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The Master Mystery

The Master of Mystery - Houdini
The Master Mystery (1920) starring Harry Houdini The Master Mystery stars Harry Houdini as Justice Department agent Quentin Locke, who is investigating a powerful cartel that’s protected by a “menacing” robot (referred to in the film as “the Automaton‘); the cartel is using a gas weapon called “the Madagascar...
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The Grim Game

movie review of The Grim Game (1919) starring Harry Houdini
movie review of The Grim Game (1919) starring Harry Houdini The Grim Game was a silent film starring the great magician and escape artist Harry Houdini as Harvey Hanford, a man wrongly convicted of crimes that he didn’t commit.  Using Houdini’s renowned escape abilities, Houdini quickly escapes out of the jail that he’s...
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War-Gods of the Deep

War-Gods of the Deep (1965) starring Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson, Vincent Price, Susan Hart, John Le Mesurier
War-Gods of the Deep (1965) starring Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson, Vincent Price, Susan Hart, John Le Mesurier War-Gods of the Deep is a delightful popcorn movie – not dreadfully deep, but eminently enjoyable. It deals with a trio (Tab Hunter, David Tomlinson, Susan Hart) staying at a manor on...
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Mysterious Island

Jules Verne's Mysterious Island - Ray Harryhausen
Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (1961) Many people consider the 1961 version of Jules Verne’s  Mysterious Island to be no more than an excuse for Ray Harryhausen to do his special effects magic.  And the special effects are wonderful, but there’s actually more that makes the movie very enjoyable.
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The Secret Invasion

The Secret Invasion (1964), starring Stewart Granger, Mickey Rooney, Raf Vallone, Henry Silva, Edd Byrnes, directed by Roger Corman Synopsis of The Secret Invasion The Secret Invasion is the story of British Intelligence using criminals to work behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia during World War II.
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Eat my Dust

Ron Howard pops the clutch and tells the world to "Eat My Dust" starring Ron Howard, directed by Roger Corman
Eat My Dust starring Ron Howard, directed by Roger Corman Editorial review of Eat My Dust courtesy of Amazon.com  Way back in 1976, actor-director Ron Howard made a bargain with shlockmeister producer-director Roger Corman. It went something like this: Corman agreed to produce Howard’s feature directorial debut, the 1977...
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The Mark of Zorro

The Mask of Zorro, starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, J. Edward Bromberg, Gale Sondergaard, Eugene Pallette
The Mark  of Zorro (1940), starring  Tyrone Power,  Linda Darnell,  Basil Rathbone,  J. Edward Bromberg,  Gale Sondergaard,  Eugene Pallette Synopsis of  The Mark  of Zorro  Posing as a foppish coward, Diego, a Spanish nobleman, fights injustice in colonial California in The Mark of Zorro. Upon his return from...
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Five Weeks in a Balloon

Irwin Allen's Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962), starring Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Haydn, Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, Fabian, BarBara Luna, Peter Lorre
Irwin Allen’s  Five Weeks in a Balloon  (1962), starring Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Haydn, Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, Fabian, BarBara Luna, Peter Lorre Synopsis of  Five Weeks in a Balloon  In Five Weeks in a Balloon,  Professor Ferguson plans to demonstrate the practicality of his new hot air balloon...
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The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe - DVD
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe The Day the Earth Stood Still is one of the classic science fiction movies, and with good reason. The acting is excellent, as are the special effects and cinematography – and with...
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Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State, starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voigt
Enemy of the State (1998), starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight Enemy of the State is a frightening movie, where an out-of-control government is tracking our every move, listening to our phone calls, reading our emails, tracking our movements by tracking retail purchases, looking at us through...
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