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Movies (fiction) by Region: United States 1930s

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

United States 1930s DVDs

5th Ave girl 2010

A Depression-era woman meets a miserable millionaire in Central Park and accompanies him on a giddy, glamorous birthday whirl through Manhattan. Enchanted, the millionaire installs her in his mansion where the rags-to-riches story becomes a laugh riot as she grabs his selfish, suspicious family by the scruff of the neck and shakes sense into them. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-5020

 

All quiet on the Western Front 1930, 1988

Lew Ayres, Lewis Milestone, Slim Summerville, John Wray, Raymond Griffith, Erich Maria Remarque, Louis Wolheim, and Carl Laemmle

The plot follows a group of young German recruits in World War I through their passage from idealism to disillusionment. 1 videocassette (136 min.)

MEDIA 10-3381          2-2012

 

Animal crackers c2004

Comedy classic that loosely centers around a painting stolen during a house party held by a wealthy society woman. This film introduces Groucho's most famous character, Captain Spaulding. 1 videodisc (ca. 97 min.)

MEDIA 10-5404

 

The Bela Lugosi collection c2005

Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Robert Florey, Edgar G Ulmer, Lew Landers, Lambert Hillyer, Arthur Lubin, Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Allan Poe, Universal Pictures Company, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

The Bela Lugosi collection: Five films starring actor Bela Lugosi.  Four of the five films also star actor Boris Karloff. Murders in the Rue Morgue: A mad scientist attempts to find a mate for his talking gorilla. The black cat: Two honeymooners find themselves stranded at the house of a Satanist. The raven: A retired surgeon conspires with an escaped murderer to wreck vengeance on a prominent family. The invisible ray: A group of scientists discover the remains of a meteorite that exhibits extremely strange properties. Black Friday: A doctor gives an injured friend a partial brain transplant, which drastically alters the patient's personality. 1 videodisc (337 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2471

 

The bitter tea of General Yen 1933

At the height of the Chinese Civil War, American missionary Megan Davis arrives in Shanghai to marry another missionary, Robert Strike. As soon as she arrives, however, the couple must save a group of orphans from a fire. Injured and separated from her fiance, Megan is rescued and taken to the home of General Yen. While Megan and the general grow closer, one of the general   s concubines  seems to be secretly working for Yen   s enemies . 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-5044

 

Black legion c2008, 1937

Archie L Mayo, Robert Lord, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran,  Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan, Warner Bros, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

Frank Taylor and people like him have a vision for America. It is a vision shaped by terror and fueled by fear, ignorance and hate - a nation of 'free, white, 100-percent Americans!'. 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1435

 

Born to be wild 2005, 1938

Ralph Byrd, Ward Bond, Doris Weston, Joseph Kane, Republic Pictures Corporation, and Alpha Video Distributors

In a race against time to save thousands of lives, truckers Steve Hackett (Ralph Byrd) and Bill Purvis (Ward Bond) must haul a truck full of dynamite to the distant town of Indian Head. The town's huge dam has been shut down by a notorious land baron who has hired a gang of armed men to prevent the shipment of explosives from getting through. With a deadline fast approaching, the heavily loaded van tears down the highway at top speeds, breaking through barricades, dodging bullets and bravely facing even more terrifying dangers ahead. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-1682

 

The bride of Frankenstein 1999

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, James Whale, Carl Laemmle, Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Elsa Lanchester, Valerie Hobson, and Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger

Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it. 1 videocassette (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-3097     2-6208

 

Bringing up baby 1938, 1987

Howard Hawks, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Oscar Wilde

A fast-paced comedy in which a timid paleontologist must choose between a life with bones or a life with a high society girl and her pet leopard. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-2903          2-704

 

Bringing up Baby c2005, 1938

Howard Hawks, Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charlie Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Fritz Feld, Leona Roberts, George Irving, Tala Birell, Russell Metty, George Hively, Roy Webb, Peter Bogdanovich,  Hagar Wilde, RKO Radio Pictures, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist. 2 videodiscs (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2903

 

Broken lullaby L'homme que j'ai tué 2010, 1932

A young French soldier in World War I is overcome with guilt when he kills a German soldier who, like himself, is a musically gifted conscript, each having attended the same musical conservatory in France. The fact that the incident occurred in war does not assuage his guilt. He travels to Germany to meet the man's family. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-4249

 

Christopher Strong 2009, 1933

Hepburn portrays a record-breaking flyer who falls hopelessly in love with a married man (Colin Clive). Though madly in love, he can't divorce his good natured and caring wife (Billie Burke). 1 videodisc (79 min.)

MEDIA 10-3886

 

City lights 1931

The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. 2 videodiscs (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-4933

 

Dracula 2006

Tod Browning, Garrett Fort, Carl Laemmle, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Dwight Frye, Ed Van Sloan, Bram Stoker, and Universal Pictures (Firm)

A vampire terrorizes the countryside in his search for human blood. Original theatrical version with the 1931 score, all-new bonus material, and all-new digitally remastered picture.  Disc 2 includes the Spanish language version filmed concurrently. 2 videodiscs (ca. 75 min.)

MEDIA 10-738

 

Dracula the legacy collection c2004

Dracula: The vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the young and virtuous Mina. Dracula's daughter: A hypnotic woman steals the body of Count Dracula and bloodless corpses start appearing in London again. Son of Dracula: Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the United States by a young and morbid heiress. House of Dracula: Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism. 2 videodiscs (ca. 397 min.)

MEDIA 10-4426

 

Duck soup 2004

In this political satire, Groucho is Rufus T. Firefly, the dictator of mythical Freedonia, while Harpo and Chico are commissioned as spies by his political rival. 1 videodisc (ca. 69 min.)

MEDIA 10-5401

 

The feast of Passover c2005

Jay Berkson, Sidney M Goldin, Leibele Waldman, Noyeoh Nokhbush, Mark Schweid, oVilner trupe, and National Center for Jewish Film

1 videodisc (15 min.)

MEDIA 10-1856

 

Frankenstein 1984, 1931

James Whale and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

In his quest to discover life, Dr. Frankenstein creates a terrifying yet strangely sympathetic monster. 1 videocassette (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-3096             2-33

 

Freaks 2004, 1932

A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers. 1 videodisc (62 min.)

MEDIA 10-4406

 

Fury c2005

Joseph L Mankiewicz,  Fritz Lang, Bartlett Cormack, Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Edward Ellis, Walter Brennan, Frank Albertson, George Walcott, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A once decent man becomes ruthless and bitter when he's falsely accused of a crime and becomes a target for a lynch mob. He escapes, but refuses to let his survival be known, so his attackers can be charged with murder. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-721

 

Green fields Grine felder 2005? 1937

Edgar G Ulmer, Peretz Hirschbein, George Moskov, Jacob Ben-Ami, Roman Rebush, Ludwig Landy, Michael Gorrin, Helen Beverley, Isidore Cashier, Anna Appel, Max Vodnoy, Lea Noemi, Herschel Bernardi, J. Burgi Contner, Vladimir Heifetz, Peretz Hirschbein, Collective Film Producers, Inc, and National Center for Jewish Film

An ascetic young Hasidic scholar leaves his studies to search the Lithuanian countryside for common people and a meaningful existence close to the land. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2954

 

Harlem rides the range c2006, 1939

A cowboy and his sidekick try to help a homesteader from being cheated out of his property. 1 videodisc (56 min.)

MEDIA 10-3834

 

Horse feathers  c2004

Parody of college life with the fun-loving president of Huxley College wooing a floozie who is secretly trying to rig the big football game between Huxley and archrival Darwin U.  1 videodisc (ca. 67 min.)

MEDIA 10-5402

 

Imitation of life 1934, 1998

John M Stahl, Carl Laemmle, William Hurlbut, Claudette Colbert, Louise Beavers, Fannie Hurst, and Preston Sturges

Bea, an entrepreneurial single mother, and her housemaid Delilah build a fortune together-- but success doesn't save them from sorrow in the passing years. Delilah's daughter rejects her mother and her race, while Bea must choose between the man she loves and the daughter who loves him too. 1 videocassette (111 min.)

 MEDIA     DANA. MEDIA 10-1181   1464         2-3642

 

The invisible man 2000, 1933

A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible but can't reverse the process. He realizes with terror that he has become a prisoner of his unseen self, and this unbearable state drives him to madness and murder. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-4531

 

Juįrez 2011, 1939

John Huston, Aeneas MacKenzie, Wolfgang Reinhardt, William Dieterle, Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains, John Garfield, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Werfel, Bertita Harding, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)

The story of three men, Benito Juarez, Napoleon III, and Emperor Maximilian, driven by political passions. And of a woman, Empress Carlota, driven to madness. 1 videodisc (121 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3367

 

The last flight c2010, 1931

Former WWI pilots struggle to return to civilian life after the end of the war. 1 videodisc (76 min.)

MEDIA 10-4199

 

The last of Mrs. Cheyney When a wealthy American widow sets up house in London, she quickly becomes the darkling British society. But looks can be deceiving, she and her butler are really part of a gang planning to steal a duchess' pearls. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-5386

 

Little women 2001, 1933

George Dewey Cukor, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver, Jean Parker, Frances Dee, Henry Stephenson, Douglass Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, RKO Radio Pictures, inc, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harsh times of the Civil war. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA    10-553          

 

Lost Keaton sixteen comedy shorts, 1934-37 2010

Buster Keaton, Charles Lamont, Mack Sennett, Ray Kane, Al Christie, Educational Pictures (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

In 1934, Keaton signed a contract with Earle W. Hammons' Educational Pictures, which specialized in comedy short subjects. This move was a return to his roots, crafting a stream of two-reel comedies in rapid succession, as he had done in the early 1920s, when he first refined his cinematic craft. Contains all sixteen films made at Educational Pictures. 2 videodiscs (306 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2438

 

Make way for tomorrow c2009

Adolph Zukor, Leo McCarey, Viana Delmar, William C Mellor, Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell, Porter Hall, Barbara Read, Maurice Moscovich, Elizabeth Risdon, Minna Gombell, Ray Mayer, Ralph Remley, Louise Beavers, Louis Jean Heydt, Gene Morgan, Boris Morros, Victor Young, George Antheil, Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun, LeRoy Stone, A. E Freudeman, Josephine Lawrence, Helen Leary, Nolan Leary, Peter Bogdanovich, Gary Giddins, Tag Gallagher, Bertrand Tavernier, Robin Wood, Universal Pictures (Firm), Paramount Pictures, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

After losing their house to foreclosure, an elderly couple is separated when none of their five children will take them in together. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-2030

 

Maniac 1999, 1934

Delve into the mind of a bona fide lunatic, whose distorted by fragmented scenes and ugly realities that mimic insanity's own warped perspective. Injected with catfights, nudity, necrophilia, and the ingestion of a fresh eyeball. 1 videodisc (51 min.)

MEDIA 10-4632

 

Marlene Dietrich the glamour collection 2006

Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou, Herbert Marshall, Cary Grant, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton , Bruce Cabot, Roland Young, Ray Milland , Josef Von Sternberg, René Clair, Mitchell Leisen, Joe Pasternak, Harry Tugend, Paramount Pictures, inc, Universal Pictures Company, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

Morocco: Marlene Dietrich is a cabaret singer who arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight; but true love reaches her at last. Blonde venus: The story of a woman who is torn between two men, her successful stage career and her child. Devil is a woman: Mystery and mayhem of Spain's Carnevale. Flame of New Orleans: Marlene Dietrich is an adventuress living in New Orleans shares romance with a banker and the captain of a seagoing ship. Golden earrings: Marlene Dietrich as a Hungarian gypsy who rescues a British intelligence officer and helps him to accomplish his mission. 2 videodiscs (441 min.)

MEDIA 10-998

 

Marx Brothers silver screen collection c2004

Contains brief interviews from NBC's Today show with Harpo, Groucho, and Harpo's son William. 1 videodisc (17 min.)

MEDIA 10-5406

 

Modern times 2003, 1936

Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, David Robinson, Liberace, MK2 Productions, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

An imaginative, often slapstick satire on the alienating and disruptive effects of mass production and automation. Charlie Chaplin, in his last portrayal of his famous character the Tramp, goes from a factory worker to jailbird to night watchman to singing waiter, beset on all fronts by bad luck, misunderstandings, and unfortunate circumstances beyond his control. Befriended only by a lovely but wild street waif, he labors against all odds to make a life for himself. Primarily a silent film with music, sound effects, and some spoken and sung dialogue. 2 videodiscs (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1346

 

Monkey business c2004

Running from the authorities the Marx Brothers stowaway on a luxury liner where they encounter and become bodyguards for rival gangsters. 1 videodisc (ca. 77 min.)

MEDIA 10-5403

 

Monte Carlo c2007

An independent-minded countess leaves her foppish prince fianc©  at the altar and whisks away to the Riviera. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-5380

 

The mummy 2004, 1932

Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Zita Johann, David Manners, John Carradine, Wallace Ford, Robert Lowery, Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Karl Freund, Christy Cabanne, Reginald LeBorg, John L Balderston, Carl Laemmle , Universal Pictures (Firm), and Universal City Studios

For the first time ever, the original The Mummy film comes to DVD in the extraordinary Legacy Collection. Included in the collection is the original classic, starring Boris Karloff and four sequels featuring Lon Chaney, Jr. and others. 1 videodisc (73 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3098

 

Mystery house 2010

Mystery House: Detective Lance O' Leary investigates the murder of a banker, in the midst of his investigation two more murders occur that may be connected to the first murder. The patient in room 18: Lance is sent to the hospital to recuperate from a nervous breakdown. While in the hospital a murder occurs. Everyone has a motive except for Sara and Lance as they were locked in his room during the murder. As the bodies pile up, Sara and Lance try to solve the case as Foley is clueless. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-5396

 

A night at the opera 2004

A New York scandal, a riot on a ship, and an evening of insanity in a concert hall are some of the problems resulting from Groucho's outrageous business schemes. The goal, to bring Milan's finest opera stars to Manhattan. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-5026

 

Ninotchka 2005, 1939

Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire). 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-4031

 

The old dark house 1999, 1932

Carl Laemmle, Benn W Levy, James Whale, David Broekman, Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, Lillian Bond, Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger, Eva Moore, J. B Priestley, Universal Pictures (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

A group of travelers on a mountain road in Wales, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion. It is full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings. 1 videodisc (72 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3101

 

One hour with you c2007

A seemingly blissful couple's marriage hits the skids when the wife's flirtatious school chum comes on to her husband a bit too strong. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-5382

 

The original Nancy Drew movie mystery collection c2007

Nancy Drew, detective: Nancy and Ted Nickerson solve a kidnapping case of a wealthy elderly lady; Nancy Drew, reporter: When a young woman is accused in a poisoning death, Nancy searches for a vital piece of evidence to clear her; Nancy Drew, trouble shooter: Nancy clears her Uncle Matt of murder charges when she exposes the real murderers; Nancy Drew and the hidden staircase: Nancy and Ted must try to solve a murder to save two elderly ladies from losing their family home. 2 videodiscs (263 min.)

MEDIA 10-4221

 

The personal history, adventures, experience & observations of David Copperfield the younger 2006

Hugh Walpole, David O Selznick, George Cukor, Howard Estabrook, W. C Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Charles Dickens, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

David Copperfield enjoys an idyllic life with his gentle, widowed mother and his loving nurse, Peggotty. Then tragedy strikes when Mr. Murdstone weds David's mother and drives her to an early grave. Despised by his stepfather, the boy is forced to live in misery and poverty until he runs away to throw himself upon the mercy of his eccentric aunt. Charles Dickens's classic tale of growing up. 1 videodisc (ca. 131 min.)

MEDIA 10-1813

 

The premiere Frank Capra collection: : American madness; It happened one night; Mr. Deeds goes to town ; You can't take it with you ; Mr. Smith goes to Washington  c2006

Frank Capra, Ron Howard, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Collectible box set containing 5 films (all with new commentaries) and a bonus disc with new interviews with Frank Capra, Jr., film historians, and others, archival footage, and a documentary. 6 videodiscs

MEDIA 10-1398

 

Princess Tam Tam 2005, 1935

Alwina is discovered by a French aristocrat while he is in Tunisia seeking inspiration for a new novel. He becomes infatuated with this innocent gamin and constructs a plot to polish her charms and bring her to Paris where he presents her to society as an Indian princess. 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-4801

 

Public enemy 2005, 1931

"Relates the story of a young man's rise in the criminal underworld in Prohibition-era urban America"--Wikipedia. 1 videodisc (84 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3785

 

Room service 2004

Room Service: A cash-strapped theatrical troup tries to find a backer and keep from being thrown out of their hotel. At the Circus: The brothers try to keep the cash-strapped circus running by finding a backer. 1 videodisc (165 min.)

MEDIA 10-5029

 

Scarface 2007, 1932

"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 640 10-4391

 

The scarlet empress c2001

Adolph Zukor, Josef Von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich, John Davis Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser, C. Aubrey Smith, Paramount Pictures Corporation, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Catherine, a German princess, married the Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Because of his madness, she was able to seize the throne and become known as Catherine the Great. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-666

 

The singing blacksmith Yankl der shmid 2005?, 1938

Edgar G Ulmer, David Pinski, Roman Rebush, Ludwig Landy, Moishe Oysher, Miriam Riselle, Florence Weiss, Anna Appel, Michael Gorrin, Lea Noemi, Max Vodnoy, Judel Dubinsky, Herschel Bernardi, Jacob Weinberg, David Pinski, Collective Film Producers, Inc, and National Center for Jewish Film

Yankel drinks too much and womanizes too much, but, when he finally meets a woman who appears to change all that, it may not really be the end to his high living after all. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2957

 

The smiling lieutenant c2007

A Viennese lieutenant is enamored of a freethinking all-girl-orchestra-leading cutie. But complications ensue when the sexually repressed princess of Flausenthurm sets her sights on him. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-5381

 

Snow White and the seven dwarfs 2001, 1937

Fairy tale story of Snow White and the adventures she has with the seven dwarfs, the prince, and the evil queen. 2 videodiscs (ca. 84 min.)

MEDIA 10-4752

 

Stagecoach 2010, 1939

Walter Wanger, Dudley Nichols, John Ford, Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler, Tag Gallagher, David Cairns, Ernest Haycox, United Artists Corporation, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Nine disparate travelers are thrust together in a perilous journey, a ride on a stagecoach destined for Apache territory. 2 videodiscs (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2730

 

Stella Dallas 2005, 1937

Stella, an uncouth, lower-class woman, marries wealthy, well-bred Stephen Dallas to escape her poor surroundings. When their class differences lead to divorce, she undergoes a self-sacrificing struggle to give their daughter a better life, away from her damaging influence. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-4462

 

Tevya 1989?, c1981, 1939

Maurice Schwartz, Rebecca Weintraub, Miriam Riselle, Harry Ziskin, Sholom Secunda, Sholem Aleichem, Maymon Film, Inc, and National Center for Jewish Film

Focuses on Khave, one of the daughters of Tevye the Dairyman, who loves a gentile, the son of a Ukrainian peasant. Tevye's paternal affection is placed in direct conflict with his deep commitment to Jewish religious tradition. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2990

 

The Texas Rangers Canyon passage 2007,  1936, 1946

Texas rangers: Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be Texas Rangers and find themselves assigned to bring in an old friend, now a notorious outlaw. Canyon passage: Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line. 1 videodisc (190 min.)

MEDIA 10-4916

 

Thunder over Texas 2008, 1934

Tiny Betty Norton is left orphaned when her dad is gunned down during a bank robbery. Ted Wright steps in and takes the little girl to live at his ranch until a proper home can be found. Aided by his pretty girlfriend, a stable home is provided for young Betty. Ted soon learns that Betty's dad was murdered because he possessed valuable railroad maps. A crooked land speculator and his gang want the maps and take Betty hostage. Outraged, Ted saddles up with guns loaded to save his young charge and bring the crooks to justice. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-4924

 

Trouble in paradise 2003

Ernst Lubitsch, Grover Jones, Samson Raphaelson, Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charlie Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Greig, Victor Milner, W. Franke Harling, and Laszlo Aladar

When thief Gaston Monescu meets his true love in pickpocket Lily, they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet. But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-172

 

What price Hollywood? c2014

"Sassy and ambitious waitress Mary Evans amuses and befrends seldom-sober director Max Carey , who stumbles into her restaurant. Max invites Mary to his film premiere and, after a night of drinking and carousing, Mary charms her way into a screen test and then a contract with a movie studio. Just as Mary finds her dreams coming true and her career on the upswing, Carey's life and career begins its descent." -- Container. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-5058

 

White zombie 2002

In this classic horror film, a magician uses his powers to raise the dead to supply zombie laborers for the sinister plantation owner Beaumont. 1 videodisc (67 min.)

MEDIA 10-5074

 

White zombie c2013

On a desolate road in the Haitian mountains, a carriage bearing Neil Parker and Madeleine Short encounters a funeral in which the body is being buried in the road. Further down the road, the coach stops at the sight of a man of satanic appearance: six human shapes step forth, and the horrified driver shouts 'Zombies!' signaling the first appearance of the living dead in American cinema. 1 videodisc (67 min.)

MEDIA 10-5391

 

The Wizard of Oz 1985, 1939

Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, and Bert Lahr

Tossed "over the rainbow" by a Kansas twister, Dorothy finds herself in a very different land. She learns that the only person who can help her get home is the great and powerful Wizard of Oz.  So, with three delightful friends and her little dog Toto, Dorothy sets off for the mysterious Emerald City pursued by the Wicked Witch of the West. 1 videocassette (101 min.)

MEDIA. DANA 10-2181     2-493  102

 

You and me c2014

Projecting the message that "crime doesn't pay", a group of ex-cons works in a department store whose owner believes in rehabilitation. It's a romantic crime story, laced with comedy and social commentary. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-5509

 

Young Mr. Lincoln 2006

Darryl Francis Zanuck, John Ford, Lamar Trotti, Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, Cosmopolitan Productions, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Classic biographical telling of the life of Abraham Lincoln, from his youth to his death. 2 videodiscs (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA 10-644

 

Zouzou 2005, 1934

A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-4800

 

United States, 1930s

 

42nd Street 1933, 1987

Lloyd Bacon, Bradford Ropes, Busby Berkeley, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Bebe Daniels, and Warner Baxter

A Broadway musical director has troubles during rehearsal, promotes the understudy and has a successful opening night. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA 2-828

 

Abraham Lincoln 1980, 1930

Joseph M Schenck, D. W Griffith, Stephen Vincent Benét, Walter Huston, Una Merkel, Ian Keith, and Henry B Walthall

Dramatization of Lincoln's entry into politics, his romance with Ann Rutledge and his years as president of the nation during the Civil War. 1 videocassette (85 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2848

 

Arrowsmith 1985 1931

Sinclair Lewis and John Ford

1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-233

 

The black king c1993

A. B Comathiere, Vivianne Baber, Knolly Mitchell, Bud Pollard, Donald Heywood, Facets Video (Firm), and Sack Amusement Enterprises

The main character, "Charcoal" Johnson, through connivance, becomes the minister/leader of a Logan, Mississippi congregation from which he attempts to extort money for a "Back to Africa" movement. He proclaims himself King of the United States of Africa. 1 videocassette (70 min.)

  DANA 1913

 

Black legion c2008, 1937

Archie L Mayo, Robert Lord, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran,  Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan, Warner Bros, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

Frank Taylor and people like him have a vision for America. It is a vision shaped by terror and fueled by fear, ignorance and hate - a nation of 'free, white, 100-percent Americans!'. 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1435

 

Blonde Venus 1932, 1987

Josef Von Sternberg,  Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, and Herbert Marshall

A man being treated for radium poisoning discovers that his wife has been unfaithful when she returns to her stage career and becomes involved with a wealthy playboy. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-283 2-2026

 

Born to be wild 2005, 1938

Ralph Byrd, Ward Bond, Doris Weston, Joseph Kane, Republic Pictures Corporation, and Alpha Video Distributors

In a race against time to save thousands of lives, truckers Steve Hackett (Ralph Byrd) and Bill Purvis (Ward Bond) must haul a truck full of dynamite to the distant town of Indian Head. The town's huge dam has been shut down by a notorious land baron who has hired a gang of armed men to prevent the shipment of explosives from getting through. With a deadline fast approaching, the heavily loaded van tears down the highway at top speeds, breaking through barricades, dodging bullets and bravely facing even more terrifying dangers ahead. 1 videodisc :

MEDIA 10-1682

 

The bride of Frankenstein 1999

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, James Whale, Carl Laemmle, Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Elsa Lanchester, Valerie Hobson, and Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger

Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it. 1 videocassette (75 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6208

 

Bringing up baby 1938, 1987

Howard Hawks, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Oscar Wilde

A fast-paced comedy in which a timid paleontologist must choose between a life with bones or a life with a high society girl and her pet leopard. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-704

 

Christopher Strong 1933, 1989

Dorothy Arzner, Gilbert Frankau, Katharine Hepburn, Colin Clive, and Billie Burke

A famous professional pilot, Lady Cynthia Darrington, and a married, older member of Parliament, Lord Christopher Strong, fall in love. Their affair and careers and how these interrelate are explored. 1 videocassette (77 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1272

 

Cimarron 1989, 1931

Estelle Taylor, Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Edna Ferber, William LeBaron, and Wesley Ruggles

Epic western about the Cravat family settling the Oklahoma prairie and the opening of the Western frontier. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2729

 

Dames 1984, 1934

Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, F. Hugh Herbert, ZaSu Pitts, and Guy Kibbee

Musical extravaganza surrounding the story of three relatives who stand to inherit a multi-millionaire's money if they turn against his pet hate, the theater. 1 videocassette (VHS) (90 min.) :

DANA 92

 

Dark victory 1990

George Brewer, Bertram Block, Edmund Goulding, Bette Davis, George Brent, and Humphrey Bogart

A beautiful and head-strong heiress suddenly learns that she has only six months to live. Defiant and rebellious at first, she conquers this stroke of fate by the power of great love and ultimately finds peace and happiness in the brief span of life allotted to her. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1735

 

A day at the races 1937/2004

Sam Wood, Robert Pirosh, George Seaton, Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan, Glenn Mitchell, Robert Benchley, Marx Brothers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turner Entertainment Co, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Warner Bros. Entertainment

Doctor Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy's farm by winning a big horse race. The doctor runs into some problems. The doctor runs a high priced clinic for the well-off who do not have a clue that he has a degree in Veterinary Medicine. 1 videodisc (109 min.) :

MUSIC 119

 

Dinner at eight 1933, 1990

David O Selznick, George Dewey Cukor, Billie Burke, Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, and Wallace Beery

Burke plays a Park Avenue snob who assembles a motley group for a dinner party in honor of a visiting English peer. All of the guests have problems of their own which come out over the dinner conversation. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1316

 

The Divorcée 1991, 1930

Robert Z Leonard, Nick Grinde, Zelda Sears , John Meeham, Conrad Nagel, Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Ursula Parrott, and Chester Morris

1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2756

 

Dodge City 2005, 1939

Michael Curtiz, Robert Buckner, Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale, John Litel, Henry Travers, Henry O'Neill, Victor Jory, William Lundigan, Big Boy Williams, Max Steiner, George Amy, Sol Polito, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), Turner Home Entertainment (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

In his first of eight Westerns, Flynn is as able with a six-shooter as he was with a swashbuckler's sword. He confronts lynch mobs, slams outlaws into jail and escapes (along with co-star Olivia de Havilland) a fiery, locked railroad car. 1 videodisc (100 min.) :

DANA 423

 

Dracula 2006

Tod Browning, Garrett Fort, Carl Laemmle, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Dwight Frye, Ed Van Sloan, Bram Stoker, and Universal Pictures (Firm)

A vampire terrorizes the countryside in his search for human blood. Original theatrical version with the 1931 score, all-new bonus material, and all-new digitally remastered picture.  Disc 2 includes the Spanish language version filmed concurrently. 2 videodiscs (ca. 75 min.)

MEDIA 10-738

 

Duck soup 1933, 1984

Leo McCarey, Margaret Dumont, Edgar Kennedy, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres, Bert Kalmar, and Harry Ruby

A pointed political satire, Duck soup is the Marx Brothers' funniest and most insane film containing many of the Brothers' most famous sequences: the lemonade stand, a masterpiece of slow burn ; the Paul Revere parody ; the "We're Going to War" number, a beautiful spoof of 1930's musicals ; the mirror scene, most famous of all ; and a final battle episode that has been copied by everyone from Woody Allen to Mad Magazine. 1 videocassette (70 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 681 2-46

 

Duke is tops 1994, 1938

Lena Horne, Ralph Cooper, Monte Hawley, Lawrence Criner, Vernon McCalla, Edward Thompson, Harry M Popkin, and William L Nolte

Lena Horne, in her film debut, plays a successful singer who very nearly loses her man because his career as a producer is on the skids. 1 videocassette (72 min.) :

DANA 597

 

The Emperor Jones 1933, 1987

Saul J Turell, Dudley Murphy, Paul Robeson , and Eugene O'Neill

An opportunistic young man deposes the local ruler of a Caribbean island and, after declaring himself emperor, proceeds to exploit and torture his subjects. 1 videocassette (72 min.) :

MEDIA    DANA 2-742          970

 

The feast of Passover c2005

Jay Berkson, Sidney M Goldin, Leibele Waldman, Noyeoh Nokhbush, Mark Schweid, oVilner trupe, and National Center for Jewish Film

1 videodisc (15 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1856

 

Flesh and the Devil 1926, 1989

Hermann Sudermann, Clarence Brown, Greta Garbo, and John Gilbert

Best friends fall for the same woman and resort to a duel. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-710

 

Frankenstein 1984, 1931

James Whale and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

In his quest to discover life, Dr. Frankenstein creates a terrifying yet strangely sympathetic monster. 1 videocassette (71 min.) :

MEDIA 2-33

 

Freaks 1990, 1932

Tod Browning, Willis Goldbeck, Leon Gordon , Tod Robbins, Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams , Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates, Henry Victor, Harry Earles, and Daisy Earles

The side-show freaks have created their own unified community within the carnival.  When the beautiful trapeze artist married one of the freaks for his money, and then plots to kill him, the enraged freaks defend their friend and take gruesome revenge on their betrayers, transforming the aerialist into the most hideous side-show attraction of all. 1 videocassette (65 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3593

 

The Front page 1931, 1984

Lewis Milestone, Pat O'Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Ben Hecht, and Charles MacArthur

The original film version of the Hecht-MacArthur play about a battling newspaper reporter and his editor in Chicago. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

DANA 50

 

Fury c2005

Joseph L Mankiewicz,  Fritz Lang, Bartlett Cormack, Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Edward Ellis, Walter Brennan, Frank Albertson, George Walcott, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A once decent man becomes ruthless and bitter when he's falsely accused of a crime and becomes a target for a lynch mob. He escapes, but refuses to let his survival be known, so his attackers can be charged with murder. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-721

 

Gold diggers of 1933 1933, 1984

Avery Hopwood and Mervyn LeRoy

Musical comedy which pictures a group of chorus girls in search of millionaire husbands. A series of cine-ballets, enhanced by the artistic use of the camera, augment the story line. 1 videocassette (98 min.) :

MEDIA 2-97

 

Gold diggers of 1935 1935, 1989

Busby Berkeley and Dick Powell

Dick Powell stars as a young medical student working his way through school as a hotel clerk. The shenanigans begin when a wealthy society matron asks Dick to be a summer escort for her beautiful daughter. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1357 2-827

 

Gone with the wind  1988, 1939

Margaret Mitchell, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia De Havilland

A winner of ten Academy Awards, based on Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel. A monumental historical film set in Civil War times, covering the lives of Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, Melanie Hamilton, Ashley Wilkes and so on. A classic and a legend of an unprecedented film. 2 videocassettes (VHS) (231 min.) :

DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. MEDIA. MEDIA 63 cassette 1 63 cassette 1 63 cassette 2 63 cassette 2 2-500 cassette 1 2-501 cassette 2

 

Grand Hotel 1932, 1989

Edmund Goulding, Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore, and Vicki Baum

Portrays patrons of Berlin's Grand Hotel--Garbo is a world-weary ballerina, John Barrymore is a Baron who must resort to cat burglary for cash and Lionel Barrymore is a dying man who wants to spend his last days in style. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-925

 

The grapes of wrath 1984

John Ford and John Steinbeck

The story about the Joad family as they are forced from their Oklahoma farm by dust storms during the Great Depression. It details their struggle for justice and dignity as they start a new life in California. 1 videocassette (129 min.) :

MEDIA 2-38

 

The Great Ziegfeld  1989, 1936

William Powell, Myrna Loy, William Anthony McGuire, Robert Z Leonard, Hunt Stromberg, Luise Rainer, and Frank Morgan

A biography of the theatrical impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. 2 videocassettes (177 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2753 2-2754

 

The green pastures 1993, 1936

Marc Connelly, William Keighley, Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk,  Eddie Anderson, and Marc Connelly

An all-Black cast presents Marc Connelly's religious allegory, based on the premise of a Southern Black preacher telling Bible stories to his Sunday school class in terms of the world they are familiar with. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6201

 

Harlem rides the range 1994, 1939

Spencer Williams, Richard C Kahn, Lucius Brooks, Herbert Jeffrey, Flournoy E Miller, and Artie Young

A sagebrush singer's two-gun law is all that stands between the claim-jumpimg villains and the heroine and her father's uranium mine. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

DANA 593

 

Holiday 1987, 1938

Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, George Dewey Cukor, and Everett Riskin

A high-spirited social climber (Grant) becomes engaged to a wealthy socialite, but finds her sister (Hepburn) more to his liking in this sparkling romantic comedy directed by George Cukor. 1 videocassette (VHS) (94 min.) :

DOUGLASS 60

 

The Hurricane 1992

John Ford, Samuel Goldwyn, Dudley Nichols, Oliver H. P Garrett, Jon Hall, Dorothy Lamour, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Nordhoff, and James Norman Hall

The simple, peaceful life on a South Pacific island is disrupted, not only by a vindictive governor but also by a violent typhoon. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2730

 

I am a fugitive from a chain gang 1984, 1932

Howard J Green, Brown Holmes, Mervyn LeRoy , Robert Elliott Burns, and Paul Muni

An innocent man is sentenced to a brutal Georgia prison camp for a petty crime where he realizes he must either escape, or die. He escapes but is later betrayed by his wife and returned to prison. 1 videocassette (76 min.) :

MEDIA 2-622

 

Imitation of life 1934, 1998

John M Stahl, Carl Laemmle, William Hurlbut, Claudette Colbert, Louise Beavers, Fannie Hurst, and Preston Sturges

Bea, an entrepreneurial single mother, and her housemaid Delilah build a fortune together-- but success doesn't save them from sorrow in the passing years. Delilah's daughter rejects her mother and her race, while Bea must choose between the man she loves and the daughter who loves him too. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1464         2-3642

 

Imitation of life c2008

Carl Laemmle, John M Stahl, Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Juanita Quigley, Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing, Ross Hunter, Douglas Sirk, Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore, Fannie Hurst, Universal Pictures Company, Universal-International (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives. 1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters. 2 videodisc (236 min.) :

MEDIA  MEDIA 10-1181    2-3642

 

Intermezzo 1992, 1939

Gregory Ratoff, Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Edna Best, John Halliday, David O Selznick, George O'Neil, Gustav Molander, and Gosta Stevens

A young pianist has an affair with a renowned violinist, who leaves his family so they can be together.  Sublimely happy for a while, they become haunted by their past actions and the fact that their joy has been built on the misery of others. 1 videocassette (70 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3449

 

It happened one night 1934, 1986

Frank Capra

Colbert plays a runaway heiress and Gable an unemployed journalist who helps her in the cross country flight via bus and by hitchhiking. 1 videocassette (105 min.) ;

MEDIA 2-151

 

Jesse James 2006, 1939

Henry King, Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, and Nancy Kelly

The story of Jesse James, how he started his gang and became both an infamous outlaw and a hero. 1 videodisc (106 min.) :

DANA 422

 

Judge Priest 1990, 1934

David Landau, Henry B Walthall, Anita Louise, Sol M Wurtzel, Dudley Nichols, Lamar Trotti, Irvin S Cobb, Will Rogers, and Stepin Fetchit

Based on a collection of short stories by Irvin S. Cobb, originally entitled Old Judge Priest, this is the story of a Southern judge, Judge Priest, portrayed by Will Rogers, who exhibited in his courtroom a great deal of tolerance and wisdom, two attributes that had almost vanished in the dark days after the Civil War. 1 videocassette (81 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2847

 

King Kong 1978, 1933

Merian C Cooper and Ernest B Schoedsack

Story of a giant ape captured on a prehistoric island and brought to New York. 1 videocassette (VHS) (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-43

 

Little Caesar 1997

Edward G Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Glenda Farrell, Sidney Blackmer, Mervyn LeRoy, W. R Burnett, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), First National Pictures, MGM/UA Home Video (Firm), Turner Entertainment Co, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Cesare, alias Rico Bandello and his cohort Joe Massara, head for the big city looking for power and quick riches. A determined man, he ruthlessly pushes his way to the top of the mob. 1 videocassette (ca. 79 min.)

  DANA   MEDIA 1937        2-1611

 

Little women 2001, 1933

George Dewey Cukor, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver, Jean Parker, Frances Dee, Henry Stephenson, Douglass Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, RKO Radio Pictures, inc, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harsh times of the Civil war. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA    10-553          

 

The Lost world 1925, 1991

Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry O Hoyt, Willis O'Brien, Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, and Lloyd Hughes

A British expedition to the Amazon in search of a marooned explorer encounters living dinosaurs.  One is brought back to London, where it escapes and wrecks havoc on the city.  This videocassette release of the film also features descriptions and still photos of missing scenes, photos of the film's producers, an original trailer, and several shorts about prehistoric times which used the same animation techniques. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2567

 

Lying lips 1993, 1939

Oscar Micheaux, Edna Mae Harris, Carmen Newsome, Alfred N Sach, and Robert Earl Jones

The story of a night club singer who is unjustly convicted and sent to prison for the murder of her aunt and the two men who set out to prove her innocence. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2742

 

Marlene Dietrich the glamour collection 2006

Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou, Herbert Marshall, Cary Grant, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton , Bruce Cabot, Roland Young, Ray Milland , Josef Von Sternberg, René Clair, Mitchell Leisen, Joe Pasternak, Harry Tugend, Paramount Pictures, inc, Universal Pictures Company, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

Morocco: Marlene Dietrich is a cabaret singer who arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight; but true love reaches her at last. Blonde venus: The story of a woman who is torn between two men, her successful stage career and her child. Devil is a woman: Mystery and mayhem of Spain's Carnevale. Flame of New Orleans: Marlene Dietrich is an adventuress living in New Orleans shares romance with a banker and the captain of a seagoing ship. Golden earrings: Marlene Dietrich as a Hungarian gypsy who rescues a British intelligence officer and helps him to accomplish his mission. 2 videodiscs (441 min.) :

MEDIA 10-998

 

The mask of Fu Manchu c1992, 1932

Charles J Brabin, Boris Karloff, Myrna Loy , Lewis Stone, Cosmopolitan Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turner Entertainment Co, and MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)

The evil Chinese doctor patiently awaits to discover Gengis Khan's tomb. When British scientists discover the tomb, Fu captures and tortures them one by one. But an unsuspected traitor has other plans for the doctor. 1 videocassette (ca. 67 min.)

MEDIA 2-6753

 

Mayerling 1987, 1936

Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Anatole Litvak, Claude Anet, Marthe Regnier, Suzy Prim, Jolanthe Lafon, Gina Manes, Odette Talazac, Gabrielle Dorriat, and Jean Dax

Dramatization of the scandalous romance between Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and eighteen-year-old Marie Vetsera which ended in a suicide pact at the country house of Mayerling on January 30, 1889. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1870

 

Modern times 2003, 1936

Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, David Robinson, Liberace, MK2 Productions, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

An imaginative, often slapstick satire on the alienating and disruptive effects of mass production and automation. Charlie Chaplin, in his last portrayal of his famous character the Tramp, goes from a factory worker to jailbird to night watchman to singing waiter, beset on all fronts by bad luck, misunderstandings, and unfortunate circumstances beyond his control. Befriended only by a lovely but wild street waif, he labors against all odds to make a life for himself. Primarily a silent film with music, sound effects, and some spoken and sung dialogue. 2 videodiscs (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1346

United States, 1930's (Continued)

Moon over Harlem 1993/1939

Edgar G Ulmer, Bud Harris, Cora Green, Izinetta Wilcox, Carl Gough, Mathew Mathews, Meteor Productions, and Facets Video (Firm)

An unusual musical melodrama about a Harlem widow who unwittingly marries a double-talking gangster involved in the numbers racket. 1 videocassette (67 min.)

DANA 1911

 

Night after night 1932, 1993

Archie L Mayo, George Raft, Constance Cummings, Wynne Gibson, Mae West, Alison Skipworth, and Louis Bromfield

1 videocassette (73 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2356

 

A night at the opera 2000, 1935

Sam Wood, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, James Kevin McGuinness, and Herbert Stothart

Groucho's outrageous business schemes bring Milan's finest opera stars to New York, with some unexpected stowaways on board--Harpo and Chico. The three of them create a near-riot on the ship, a scandal in New York, and an evening of insanity in the concert hall that the opera world will never forget. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6192

 

Ninotchka 1939, 1989

Ernst Lubitsch, Menyhért Lengyel, Melvyn Douglas, Greta Garbo, and Ina Claire

A comedy in which a dour Soviet official (Garbo) comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels.  Business soon turns to pleasure, however, as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman (Douglas).  Inevitably, Ninotchka must choose between love and duty. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1566

 

The old maid c1990

Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Edith Wharton , Jack L Warner, Edmund Goulding, Warner Bros, First National Pictures, Turner Entertainment Co, MGM/UA Home Video (Firm), and United Artists Television (Firm)

A woman gives birth to a daughter after the man both she and a cousin love is killed. The cousin wins the daughter's devotion and the real mother becomes bitter but indomitable. 1 videocassette (96 min.)

MEDIA 2-7294

 

Only angels have wings 1939, 1988

Howard Hawks, Cary Grant, and Jean Arthur

Howard Hawks' film about mail pilots in a South American country. The film focuses on Hawks' somewhat Hemingwayesque concepts of professionalism and masculinity. 1 videocassette (121 min.) :

MEDIA 2-670

 

Our daily bread 198?, 1934

King Vidor, Elizabeth Hill, Robert Planck, Alfred Newman, and Joseph L Mankiewicz

Depression movie about a collective farm and its development as a rural community of the unemployed. The unemployed portrayed include a jobless city couple, a Swedish farmer and his family, and other victims of the industrial-financial collapse. 1 videocassette (VHS) (73 min.) :

MEDIA 2-234

 

The personal history, adventures, experience & observations of David Copperfield the younger 2006

Hugh Walpole, David O Selznick, George Cukor, Howard Estabrook, W. C Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Charles Dickens, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

David Copperfield enjoys an idyllic life with his gentle, widowed mother and his loving nurse, Peggotty. Then tragedy strikes when Mr. Murdstone weds David's mother and drives her to an early grave. Despised by his stepfather, the boy is forced to live in misery and poverty until he runs away to throw himself upon the mercy of his eccentric aunt. Charles Dickens's classic tale of growing up. 1 videodisc (ca. 131 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1813

 

The plainsman c2004, 1936

Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Charles Bickford , James Ellison, Porter Hall, Helen Burgess, Cecil B DeMille, Waldemar Young, Harold Lamb, Lynn Riggs, George Antheil, Paramount Pictures, and Universal Pictures (Firm)

This stylish western skillfully interweaves classic real-life old west legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill Cody, George Armstrong Custer and Abraham Lincoln into a stunning tale as vast as the wild frontier itself. 1 videodisc (1 hr., 54 min.) :

DANA 436

 

The premiere Frank Capra collection: : American madness; It happened one night; Mr. Deeds goes to town ; You can't take it with you ; Mr. Smith goes to Washington  c2006

Frank Capra, Ron Howard, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Collectible box set containing 5 films (all with new commentaries) and a bonus disc with new interviews with Frank Capra, Jr., film historians, and others, archival footage, and a documentary. 6 videodiscs :

MEDIA 10-1398

 

Public enemy 1931, 1989

William Augustus Wellman, James Cagney, Jean Harlow, and Edward Woods

The rise and fall of a prohibition era gangster. 1 videocassette (83 min.) :

MEDIA          DANA 2-1204             1925

 

Queen Christina 1990

Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Rouben Mamoulian, Lewis Stone, Ian Keith, Harold Marsh Harwood, Salka Viertel, Walter Wanger, and Elizabeth Young

Screen portrayal of the 17th century Queen of Sweden who relinquishes her throne for her lover, the ambassador from Spain. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5315

 

Red dust 1985, 1932

Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and Victor Fleming

As a team Gable and Harlow make this one of the screen's great romantic adventures. Gable is an overseer of a rubber plantation in Indochina and Harlow is a prostitute on the run from Saigon. 1 videocassette (83 min.) :

MEDIA 2-639

 

Reefer madness 1994?, 1936

Louis J Gasnier, George A Hirliman, Lawrence Meade, Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien, and Arthur Hoerl

A sincere but campy exploration of the evils of marijuana. High school kids get hooked on marijuana, which leads to wild behavior, accidents and finally to death and murder. Antiquated film that has become somewhat of a cult classic. 1 videocassette (69 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3592

 

The roaring twenties 2000, 1939

Mark Hellinger, Raoul Walsh, Jack L Warner , James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George, Jeffrey Lynn, Frank McHugh, Paul Kelly, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

A World War I veteran (Cagney) returns to New York, innocently becomes involved in bootlegging, builds up an empire and dies in a gang war. 1 videocassette (106 min.)

  DANA 1923

 

Room service 1938, 1987

William A Seiter, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller , John Murray, and  Allen Boretz

Groucho is a broke producer stalling to avoid eviction from his hotel room ... by hook or crook! 1 videocassette :

MEDIA 2-669

 

Scarface 198-

Howard Hawks

Drama of the life and death of a Chicago gangster during the prohibition in the 1920s. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

MEDIA 2-171

 

The scarlet empress c2001

Adolph Zukor, Josef Von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich, John Davis Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser, C. Aubrey Smith, Paramount Pictures Corporation, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Catherine, a German princess, married the Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Because of his madness, she was able to seize the throne and become known as Catherine the Great. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-666

 

Shanghai express videorecording 1993

Josef Von Sternberg,  Harry Hervey, Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Eugene Pallette, Josef Von Sternberg, and Adolph Zukor

This film is a romance set against exotic China of the 1930s. After being jilted by Captain Donald Harvey (Clive Brooks), Lily, (Marlene Dietrich) gains a reputation as a notorious adventureress. During the Chinese Civil War, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Lily becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves. 1 videocassette (82 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2189

 

The Shanghai gesture 1988

Josef Von Sternberg,  John Colton, Gene Tierney, Victor Mature, Ona Munson, Walter Huston, and Phyllis Brooks

A delirious melodrama of decadence and sexual guilt that uses Oriental motifs as a cypher for all that is unknown and unknowable. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-748

 

She done him wrong 1933, 1987

Cary Grant, Mae West, Mae West, Lowell Sherman, Gilbert Roland, and Owen Moore

Mae West plays Lady Lou, tough but with a heart of gold. Dallying with ex-lovers, ex-cons and ex-cited beaus, she cloaks suitors in amorous compliance. 1 videocassette (65 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2340

 

Show boat 1990, 1936

Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley, Edna Ferber, Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Carl Laemmle, and James Whale

"Edna Ferber's classic tale of life and love among a theatrical troupe on a Mississippi riverboat...."--Container. 1 videocassette (115 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5936

 

The Son of the sheik 1984?

Geo Fitzmaurice and E. M Hull

A romantic adventure story about a young sheik who falls in love with a French girl. 1 videocassette (68 min.) :

MEDIA 2-194

 

Song of freedom 1936, 1986

J. Elder Wills, Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Esme Percy, and Robert Adams

Paul Robeson plays a stevedore-turned-concert singer who journeys to Africa in search of his roots. 1 videocassette (80 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1303          2-3446

 

Stage door 1985, 1937

Gregory La Cava

The story centers around the lives of young women in a theatrical boarding house trying to "make it" on Broadway. 1 videocassette (92 min.) ;

MEDIA 2-123

 

Stagecoach 1939, 1997

Walter Wanger, Dudley Nichols, John Ford, John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Tim Holt, and Castle Hill Productions

Nine disparate travelers are thrust together in a perilous journey, a ride on a stagecoach destined for Apache territory. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

DANA   MEDIA 100      2-59

 

A Star is born 1993, 1937

William Augustus Wellman, Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, and Robert Carson

A young actress meets and marries Hollywood's leading man and through him begins her rise to stardom. Unfortunately, the waxing of her career marks the waning of his, with eventual tragic consequences. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2849

 

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle  1939, 1987

Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, H. C Potter, and Walter Brennan

The story of the famous dance team, Vernon and Irene Castle, and their meteoric rise to stardom. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1493

 

Svengali  1984, 1931

George Du Maurier, John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, and Archie L Mayo

A melodrama of love and power. A young girl supports herself as an artist's model in Paris. Disappointed in love, she falls under the spell of Svengali, a musical genius. 1 videocassette (81 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1244

 

Swing time 1985, 1936

George Cooper Stevens

Fred Astaire plays a dancer who can't resist gambling, until he meets Ginger Rogers. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-193

 

Sylvia Scarlett 1935,   1988

George Dewey Cukor, Compton Mackenzie, Cary Grant, and Katharine Hepburn

Comedy in which a young woman dressed as a boy, and her father flee from France to England where they meet a vagabond petty thief with whom they form a traveling musical show. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1221

 

Tarzan of the apes c1996

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Scott Sidney, Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, George B French, Gordon Griffin, Madacy Video (Firm), and Madacy Entertainment Group

Lord and Lady Greystoke are marooned on the coast of Africa following a mutiny. After their deaths, their baby is adopted by a female ape who raises him. Several years later, a search party sets out to investigate the claims of a sailor that the child may have lived. 1 videocassette (63 min.)

MEDIA 2-7491

 

These three 1992?

Lillian Hellman, William Wyler, Samuel Goldwyn, Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Bonita Granville, and HBO Video (Firm)

A lie told by a spiteful student has profound effects on the lives of her teachers and the local doctor. 1 videocassette (93 min.)

MEDIA 2-7700

 

They shall have music 1939, 1990?

Archie L Mayo, Joel McCrea, Andrea Leeds, Jascha Heifetz, Walter Brennan, Gene Reynolds, Samuel Goldwyn, John Howard Lawson, and Irmgard Von Cube

A young juvenile delinquent in trouble at home and with the law becomes involved in a music school which teaches youngsters of poor parents.  The school's backer wants to make a profit from the school and threatens to close it if they don't keep up with the rent and payments on the instruments.  At the last moment Jascha Heifetz is talked into giving his support to the school. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MUSIC 359

 

Top hat 1935, 1999

Mark Sandrich, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers , Edward Everett Horton, Pandro S Berman, Dwight Taylor, Allan Scott, and Irving Berlin

Rogers and Astaire are caught up in a mistaken-identity plot, in which Rogers assumes that Astaire is already married and is alternately charmed and disgusted by Astaire's advances. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5937

 

Topper 1937, 1987

Thorne Smith, Roland Young, Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, and Norman Z McLeod

George and Marion Kirby, victims of an auto accident, return as playful ghosts to torment a milquetoast character, Cosmo Topper. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-668

 

Trouble in paradise 2003

Ernst Lubitsch, Grover Jones, Samson Raphaelson, Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charlie Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Greig, Victor Milner, W. Franke Harling, and Laszlo Aladar

When thief Gaston Monescu meets his true love in pickpocket Lily, they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet. But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA 10-172

 

Twentieth century 1934, 1988

Howard Hawks, John Barrymore, and Carole Lombard

John Barrymore stars as Oscar Jaffe, a maniacal Broadway director who discovers Lily Garland (Lombard) behind a department store counter and transforms her into a smashing success. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

MEDIA 2-747

 

Two gun man from Harlem 1938, 1996

A singing cowboy wrongfully framed for murder ends up in Harlem. He assumes the identity of a look-alike murdered gangster and joins a gang to catch the men who framed him. 1 videocassette (60 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6198

 

Underworld 199-, 1937

Oscar Micheaux, Bee Freeman, Lorenzo Tucker, and Ethel Moses

A young Black man who recently graduated from a Southern college is presuaded to come to Chicago with a gambler.  He travels in Black underworld circles, falls for a vamp and is framed for murder before finding a better life. 1 videocassette (83 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6195

 

Winterset 1983,1936

Alfred Santell, Anthony Veiller, Burgess Meredith, Margo, Eduardo Ciannelli, John Carradine, Peverell Marley, and Maxwell Anderson

On the New York waterfront, a drifter is determined to find the men responsible for the crime his father paid for with his life. 1 videocassette (77 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3052

 

The Wizard of Oz 1985, 1939

Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, and Bert Lahr

Tossed "over the rainbow" by a Kansas twister, Dorothy finds herself in a very different land. She learns that the only person who can help her get home is the great and powerful Wizard of Oz.  So, with three delightful friends and her little dog Toto, Dorothy sets off for the mysterious Emerald City pursued by the Wicked Witch of the West. 1 videocassette (101 min.) :

MEDIA. DANA 2-493  102

 

The women 1984?

George Dewey Cukor and Clare Boothe Luce

Comedy film about women and their relationships to each other as they compete for men. 1 videocassette (133 min.) :

DOUGLASS. MEDIA 52 2-70

 

Wuthering Heights 1987, 1939

Samuel Goldwyn, William Wyler, Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven, and Emily Brontë

The story of the impact of the abused waif, Heathcliff, on two Yorkshire families, the Earnshaws and Lintons, at the close of the 18th century.  When Heathcliff loses Cathy Earnshaw, the woman he obsessively loves, to the wealthy but inferior Edgar Linton, he plans a savage retaliation upon both families, extending into the second generation. 1 videocassette (104 min) :

DANA. MEDIA 44 2-326

 

Young Mr. Lincoln 2006

Darryl Francis Zanuck, John Ford, Lamar Trotti, Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, Cosmopolitan Productions, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Classic biographical telling of the life of Abraham Lincoln, from his youth to his death. 2 videodiscs (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA 10-644

 

United States, 1930's - New This Year

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