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King of the Roaring Twenties

King of the Roaring Twenties (1961) starring David Janssen, Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster
King of the Roaring ’20s: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961) starring David Janssen, Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster King of the Roaring Twenties. Moving from one scam to another Arnold Rothstein quickly becomes rich, and settles into the life of owning big-town gambling joints. Along the way he...
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Valley of the Dragons

Valley of the Dragons (1961) starring Cesare Danova, Sean McClory, Joan Staley, Danielle De Metz
Valley of the Dragons (1961) starring Cesare Danova, Sean McClory, Joan Staley, Danielle De Metz Synopsis of Valley of the Dragons In Valley of the Dragons, two dueling human men are transported to a different world, when a giant comet flies too close to Earth. Once there, they...
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Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory

Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory (1961) starring Barbara Lass
Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory (1961) starring Barbara Lass Synopsis of Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory Despite the lurid title, Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory isn’t as bad as you might expect. It’s an Italian horror/thriller movie, where … something … is murdering your women in a girls...
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Ada

Ada (1961) starring Susan Hayward, Dean Martin, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Ada (1961) starring Susan Hayward, Dean Martin, Wilfrid Hyde-White Synopsis of Ada In Ada, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks weds a governor and helps him stand up to the corrupt state officials who seek to control him and his leadership. Review of Ada I have to say,...
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Mr. Sardonicus

Mr. Sardonicus (1961) starring Guy Rolfe, Ronald Lewis, Oskar Homolka, Audrey Dalton by William Castle
Mr. Sardonicus (1961) starring Guy Rolfe, Ronald Lewis, Oskar Homolka, Audrey Dalton by William Castle Synopsis of Mr. Sardonicus In Mr. Sardonicus, Sir Robert Cargrave is an eminent surgeon who has developed a new technique for muscle relaxation. He is summoned by his one-time love, Maude, who is now married to Baron Sardonicus....
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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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Babes in Toyland [Annette Funiceello]

Babes in Toyland (1961) starring Ray Bolger, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Ed Wynn
Babes in Toyland (1961) starring Ray Bolger, Annette Funicello, Tommy Sands, Ed Wynn I am a large fan of Laurel and Hardy’s  March of the Wooden Soldier. It’s a wonderful children’s story for adults. Which, among other things, had a live-action version of Mickey Mouse appear. This was...
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Konga

Konga (1961) starring Michael Gough, Margo Johns
Konga (1961) starring Michael Gough, Margo Johns In Konga  – a doctor returns from Uganda with a carnivorous plant that he can use to enlarge animals – Konga, the chimpanzee, that he turns into a gorilla — and his own personal tool for murder.
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