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The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969) starring Christopher Lee, Richard Greene

The Castle of Fu Manchu

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The evil Dr. Fu Manchu plans to freeze the world’s ocean, unless Sir Dennis Nayland Smith can prevent it. So he seizes a Turkish castle for its supply of opium?

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Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death (1969) starring Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death

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Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death (1969) starring Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death – can the Second Doctor prevent an invasion by the Ice Warriors in a future where they hijack T-Mat transportation to infect Earth with a deadly fungus?

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Cactus Flower (1969) starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Rick Lenz

Cactus Flower

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Cactus Flower (1969) starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Rick Lenz

Synopsis of Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower is delightful comedy sparked with crazy, mixed-up situations and a kooky, Academy Award(r)-winning debut performance by Goldie Hawn.  A “white lie” that snowballs and involves more and more people …

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Marooned (1969) starring  Gregory Peck, David Janssen, Richard Crenna, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman, Mariette Hartley

Marooned 1969

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Marooned (1969) starring  Gregory Peck, David Janssen, Richard Crenna, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman

Synopsis of Marooned

Marooned is a gripping, yet starkly realistic, portrayal of three astronauts on an extended special mission who find themselves unable to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere. As the oxygen supply diminishes, the stranded astronauts must face the inevitability of death.

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The Love God? starring Don Knotts

The Love God?

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The Love God? (1969) starring Don Knotts, Anne Francis, James Gregory

Synopsis of The Love God

A quiet bird watching magazine is about to go bankrupt.  Rescue comes unexpectedly in the form of … a pornographer! His new “partner” needs the magazine’s printing permit, and makes the bird watcher the figurehead for his porn empire.  And, incidentally, a crusader for the first amendment?

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How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman

How to Commit Marriage

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Synopsis of How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman

Frank Benson (Bob Hope) and Oliver Poe (Jackie Gleason) try to soothe over their differences with a golf game in "How to Commit Marriage"

In How to Commit Marriage, seemingly happily married couple Frank and Elaine Benson (played by Bob Hope and Jane Wyman) are on the verge of divorce.  But they plan to wait until after their daughter’€™s marriage. The groom’€™s father, Oliver Poe (Jackie Gleason) opposes marriage in general. And he dislikes Bob Hope’s character in particular.

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Hook, Line and Sinker [Jerry Lewis]

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Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) starring Jerry Lewis, Anne Francis, Peter Lawford

Synopsis of Hook, Line and Sinker

In  Hook, Line and Sinker,  Jerry Lewis plays the part of Peter Ingersoll. He’s an unhappy insurance salesman who’s living the American Dream. Only to be so caught up in the rat race that he’s unable to enjoy any part of his life.   His normal existence is interrupted, however, when his doctor (played by Peter Lawford) and best friend diagnoses him with a weak heart, and gives him the news that he only has a few months to live.

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Dick Van Dyke, Michelle Lee, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner

The Comic

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The Comic (1969) starring Dick Van Dyke, Michelle Lee, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner

movie review of ‘The Comic‘, a little-known film by Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner.  It’s about the life of an early silent film clown, the fictional Billy Bright, and his self-destructive behavior that destroyed his career.   A funny, poignant, and recommended film — read on to find out why!

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