Samson and Delilah
Samson and Delilah: Though his people, the Israelites, are enslaved by the Philistines, Samson, strongest man of the tribe of Dan, falls in love with the Philistine Semadar, whom he wins by virtue of a contest of strength. But Semadar betrays him, and Samson engages in a fight with her real love, Ahtur, and his soldiers. Semadar is killed, and her sister Delilah, who had loved Samson in silence, now vows vengeance against him. She plans to seduce Samson into revealing the secret of his strength and then to betray him to the Philistine leader, the Saran.
Storm Warning: En route to a job, New York based model Marsha Mitchell decides to stop for less than 24 hours in the southern American town of Rock Point to visit her sister, Lucy Rice, who she has not seen in two years, and meet Lucys husband, Hank Rice, for the first time. Upon arriving in Rock Point, Marsha witnesses a Ku Klux Klan slaying of who she would later learn is Walter Adams, an out of town reporter who was going to write an exposť on the Klan. Marsha even saw two of the mens faces after they removed their hoods, but they didnt see Marsha. Upon later arriving at Lucys house, Marsha is shocked to see that Hank was one of the Klansmen committing the murder, he being a Klansman of which Lucy is unaware. Marsha decides to confront Hank and Lucy about what she saw. Meanwhile, county prosecutor Burt Rainey knows that the Klan committed the murder, everyone in town is aware that the Klan committed the murder, but Rainey knows that no one will come forward to implicate the Klan for what they see is the good of the town. He is also aware that Marsha would have been in the area when the murder was committed and wants to talk to her and hope that being an outsider will allow her to speak freely if she did indeed see anything. Marsha has to decide what to say to Rainey specifically taking into account how best to protect her and Lucys welfare, which includes the fact that Lucy is pregnant with Hanks baby.
Branded : Twenty-five years ago the Lavery baby was kidnapped. Bad guy Leffingwell gets Choya to impersonate the son to gain the Lavery estate. When he finally fesses up to his sister Ruth she is furious. To redeem himself he sets out to find the real son.
Fort Worth: An ex-gunfighter who now runs his small towns newspaper fears that he might have to take up his guns again when a gang of outlaws rides into town, intent on taking over.
Jim Thorpe -- All-American
Jim Thorpe -- All-American: The triumph and tragedy of Native Anerican Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
Kansas Raiders: Audie Murphy plays a young Jesse James falling under the Svengali-like spell of the outlaw William Quantrill, played by Brian Donlevy. Jesse and his youthful gang join the rebels to avenge the death of his parents only to become disillusioned with the senseless violence and looting of innocent civilians. Goaded by Quantrills girl to leave, Jesse vacillates until the Yankess close in. Quantrill forces Jesse to leave and faces the Yankess gunfire alone. Jesse rides off with his gang and the rest is history.
The Miracle of the Bells
The Miracle of the Bells: Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public interest, and to get the reluctant studio head to release the film, he asks all the local churches to ring their bells for three days.
Force of Evil
Force of Evil: Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.
Up in Central Park
Up in Central Park: A newspaper reporter and the daughter of an immigrant maintenance man help expose political corruption in New York City.
Its a Joke Son
Its a Joke Son: The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his Allens Alley resident-character heard on Fred Allens radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- its a joke, son---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wifes opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machines henchies abduct him.
The Lady from Shanghai
The Lady from Shanghai: Michael OHara, against his better judgement, hires on as a crew member of Arthur Bannisters yacht, sailing to San Francisco. They pick up Grisby, Bannisters law partner, en route. Bannister has a wife, Rosalie, who seems to like Michael much better than she likes her husband. After they dock in Sausalito, Michael goes along with Grisbys weird plan to fake his (Grisbys) murder so he can disappear untailed. He wants the $5000 Grisby has offered, so he can run off with Rosalie. But Grisby turns up actually murdered, and Michael gets blamed for it. Somebody set him up, but it is not clear who or how. Bannister (the actual murderer?) defends Michael in court.
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap: This Western spoof stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as Duke Egan and Chester Wooley. The story is based on an actual law from the old West. When Duke is accused of killing a man in the small western town of Wagon Gap, he is required to take care of the dead mans wife. Stepping up to the task, Duke takes on Widow Hawkins (Marjorie Main), and her seven children.
Hoppy Serves a Writ
Hoppy Serves a Writ : Posing as a cattle buyer, Hoppy crosses over into Oklahoma where the Jordan brothers and their outlaw gang operate outside the law. After receiving an unfriendly reception when he finds them, he, California, and Johnny rustle their cattle and drive across the river into Texas. He hopes they will cross over to retrieve their cattle and then he can arrest them.
King of the Cowboys
King of the Cowboys: The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurices mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail.
Cattle Stampede: Billy the Kid (Buster Crabbe) and Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) are on their way out of Arizona being chased by some riders who hope to cash in on the reward money for their capture. They are warned in time by Ed Dawson (Hansel Warner), but Ed is wounded in the getaway. They get a doctor (John Elliott) to attend to Ed. The latter tells them there is a range war in progress across the border and that he is looking for men to help make a cattle drive to the rail junction. Agreeing to help, they head for the Dawson ranch and run across a Dawson man who has been killed from ambush. Mary Dawson (Frances Gladwin), Eds sister, thinks they did it but they convince her of their innocence. The news of the killing causes ranch foreman Brandon (Charles King), secretly working for the rustlers, to try and get the rest of the Dawson hands to quit, but Billy intercedes and agrees to take the cattle through for Sam Dawson (Ed Cassidy). Brandon and Coulter (Glenn Strange) have their henchmen stampede the cattle on the drive and Elkins (Frank Ellis), one of Coulters men, meets with Billy after the stampede and suggests his boss will buy up what cattle are left. Fuzzy also meets a couple of ranchers who have had the same proposition made to them. Coulter later recognizes Billy as the wanted Billy the Kid, and makes an offer for them to work together. Billy sees this as a way to smash the gang and agrees, provided he gets a cut of the Dawson herd. Billy and Fuzzy hold up a stage to keep the cattle money out of the hands of the Coulter gang, but Coulter, realizing he has been double-crossed, kidnaps Mary.
The Adventures of Smilin Jack
The Adventures of Smilin Jack: Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon.
The Kid Rides Again
The Kid Rides Again: Billy breaks jail in Texas and travels to Sundown at the request of his friend Fuzzy. There he runs into Mort Slade who is after a mortgage held by banker Ainsley. Slades men rob the bank and then incite a run on the bank knowing Ainsley does not have enough money.
The Major and the Minor
The Major and the Minor : New York working girl Susan Applegate is desperate to go home to Iowa but does not have the railway fare so she disguises herself as a child to ride half fare. Enroute she meets Philip Kirby, an Army major teaching at a military school.
The Glass Key
The Glass Key: During the campaign for reelection, the crooked politician Paul Madvig decides to clean up his past, refusing the support of the gangster Nick Varna and associating to the respectable reformist politician Ralph Henry. When Ralphs son, Taylor Henry, a gambler and the lover of Pauls sister Opal, is murdered, Pauls right arm, Ed Beaumont, finds his body on the street. Nick uses the financial situation of The Observer to force the publisher Clyde Matthews to use the newspaper to raise the suspicion that Paul Madvig might have killed Taylor.
Reap the Wild Wind
Reap the Wild Wind: Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships cargos has become a lucrative business for two companies -- one headed by a feisty young woman. Then she falls in love with the captain of a wrecked ship while he recuperates at her home. She travels to Charleston and is charming to the man most likely to be head of the captains company, thinking she will be able to get the captain the position he wants on the companys first steam ship.
Sunset Serenade: Bad guys plot to trick a newly arrived Eastern girl out of a ranch which belongs to her infant ward. Roy, of course, saves the ranch for the girl. Songs include Im Headins for the Home Corral, Hes a No Good Son of a Gun, Sandman Lullaby, Song of the San Joaquin, and Im a Cowboy Rockefeller.
Black Dragons: A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically... more
Ride Em Cowboy
Ride Em Cowboy: Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west... more
The Pride of the Yankees
The Pride of the Yankees : Biopic traces the life of Lou Gehrig, famous baseball player who played in 2130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is followed from his childhood in New York until his famous Luckiest Man speech at his farewell day in 1939.
Underground Rustlers: Gold stages are being held up in the far west at a time when the U.S. government needs bullion, just before the famed Black Friday attempt to corner the gold market. The government sends the Range Busters, Crash Corrigan, Dusty King and Alibi Terhune, to Gold Butte, an important bullion dispensing center, to put an end to the stage robberies.