Prowler, The (1951)

“If you were just a dame, Susan, it’d be different. But you’re special.” Synopsis: A cynical cop (Van Heflin) falls for a wealthy woman (Evelyn Keyes) he meets on a house call, and concocts a plan to “accidentally” shoot her husband so they can get married. After Heflin is declared innocent in court, he and […]

Brute Force (1947)

“Those gates only open three times: when you come in, when you’ve served your time, or when you’re dead.” Synopsis: A group of prisoners — led by Burt Lancaster — rebel against a sadistic prison captain (Hume Cronyn) who is hell-bent on making their lives miserable. Genres: Ann Blyth Films Burt Lancaster Films Ella Raines […]

Mind of Mr. Soames, The (1970)

“We are witnessing an operation that may bring to life a man who — for all normal intents and purposes — has been dead for thirty years.” Synopsis: 30-year-old John Soames (Terence Stamp) is awakened from a lifelong coma by Doctors Bergen (Robert Vaughn) and Maitland (Nigel Davenport), who quickly teach him to move and […]

Oh, God! (1977)

“I took this form because if I showed myself to you as I am, you wouldn’t be able to comprehend me.” Synopsis: A humble supermarket manager (John Denver) is visited by God (George Burns) in the form of an older man, and told to spread the word about His hopes for mankind. Genres: Comedy Donald […]

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (1920)

“I must know everything. I must penetrate the heart of his secret. I must become Caligari!” Synopsis: A high-strung youth (Friedrich Feher) relates the story of mad Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss) and his sideshow act, a gaunt somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) named Cesare who commits murders while sleepwalking. But is Dr. Caligari really who Feher says […]

Sudden Fear (1952)

[Note: The following review is of a non-Peary title; click here to read more.] “I was just wondering what I’d done to deserve you.” Synopsis: A wealthy playwright (Joan Crawford) marries an actor (Jack Palance) who she recently fired from her play, not realizing that his love for her is a sham, and that, together […]

While the City Sleeps (1956)

“The man who gets the killer lands the job.”

Trog (1970)

[Note: The following review is of a non-Peary title; click here to read more.] “I have to see it — Malcolm, I must go into that cave before the police!” Synopsis: An anthropologist (Joan Crawford) discovers a “missing link” troglodyte (Joe Cornelius) living deep inside a cave, and tries her best to humanize him. Meanwhile, […]

Ballad of Cable Hogue, The (1970)

“In all the long, wrought out, back-breakin’, kidney-shakin’, bladder-bustin’ miles from here to Lizard, there’s not one spot of wet relief for man or beast.”

Auntie Mame (1958)

[Note: The following review is of a non-Guide for the Film Fanatic title; click here to read more.] “Life is a banquet — and most poor suckers are starving to death!” Synopsis: When a young orphan named Patrick (Jan Handzlik) goes to live with his eccentric Aunt Mame (Rosalind Russell) in New York, the executor […]