Automaker James Alden is told to retire by his doctors and does so in deference to his wife Laura and daughter ‘Babs.’ Read More »
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Biopic of the famed British Prime Minister focusing on his concern about Russia’s growing interest in the Indian subcontinent and his attempts to buy the Suez Canal. Read More »
Alexander Hamilton (1931) John G. Adolfi, George Arliss, Doris Kenyon, Dudley Digges, Biography, Drama, History
With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, General George Washington took Colonel Hamilton with him into the newly formed government. Read More »
The Working Man (1933) John G. Adolfi, George Arliss, Bette Davis, Theodore Newton, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew. Read More »
Cardinal Richelieu (1935) Rowland V. Lee, George Arliss, Maureen O’Sullivan, Edward Arnold, Drama, History, Romance
Released generally as Cardinal Richelieu, this George Arliss vehicle was based on the popular 19th-century blank-verse play by Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Read More »
The Man Who Played God (1932) John G. Adolfi, George Arliss, Bette Davis, Violet Heming, Drama, Romance
Montgomery Royle is a famed pianist whose student, the much younger Grace Blair, believes herself to be in love with him. When an explosion destroys Royle’s hearing, he is bitter at the loss of his art and profession. His sister Florence persuades him to learn lip-reading as a way to break out of the isolation of deafness. Royle discovers a new meaning to his life when he uses his new lip-reading knowledge to help others. But the new skill has serious ramifications for his relationship with Grace.
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The House of Rothschild (1934) Alfred L. Werker, George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young, Biography, Drama, History, War
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it’s not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against Jews.
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An airplane carrying three Brits–Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern–crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to execute his three half-brothers in neighboring India. His subjects believe that their Green Goddess has given them the lives of the three Brits as payment for the lives of the Rajah’s brothers. They will execute them when the brothers are executed. Trahern and the Crespins must figure a way to use the Rajah’s radio to call India for help.
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