Mask of Dimitrios, The (1944)

“Ingenuity is never a substitute for intelligence.” Synopsis: A Dutch mystery writer (Peter Lorre) travelling in Istanbul meets a local policeman (Kurt Hatch) who tells him the story of Dimitrios Makropolous (Zachary Scott), a now-deceased criminal who betrayed many. As Lorre travels across Europe to learn more about Dimitrios’ life (with the intent of crafting […]

Moon Over Miami (1941)

“Nobody knows anything about anybody.” Synopsis: A waitress (Betty Grable), her sister (Carole Landis), and her aunt (Charlotte Greenwood) travel undercover to Miami with plans to find a rich husband for Grable — but Grable falls for a penniless salesman (Don Ameche), Landis (posing as Grable’s secretary) falls for a millionaire (Robert Cummings), and Greenwood […]

Goldfinger (1964)

“No, Mr. Bond — I expect you to die!” Synopsis: British special agent James Bond (Sean Connery) battles against a megalomaniac millionaire named Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) who receives assistance from a Korean henchman named Odd Job (Harold Sakata) and a judo-fighting pilot named Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) as he plans to radiate all the gold […]

Conquest (1937)

“Perhaps you have been made beautiful, that Poland might be made free.” Synopsis: Despite the disapproval of her much-older husband (Henry Stephenson), a young Polish countess (Greta Garbo) heeds a romantic call from Napoleon Bonaparte (Charles Boyer) on behalf of her nation. Genres: Clarence Brown Films Charles Boyer Films Greta Garbo Films Historical Drama Infidelity […]

From Russia With Love (1963)

“Training is useful, but there is no substitute for experience.” Synopsis: Secret agent James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to retrieve a decoding box known as the Lektor from a beautiful Russian (Daniela Bianchi), not knowing he’s being stalked by a psychopathic British traitor (Robert Shaw). Genres: Cold War James Bond Literature Adaptation Sean Connery […]

Midnight (1939)

“When I was a child, they daren’t leave me in a room with an armchair.” Synopsis: A penniless showgirl (Claudette Colbert) posing as a baroness in Paris accepts an offer from a wealthy man (John Barrymore) to be seduced by his wife’s (Mary Astor’s) lover (Francis Lederer). Meanwhile, a taxi driver (Don Ameche) in love […]

Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1935)

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains — such wild imaginings that apprehend more than cool reason ever comprehends.” Synopsis: In mythical Greece, several storylines intersect to wreak magical havoc: beautiful Hermia (Olivia de Havilland) is in love with Lysander (Dick Powell), but has been told by her father (Grant Mitchell) that she must marry […]

Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)

“It’s injustice I hate, not the Normans.” Synopsis: In 12th century England, a knight (Errol Flynn) who has remained loyal to kidnapped King Richard the Lion Hearted (Ian Hunter) receives help from his merry men and his new sweetheart (Olivia de Havilland) in subverting plans by Prince John (Claude Rains) and his evil henchmen — […]

San Francisco (1936)

“How does it feel to feel like a woman and be afraid of it?” Synopsis: Shortly before the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, a tough saloon owner (Clark Gable) falls in love with a talented singer (Jeanette MacDonald) who is simultaneously wooed by an opera impresario (Jack Holt). Genres: Career-Versus-Marriage Clark Gable Films Disaster Flicks […]

Suddenly (1954)

“There’s cruelty and hatred and tyranny in the world. You can’t make believe they aren’t there.” Synopsis: A widowed mother (Nancy Gates) and her young son (Kim Charney) become trapped in their house along with Gates’ father-in-law (James Gleason), the local sheriff (Sterling Hayden), and a television repairman (James O’Hara) when a crazed assassin (Frank […]