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Movies (fiction) by Region: United States 1940s

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

United States 1940s DVDs

Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious 2008, 1946

When troubled beauty Alicia Huberman is recruited by American agent T.R. Devlin to infiltrate a German spy ring in postwar Rio, she accepts. When she receives orders to seduce a Nazi kingpin, Alicia must sacrifice the only happiness she's ever known for a perilous mission that could ultimately cost her and Devlin their lives. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-5134

 

Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a doubt 2006, 1943

Alfred Hitchcock, Jack H Skirball, Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Gordon McDonell, Dimitri Tiomkin, Patricia Collinge, Henry Travers, Hume Cronyn, Wallace Ford, Robert Boyle, Universal Pictures Company, and Skirball Productions (Firm)

Joseph Cotten stars as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer who hides out in his relatives' small hometown. There, he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, Young Charlie. But she begins to suspect he may be the famed Merry Widow murderer. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the psychopathic killer plots the death of his young niece to protect his secret. 1 videodisc (108 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3092

 

Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound 2008

A psychologist falls for a suspect in a murder, which she tries to solve by unlocking the clues hidden in his mind. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-5133

 

Alice in Wonderland 1949

Sets the classic tale within the context of Lewis Carroll's own life. 1 videodisc (76 min.)

MEDIA 10-5071

 

American matchmaker [Ameriokaner Shadkhen] ; with I want to be a boarder = Ikh ovil zayn a border 2005? c1998

Edgar G Ulmer, Sherle Castle, Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinsky, Anna Guskin, Celia Bodkin, Abraham Lax, Joseph Seiden, Yetta Zwerling, National Center for Jewish Film, Fame Films Inc, and Jewish Talking Picture Co

The story of second-generation American Jewish immigrants. The story of a husband and wife who pretend to be landlady and tenant. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-1853

 

Armored attack  When the school year ends, five friends from a small Ukrainian village decide to travel to Kiev. Their trip is cut short when German aircraft attack and their town falls under occupation. While many escape to the hills to form an anti-Nazi resistance group, a German doctor, Dr. Otto Von Harden, begins to use the children for medical experiments and as sources of blood transfusions for wounded German soldiers. 1 videodisc (76 min.)

MEDIA 10-5280

 

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 best years of our lives 2012, 1946

Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans after WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives . 1 videodisc (170 min.)

MEDIA 10-4200

 

The big sleep 1946, c1978

Michael Winner, Elliott Kastner, Jerry Bick, Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, James Stewart, and Joan Collins

Marlowe is hired by a retired general to find out who has been blackmailing the old man's wild daughters. At the same time he has to try to locate the missing husband of one of hte daughters. Marlowe's search leads through a dangerous thicket of murder and suicide in the seedy criminal underworld straight to the headquarters of the notorious nightclub owner and gangland boss, Eddie Mars. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

DANA   MEDIA 41        2-45  10-290

 

The big sleep 2005

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. 1 videodisc (114 min.)

MEDIA 10-5477

 

The black book  2012, 1949

In the aftermath of Revolutionary leader Robespierre's ruthless and brutal rise to dictator of France, true patriot Charles D'Aubigny assumes the disguise of his country's most feared torturer, 'The Butcher of Strasbourg', in the hopes of infiltrating Robespierre's circle. Political moderates have tasked D'Aubigny with locating a black book, a personal diary of the Terror, containing information that can inspire the overthrow of Robespierre. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4844

 

Black narcissus 2000

Films About European Women, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Deborah Kerr , Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight, Jean Simmons, Kathleen Byron , Jenny Laird, Judith Furse, May Hallatt , Eddie Whaley, Shaun Noble, Nancy Roberts, Jack Cardiff, Reginald Mills, Brian Easdale, Rumer Godden, Archers (Firm), Independent Producers, Ltd, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A group of Anglican nuns runs into trouble when they try to start a hospital and a school in the Himalayas. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-2034

 

Blonde ice 2003, 1948

Society reporter comes under suspicion when her series of rich husbands die mysteriously. 1 videodisc (74 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3780

 

The blood of Jesus 2006, 1941

Concerns the accidental shooting of a woman and of the faith in Jesus that brings her back. As she lies dying, her soul goes on a symbolic journey in which it rejects Hell for Zion, Satan for God, at the foot of the cross. When she awakens recovered, the choir of sisters and brothers from the church come in to sing and celebrate the miracle. Offers a glimpse into Southern Baptist life from an African-American perspective. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-4020

 

Body and soul 2000, 1947

Abraham Polonsky, Bob Roberts, Robert Rossen, John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anglo Amalgamated Film Distributors, Enterprise Studios, Republic Pictures Home Video (Firm), and Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)

Charley has become the middleweight champion of the world by winning a "fixed" fight. In his devious climb to the top, Charley has become hard and arrogant, and has estranged both his mother and the girl he loves. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3091

 

Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein 2004, 1948

Chick and Wilbur are two railroad clerks who are assigned to checking a shipment of two crates, the last remains of Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. Of course the monsters are still alive in their coffins and so the comedy chase begins, with both a stray mad scientist and the Wolfman getting involved before very long. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-4219

 

Casablanca c2009, 1942

Entering Casablanca is easy, getting out is much harder, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. At the top of the list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa, the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-3890

 

Cat people 1980

Jacques Tourneur

A classic horror tale of a young bride possessed with a curse that changes her into a deadly panther. 1 videocassette (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-3789          2-167

 

Cat people 2005, 1942

Irena Dubrovna, a beautiful and mysterious Serbian-born fashion artist living in New York City, falls in love with and marries average-Joe American Oliver Reed. Their marriage suffers though, as Irena believes that she suffers from an ancient curse- whenever emotionally aroused, she will turn into a panther and kill. 1 videodisc (72 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3789

 

Citizen Kane 1940, 1996

Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, and Herman J Mankiewicz

A story of the rise and fall of a great man as the result of his accumulation of wealth and subsequent isolation from the world. Based on the life of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, this is classic American cinema. 1 videocassette (119 min.) DVD

DANA     MEDIA   MEDIA 574             10-82      2-7076

 

Comrade X 2009

Soviet streetcar conductor Theodore is as lovely as a Botticelli angel and as forbidding as a Moscow winter. American reporter "Mac" Thompson is hunky and self-confident. Together, in pre-World War II Russia, the two share an adventure involving secret identities, a marriage of convenience, hairbreadth escapes and a thrilling tank-chase as Mac tries to help Theodore leave for the USA one step ahead of the corrupt secret police. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-5291

 

Confessions of a vice baron c2004, 1943

Hours before his execution for numerous crimes, Lucky Lombardo dictates his memoirs. He attempts to warn others about the corrupting path of easy money that put him in line for the gas chamber. 1 videodisc (59 min.)

MEDIA 10-4631

 

Daisy Kenyon c2008, 1947

Otto Preminger, Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, Elizabeth Janeway, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Daisy Kenyon is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men-- one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O'Mara, who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning Army sergeant Peter Lapham-- a decent and gentle man who instantly falls in love with her. Although she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations and her passions. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-1436

 

Dance, girl, dance c2007, 1940

"Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string...and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywood's sole major female director." -- Container. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4606

 

Dark passage 2005

Vincent Parry, a man unjustly accused of murdering his wife, escapes from San Quentin and sets out to clear his name; but, he needs the help of someone he can trust. He finds both help and love in Irene, a San Francisco artist who is convinced he's innocent.  1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.)

MEDIA 10-5478

 

Deutschland im jahre null 2009, 1948

Roberto Rossellini, Max Kolpe, Carlo Lizzani, Edmund Meschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinzf, Franz Grüger, Erich Gühne, Renzo Rossellini, Adriano Aprą, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin MacCabe, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Thomas Meder, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy. Living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings, young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher. 1 videodisc (73 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2843

 

Don't gamble with strangers 2013, 1946

"When Mike Sarno out-cheats Fay Benton in a crooked poker game, the two gamblers bury the hatchet and agree to become partners in crime. Posing as a brother and sister, the pair finally hits the big time when Mike runs into a gambler who owes him a debt and takes over his casino to square it. So as the high-rollers' dough starts pouring in and Mike eventually tires of Fay, he dumps her to get his hands on a gorgeous heiress and her cash, a double cross that will lead to murder and a shocking surprise when the cops reveal the killer's name."--Container. 1 videodisc (67 min.)

MEDIA 10-4604

 

Find the blackmailer 2010

Find the Blackmailer: Private eye, D.L. Trees, is hired by mayoral candidate, John M. Rhodes, to prevent adverse publicity. Somewhere in town, there's a talking blackbird who insists that Rhodes will commit a murder. When the killing occurs, Rhodes is implicated, and Trees is off on pursuit of the bird and the murderer. The Smiling ghost: An heiress seems to be cursed as each of her intended grooms meets with a horrible end. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-5394

 

Force of evil c2012, 1948

A lawyer whose connection to a ruthless racketeer has nearly destroyed his sense of morality. His participation in a rigged numbers racket could prove disastrous for his high-strung brother whose small-time policy bank stands to go broke when the rigged numbers pay off. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-4390

 

Fort Apache 1948, 1985

John Ford, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz, John Agar, and James Warner Bellah

A demoted Civil War colonel is sent to command the frontier regiment Fort Apache. The colonel's harsh attitude toward the Indians conflicts withe attitude of cooperation expressed by his second in command, Captain York, and the regiment. The climax of the film, the massacre of the regiment, is depicted as the result of the colonel's arrogance and betrayal of the Apache by a venal government agent. The romantic sub-plot involves the colonel's daughter and a young lieutenant of the regiment. 1 videocassette (127 min.)

MEDIA  MEDIA 10-3768        2-1215     2-6752

 

The fugitive Based on Graham Greene's novel The Power and the Glory, the story follows a priest in Latin America pursued by a ruthless police lieutenant carrying out the dictates of an oppressive, anti-clerical government. There's another fugitive as well: an American killer on the run, and the paths of the two hunted men cross with fateful consequences. A haunting paean to the resilience of faith, The Fugitive remains a filmmaking triumph. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-5644

 

Gilda 2014

A deceitful woman plays with the lives of her husband, his crime lord boss, and his right-hand man. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-5594

 

Go west c2004

In Go West: It's 1870 and the Marx Brothers are out to get rich in Dead Man's Gulch. In The Big store: The Brothers reduce an enormous inventory of upscale merchandise into a multilevel disaster as they pursue and evade villains via bicycles, skates, unicycles, broad jumps, shipping chutes, elevator cables, high wires, pole vaults and pseudo-Tarzan chandelier swinging. 1 videodisc (163 min.)

MEDIA 10-5028

 

The grapes of wrath c2004, 1940

The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. 1 videodisc (129 min.)

MEDIA 10-3952

 

The great dictator 2003, 1940

Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert, Maurice Moscovich, Karl Struss, Roland H Totheroh, William Nico, Meredith Willson, Kevin Brownlow, Michael Kloft, United Artists Corporation, MK2 Productions, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers. 2 videodiscs (120 min.)

MEDIA     MEDIA 10-1344             2-6196

 

Greatest classic films collection c2009

Philadelphia story: A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage. Bringing up Baby: Crazy comedy about an heiress who is determined to catch a stuffy zoologist and uses her pet leopard, Baby, to help get his attention. Adam's rib: A husband and wife lawyer team clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse. The lawyer-husband is the prosecutor. Woman of the year: In this hilarious excursion into the Battle of the Sexes, Tracy plays Sam Craig, the down-to-earth sportswriter of the New York Chronicle. As Tess Harding, the paper's bright international columnist, Hepburn makes his life miserable. As soon as they start taking swipes at each other in their columns, there is little peace between them. In the office and in the bedroom the squabbling continues, until their problems are overcome by their deep love for each other. 2 videodiscs (426 min.)

MEDIA 10-4620

 

Home of the brave c1989, 1949

A black soldier is sent on a top secret mission in the South Pacific, but finds that he must battle with his white comrades as he is subjected to subordinate treatment and constant racial slurs. Hollywood's first outstanding statement against racial prejudice. 1 videocassette (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-4609

 

In a lonely place 2003

Robert Lord, Edmund H North, Nicholas Ray, Andrew Solt, Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Jeff Donnell, Martha Stewart, Columbia Pictures Corporation, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

A Hollywood screenwriter, questioned falsely for murder, is drawn to his neighbor when she confirms his alibi. However, his volatile nature eventually threatens to destroy their one last chance for real love. 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)

MEDIA 10-459

 

Intruder in the dust c2011, 1949

In a small Mississippi town, only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-4271

 

The iron curtain 2013

Based on an actual case in which Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk in the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa, sought political asylum for himself and his wife and child after becoming disenchanted with Soviet espionage activities and the Russian way of life. Basically it is a restrained and well mounted melodrama, anti-Soviet propaganda which was described at the time of its release as a "semi- documentary", presumably because of the use made of Ottawa locations and the screenplay's ostensible base in the report of a 1946 Canadian Royal Commission on Espionage, evidence presented in court and Gouzenko's 'personal story'. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-5094

 

John Ford's My darling Clementine 2007, 1946

John Ford, Samuel G Engel, Darryl Francis Zanuck, Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Stuart N Lake, and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Wyatt Earp avenges his brother's murder and competes with Doc Holliday for the affections of a schoolteacher. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2729

 

Johnny Belinda 1948/2006

Jean Negulesco, Jerry Wald, Agnes Moorehead, Jane Wyman,  Charles Bickford, Lew Ayres, Stephen McNally, Elmer Harris, Warner Home Video (Firm), Warner Bros, Turner Entertainment Co, and Warner Bros. Entertainment

Life is hard on MacDonald farm in stony, windswept Nova Scotia - and harder for young Belinda, a deaf mute whose affliction has been confused with mental deficiency. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-945

 

Jules Dassin's Naked City 2007, 1948

Mark Hellinger, Malvin Wald, Albert Maltz, Jules Dassin, Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted De Corsia, House Jameson, Anne Sargent, Adelaide Klein, Grover Burgess, Tom Pedi, Enid Markey, William H Daniels, Paul Weatherwax, Universal Pictures Company, Criterion Collection (Firm), and Image Entertainment (Firm)

Jean Dexter is an attractive blonde model who is murdered in her New York City apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. Suspicion falls on various shifty people who all prove to have some connection with a string of apartment burglaries. Then a burglar is found dead who once had an elusive partner named Willie. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2360

 

The lady from Shanghai 2000, 1947

A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal, frustrated wife. Culminates in a shoot-up in a hall of mirrors. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-4026

 

Lady in the lake 2006, 1947

Detective Marlow sets out to find the missing wife of a publishing magnate. Several smack-arounds, one dead gigolo, a few angry cops, a booze-soaked frame-up and one dame in the lake later, Marlowe finds the killer and finds that he's also looking at the business end of a gun. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-4217

 

Lifeboat 2008, 19444

After their ship is sunk in the Atlantic by Germans, eight people are stranded in a lifeboat. Their problems are further compounded when they pick up a ninth passenger: the Nazi captain from the U-boat that torpedoed them. With powerful suspense and emotion, this legendary classic reveals the strengths and frailties of individuals under extraordinary duress. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-5132

 

The lost weekend c2000, 1945

Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Ray Milland, Jane Wyman,  Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen, Mary Young, Lilian Fontaine, Frank Orth, Anita Bolster, Charles Jackson, Paramount Pictures, Inc, and Universal City Studios

A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a three-day binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism. 1 videodisc (101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3449

 

Macbeth c2012, 1948

Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-4029

 

The magnificent Ambersons ©2011, 1942

The story of the decline of a once powerful and wealthy mid-western family as the twentieth century begins. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-4025

 

The Maltese falcon 2006, 1941

After the death of his partner, San Francisco private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette. He encounters a gallery of high-living lowlifes who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the jewel-encrusted falcon. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-4218 disc 1 10-4218 disc 2-3

 

The Maltese falcon 2010, 1941

John Huston, Hal B Wallis, Humphrey Bogart , Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Gladys George , Dashiell Hammett, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967),  First National Pictures, Inc, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Detective Sam Spade goes in search of a priceless statuette after the death of his partner. 1 videodisc (100 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3094

 

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 master race 2009, 1944

An account of a German officer, Colonel Von Beck, who escapes when the Nazi empire is destroyed and goes into hiding to promote Nazi ideology in postwar Europe. He sets out to promote hatred and divisiveness in the bombed Belgian village of Kolar. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-4198

 

Men against the sky 2014

Phil Mercedes, a once illustrious pilot, forfeits his reputation and his pilot's license because of his fondness for alcohol. Determined to help her brother reform, Phil's sister Kay quits drafting school and comes to live with him. Using an assumed name, Kay wheedles her way into a drafting job at the McLean aircraft factory, where she falls in love with her boss, engineer Martin Ames. McLean is in danger of going bankrupt and thus desperately needs to win a government contract for a new fighter plane. When Martin wrestles with the problems of wing design, Kay presents him with a revolutionary aerodynamic solution that Phil has designed. The plane then undergoes a test flight, and all goes well until test pilot Dick Allerton claims that the wings are unsafe and refuses to perform the last test. Believing that Dick has deliberately sabotaged the test because of his rivalry with Martin over Kay's affections, Phil commandeers the craft to perform his own test. Dick's instincts prove correct, however, when the wings break off during a dive and the plane crashes in a ball of fire. Phil's license is permanently revoked, and the loss of the test model puts McLean in jeopardy of losing his factory until Phil suggests some structural changes to remedy the weakness in the wings. The newly designed craft passes all the tests until the landing gear freezes, imperiling the plane. To save the craft, Phil sacrifices his own life to pry the gear lose, thus winning the contract for McLean and Martin and saving the factory. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-5062

 

Mission to Moscow c2009

Michael Curtiz, Robert Buckner, Howard Koch, Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oscar Homolka, George Tobias, Gene Lockhart, Jack L Warner, Joseph Edward Davies, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), First National Pictures, Inc, Turner Entertainment Co, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

"In their relentless battle against Hitler, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. were comrades... or at least comrades-in-arms. Hollywood joined the fight with Mission to Moscow, based on Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' bestseller about his pre-World War II experiences in the Soviet Union. The film features Academy Award winner Walter Huston as Davies, plus accomplished actors playing the headline-dominating figures of Churchill, Stalin, von Ribbentrop, Litvinov, Molotov and more. For its sometimes-sympathetic picture of Stalin's regime, the film sparked impassioned debate then and remains fascinating now, both for its insights into early American-Soviet relations and its urgent sense of the danger the emerging Axis Powers posed to the world"--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 123 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2574

 

A night in Casablanca 2004

The Marx Brothers are in another comedy that has them ferret out Nazi spies in a Casablanca hotel.  1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-5027

 

The North star  c2006

Propagandistic drama about the disruption of a Russian village after the invasion by Nazi Germany. Several young friends struggle to bring weapons to resistance fighters in time to save their village. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-5281

 

On the town c2008, 1949

Sailors Gabie, Chip, and Ozzie have a 24-hour leave in New York. Chip wants to sightsee, but the only sights Gabie and Ozzie are interested in are of the female variety. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-5115

 

Outpost in Morocco c2003

Charles Grayson, Paul de Sainte Columbo, Joseph N Ermolieff, Robert Florey, George Raft, Marie Windsor, Akim Tamiroff, Moroccan Pictures,  United Artists Corporation, and Alpha Video Distributors

A Foreign Legion officer and an Arabian princess become romantically involved, but then her father leads a revolt against the French and she is killed in the ensuing battle. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-621

 

The Ox-bow incident 2003, 1943

Lamar Trotti, William Augustus Wellman, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry Morgan, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

An angry mob kills a man after a popular rancher is murdered. 1 videodisc (75 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2728

 

Paisą 2009, 1946

Roberto Rossellini, Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Dotts Johnson, Alfonso Bovino, Maria Michi, Gar Moore, Harriet Medin, Renzo Avanzo, William Tubbs, Dale Edmonds , Renzo Rossellini, Adriano Aprą, James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin MacCabe, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Janus Films, Criterion Collection (Firm), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, O.F.I. (Firm), and F.F.P. (Firm)

Set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, and taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley. Looks at the struggles of different cultures to communicate and of people living their everyday lives in extreme circumstances. 1 videodisc (126 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2842

 

The paleface c2002

A timid frontier dentist finds himself gunslinging alongside the fearless Calamity Jane as she fights off outlaws and Indians. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-5021

 

The Paradine case 2008, 1947

Beautiful Anna Paradine is accused of poisoning her older wealthy husband. Her barrister, the happily married Anthony Keane takes the case but also lets his heart rule his head when he falls hard for his client. 1 videodisc (114 min.)

MEDIA 10-5135

 

The picture of Dorian Gray c2008, 1945

Pandro S Berman, Albert Lewin, Herbert Stothart, George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford, Lowell Gilmore, Richard Fraser, Oscar Wilde, Loew's Incorporated, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Dorian Gray is an innocent young man who has his portrait painted by a close friend. Soon after he falls under the influence of amoral Lord Henry Wotton. Dorian soon jilts his fiancee, which leads to her suicide. This is the start of a life of increasing debauchery. Dorian realizes that the outward signs of this are apparent only in the portrait. Eventually the picture, secreted in his childhood playroom, becomes almost hideous to behold. But Dorian still has one pure love - Gladys, the niece of the original painter. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3702

 

Portrait of Jennie 2004 1948

William Dieterle, David O Selznick, Paul Osborn, Peter Berneis, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Cecil Kellaway, David Wayne, Selznick Studios, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

An artist meets a schoolgirl in Central Park who has a mysterious air about her. What follows is an unforgettable love story. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2880

 

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

 

Rebecca 2008, 1940

A vacationing young lady meets, falls in love with, and marries handsome and wealthy widower Maxim de Winter. He takes his new bride home to his estate, Manderley. But the new Mrs. de Winter finds her married life dominated by the sinister, almost spectral influence of Maxim's late wife, Rebecca, who still rules from beyond the grave. 1 videodisc (131 min.)

MEDIA 10-5131

 

The red house 2012, 1947

A farmer tries to keep the curious away and protect the secret of the sinister decaying old house deep in the woods. 2 videodiscs (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-4858

 

Rope 2006 1948

Alfred Hitchcock, James Stewart, John Dall , Farley Granger, Cedric Hardwicke, Constance Collier, Joan Chandler, Douglas Dick, Dick Hogan, Edith Evanson, William Ziegler, Leo F Forbstein, Arthur Laurents, Hume Cronyn, J. A Valentine, W. V Skall, Patrick Hamilton, Warner Bros, Transatlantic Pictures, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

Two friends strangle a college classmate and then proceed to invite his family and friends to dinner after they stuff the body inside a trunk to be used for the dining table. One of the guests, their teacher, suspects foul play and returns later to discover not only the body, but also how his own academic theories had been twisted to provide the motivation for the grotesque murder. Based on the real-life Leopold-Loeb murder, Hitchcock's study of total mise-en-scene construction was shot entirely on a single sound stage. 1 videodisc (ca. 81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2795

 

Ruthless 2013, 1948

Multi-millionaire Horace Woodruff Vendig shows himself to the world as an ambitious philanthropist, but that's far from the case. Even as a young man he starts to exhibit an obsessive and selfish urge to make more and more money, loving and leaving women at will to further this end. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-4719

 

Scarlet Street  2005, 1945

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. One rainy night, he rescues the delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. At Johnny's urging, Kitty lets Chris establish her in an apartment (with his shrewish wife's money). There, Chris paints masterpieces; but Johnny sells them under Kitty's name, with disastrous and ironic results. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-3843

 

The Sea Hawk c1940 ; c2005

Michael Curtiz

"In sixteenth century Spain, King Philip II, desirious of conquering the world, dispatches his ambassador, Don Jose Alvarez de Cordoba, to England, the rocky island that stands in the way of his grand scheme. Accompanied by his beautiful niece Doana Maria, Don Alvarez sets sail for England, but as his galley approaches the coast, the boat is attacked and plundered by Captain Geoffrey Thorpe, the privateering leader of a band of intrepid British sea fighters who steal to replenish their country's depleted coffers. Meanwhile, in England, Queen Elizabeth listens to the debate between Sir John Burleson, who urges her majesty to build a fleet in order to defend England against the imperialistic Philip, and Lord Wolfingham, who reassures the queen that Spain represents no threat to England. When the queen protests that she has no money with which to build a fleet, Geoffrey, who is in agreement with Sir John, confides in her his plan to rob the Spanish treasure hunters in Panama. After the queen grants Geoffrey her implicit consent, he readies for his voyage to Panama, but before leaving, meets Doana Maria in the garden and the two fall in love. Meanwhile, Don Alvarez and Wolfingham learn of Geoffrey's plan and dispatch Captain Lopez to stop him, and upon arriving in Panama, Geoffrey and his men are captured and condemned to be galley slaves. Just as Don Alvarez announces Geoffrey's demise and presents Elizabeth with an ultimatum of disbanding her fleet or facing war with Spain, Geoffrey learns that the Spanish Armada is poised to attack England. At Cadiz, he leads a mutiny of the slaves, commandeers a Spanish ship and arrives in England with proof of Spain's treachery. Geoffrey's warning saves England, and after his joyous reunion with Doana Maria, his queen knights him for his valor"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940. 1 videodisc (127 min.)

MEDIA 10-1891

 

The seventh victim c2005, 1943

Mary Gibson, a naive orphan, goes to Manhatten to find her missing sister Jacqueline. Her investigation leads her to Jacqueline's secret husband, and also to a strange cult of Diabolists who are also hunting Jacqueline. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-4463

 

The Snake pit 1948, 1993

Anatole Litvak, Darryl Francis Zanuck, Robert Bässler, Olivia De Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, and Mary Jane Ward

A woman finds herself in a state mental institution and must spend several months under the care of her compassionate doctor before she can face the troubling secrets of her past and be cured. 1 videocassette (108 min.)

MEDIA 2-2357 10-2113

 

Strange illusion c2000, 1945

A son is haunted by the mysterious death of his father and dreams which seem to be coming true. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-4461

 

Suspicion 2009, 1941

Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that's strictly low-life. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-4334

 

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

 

This gun for hire 2004, 1942

A hired-gun seeks revenge from a client that betrayed him. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA 10-4216

 

To have and have not 1990, 1945

Howard Hawks, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Jules Furthman, Ernest Hemingway, and  William Faulkner

In 1940, an American charter boat captain in Martinique gets involved with a young female drifter and some French freedom fighters who are trying to elude local Nazi collaborators. 1 videocassette (101 min.)

MEDIA       MEDIA 2-3470           10-1528

 

The treasure of the Sierra Madre 2010, 1948

John Huston, Henry Blanke, Humphrey Bogart , Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett , Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya, Ted McCord, Owen Marks,  Max Steiner, B Traven , Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), Turner Entertainment Co, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Two down-and-out Americans in Mexico meet a grizzled old prospector who piques their interest with stories of his gold-hunting experiences. The Americans gather a stake and set off with the old prospector in search of fortune. 1 videodisc (126 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3720

 

Undertow After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him. 1 videodisc (70  min.)

MEDIA 10-5510

 

Unfaithfully yours 2005

A jealous world-famous symphony conductor entertains elaborate thoughts of vengeance over his wife's supposed infidelities, set to three separate orchestral works. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-5023

 

The uninvited 1944

A pair of siblings from London purchases a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price. Soon they're caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night-this gothic Hollywood classic has it all. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-4716

 

The unsuspected 2009, 1947

"In this murder mystery, a woman can not remember the man who claims to be her husband following the murder of a young girl.  The woman's uncle runs a mystery radio show, which brings up the questions of who committed the murder, why they murder the girl and who is the man claiming to be her husband." -- container. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-4843

 

Wife wanted 2013, 1946

1 videodisc (70 min.)

MEDIA 10-4842

 

The woman in the window 2009, 1944

Nunnally Johnson, Fritz Lang, Edward G Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon, Dan Duryea, J. H Wallis, International Pictures, Inc, and Shock DVD

A professor of criminology is the pawn in a shocking crime thriller with a surprising twist. 1 videodisc (99 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3093

 

United States, 1940s

Adam's rib 1949, 1987

Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, and George Dewey Cukor

One of the hilarious Tracy-Hepburn films.  Here they both portray lawyers, which pits Tracy, the assistant district attorney, against his wife the prosecutor, in a murder trial. 1 videocassette (101 min.) :

MEDIA 2-484

 

All this and heaven too 198-

Rachel Field, Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, and Anatole Litvak

Henriette Deluzy-Despartes accepts a position in the unhappy household of the Duc de Praslin.  His malicious wife becomes insanely jealous of a romantic attachment between the two and when she is found murdered, the alleged lovers are accused. 1 videocassette (141 min.) :

MEDIA 2-667

 

American matchmaker [Ameriokaner Shadkhen] ; with I want to be a boarder = Ikh ovil zayn a border 2005? c1998

Edgar G Ulmer, Sherle Castle, Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinsky, Anna Guskin, Celia Bodkin, Abraham Lax, Joseph Seiden, Yetta Zwerling, National Center for Jewish Film, Fame Films Inc, and Jewish Talking Picture Co

The story of second-generation American Jewish immigrants. The story of a husband and wife who pretend to be landlady and tenant. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1853

 

And then there were none 1992

Agatha Christie, Harry M Popkin, Dudley Nichols, René Clair, Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, and Louis Haywood

A classic mystery in which ten people, unknown to one another, are invited to an isolated island where they are killed one by one. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2850

 

The Beautiful blonde from Bashful Bend  1989, 1949

Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallée, Olga San Juan, Preston Sturges, and Earl Felton

Wild six gun farce set in the old West about a hot-tempered saloon entertainer who's as quick with a pistol as she is to kick up her heels. 1 videocassette (77 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3475

 

The Best years of our lives 1985, 1946

William Wyler, Myrna Loy, Frederic March, Dana Andrews, MacKinlay Kantor, and Samuel Goldwyn

The story of the problems faced by three veterans who return home after World War II and try to pick up their lives where they left off. 2 videocassettes (170 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA   DANA 2-350 cassette 1 2-351 cassette 2   445

 

The Big clock 1996, 1948

Richard Maibaum, John Farrow, Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Jonathan Latimer, George Macready, Elsa Lanchester, Rita Johnson, and Kenneth Fearing

A hotshot crime magazine editor inadvertently becomes the subject of a murder investigation after spending an evening with his boss' mistress. She ends up dead and he is being framed by the actual killer. As his competent staff scurries for clues the description they uncover of the murderer matches himself! 1 videocassette (ca. 95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3573

 

The big sleep 1946, c1978

Michael Winner, Elliott Kastner, Jerry Bick, Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, James Stewart, and Joan Collins

Marlowe is hired by a retired general to find out who has been blackmailing the old man's wild daughters. At the same time he has to try to locate the missing husband of one of hte daughters. Marlowe's search leads through a dangerous thicket of murder and suicide in the seedy criminal underworld straight to the headquarters of the notorious nightclub owner and gangland boss, Eddie Mars. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

DANA   MEDIA 41        2-45  10-290

 

The blood of Jesus 1993/1941

Spencer Williams, Cathryn Caviness, Amegro Films (Firm), Facets Video (Firm), and Sack Amusement Enterprises

Concerns the accidental shooting of a woman and of the faith in Jesus that brings her back.  celebrate the miracle. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

   DANA    MEDIA 1912              2-3436

 

Blue dahlia 1946, 1996

George Marshall, John Houseman, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling, Tom Powers, Frank Faylen, Hugh Beaumont, Howard Freeman, Will Wright, and Walter Sande

A returning war veteran finds his faithless wife murdered and himself a suspect. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3596

 

Body and soul 1988, 1947

John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, and Robert Rossen

A determined young boxer fights his way up the amateur circuit only to discover the high price he'll have to pay for a chance at the championship title.  With the mob controlling professional prizefighting, he's forced to cut a mafia boss in on half his earnings to become a contender. 1 videocassette (VHS) (104 min.) :

DANA. DANA 99 99

 

Cabin in the sky 1943, 1970

Vincente Minnelli, Vernon Duke, Eddie Anderson, Lena Horne, and Ethel Waters

This glowing musical fantasy combines a heart-warming story of faith and devotion with a brace of memorable songs. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1223

 

Call Northside 777  1994, 1948

James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J Cobb, Helen Walker, and Henry Hathaway

A film based on the true story of a reporter who corrects a miscarriage of justice through careful investigation. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3450

 

Casablanca 1983

Michael Curtiz

Classic story of an American expatriot who involves himself in romance and espionage in North Africa during WW II. 1 videocassette (VHS) (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-259

 

Citizen Kane 1940, 1996

Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, and Herman J Mankiewicz

A story of the rise and fall of a great man as the result of his accumulation of wealth and subsequent isolation from the world. Based on the life of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, this is classic American cinema. 1 videocassette (119 min.) : DVD

DANA     MEDIA   MEDIA 574             10-82      2-7076

 

Crossfire c2005, 1947

Dore Schary, Adrian Scott, Edward Dmytryk, John Paxton, Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Richard Brooks, RKO Radio Pictures, inc, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A police captain methodically unravels the truth behind the brutal murder of an innocent Jewish man by a World War II soldier with a rabid hatred of Jews. 1 videodisc (ca. 85 min.) :

DANA 413

 

Daisy Kenyon c2008, 1947

Otto Preminger, Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, Elizabeth Janeway, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Daisy Kenyon is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men-- one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O'Mara, who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning Army sergeant Peter Lapham-- a decent and gentle man who instantly falls in love with her. Although she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations and her passions. 1 videodisc (99 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1436

 

Detour 1997, 1945

Leon Fromkess, Edgar G Ulmer, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, and Martin M Goldsmith

An example of film noir which recounts the story of a man whose pursuit of the woman he loves is blocked by fate and another woman. 1 videocassette (69 min.) :

MEDIA     MEDIA 2-3587      2-164

 

The Docks of New York 1945, 1987

Betty Compson, George Bancroft, and Josef Von Sternberg

Set on the grimy waterfront, this is a story of the decaying humanity that lives and works on the wharf. A two-fisted stocker changes his life by saving a suicidal woman. 1 videocassette (76 min.) :

MEDIA 2-703

 

Double indemnity 1987, 1944

Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler, Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, John Seitz, Duane Harrison, Miklós Rózsa, and James M Cain

"An insurance agent connives with the glamorous wife of a client to kill her husband and collect."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

MEDIA 2-593

 

Dressed to kill 1946,  1988

Roy William Neill, Leonard Lee, Frank Gruber, Arthur Conan Doyle, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, and Patricia Morison

Sherlock Holmes finds a music box holds the key to plates stolen from the Bank of England. 1 videocassette (72 min.) :

DANA 552

 

Duel in the sun 1946, 1986, 1946

Niven Busch, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Lillian Girsh, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, David O Selznick, and King Vidor

Gregory Peck delivers an outstanding performance as Lewt McCanles, the hotblooded son of a Texas land baron.  Lewt's brother, Jesse, is the opposite--clear-headed and calm.  They become rivals when they meet Pearl, the beautiful half-breed Indian girl who comes to live on their ranch.  Though she's won over by Lewt, his volatile nature ultimately leads to trouble, igniting the film's explosive climax and deeply moving final scene. 1 videocassette (138 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1678

 

Fantasia 1940, 1991

Walt Disney, Leopold Stokowski, and Deems Taylor

An extraordinary blend of magnificent music and classic Disney animation, featuring a host of unforgettable images, including Mickey Mouse as the sorcerer's apprentice. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MUSIC 196

 

The farmer's daughter c1987, 1947

David O Selznick, H. C Potter, Allen Rivkin, Laura Kerr,  Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Dore Schary, CBS Fox Video, and American Broadcasting Company

An independent Swedish farm girl revolts against her boss and beau by running for his seat in Congress. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-7826

 

Force of evil 1995, 1949

Abraham Polonsky, Ira Wolfert, John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Beatrice Pearson, Howland Chamberlin, Roy Roberts, Marie Windsor, and Ira Wolfert

A racketeer's lawyer finds that his boss has found a way to bankrupt New York's numbers banks but gets wedged between the numbers racket and a new prosecutor's anti-crime campaign. 1 videocassette (82 min.) :

MEDIA      DANA 2-3479         415

 

Foreign correspondent 1985

Alfred Hitchcock

A compressed and chilling thriller about a politically naive reporter's battle against a major spy ring when sent to Europe to cover events that will lead to world war II. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA 2-99       478

 

Fort Apache 1948, 1985

John Ford, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz, John Agar, and James Warner Bellah

A demoted Civil War colonel is sent to command the frontier regiment Fort Apache. The colonel's harsh attitude toward the Indians conflicts withe attitude of cooperation expressed by his second in command, Captain York, and the regiment. The climax of the film, the massacre of the regiment, is depicted as the result of the colonel's arrogance and betrayal of the Apache by a venal government agent. The romantic sub-plot involves the colonel's daughter and a young lieutenant of the regiment. 1 videocassette (127 min.) :

MEDIA  MEDIA 2-1215     2-6752

 

Gang war 1996

Ralph Cooper, Gladys Snyder, Reggie Fenderson, Walter Cooper, Clifford Sanforth, and Harry M Popkin

Classic battle between 2 gangs for control of the juke box machines in Harlem. 1 videocassette (65 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6189

 

Gaslight 1985, 1944

George Dewey Cukor, Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Patrick Hamilton, and Patrick Hamilton

Paula, a susceptible young woman ... marries suave, romantic Gregory Anton, never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes his helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-286

 

Gentleman's agreement 1993, 1947

Moss Hart, Elia Kazan, Darryl Francis Zanuck, Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, and Laura Keane Zametkin Hobson

A journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-semitism decides to pose as a Jew and finds out first-hand what it is like to be the victim of intolerance. 1 videocassette (118 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3481

 

The Glass key 1942, 1989

Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Dashiell Hammett, and Stuart Heisler

Intricate mystery about a slightly corrupt politician, accused of murder, who solicits his right-hand man (Ladd) to hunt down the real killer. 1 videocassette (85 min.) :

MEDIA 2-755

 

Go down, death! 1994

Spencer Williams, Sam Elljay, Alfred N Sack, James Weldon Johnson, Myra D Hemmings, Samuel H James, and Eddy L Houston

"A morality melodrama which puts a minister's reputation in question, bringing him to the brink of Heaven and Hell."--Facets video catalog # 12. 1 videocassette (54 min.) :

DANA 594

 

The grapes of wrath 1996, 1940

John Steinbeck, John Ford, Darryl Francis Zanuck, Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Charles Grapewin, Dorris Bowdon, Russell Simpson, O. Z Whitehead, John Qualen, Eddie Quillan, Zeffie Tilbury, and Nunnally Johnson

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. 2 videodiscs (129 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 7-133 disc 1 7-134 disc 2

 

The great dictator 2003, 1940

Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert, Maurice Moscovich, Karl Struss, Roland H Totheroh, William Nico, Meredith Willson, Kevin Brownlow, Michael Kloft, United Artists Corporation, MK2 Productions, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers. 2 videodiscs (120 min.) :

MEDIA     MEDIA 10-1344             2-6196

 

The Great McGinty 1988, 1940

Paul Jones, Preston Sturges, Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, and Akim Tamiroff

Comedy about political corruption concerning the rise and fall of a small-time, bribe-happy politician. 1 videocassette (82 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3471

 

Green Dolphin Street 1991, 1947

Elizabeth Goudge, Victor Saville, Carey Wilson, Lana Turner, Van Heflin, and Donna Reed

Two beautiful daughters of a wealthy merchant fall in love with the same man. He goes abroad to seek his fortune, and drunkenly addresses his proposal to the wrong sister. 1 videocassette (141 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2371

 

He walked by night 1949, 1996

John C Higgins, Crane Wilbur, Robert T Kane, Bryan Foy, Alfred Werker, Anthony Mann, Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Whit Bissell, and Jack Webb

An LAPD sergeant (Brady) follows the trail of a devious cop-killer (Basehart). 1 videocassette (79 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3600

 

The heat's on 1993, 1943

Mae West, Victor Moore, William Gaxton, Xavier Cugat, Fitzroy Davis, George S George, Fred Schiller, and Gregory Ratoff

In this 1943 film, Mae West stars as an actress who's too hot for any one Broadway show to handle. This film also features the music of Xavier Cugat and his orchestra. 1 videocassette (79 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3554

 

The Heiress 1949, 1990

Olivia De Havilland,  Montgomery Clift, William Wyler, Henry James, Ralph Richardson, Ruth Goetz, and Augustus Goetz

The only daughter of a rich man stands to inherit his vast estate.  A dashing fortune hunter wants her to elope, but on the eve of their marriage he deserts her.  Seven years later he returns and a wiser woman plots her revenge. 1 videocassette (115 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2143

 

High Sierra 2000

Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, Joan Leslie, Raoul Walsh, Jack L Warner, W. R Burnett, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), First National Pictures, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

Bogart plays a convicted killer sprung from jail by a mobster who wants him to assist in a California hotel holdup. 1 videocassette (101 min.)

  DANA 1922

 

His girl Friday 1940

Howard Hawks, Ben Hecht, and Charles MacArthur

A comedy in which a big city newspaper editor and his star reporter--and ex-wife--resolve their personal relationship while covering the stor of an escaped convict. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-96

 

Home of the brave 1989, 1949

Mark Robson, Arthur Laurents, Stanley Kramer, Carl Foreman, James Edwards, Lloyd Bridges, and Frank Lovejoy

A black soldier is sent on a top secret mission in the South Pacific, but finds that he must battle with his white comrades as he is subjected to subordinate treatment and constant racial slurs. Hollywood's first outstanding statement against racial prejudice. 1 videocassette (86 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3468

 

I shot Jesse James 1949, c1996

Samuel Fuller, Carl K Hittleman, Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, John Ireland, Robert L Lippert, Lippert Productions, and Nostalgia Family Video (Firm)

The story of Bob Ford, the man who shot down the famous outlaw Jesse James. 1 videocassette (81 min.)

MEDIA 2-7298

 

In a lonely place 2003

Robert Lord, Edmund H North, Nicholas Ray, Andrew Solt, Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Jeff Donnell, Martha Stewart, Columbia Pictures Corporation, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

A Hollywood screenwriter, questioned falsely for murder, is drawn to his neighbor when she confirms his alibi. However, his volatile nature eventually threatens to destroy their one last chance for real love. 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)

MEDIA 10-459

 

It's a wonderful life 1985

Frank Capra and Philip Van Doren Stern

Sentimental classic about a young man who attempts to end his own life, only to be shown the error of his ways by his guardian angel. 1 videocassette (130 min.) :

MEDIA 2-103

 

Jane Eyre 1993

Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Charlotte Brontë, Robert Stevenson, William Goetz, Aldous Huxley, and John Houseman

A Hollywood production of the Bronte novel in which a harshly treated orphan girl becomes a governess in a mysterious Yorkshire mansion with a brooding master. Features Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5002

 

Johnny Belinda 1948/2006

Jean Negulesco, Jerry Wald, Agnes Moorehead, Jane Wyman,  Charles Bickford, Lew Ayres, Stephen McNally, Elmer Harris, Warner Home Video (Firm), Warner Bros, Turner Entertainment Co, and Warner Bros. Entertainment

Life is hard on MacDonald farm in stony, windswept Nova Scotia - and harder for young Belinda, a deaf mute whose affliction has been confused with mental deficiency. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-945

 

Key Largo 1975

Humphrey Bogart, Edward G Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Claire Trevor, John Huston, Lionel Barrymore, Jerry Wald, and Maxwell Anderson

Humphrey Bogart plays the part of a disillusioned World War II veteran (Frank McCloud) who's lost the will to fight, until he arrives at a hotel in Key Largo where a mobster is holding the residents captive at gunpoint.  In this setting, McCloud finds the courage to take a stand, or die in the attempt. 1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1487

 

Kiss of death 1990, 1947

Fred Kohlmar, Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, Henry Hathaway, Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark, and Eleazar Lipsky

A gangster saga starring Widmark as Tommy Udo in his notorious film debut as a psychopathic killer.  Mature is Nick Bianco, a thief sentenced to time in Sing Sing, who turns state's evidence. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

MEDIA     DANA 2-3576      1930

 

The Lady from Shanghai 1948, 1991

Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, and Sherwood King

A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal frustrated wife. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

DANA      MEDIA 801              2-93

 

Letter from an unknown woman 1988

Max Ophuls, Stefan Zweig, Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, and John Houseman

A woman relates the story of her obsessive love for a pianist in turn of the century Vienna. The film demonstrates the stylistic flourishes employed by Ophuls throughout his career. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1318

 

Lifeboat 1997

Tallulah Bankhead, Alfred Hitchcock, Jo Swerling, Kenneth Macgowan, John Steinbeck, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn, Canada Lee, Mary Anderson, Henry Hull, and Heather Angel

Eight survivors of a torpedoed Allied freighter, along with a rescued Nazi, fend for themselves aboard a lifeboat. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-226 7-126

 

The Little foxes 1985

Samuel Goldwyn, William Wyler, Lillian Hellman, Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Dan Duryea, Gregg Toland, Meredith Willson, Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker, and Alan Campbell

Bette Davis gives an unforgettable performance as Regina Giddens, a vicious woman who destroys everyone around her while trying to satisfy her desire for wealth and social position. 1 videocassette (VHS) (116 min.) :

DANA 58

 

Lost boundaries 1996

William Lindsay White, Mel Ferrer, Beatrice Pearson, Susan Douglas, Canada Lee, Richard Hylton, Louis De Rochemont, Alfred Werker, Virginia Shaler, and Eugene Ling

Based on the true story of a light-skinned black family who pass for white in a New Hampshire town. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1807

United States, 1940s (Continued)

Macbeth 1948, 1988

Orson Welles, William Shakespeare, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, and Roddy McDowall

Shakespeare's Macbeth with Orson Welles in the title role. Moved by his own burning ambition and that of his unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland and seizes his crown. But his insatiable lust for power soon leads Macbeth towards his own destruction. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1504

 

Madame Bovary 1983, 1949

Gustave Flaubert, Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan, and Vincente Minnelli

The wife of a stolid middle-aged doctor rebels at the provincial life forced upon her and engages in a series of illicit affairs. A masterpiece of French literature that scandalized the 19th century. 1 videocassette (114 min.) :

MEDIA 2-740

 

Magic town 1987

Robert Riskin, William Augustus Wellman, James Stewart, Jane Wyman, Kent Smith, Ned Sparks, and Wallace Ford

Rip Smith is going broke running his own opinion poll organization until he learns public opinion in the little town of Grandview reflects national poll results. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3194

 

The Magnificent Ambersons 1942, 1987

Orson Welles, Booth Tarkington, Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, and Agnes Moorehead

A drama about the decline of a powerful, wealthy family living in a town in the Middlewest in the late 1800's as they cling to tradition in a time beset by rapid change. 1 videocassette (88 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1568

 

The Maltese falcon 1941, 1986

John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Dashiell Hammett, and Gladys George

Humphrey Bogart stars as Sam Spade, the ultimate private eye, in Dashiell Hammett's mystery classic.  When his associate, Miles Archer, is killed in a routine assignment, Sam begins to investigate.  During his investigation, Spade runs up against some of the most eccentric and devious characters ever devised: Brigid O'Shaughnessy, Joel Cairo, and Kasper Gertman.  They all want the same thing, to possess the Maltese falcon, a priceless, bejeweled statue that brings death wherever it goes. 1 videocassette (101 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1268

 

Meet John Doe 1985

Frank Capra, Richard Connell, and Robert R Presnell

A corrupt politician attempts to further his evil ambitions by exploting the appeal of a native "John Doe.". 1 videocassette (130 min.) :

MEDIA 2-102

 

Meet me in St. Louis 2000

Sally Benson, Arthur Freed, Vincente Minnelli, Irving Brecher, Fred J Finklehoffe, Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main, Mary Astor, and Lucille Bremer

A musical set in St. Louis in 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. Seventeen-year-old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door, John, who has just moved in. He, however, barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transferred to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5933

 

Mildred Pierce 1945, 1987

Joan Crawford, James M Cain, and Michael Curtiz

Joan Crawford portrays a woman who sacrifices her entire life, devoting it to the indulgence of her daughter, Veda (Ann Blyth). Veda, rather than being gracious for what her mother has done, plots for her downfall. Joan Crawford won an Oscar for her role. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-279

 

Ministry of fear 1944, 1998

Seton I Miller, Fritz Lang, Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Erskine Sanford, Alan Napier, Hillary Brooke, Dan Duryea, and Graham Greene

A man is released into World War II England after 2 years in an asylum, but the outside world does not seem so sane either.  On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and does not quite know to whom to turn. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3553

 

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 1987, 1943

Preston Sturges, Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, and William Demarest

"Chaos results when a stuttering hayseed tries to help a girl accidentally pregnant by a soldier she met hazily at a dance."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed. 1 videocassette (98 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3482

 

Mr. Blandings builds his dream house  1996

H. C Potter, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, RKO Radio Pictures, and Turner Home Entertainment (Firm)

A successful New York advertising executive wants to escape the confines of his family's tiny midtown apartment. So he designs his dream home in the suburbs and discovers the project isn't as easy as it had seemed. 1 videocassette (94 min.)

MEDIA 2-7869

Mr. Smith goes to Washington 1983

Frank Capra

An idealistic young statesman finds nothing but corruption when he takes his seat in the Senate. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :

MEDIA 2-174

 

Murder, my sweet 2004, 1944

John Paxton, Adrian Scott, Edward Dmytryk, Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger, Donald Douglas, RKO Radio Pictures, inc, Turner Home Entertainment (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A down-on-his-luck private detective searches for an ex-convict's missing girlfriend and finds himself in a dark world of mayhem and murder. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

DANA 95

 

My darling Clementine videorecording  1946, 1988

John Ford, Henry Fonda, Stuart N Lake, Sam Hellman, Walter Brennan, and Victor Mature

Wyatt Earp cleans up Tombstone and wipes out the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral. Archtypal western period piece full of nostalgia for times gone by and crackling with memorable scenes and characterizations. 1 videocassette (117 min.) :

MEDIA   DANA 2-611          96

 

Notorious 1990

Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, David O Selznick, and Ben Hecht

A government agent and a refugee girl undertake a dangerous mission in Brazil. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

DANA  MEDIA 528         2-95

 

Now, voyager 1942, 1990

Olive Higgins Prouty, Hal B Wallis, Irving Rapper, Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville, and  Ilka Chase

A lonely spinster is transformed into a vibrant young woman by her psychiatrist, and involves herself in an ill-fated affair with a suave continental. 1 videocassette (ca. 118 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1651

 

Outpost in Morocco c2003

Charles Grayson, Paul de Sainte Columbo, Joseph N Ermolieff, Robert Florey, George Raft, Marie Windsor, Akim Tamiroff, Moroccan Pictures,  United Artists Corporation, and Alpha Video Distributors

A Foreign Legion officer and an Arabian princess become romantically involved, but then her father leads a revolt against the French and she is killed in the ensuing battle. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-621

 

The Ox-Bow incident 198-?

William Augustus Wellman, Lamar Trotti, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, and Harry Morgan

Cowboy is unable to prevent three wandering travellers from being unjustly lynched for murder. 1 videocassette (ca. 75 min.) :

MEDIA D-130

 

The Palm Beach story c1990

Preston Sturges, Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor,  Rudy Vallée, William Demarest, MCA Universal Home Video (Firm), Paramount Pictures, inc, MCA Home Video (Firm), and  EMKA

A young wife leaves her husband and heads for Palm Beach where she meets one of the world's richest men.  When the husband shows up to reclaim his wife, the millionaire's man-mad sister falls for him! 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA 2-6707

 

The Paradine case 1947, 1988

Robert Smythe Hichens and Alfred Hitchcock

A beautiful woman is accused of having murdered her husband. Could a woman so charming commit a crime so heinous? Alfred Hitchcock keeps everyone guessing until the stunning conclusion of this gripping drama. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :

MEDIA 2-609

 

The Philadelphia story 1992

Philip Barry, George Dewey Cukor, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Donald Ogden Stewart, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, and Franz Waxman

A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3788

 

The Picture of Dorian Gray 1985, 1945

Oscar Wilde, Albert Lewin, George Sanders, and Hurd Hatfield

Hurd Hatfield plays Dorian Gray, young, wealthy and extraordinarily handsome.  Upon viewing a newly completed portrait of himself, he expresses the wish to remain youthful while the picture grows old.  This wish has been made in the presence of a statue of an ancient Egyptian god capable of granting Dorian's wish.  A sinister plot begins to unfold that results in five temble deaths and a horrifying secret locked behind a schoolroom door. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

MEDIA 2-284

 

Pinky 1994, 1949

Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan, Elia Kazan, Philip Dunne, Dudley Nichols, Cid Ricketts Sumner, and Darryl Francis Zanuck

Pinky, a black woman who works as a nurse in Boston, finds that she is able to pass for white.  Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiance and returns home to Mississippi where she helps her grandmother care for her employer, an imperious plantation owner. When she names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment triggering a sensational court trial. Subject of a landmark Supreme Court case in film censorship, this moving story became itself a battle for human rights. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA  2-3733

 

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

 

The Pride of the Yankees 1995, 1969

Sam Wood, Jo Swerling, Teresa Wright, Samuel Goldwyn, Paul Gallico, Gary Cooper, Babe Ruth, and Walter Brennan

Lou Gehrig, the Yank's great first baseman and the son of poor immigrants, rose to heights of baseball fame--only to be cut down at the peak of his career by an incurable illness known as ALS. 1 videocassette (127 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2615

 

Rebecca 1992

Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, David O Selznick, and Daphne Du Maurier

A young bride is brought by her new husband to his manor house in England. There she finds that the memory of her husband's first wife haunts her, and she tries to discover the secret of that mysterious woman's death. 1 videocassette (132 min.) :

DANA  MEDIA 530       2-135

 

Red River 1948, 1990

John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru,  Borden Chase, and Howard Hawks

A battle of wills develops between father and son on a grueling cattle drive in this classic Western. 1 videocassette (134 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1225

 

Richard Llewellyn's How green was my valley 1993

Richard Llewellyn, John Ford, Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, Roddy McDowall, and Darryl Francis Zanuck

A man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family, while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time. 1 videocassette (118 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2843

 

Rope 1948, 1985

Patrick Hamilton and  Alfred Hitchcock

Two friends strangle a classmate for intellectual thrills and then proceed to invite his family and friends to dinner, with the body stuffed inside the trunk they use for the table. Before the night is over, their former teacher realizes how brutally his students have twisted his acdemic theories. 1 videocassette (81 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 91 2-159

 

Saboteur 1942, 1985

Alfred Hitchcock

A Los Angles aircraft factory worker witnesses his plant's firebombing by a Nazi agent. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-196

 

Scarlet Street 1991

Fritz Lang, G. de La Fouchardičre, Edward G Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Walter Wanger, and Dudley Nichols

A timid, lonely, middle-aged man becomes involved with a femme fatale, her boyfriend, and murder. 1 videocassette (98 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2605

 

The Secret agent 1991

Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Peter Lorre, John Gielgud, Robert Young, W. Somerset Maugham, Campbell Dixon, Michael Balcon, and Ivor Goldsmid Samuel Montagu

An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband and wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers. 1 videocassette (83 min.) :

DANA   MEDIA 567           2-1571

 

The set-up 2004, 1949

Richard Goldstone, Art Cohn, Robert Wise, Joseph Moncure March, Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter, Wallace Ford, Martin Scorsese, RKO Radio Pictures, inc, Turner Home Entertainment (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

An over-the-hill boxer thinks he can still win a bout, despite doubts from his wife and his manager. He goes into his next fight determined to beat his opponent, not realizing his manager has taken money for a 'dive' from a tough gambler. Heightening the tension, the film takes place over the course of 72 minutes, its approximate running time. 1 videodisc (72 min.) :

DANA 414

 

Shadow of a doubt 1988

Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville, Jack H Skirball, and Gordon McDonell

A young woman suspects her charming uncle of being the Merry Widow murderer and a deadly game begins. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

DANA 527

 

She wore a yellow ribbon 1988, 1949

John Ford, James Warner Bellah, John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, and Harry Carey

John Wayne is Captain Nathan Brittles, an iron-willed veteran of the winning of the West who's only days away from retirement.  But 265 cavalrymen lie dead at little Big Horn and the prairie is again dark with buffalo.  Convinced these are omens of victory, the Cheyenne set out to recover their lost glory and Captain Brittles has one more job to do. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1205

 

The Snake pit 1948, 1993

Anatole Litvak, Darryl Francis Zanuck, Robert Bässler, Olivia De Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, and Mary Jane Ward

A woman finds herself in a state mental institution and must spend several months under the care of her compassionate doctor before she can face the troubling secrets of her past and be cured. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2357

 

The Southerner 198-?, 1945

Jean Renoir, George Sessions Perry, Betty Field, Beulah Bondi, and J. Carrol Naish

A farm laborer attempts to establish himself by setting up his own cotton farm with his wife and children. During one year, everything goes wrong: the crops are destroyed by a storm, a neighbor ruins their vegetable patch, one of the children falls sick, and no one will help. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1290

 

Spellbound 1992

David O Selznick, Alfred Hitchcock, Ben Hecht, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, and Francis Beeding

A psychiatrist at a mental institution becomes romantically involved with the new director, and shields him from the police after discovering that he is an imposter. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

DANA     MEDIA   MEDIA 529             2-142       2-5682

 

State of the union  1992

Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller, Myles Connolly, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Adolphe Menjou, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse

"An idealistic industrialist who is drafted to run for the presidency ... is caught between the ruthless ambition of [a] newspaper owner ..., who pulls the strings of his campaign, and the integrity of his wife ... who believes in the man behind the political facade"--Container. 1 videocassette (122 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3261

 

Sullivan's travels 1941, 1989

Preston Sturges, Joel McCrea, and Veronica Lake

A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he discovers that laughter is what the downtrodden need most. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

MEDIA 2-651

 

Suspicion 198-?, 1948

Alfred Hitchcock and  Anthony Berkeley

Thriller about a woman who gradually realizes she is married to a murderer. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

MEDIA 2-94

 

The Tarzan collection 2004

Bernard H Hyman, Sam Zimbalist, B. P Fineman, Frederick Stephani, Richard Thorpe, W. S Van Dyke, Cedric Gibbons, Johnny Weissmuller,  Maureen O'Sullivan, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Turner Entertainment Co, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

He Tarzan, she Jane - 6 original classic films of the memorable jungle hero and his mate. 4 videodiscs (527 min.) :

DANA 378

 

Till the clouds roll by 198-?, 1946

Judy Garland, Robert Walker, Frank Sinatra, Myles Connolly, Jean Holloway, Arthur Freed, Richard Whorf, and Robert Alton

A musical biography of songwriter Jerome Kern, with an all-star cast performing a cavalcade of his great tunes. 1 videocassette (137 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3420

 

To have and have not 1990, 1945

Howard Hawks, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Jules Furthman, Ernest Hemingway, and  William Faulkner

In 1940, an American charter boat captain in Martinique gets involved with a young female drifter and some French freedom fighters who are trying to elude local Nazi collaborators. 1 videocassette (101 min.) :

MEDIA       MEDIA 2-3470           10-1528

 

Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1989

Walter Huston, Tim Holt, John Huston, Henry Blanke, B Traven, Humphrey Bogart, and Bruce Bennett

Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt play a trio of Americans on the bum in 1920's Tampico. Pooling their resources, they strike off into the mountains of Mexico in search of gold. Hounded by jungle Indians, a fortune-hunting Texan, and cold-blooded banditos, they finally must confront the most dangerous adversaries of all...themselves. 1 videocassette (126 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1160

 

A Tree grows in Brooklyn 1987, 1945

Betty Smith and Elia Kazan

The story of a young girl growing up in Brooklyn at the turn of the century. 1 videocassette (129 min.) :

MEDIA 2-608

 

The Virginian 1946, 1989

Victor Fleming, Gary Cooper, Walter Huston , Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Owen Wister , Kirk LaShelle, Adolf Zukor, Jesse Lasky, and Louis B Lighton

Story of a southerner, who places heavy emphasis upon a man's code of honor and its effect on the lives of those around him, transplanted to Wyoming in the 1870's. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1583

 

White heat 1949, 1987

Raoul Walsh, James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, and Edmond O'Brien

Prison drama in which a brutal, psychopathic gangster plans his escape, unaware that his cellmate is an undercover government agent. 1 videocassette (114 min.) :

MEDIA 2-492

 

Wilson c1993

Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Henry King, Darryl Francis Zanuck , Lamar Trotti, Fox Video (Firm), and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Wilson's career is traced from his tenure as Princeton University president and governor of New Jersey through his successful campaign and years at the White House. 1 videocassette (ca. 154 min.)

MEDIA 2-6779

 

United States, 1940's - New This Year

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