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|Contents MediaLinksOver 28 hours of America’s most beloved leading men of the silver screen! |
Enjoy the legendary actors from the golden age of cinema in award-winning films such as “Life with Father”, “Royal Wedding”, “ Made for Each Other”, and “This is the Army”. All twenty films star talented, distinguished and unforgettable men such as Cary Grant, Charlton Heston, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Fred MacMurray, Burgess Meredith, Gary Cooper, Ronald Reagan and Orson Welles.
Constantine and the Cross
Starring Cornel Wilde, Christine Kaufmann, Belinda Lee
(1962) Color 120 Minutes Unrated
Cornel Wilde portrays the Roman emperor Constantine, whose rise to the throne was through many battles and also political maneuverings. The various aspects of Constantine’s rule are depicted here covering his successes and failures, his friends and his enemies. The major point of Constantine’s time as emperor was his allowing the Christians to worship as they pleased without threat of reprisal from the government.
The Night America Trembled
Starring Warren Beatty, Vincent Gardenia, Warren Oates
(1957) B&W 51 Minutes Unrated
Another classic dramatic presentation brought to you by Studio One, originally a radio program brought out as an Emmy winning weekly television program shown on the CBS television network from 1948 to 1958. This particular episode centers on the tale of the 1939 Halloween night radio broadcast of The Mercury Theater’s “The War of The Worlds”. Narrated by Edward R. Murrow, this program presented a dramatization of the studio end of the broadcast as well as audience reactions through vignettes. Guest stars abound in this episode, which opened the tenth season of this program, including Ed Asner, Vincent Gardenia, James Coburn, Warren Oates and a youthful Warren Beatty.
The Animal Kingdom
Starring Leslie Howard, Ann Harding, Myrna Loy
(1932) B&W 85 Minutes Unrated
A publisher decides it’s time to settle down with a woman of high society even though he loves another. After the wedding, the publisher discovers his wife isn’t as loving as he wishes her to be, since she seems to be more concerned about their social settings than any personal relationship. Wishing for a change, the publisher decides to look up his former love to see if there is a chance at a loving relationship.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Starring Van Johnson, Claude Rains, Jim Backus
(1958) Color 87 Minutes Unrated
The town of Hamelin is trying to win royal recognition over its rival but finds itself overrun with rats when the other town suffers a flood. The townspeople try everything to get rid of the rats and fail at every turn, so they hold a town meeting to determine what to do. A mysterious piper shows up and promises to rid the town of the pests for a fee. The town elders agree and, after the piper drives the rats away, they refuse to pay the piper his fee, so he takes drastic measures to punish the people of Hamelin.
That Uncertain Feeling
Starring Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Burgess Meredith
(1941) B&W 84 Minutes Unrated
After developing a case of hiccups, a married woman visits a psychiatrist to help her with the problem. The psychiatrist believes the hiccups are caused by marital problems which are believed to be a result of his inattentiveness. A chance encounter with another of the psychiatrist’s patients springs thoughts in the housewife of leaving her husband, in spite of the fact that they both still love each other. The husband comes up with a unique solution that leads to some comic results.
Life with Father
Starring William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor
(1947) B&W 118 Minutes Unrated
This Golden Globe wining and four-time Academy Award nominated comedy is based upon the long-running Broadway play. Mr. Day, a stockbroker, tries to run his house as efficiently as his firm does, but finds his home truly run by his loving, but simple, wife. His four sons are all involved with different interests that seem to add to the father’s frustrations.
This is the Army
Starring Ronald Reagan, George Murphy, Joan Leslie
(1943) Color 115 Minutes Unrated
In this Oscar-winning film, a musical is put on for the servicemen fighting in World War I and a soldier who performed in the show heads off to war, where he is wounded and is forced to give up his career as a performer and become a producer. When World War II breaks out, the cast of the original musical decide to stage a new version for the servicemen heading off to fight. The producer’s son, soon to be heading off to battle, is torn by his love for his fiancée and his call to duty so he refuses to marry her until after the war.
The Amazing Adventure
Starring Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne(1937) B&W 62 Minutes Unrated
Ernest Bliss (Cary Grant) has just inherited a large fortune but is miserable, since he did not earn any of the money. In an attempt to break this feeling of boredom, he wages with his friend that he can learn a living for one year without touching any of his inheritance. During his time working, he meets Frances Clayton (Mary Brian), a poor woman who is about to be forced into a marriage of convenience. Bliss must decide if he’s to help this girl or maintain his wager.
Starring Fred MacMurray, Raymond Burr, Claire Trevor
(1950) B&W 89 Minutes Unrated
A gang has been smuggling drugs from Mexico and two government agents working on the case set out to break up the ring. Unfortunately, neither agent knows the other one is working on the same side and this leads to complications, especially when they must pretend to be a married couple to avoid suspicion from the police. As their distrust of each other shrinks as they spend more time together, the determination to stop this ring grows, as well as the danger of being exposed for who they really are.
A Bolt of Lightning
Starring Charlton Heston, Rita Vale, Anne Seymour
(1951) B&W 60 Minutes Unrated
This program is from the famous Studio One television series shown from 1948 to 1958 by CBS and was a continuation of the successful radio series of the same name. This series received multiple Emmy awards as well as nominations and brought to the small screen some of the brightest and biggest stars, directors and writers of it’s time to present to the audience a dramatic feature each week.
A Tattered Web
Starring Lloyd Bridges, Frank Converse, Broderick Crawford
(1971) Color 74 Minutes Unrated
A police sergeant discovers that his son-in-law is cheating on his daughter, so he confronts the other woman to resolve the situation. Unfortunately, during his talk with the woman, he accidentally kills her. Now assigned to the case involving the woman’s death, the sergeant attempts to place the blame on a derelict, which causes further problems for him as the investigation continues.
Target of an Assassin
Starring Anthony Quinn, John Phillip Law, Sandra Prinsloo
(1976) Color 103 Minutes Rated PG
An aging male nurse at a hospital in Africa is caring for an ailing politician, who survived an assassination attempt. Diagnosed with a terminal illness and concerned with his family’s well-being, the nurse kidnaps the politician with the hopes that the ransom will provide for his family after he’s gone. Unfortunately, the assass