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Chandu the Magician (1932) William Cameron Menzies, Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Chandu the Magician (William Cameron Menzies & Marcel Varnel, 1932)
Megalomaniac and would-be world dominator Roxor has kidnaped Robert Regent, along with his death ray invention, in hopes of using it to degenerate humanity into mindless brutes, leaving himself as Earth’s supreme intelligence. Faced with revealing the machine’s secrets or allowing his family to die a horrible death at the hands of Roxor, Regent’s only hope lies with the intervention of his brother-in-law, the be-turbaned yogi and magician Chandu, who has the power to make men see what is not there ‘even unto a gathering of twelve times twelve’.

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Thunder in the Night (1935) George Archainbaud, Edmund Lowe, Karen Morley, Paul Cavanagh, Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Most of the Fox productions of the 1930s had a “continental” flavor, and Thunder in the Night was no exception. Edmund Lowe stars as amorous Budapest police captain Torok, whose best friend Count Alvinczy (Paul Cavanaugh) has just been elected president of the Hungarian cabinet. When Alvinczy’s future is threatened by a blackmailer, Torok tries to get to the bottom of things. It isn’t long before the blackmailer is murdered, with suspicion shifting from one character to another. The most likely suspect is Alvinczy’s lovely wife Madaline (Karen Morley), but Torok wisely deduces that appearances are deceiving. Thunder in the Night was based on A Woman Lies, a play by Ladislas Fodor.

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