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The Mark of Zorro (1940) Rouben Mamoulian, Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Action, Adventure, Romance

The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Tired of Governor Quintero’s (J. Edward Bromberg) exploitation of poor Californians, Don Diego (Tyrone Power) decides to fight back and assumes the identity of Zorro. A masked hero with a sword, Zorro fights on behalf of the people against the corrupt Quintero and his wicked assistant, Captain Pasquale (Basil Rathbone). At the same time, Diego falls for Lolita (Linda Darnell), the governor’s niece, and he pursues her while constantly battling to oust Quintero from power.

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Fingers at the Window (1942) Charles Lederer, Lew Ayres, Laraine Day, Basil Rathbone, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

Fingers at the Window 1942
The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there has been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has lived to tell about it and that was Edwina, who is as dumb as a brick. If it were not for Oliver, she would be number seven. When there is a second attempt on Edwina, Oliver figures that the crimes are not random and that someone is hypnotizing these people to do his bidding, but the police and Edwina are skeptical.

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The Magic Sword (1962) Bert I. Gordon, Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Magic Sword (1962)
George, the son of the sorceress Sybil, has been watching the beautiful Princess Helene from afar and is very much in love with her. When she is kidnapped by the evil wizard Lodac, the king her father announces that she will be given in marriage to whoever rescues her. The first to volunteer is Sir Branton who expects to undertake the task alone. George, over his mother’s objections, also decides to save her and is accompanied by six ancient knights. The journey is perilous with Lodac placing a series of challenges before them. Many in the group do not survive but George must eventually face Lodac’s greatest challenge – his dragon.

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Kind Lady (1935) George B. Seitz, Aline MacMahon, Basil Rathbone, Mary Carlisle, Thriller, Drama

Kind Lady (1935)
Mary Herries is a rich woman with a habit of contributing to those less fortunate than her. On her way home from a concert on Christmas Eve she discovers a poor, would-be artist outside her estate. Mary takes pity on this artist, Henry Abbott, and gives him some food and money. After taking him in, she finds herself somewhat attracted to this artist; he is handsome, and quite knowledgeable of fine art, especially the paintings in Mary’s extensive collection. However, when she discovers that Henry has both a wife and a small child that he is struggling to support, she gives him some money and hand-me downs, and sends him on his way. A few days later he shows up with some of his own paintings (which are absolutely awful) as well as some items he stole from Mary’s house on Christmas Eve. Henry demands a large amount of money for his paintings, which Mary eventually pays. She then discovers that Henry has left his wife and baby outside, in the rain.

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If I Were King (1938) Frank Lloyd, Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee, Adventure, History

If I Were King (1938)
In 1463, Paris is besieged by the Duke of Burgundy, arch-rival of the king, who is content to sit tight while the poor starve. But there are traitors in Paris, and King Louis goes undercover to find one, thereby meeting Francois Villon, poet, philosopher and rogue. By chance Villon kills the king’s traitor and is ordered to replace him…as Grand Constable of France! But there’s a catch…

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We’re no Angels / La Cuisine des Anges (1955) Michael Curtiz, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Comedy, Crime, Romance

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The action takes place on Devil’s Island, the tropical backwater where the notorious French prison was located. Three convicts, played by Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov, have escaped, and wait only for a ship to leave the next day. In the meantime, they become involved in the financial woes of an island shopkeeper (Leo G. Carroll) and his wife (Joan Bennett) and daughter, whose business is in danger from a rich, nasty relative (Basil Rathbone).

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