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Isle of the Dead (1949) starring Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew

Isle of the Dead

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Isle of the Dead (1949) starring Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew

Synopsis of Isle of the Dead

In Isle of the Dead, a group of disparate characters is quarantined on a Greek island during the Balkan Wars of 1912.  Septicemic plague causes the quarantine, and the group’s only hope is for the hot, dry sirocco winds to kill the fleas that cause it.  In addition, one of them suspects another of being the supernatural vorvolaka.

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Cat People - Simone Simon - color movie poster

Cat People

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movie review of Cat People (1942)-  by The Masked Reviewer

In Cat People, a beautiful Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon) marries marine engineer Oliver Reed (Kent Smith). All is going well until the wedding night, Irena refuses to consummate her marriage to Oliver. The next day she admits a seemingly ridiculous fear of turning to a panther if she has intercourse with her husband. When Irena is sent to Dr. Louis Judd, her psychiatrist, a very interesting fact about her family is discovered. During this time Oliver has been spending more time with his secretly love struck co-worker Alice Moore (Jane Randolph).

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Bedlam movie poster - Boris Karloff, Anna Lee


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Bedlam (1946)

written by: The Masked Reviewer

After a friend of the portly aristocrat Lord Mortimer (Billy House) dies in an attempted escape from Bedlam. In order to appease the angered aristocrat, Master George Sims (Boris Karloff)  throws a party for Lord Mortimer and his friends at the asylum with the inmates as entertainment.

Master George Sims (Boris Karloff): (  referring to the inmates. )
Ours is a human world. Theirs is a bestial world, with reason, or soul.
Some are pigs, those I let wallow in their own filth.  They’re animals. Some are dogs, these I beat.  Some are are tigers, these I cage.
Some like this one are doves-
Nell Bowen: I’ve seen enough!

Bedlam movie poster - Boris Karloff, Anna Lee

When the inmate known only as the Gilded Boy collapses while performing, Lord  Mortimer’s spirited protege Nell Bowen (Anna Lee) decides to fight for the inmates’ rights. While  Nell seeks the help from the law, Lord Mortimer and Master George Sims have arranged to have Nell locked up in bedlam herself. Now she must find a way to help the inmates from the inside, without becoming a madwoman herself.

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A Tale of Two Cities, starring Ronald Coleman, Elizabeth Allan, Donald Woods, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Blanche Yurka, Basil Rathbone

A Tale of Two Cities

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A Tale of Two Cities (1935). Starring Ronald Colman,  Elizabeth Allan,  Donald Woods,  Edna May Oliver,  Reginald Owen,  Blanche Yurka,  Basil Rathbone

Synopsis of  A Tale of Two Cities

buy A Tale of Two Cities from  A Tale of Two Cities (1935)  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” Charles Dickens‘ tale of love and tumult during the French Revolution comes to the screen in a sumptuous film version by the producer famed for nurturing sprawling literary works: David O. Selznick (David Copperfield, Anna Karenina, Gone with the Wind). Ronald Colman (The Prisoner of Zenda) stars as Sydney Carton. He’s sardonic, dissolute, a wastrel… And destined to redeem himself in an act of courageous sacrifice. “It’s a far, far better thing I do than I’ve ever done,” Carton muses at that defining moment.

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