Sunday, July 23, 2017

The citadel (1938) - little known drama from director King Vidor, starring Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Richardson

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 113 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: King Vidor
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029995/

Cast

Robert Donat ... Andrew
Rosalind Russell ... Christine
Ralph Richardson ... Denny
Rex Harrison ... Dr. Lawford
Emlyn Williams ... Owen
Penelope Dudley-Ward ... Toppy LeRoy
Francis L. Sullivan ... Ben Chenkin

Description: Idealistic young Dr. Andrew Manson is just beginning his career. He is looking for a balance between fair working conditions and being able to properly take care of his patients. After quitting his initial job in Wales as an assistant to Dr. Page due to the unfair working conditions set by Dr. Page's tyrannical wife, Manson gets a job working as the doctor for the local mine. Quickly, Manson notices that many of the miners have a persistent cough which had been treated by the previous doctor with "pink medicine". Suspecting that the cough has something to do with the mining conditions, Manson decides to investigate. Without the support of the local hospital, Manson, with the urging and support of his equally idealistic schoolteacher wife, Christine, opens a research facility in their home. Their research does determine that the silica dust from the mine is causing the miners' tuberculosis. However, many of the miners and the miner's board question the need for the research and want Manson to go back to solely prescribing the pink medicine for the cough. Disillusioned, Manson hastily quits and opens a practice in London. After an initial struggle, Manson, with advice from an old colleague, learns that a lucrative career can be had by treating the wealthy whose only medical problems are the want for attention. Money changes Manson's outlook, an outlook not supported by Christine. But a personal tragedy close to the Mansons caused by medical incompetence makes Manson reexamine the path he's chosen in London...

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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.24 GB, 1571 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 718x480 ~> 718x538 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 155 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (Separate English, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, Serbian) posters and screenshots included

Phantom lady (1944) - lesser known film-noir from director Robert Siodmak, starring Franchot Tone, Ella Raines and Alan Curtis

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 83 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036260/

Cast

Franchot Tone ... Jack Marlow
Ella Raines ... Carol Richman
Alan Curtis ... Scott Henderson
Aurora Miranda ... Estela Monteiro
Thomas Gomez ... Inspector Burgess
Fay Helm ... Ann Terry
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Cliff
Andrew Tombes ... Bartender

Description: Unhappily married Scott Henderson spends the evening on a no-name basis with a hat-wearing woman he picked up in a bar. Returning home, he finds his wife strangled and becomes the prime suspect in her murder. Every effort to establish his alibi fails; oddly no one seems to remember seeing the phantom lady (or her hat). In prison, Scott gives up hope but his faithful secretary, "Kansas," doggedly follows evanescent clues through shadowy nocturnal streets. Can she save Scott in time?

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http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=00838143918601977694


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.05 GB, 1807 Kbps, 25 fps, 718x572 ~> 762x572 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 267 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (French closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, Turkish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Serbian) posters and screenshots included

Sunday, July 16, 2017

They died with their boots on (1941) - fictionalized western story of the life of George Custer, from director Raoul Walsh, starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy and Anthony Quinn

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 133 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034277/

Cast

Errol Flynn ... Jeb Stuart
Olivia de Havilland ... 'Kit Carson' Holliday
Arthur Kennedy ... Ned Sharp
Charley Grapewin ... California Joe
Gene Lockhart ... Samuel Bacon, Esq.
Anthony Quinn ... Crazy Horse
Stanley Ridges ... Major Romulus Taipe
John Litel ... General Phil Sheridan
Walter Hampden ... William Sharp
Sydney Greenstreet ... Lt. General Winfield Scott

Description: A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little discipline at the academy but is prepared to stand up to the senior cadet, Ned Sharp, who makes his life miserable. While there he catches the eye of the commandant, Col. (later General) Phil Sheridan and also meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon. Graduating early due to the Civil War, it is only through a chance meeting with General Winfield Scott that he finally gets assigned to a cavalry regiment. He served with distinction during the war and when he is promoted to Brigadier General in error, he leads his troops in a decisive victory. He has little to do after the war turning down lucrative positions in private industry and it's his wife who arranges with Gen. Scott for him to be appointed a Lt. Colonel and given command of the 7th Cavalry. He is depicted as a friend of the Indians who will fight for injustice, in the form of his old nemesis Ned Sharp who is taking advantage of them and trying to provoke a war with his own financial gain in mind...

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Video and audio information:

Video : 2.01 GB, 2148 Kbps, 25 fps, 720x544 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 112
Audio : 184 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Danish, Dutch closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek) posters and screenshots included

Monday, July 10, 2017

The man from Laramie (1955) - classic western from director Anthony Mann, starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy and Donald Crisp

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 98 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Anthony Mann
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048342/

Cast

James Stewart ... Will Lockhart
Arthur Kennedy ... Vic Hansbro
Donald Crisp ... Alec Waggoman
Cathy O'Donnell ... Barbara Waggoman
Alex Nicol ... Dave Waggoman
Aline MacMahon ... Kate Canaday
Wallace Ford ... Charley O'Leary
Jack Elam ... Chris Boldt

Description: Mysterious Will Lockhart delivers supplies to storekeeper Barbara Waggoman at Coronado, an isolated town in Apache country. Before long, he's tangled with Dave Waggoman, vicious son of autocratic rancher Alec and cousin of sweet Barbara. But he sticks around town, his presence a catalyst for changes in people's lives, searching for someone he doesn't know...who's been selling rifles to the Apaches.

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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.09 GB, 1588 Kbps, 25 fps, 700x424 ~> 1017x424 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 98
Audio : 314 MB, 448 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 3 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, German, Turkish, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Dutch, Serbian, Czech) posters and screenshots included

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Santa Fe trail (1940) - little known western from director Michael Curtiz, starring Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Raymond Massey and Ronald Reagan

Rating 6.3/10
Runtime: 110 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033021/

Cast

Errol Flynn ... Jeb Stuart
Olivia de Havilland ... 'Kit Carson' Holliday
Raymond Massey ... John Brown
Ronald Reagan ... George Armstrong Custer
Alan Hale ... Tex Bell
William Lundigan ... Bob Holliday
Van Heflin ... Rader
Gene Reynolds ... Jason Brown
Henry O'Neill ... Cyrus Holliday
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Windy Brody
Alan Baxter ... Oliver Brown

Description: The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_ZTRlXzh4bHJtZWM

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=04358086884677032874


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.74 GB, 2265 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704x480 ~> 704x528 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 151 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (Spanish, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, Greek) posters and screenshots included

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Clash by night (1952) - another little known film noir from director Fritz Lang, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan and Marylin Monroe

Rating 7.2/10
Runtime: 105 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Fritz Lang
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044502/

Cast

Barbara Stanwyck ... Mae Doyle D'Amato
Paul Douglas ... Jerry D'Amato
Robert Ryan ... Earl Pfeiffer
Marilyn Monroe ... Peggy
J. Carrol Naish ... Uncle Vince
Silvio Minciotti ... Papa D'Amato
Keith Andes ... Joe Doyle

Description: The bitter and cynical Mae Doyle returns to the fishing village where she was raised after deceptive loves and life in New York. She meets her brother, the fisherman Joe Doyle, and he lodges her in his home. Mae is courted by Jerry D'Amato, a good and naive man that owns the boat where Joe works, and he introduces his brutal friend Earl Pfeiffer, who works as theater's projectionist and is cheated by his wife. She does not like Earl and his jokes, but Jerry considers him his friend and they frequently see each other. Mae decides to accept the proposal of Jerry and they get married and one year later they have a baby girl. When the wife of Earl leaves him, he becomes depressed and Mae, who is bored with her loveless marriage, has an affair with him.

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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.71 GB, 2296 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 718x480 ~> 718x538 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 146/61 MB (main/commentary), 192/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/2 channels, 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR/VBR


Subtitles (English, Spanish, French closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Serbian) posters and screenshots included


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, with audio interview excerpts of director Fritz Lang. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, commentary on Track 2)

Murder by contract (1958) - little known film noir from director Irving Lerner, starring Vince Edwards and Caprice Toriel

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 81 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Irving Lerner
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051959/

Cast

Vince Edwards ... Claude
Phillip Pine ... Marc
Herschel Bernardi ... George
Caprice Toriel ... Billie Williams
Michael Granger ... Mr. Moon
Kathie Browne ... Mary - Secretary and Party Girl
Joseph Mell ... Harry - Hotel Room Waiter

Description: Claude is a young man with a regular job, no history of trouble with the law and no chance of making any real money. He also has the brains and emotional detachment to make the big bucks as a hit man, and that becomes his new job title. A string of successful hits gets him sent to Los Angeles for his latest job. There he is accompanied by two goons: one who is perpetually nervous and the other who quickly worships the young man as a hero. The cold, ruthless hit man finally becomes unglued when he finds out that his latest target is a woman. She's a witness, set to testify against his boss, and guarded day and night by the police. It's her femininity that worries Claude: women are unpredictable, they don't do what you expect. Claude eventually proves that he is the unpredictable one and his own worst enemy.

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http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=72955232217099238509


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.45 GB, 2579 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 718x460 ~> 851x460 (1.85:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 110 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Serbian) posters and screenshots included

Saturday, June 24, 2017

On dangerous ground (1951) - another film noir from director Nicholas Ray, starring Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 82 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Nichols Ray
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043879/

Cast

Ida Lupino ... Mary Malden
Robert Ryan ... Jim Wilson
Ward Bond ... Walter Brent
Charles Kemper ... Pop Daly
Anthony Ross ... Pete Santos
Ed Begley ... Capt. Brawley

Description: The lonely and tough Jim Wilson is an efficient detective that frequently uses excessive violence to resolve his cases and even his partners do not approve his behavior. While chasing two cop killers, he blows the bladder of another suspect during the interrogation to get the information to catch the assassins. He is warned by his chief Captain Brawley to cool off, and when he beats another suspect on the street, Brawley sends him "upstate to Siberia" in the cold Westham to calm down and help the locals in a murder case of a girl. When he arrives, he visits the family of the victim, whose father Walter Brent is decided to kill the murderer. They chase the man through the snow, and after a car accident, they reach the isolated house of Mary Malden, a blind woman that lives alone in the middle of nowhere with her brother Danny that has mental problem. Brent and Jim are lodged by Mary to spend the night, and Jim is affected by Mary in a process of humanization and redemption.

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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.74 GB, 3036 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 658x480 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 148
Audio : 150/42 MB (main/commentary), 256/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2/2 channels, 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR/VBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Czech) posters and screenshots included


Dual audio track information


This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by film historian Glenn Erickson. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, commentary on Track 2)

Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor AKA Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958) - second installment of biographical drama from director Sergei M. Eisenstein

Rating 7.6/10
Runtime: 85 min
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union
Directed by: Sergei M. Eisenstein
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051790/

Cast

Nikolay Cherkasov ... Czar Ivan IV
Serafima Birman ... Boyarina Efrosinia Staritskaya
Pavel Kadochnikov ... Vladimir Andreyevich Staritsky
Mikhail Zharov ... Czar's Guard Malyuta Skuratov
Amvrosi Buchma ... Czar's Guard Aleksei Basmanov
Vsevolod Pudovkin ... Nikolay the Fanatic (as V.I. Pudovkin)
Mikhail Kuznetsov ... Fyodor Basmanov
Aleksandr Mgebrov ... Novgorod's Archbishop Pimen
Andrei Abrikosov ... Archbishop Philip (formerly Fyodor Kolychev)
Vladimir Balashov ... Pyotr Volynets
Erik Pyryev ... Ivan IV as a boy
Mikhail Nazvanov ... Prince Andrei Kurbsky
Pavel Massalsky ... King Sigismund of Poland
Ada Vojtsik ... Elena Glinskaya, Ivan's Mother

Description: His wife dead from poisoning and his chief warrior, Kurbsky, defected to the Poles, Ivan is lonely as he pursues a unified Russia with no foreign occupiers. Needing friendship, he brings to court Kolychev, now Philip the monk, and makes him metropolitan bishop of Moscow. Philip, however, takes his cues from the boyars and tries to bend Ivan to the will of the church. Ivan faces down Philip and lets loose his private force, the Oprichniks, on the boyars. Led by the Tsar's aunt, Euphrosyne, the boyers plot to assassinate Ivan and enthrone her son, Vladimir. At a banquet, Ivan mockingly crowns Vladimir and sends him in royal robes into the cathedral where the assassin awaits.

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http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=18495301868137634874


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.08 GB, 1810 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704x470 ~> 704x528 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 128
Audio : 79 MB, 128 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Greek) posters and screenshots included