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"What we have here is a failure to communicate" Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke
HANDS OF A STRANGER ( 1962)
An experimental hand transplant leaves a pianist driven to kill.
Dir: Newt Arnold Cast: Paul Lukather , Joan Harvey , James Stapleton .
BW- 85 mins, CC,
DEMENTIA 13 ( 1963)
Members of an Irish family are being killed off by one of their own who wishes to inherit the family fortune.
Dir: Francis Coppola Cast: William Campbell , Luana Anders , Bart Patton .
BW- 75 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
CAT PEOPLE ( 1942)
A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast.
Dir: Jacques Tourneur Cast: Simone Simon , Tom Conway , Jane Randolph .
BW- 73 mins, CC,
CARNIVAL OF SOULS ( 1962)
After surviving a car crash, a church organist is haunted by the undead.
Dir: Herk Harvey Cast: Candace Hilligoss , Herk Harvey , Frances Feist .
BW- 78 mins, CC,
SPIRITS OF THE DEAD ( 1968)
This film comprises three supernatural tales based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Dir: Roger Vadim Cast: Vincent Price , Jane Fonda , Peter Fonda .
C- 121 mins, Letterbox Format
FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE ( 1973)
An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around an antique shop and its mysterious owner.
Dir: Kevin Connor Cast: Peter Cushing, Diana Dors ,
C- 98 mins, CC,
BLACK SABBATH ( 1963)
A trio of atmospheric horror tales presented by Boris Karloff.
Dir: Mario Bava Cast: Jacqueline Pierreux , Milly Monti , Michèle Mercier .
C- 96 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
PUBLIC GHOST # 1 ( 1935)
In this comedic short, a man is hired to haunt a house.
Dir: Charley Chase Cast: Ray Turner , Charley Chase , Harry Bowen .
BW- 20 mins, CC,
DEAD OF NIGHT ( 1945)
Guests at a country estate share stories of the supernatural.
Dir: Charles Crichton Cast: Mervyn Johns , Roland Culver , Hartley Power .
BW- 103 mins, CC,
HOUSE OF WAX ( 1953)
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
Dir: Andre DeToth Cast: Vincent Price , Frank Lovejoy , Phyllis Kirk .
C- 88 mins, CC,
Poe's PIT AND THE PENDULUM ( 1961)
A young man investigates his sister's death in a mysterious castle.
Dir: Roger Corman Cast: Vincent Price , John Kerr , Barbara Steele .
C- 80 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, THE ( 1964)
A sadistic nobleman isolates his court from a world stricken with the plague.
Dir: Roger Corman Cast: Vincent Price , Hazel Court , Jane Asher .
C- 89 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL ( 1958)
A millionaire offers total strangers a fortune to spend the night in a haunted house.
Dir: William Castle Cast: Vincent Price , Carol Ohmart , Richard Long . BW- 75 mins, CC,
THEATRE OF BLOOD ( 1973)
Using deaths from Shakespeare's plays, an actor takes revenge on the critics who panned his work.
Dir: Douglas Hickox Cast: Vincent Price , Diana Rigg , Ian Hendry . C- 104 mins, CC,
"WHAT DO YOU THINK?" #3 ( 1938)
This short film focuses on whether or not the dead can communicate with the living.
Dir: Jacques Tourneur Cast: Russell Wade , Harold Miller , Mary Howard . BW- 10 mins,
LAST MAN ON EARTH ( 1964)
A deadly virus turns most of the world's population into blood-drinking ghouls.
Dir: Sidney Salkow Cast: Vincent Price , Franca Bettoja , Emma Danieli . BW- 87 mins, Letterbox Format
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Back to the future, 1936...you can see a boss yelling at Charlie Chaplin in the bathroom through a big flatscreen-tv in "Modern Times."
Silent movie science fiction fans, remember Steam Trek, The Moving Picture?
Dr. Strangelove clip, Slim Pickens drops the Bomb (click to play clip)
Short: The Duoped
In that famous scene, Gene Kelly is not actually "singing in the rain," because water didn't show up well on camera at night. They used a mixture of milk and water for Gene to splash around in.
For The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Lon Chaney wore a hump weighing over 50 pounds so that he would walk realistically. For "The Penalty" (1920), he had his legs bound tightly behind him in a harness, inserting his knees into leather stumps devised as artificial legs with his feet bound at the thighs. This was a very painful ordeal which cut circulation to his legs resulting in broken blood vessels.
Movie producer David O. Selznick was fined $5000 by the MPAA for allowing the word "damn" in the movie Gone With The Wind. And producer Darryl F. Zanuck once rented the entire country of San Marino, the world's oldest republic, as the medieval setting for "Prince Of Foxes" to be filmed, believe it or not!
David Niven was one of the first Hollywood stars to join the war effort, joining the British commando service in 1940. His first feature movie after the war was Stairway To Heaven (1946), about WW2 pilots and others arriving in Heaven. The publisher of "The Maltese Falcon" wanted the original novel's title changed because he didn't think most Americans know what a falcon is
Freaks (1932) was banned in Britain for 30 years, directed by Tod Browning, and even the ending was edited out before it was released in America. The original ending of the storyboard wasn't approved for filming (it involved an axe and a bag of feathers)
Today is , you old poop Katharine Hepburn
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else"
There's going to be a rumble tonight Westside Story. The Jewish writers of Westside Story planned for it to be a retelling of Romeo & Juliet, with Catholics vs. a Jewish street gang, until they realized Shakespeare himself had rewritten an older such story of a Catholic marrying a Jew, so changed it to a Hispanic (Puerto Rican) vs. white street gang
TCM was launched 4/14/94 as a 24-hour commercial-free classic movie channel, originally for movies 1930-1960, with the occasional silent movies, and newer movies added over time. It was Ted Turner's answer to American Movie Classics, using the vast film libraries Turner bought from MGM, RKO, Warner Brothers and other studio vaults. Ted Turner launched TBS as his first cable channel by sending the signal of his WTBS Atlanta TV-station to satellite 12/17/76, followed by TNT in 1988. TBS and TNT show mostly TV reruns and sports, with 24-hour news on his CNN starting in 1980.