Basil Rathbone SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON (1943)



****Rare Early Television Print**** See the movie exactly as people saw it when it premiered on TV in the early 1950s.

Holmes and Watson endeavour to resue the kidnapped inventor of a new bomb sight and to secure the weapon for use against the enemy during World War II.

Starring - Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, William Post Jr, Holmes Herbert, Kaaren Verne, Dennis Hoey, Mary Gordon
Directed by Roy William Neill

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in DRESSED TO KILL (1946)



****Rare Early Television Print**** See the movie exactly as people saw it when it premiered on TV in the early 1950s.

The key to the hiding place of the stolen bank-note printing plates is held in the tunes played by a few plain music boxes. A criminal gang will stop at nothing to retrieve the plates. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson follow the trail of the music boxes and the criminal gang led by the femme fatale Hilda Courtney and Colonel Cavanaugh.

Starring - Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morrison, Holmes Herbert, Mary Gordon
Directed by Roy William Neill

Boris Karloff in DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME (1947)



Borris Karloff plays "Gruesome" an evil criminal who robs banks using a gas that freezes unsuspecting witnesses. Dick Tracy (Ralph Byrd) and the team try to foil his plans.

Directed by John Rawlins.

Morgan Conway in DICK TRACY MEETS CUEBALL (1946)



When a set of diamonds are stolen and the thief is strangled by notorious con "Cueball" before he can fence them, Tess volunteers to pose as a buyer to get the diamonds back. When Tess goes missing, the race is on for Dick Tracy to catch Cueball and save Tess.

Directed by Gordon Douglas

Bob Hope in GOING SPANISH (1934)



On a South American trip with his fiance and her mother, Bob runs in to all sorts of trouble when he arrived in a place called Los Pochos Eggos where the are celebrating and odd festival.

Lon Chaney Jr in SCREAM IN THE NIGHT (1935)



In this crime thriller, Chaney plays a colonial police officer who infiltrates a criminal gang in order to find stolen jewels.

The Range Busters in HAUNTED RANCH (1942)



The Range Busters and Rance are both after the same gold. Rance and his gang pretend to be ghosts in order the scare the Range Busters away from the treasure. This is the 20th in the series of Range Busters movie.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1915)



W W Young's 1915 film of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". Starring Viola Savoy as Alice. Produced by The American Film Manufacturing Company (Flying A Studios) and released on 19 January 1915.

Mutt and Jeff in 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 in the early 1930s and re-released.

This movie is part of The Video Cellar Collection
Director: Charles R. Bowers, Bud Fisher
Producer: Charles R. Bowers, Bud Fisher
Production Company: Bud Fisher Film Corporation
Audio/Visual: sound, color

The Screaming Skull (1958) WIDESCREEN



A widower and his new wife move into his former home. The house has been looked after by a mysterious gardener. The new wife starts to see and hear wierd things and thinks she might be going mad.

LA CUCARACHA (1934)



A "Melody Drama Of Dazzling Splendor In Technicolor"

This is an early technicolor test film made by Pioneer Pictures. The film tells the story of a theatre owner who goes to a local cafe to see and audition its famous band and dancers.

The Stolen Jools (1931)



The Stolen Jools (released in the UK as "The Slippery Pearls") was an all star comedy made in aid of TB relief. It was a public relations film sponsored by a tobacco company to help fund the work of a respiratory deseases clinic.

CAST
At the Police Station: Wallace Beery, Buster Keaton, Jack Hill, J. Farrell MacDonald, Edward G. Robinson, George E. Stone
The Law: Eddie Kane, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
At the Victim’s House: Our Gang (Farina, Stymie, Chubby, Mary Ann Jackson, Shirley Jean Rickert, Echo, Wheezer, Pete the Pup), Polly Moran, Norma Shearer, Hedda Hopper
Tete-a-Tete: Joan Crawford, William Haines
On the Porch Swing: Dorothy Lee
At Breakfast, Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, El Brendel
In the Hotel: Charlie Murray, George Sidney, Winnie Lightner,Fifi D'Orsay, Warner Baxter, Irene Dunne
At Lunch :Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey
In the Movie Studio: Richard Dix, Claudia Dell, Lowell Sherman
The Newsmen: Eugene Pallette, Stuart Erwin, Skeets Gallagher, Gary Cooper, Wynne Gibson, Buddy Rogers
The Detective: Maurice Chevalier
Under the Tree: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Loretta Young, Richard Barthelmess, Charles Butterworth
Couples at Home: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon, Barbara Stanwyck and Frank Fay
In a Movie Scene: Jack Oakie and Fay Wray
Projectionist: George "Gabby" Hayes
The Midget: Little Billy Rhodes
AND
Mitzi Green solves the mystery.

Arthur Wontner SHERLOCK HOLMES' FATAL HOUR (1931)



Also known as "The Sleeping Cardinal"

This film was produced for the US company, First Division Pictures and became one of the most successfull Sherlock Holmes pictures of the 1930s. After a screening in 1955 the film was lost and wasn't seen again for nearly 50 years.

Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of a murder society playboy in this early adaptation of the short story "The Empty House"

Arthur Wontner is Sherlock Holmes, Ian Fleming is Dr Watson. The film is directed by Leslie Hiscott and produced by Julius Hagan.

Original film is in the public domain.
New Digital restoration and transfer Copyright © 2010 The Video Cellar.

Mack Sennett's GHOST PARADE (1931)



In this parody of the early "Old House" mysteries, Mr Martin and the residents of his manor are confronted by strange ghostly happenings, which may or may not be caused by Martin's uncle who was killed in the Civil war.

Douglas Fairbanks in THE MYSTERY OF THE LEAPING FISH (1916)



Fairbank's classic Sherlock Holmes parody. Written by Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks, London After Midnight) and directed by John Emmerson

SHERLOCK HOLMES BAFFLED



The very first Sherlock Holmes film. About a minute long, this features Holmes confused by a disappearing bandit.

The Bat (1926) The Original Classic


The movie that inspired the creation of Batman. The inhabitants of an old dark house are terrorised by a notorious criminal who appears from the shadows dressed as a bat.

This original silent Roland West production was remade a number of times, including the 1930 Widescreen pioneer "The Bat Whispers", starring Chester Morris, and the 1950s version of "The Bat" with Vincent Price.

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Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) FULL MOVIE



The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without Baum's direct input. It was created to fulfill a contractual obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been derived. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not appear in the musical.

This movie is part of The Video Cellar Collection
Director: Otis Turner
Producer: William Selig
Production Company: Selig Polyscope Company
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black and White

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His Majesty The Scarecrow Of Oz (1914)



Classic entry into L Frank Baum's silent Wizard of Oz Series.

Cast
Violet MacMillan...Dorothy
Frank Moore...The Scarecrow
Pierre Couderc...The Tin Woodman
Fred Woodward...The Cowardly Lion
Raymond Russell...King Krewl
Arthur Smollet...Googly-Goo
J. Charles Haydon...The Wizard of Oz
Todd Wright...Pon
Vivian Reed...Princess Gloria
Mai Wells...Old Mombi
Mildred Harris...Button-Bright

Directed by
J. Farrell McDonald

Written and Produced By
L Frank Baum

The Patchwork Girl Of Oz (1914)


L Frank Baum's film of his fairy tale "The Patchwork Girl of Oz." A munchkin boy must travel around oz in order to find the antidote to a potion.

Violet MacMillan...Ojo
Frank Moore...Unc Nunkie
Raymond Russell...Dr. Pipt
Leontine Dranet...Margolotte
Bobbie Gould...Jesseva
Marie Wayne...Jinjur
Dick Rosson...Danx
Frank Bristol...Omby Amby
Fred Woodward...The Woozy, a Quaintness
Todd Wright...The Wizard of Oz
Herbert Glennon...The Scarecrow
Hal Roach...The Cowardly Lion & Tottenhot
Andy Anderson...The Hungry Tiger
Jessie May Walsh...Ozma of Oz
William Cook...The Royal Chamberlain

Produced by
L Frank Baum

Directed by
J Farrell MacDonald

The Magic Cloak Of Oz (1914)



The Magic Cloak of Oz is a 1914 film directed by J. Farrell MacDonald. It was written by L. Frank Baum and produced by Baum and composer Louis F. Gottschalk. The film is an adaptation of Baum's novel, Queen Zixi of Ix.

Kansas Pacific (1953) CLASSIC WESTERN in Color



Around the time of the Civil War, sabotage threatens the completion of a vital rail link.

In full original Cinecolor.

Stars Sterling Hayden, Barton Maclane and Eve Miller
Directed by Ray Nazaro, Written by Daniel B Ullman

Produced by Allied Artists (1953, Public Domain)

Frank Sinatra in SUDDENLY (1954) Rare WIDESCREEN version



In a town called Suddenly, a team of gangsters with the contract to assassinate the President take over a small hilltop house, holding a widow and her son hostage.

Frank Sinatra gives one of his best performances as the lead gunman. Also stars Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, and Nancy Gates.

Written by Richard Sale. Music by David Raksin.
Produced by Richard Bassler. Directed by Lewis Allen.

Tales of Frankenstein



Originally made as a pilot for a US TV seres co-production between Hammer Films and Screen Gems, this was later broadcast as part of a number of other anthology series. It stars Anton Diffring as Baron Frankenstein.

The film uses a lot of recognisable stock footage from classic Univesal films, like Dracula's brides and the narrator from the Inner Sanctum movies.