The Mystery of the Mary Celeste is a 1935 British mystery film directed by Denison Clift and starring Béla Lugosi, Shirley Grey and Arthur Margetson. It is one of the early films from Hammer Film Productions. It is based on the story of the Mary Celeste, a sailing ship that was found adrift and deserted in the Atlantic Ocean in 1872, and is an imagined explanation of the disappearance of the crew and passengers. The version released in the United States, under the title Phantom Ship, is about 18 minutes shorter than the original. It is believed that only the shortened version now survives.
At a fair in the village of Hostenwall, Dr. Caligari obtains a permit to set up his tent show featuring Cesare the 23 year-old Somnabulist who has slept for 23 years. Francis and his friend Alan visit the popular show and Alan asks Cesare in his trance-like state to tell him his future. Cesare predicts that he will die that night and when Alan is in fact found dead in the morning it seems to be just one of many such crimes recently. Frances is determined to find his friend’s killer, all the more so after Cesare tries to kidnap his fiancée. He follows him to an insane asylum but not all is as it seems.
Director: Robert Wiene Writers: Carl Mayer (story and screen play by), Hans Janowitz (story and screen play by) Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher
Titolo italiano: Il gabinetto del dottor Caligari Regia: Robert Wiene Anno: 1920 Durata: 76 minuti
A projectionist is studying to be a detective and is in love with a young lady. When he proposes her, his rival steals the chain watch of her father and incriminates him. The disappointed young projectionist returns to his job and while projecting the film, he dreams on being the detective of the story. Meanwhile, the girl finds the truth and acquits the guilty of the projectionist to her father.
Director: Buster Keaton Writers: Jean C. Havez (story) (as Jean Havez), Joseph A. Mitchell (story) (as Joe Mitchell) Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton
Titolo italiano: La palla n° 13 Regia: Buster Keaton Anno: 1924 Durata: 45 minuti
John Haloran has a fatal heart attack, but his wife Louise won’t get any of the inheritance when Lady Haloran dies if John is dead. Louise forges a letter from John to convince the rest of his family he’s been called to New York on important business, and goes to his Irish ancestral home, Castle Haloran, to meet the family and look for a way to ensure a cut of the loot. Seven years earlier John’s sister Kathleen was drowned in the pond, and the Halorans enact a morbid ritual in remembrance. Secrets shroud the sister’s demise, and soon the family and guests begin experiencing an attrition problem.
Director: Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola) Writers: Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola), Jack Hill (second unit writer) Stars: William Campbell, Luana Anders, Bart Patton
Titolo italiano: Terrore alla 13° Ora Regia: Francis Ford Coppola Anno: 1963 Durata: 75 minuti
Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.
Director: James Edward Grant Writer: James Edward Grant Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey
Titolo italiano: L’ultima conquista Regia: James Edward Grant Anno: 1947 Durata: 100 minuti Compralo: http://amzn.to/2g2psHn