Shiek Yousseff, poses as a friend of the French while secretly plotting to overthrow them. Apposing Yousseff are the Riffs, whose secret leader, The Red Shadow, is Paul Bonnard, a professor... See full summary »
H. Bruce Humberstone
When the famous singer Grace Collins got off the plane that had flown her a remote place in Northen Africa little did she know she would meet love and adventure there. If she came there, it... See full summary »
An American with a shady past joins with a morally-bankrupt Irishman to find treasure buried by Arabs in a deserted mosque in the Sahara. The situation becomes complicated when they are surrounded by bellicose Bedouin bandits.
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who,... See full summary »
Dying Joan Ames meets criminal Dan Hardesty on a luxury liner as he is being transported back to America by policeman Steve Burke to face execution. Joan and Dan fall in love, their fates unbeknownst to one another.
Updated (1940s style) version of operetta has disappeared from view...WHY?
For years I've been waiting for this Dennis Morgan-Irene Manning version of 'The Desert Song' (filmed in beautiful technicolor) to be released either to cable TV or VHS. When Turner Classic Movies offered a recap of his work, they failed to show 'The Desert Song'. It's one of his finest roles, giving him the chance to sing some of the great Romberg songs. The plot is updated to weave in the theme of Nazi menace. Morgan is a mild-mannered nightclub singer who is really the leader of the Riffs opposing Nazi plans to construct a new railroad in North Africa. The singer at the club is played by the lovely Irene Manning, a largely forgotten actress today who had a fine singing voice. Victor Francen, Bruce Cabot and Lynn Overman have the chief supporting roles. For copyright reasons unknown to me, this film has been withheld from public domain or any kind of release to video. A shame for it seemed quite a bit more convincing than the later remake with Kathryn Grayson and Gordon MacRae.
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