3:10 to Yuma (1957)

“Lots of things happen where all you can do is stand by and watch.” Synopsis: A destitute farmer (Van Heflin) and a drunk (Henry Jones) are hired by stagecoach company owner Mr. Butterfield (Robert Emhardt) to accompany an outlaw (Glenn Ford) to Contention City, where the 3:10 train will take him to prison in Yuma. […]

Lemora, the Lady Dracula (1973)

“I don’t want to revenge myself on you — I want to give you something.” Synopsis: A deeply religious girl (Cheryl Smith) living with a preacher (Richard Blackburn) receives a letter stating that her estranged father (William Whitton) is dying, and runs away from home to find him. Soon Lila (Smith) discovers that her father […]

Green Slime, The (1968)

“One cell, one microscopic speck left on a space suit, and it would absorb all the energy it could find!” Synopsis: A crew sent to destroy an asteroid before it hits the Earth accidentally brings back to its space station a speck of green slime, which multiplies rapidly and soon morphs into one-eyed tentacled aliens. […]

Night They Raided Minsky’s, The (1968)

“We know you are a real sophisticated audience — and what you are about to see is a real mature story.” Synopsis: A naive young Amish woman (Britt Ekland) with dreams of becoming a dancer arrives at Minsky’s Burlesque Theatre in New York City, and quickly wins the hearts of comedic partners Norman Wisdom and […]

Damned, The (1969)

“You must realize that today in Germany, anything can happen, even the improbable — and it’s just the beginning.” Synopsis: In early 1930s Germany, the wealthy von Essenbeck steelworks family members — including its soon-to-be-murdered magnate (Albrecht Schoenhals), a ferociously ambitious mother (Ingrid Thulin), her pedophilic son (Helmut Berger), her power-hungry lover (Dirk Bogarde), and […]

Gaav (1969)

[Note: The following review is of a non-Guide for the Film Fanatic title; click here to read more.] “My cow wouldn’t run away, Eslam… My cow wouldn’t do that.” Synopsis: In a close-knit Iranian village, the adoring owner (Ezzatolah Entezami) of the town’s only cow suffers a mental breakdown when he learns that his beloved […]

Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

“This gift, which I never asked for and don’t understand, has brought me only unhappiness!” Synopsis: A carnival mentalist (Edward G. Robinson) soon discovers that he has legitimate psychic powers, and is distressed to learn that he can predict tragic events. When he foresees the violent, imminent death of an heiress (Gail Russell), Russell’s concerned […]

Lover Come Back (1961)

“As Dad always said, ‘A man who can’t be bribed can’t be trusted.’” Synopsis: An advertising executive (Doris Day) is furious to learn that her womanizing rival (Rock Hudson) has snagged a key account using unethical bribes. When she learns that a (fictional) new product known as “VIP” is being created by Dr. Linus Tyler […]

Wild Boys of the Road (1933)

“Our folks have got enough worry, without us bringin’ ’em more.” Synopsis: During the Depression, two teenagers (Frankie Darro and Edwin Phillips) leave home to try to earn their keep — but they quickly learn that jobs are hard to find everywhere, and are soon reduced to panhandling to survive. Genres: Depression Era Homeless Teenagers […]

Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943)

“Don’t let’s go off half-cocked and do something we’ll be sorry for — we want to act in a reasoned and legitimate manner, not like a lawless mob.” Synopsis: Two drifters (Henry Fonda and Harry Morgan) join a vengeance-hungry posse eager to hang three men — Dana Andrews, Anthony Quinn, and Francis Ford — who […]