In France, 1917, an alcoholic captain is afraid that his new replacement, his sweetheart’s brother, will betray his downfall. Read More »
Tag Archives: David Manners
The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, that operates at at extremely fast pace. Read More »
Homespun vaudeville monologist Chic Sale repeats his “old geezer” characterization in Warner Bros.’ Stranger in Town. Read More »
An actor is jealous of his wife’s stardom. Read More »
Best friends Kenneth Reynolds and Raymond Jordan are U.S. Navy officers, and Kenneth is engaged to Raymond’s sister. Read More »
Automaker James Alden is told to retire by his doctors and does so in deference to his wife Laura and daughter ‘Babs.’ Read More »
A Writer whose every whim is financed by rich widow. The writer seems to be insincere with her and he is loved by a poor women who is engaged to a wealthy man. Read More »
Torch Singer (1933) Alexander Hall, George Somnes, Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Drama, Musical, Romance
Sally Trent has an illegitimate child, but cannot support her and gives the baby up for adoption. Read More »
Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine, he leaves as her personal secretary. Read More »
The Black Cat (1934) Edgar G. Ulmer, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adventure, Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Honeymooning at Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison discuss their train compartment with Dr. Vitus Verdegast, a courtly but awful guy who’s returning to the stays of this town he defended prior to getting a prisoner of war for fifteen decades. Read More »
After Florence Fallon’s father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. Read More »
The Girl in 419 (1933) Alexander Hall, George Somnes, James Dunn, Gloria Stuart, David Manners, Crime, Drama
When a young woman is found lying in the street, savagely beaten and near death, she’s taken to a big city hospital where two young doctors try to save her life. As she recovers, she refuses to talk about it, as she fears the gangster who was responsible will come after her again.
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After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina’s health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina’s fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.
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Cary, Shep, Bill, and Francis are pilots who have just, and only just, survived the First World War. They linger in Europe in the aftermath, drinking and ostensibly having fun, but pessimistic and flip about their futures, as each feels himself somehow lost and dead inside as a result of the horrors he’s experienced. They encounter a beautiful and vivacious girl, Nikki, and adopt her, not romantically but as a sort of mascot and light around which they can hover in hopes of regaining a sense of warmth and life. Nikki does her best to reinvigorate her new friends, but despite the seeming lightheartedness of their escapades, the shadow of the war can never be dispelled.
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A wealthy, proper society girl finds that she’s much more popular with men when she pretends to be a “bad” girl.
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