war.