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King of Kings (1961) starring Jeffrey Hunter

King of Kings

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King of Kings is a very good telling of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It has a huge cast of characters who… Read More »King of Kings

King of the Roaring Twenties

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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 falls in loves and marries, makes a life-long enemy of a cop on the take, and gradually becomes hardened even to his closest friends.

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Valley of the Dragons

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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 have to deal with prehistoric animals, feuding cave men and … love!

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Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory

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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 reformatory school. It mixes comely, overage reform school girls with a murderous werewolf … And possible murder suspects.

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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… Read More »Ada

Mr. Sardonicus

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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. Arriving, he finds villagers living in fear. The Baron is a strange man, not the least because he covers his face with a mask. Eventually, he tells Sir Robert the story of how he acquired his current affliction.  His face is frozen and hideously disfigured. Despite Sir Robert’s best efforts, he can’t return the face to normal. The Baron, however, forces him to keep trying. The Baron threatens to harm Maude if he refuses. …

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The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) starring Vincent Price, Barbara Steele

It has been said that Vincent Price often played the role of the tragic monster. And that’s never truer than in  The Pit and the Pendulum. Vincent Price plays Don Nicholas Medina, a man whose wife has unexpectedly passed away.  And whose brother-in-law has come seeking to find out the truth of his sister’s  death.

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Mysterious Island

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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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