Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)

“There is a sickness these days which labels itself humanitarianism.” Synopsis: Just prior to the French Revolution, an alcoholic British lawyer (Ronald Colman) falls for a sweet young woman (Elizabeth Allan) whose father (Henry B. Walthalle) was held captive by the French ruling class for years — however, Allan’s romantic sights are set on the […]

Theatre of Blood (1973)

“They’re not going to start killing critics for giving bad notices, are they?” Synopsis: With assistance from his loyal daughter (Diana Rigg), a vengeful actor (Vincent Price) systematically murders each of his critics while a hapless detective (Milo O’Shea) attempts to stay ahead of each Shakespearean-inspired crime. Genres: Actors and Actresses Black Comedy Diana Rigg […]

Masque of the Red Death, The (1964)

“Famine, pestilence, war, disease, and death — they rule this world.” Synopsis: In plague-ridden medieval Italy, a Satan-worshipping prince (Vincent Price) approached for help by two local villagers (David Weston and Nigel Green) sentences them to death unless a young woman (Jane Asher) — Weston’s fiance and Green’s daughter — chooses which one will live. […]

Fall of the House of Usher, The / House of Usher (1960)

“The Usher line is tainted, sir.” Synopsis: When a man (Mark Damon) visits his fiancee (Myrna Fahey) at her house, the butler (Harry Ellerbe) warns him to stay away and Fahey’s protective brother (Vincent Price) insists he must leave — but Damon is determined to rescue and marry Fahey at any cost. Genres: Edgar Allan […]

Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942)

“When strangers come here from the outside, they always cause trouble — they’re always seeking something.” Synopsis: When Boy (Johnny Sheffield) is taken to New York by a circus owner (Charles Bickford), Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) and Jane (Maureen O’Sullivan) travel to rescue their son — but will the law of the city be on their […]

Tarzan’s Secret Treasure (1941)

“Gold no good — Tarzan get dinner!” Synopsis: When two nefarious explorers (Tom Conway and Philip Dorn) — accompanied by a photographer (Barry Fitzgerald) — discover there’s gold near where Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller), Jane (Maureen O’Sullivan), and their son Boy (Johnny Sheffield) live, they will stop at nothing to obtain it. Genres: Africa Barry Fitzgerald […]

Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

“Go to your father, Boy — and later on, he’ll teach you all the things you’ll ever need to know in the jungle.” Synopsis: After a plane crashes nearby their home, Jane (Maureen O’Sullivan) and Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) adopt the sole survivor — a baby who grows into an active young child they call Boy […]

Tarzan Escapes (1936)

“Out here, Tarzan’s a king. How do I know what he’d be back there?” Synopsis: When her cousins (Benita Hume and William Henry) arrive for a visit in the jungle, Jane (Maureen O’Sullivan) and her mate Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) are eager to host them and the professional hunter (John Buckler) they’re travelling with — but […]

Bolero (1984)

“I never dreamed that there was anyone on this earth like you — anyone.” Synopsis: An orphaned heiress (Bo Derek) hoping to lose her virginity enlists the help of her chauffeur (George Kennedy) and his young wife (Ana Obregon) in travelling first to Morocco — where she attempts to be bedded by an insufficient sheik […]

National Lampoon’s Animal House / Animal House (1978)

“If the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn’t this an indictment of our educational institutions in general?” Synopsis: During pledge week in 1962, two young college students (Tom Hulce and Stephen Furst) find themselves joining a raucous fraternity — whose members include a “smooth-talking, skirt-chasing president” (Tim Matheson), a student (Peter Riegert) whose girlfriend […]