The inn's service is rude, even quarrelsome. Is this any way to treat a guest who is the most respected Shakespearean of his day? It is if you're part of a theatrical group posing as innkeepers and trying to give the renowned but pompous David Garrick his comeuppance. Garrick, however, is aware of the ruse. And he's convinced that the young, recently arrived countess who seems to be falling in love with him is the worst actress of the bunch. But that's where the great one goes wrong: She's not part of the troupe at all.
Classic screen version of H.G. Wells' tale of a scientist driven insane by his discovery of an invisibility serum. Great screen debut by Rains!
The story of James Whale, the director of Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein, in the time period following the Korean War. Whale is homosexual and develops a friendship with his gardener, an ex-Marine. Oscar winner.
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The story of Louis XIV of France and his attempts to keep his identical twin brother Philippe imprisoned away from sight and knowledge of the public.
Tough district attorney Jim Stowell (William) believes every murderer deserves to be sentenced to death, regardless of circumstances. He prosecutes elderly Professor Shaw MacAllen (Morgan) in the murder of his wife, who was killed in a fit of jealous rage, and wins the death penalty. However, Jim discovers fierce jealousy himself when family friend Phil (Lunigan) pays too much attention to his neglected wife Lucy (Patrick). In the coming days, Shaw's rage and jealousy grows over Lucy and Phil's innocent friendship, leading to thoughts of killing his wife and friend. Jim almost murders Lucy, but stops at the last moment, coming to understand Professor MacAllen's motivation for murder, having experienced it himself. He then tries to stop the execution.
An airplane cracks up during a storm and crash-lands on an uncharted South Sea island. The pilots are killed, but all nine passengers survive unscathed, including runaway bride Anne Wesson (Madge Evans), fugitive criminal Robert Malone (Bruce Cabot), blonde strumpet Iris Compton (Marion Martin), crooked senator Corey (Gene Lockhart), "radical" heiress Thelma Chase (Charlotte Wynters), munitions salesmen Jessup (Don Barry) and Brand (Morgan Conway), and cheerful Chinese cook Ping (Willie Fung). Forced to fend for themselves, the marooned passengers are helped along by resident beachcomber Jim Taylor (John Boles), a convicted murderer who has escaped to the island to "find himself". What he finds, of course, is romance in the form of Anne Wesson. Intriguing and entertaining.
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