Ray Milland

  • Ray Milland – The Safecracker (1958)

    1951-1960CrimeRay MillandUnited KingdomWar

    Ray Milland plays a safe-cracker sprung from jail when England needs him to crack a Nazi safe containing spy secrets.
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  • Sidney Lanfield – The Well Groomed Bride (1946)

    1941-1950ComedyRomanceSidney LanfieldUSA

    A man and a woman fight over the last bottle of champagne left in San Francisco–she wants it for a wedding, and he wants to use it to christen a ship.Read More »

  • Alfred Hitchcock – Dial M for Murder (1954)

    Crime1951-1960Alfred HitchcockMysteryUSA

    In London, wealthy Margot Mary Wendice had a brief love affair with the American writer Mark Halliday while her husband and professional tennis player Tony Wendice was on a tennis tour. Tony quits playing to dedicate to his wife and finds a regular job. She decides to give him a second chance for their marriage. When Mark arrives from America to visit the couple, Margot tells him that she had destroyed all his letters but one that was stolen. Subsequently she was blackmailed, but she had never retrieved the stolen letter. Tony arrives home, claims that he needs to work and asks Margot to go with Mark to the theater. Meanwhile Tony calls Captain Lesgate (aka Charles Alexander Swann who studied with him at college) and blackmails him to murder his wife, so that he can inherit her fortune. But there is no perfect crime, and things do not work as planned.Read More »

  • George Archainbaud – The Return of Sophie Lang (1936)

    George Archainbaud1931-1940DramaUSA

    In order to give up her life of crime and go straight, renowned jewel thief Sophie Lang fakes her own death and retires to London.Read More »

  • Billy Wilder – The Major and the Minor (1942)

    1941-1950Billy WilderClassicsComedyScrewball ComedyUSA

    Susan Applegate, tired of New York after one year and 25 jobs, decides to return to Iowa. Trouble is, when she saved money for the train fare home, she didn’t allow for inflation. So the audacious Susan disguises herself as a 12-year-old (!) and travels for half fare. Found out by the conductors, she hides out in the compartment of Major Philip Kirby, a military school instructor. The growing attraction between Susan and Kirby is complicated by his conniving fiancee…and by the myopic Kirby continuing to think “Su-Su” is only 12!Read More »

  • John Hough – Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

    1971-1980AdventureFantasyJohn HoughUSA

    Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian’s megalomanical boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. Jason, a cynical widower, helps Tia and Tony “escape to witch mountain,” while at the same time Tia and Tony help Jason escape the pain of the loss of his wife.Read More »

  • Herbert Wilcox – Irene (1940)

    1931-1940ComedyHerbert WilcoxMusicalUnited Kingdom

    Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O’Dare
    meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent’s son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest
    some money in Bob’s latest venture, the “Madame Lucy” dress shop, in order to give Irene a
    job there as a model. She is very successful and Bob also becomes attracted to her.Read More »

  • George McCowan – Frogs (1972)

    1971-1980CultGeorge McCowanHorrorUSA

    Jason Crockett is an aging, grumpy, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday celebration. Pickett Smith is a freelance photographer who is doing a pollution layout for an ecology magazine. Jason Crockett hates nature, poisoning anything that crawls on his property. On the night of his birthday, the frogs and other members of nature begin to pay Crockett back.Read More »

  • John Farrow – California (1947)

    1941-1950John FarrowUSAWestern

    “Wicked” Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.Read More »

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