Tag Archives: Marshall Thompson

Gerald Mayer – Dial 1119 (1950)

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Louis B. Mayer’s nephew Gerald proved himself an able director with the MGM “B” thriller Dial 1119. Marshall Thompson stars as an emotionally disturbed young man who pulls out a gun at a bar and holds the patrons hostage. As the police gather outside, the film concentrates on the various bar customers, each of whom has his or her own deep-rooted problems. Thompson is on the verge of killing everyone around him when a telephoned ruse breaks the crisis. A raw-nerved 75 minutes’ worth of entertainment. Read More »

Herbert L. Strock – Battle Taxi (1955)

In the Korean war, the commander of an Air Rescue helicopter team must show a hot-shot former jet pilot how important helicopter rescue work is and turn him into a team player. Read More »

Francis D. Lyon – Cult of the Cobra (1955)

While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.’s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamian Priest vows that “the Cobra Goddess will avenge herself”. Once back in the United States, a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen just before each death. Read More »

Felix E. Feist – The Basketball Fix (1951)

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A college basketball star collaborrates with organized crime and becomes involved in ‘point shaving.’ A sportswriter tries to get him back on the right track.
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