In the far future, a savage (Sean Connery) trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements in Zardoz (1974) directed by John Boorman.
Irish land-owner Brodrick (Cecil Parker) arrives home with news for children Jane (Jean Simmons), Barbara (Barbara Waring), Henry (Michael Denison) and rebellious John (Dennis Price), early in Hungry Hill, 1947, from a Daphne DuMaurier novel.
Henchman Slip (Sheldon Leonard) discovers he's failed to kill his boss Lucky (Alan Ladd), who's busy hiring a new double (Dave Willock), then jousting with lawyer Higgins (Lloyd Corrigan), setting premises in Paramount's Lucky Jordan, 1942.
Robert Montgomery quite the cad, as gangster 'Lucky Wilson,' making time with a singer (Virginia Verrill) while she performs, then squeezing night club owners Shuman and Lillie (Henry Armetta, Herman Bing), in MGM's Hide-Out, 1934.
Spanish Adriana (Mary Astor) and father (Josef Swickard) are introduced, intimidated, at the court of the Borgia, (Estelle Taylor, Warner Oland, Montagu Love as Donati) plotting while the title character (John Barrymore) arrives, distracted by a maid (Helene Costello), observed by Maria (Myrna Loy),... more
New acquaintance John Barrymore (title character) insinuating himself with Roman power player Lucrezia Borgia (Estelle Taylor), having intercepted a chalice she poisoned for his fellow Spaniard, the father of Adriana (Mary Astor), herself falling under his spell, in Don Juan, 1926.
First scene for the title character (John Barrymore), servant Pedrillo (Willard Louis) with comic support in juggling three paramours from the Margoni household (June Marlowe, Phyllis Haver, Helen Lee Worthing), Warner Bros. having placed the fictional Spaniard in Borgian Rome, in Don Juan, 1... more
Following the credits, narration over animation by Marshall Thompson (as 'Colonel Carruthers'), events back on earth, then signs of trouble for Commander 'Van' Heusen (Kim Spalding) back on the spaceship, in It! The Terror From Beyond Space, 1958.
Hostess Millicent (Billie Burke), with sardonic friend Hattie (Louise Closser Hale, with an inside joke), frets over how she'll replace a guest, landing on washed-up actor Renault (John Barrymore), who is by chance consorting with her daughter (Madge Evans), early in MGM's Dinner At Eight, 19... more
Maybe too many mustaches for a novice, David Niven the friend of Ronald Colman, as the hero Rassendyl, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. the bad guy arriving later, all seeking Mary Astor, as Antoinette, conspiring with good will toward the kidnapped king, in The Prisoner Of Zenda, 1937.
Johnny Weissmuller (title character) happy with Jane (Brenda Joyce) and Boy (Johnny Sheffield), not aware yet of the hunting expedition led by Tanya (Patricia Morison, also from the title) and Marley (John Warburton), flying above, early in Tarzan And The Huntress, 1947.
The well-meaning governor (Charles Meredith) has been secreted to a church where he's surprised to meet an old prospector, who turns out to be the title character (Clayton Moore) in cagey thespian mode, loyal Tonto (Jay Silverheels) at the ready, in the first movie version of The Lone Ranger,... more
Investigating ranchers' claims of Indian raids on livestock, Clayton Moore (title character) and Jay Silverheels (as 'Tonto') visit the accused chief Red Hawk (Frank de Kova) and his second (Michael Ansara), in the first movie based on the hit TV series, The Lone Ranger, 1956.
Seminal work, from author Dashiel Hammett through writer-director John Huston, with Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade and Mary Astor as (it turns out...) Brigid, deepening and darkening their characters following the murder of his partner, early in The Maltese Falcon, 1941.
Imposing opening from MGM and producer David Selznick for his first picture for the studio, also introducing the Jordans: Oliver, Millicent and Paula (Lionel Barrymore, Bilie Burke, Madge Evans), in Dinner At Eight, 1933, from the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.
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