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BULLDOG DRUMMOND COLLECTION
Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond was the creation of writer Herman C. McNeil. Drummond was an British ex-army officer who had a restless nature and lived an adventuresome life solving mysteries with his long time companion "Algy". There was usually a girl or two who try to tie him down with a wedding ring but somehow Drummond usually escapes the gallows of the last mile of matrimony. One of the most prolific series of Drummond adventures was made in the mid-to-late 30's. This collection comprises 8 features.

BULLDOG DRUMMOND ESCAPES
Starring Ray Milland, Guy Standing, Heather Angel, Porter Hall, Reginald Denny, E.E. Clive, Fay Holden, Clyde Cook and Walter Kingsford.
Paramount's "Bulldog Drummond" series got off to a start with 1937's "Bulldog Drummond Escapes". Up-and-coming Ray Milland stars as soldier-of-fortune Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, who on this occasion comes to the aid of pretty heiress Phyllis Clavering, played by Heather Angel. The heroine is being held against her will by scheming "family friend" Merridew (Porter Hall), who hopes to get his mitts on her inheritance. With the help of his silly friend Algy (Reginald Denny) and Scotland Yard inspector Nielsen, played here by Sir Guy Standing, Drummond manages to rescue Phyllis several times -- and, reciprocally, is rescued by her on one occasion.
Portions of this description courtesy of Hal Erickson and all movie.com.

(A-302) Directed by James Hogan...(1937).........$9.98 plus shipping and handling

 

BULLDOG DRUMMOND COMES BACK
Starring John Howard as Bulldog Drummond and John Barrymore as Inspector Neilson of Scotland Yard. With Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny, E.E. Clive, J. Carrol Naish, John Sutton and Helen Freeman.
In the second of Paramount's "Bulldog Drummond" thrillers, Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond is finally about to marry longtime fiancée Phyllis Clavering when the girl is kidnapped. The hijackers, Mikhail Valdin, played by J. Carroll Naish, and his sister, Erena Soldanis, are wanted for the murder of an American millionaire, and Scotland Yard Inspector Neilson, played by John Barrymore, warns Bulldog that he may be next. But the intrepid hero pays no heed and is soon off on a dangerous journey that culminates at the Mere, a supposed haunted house. Bulldog Drummond Comes Back was based on H.C. "Sapper" McNeile's 1928 novel The Female of the Species, who, an opening credit warns, is "more deadly than the male." Portions of this description courtesy of Hal Erickson and all movie.com.
(A-303)
Directed by Louis King...(1937) 64 minutes.. ....$9.98 plus shipping and handling

 

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S REVENGE
Starring John Howard as Bulldog Drummond and John Barrymore as Inspector Neilson of Scotland Yard. With Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny, E.E. Clive, Nydia Westman, Lucien Littlefield, John Sutton.
In the fourth of Paramount's "Bulldog Drummond" action-thrillers, the intrepid adventurer makes the grizzly discovery of a severed hand. Even more startling, attached to the wayward limb is a case filled with "hextonite", a new and highly explosive substance desired by the enemy in general and one Draven Nogais  in particular. With his faithful servant, Tenny, played by the ever droll E. E. Clive, fiancée Phyllis Clavering (Louise Campbell), and friend Algy Longworth (Reginald Denny) along for the ride, Captain Drummond trails the villain on board a train leaving Victoria Station for Paris. At first, the wily Nogais manages to elude his pursuers by disguising himself as a woman, but his plans to escape with the explosives are halted on the ferryboat to France. Despite the relative brevity of his role as Scotland Yard inspector Neilson, John Barrymore earned star billing in this series entry, which was based onH.C. "Sapper" McNeiles's 1932 novel The Return of Bulldog Drummond. Portions of this description courtesy of Hal Erickson and all movie.com.
(A-304)
Directed by Louis King...(1937) approx 60 minutes..$9.98 plus shipping and handling

 

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S PERIL
Starring John Howard as Bulldog Drummond and John Barrymore as Inspector Neilson of Scotland Yard. With Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny, E. E. Clive, Porter Hall, Elizabeth Patterson, Nydia Westman.
Though John Barrymore is top-billed in the credits, he actually plays Inspector Nielsen. Drummond is portrayed by John Howard and once more, he is on the verge of marrying the ever-patient Phyllis Clavering, played by Louise Campbell. And yet again, the ceremony is interrupted by a late-breaking crime. The villains this time are trying to steal synthetic diamonds. This was the 5th in Paramount's B-picture "Drummond" series.
Portions of this description courtesy of Hal Erickson and all movie.com.
(A-305)
Directed by James Hogan...(1938) approx 66 minutes..$9.98 plus shipping and handling



BULLDOG DRUMMOND IN AFRICA

Starring John Howard as Bulldog Drummond. Also starring Heather Angel, H. B. Warner, J. Carrol Naish, Reginald Denny, Anthony Quinn, E. E. Clive and Michael Brooke. On the day of Drummond's wedding, Colonel Neilson is kidnapped by enemy agents and taken to Africa. Drummond and his gang are off in the airplane to the rescue.
(A-306)
Directed by Louis King...(1938) approx 60 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling

ARREST BULLDOG DRUMMOND

Starring John Howard as Bulldog Drummond. Also starring George Zucco, Heather Angel, H. B. Warner, Reginald Denny, E. E. Clive, Jean Fenwick, Zeffie Tillbury.
(A-307)
Directed by James Hogan...(1937) approx 60 minutes... $9.98 plus shipping and handling

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S SECRET POLICE

Starring John Howard as Bulldog Drummond. Also starring Leo G. Carrol, Heather Angel, H. B. Warner, Reginald Denny, Elizabeth Patterson and E. E. Clive.
(A-308)
Directed by James Hogan...(1939) approx 56 minutes ..$9.98 plus shipping and handling

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S BRIDE

Starring John Howard as Bulldog Drummond. Also starring Heather Angel, H. B. Warner, Reginald Denny, Elizabeth Patterson, and Eduardo Cianelli.
(A-309)
Directed by James Hogan...(1939) approx 55 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling


DETECTIVES, COPS PRIVATE  EYES
from Movies & TV

FEDERAL MEN (aka Treasury Men In Action)  1954
The Chief (Walter Greaza) brings you true stories based on the files of the United States Customs and Treasury Departments. CASE OF THE SHOT IN THE DARK  A psychopathic ex-con (Charles Bronson)   terrorizes his wife while trying to make it big smuggling heroin. US Customs agents put their life on the line to stop this madman. Also starring Randy Stewart, Jay Adler, and Tom McKee.  CASE OF DEADLY DILEMMA An undercover Secret Service agent (Charles Bronson)  joins the gangster underworld to uncover a counterfeiting ring.  His position is threatened when he is given a contract to “rub out” a man, which of course he cannot do!  Also starring Lewis Charles and Ralph Moody.
(A-00-MC241) ....................55 minutes total ....................  $19.95 plus S & H


HOLLYWOOD OFFBEAT (STEVE RANDALL)  1952
Melvyn Douglas stars as the suave private eye Steve Randall, a wrongfully disbarred lawyer, who seeks to clear his name to practice law again. THE INHERITORS  A will written on a piece of a woman’s slip and a fortune in cash lead to murder.  THE WITNESS   When Randall finds the man he is looking for dead, he explores the night club underworld to find the killer.
(A-00-MC202) ....................55 minutes total  ....................$19.95 plus S & H

RACKET SQUAD  1951
Reed Hadley plays Capt. John Braddock, your host in this crime series that tells of rackets...the confidence game.  You will see the people who will “slap your back with one hand, and pick your pocket with the other. LONG SHOT with original Pall Mall cigarette commercials.  A Truck Driver’s mom buys an Irish Sweepstakes ticket that wins, but she doesn’t know it’s bogus, and the crooks want it back. Look for Bob Rockwell (Mr. Boynton in Our Miss Brooks) and Noel Neil (Lois Lane in Superman) in this episode.  TWO FOR ONE  A normally honest businessman (John Eldredge) close to bankruptcy tries for easy money when he is offered $20,000 in counterfeit money for $10,000 in legitimate currency.
(A-00-MC237) ....................55 minutes total ....................  $19.95 plus S & H



RACKET SQUAD   VOL. #2 1951
Reed Hadley plays Capt. John Braddock, your host in this crime series that tells of rackets...the confidence game.  You will see the people who will “slap your back with one hand, and pick your pocket with the other.  HOME WRECKERS  Lawyer impersonator and his assistant (Joi Lansing) take advantage of estranged couples by encouraging divorce and charging exorbitant fees.  STRICTLY LEGAL.   A likable salesman sells elaborate patios and home improvements to unsuspecting homeowners, with the ultimate goal obtaining their property through foreclosure.
(A-00-MC238) ....................55 minutes total ....................  $19.95 plus S & H


Sherlock Holmes Collection

There have been so many versions of the legendary detective that it would not be possible to list all available but here are a few from TV and the Movies

The Woman in Green

Basil Rathbone was considered the definitive portrayer of Sherlock Holmes at least until the 1980's when Jeremy Brett assumed that title. This vintage classic shows Rathbone at his peak period portraying the immortal sleuth. A series of murders in London occur with the victim's forefinger amputated following death. Sherlock Holmes investigates a female hypnotist involved with the master criminal Professor Moriarty. Holmes allows himself to be drawn into the intrigue in order to infiltrate the sinister gang of murderers.
(A-310)
B & W..........approximately 68 minutes....$9.98 plus shipping and handling

Dressed To Kill

Holmes and Watson are on the trail of three smuggled music boxes that contain the clue to a stolen printing plate for the Bank of England paper money notes. A series of robberies and murder ensue as Holmes gets closer to the gang that is also after the three music boxes. The key suspense element is the race against time by Holmes and Watson to keep the criminals from flooding the market with paper money that is indiscernible from authorized notes!
(A-150)
B & W ......approximately 75 minutes......$9.98 plus shipping and handling

Terror By Night

A group of shady characters on board a passenger train provide the setting for a master criminal named Colonel Sebastian Moran. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are also on board to solve a robbery and a murder as the train speeds into the night. This was the last of the series of Sherlock Holmes adventures filmed by Universal Studios starring Basil Rathbone and it holds up quite well with the others in the series.
(A-149) B & W ..........approximately 60 minutes....$9.98 plus shipping and handling

Sherlock Holmes Mysteries    (1954)

In 1890’s London Sherlock attempts to solve baffling criminal acts through deductive reasoning with his roommate and biographer, Dr. Watson.  Excellent series stars Ronald Howard and H. Marion Crawford.  CASE OF THE SPLIT TICKET An Irish Sweepstakes winning ticket split between three people leads to a disappearance only Holmes can solve.  CASE OF THE SLEEPING VIOLIN As her wedding day nears a beautiful young woman is terrified by a ghost at her bedside.  Is she mad?  When her husband is murdered, Holmes must unravel the mystery.
(A-00-MC126) ....................55 minutes total .................... $19.95 plus S &H



OTHER MYSTERY & THRILLERS




BLACK DRAGONS

starring Bela Lugosi (1942)
Prior to the start of World War 2, the Nazis, at the behest of Japan's Black Dragon Society, sent the noted plastic surgeon Doctor Melcher (Lugosi) to Japan to transform six Japanese men into identical likenesses of six prominent American industrial tycoons so they can undermine America's war effort. After he is sent to prison to be kept silent, Melcher escapes and sets out to kill the imposters.
(A-801)
B & W ..........approximately 62 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling

CRIME OF DR. CRESPI

This one is for laughs. Eric von Stroheim stars as a mad scientist in this "horror thriller" loosely based on an Edgar Allen Poe story. Which one is any guess! He is assisted by Dwite Frye (Dracula's "Renfield").
(A-133)
B & W................approximately 65 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling

The Death Kiss

starring Bela Lugosi
The story begins at a movie studio where the closing scene of a gangster film is in progress. The leading man is actually killed during the filming of the scene. When several other incidents occur, the police suspect sabotage. The list of suspects is a long one and when leading lady Marcia Lane is arrested for the killing, her studio writer and friend starts to investigate so as to prove her innocence.
(A-00)
B & W................approximately 72 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling


DICK TRACY VS. CUEBALL

Morgan Conway stars in this film adaptation of the famous comic strip detective. A shaved-head criminal named Cueball is to meet a ship at the harbor, go aboard, and relieve a gentleman of valuables. This turns out to be part of an insurance scam that Tracy must bust.
(A-137)
B & W ..........approximately 55 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling

DICK TRACY'S DILEMMA

Ralph Byrd portrays the famous detective in this entry into the series where Tracy faces one of his most puzzling cases. He meets up with the notorious criminal known only as "The Hook". This master criminal uses his artificial hand as a lethal weapon. Tracy must match wits against this murderous criminal and his mob
(A-138) B & W ..........approximately 62 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling


DICK TRACY  1951
This television series was the last motion picture work of Ralph Byrd, who died an untimely death August 18, 1952.  Ralph Byrd was made famous in the role of Tracy from the serials of the 1930's and 1940's, to the features for R.K.O.  Two fine episodes of this series are featured on this tape, with Tracy taking on the infamous Mole, played by Raymond Hatton.  San Catchen, Tracy's assistant, is played by Joe Devlin.  Look for Lois Collier as the gorgeous Fluff!
(A-00-MC144) ....................55 minutes total ....................  $19.95 plus S & H


FOLLOW THAT MAN (MAN AGAINST CRIME) 1953
Ralph Bellamy plays the hard boiled detective Mike Barnett, using his fists to solve crimes in this action packed  TV show. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS  Murder aboard a speeding train as Mike infiltrates a counterfeit ring. Guest stars Audrey Meadows and Jack Lord.   HITCH HEISTERS Two hitch-hiking babes rob the guys who pick them up, and the scam leads to murder!
(A-00-MC227) ....................55 minutes toal....................$19.95

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FUGITIVE ROAD

Eric von Stroheim stars in this 1934 production for Invincible Pictures. Stroheim gives a brilliant performance as a World War 1 Austrian officer that spans a range from harshness to sensitivity. From lecherousness to romantic. From wicked cutting humor to imperiousness. Although uncredited, there are obvious touches of his style as a writer and director in this small studio production.
(A-132) B & W.................approximately 65 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling


GANGBUSTERS Vol. 1  1951
Adapted from the radio program of the same name, Gangbusters tells stories based on true crime files.  Exceptional early television, with a "Still at Large" segment at the end showing wanted criminals.  This could be the start of America's Most Wanted.  BLOND TIGRESS and LAWRENCE CASE
(A-00-142) ....................55 minutes total ....................  $19.95 plus S & H


GANGBUSTERS    Vol. 2  1951
This exceptional police crime fighting series contains stories based on true crime files.  Originating as a radio series, and later brought to television, you won’t find better early TV police action.  Violent and realistic for 50’s television.   SCHAFFER AND STALEY  A pretty girl and a fairytale wedding are too good to be true when the groom double-crosses two vicious hoodlums. SCISSORS GANG  A tough gang that likes to hurt people goes on a crime spree and must be stopped at all costs.
(A-00-MC236) ....................55 minutes total ....................  $19.95 plus S & H



I AM THE LAW   1953
Talk about atmosphere! George Raft is Lieutenant George Kirby of the New York Police Department. Raft was known for his gangster roles, but in this  early 1950's television series he was a good guy. In  FATHER KILLER , you’ll never guess the killer!  SHOPLIFTING RING is where a family helps themselves! 
(A-00-MC9) ....................55 minutes total ....................  $19.95 plus S & H


JAMAICA INN

From the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, comes this gothic tale of  deception, murder, intrigue and romance. Maureen O'Hara stars as an Irish girl who comes to visit her aunt on the British coast at a tavern which has a sinister reputation. Charles Laughton portrays a flamboyant squire who turns a blind eye to the throat-cut shipwrecking criminals until the young woman convinces him to deal with the evil influences that are upon him.
(A-202)   B & W ..................approximately 100 minutes.........12.98 plus shipping and handling

THE LADY VANISHES

This thriller from Alfred Hitchcock takes place on a cross-country train trip where a kindly old lady befriends a young English couple. Suddenly the old lady disappears and the other travelers say she never existed and imply that the young lady's search is a delusional fantasy! The young man (played by Michael Redgrave) is finally convinced of the girl's story and together they uncover the mystery of kidnap, murder and spies!
(A-53) B & W ................approximately 97 minutes...............$12.98 plus shipping and handling


THE LONE WOLF   1954
Louis Hayward stars as the suave private eye Mike Lanyard traveling the world in search of adventure.  An exciting series full of atmosphere, beautiful mysterious women, and murder.  THE SAVAGE Mike visits a tropical island to help an old friend.  He encounters ancient cults, voodoo, head hunters, and freedom fighters as a revolution ensues!   AZTEC TREASURE The one arm man who finds millions in gold does not live to tell about it. Mike meets blonde bombshell Joi Lansing,   the beautiful girlfriend who holds the key to the treasure.
(A-00-MC197) ....................55 minutes total ...................... $19.95 plus S & H


MAN BEHIND THE BADGE   1955
Hosted by Charles Bickford, stories of the men and women who risk their lives to protect the people. True depictions based on official law enforcement records.  CASE OF THE BIG BREAK  A family comes across with a smart insurance investigator when they try to fake an accident in a theater. With Dick Cutting, Wally Brown, and Claire Carleton.   BLACK SHEEP  A rash of safe robberies puts two officers, specialists in “safe crackers,” on the case. You’ll never guess who it is! With Tom McKee, Russ Comway, Christopher Dark, and Francis Morris.
(A-00-MC117) ....................55 minutes total....................$19.95



MAN WHO KNEW TO MUCH (1934 version)

This is the first version of Alfred Hitchcock's tale of spies, assassination and intrigue. Peter Lorre is the leader of an international gang of ruthless killers. A vacationing English family have their holiday interrupted by the murder of a British agent who, while dying, whispers a clue to the father of the family. The killers kidnap the daughter to guarantee the father's silence. The film comes to a tense climax at Royal Albert Hall. The success of this film was not forgotten by Hitchcock who remade it 20 years later as a big screen technicolor thriller starring James Stewert and Doris Day.
(A-152) B & W ..(1934)....approximately 87 minutes ..$9.98 plus shipping and handling


Mr. and  Mrs. North 1953
Richard Denning and Barbara Britton star. The adventures of Jerry North, one time private eye turned publisher, and his beautiful wife, Pamela.  TRAINED FOR MURDER and MILLION DOLLAR COFFIN. One episode is complete with all commercials as aired in 1953
(A-00-MC84) ....................58 minutes total ....................$19.95 plus S & H


MURDER

The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, presents this early talking era thriller starring Herbert Marshall and Nora Baring. One jurist, believing the innocence of a young woman, starts to assemble the various aspects and clues of the crime.
(A-311) B & W ...............approximately 92 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling


MYSTERIOUS MR. WONG

starring Bela Lugosi
To the world at large, Mr. Wong (Lugosi) is a harmless shopkeeper in the Chinatown district. In truth, he is an evil Mandarin who will let nothing  get in his way of obtaining the twelve coins of Confucius. According to legend, these coins will allow him to rule over the Chinese province of Keelat. Wallace Ford play the detective who is on the trail of Mr. Wong.
(A-852) B & W ...............approximately 56 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling

MYSTERY THEATER:
MARK SABER OF THE HOMICIDE SQUAD  1951

Tom Conway is Mark Saber, a detective for the New York Police Department, Homicide Division.  James Burke plays Sergeant Tim Maloney.   THE LOCKED ROOM Why would a man with a new wife and everything to live for commit suicide in a locked room?  Mark Saber unwinds the complicated murder plot.   CASE OF THE HANGING HUSBAND.   A husband tells Mark Saber his wife is trying to kill him.  When the husband is found hanging in the shower, Saber is the only one who can figure out what really happened.
(A-00-MC167) ....................55 minutes total .................... $19.95 plus S & H



PARIS EXPRESS

Claude Rains stars in this well-acted, complex mystery about a man who steals a fortune and his harrowing attempts to escape via a trans-European passenger train. Herbert Lom co-stars.
(A-099) Color ..........approximately 83 minutes... ....$9.98 plus shipping and handling



Phantom Fiend

starring Ivor Novello and Elizabeth Allen in a fine retelling of Alfred Hitchcock's silent thriller,"The Lodger".
(A-839-V) B & W..................................70 minutes........................$16.95 plus S & H


THE RED HOUSE

An all-star cast featuring Edward G. Robinson, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun, Julie London and Lon McCallister highlight this suspense thriller about a farmer who holds a terrifying secret concerning a sinister old house.
(A-140) B & W ..........approximately 95 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling



SECRET AGENT

Alfred Hitchcock's murder thriller set in war torn London casts Sir John Gielgud as a spy assigned to stop a notorious German spy who bears a crucial British secret. A spectacular train crash highlights the surprise ending. Also starring Robert Young and Peter Lorre.
(A-151) B & W..(1936) ..approximately 84 minutes...$9.98 plus shipping and handling



SPITFIRE

During World War 2 at about the time of the battle for Britain, the Spitfire was the plane leading the fight against the Luftwaffe. Actor Leslie Howard directed and starred in this story of the man who invented the plane. Amid great action scenes Howard and David Niven star. Leslie Howard would give his life for the war effort not long afterward.
(A-013) B & W ....................approximately 90 minutes..9.98 plus shipping and handling



THE STRANGER

Orson Welles stars and directs this taught thriller. Following the end of World War 2, there was a concerted effort to go after the fleeing Nazis who adopted new identities in new countries. A quiet, small New England town is the setting where a government agent, played by Edward G. Robinson, enters with evidence that an escaped Nazi war criminal is living among the townspeople under an assumed identity. He is recently married and has settled in comfortably in the community. His wife has no idea he was a major war criminal! When another war criminal arrives in town, he is suddenly found dead and the curiosity of the officials begins with government agent Edward G. Robinson arriving to ask questions which makes things uncomfortable for Welles. The cat and mouse game between Robinson and Welles forms the basis for a thrilling climax. Loretta Young and Richard Long co-star.
(A-014)
B & W .................approximately 95 minutes ...$9.98 plus shipping and handling

 

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