DRAMA TRAILERS


  

Cast: Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller, Herbert Rawlinson, Steve Reeves
Running Time: 1 mins.
Vault: TRAILERS

Director Ed Wood's classic film noir schlock fest -- Vic Brady draws young Don Gregor into a life of crime -- He then blackmails Gregor's plastic surgeon father into fixing up his face so he can evade the cops. This is Steve "Hercules" Reeves' first speaking part.


  

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price
Running Time: 3 mins.
Vault: TRAILERS

Detective Mark McPherson investigates the killing of Laura, found dead on her apartment floor before the movie starts. McPherson builds a mental picture of the dead girl from the suspects whom he interviews. He is helped by the striking painting of the late lamented Laura hanging on her apartment wall. But who would have wanted to kill a girl with whom every man she met seemed to fall in love? To make matters worse, McPherson finds himself falling under her spell too. Then one night, halfway through his investigations, something seriously bizarre happens to make him re-think the whole case.


  

Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr
Running Time: 3 mins.
Vault: TRAILERS

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbours. He begins to suspect that the man opposite may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his society model girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his nurse Stella to investigate.


  

Cast: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey
Running Time: 2 mins.
Vault: TRAILERS

Charlie Oackley is the "Merry Widow Murderer", an evil strangler who seduces and kills rich widows. In order to be safe from the police he is going to his sister Emma who lives with her husband, Joseph Newton and her daughter Charlie. A detective is on the killer's track and arrives at the Newton's too, but before he can discover the truth, one of the suspected murderers dies in an accident and the police considers the case solved. Charles seems to be safe, but Charlie suspects him.


  

Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim
Running Time: 3 mins.
Vault: TRAILERS

Joe Gillis, bankrupt screenwriter, hides from car repossessors in the garage of a deserted-looking mansion which proves to be the grotesque home of Norma Desmond, retired silent screen star. Joe takes refuge there, with a nominal job of rewriting Norma's hopeless 'comeback' screenplay. Weeks pass; feeling more and more like a kept man, Joe grasps at reality in the form of a clandestine friendship with script reader Betty Schaefer, but it's too late...


  

Cast: June Kenney, Fay Spain, John Brinkley, Colette Jackson
Running Time: 2 mins.
Vault: TRAILERS

The Teenage Doll in this Roger Corman-directed "J. D." opus is a little number named Barbara (June Kenney). Basically a good girl, she falls into bad company when she impulsively decides to rebel against her parents. It isn't long before Barbara accidentally kills her tough-babe romantic rival (Barboura Morris), whereupon she is pursued all over town by femme gang leader Hel (Fay Spain) and her henchgirls (Barbara Wilson, Ziva Rodann). Barbara runs to her punk boy friend Eddie (John Brinkley) for protection, setting the stage for a climactic rumble. And remembers, kids: This could happen to you, so keep your record clean and stay home nights!


  

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet
Running Time: 3 mins.
Vault: TRAILERS

Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed whilst tailing a man. The girl who asked him to follow the man turns out not to be who she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the `Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind.


  

Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly
Running Time: 2 mins.
Vault: TRAILERS

For a moment he forgets he's a thief--and she forgets she's a lady! John Robie is a one-time cat burglar, now reformed and living a blameless life in a plush villa. When a fresh set of burglaries rocks the Riviera all bearing the hallmark of Robie's own robberies, he is the natural suspect. Robie sets out to catch the new burglar himself, mainly to prove his innocence. He is aided by an American heiress, who initially is convinced that he is actually guilty. The title of the movie is derived from the proverb "Takes a thief to catch a thief."

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