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Murder at Glen Athol (1936)
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Murder at Glen Athol (1936) crime film. 1930's mystery movies full length. Crime thriller mystery movie meets an "old dark house" film. A detective gets invited to a party at his upscale neighbors house and in true murder mystery fashion he soon finds himself involved in crimes, murder and mystery! Just a good old black and white movie.

The Way to the Stars (1945)
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The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in southeastern England is revealed through the eyes of newly arrived Flying Officer Peter Penrose.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Writer: Terence Rattigan
Starring: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John

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Night Train to Munich is a 1940 British thriller film directed by Carol Reed and starring Margaret Lockwood and Rex Harrison. Written by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder, based on the 1939 short story Report on a Fugitive by Gordon Wellesley, the film is about an inventor and his daughter who are kidnapped by the Gestapo after the Nazis march into Prague in the prelude to the Second World War. A British secret service agent follows them, disguised as a senior German army officer pretending to woo the daughter over to the Nazi cause.

As German forces invade Czechoslovakia, scientist Axel Bomasch, renowned for his breakthroughs in armor-plating technology, becomes a target for both German and British intelligence agencies. Fleeing with his daughter Anna, their journey is fraught with danger as they navigate through enemy territory. Anna's capture by the Nazis and subsequent escape alongside Karl Marsen, who poses as a sympathetic fellow prisoner, adds to the tension.

Meanwhile, in Britain, Axel's arrival prompts a covert operation led by intelligence officer Dickie Randall. Anna's attempt to contact her father through a coded newspaper advertisement sets off a chain of events that brings her into contact with Randall, who poses as an entertainer to maintain cover. Their paths converge, leading to a daring rescue attempt orchestrated by Randall.

However, Marsen's infiltration of British intelligence complicates matters, leading to a tense confrontation during their escape to Switzerland. With the aid of British civilians Caldicott and Charters, Randall navigates through treacherous terrain, facing off against Marsen and his cohorts in a dramatic showdown that determines the fate of the Bomasches and their quest for freedom.

Margaret Lockwood as Anna Bomasch
Rex Harrison as Dickie Randall / Gus Bennett / Ulrich Herzog
Paul Henreid as Capt. Karl Marsen (credited as Paul von Hernried)
Basil Radford as Charters
Naunton Wayne as Caldicott
James Harcourt as Axel Bomasch
Felix Aylmer as Dr. John Fredericks
Wyndham Goldie as Charles Dryton
Roland Culver as Roberts
Eliot Makeham as Schwab
Raymond Huntley as Kampenfeldt
Austin Trevor as Capt. Prada
Kenneth Kent as Controller
C. V. France as Admiral Hassinger
Frederick Valk as Gestapo Officer (credited as Fritz Valk)
Morland Graham as Teleferic Attendant

Directed by: Carol Reed
Screenplay by: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Based on: "Report on a Fugitive" (1939 short story) by Gordon Wellesley
Produced by: Edward Black
Cinematography: Otto Kanturek
Edited by: R. E. Dearing
Music by: Louis Levy
Production company: 20th Century Productions
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release dates: July 26, 1940 (UK), December 29, 1940 (USA)
Running time: 95 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

The Dawn Express (1942)
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Stars: Michael Whalen, Anne Nagel, William Bakewell
Director: Albert Herman

A Nazi spy ring is after a U.S. Army formula that increases the power of ordinary gasoline!

The Ghost Train (1941)
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The Ghost Train (1941) is a British comedy/mystery movie. Arthur Askey plays irritating entertainer Tommy Gander who is stranded overnight in a Cornish train station with his fellow passengers. Local legend has it that a phantom train passes through the station with the ghosts of its passengers on board. Strange things start to happen as the mystery of the ghost train begins to untangle. This film was based on a stage play by Arnold Ridley (Private Godfrey in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army). The Ghost Train was directed by Walter Forde.

The Last Alarm (1940
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Stars: J. Farrell MacDonald, Polly Ann Young, Warren Hull
Director: William West
Production Company: Sherwill Productions, Inc.

A veteran firefighter is forced to retire at age 65 by the Fire Department. However, when one of his friends dies in a blaze set by a serial arsonist, the now-retired fireman teams up with his daughter and her fiancé, who is an investigator for an insurance company, to hunt down and capture the arsonist.

Never Look Back  (1952)
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A female lawyer hears a knock on her door one night and discovers that it is an old boyfriend, whose current girlfriend has thrown him out, and he needs a place to stay the night.

She agrees to let him sleep on the sofa but he must leave the next morning. When he returns home he finds that his girlfriend has been murdered. His former lover agrees to defend him without telling the court that he spent the night with her. Complications ensue.

Black Angel (1946)
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Black Angel is a 1946 American film noir directed by Roy William Neill and starring Dan Duryea, June Vincent and Peter Lorre.

Director: Roy William Neill
Screenplay: Roy Chanslor
Based on the novel The Black Angel by Cornell Woolrich
Produced by Tom McKnight, Roy William Neill
Starring: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre
Cinematography: Paul Ivano
Edit: Saul A. Goodkind
Music: Frank Skinner
Production company: Universal Pictures
Distribution: Universal Pictures
Release date: 1946
Running time: 81 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English

Close Quarters (1943)
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This 1943 feature-length dramatisation follows the Royal Navy T-class submarine "Tyrant" on a routine North Sea patrol off the coast of Norway.
Like many British wartime movies, the cast of this feature film are the serving officers and crew.
It was also filmed aboard an operational submarine, offering a rare and detailed view of life in such complex, cramped quarters.

Jack the Ripper Thriller | Man in the Attic (1953) Jack Palance, Constance Smith | Colorized Movie
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The Life...The Loves...The Crimes of Jack the Ripper!
A mysterious lodger in Victorian London becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders reminiscent of Jack the Ripper. As tension mounts, a young woman living in the same boarding house becomes increasingly suspicious of the man upstairs, leading to a suspenseful cat-and-mouse game to uncover the truth behind the chilling crimes.

Original title: Man in the Attic (1953)

Black & White version:

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Writers: Robert Presnell Jr.
Stars: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer, Frances Bavier
Genres: Colorized classics, Mystery, Thriller
Budget: $500,000

0:00 A man named Mr. Slade visits a house to inquire about renting rooms.
09:43 A pathologist named Mr. Slade rents rooms in a house to study and conduct experiments, while the owners are in need of money due to business reverses and become nervous about the recent Jack the Ripper murders.
14:59 A group of people prepare for a theater show while the city is plagued by the Ripper murders.
25:09 Inspector Warwick from Scotland Yard questions Miss Bonner about a woman named Annie Rowley who is believed to be a victim of Jack the Ripper.
30:55 Mr. Slade discusses the Ripper case with Inspector Warwick and shares his theories on the killer's profile.
36:18 A man and a woman discuss their feelings and the woman suspects that a man they know is the Ripper.
45:06 A tour of the Black Museum at Scotland Yard and a discussion about murderers and their crimes.
47:21 A discussion about Jack the Ripper's crimes and the possibility of another murder.
59:09 The characters discuss their suspicions about Dr. Slade and his involvement in the recent crimes.
1:04:32 Inspector Harley investigates Mr. Slade's possible connection to the Ripper murders.
1:11:30 A doctor becomes convinced that an actress is the daughter of Jack the Ripper and tries to save her from her evil tendencies.


The Way Ahead (1944)
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The Way Ahead - World W*r II drama that follows a group of British draftees, starting with their rigorous basic training, and ending with their deployment in North Africa.

The Way Ahead (1944)
Director: Carol Reed
Writers: Eric Ambler(original story), Peter Ustinov(screen play)
Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald
Genre: Drama, War
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English, French, German
Also Known As: The Immortal Battalion
Release Date: 6 June 1944 (UK)
Duration: 114 min
Filming Location: Pirbright Army Camp, Pirbright, Surrey, England, UK

A group of draftees are called up into the infantry during World War II. At first, they appear to be a hopeless bunch, but their Sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team. When they go into action in North Africa, they realize what it's all about.

"This is a film about a seemingly run of the mill sort of group. After the Brits were involved in WWII and saw how bad the going would be, the government was forced to draft men who would traditionally have been exempt. Men who were a bit old or involved with careers that might be deemed 'useful' to the effort were suddenly being called to duty, as times were dire. The beginning of the film shows these men being selected for service.

Unfortunately, this is a rather motley group and they tended to complain quite a bit as well (mostly by Stanley Holloway's character). How they could become a productive unit seemed pretty doubtful and I doubt if such an unimpressive group of men would have been used as actors had this propaganda film been made a few years earlier--when things looked really bad for the British. However, now that the war was appearing win-able, I can understand the choices of actors.

There is nothing particularly magical about any of the film--their selection, their training or their combat experience in North Africa. However, all of it was very well handled and excelled because they tried to make it believable--normal, everyday men rising to the occasion. In many ways, it reminded me of a landlocked version of "In Which We Serve"--with fine acting and writing instead of jingoism and super-human exploits. Very well done.

There are a few interesting actors in the film. Peter Ustinov is in his first film and he plays a French-speaking man. While his French isn't 100% fluid, it was decent and a bit of a surprise. Apparently, he was in real life David Niven's assistant in the British Army and somehow ended up in the film.

Man In The Attic (1953)
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Man In The Attic 1953

The Limping Man (1953)
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Sea of Sand  (1958)
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Brace yourself for an epic desert odyssey with 'Sea of Sand' (1958), a classic war film directed by Guy Green. Set against the unforgiving backdrop of the North African desert during World War II, this gripping tale unfolds as a British patrol embarks on a perilous mission deep behind enemy lines.

Michael Craig as Captain Tim Cotton, leads a diverse group of soldiers across the vast and treacherous landscape, navigating not only the physical challenges of the desert but also the internal tensions among the men. Their mission: to sabotage a German fuel depot critical to the Axis war effort.

As the scorching sun beats down and the winds whip up the sands, the patrol faces relentless adversity, from enemy forces to the harsh environment itself. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned, and the true measure of each man is revealed in the crucible of war.

'Sea of Sand' stands out not only for its authentic portrayal of the harsh realities faced by soldiers in the desert campaign but also for its intense character dynamics. Richard Attenborough's commanding performance, coupled with the ensemble cast, brings to life the camaraderie, conflicts, and sacrifices that define the human experience in wartime.

This cinematic masterpiece combines action, drama, and a poignant exploration of the human spirit under duress. 'Sea of Sand' immerses you in a gripping narrative of survival, courage, and the relentless pursuit of victory in one of the most challenging theaters of World War II.

Michael Craig as Captain Tim Cotton
John Gregson as Captain Bill Williams R.E.
Richard Attenborough as Trooper Brody
Percy Herbert as Corporal "Blanco" White
Barry Foster as Corporal Matheson
Vincent Ball as Sergeant Nesbitt
Andrew Faulds as Sergeant Parker
George Murcell as Corporal Simms

Sleeping Car To Trieste (1948)
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Sleeping Car to Trieste is a 1948 British comedy thriller film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Jean Kent, Albert Lieven, Derrick De Marney and Rona Anderson. It was shot at Denham Studios outside London. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ralph Brinton. It is a remake of the 1932 film Rome Express.

The setting is almost entirely on a train travelling between Paris and Trieste after World War II. Two rather mysterious people, Zurta (Albert Lieven) and Valya (Jean Kent), are at ease in sophisticated society. Zurta steals a diary from the safe of an embassy in Paris while they are guests at a reception there, killing a servant who walks in on the robbery. Poole, an accomplice, is passed the diary, but he double-crosses them and attempts to escape with it on the Orient Express. Just in time, Valya and Zurta board the train.

They start looking for Poole, who seeks to conceal himself and the diary. Other travellers become involved, including a US Army sergeant with an eye for the ladies, an adulterous couple, an idiot stockbroker, a wealthy, autocratic writer and his brow-beaten secretary, an ornithologist, and a French police inspector. Staff and other passengers provide light-hearted scenes. The diary passes through the hands of several people while the police investigate a mysterious death.

Sherlock Holmes - The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1968)
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Peter Cushing - Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Stock - Dr. Watson

The Day of the Triffids (1962)
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The day of the Triffids, 1962 Full movie. Classic science fiction film about invaders from outer space, man eating plants! After a meteor storm hits the earth & blinds most of the people, carnivorous plants known as Triffids emerge from the craters and begin to take over the planet. Classic Sci-fi movie based on the book by John Wyndham.

Gracie Fields in Molly and Me (1945)
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Our Gracie, in her final but one movie Molly And Me. An out of work actress deciedes to act as an experienced housekeeper in order to get a job as the butler is doing the same trick. Mr Graham, their employer is a retired divorced politican, who is estranged from his son. For Mr Graham and his son life is never going to be the same again, the housekeeper causing havoc and handling a sensitive situation, brings father and son, much closer, in a troubled relationship.

Filthy, Rich and Catflap s01e04   A Death in the Family
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After losing his brilliant new game-show formula to BBC big shot Jumbo Whiffy. Rich resorts to taking advantage of his terminally-ill father to get back into the limelight.

Porridge  The Movie (1979)
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⁣Cellmates Fletch and Godber find themselves on the wrong side of the bars when they're inadvertently bungled out of Slade Prison during someone else's escape. Somehow they've got to break back in before warder Mackay notices their absence.
Porridge is a 1979 film based on the television series Porridge.The film, set a year before the final episode of the TV series, includes one of the last appearances by Richard Beckinsale, the actor who played Godber. He died in March 1979, a few weeks after its completion

A Christmas Wish (1950)
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Shortly before Christmas, a family moves into an apartment where Rupert the squirrel lives in the attic rafters. Just as it seems that the holiday will come and go without so much as a Christmas tree, Rupert acts as the family’s guardian angel - not only saving Christmas, but changing their lives forever.

A Christmas Carol (1984)
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An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Greenwich Village (1944)
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⁣In 1922, novice composer Kenneth Harvey arrives in New York from Kansas, hoping to publish his concerto; he meets speakeasy owner Danny O'Mara, who hopes to put on a broadway show. Ken's affairs take a turn for the better when he falls for singer Bonnie Watson. But while he labors on orchestration, O'Mara is surreptitiously adapting his tunes to the Greenwich Village Gaieties.

Christmas Holiday 1944
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⁣Christmas Holiday is a 1944 American film noir crime film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly. Based on the 1939 novel of the same name by W. Somerset Maugham, the film is about a woman who marries a Southern aristocrat who inherited his family's streak of violence and instability and soon drags the woman into a life of misery. After he is arrested, the woman runs away from her husband's family, changes her name, and finds work as a singer in a New Orleans dive. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Musical Score for Hans J. Salter.

Laurel & Hardy:  March of the Wooden Soldiers
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Babes in Toyland is a Laurel and Hardy musical film released on March 10, 1934. The film is also known by its alternate titles Laurel and Hardy in Toyland, Revenge Is Sweet (the 1948 European reissue title), March of the Wooden Soldiers and Wooden Soldiers (in the United States).Based on Victor Herbert's popular 1903 operetta Babes in Toyland, the film was produced by Hal Roach, directed by Charles Rogers and Gus Meins, and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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