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Before the Infomercial – Classic UHF

Welcome to Classic UHF

This site is an extension of my website at Retrovision.TV It doesn’t have everything Retrovision has. Everything here is available world wide and it’s a point and click experience. Content changes weekly. There are about 200 movies showing right now out of about 641 possible. The web site itself will pick some at sort of semi, weird random formula that I figured out that will keep the content mixed up. Why didn’t I just dump them all at once? This page takes long enough to load the way it is.

This is the land of TV before the infomercial. Movies that the lawyers forgot to renew or file the copyright paperwork on. And the great filler that was the late night, low power UHF station.

Algiers (1938)

He’s a jewel thief name Pepe LeMoko (Charles Boyer). She’s Gaby (Hedy Lamar) and she’s engaged to a fat, sleazy guy who considers her bought and paid for. Things change in this atmospheric movie about the notorious Casbah.

Bloodlust! (1961)

Two couples are on a boating trip when they come across an uncharted island. The four investigate and find themselves in the clutches of Dr. Albert Balleau , whose hobby is hunting both animals and humans

Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules (1964)

Another dubbed Italian “Sword and Sandal” movie from the 1960’s. A rich mans daughter is kidnapped to be rescued by the Son of Hercules.

Flight to Nowhere (1946)

A couple on a transatlantic flight find themselves embroiled in a plot by spies to steal atomic bomb secrets.

Go Get Em Haines (1936)

Steve Haines is a reporter looking for a scoop. He follows a rich man aboard an ocean liner and gets tangled up in murder and intrigue. It’s pretty rare that William Boyd is in a movie and isn’t Hopalong Cassidy.

Jungle Book (1942)

Jungle Book is an American color 1942 action/adventure film based on the Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book. The film was directed by Zoltan Korda based on a screeplay adaptation by Laurence Stallings. The cinematography was by Lee Garmes and W. Howard Greene and music by Mikas Razsa

Lost World, The (1925)

he Lost World is a 1925 silent film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 book of the same name. The movie stars Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger. This version was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O’Brien.

Most Dangerous Game, The (1932)

The Most Dangerous Game is a 1932 adaptation of the 1924 short story of the same name by Richard Connell, the first film version of that story. The plot concerns a big game hunter on an island who chooses to hunt humans for sport.

Ninja Death (1979)

Information on Ninja Death is a little sparse. It appears that it was a movie that ran out of money two or three times, underwent two or three different English translations. There are some plot lines if you can follow them, but Ninja Death goes right to chop, kill and destroy without even bothering with opening credits.

Queen of the Amazons (1947)

Queen of the Amazons is a 1947 adventure film directed by Edward Finney. This is one of those B jungle films from the era, but it’s Jean and not Jane.

Shadows Over Shanghai (1938)

Pilot Peter Roma carries a precious amulet, but is shot down over China by a Russian agent who also wants the amulet.

Son of Monte Cristo, The (1940)

In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of “Lichtenburg” in the Balkans. The rightful ruler, Grand Duchess Zona (Joan Bennett), hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona and undertakes to help her, masquerading as a foppish banker and a masked freedom fighter

Betty Boop – Betty Boop M.D. (1932)

This lively cartoon with fun music is one of the best Betty Boop Cartoons. Betty is selling patent medicine out of a covered wagon that is guaranteed to make young men old and stop breathing. The end scene is not a racial thing as some people have interpreted it. It’s the 1932 movie Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde.

Gullivers Travels (1939)

Gulliver’s Travels is a 1939 cel-animated Technicolor feature film, directed by Dave Fleischer and produced by Max Fleischer for Fleischer Studios. The film was released during the holiday season of 1939 by Paramount Pictures, who had the feature produced as an answer to the success of Walt Disney’s huge box-office hit Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Popeye – Big Bad Sindbad (1936)

Popeye and Bluto have it out at sea.

Popeye – I don’t scare (1956)

Popeye is a tough guy when you try to scare him.

Popeye – Spree Lunch (1957)

Popeye runs a diner and has Wimpy for a customer.

Popeye For President (1956)

Popeye runs for President. Where is Popeye when you need him? Can I write in Popeye?

Superman (1941)

This is the first episode of the Max Fleischer Superman series in 1941. I love the visual style.

Superman – Jungle Drums (1943)

Deep in the jungle, a tribe of aboriginal warriors is having a celebration. Their leader is a tall man in a white cloak. Secretly, he’s really a Nazi commander, and the tribe’s sacred temple is really an underground Nazi outpost.

Superman – Showdown (1942)

Superman gets bad press because an imposter is committing crimes in a Superman outfit.

Superman – The Mummy Strikes (1941)

Superman must battle the mummy when he finds a famous egyptologist has been killed.

64 Thousand Dollar Question, The (1955)

If it was a Tuesday night in 1955, you were watching this show if you were watching TV. President Eisenhower said he didn’t want to be disturbed while watching the $64,000 question. This show was crooked. The Congressional investigation made Patty Duke cry in front of Congress when she admitted she was coached to cheat on the show.

A Bunch of Dragnet (1955)

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Beverly Hillbillies – Episode 3 – Back at the Cabin (1962)

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Bonanza – Bitter Water (1959)

Ben Cartwright has to face the ambition of a silver baron and a neighbors son while fighting Texas fever in the cattle on the Ponderosa.

Bonanza – Desert Justice (1960)

An evil U.S. Marshall arrests one of the men Ben Cartwright has working for him. The Cartwrights are afraid the marshall will kill him before he goes to trial in Los Angeles.

Bonanza – The Ape (1960)

Hoss is trying to help a man who is extremely strong and dangerous when angry, but is chagrined because the man is being manipulated by a woman.

Bonanza – The Bloodline (1960)

Luke Grayson forces Ben Cartwright to kill him in self defense. Grayson’s son Luke shows up and wants revenge on Ben and is backed up by a hired gun and a saloon girl.

Bonanza – The Hopefuls (1960)

Quakers are passing through Virginia City from Ohio. Adam likes the Quakers daughter, but doesn’t know a friend of his is up to no good.

Buccaneers, The – Blackbeard (1956)

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Burns and Allen – Gracies Checking Account (1950)

Gracie just about drives the banker and George crazy with balancing her checkbook in this episode of the 1950’s comedy show.. the Burns and Allen show.

Climax! – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1957)

An adaptation of the Mark Twain classic done for CBS. Because of the censors, this show has no reference to slavery or the American slave Jim.

Dangerous Assignment – The Alien Smuggler Story

US special agent Steve Mitchell (Brian Donlevy) travels to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and violent international intrigue. This was a spin off of the popular radio show.

Decoy (1957) – Tin Pan PayOff

Decoy (1957) – Tin Pan PayOff

Dick Van Dyke – Give me your Walls (1962)

Rob and Laura find an eccentric house painter and begin to be suspicious about him.

Dragnet – The Big Hit and Run Killer (1955)

A punk runs over a pregnant woman and Joe Friday and Frank are determined to get their man. The punk will even get a good lecture from Joe.

Duck and Cover (1954)

I remember films like this. Of course, being a little younger than this film, the scare was more hydrogen bombs. My grade school years were in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. By that time, thermonuclear weapons made the idea of Duck and Cover kind of silly.

Federal Men – The Case of the Black Sheep (1955)

An ex-con with a loving brother and a chip on his shoulder throws in with a man converting stolen guns to automatics to sell to the underworld.

Four Star Playhouse – Tunnel of Fear (1952)

Four Star Playhouse is a television anthology series that ran from 1952 to 1956. In this episode, a man crippled with arthritis faces an old partner he once betrayed, played by David Niven.

Gang Busters – The Boilat-Fiaschetti case (1954)

In this episode of Gang Busters they are up against in international jewel thief who escaped from Devils Island.

George Burns and Gracie Allen – Gracie Gives a Wedding(1951)

In this episode of the George Burns and Gracie Allen show, Gracie throws a wedding for a friend.

I Married Joan – Jailbird (1955)

I Married Joan was a very popular series in 1955. In this episode Joan helps a hurt crow and the crow is just a little too appreciative.

Jack Benny – Jack Gets Robbed (1952)

Jack has trouble falling asleep because of a leaking faucet, but he’s ready for the burglars who want to ransack his house with booby traps.

Jack Benny Show – Guest Humphrey Bogart (1950)

In this episode Jack Benny plays a cop who beats a confession and a Lucky Strike cigarette commercial out of Humphrey Bogart.

Jack Benny Show – Jack is a contestant (1955)

Jack Benny hears that Groucho Marx is giving away $3000 as a prize for You Bet Your Life and wants to win it.  A personal friend of Harry S. Truman, Jack Benny served as Master of Ceremonies for Truman’s Inaugural Ball.

LAUGH MAKER, THE (1954)

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Lone Ranger – Enter the Lone Ranger (1949)

This is the first episode of the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was a big hit on radio under the direction of George W. Trendel, but knew he didn’t have what it took to direct a TV series so he hired Jack Chertov. The series went on for years and probably was influential in making Westerns the most popular genre of a generation of Americans.

Love that Bob – The Ravishing Realtor (1958)

In this episode of the Bob Cummings show Bob gets entralled with a beautiful real estate agent. This episode was first broadcast October 14th 1958.

Lucy Meets Sheldon Leonard

Lucy gets to meet Sheldon Leonard while trying to scheme a raise out of Mr. Mooney.

One Step Beyond – Call from Tomorrow (1960)

A famous actress has a complete breakdown after the death of her young daughter. After she recovers she returns home, only to be convinced that she can hear her daughter calling to her from beyond the grave.

One Step Beyond – Legacy of Love (1961)

A woman and a married man were drawn to a small seaside town where they begin an affair that neither of them really understands.

One Step Beyond – The Dead Part of the House (1959)

A young girl has some imaginary friends that appear to be not quite so imaginary.

One Step Beyond – The Peter Hurkos Story Part One (1952)

Peter Hurkos falls fifty feet from the top of a building, while he is trying to run away from some . When he wakes up in the hospital, he finds out he is psychic.

One Step Beyond – The Return of Mitchell Compion (1959)

In this episode of One Step Beyond, a man is known by everyone on a small Mediterranean island that he has never visited. One Step Beyond is credited by many as an inspiration for Outer Limits and Twilight Zone.

Philip Marlowe – Murder is a Grave Affair (1958)

It’s shameful, after Carol Post leaves Mr. Ed and Wilbur, she steals Wilbur’s car and goes after a married man. Fortunately, she’s killed before very long. But who did it? Could it be Mr. Ed? Could it be Betsy Jones-Moreland? Only Philip Marlowe cares.

Racket Squad – The Bill of Sale Racket (1950)

Racket Squad stars Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock, who works the racket and bunco squad for the San Francisco, California police department.

Racket Squad – The Strange Case of James Doyle (1950)

Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock goes to visit a fellow officer who is a victim of a gunshot wound and it leads him into a story about a criminals intrigue.

Red Skelton Show – Mickey Rooney Guests (1956)

Here’s an episode of the Red Skelton show from 1956. It’s got Mickey Rooney as a guest star and Red Skelton plays his famous Freddie Freeloader.

Richard Diamond – Design For Murder (1954)

A rich tycoon is threatened and it’s up to Richard Diamond Private Detective to protect him. This episode is from the 1954 series Richard Diamond which was a continuation of the very popular radio show.

Richard Diamond – The Torch Carriers (1954)

Richard Diamond gets roughed up by some guys who are after a book. The bad guys learn a lesson “Don’t hit Diamond”

Rifleman, The – Mail Order Groom (1958)

Miss Isabelle sent off for a new husband named Mr. Jupiter. A mail order husband. She’s afraid the local riff raff is gonna bother him. Not too Much.

Rocky Jones – Menace From Outer Space (1954)

The show was based on the exploits of clean-cut, square-jawed Rocky Jones, the best known of the Space Rangers. These were Earth-based space policemen who patrolled the United Worlds of the Solar System in the not-too-distant future. Rocky and his crew would routinely blast-off in a V-2-like chemically-fueled, upright rocketship, the Orbit Jet XV-2, or later the nearly identical Silver Moon XV-3, on missions to moons and planetoids where the odds of success seemed remote yet they would always prevail.

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon – Eye Of Evil (1955)

Sergeant Preston and Yukon King go after a $100,000 pearl called the Eye of Evil. A mounty and his trustee dog fight crime in the Northwest Territory.

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon – Littlest Rookie (1955)

In 1955, the same year the radio show ended, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon premiered as a television series. A mounty and his trustee dog fight crime in the Northwest Territory.

Sherlock Holmes – Diamond Tooth (1954)

The first and only American television series of Sherlock Holmes adventures aired in syndication in the fall of 1954.

Sherlock Holmes – Texas Cowgirl (1954)

The first and only American television series of Sherlock Holmes adventures aired in syndication in the fall of 1954.

Sherlock Holmes – The Case Of The Red Headed League (1954)

Welcome to Classic UHF This site is an extension of my website at Retrovision.TV It doesn’t have everything Retrovision has. Everything here is available world wide and it’s a point and click experience. Content changes weekly. There are about 200 movies showing right now out of about 641 possible. The web site itself will pick … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes – The Case Of The Red Headed League (1954)

Sherlock Holmes – The Thistle Killer (1954)

An episode of the 1954 Sherlock Holmes series. The only American Sherlock Holmes TV show ever made.

Stories of the Century – Belle Star (1954)

Stories of the Century is a TV series from 1954 about a fictional railroad detective named Matt Clark. In this episode he pursues Belle Star, who is a horse thief among other things.

Stories of the Century – Geromimo (1954)

This episode of the adventures of Matt Clark, railroad detective, has him meeting the great chief, turned sideshow attraction, Geronimo.

Studio One: A Passenger to Bali (1950)

A Dutch missionary boards a ship in the middle of the night. The Captain soon finds he has a guest that no country in the world will allow off the ship.

Tales of Tomorrow – Ghost Writer

Leslie Nielsen plays a writer who takes a job as a ghost writer writing stories that end up being prophetic.

Tales of Tomorrow – Test Flight (1954)

Tales of Tomorrow is an American anthology science fiction series that aired live on ABC from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such stories as Frankenstein , starring Lon Chaney, Jr., 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo, and many others

Tales of Tomorrow – The Crystal Egg (1960)

A scientist becomes obsessed with a crystal egg he finds in an antique shop and is chagrined that the owner of the shop wants to bargain and keep him from getting the Crystal Egg.

The Big Picture – George S. Patton (1963)

This episode of the WWII documentaries series The Big Picture tells about the life of General George Patton. It’s narrated by Ronald Reagan.

The Veil – Genesis (1958)

Two brothers fight over their dying fathers estate and are reminded of the story of Esau and Jacob in the book of Genesis.

The Veil – Summer Heat (1958)

A man thinks he witnesses a murder, but when he summons the police they find an empty apartment where he saw the murder. This should have been a Twilight Zone.

The Veil – The Doctors (1958)

Dr. Angelo Marcabienti is coming home to replace his retiring father as the town doctor, but the townspeople object.

The Veil – The Return of Madame Vernoy (1953)

In this episode of the Veil, a young girl begins to remember her previous life as the infamous Madame Vernoy.

Topper (1953)

Topper is a spinoff of the Topper movie from 1937. It’s the story of a guy who is haunted by an invisible couple and their dog who died in a landslide.

What’s My Line – Walter Pigeon (1956)

An episode of “What’s My Line”, a popular 1950s game show. Hosted by John Daly, panelists are Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, and Robert Q. Lewis. Mystery guests are Del Webb and Daniel Topping, and Walter Pidgeon.

Africa Screams (1949)

Africa Screams is a 1949 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film is notable for having two members of the Three Stooges (Shemp Howard and Joe Besser) working together in a non-Stooge vehicle.

Amos n’ Andy – Check and Double Check (1930)

The first Amos n’ Andy film. Amos n Andy creators Gosden and Correll were white actors familiar with minstrel traditions. They met in Durham, North Carolina in 1920, and by the fall of 1925, they were performing nightly song-and-patter routines on the Chicago Tribune’s station WGN.

Boys of the City (1940)

It’s an East Side Kids Comedy Thriller.

Bucket of Blood, A (1959)

A Bucket of Blood is a 1959 comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman and starring Dick Miller. It teaches the important lesson that beatniks should not drink their hair tonic.

Chasing Trouble (1940)

This time Buzzy O’Brien (Frankie Darro) is a florists delivery boy. He still thinks he’s a detective though and finds out that his boss was in a foreign espionage ring. Only Buzzy, with his sometime faithful companion Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) can crack the ring and save the day.

Curtain at 8 (1933)

Actor Wylie Thorton is shot to death at his back stage birthday party. Detectives have their work cut out for them, because everyone, including a trick shooting chimpanzee wanted Wylie dead.

Death Kiss, The (1932)

David Manners plays a crusading studio writer, Adrienne Ames plays an actress, Bela Lugosi plays a studio manager, and Edward Van Sloan plays a film director. The comedy thriller features three leading players from the previous year’s Dracula (Lugosi, Manners, and Van Sloan), and was the first film directed by Edwin L. Marin.

Disorder in the Court (1936)

The Three Stooges are witnesses at a murder trial, but are not to be found. They are out playing tiddly winks.

Fathers Little Dividend (1951)

Father’s Little Dividend is a 1951 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor. The movie is the sequel to Father of the Bride (1950).

Golf Specialist, The (1930)

When talkies were new, there was a guy named W.C. Fields who took center stage in translating vaudeville to the silver screen.

Inspector General, The (1949)

An American musical comedy based on the satirical play by Nikolai Gogol that deals with local corruption and a case of mistaken identity in … all early 19th century Russia. Its ambiguous sets and costumes places the study somewhere in Eastern Europe during Napoleonic rule. Perhaps because the film was produced during the onset of the Cold War, the vagueness of the setting might indicate that the producers did not want to make a comedy about Russia. This vehicle for Danny Kaye reduced the biting satire and increased the music for American audiences.

Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)

Jack and the Beanstalk is a 1952 family comedy starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is a comic revision of the classic fairy tale. Like Gone with the Wind, the movie starts out monochrome and goes to color.

Keystone Cops (1912-1917)

The Keystone cops were incompetent fictional policemen capable of extreme slapstick. Mac Sennett was responsible for changing comedy forever. By 1914, Sennet shifted the Keystone Kops from starring roles to background characters for comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle.

Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

The film is a farce about an inadequate young florist’s assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. A Roger Corman classic.

Lum n Abner – The Bashful Bachelor (1942)

It’s been 60 years, but Pine Ridge has never forgotten the comic pair that made the town famous enough to provoke an official town name change. The town is host to the Lum n Abner Museum. Adjacent to the Museum is a replica of the legendary “Jot ’em Down Store,” the central setting of the radio programs. And Lum and Abner is one of the more popular swaps among old-time radio fans.

Man who walked alone, The (1945)

A veteran finds his way to to his home town and meets a society girl who is fleeing her boyfriend. This is a witty little comedy. I think you will find it to be quite enjoyable.

Medicine Man, The (1930)

Heres really early Jack Benny as the Medicine Man. He has to help the son and daughter of a mean shopkeeper. He’s a medicine show “doctor”. Its funny. It’s Jack Benny. How could you go wrong?

Niagara Falls (1941)

Margie wants to get married and have a lot of kids, but she meets Tom who is the “love em’ and leave em'” type in this romantic comedy from 1941. It’s a cute story.

Pied Piper of Hamlin (1957)

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a filmed 1957 ninety-minute musical color television special originally shown by NBC on November 26, 1957, as their Thanksgiving Day offering for that year. Based on the famous poem by Robert Browning and using the music of Edvard Grieg with special lyrics by Hal Stanley and Irving Taylor, it starred Van Johnson, Claude Rains (in his only singing and dancing role), Lori Nelson, Jim Backus, and Kay Starr.

Red Lights Ahead (1937)

Grand Harpoon F. Q. Whitney offers “Pa” Wallace a share in a gold mine. The Wallace children are in favor because they think they can continue to freeload if Pa strikes it rich. This is a funny show. It’s also nice and wholesome.

Shirley Temple Shorts

Shirley Temple passed on yesterday, Feb 10, 2014 at age 85. God Bless her. Here’s a couple of short films from almost 80 years ago that made her famous.

Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Spooks Run Wild is a 1941 film and the seventh film in the East Side Kids series, starring Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, and Bobby Jordan. Released in 1941, it was directed by Phil Rosen, in his first and only outing in the series.

Time of Your Life (1948)

Joe spends a lot of his time at Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon. Tom, who credits Joe with once saving his life, stops by regularly to run errands for Joe. Today, Tom notices a woman named Kitty when she comes into Nick’s, and he quickly falls in love with her. Meanwhile, a distraught young man repeatedly calls his girlfriend, begging her to marry him. Nick himself muses on all the various persons who come into his bar, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time. You’ll love these wonderful characters!

Beast from the Haunted Cave (1959)

Super evil, alien, space spiders like to eat scumbags and bimbos. What can you say….. Its a 1959 drive in B movie of epic proportions,

Big Combo, The (1955)

This violent, dark film tells of tormented Police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde), who is on a personal crusade to bring down sadistic gangster Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). He’s also dangerously obsessed with Brown’s girlfriend (Jean Wallace), his captive lover.

Why is Detective Diamond so involved with Brown’s girlfriend? Well… she’s pretty Jean Wallace.. but I think that’s about all she’s got going for her. Let’s face it. She’s a gun moll and kind of a ditz. Not to pick a pretty good film noir apart too much. It is the genre.

It sort of reminds me of what Dr. Laura said “If you help a damsel in distress, you end up with a distressed damsel”

Black Raven, The (1943)

A group of strangers are brought together in a haunted house and must contend with murder and $50,000 in stolen money. George Zucco as Amos Bradford aka The Black Raven.

Capture, The (1950)

Here’s a film noir for your Saturday afternoon. It’s the confession to a priest for the mistakes made my an oil man after a robbery. I don’t really know how to describe it without giving most of the plot away in this potboiler film from 1950. It’s a good film.

Charlie Chan in Dark Alibi (1946)

Three men are convicted of bank robbery, the main evidence against them being that their fingerprints were found at the scene. However, Charlie Chan believes them to be innocent, and his investigation reveals that they are indeed innocent and that their fingerprints were forged and planted in the prison files to frame them. Charlie sets out to uncover the real bank robbers.

Charlie Chan in The Chinese Ring (1947)

A mysterious Chinese woman arrives at Charlie Chan’s home and is murdered there shortly afterward. The only clues are the ring with which she introduced herself, and the message “Capt K” she scrawled before dying.

Charlie Chan in The Scarlet Clue (1945)

Charlie Chan investigates a string of murders having something to do with stolen government radar plans.

Charlie Chan’s Secret (1936)

An ocean liner sinks off Honolulu and Allen Colby, heir to millions, is presumed dead…but local sleuth Charlie Chan is not so sure, and flies to San Francisco to investigate further.

Chasing Trouble (1940)

This time Buzzy O’Brien (Frankie Darro) is a florists delivery boy. He still thinks he’s a detective though and finds out that his boss was in a foreign espionage ring. Only Buzzy, with his sometime faithful companion Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) can crack the ring and save the day.

Curtain at 8 (1933)

Actor Wylie Thorton is shot to death at his back stage birthday party. Detectives have their work cut out for them, because everyone, including a trick shooting chimpanzee wanted Wylie dead.

Detour (1945)

A piano player, Al (Neal), sets off hitchhiking his way to California to be with his girl. Along the way, a stranger in a convertible gives him a ride. While driving, Al stops to put the top up during a rainstorm. He discovers that the owner of the car has died in his sleep…

Dick Tracy Detective (1945)

Dick Tracy made four feature films at Radio Pictures. Dick Tracy (this film) was followed by Dick Tracy vs. Cueball in 1946, both with Morgan Conway as Tracy. Ralph Byrd returned for the last two features, both released in 1947: Dick Tracy’s Dilemma and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome. Gruesome is probably the best known of the four, with the villain portrayed by Boris Karloff.

Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)

Diamonds are stolen. Before the thief can safely hide them he is strangled by ex-conman Cueball (Dick Wessel). Cueball takes the diamonds and continues on murdering people that he believes are trying to double-cross him. Dick Tracy (Morgan Conway) allows his girlfriend Tess to act as a buyer for the diamonds but what happens when Cueball vows to eliminate Dick Tracy?

Doomed to Die (1940)

This is the third of the series with Boris Karloff as detective Mr. Wong. Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff) needs to find out who killed shipping magnate Cyrus P. Wentworth (Melvin Lang).

Eyes In the Night (1942)

Blind detective Duncan Maclain (Edward Arnold) is visited by old friend Norma Lawry, looking for help in getting rid of one of her old beaus, who is courting Norma’s 17-year old step-daughter.

File on Thelma Jordan, The (1950)

Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck) falls for a jewel thief and helps him steal her aunts jewelry. She ends up shooting her formerly-rich aunt but makes it look like an outside job. The D.A. falls in love with her and gets her off. From there things go badly.

For You I Die (1947)

A 1947 film-noir about an inmate with only a year on his sentence who is forced to participate in a prison break.

Get Christie Love (1972)

This is a 1972 made for TV movie about a police woman named Christie You’re Under arrest Sugah Love. This movie is should have Aqua Net and polyester commercials.

Gorilla, The (1939)

When a wealthy man (Lionel Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive. Patsy Kelly portrays a newly-hired maid who wants to quit because the butler, played by Bela Lugosi, scares her.

Great Guy, The (1936)

Great Guy is a 1936 crime film starring James Cagney and Mae Clarke. An honest inspector for the New York Department of Weights and Measures takes on corrupt merchants and politicians.

Hands of a Stranger (1962)

Going home after his greatest performance, that he practiced for six months,the cab driver Tony Wilder, George Sawaya,loses control and smashes into the oncoming traffic blinding himself and causing Vernon to lose both his hands in the accident

Hell’s Highway (1932)

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.

Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)

Same bat time, same bat channel. It’s Neil Hamilton proving that he’s as good an actor as a leading man as he was being Commissioner Gordon on Batman. I almost expected Bruce Ward to say “Holy Chick with a Feather in her hat Batman!” But since that doesn’t happen, you’ll have to settle for a fair whodunnit about a boxer who gets poisoned in the ring.

I Love Trouble (1948)

I Love Trouble is a 1948 film noir written by Roy Huggins from his first novel The Double Take, directed by S. Sylvan Simon, and starring Franchot Tone as Stuart Bailey. The character of Stuart Baily was later portrayed by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. in the television series 77 Sunset Strip.

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.

Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 black-and-white crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne. Karlson and Payne teamed up a year later for another black-and-white film, this time a noir, titled 99 River Street, followed by a 1955 color film, Hell’s Island.

Lady In the Death House (1944)

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.

Life at Stake, A (1954)

Angela Lansbury plays another bad girl who starts an affair with an out of luck builder and architect. He begins to figure out that she really isn’t interested in him, but wants to kill him off for insurance money.

Love from a Stranger (1937)

A poor woman (Ann Harding) wins the lottery and soon she’s swept off her feet by a nice man (Basil Rathbone) but after they’re married she begins to think he has a few secrets including murder.

Marie Galante (1934)

Marie Galante is a pretty French girl with a job delivering telegrams when she gets accidentally abducted by a drunk sea captain and ends up in South America. She’s trying to get home, but she runs into some really shady characters including some spies that want to sink the US fleet while it’s in the Panama canal.

Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)

Princess Lin Hwa is killed by a poisoned dart on the way to see Mr. Wong. She was on a secret mission for Chinese fighting against the invading Japanese. She scrawls “Captain J” on a piece of paper, but there are two of them. Both of them are pretty shady characters.

Murder at the Baskervilles (1941)

Sherlock Holmes is invited back to Baskerville Hall by his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. Holmes finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery and the case of a missing race horse. Now he’s got to locate Professor Moriarty and the horse Silver Blaze.

Murder in the Red Barn(1935)

Tod Slaughter plays the wicked Squire Corder who seduces then murders innocent country maiden Maria Marten before burying her body beneath the barn floor. The film is based on the popular 19th century melodramas about the 1827 real murder case called “The Red Barn Murder”.

Phantom of 42nd St, The (1945)

An actor is killed during the performance of a play and critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O’Brien) undertakes to solve the crime. Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, but when two more deaths occur, she is also threatened by the Phantom Killer.

Police Rookie (1940)

New police officers find challenges as rookies on the force. This movie is also known as I take this oath.

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.

Sadist, The (1963)

This film is pretty scary so it’s NOT FOR KIDS. Arch Hall Jr. plays a psychotic killer who traps three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game who have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by the bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.

Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)

Sexton Blake has been described as the poor mans Sherlock Holmes. He’s an amateur detective pitting his wits against the well known villian player Tod Slaughter.

Sherlock Holmes – Dressed to Kill (1946)

A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes.

Shriek In The Night, A (1933)

A man falls to his death from the balcony of his penthouse apartment. Two reporters (Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot)  fight over the “scoop” and uncover the sinister murder plot.

St. Benny the Dip (1951)

Some gangsters dress up like the clergy to hide their career as bank robbers, but soon find themselves sympathetic to the moral people around them.

Stranger, The (1946)

Edward G. Robinson pursues a nazi war criminal named Franz Kindler. He thinks it’s the kindly college professor played by Orson Welles. Only a dead man can link him to the crimes… or is it his own obsessions that will finally be his undoing. If you haven’t caught this film, this is a keeper in the realm of public domain films.

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.

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Johnnie Bradfield (John Garfield) is a boxer falsely accused of murder. He disappeared and is presumed dead. The only witnesses who could have exonerated him were his manager and girlfriend, both of whom have died in an automobile accident.

Timetable (1956)

A man pretending to be a doctor holds up a train and escapes with a $500,000 payroll. The insurance company puts its best investigator, Charlie Norman, on the case to work. A pretty nifty film noir.

Too Late for Tears (1949)

Too Late for Tears is a 1949 black-and-white film noir starring Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea. Alan Palmer accidentally gets a hold of $60,000 in stolen cash. Lizabeth Scott is one of the great movie femme fatales and plays his plotting wife Jane.

Whispering City, The (1947)

Albert Frédéric, earlier in life, caused a murder and made it look like an accident for financial gain.

Wives Under Suspicion (1938)

A prosecuting attorney treats every homicide case as first degree murder and uses miniature replicas of human skulls to tally the death sentences that he garners. Then he himself is beset by the urge to murder.

X Marks the Spot (1942)

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.

A Star Is Born (1937)

A Star Is Born (1937) is a romantic drama film produced by David O. Selznick and directed by William A. Wellman, with a script by Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell. It stars Janet Gaynor as an aspiring actress who travels to Hollywood to become a movie star. Other members of the cast include Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine and Lionel Stander.

Algiers (1938)

He’s a jewel thief name Pepe LeMoko (Charles Boyer). She’s Gaby (Hedy Lamar) and she’s engaged to a fat, sleazy guy who considers her bought and paid for. Things change in this atmospheric movie about the notorious Casbah.

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.

British Intelligence (1940)

Helene von Lorbeer is sent undercover to London to live with the family of a high-placed British official where she is to transmit steal war secrets for Germany. Starring Boris Karloff. This is a spy movie that you should like, if you like that genre. Boris Karloff plays a domestic servant involved in espionage during World War I, in a film that is filled with so many double agents that you won’t be able to figure out who is on which side until the film ends.

Charlie Chan in the Golden Eye (1948)

The Golden Eye is a 1948 American film directed by William Beaudine and starring Roland Winters in his fourth appearance as Charlie Chan. The film is also known as Charlie Chan in Texas (Belgian English title) and Charlie Chan in the Golden Eye (American poster title).

Corsair (1931)

Chester Morris and Thelma Todd star in this 1931 film about a football coach who became a stock broker, but didn’t have the heart for stealing from widows and orphans. To ease his conscience, while still making a ton of money, he becomes a high seas pirate.

Dick Tracy Detective (1945)

Dick Tracy made four feature films at Radio Pictures. Dick Tracy (this film) was followed by Dick Tracy vs. Cueball in 1946, both with Morgan Conway as Tracy. Ralph Byrd returned for the last two features, both released in 1947: Dick Tracy’s Dilemma and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome. Gruesome is probably the best known of the four, with the villain portrayed by Boris Karloff.

Escape By Night (1937)

Nick Allen comes to the rescue when a gun moll Jo Elliot gets hassled on the street. Spudsy, Red and Jo take it on the lam and Nick ends up going along. They get stranded because of car trouble and end up staying with old, blind Pop Regan. After weeks with Pop Regan, all of them seem to like the rural lifestyle better and start to think about going straight.

Get Christie Love (1972)

This is a 1972 made for TV movie about a police woman named Christie You’re Under arrest Sugah Love. This movie is should have Aqua Net and polyester commercials.

Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)

Same bat time, same bat channel. It’s Neil Hamilton proving that he’s as good an actor as a leading man as he was being Commissioner Gordon on Batman. I almost expected Bruce Ward to say “Holy Chick with a Feather in her hat Batman!” But since that doesn’t happen, you’ll have to settle for a fair whodunnit about a boxer who gets poisoned in the ring.

Jane Eyre (1934)

A Victorian orphan who secures a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. She falls in love with her employer. It is based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and is the first adaptation to use sound.

Judge Priest (1934)

Judge Priest depicting life in Kentucky after the Civil War and Reconstruction Period. It still shows the stereotypes and prejudices which existed at that time in a somewhat humorous manner. Based on a story by the noted Kentucky humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, it presents life as one would have imagined it at that time period.

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

Little Lord Fauntleroy is a 1936 film starring Freddie Bartholomew. A young American boy must go to live in England with his grandfather and become Lord Fauntleroy. His grandfather is an Earl who hates Americans, and his American mother.

Matter of Life and Death, A (1946)

If you haven’t, you should watch A Matter of Life and Death. It was released in the US under the title of Stairway to Heaven. It’s a charming story about a pilot who dies after being shot down in a plane and whether love can save him. It’s got David Niven and a very cute Kim Hunter. This is a charming story. One interesting thing is that like the Wizard of Oz, it’s shot in color and black and white, but the scenes on Earth are in color and heaven is in black and white.

One Rainy Afternoon (1936)

Actor Philippe Martin (Francis Lederer) and his married date Yvonne (Liev De Maigret) plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique (Ida Lupino), a publisher’s daughter.

Please Murder Me (1956)

Please Murder Me is a 1956 film starring Raymond Burr and Angela Landsbury. It’s a film noir with Burr playing a lawyer. It’s like a character he would reprise a year later as the famous Perry Mason. Looking at this, it must be a reason that he got the role. I can’t say too much about this film because anything I would say from here would be a spoiler. I really enjoyed it. I hope you do too.

Postal Inspector (1936)

It stars a singer, a US Postal Service Inspector, his brother the Treasury Agent (and romantic interest of the singer). It also has a near airplane crash, a flood, some Guinea Pigs, a little romance, crazy gadgets, a little crime-drama, some speed boats, and a little bit of music… and it has Bela Lugosi.

Quicksand (1950)

Quicksand stars Mickey Rooney and Jeanie Cagney. Jeanie is a bad, bad girl that gets poor Jim in trouble with increasing regularity.

Scarlet Letter, The (1934)

Hester Prynne has to wear an “A” on her dress because she bore a child out of wedlock and refuses to tell anyone who the father is.

Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)

Sexton Blake has been described as the poor mans Sherlock Holmes. He’s an amateur detective pitting his wits against the well known villian player Tod Slaughter.

Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro is about a writer and adventurer waiting to die from a thorn scratch as he reminisces about his life and it’s trials including lost loves and time spent in the Spanish Revolution. It stars Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner as his first erratic love.

Strange Loves of Martha Ivers,The (1946)

Martha Ivers tried to get away from her aunt. She and her friend Sam were caught by the police and returns. When Mrs. Ivers attacks Martha’s pet cat with her cane; Martha intervenes and accidentally kills her aunt. After this, the movie is a great film noir full of blackmail and intrigue..

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.

Toll of the Sea, The (1922)

This is Anna May Wong playing Lotus Flower who falls in love with an American. It’s silent. It’s the first movie printed to be used in a regular film projector and the 8th color movie ever made.

Whistle Stop (1946)

Here’s a 1946 black and white movie starring George Raft and Ava Gardner shot in and in the film noir style, but without really being a film noir. At least I don’t think so. You could argue with me.

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.

Ape Man, The (1943)

A series of experiments cause a scientist to go ape.

Bat, The (1959)

The Bat is is a mystery film starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorhead. When it flies, somebody dies.

Beast from the Haunted Cave (1959)

Super evil, alien, space spiders like to eat scumbags and bimbos. What can you say….. Its a 1959 drive in B movie of epic proportions,

Blood Tide (1984)

James Earl Jones plays a drunken archaeologist who is given to recite Shakespeare. Then there’s some banter between American tourists. Since the film is set in Greece, Jose Ferrer shows up to prove he can’t speak Greek. The natives, terrified by the sudden death of some of their women folk, do what all Greek natives do in movies – drink, sing, eat, and dance!

Bluebeard (1944)

Young female models are being strangled inexplicably. Will law enforcement be able to stop the crime wave before more women become victims? An artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them.

Bucket of Blood, A (1959)

A Bucket of Blood is a 1959 comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman and starring Dick Miller. It teaches the important lesson that beatniks should not drink their hair tonic.

Curse of Demon Mountain (1977)

Confederate soldiers are after a cache of diamonds, but they find they are being pursued by a mythical hunter. Stars Sondra Locke and Joe Don Baker.

Dead Men Walk (1943)

Dead Men Walk is a 64 minute, 1943, United States, black-and-white horror film produced by Sigmund Neufeld for Producers Releasing Corporation (aka PRC). It is an original story and screenplay by Fred Myton, starring George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young and Dwight Frye, directed by Sam Newfield. It was originally distributed by PRC and reissued in the USA in 1948 by Madison Pictures Inc.

Dementia 13 (1963)

John Halloran has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake and his wife, Louise Haloran throws him overboard and claims he’s gone on a business trip. She’s after an inheritance she can only get if he’s alive.

Devils Hand, The (1962)

Rick Turner is engaged to Donna Trent and is having nightmares of a beautiful blonde woman who appears to be dancing in the sky. One night, he is mysteriously driven to enter a doll shop, and in the next morning he returns to the place with Donna. He finds a doll that resembles his fiancé, but the owner Francis Lamont delivers another doll to him, with the face of the woman of his dreams, Bianca Milan. It’s Voodoo…. oooo!

Die Sister Die! (1972)

Right from a 1972 drive-in, Die Sister Die is a classic in the genre of bad drive-in movies. A man hires a nurse to take care of his nasty sister, but he really wants to embroil the nurse in a plot to kill off the nasty sister.

Drivein Massacre (1976)

The plot begins on August 10th in a California drive-in theatre, and concerns a killer on the loose, with the victims beheaded with a large sword.

Ghost Walks, The (1934)

Three men are stranded during a storm when their car gets stuck in the mud along a country road. They take refuge in a nearby mansion. It is the anniversary of a death at the mansion, and there is the palpable presence of his ghost. While arguing about the death the lights go out, and when they come back on the widow of the dead man has disappeared.

Good Against Evil (1977)

Andy Stuart is the likeable,persistent, romantic magazine writer who meets fashion designer Jessica Gordon in San Francisco, after denting her car. Jessica Gordon is destined to be the mother of the antichrist. She has a group of “protectors” hanging around killing off her boyfriends. Bummer.

Grave of the Vampire (1974)

Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a couple in a graveyard, raping the woman. The child born feeds only on blood from his mother’s breast.

Horror Express(1972)

Things like this never work out well. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing find a frozen monster in Siberia. It get’s thawed out and isn’t very happy. Clearly, the monster should have been labeled “Keep frozen”

House on Haunted Hill, The (1959)

House on Haunted Hill (1959) is a horror film directed by William Castle, written by Robb White, and starring Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren.

It’s Alive (1969)

This might the best movie Larry Buchanan ever made, but that’s not saying a lot. This movie has a farmer, a monster in a cave, and witless victims. What else did you need?

Manfish (1956)

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Messiah of Evil (1972)

A young woman named Arletty (Marianna Hill) moves back home to find out what happened to her estranged father an artist However as she arrives in the California beach house she runs into some decidedly odd behavior.

Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

Night of the Blood Beast is a 1958 American science-fiction horror film about a team of scientists who are stalked by an alien creature, which implants its embryos in an astronaut’s body during a space flight.

Nightmare Castle (1965)

The film stars Barbara Steele in dual lead roles. The film has several variations in the title and is also known as Night of the Doomed in the United Kingdom, Lovers from Beyond the Tomb and The Faceless Monster.

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 science fiction/horror film written, and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. The film features Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Maila “Vampira” Nurmi.

She Beast, The (1966)

Of course you would honeymoon in Transylvania and crash your car into a lake. It would be the same lake where a witch drown. Then the witch takes over your wife’s body and you have to recruit a weird descendant of Van Helsing to save her. Not the best day.

Sisters of Death (1977)

In the initiation of a girl into a secret society, she is killed in a game of russian roulette. Years later her sorority sisters are invited to a mansion for a party, but don’t know who is their host.

Snow Creature, The (1954)

Members of a scientific expedition to the Himalaya’s that encounter and capture a Yeti. The creature is then brought back to the U.S., only to escape and run havoc. The Snow Creature was the first of several “Yeti / Abominable Snowman” themed movies. It also bore some resemblance to King Kong, in terms of plot, with act-one in an exotic setting and act-two taking place in an urban setting.

Svengali (1931)

Svengali (1931) is a drama/horror film starring John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, and Bramwell Fletcher, directed by Archie Mayo, written by J. Grubb Alexander, and released by Warner Brothers. It is based on the gothic horror novel Trilby (1894) by George du Maurier. The film was originally released on May 22, 1931.

Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959)

A glowing meteor lands on the icy plains of Lappland in the north of Sweden, the authorities are alerted of the phenomenon, but all is not as it seems; this is not a normal meteor.

Track of the Moon Beast (1976)

Mineralogist Paul Carlson (Chase Cordell) is struck by a lunar meteorite while observing a meteor shower. Lodged in his brain, the meteorite causes him to transform into a strong and vicious lizard whenever the moon comes out.

Voodoo Man (1944)

Dr. Richard Marlow (Bela Lugosi) kidnaps young girls and tries to re-incarnate his dead wife using hypnosis and voodoo.

Amazing Transparent Man, The (1960)

The Amazing Transparent Man is a 1960 science fiction film starring Marguerite Chapman. It is an American B-movie which follows the story of an escaped criminal who uses an invisibility serum to escape.

Atom Age Vampire (1963)

When a singer (Susanne Loret) is horribly disfigured in a car accident, a scientist (Alberto Lupo) develops a treatment which can restore her beauty by injecting her with the glands of a murdered woman. While performing the procedure, however, he falls in love with her.

Atomic Rulers of the World (1964)

Atomic Rulers of the World (or just Atomic Rulers) is a 1964 film edited together for American television from films #1 and #2 of the Japanese short film series Super Giant.

Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

A low-budget 1959 science fiction film from American International Pictures. It was directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, produced by Gene Corman, and the screenplay was written by Leo Gordon. The film is in black and white, and runs for 62 minutes.

Beast from the Haunted Cave (1959)

Super evil, alien, space spiders like to eat scumbags and bimbos. What can you say….. Its a 1959 drive in B movie of epic proportions,

Brain that wouldn’t Die, The (1962)

Dr. Bill Cortner is a successful scientist, and has a beautiful fiance named Jan Compton. After a horrible car accident that decapitates Jan, Dr. Cortner rushes to his laboratory, where he revives the severed head and manages to keep it alive in a liquid-filled tray.

Cat Women of the Moon (1954)

It’s the same old Amazon women meet the space men story. It’s camp and a half. I think the 1950’s and 60’s never got tired of this story. Star Trek even had a story along similar lines.

Destroy all Planets (1968)

A Japanese sci-fi from 1968. Aliens called the Virans attempt to conquer Earth by sending a spaceship named Spaceship One to attack it.

Embryo (1976)

Time to warm up the Betamax and watch Rock Hudson create Barbera Carrera as sort of a science experiment. The problem is that she turns out to be a psycho.

First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

In 1970, debris from the 1908 Tunguska “meteor” are found which turn out to be recordings from a spaceship crashed there. The ship’s origin is determined to be Venus, and an international team sets out with their spaceship “Kosmokrator” to visit the “Silent Planet”, which is shrouded in clouds, and doesn’t respond to contact attempts.

Giant Gila Monster, The (1959)

The Giant Gila Monster… Yeah.. well the special effects on this one include a real Gila monster on a model set. Need I say more? And Don’s singing? You should avoid sharp objects while watching this movie. Don’s musical interludes really make me want to smack myself in the head with a ball peen hammer. Still, it’s a surprisingly watchable piece of Americana.

Incredible Petrified World, The (1957)

It’s supposed to be cutting edge science: a diving bell that can descend the depths of the ocean. However, when a cable snaps, the crew fears that they may perish inside. After the crew leaves the bell to explore, they soon find a large network of caves and a survivor who has been there for over a decade. The survivor reveals the horrible truth: there is no way to get out of the caves. Or is there a way?

Killers from Space (1954)

Killers from Space is a 1954 Science Fiction Films where Peter Graves (Mission Impossible) fights some evil conquerors from the planet Venus. The venutians look just like we humans except they wear painted ping pong balls over their eyes.

Last Woman On Earth (1960)

The Last Woman on Earth tells the story of three survivors of a mysterious apocalypse which appears to have wiped out all human life on earth.

Mesa of Lost Women (1953)

Mesa of Lost Women has been regarded as one of the worse movies of all time. It’s amazing they could make something like this without Ed Wood. Mad Scientist Dr. Aranya makes dwarves, giant spiders and a race of “superwomen” created by injecting them with spider venom.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

This is George Romero’s 1968 Zombie film “Night of the Living Dead”. It is the basis for most of this sort of stylized zombie. A lot of movies were based on the same premise of people hiding someplace and being inadequate to zombie attack.

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 science fiction/horror film written, and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. The film features Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Maila “Vampira” Nurmi.

Quatermass II – Part 1

Quatermass 2 is a 1957 British science fiction horror serial. Professor Quatermass has discovered that space aliens have infiltrated the highest levels of the British government – Part One

Quatermass II – Part 3

Quatermass 2 is a 1957 British science fiction horror serial. Professor Quatermass has discovered that space aliens have infiltrated the highest levels of the British government – Part Three

Quatermass II – Part 5

Quatermass 2 is a 1957 British science fiction horror serial. Professor Quatermass has discovered that space aliens have infiltrated the highest levels of the British government – Part Five

Rocketship X-M (1950)

An inadvertent romantic comedy? I’m not sure I have enough mustard for the ham in this one. This movie features Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., Hugh O’Brian, Morris Ankrum, Patrick Ahern, Sherry Moreland, John Dutra and Katherine Marlowe. Four men and a woman blast into space on humanity’s first expedition to the Moon, a 48-hour journey. A malfunction causes the ship to drift off course and sends them hurtling to Mars. The rocket passes through clouds to land on Mars where they find evidence of a once-powerful civilization where everything is tinted orange.

Snowbeast (1977)

The movie details the attacks of a ravenous white sasquatch on a Colorado ski resort. The teleplay was written by Joseph Stefano, who wrote the script for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1960 thriller Psycho.

Teenage Zombies (1959)

While boating in a boat we never see and possibly water-skiing without getting wet, a quartet of teens, Reg (Don Sullivan), Skip (Paul Pepper), Julie (Mitzie Albertson), and Pam (Brianne Murphy), accidentally discover an island run by a mad scientist named Doctor Myra who intends to turn everyone in the United States into a communist zombie, but we really don’t see any zombies and only a couple commies. Luckily it’s “Dreamboat” Don Sullivan to the rescue. I don’t seem to remember Don Sullivan singing in this one, but you should take appropriate precautions.

Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959)

A glowing meteor lands on the icy plains of Lappland in the north of Sweden, the authorities are alerted of the phenomenon, but all is not as it seems; this is not a normal meteor.

They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

What is Beyond Space? A parking lot. Well anyway, this movie is a whacky british 1967 sci-fi film that is surprisingly watchable. It’s about these aliens who come down to take over the planet. But they can’t take over the leading man, because he was in a auto wreck and has a metal plate in his head.

Track of the Moon Beast (1976)

Mineralogist Paul Carlson (Chase Cordell) is struck by a lunar meteorite while observing a meteor shower. Lodged in his brain, the meteorite causes him to transform into a strong and vicious lizard whenever the moon comes out.

Virus (1980)

The movie opens with a British nuclear submarine called the HMS Nereid entering Tokyo Bay in the then-future of December 1983. The ship’s crew and Japanese seismologist Yoshizumi (Masao Kusakari) send a reconnaissance drone to search the city for any survivors, only to find decayed bodies. It also gathers air samples of something called MM88.

Wasp Woman (1960)

The founder and owner of a large cosmetics company, Janice Starlin (Susan Cabot), is disturbed when her firm’s sales begin to drop after it becomes apparent to her customer base that she is aging. Scientist Eric Zinthrop (Michael Mark) has been able to extract enzymes from the royal jelly of the queen wasp that can reverse the aging process.

Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)

Hes not Japanese, he’s Korean in this movie about a gasoline drinking monster from 1967. He doesn’t have the style of Godzilla or the class of Gamera, but he did get his own monster movie all the same.

Attack Force Nam (1986)

Behind Enemy Lines is a 1986 American action film directed by Gideon Amir and starring David Carradine. It is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue where Colonel Cooper, an Airborne commando is sent to Vietnam to free American soldiers, caught in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp. The film is also known as Attack Force ‘Nam and P.O.W. the Escape.

Black Brigade, The (1970)

A redneck officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of blowing up an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany.

British Intelligence (1940)

Helene von Lorbeer is sent undercover to London to live with the family of a high-placed British official where she is to transmit steal war secrets for Germany. Starring Boris Karloff. This is a spy movie that you should like, if you like that genre. Boris Karloff plays a domestic servant involved in espionage during World War I, in a film that is filled with so many double agents that you won’t be able to figure out who is on which side until the film ends.

Day Called X, A (1958)

A Day Called ‘X’ was a dramatized CBS documentary set in Portland, Oregon in which the entire city is evacuated in anticipation of a nuclear air raid, after Soviet bombers had been detected by radar stations to the north; it details the activation of the city’s civil defense protocols and leads up to the moment before the attack (the ending is left intentionally unknown).

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).

Marie Galante (1934)

Marie Galante is a pretty French girl with a job delivering telegrams when she gets accidentally abducted by a drunk sea captain and ends up in South America. She’s trying to get home, but she runs into some really shady characters including some spies that want to sink the US fleet while it’s in the Panama canal.

Red Nightmare (1962)

Jack Webb hosts this anti-Soviet, anti-communist movie about a man who finds himself living in a Communist America.

Sante Fe Trail (1940)

Sante Fe Trail is a 1940 movie starring Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan and Olivia de Havilland. The movie details the conflicts that puts the north and south at odds prior to the civil war.

Submarine Base (1943)

Jim Taggert, a ships engineered is rescued from a torpedoed tramp steamer by Joe Morgan, a gangster who was running away from trouble at home. Jim finds out Morgan is in league with the Nazis and he’s been selling them weapons.

Why Vietnam? (1965)

This documentary starts with Lyndon Johnson answering the question: Why Vietnam? It was made by the Department of Defense in 1965 presumably to show to military personnel.

Abilene Town (1946)

In the years following the Civil War, Kansas is in the middle of a difficult time. homesteaders are moving into the west, trying to start new lives, and are going head to head against cattlemen who have been settled in that territory for years. In Abilene, one of the biggest cattle towns of the west, the town is on the brink of a confrontation between the cattlemen and the homesteaders.

American West of John Ford, The (1971)

John Wayne, James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Andy Devine star in this documentary about filmmaking legend John Ford. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he came to be regarded as one of the finest American filmmakers of his generation. Ford’s films and personality have been highly influential, leading colleagues such as Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles to name him as one of the greatest directors of all time.

Arizona Gunfighter (1937)

Get out the soda pop and the bubble gum for this Saturday Afternoon Bob Steele western. Bob Steele goes after the gang that killed his father.

Billy The Kid Returns (1938)

Following the shooting of Billy the Kid by his former friend Sheriff Pat Garrett lookalike deputy sherriff Roy Rogers,assisted by travelling musical instrument salesman Frog Millhouse, takes his place to defend the honest settlers of Lincoln County, New Mexico from evil ranchers.

Carson City Kid, The (1940)

Roy Rogers, playing a character named Roy Rogers, while not being himself; posing as The Carson City Kid, is seeking vengeance on Morgan Reynolds, the man who killed his brother.

Death Rides a Horse (1967)

Here’s a 1967 spaghetti western with Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. Bill Meceita, a boy whose family was murdered in front of him by a gang, sets out 15 years later to exact revenge. On his journey, he finds himself continually sparring and occasionally cooperating with Ryan, a gunfighter on his own quest for vengeance, who knows more than he says about Bill’s tragedy.

Drifter, The (1932)

The Drifter is a vaudevillian drama about a man who returns from prison to get tangled up in a lot of intrigue with the shady characters around him.

Gone with the West (1975)

James Caan (Jud McGraw) and Stefanie Powers (Little Moon) have one thing in common. They hate this little town they came across. Sammy Davis Jr. didn’t like it much either.

Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)

The Three Mesquiteers protect settlers against an evil politician trying to steal their land after a flood. Starring Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune and Robert Livingston.

It Can Be Done Amigo (1972)

Bud Spencer plays Hiram Coburn ; a drifter. Jack Palance plays Sunny ; a gunfighter who wants him to marry his sister. A little boy (Renato Cestie) and Jack Palances gun save him from hanging, but the boys uncle gets killed so Bud Spencer adopts the waif. I don’t want to give away too much on the plot, but the interaction between Palance and Bud Spencer is pretty funny.

Lightnin Bill Carson (1936)

Bill Carson (Tim McCoy) finds out that the sheriff and his men hung the wrong man for holding up the stage.

McLintock! (1963)

McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The film is famous (or infamous) for its two spanking scenes, in which mother and daughter are each paddled with coal shovels: the daughter by her suitor, the mother by her estranged husband.

Nevada Buckaroo, The (1931)

When the Buck Hurley (Bob Steele) gets caught in a stage robbery, the gang leader Cherokee (George Hayes) gets him released. It’s cowboy love. When a stage he’s on gets robbed, the sheriff thinks Cherokee is in on the robbery and Buck gets busted breaking him out of jail.

No Man’s Range (1935)

Bob Steele and Fuzzy are summoned to the Oliver ranch to help them fight a range war.

ONLY THE VALIANT (1951)

Only the Valiant also known as Fort Invincible is a 1951 western film produced by William Cagney (younger brother of James Cagney), directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Gregory Peck and Barbara Payton. The screenplay was written by Edmund H. North and Harry Brown, based on the 1943 novel of the same name by Charles Marquis Warren.

Phantom Ranger (1938)

A Treasury department engraver has been kidnapped by outlaws who want to force him to make counterfeit money for them. Tim McCoy to the rescue.

Rage at Dawn (1955)

Four of the Reno brothers are outlaws. One is a respected farmer. It’s the biggest double-cross in Western history. Randolph Scott is a secret agent sent to bring the Reno brothers and their conspirators to justice.

Riders of the Sage (1939)

Here’s a good old fashioned Bob Steele western. Meanwhile back at the ranch, kidnappers have grabbed Tom Martin so his dad Jim will sell out. It’s Riders of the Sage to the rescue.

Roarin’ Guns (1936)

Tim McCoy plays a hired gunman Rancher Morgan hired in response to a range war. The leading lady was a woman named Rosalinda Price. It was her only movie.

Straight Shooter (1939)

Here’s another Tim McCoy western. Martin hid a half a million dollars in government bonds on his ranch before someone did him in. Inspector Carson (Tim McCoy) must capture the murderer and recover the bonds.

Two Fisted Law (1932)

This is from when John Wayne wasn’t a star yet. Tim McCoy was. Rancher Tim Clark borrows money from Bob Russell, who then rustles Clark’s cattle so he will be unable to repay the money. Thus Russell is able to cheat Clark out of his ranch. Clark becomes a prospector for silver and ultimately comes to settle accounts with Russell and crooked deputy Bendix.

War of the Wildcats (1943)

In Old Oklahoma (re-issue title is War of the Wildcats) John Wayne fights it out over some oil leases and a woman.

White Comanche (1968)

Have you ever wondered how hungry William Shatner must have been after Star Trek? This movie answers that question! Please Bill, don’t kill me for showing this one. Here William Shatner plays Johnny Moon, the good cowboy. He also plays Notah, his evil Comanche half-brother, who eats peyote and enjoys rape, plunder and pillage. They meet for the final showdown in Rio Hondo.

Winds of the Wasteland (1936)

John Wayne plays John Blair. He and his partner, Larry Adams (Lane Chandler) are out of work when the arrival of telegraph ends the Pony Express. They get swindled by Cal Drake for a telegraph line and equipment to a ghost town. John determines that he will operate the line and learns that a coach race will be staged and he signs up for it. The fastest team in the race will win a $25,000 government contract.