Lydia Garth meets Paul de Vandiere, a French nobleman, but their romance is plagued by Lydia's complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision. Paul leaves for France, promising to return ... See full summary »
In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As ... See full summary »
This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lt Commander Badger, RN. An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.
In a small town in the 1950's a repertory company meets on Monday morning to start rehearsing the following week's play. This is a ghastly thing written by the aunt of one of the theatre's ... See full summary »
A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950's weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty ... See full summary »
A long forgotten, rarely seen Columbia programmer was another Nazi role for John Carradine during the busy WW2 years, and while he gets top billing as the main villain the picture focuses on the hero played by Larry Parks, who parachutes into enemy territory to link up with the Allied underground. Jonathan Hale appears as the imprisoned King while other small roles feature familiar faces such as Charles Wagenheim and Trevor Bardette, with Osa Massen doing the female lead. The first of Carradine's Axis villains was Mr. Jones, the furtive stalker lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce on Walter Pidgeon in the excellent "Man Hunt" (1941). Perhaps his best was "Hitler's Madman" (1943) in which Carradine's Reinhardt Heydrich repudiates Hitler from his deathbed to superior Howard Freeman. "Reunion in France"(1942) was a vanity showcase for Joan Crawford, who aids a downed American flier played by John Wayne. A very low budget Monogram programmer in 1943 called "No Escape" (aka "I Escaped form the Gestapo") took place entirely in an amusement park run by Carradine, menacing Dean Jagger and Mary Brian (with a cameo from Spanky McFarland.) Another Poverty Row effort came from PRC, "Waterfront" (1944), with Carradine's Victor Marlow matching wits with his treacherous fellow Nazi agent J. Carrol Naish as they both attempt to recover a lost codebook (this was the final Nazi role of his career). On the horror side,let's not forget his star turn in 1943's "Revenge of the Zombies," in which he gave a strangely low-key performance as Dr. Max Von Altermann, who spends his time in the bayou swamps of Louisiana breeding zombies for the Axis cause. "The Black Parachute" is strictly routine, somewhat plodding, but at least JC doesn't get killed at the end.
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