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Hand of Death [John Agar]

Hand of Death (1962) starring John Agar, Paula Raymond
Hand of Death (1962) starring John Agar,  Paula Raymond,  Stephen Dunne Hand of Death is a B-grade monster movie. It deals with a scientist who creates a paralyzing nerve gas. After a lab accident, his touch becomes lethal.
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The Music Man

The Music Man (1962) starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard
The Music Man (1962) starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard Synopsis Let 76 trombones lead the big parade! It’s The Music Man, the screen version of one of Broadway’s all-time blockbusters. Starring Robert Preston as the slick salesman and Shirley Jones as the not-quite-gullible librarian.
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Tales of Terror

Tales of Terror (1962) starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Joyce Jameson by Roger Corman
Tales of Terror (1962) starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Joyce Jameson by Roger Corman Synopsis Tales of Terror is a trio of Poe horror tales, directed by Rober Corman. Based on: The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, Morella, and The case of M. Valdemar.
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Reptilicus [Godzilla imitation]

Cover of Reptilicus - which really misrepresents the content of the movie
Reptilicus (1962) When the accidentally thawed tail of a huge prehistoric monster is discovered … The process of regeneration begins growing into a full-sized monster… Reptilicus! Which attacks the city of Copenhagen.
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Billy Rose’s Jumbo

Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962), starring Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye
Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962), starring Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye, Dean Jagger Synopsis of Billy Rose’s Jumbo In Billy Rose’s Jumbo, Pop and Kitty Wonder are the owners of the Wonder Circus. Because of Pop’s gambling addiction, they’re constantly in debt, with creditors very close to foreclosing...
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Panic in the Year Zero

Panic in the Year Zero, starring Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon
Panic in the Year Zero (1962), starring Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon Synopsis of Panic in the Year Zero  In Panic in the Year Zero, Los Angeles is demolished by a nuclear attack.  Looting and robbing run rampant. Seeking shelter from the chaos, a family hides out...
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King Kong vs Godzilla

King Kong vs Godzilla DVD cover
King Kong vs Godzilla, 1962 No one will mistake  King Kong vs Godzilla for high art — and that’s fine; it doesn’t pretend to be anything other than enjoyable silliness. It’s two men in rubber suits, fighting in choreographed style — shades of professional wrestling. The movie has...
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Journey to the Seventh Planet

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) starring John Agar, Greta Thyssen
Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) starring John Agar, Greta Thyssen Synopsis of Journey to the Seventh Planet   Journey to the Seventh Planet is a campy science fiction movie.  It’s set in the “distance future” of 2001. In this utopia, the United Nations now rules the planet, and poverty and...
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - a classic western starring Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Marvin
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) starring Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles, Edmond O’Brien I know that the title ‘finest western of all time’ is sure to be disputed, but I stand by it.   In addition to starring three of the great actors...
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Requiem for a Heavyweight

Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris
Requiem for a Heavyweight  (1962) starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris   Requiem for a Heavyweight is a very powerful, very hard-hitting movie about boxing.   Rod Serling wrote a teleplay that shows the steamy underbelly of professional boxing — €”and it’s not a pretty picture....
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