Unforgotten Crime (1942)



Stars Dennis O'Keefe, Ruth Terry and Gloria Dickson.

An advertising man, who sponsors a radio program based on the exploits of an old time safe cracker decides to promote a competition to find the real safe cracker, Jimmy Valentine. Valentine is tracked to a small town, but which of the respectable elderly residents is the former criminal?

Re-release version of the 1942 Republic programmer "The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine". Originally a 72 min feature it was condensed to 53 Minutes for re-release in the early 50s. Neither the original version or the edit (both containing 1942 copyright notices) were renewed and entered the public domain in 1970.

The House I Live In (1945)



Frank Sinatra teaches some young boys a lesson about tolerance.

The Great Train Robbery (1903)


The Great Train Robbery (1903) by TheVideoCellar

Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences. It was directed by Edwin S Porter and stars Justus D. Barnes as the head bandit, G. M. Anderson as a slain passenger and a robber, Walter Cameron as the sheriff.

A Christmas Carol (1910)



Originally released Christmas 1910, this Edison production features Charles Ogle (Frankenstein) as Bob Cratchet.

The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1949)



Originally created as a pilot for a series of Holmes films this became a one off episode for the Lucky Strike sponsored "Your Show Time" series. It was originally aired on 25 March 1949 (Season 1 Episode 10)

The Case of The Screaming Bishop (1944)



A 1944 Columbia Phantasy cartoon parodying Sherlock Holmes. Originally released in Black and White.

Hairlock Combs and his assitant Gotsome, of 223 Baker St, attempt to solve the mystery of a disappearing dinosaur skeleton.

The Phantom Fiend AKA The Lodger (1932)



The first talking remake of the 1927 Alfred Hitchcock classic, The Lodger. Stars Ivor Novello in the role of the lodger and an early appearance by Jack Hawkins. Produced by Julius Hagen and directed by Maurice Elvey

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Copper Beeches (1912)



Georges Treville appeared as Sherlock Holmes in a number of short features in 1912. His series of films was the first officially authorised series of Holmes Films, produced under the supervision of Conan Doyle himself. This is the 8th and final episode it is also the only episode that survives. The series comprised the following films, all directed by Adrien Caillard and produced by Eclair.

1. Le ruban moucheté/The Speckled Band
2. Flamme d’argent/The Silver Blaze
3. The Beryl Coronet
4. The Musgrave Ritual
5. The Reigate Squires
6. The Stolen Papers
7. Le mystère de Val Boscombe/The Mystery of Boscombe Valey
8. The Copper Beeches

Ecalir also produced a feature, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 1911, which is also lost.

Slick Sleuths (1926)



Mutt and Jeff play Sherlock Holmes style detectives on the trail of the mysterious "Phantom". Originally release in 1926, this film was hand coloured by the director in the early 1930s and re-released. Avery early example of colourisaton

The Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge? (1930)




Sherlock Holmes parody made with marionettes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle



A 1927 Fox newsreal interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism.

Sherlock Holmes - The Sleeping Cardinal (1931)




This rare Sherlock Holmes film was released at the same time as the Raymond Massey picture "The Speckled Band". The story is partly based on two Conan Doyle short stories: "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House".

Sceptical about the potential success of the film, the producers sold the rights to the film to "First Division Pictures" for 800 pounds. The film was released in July 1931 under the title "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour". It was very successful, running for over a month on Broadway, which was unprecidented for a British produced programmer.

Reviews hailed the film for "bringing the real Sherlock Holmes to the screen." This prompted 4 more movies in the series The Missing Rembrandt (still considered lost), The Sign of Four, The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes and The Silver Blaze/Murder at the Baskervilles.

This film was deemed lost when the only known print went missing after being shown at a Sherlock Holmes Society reception for Arthur Wontner in 1955. The version presented here is pieced together from two separate prints to create the longest and best quality version of the film. There are noticable differences between the two prints. The lesser quality print is only used to fill in minor sections that were missing or incomplete in the better quality version. It has the US title "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour" on screen. The quality is still not optimal, but it is a major improvement from the versions previously available.

The Penalty (1920)



Lon Chaney plays Blizzard, a deranged psychopath scarred by the childhood operation where a young doctor mistakingly amputated both of his legs. Hellbent on revenge Blizzard becomes a master criminal. This is one of Lon Chaney's most famous non-horror roles.

This is copied from video mastered off a well worn home movie print.

The Shock (1923)



Lon Chaney plays a wheelchair bound master criminal.

The Trap (1922)





After his mine is stolen a miner becomes obseessed with plotting revenge against the man who stole his mine.

Starring: Lon Chaney

Sam's Song (1969)



The original 1969 version of the film that was re-edited with new scenes in 1979 as "The Swap" and released again in 1989 as "Line of Fire".

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Serial 1921)

Three of the surviving episodes of the 1921 silent serial "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" starring Eille Norwood as Sherlock Holmes.

The Man With The Twisted Lip


The Dying Detective


The Devil's Foot

Alice in Wonderland (1903)



Cecil Hepworth's 1903 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland

The Torch (1950)



Paulette Goddard and Pedro Armendariz star in this story about a revolutionary who takes over a small Mexican town. The townspeople begin to argue about whether to resist him or join him.

This is a Spanish print of a US/Mexican Co-production. The dialogue is in English the titles and subtitles are in Spanish.

King Kong trailers

A collection of Kong related trailers

King Kong


Son of Kong


Mighty Joe Young


Konga

The Rats of Tobruk - trailer



Original US trailer for the Australian WWII classic.

Convicted (1931)



Tony Blair (Richard Tucker), a broadway producer, is murdered on a ship bound for California. Claire Norville (Aileen Pringle) is accused of the murder, but when another murder accurs, Claire is cleared in a twist that explains both murders.

An early talky mystery directed by prolific B-director Christy Cabanne.

Originally released in November 1931

Topper - Henrietta Sells the House (TV 1953)



Rare original network print of a Topper episode. Contains original sponsor opening and closing credits and original commercials.

The Taming of the Shrew - Featurette



Featurette featuring a short conversation between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and footage from the Royal Gall opening for the film.

Prince of Terror - Dracula AD 1972 - Featurette (1972)



Featurette for the 1972 Hammer Films production "Dracula AD 1972". Features behind the scenes footage and an interview with Christopher Lee

PSYCHO - Featurette (1960)



Alfred Hitchcock presents a featurette about PSYCHO

Sherlock Holmes Trailers

A collection of theatrical trailers for the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce "Sherlock Holmes" films.



Spider Woman
Pearl of Death
House of Fear
Scarlet Claw
Terror By Night
Dressed To Kill

Trailers play one after the other in the video





Moonbird



Two boys leave their home at night to veture around and encounter the Moonbird.

This film won the 1959 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Animation)

The Huffless, Puffless Dragon (1972)



Animated anti-smoking campaign created for the American Cancer Society.

The Hole (1962)



This award winning animation accompanies improvised dialogue between Dizzy Gillespie and George Matthews, who play construction workers having a conversation during work. Their conversation turns to the threat of nuclear disaster and the potential for that to be cause by a technical mistake.

This film won the 1962 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoon)

Sherlock Holmes - The Man Who Disappeared (Failed TVPilot 1951)



Failed pilot for a proposed British Sherlock Holmes series starring John Longdon (Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and "The Skin Game") as Sherlock Holmes. Campbell Singer plays Dr Watson and the episode also features Walter Gotell (70s and 80s Bond pictures) as Luzatto.

The story is based on the canonical adventure "The Man With The Twisted Lip".

Die Sister, Die! (1972)



Edward (Jack Ging) has a slightly nutty sister, Amanda (Edith Atwater). He employs a nurse, Esther (Antoinette Bower), to look after Amanda. Weirdness ensues.

The Sea Lion (1921)



1921 Silent film starring and produced by Hobart Bosworth.

This film was directed by Rowland V Lee and tells the story of a bitter sea captain angry with the world because his wife left him.

The film also stars Emory Johnson and Bessie Love.

Copied from 8mm so it is very grainy and murky.

I Drink Your Blood - I Eat Your Skin DOUBLE FEATURE TRAILER



Original theatircal trailer for legendary 1970 Grindhouse/Drive-in Horror Double "I Drink Your Blood" and "I Eat Your Skin"

Climax - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (TV 1955)



Classic Season 1 Episode of CBS's live CLIMAX! drama program. This is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Hosted by Bill Lundigan, this episode was originally aired on 28 July 1955 (Season 1 Episode 34). The story was adapted for television by Gore Vidal.

This is a complete kinoscope recording. All advertisments, studio ids, ad-caps, etc are present. This is the full 60 mins program, not the edited 45 minute video version. This recording has been mastered from a VHS dupe. Some minor cropping has been undertaken to remove tracking issues that were present on the image.

Frankenstein (1910)



The first film adaptation of the often filmed Mary Shelley story. This film was originally released on March 18 1910.

From the Edison Kinetogram:
Frankenstein, a young student, is seen bidding his sweetheart and father goodbye, as he is leaving home to enter a college in order to study the sciences. Shortly after his arrival at college he becomes absorbed in the mysteries of life and death to the extent of forgetting practically everything else.

His great ambition is to create a human being, and finally one night his dream is realized. He is convinced that he has found a way to create a most perfect human being that the world has ever seen. We see his experiment commence and the development of it. To Frankenstein's horror, instead of creating a marvel of physical beauty and grace, there is unfolded before his eyes and before the audience an awful, ghastly, abhorrent monster. As he realizes what he has done Frankenstein rushes from the room, only to have the misshapen monster peer at him through the curtains of his bed. He falls fainting to the floor, where he is found by his servant, who revives him.

After a few weeks' illness, he returns home, a broken, weary man, but under the loving care of father and sweetheart he regains his health and strength and begins to take a less morbid view of life. In other words, the story of the film brings out the fact that the creation of the monster was only possible because Frankenstein had allowed his normal mind to be overcome by evil and unnatural thoughts. His marriage is soon to take place. But one evening, while sitting in his library, he chances to glance in the mirror before him and sees the reflection of the monster which has just opened the door of his room. All the terror of the past comes over him and, fearing lest his sweetheart should learn the truth, he bids the monster conceal himself behind the curtain while he hurriedly induces his sweetheart, who then comes in, to stay only a moment. The monster, who is following his creator with the devotion of a dog, is insanely jealous of anyone else. He snatches from Frankenstein's coat the rose which his sweetheart has given him, and in the struggle throws Frankenstein to the floor, here the monster looks up and for the first time confronts his own reflection in the mirror. Appalled and horrified at his own image he flees in terror from the room. Not being able, however to live apart from his creator, he again comes to the house on the wedding night and, searching for the cause of his jealousy, goes into the bride's room. Frankenstein coming into the main room hears a shriek of terror, which is followed a moment after by his bride rushing in and falling in a faint at his feet. The monster then enters and after overpowering Frankenstein's feeble efforts by a slight exercise of his gigantic strength leaves the house.

When Frankenstein's love for his bride shall have attained full strength and freedom from impurity it will have such an effect upon his mind that the monster cannot exist. The monster, broken down by his unsuccessful attempts to be with his creator, enters the room, stands before a large mirror and holds out his arms entreatingly. Gradually, the real monster fades away, leaving only the image in the mirror. A moment later Frankenstein himself enters. As he stands directly before the mirror he see's the image of the monster reflected instead of his own. Gradually, however, under the effect of love and his better nature, the monster's image fades and Frankenstein sees himself in his young manhood in the mirror. His bride joins him, and the film ends with their embrace, Frankenstein's mind now being relieved of the awful horror and weight it has been laboring under for so long.

I'm A Fool (GE Theater TV)



James Dean, Natalie Wood and Eddie Albert star in this live TV play. Hosted by Ronald Reagan.

The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler



Westbrook Van Vorhees narrates this 1958 television documentary about the nazi regime.

Here, I Grew Up



Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen talks about the places where Abraham Lincoln lived during his formative years.

What Price Iwo?



WWII Pacific War documentary

To The Shores of Iwo Jima



Technicolor WWII documentary